This is another cup we have a chance to do well in. Our early season failings in the Carling cup should spur this side on to progress at least to the latter stages of the FA cup. Mark Hughes managed to get Blackburn to a Semi-final in the Fa cup, hopefully he can at least repeat that performance this year, if not better it.
i expect a strong team as Hughes knows that he has to ingrain the winning mentality into his side.
“I have always felt that cup runs help your league form. Doing well in a cup competition gives you a boost going into a league game, you’ll be confident so for me it’s not a hindrance,”
The likes of Evans, Onouha, Benjani and possibly Ireland are set to miss out on tomorrow cup bout. But otherwise, we should see sturridge feature, perhaps with big felipe caicedo upfront.
* A bit of interesting rumours has surfaced on Bluemoon from a poster in the UAE. He is apparently well linked with powers that be in the region and has lots of information on club business. Believe him or not, doesn't matter to me, he has made some interesting statements.
* we have rejected offers for garrido, and a loan deal for sturridge.
* we are in contact with Kaka and his father whilst he is in the region.
Read his posts to find out more, but it's compelling stuff.