From James Reiff :
The FA Cup wins were fine achievements that gave us fans a dose of what we want, pride in our team and a day of glory.
No-one thinks it deserves more or less recognition than that. Why can’t you simply say that?
We beat some very good teams, some decent teams and some rubbish teams, such is the random (more so than the World Cup) nature of the FA Cup. I’ve listed them below….
Final Hull City
Semi Wigan Athletic
4th Coventry City
3rd Tottenham Hotspur
Final Aston Villa
Quarter Manchester United
4th Brighton & Hove Albion
3rd Hull City
Semi Manchester City
Quarter Lincoln City
5th Sutton United
3rd Preston North End
Let the Arsene thing go, Myles. He was as great as he was flawed, he achieved much, managed well and failed significantly. He has intelligence as large as his ego.
Why? Because he is human!!! At least he has the intelligence to match his ego, there are those in positions of influence/power in the world with egos that far outweigh their intelligence.
The fixtures are published today.
I’m very keen to see Unai Emery’s first 10 away games. Expect his new Arsenal to win more away games than Wenger did last season.
For a comment on the fixtures, check back here at 11 a.m.