Ahead of tonight’s FA Cup replay against Birmingham City, Kevin Ball from the excellent blog Joys and Sorrows has given his thoughts on the game.
Mowing Meadows: What did you make of the first game?
Joys and Sorrows: I thought we defended absolutely brilliantly. The players all gave 100%. I actually think we were unfortunate not to win – but I was happy with a replay. Chelsea seemed like they were thinking about what they were going to be doing later rather than playing the game. All seemed rather odd to be honest.
MM: How do you think this game will be different?
JaS: I am furious that AVB has gone, I think that Chelsea will be up for it and I expect a tonking. We’ve had a bit of a wobble too which doesn’t help.
MM: What do you make of the decision to sack him?
JaS: VERY irritating, I was hoping that his last game would be against us!
MM: Do you think getting to play at home now gives you an advantage?
JaS: Not sure. I guess if the fans get going it could help. The first 15 minutes are critical for me. If we are level or ahead, then maybe…
MM: Which Chelsea players are you most wary of?
JaS: Please add a link here to your squad! I mean – what do I need to say. You have a side full of internationals, top one at that. Your 3rd side would walk the Championship.
MM: Would you swap that League Cup to still be in the Premier League?
JaS: Absolutely NOT, NO, NEVER! That was the best day of my 30+ years of supporting the real Blues. I’ll never forget it.
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