Nowadays, under Sparky (or as he’s now known ‘Mark Hughes’), tonight’s opponents can be weaselly distinguished, by their stokally different playing style, or something. I didn’t really think that opening sentence through. I imagine they’re still the same: Crouch with the occasional bit of magic and less occasional attempt at an overhead kick when it’s easier to head it. Etherington having a decent-ish game for Match of the Day to talk about once a season. Walters missing penalties. Adam (or Adams as some like to call him) trying to be a hero*. I’m bored.
I’d really like to see Danny continue up-front after his couple of goals at the weekend, but David Tinkerlots of Tinkertown will no doubt feel the need/compulsion to rotate. Don’t get me wrong I appreciate the necessity to rotate and all that, but not when your form is as consistent as an inconsistent thing from inconsitentville, population Man U.
I’d like to not see Fletch rushed back, though again can see the case for doing so, what with our midfield as it isn’t. Bored again.
Wouldn’t it to be great to add the League Cup to the Charity Shield?!
Prediction: 1-1 aet (Us to win on kicks from the penalty spot). Danny with his customary two. Walters to be the misser.