Good news is that QPR are interested in signing Wayne Bridge! Please let their rich owners fund that deal and remove any possibility that Arsene Wenger will sign him, we don’t need him and we don’t want him. The only downside to that story now is that Neil Warnock has been sacked so the incoming manager may think differently!
We have Miquel and Coquelin who are fitter, faster and a far better option than that old man!
Talking of old men, tonight is no doubt going to be all about one man but at least that one man is a few years younger than the two old Manc men on display yesterday and no doubt he’ll give a lot more than they did.
It will be an emotional for Thierry Henry, we all know that but we can’t make tonight’s match all about him, this is about getting through to the next round of this competition, a competition which we could win if we don’t muck it up.
Personally I think the best thing would be to start the old boy, get it over and done with and get on with the task in hand, no faffing around and no replays thank you!
Not much point in talking stats etc, what’s the point? This is just a one-off and Leeds will be chomping at the bit, especially knowing that our main goal scorer, in fact nearly our only goal scorer, is away in warmer climates.
Grayson will have done his homework, he’ll know we can’t score for toffee these days and I doubt if any of his defence are quaking in their boots at the thought of marking an ‘out of form’ Chamakh!
However, he will know all about Henry, likewise Alex Chamberlain and we should start them both in my mere humble opinion!
Wenger has confirmed he will field a strong side, why wouldn’t he? It’s the FA Cup, a competition most fans love, all the way to Wembley!
Gervinho is almost certain to miss the match as he heads out to the ACON but Chamakh remains behind so he should feature.
At the back we have Djourou missing due to suspension, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Santos and Gibbs all out through injury, so no doubt Coquelin will continue at left back. Hopefully Kos and Merts will play central defence and Miquel will play on the right.
The down side, we should expect to see Almunia in goal unless Fabianski has recovered from the scratch on his knee!!
In midfield, who knows but it better be our strongest.
Anyway, my thought is that we may see a surprise on the bench and that is Bacary Sagna, he’s been training now for a couple of weeks and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him tonight. Maybe even a ten minute cameo at the end..
Now that would lift the spirits wouldn’t it?
Have a good day all, win tonight and it’s another home fixture against Aston Villa in the next round….