Sunday, January 9, 2011
United play Liverpool tonight in the 3rd (yes, that was not a typo) round of the F.A. Cup. Of all the teams that we could have possibly drawn for this game, not only did we get a Premier League team, but we also managed to get a decent team. Here's hoping for a good match tonight.
Chasing the Cup:
I'm starting to think that this segment is pointless in knockout games - ya win, ya move on.
In one word, Liverpool's season has been balls. They've gone L-D-L-W-L in their last five and it hasn't looked good for them at any point in the season, at least in relation to how they usually fare in the League. They've also just sacked Roy Hodgson and replaced him with Liverpool legend, Kenny Dalglish. In my eyes, this could work one of two ways. Either they continue sucking, cause that's all they've done this season. Or they're jumpstarted and put up a good fight tonight. I think it'll be the former.
Players to Look Out For:
Fernando Torres is your man to mark tonight. He's tall, strong, quick, and can finish well. Sounds like the perfect striker right? Well that's cause he's pretty damn close to it. Lucky for us, he hasn't quite hit the form he's capable of this season and his teammates aren't exactly backing him up in the goalscoring department. Nevertheless, stick Vida or Rio on him and we're all good.
Also, look out for a big game from Rooney tonight. He's been full of energy recently and I think he'll bag at least a goal tonight. Although he is technically doubtful for the game, this is the man who came back on the field with an injured ankle against West Brom when there were no subs left. This is a childhood supporter of Everton, Liverpool's Merseyside rivals. You can bet your ass he'll play a part tonight.
On the Home Front:
Physioroom has O'Shea, Valencia, Scholes out injured, but mysteriously no Hargreaves. Hopefully they haven't jsut forgotten about him, cause that's a low blow. Everyone else should be good to go.
Also, let's not forget that Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat-trick against Liverpool earlier this season. More heroics please Berba?
1. A mix of youth and experience for tonight, as is the norm for cup games? Or will we go all for it against a Liverpool side potentially invigorated by King Kenny's return?
2. Chicharito, will he play? He's done well when called upon, but Rooney might oust him from the starting XI.
United to win by at least two goals after a dominating performance. Rooney to bag at least a goal and Liverpool fans to go home and listen to the saddest song in the world.
I wanna go crazy.