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FA Cup: Another Premiership Opponent

Surprise surprise. The FA clearly wants a United v Chelsea final again. And clearly they wish that we negotiate our way through top-flight opposition all the time.

The path is clear. We will play Portsmouth at Old Trafford on the weekend of March 8/9. If we go through (and it's highly likely given Pompey's atrociuos record at Old Trafford) we will meet Middlesbrough in the semi-final if they beat two Championship sides at home.

Meanwhile Chelsea waltz through lower-league opponents and will await us in the final eagerly to repeat last season's victory. Very exciting, isn't it? No, I know it isn't.

Another, even more cruel scenario would be to squeeze an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea into April when we will face them in the league, will have a little meeting with Arsenal and travel to unpleasant places like Middlesbrough and Blackburn...

Wouldn't it be better to send out the U18 and go out against Pompey? And why can't we once face a lower league team if my wish of meeting Chelsea so early could not be guaranteed?




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 18 2008

Time: 1:53PM

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I agree send out your U18 side against us... Well maybe this season is our time to finally beat you at Old Trafford
imazav
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18/02/2008 14:06:00

imazav lol.
kaybee
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18/02/2008 14:40:00

Might as well play you then Barnsley in the semi's
imazav
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18/02/2008 14:43:00

United v West Brom final.
SweetLeftFoot
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18/02/2008 14:54:00

you guys are lucky not getting your a** kicked by Chelsea so early....wait till the final though!
chelseaforever
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18/02/2008 15:23:00

agree, send out the kids - they arent a patch on arsenal's kids so we could beat them :-) the gods have shined on us against ipswich, plymouth and preston they have shown their vengence on us now with a tie with united, and at old trafford no less... its gonna take a mighty fine effort to win but im not giving up hope - we'll do you, and without a replay ;-)
pompeyrug
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18/02/2008 15:23:00

chelseaforever you couldnt even kick huddersfield
rooneyisgod
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18/02/2008 15:35:00

Whatever happens we will out sign united which is always fun :)
imazav
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18/02/2008 15:58:00

you mean sing not sign i presume.
SweetLeftFoot
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18/02/2008 16:01:00

Sorry type error...
imazav
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18/02/2008 16:09:00

Boring Boring Chelsea, taken over the old Arsenal tag
cyjax
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18/02/2008 16:11:00

I'd like to see how Chelsea get humiliated at Wembley, a destroying 4-0 sounds nice to me.
Star 3000
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18/02/2008 17:55:00

cyjax - envious are we :-) we are the modern machine and we don't care what you think!
merlin
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18/02/2008 20:13:00

Zae - we're ready and waiting for yer :-)
merlin
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18/02/2008 20:15:00

i wonder if youll say that we it gets close to the day merlin
rooneyisgod
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18/02/2008 20:48:00

You still have to beat us first and that’s not definite. We will give you a good game.
imazav
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19/02/2008 12:19:00

Gutted to get you & at your place again. 3 in 6 seasons. I was so desperate to get to Wembley & watch Pompey play there, even in a semi final & all we had to do was avoid you & Chelsea in the draw. Livid. Yes we have a chance but I'd still rather have Cardiff etc.
storagematt
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19/02/2008 13:15:00

no surprises here... we will probably beat pompey as we always do at old trafford... and get ready for another stinkfest of a cup final against chelsea
Vidicinho
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19/02/2008 18:41:00

Semi final at wembley would have done me too. Any way we are not out yet. Play up Pompey
plymouth graham
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19/02/2008 23:21:00

 

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