F.A. cup draw and our hopes on silverware

English FA Cup quarter-final draw


Feb 15 (Reuters) – English FA Cup quarter-final draw (II denotes Championship (second division) sides).

Blackburn Rovers or Coventry City (II) v Chelsea Swansea City (II) or Fulham v Manchester United

Cardiff City (II) / Arsenal or Burnley (II) v Sheffield United (II) or Hull City

Everton v West Ham United or Middlesbrough * matches to be played on March 7/8

Now being realistic on our overall season and performances, it’s clear that the F.A. Cup is our closest hope on taking silverware this season, with the signing of Andrei Arshavin and most of our injured players such as Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott and Eduardo (who was benched against Tottenham) coming back we stand a solid chance of taking the cup this season.

I hate to break it to everyone but there is no chance we will compete in the league now, we will be battling out for fourth position and focus on qualifying for next seasons Champions League and to think we stand a chance in the years CL would be expecting to much with the current form of the squad, although i do look on the players to do well if they change and set there minds to it, but looking at the team this minute our game has become complete shambles.

Looking at todays draw we have the chance to make the semi’s fairly easy having Cardiff and Burnley at home (which we should win) and then playing Sheffield United in the Quarter final.

So our next three games (Meaning if we qualify)

Cardiff (home)

Burnley (home)

Sheffield United or Hull City (home)

Now looking at those fixtures we can have high hope to go on and battle out all the way through the cup, by then we should have all our players back including the likes of Tomas Rosicky as he’s said to now be back in training and return in 6 weeks. Arsene Wenger will have to take this seriously and snap out of his dream world if he wants to see us acheive something this year.

Come on Arsene, Sort it ous and make us happy! Join us at the forum over at: Goonerforum

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