I’m Mystic Megson I am, and my FA Cup 4th round predictions are framed throughout the land.
Just because I’m out of a job at the moment – bloody disgrace it is, too – doesn’t mean I don’t still know my stuffing when it comes to picking apart famous old cup competitions.
I have managed in it, you know, and without suckthumbing to relegatio (except that one time).
Now put your balls on this lot, lads! My FA Cup 4th round predictions are absolute shoeings, and I don’t say that rightly…
Friday, January 24th
What a pair of titonic tossils Friday night has in shop for us! Arsenal take on Coventry City, still teething no drought from Micky Quinn’s hat-trick for the Sly Blues in 1993.
I can see the tabletop-topping Gunners edging this one 5-0, with Nottingham Forest desplatching Preston North End 3-1 in the battle of the famous old clubs what don’t matter much no more.
Saturday, January 25th
It’s a verigatable FA Cuppapalooza! I don’t forssell too many shocks here, unless Birmingham City beating Swansea City and Bolton Wanderers beating Cardiff City could be considered shocks.
After all, Birmingham shocked Swansea out of the League Cup in a 3-1 shocker earlier this season, so I wouldn’t be shocked.
Brum to beat the Swannies 2-1, Fuggy Dreedman’s Totters to beat Ole Gunnar
Solstice Sockjar the Norwegian lad’s side 2-0.
Watford face an uphill garden if they’re to get anything at Manchester City, which they won’t – 7-0 that one, I reckon – while Liverpool’s pungent attacking threat should see them through 3-1 at Bournemouth in the timelunch offkick.
Southampton could be surprised by Yeovil Town, but they won’t be – 2-0 to Maurice Pocketbeano’s Saintlies there, with Sunderland to emerge triumphatic from their home game with Kidderminster Harriers, probably 3-1 or something like that.
Port Vale v Brighton and Hove Albion? 1-1, replay. Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday? 2-2, replay. Southend United v Hull City? 0-1 Tigers, against the runs of play.
All of which leaves Crystal Palace and Everton to sneaker narrow winnings at Wigan Athletic and Stevenage respectiffly. You can put your balls on it!
Sunday, 26th January
How’s about Sheffield United v Fulham for a potential up cupset! The Braids knocked out Aston Villa in the 3rd round and I can see them doing it again.
Er, beating a tabletop side in the FA Cup again, that is – not beating Villa again. That’s unpossible.
Finally, I’m backing Chelsea to beat Stoke City 3-0. Balls: put ’em on that!
Those were my FA Cup 4th round predictions. Enjoy the footy, lads!