Weblog: The football punter
No great expectations of a Whaddon Road shock
SO the FA Cup fourth-round draw failed to throw up anything that really captured the imagination and we can all look forward to the top teams dominating this year's competition once again.
If Arsenal see off the Swans at the Emirates and United beat the Hammers at Old Trafford in their replays, all the big sides look as though they have an easy passage into the fifth round.
And while I'm on the topic of United, that pass from Giggsy to set up RVP's equaliser at the death was just majestic wasn't it?
It reminded me of Frank de Boer picking out Dennis Bergkamp at the 1998 World Cup, much in the same way as Luis Suarez's winner at Mansfield yesterday rolled back the years to Diego Maradona's first against England in 1986.
Anyway, back to the FA Cup and it looks like City could have the toughest task.
I'm sure Roberto Mancini won't be looking forward to a potential tie at Stoke or high-flying Crystal Palace but at least they're safely through.
Everton are the only top-flight team still to play in the third round and it has all the makings of a cracker when they visit Cheltenham.
I'm sure David Moyes will want to avoid an upset after watching Cardiff and Wolves drop out to Non-League opposition already.
Most punters head to Cheltenham to pick out some big-price winners in the festival but we've already had enough underdog winners in the football for one weekend.
Even at 8-1 I wouldn't touch the Robins even though they're going well in League Two and I expect Everton to win rather more comfortably than their city neighbours Liverpool did at Mansfield.