I would like to make a little prediction for what is going to happen.
About a week before the game a high profile player, say......Martin Laursen will come out on the Official Site saying something like 'We know how much the cup games mean to the fans, and we would love to win the FA Cup this season'.
Maybe the day before a lesser profile star say.........Nigel Reo-Coker will be on the site saying 'Winning the FA Cup is a way of qualifying for Europe and that is something we hope to achieve this season'.
At the game, it will emerge that Martin Laursen is being rested along with 5 of our other top players.
Martin O'Neill will explain prior to the game, how seriously we take this competition.
Villa's starting 11 will look like this:- Guzan, Reo-Coker, Shorey, Knight, Cuellar, Gardner, Salifou, Sidwell (one first teamer will start), Osbourne, Delfouneso and Harewood.
We will then proceed to concede a goal before half time. MON will not making any changes until the 70th minute, when Barry, A.Young and Gabby will all come on, but with little time to make any impact we will lose 1-0. Crashing out of a cup (AGAIN) to a lower league side.
Fans will make excuses for MON, and no will be allowed to question it.
Hopefully I am wrong, but i just cant get exited about the cup games like I used to.
Still hopeful we will finish 4th and i will forgive MON for everything if that`s the case.
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