Sunday, 9 March 2008

Making some Cup history

Ah well, Aberdeen didn't quite make it a win over Celtic at Pittodrie in the Scottish Cup today, and face an uphill task at Parkhead for the replay. Hibs also got dumped by Rangers. So the Old Firm are on course for the Final yet again. My wish, as always, is that others will get their moment in the limelight, as did Hearts and Gretna (facing a real survival tussle right now - good luck to them) back in 2006. Still, down south things have been looking rosy for those of us who fancy an underdog or two. The FA Cup has been dominated by 'the big four' in recent years, but with Barnsley completing a stunning double over Liverpool and now Chelsea, Portsmouth beating Manchester United and Cardiff knocking back Middlesbrough, there will be just one top division side in the Semis for the first time in a hundred years. Only League One Bristol Rovers failed to turn the prediction tables against Championship West Brom this afternoon, getting thumped 5-1. Pompey must now fancy their chances something rotten. But don't bet on us having seen the last cup shock. And 'mon Dons, in spite of your rubbish PremiumTV website, you had a good EUFA Cup run and deserve the chance to turn over the Bhoys in that replay.


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