Weblog: The football punter
Wigan can only pray for another lucky break
I expect it's going to be a funny old day for Wigan's Ben Watson on Sunday.
He'll be like loads of us, parked on his sofa watching his goal in last season's FA Cup final which will probably be repeated at least five times during ITV's coverage of the repeat against Manchester City.
Unlike loads of us, he'll be trying to balance the tray holding his Sunday roast with a broken leg while watching the action.
Perhaps we might hear the story of how Latics chairman Dave Whelan broke his leg in the cup final.
I'm not sure everyone has heard it. I'd hate anybody to miss it.
The thing about Watson and Wigan is that their shock victory over City in last year's final is probably as good as it will ever get.
Now, don't get me wrong. Watson's a decent footballer, but it is his destiny to become a football quiz answer, battling it out with Pickles the dog and 'the ribbons of the team that doesn't win.'
Fair play to him, I say. He's done his bit.
But it looks a massive task for Wigan to get anything at the Etihad and I'm backing Yaya Toure to get on the scoresheet.
They may have a big night in Barcelona coming up and will be encouraged by the fact Barca lost at Valladolid on Saturday.
But Manuel Pellegrini is likely to get stuck in with his best team and expect his top midfielder to be at the heart of the action.
This is a team who should write their own history.