FA Cup Semi Final Draw
I will admit that this is a tough result to take. Sunderland currently sit at the top of the Championship and are having a fantastic season under Mick McCarthy. They brought the game to us and I made the fatal error of underestimating them; although, I had decided to play my strongest side but by the time it had got to extra time my players were knackered, especially the defenders. This game, that we should have won, has highlighted the need for me to spend the money on adding depth to what is already a pretty solid defence. My main three centre backs (Boyata, Wilson and Wallace) are still fairly young so the huge number of games that are playing is doing their experience and attributes some good but they are knackered and look like they have had enough for this season. Unfortunately there are still a few games to play and we need to make sure that we win every single one if we want to come away from this tough season with some silverware.
Champions League Quarter Final Draw
Manchester United vs Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United
So it turns out that penalty shoot outs are not our forte. For a team like Huddersfield Town to have even made it into the Champions League is an achievement in itself. When you then add on the fact we progressed from a group that included FC Barcelona and we dismissed FC Schalke 04 and pushed Manchester United to a penalty shoot out, I say we did damn good. The club has really reaped the rewards from being in the tournament in terms of revenue (we have made a profit every month this season) and that the players have gained invaluable experience. Our exit from the competition will allow us to focus on the only competition remaining which is the Barclays Premier League. We are tangled in a two horse race for the championship; it is between ourselves and my beloved Liverpool FC. There is not many games remaining so we need all the points we can get.