F.A Cup Semi Final Draw
The draw for a F.A Cup Semi Final was made today and with four teams in the hat it was most interesting so lets review who will be playing at Wembley on ITV.
First up is the only Championship side left int he competition Watford against Newcastle United. Watford who are in the process of losing there manager to Aston Villa got here by beating Wolves on Penalties in a replay. There talisman Troy Deeney is the guy they have to look to for the goals but there has never been a better time to take on a team like Newcastle.
They are in awful form and currently are surviving in the Premier League by the skin of there teeth, however there best form has come in the Cup this season and have relied of Papiss Cisse to get the goals when needed this term. We interviewed both managers after the draw.
I am very happy with how far I have took Watford and no matter who is in charge come match day I will be cheering them on because they are such a good side and deserve to go into the Premier League. Aslong as Troy and Wilfried is fit we will give them a good games
said manager Guiseppe Sannino.
Sannino speaks out about the draw, hinting he will not be around for the match
We are in the Semi Final and avoided the two big teams but this is a going to be an amazing chance to get to the final of the biggest cup in the world and I will be the man to lead Newcastle out at Wembley, hopefully against my old club
said David Moyes.
This is going to be an interesting match because Watford have shown a lot of steel this season but we still think that Newcastle have the upper hand.
Prediction: 3-1 Newcastle
The match of the round now for the second Semi Final and it is the Liverpool against Manchester United match-up and Rodgers against his old club, with a possible treble up for grabs with his current club.
Guus Hiddink has got this club moving lately in Liverpool, they are the team behind United who are in the best form. Suarez and Gerrard have been scoring for fun this term, they just keep chipping away and annoying opposition into submitting. For there fans, this will be a huge match with not many liking Rodgers for him leaving to go to there rivals and Hiddink revealed it is all to play for.
Suarez and Gerrard are key for Liverpool, if they are to defeat in form United
This is possibly the closest match in Europe at the moment in terms of form. We have world class players and United have players who are becoming world class. In a way Naismith not being called up to the Scottish squad is a blessing for United and a pain in the backside for Liverpool because this lad is flying at the moment but we will do everything we can to defeat them
said Hiddink after the draw.
United, I am sure would have loved Watford or Newcastle but they have not got them and Brendan Rodgers expects a vibrant atmosphere in a match that could go any way.
I think we are going to have a close, tight, cagey match up if I am being honest. We have top class players, they have top class players and I hope we get given a top class referee like Howard Webb or Mike Dean. Aslong as Andre Marriner is kept away I will be happy.
This match is going to be so tight it is hard to call so this is the prediction.
Prediction: Penalty win for Man Utd after a 1-1 draw
Thanks again to Arsenal_Rulez for the graphics and to Fzem for helping him with them. It is mega appreciated!