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United Draw City in FA Cup

My, oh my!

Did anyone see that one coming?

In the draw at Wembley this afternoon, we were drawn out of the famous velvet bag to play Manchester City in the FA Cup 3rd round.

The tie will take place on the weekend of the 7th/8th January and will take place at City`s ground!



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The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 4 2011

Time: 2:57PM

Your Comments

Oh dear. You really aren't going to win ANYTHING this season are you? PMSL!
fifthcolumnblue
That's alright, the youngster will get a good run out whilst City play their 2nd string squad.... which costs well over 100 mil :P
TheFamousNo7
Taggart will not play your youngsters against us, I can tell you that right now. Not that it will make much difference to the result. The smell of fear at Stretford Redsox is overpowering at the moment.
fifthcolumnblue
Fear? The 6-1 was a one off mate, in the same respect the Arsenal 8-2 was. Having beat you 3-2 already this season and the only team in the league to of actually beat you this season I'm looking forward to a bit of payback. Granted about the squad Fergie will most probably field, though if I had it my way I would field the youngsters, give 'em the opportunity to show what they can do the senior side will be getting plent of action in Europe and the league.
TheFamousNo7
You really cling to that CS game don't you mate. Ignoring the fact that City obviously didn't take that game as seriously as U*d did.
Bluedub
Another thing, this talk of fielding youngsters really gets on my tits. It's no wonder the cup has lost it's glory when even fans treat it with the same lack of respect that some clubs do.
Bluedub
He's right of course, the 6-1 was a one-off. A fairer scoreline would have been 4-0. And i suspect that will be the scoreline in the FA Cup at ours. Your squad is pathetic at the moment, everyt red I've spoken to is deeply worried, and all you can do is scrape 1-0 wins at the moment. I don't buy into this "Oh we'll be stronger in the 2nd half of the season" guff that everyone keeps spouting - yes, it's happened in the past, but that was when you actually had a decent squad - and those days are in the past. Even January won't save you, as you won't be able to get anyone in in time to make a difference. So don't pretend you're confident, because you aren't.
fifthcolumnblue
You argue amongst yourselves and we'll just mop up :-)
merlin
The only thing you should be concerned about mopping up Merlin is the leaks in Chelsea's defence.
Bluedub
I'm sure we'll meet you in the later rounds anyway merlin!
fifthcolumnblue
B0ll0x Bluedub! You lost so you didn't take it seriously, pathetic excuse. Whilst it was hyped to be a friendly the game itself was far from it and I'm certain that if the shoe was on the other foot you would be telling me the same thing. fcb how can you can say a squad that won the Premier League and reached the final of the Champions League and has only improved since is pathetic is beyond me. We lack quality in the central midfield that is it, don't fool yourself into thinking the squad is weak. As for the January pick up of form we'll have to wait and see mate but as far as I'm concerned the pick up of form has never been anything to do with the squad and it's strength but Fergie himself. As for how confident I am, well think what you want mate but I'm relishing the match, I'm sure the players, coaches and management will want to make a real statement.
TheFamousNo7
Think Utd are due a win againast City.
Sajit
Due a win Sajit? Didn't they win that challenge match at the start of the season, the one that TF7 can't accept that City treated like just another pre season friendly. As for improving the squad, arguable, you lost numerous years of experience from your squad losing Ratboy, the Ginja Ninja and VDS and sold more in Brown and O Shea.
Bluedub
Your squad has IMPROVED? Wow, carry on improving then Famous.
fifthcolumnblue
We lost one first-team player in Van Der Sar and replaced him with De Gea, who after an edgy start has really settled and been one of the main reasons why we've got 33 points. We've got Young wide left when previously all we had was Nani who was inconsistent in that position. Scholes for the talent he is began to die off in the season and struggled to maintain a place in the starting line-up and since his departure we've got a younger and fresher Cleverley. O'Shea was a squad player whilst Brown was back-up and we've got Phil Jones one of Englands brightest prospects who is already better than both O'Shea and Brown. The strike force has been bolstered with the return of Welbeck. Evidence that the squad has improved lies in the fact that this is our best start to the season we've had in a long time and if we have our usual pick up of form in January then we will be pushing you and possibly overtaking you.
TheFamousNo7
I've no doubt you'll push us all the way. In fact before the season started I said U*d would win it, but now I'm not so sure. As for the pick up in form, this is where the experience you previously had in your squad stood to you, the veterans in the squad were the driving force behind your strong finishes. Whether these youngsters have the same bottle remains to be seen.
Bluedub
I'm sure you'll be there or there abouts come the end of the season Famous, but I'd be looking over your shoulder at Tottenham if I were you. The way you keep scraping the 1-0 wins is in one way a credit to your manager, but it would also point to a serious deficiency in your squad, and not just in midfield.
fifthcolumnblue
City have have Won nothing yet this season and mostly the team have no real experience of winning major Trophies the FA cup is a side order and the main course is the Title they will slip eventually and will their lead be enough? experience at the business end of the season will be paramount .When the blip eventually comes the blue moon will be eclipsed .
nickster
Silva - World cup De Jong World cup runner-up. yaya Champions League winner. Kolo premier league winner. Clichy & Nasri Cl semi finalists. Dzeko Bundesliga winner. Balotelli Scudetto and Coppa Italia winner. Hargreaves Champions League winner. No, we haven't won anything yet, but I'd rate our chances as being significantly higher than the collection of promising but callow youths, injury prone has-beens and not-quite top level players that the rags have. As I said, I'm more worried about Tottenham than I am about the rags. The Glazers have put your team into a slow downward spiral, long may it continue.
fifthcolumnblue
how many league titles have the team won apart from Kolo a big fat Zero and Kolo the drug cheat is not a even regular . I dont have to list the past UTDs 5 years experience of Trophies .that when it gets down to the nitty griity will blow city away and City they will be fighting off Spurs and the rest for 4th spotor Europa League
nickster
League titles? Off the top of my head we have Kompany, Clichy, De Jong, Yaya, Balotelli, Hargreaves, Dzeko. You're starting to sound like TF7 now Nicky.
Bluedub
Smalling, Young, Jones, DeGea, Welbeck, Cleverly - The entire spine of your team for the next several seasons has won nowt, so what exactly is your point anyway? Turdinand, Berbaflop, Giggs, Diouf, macheda, Owen, Evra and possibly even Vidic are mere bit-part players now, with many of them likely to be sold on sooner rather than later. Nani, Valencia, Rooney, Anderson and the Da Silvas are all either prone to long slumps in form or frequent injuries, so they won't be of much use either. Mancini has quite a few Scudettos, several Coppa Italias and an FA Cup in his first full season in charge at City, so when it boils right down to it, we've the advantage in terms of our squad, whereas managerially I'd say things are about even. In terms of saleable assets and money available to invest we definitely win hands down, so don't go getting your hopes up.
fifthcolumnblue
Hey guys your missing the point but your passion for your club is quite impressive and the length of the replies means we have touched a few raw nerves especially City having won nowt for decades .My point is your team does not have the experience of winning the premier league which counts for alot later in the season is that too hard to fathom ,and a majority of Utd have medals to spare
nickster
 

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