A Nice Semi?

In anticipation of the FA Cup Semi-Final draw there were mixed feelings.

Man City probably play the most open football, so perhaps drawing them would give us the best chance of progressing.

It seemed an opportune moment to play the spuds at Wembley as they have had a torrid time there in Europe. πŸ™‚

The chavs are firing this year under Conte this season so would likely be the least attractive draw.

When the draw came out, I was pleased for selfish reasons. A day out at Wembley could easily be spoiled by supporters of both the hideous chavs or the N17 swampies. Though, of course, if we are to progress we will have to play either in the final.

The suggestion that the police would not want chavs versus spuds on London Marathon day, Sunday 23rd April, makes perfect sense, so I’d imagine that’ll be when we play.

Whether the draw gives us the best chance of reaching another final only time will tell.

What do you think?



84 Responses to A Nice Semi?

  1. Big Raddy says:

    All are difficult but MC under Guardiola offer the best opportunities for our attack, especially if Bacary S. starts

    Could be a high scoring game Our full backs have to be 100% concentrated as De Bruyne, Sterling and Sane are so good on the flanks.

  2. AmosCP says:

    I am ok with playing City in the semis. It looks easier.

  3. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks Chas…..again

    Happy with the draw. City are certainly the least offensive side to lose against, and that’s an important fall-back position. Having said that, it’s a one off game, so why not head on to the final.

    Great ad for cucumbers Erik.

  4. chas mobile says:

  5. chas mobile says:

    Love the cucumber vid

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    10:43 utterly pointless, but why not πŸ™‚

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh come on everybody!

    Yes we’re doomed, and the outlook is bleak, but that’s not entirely the point is it?

    I mean, imagine being Nicola Sturgeon. See, things could be a lot worse, so chop chop and liven up yer miserable bastards πŸ™‚

  8. fred1266 says:

    Hi Chas is it official we playing city? If yes then actually please about it since you never know which city side would show up, hopefully it the one we can beat

    This has happened be the hardest semi for a very long time

  9. Big Raddy says:

    Nice one Fred πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. fred1266 says:

    After you being sarcastic BR

  11. Shard says:

    We’re just as likely to lose against any of these teams, so I like Micky’s logic of why City. I hope it is a good football match, we play well, and the referee doesn’t end up spoiling the contest.

    The rest, I can live with.

    It’s a chance to go to the FA Cup Final. I’m excited about the occasion.

    And on the note of being excited, fred… I think the combination of the words hard(est) and semi is what BR was referring to.

  12. mickydidit89 says:


    It is 100% nailed on that was what he was referring to. Both he and Chas are disgusting πŸ™‚

  13. chas says:

    I wonder if we can read anything into this?

  14. chas says:

  15. Big Raddy says:

    4.04. If true this could be significant. WQe need new blood and perhaps we will see a shake up, Primorac out, youth team coach out.

    II would love to see us bring in proper AFC men, Overmars, DB, and above all PV4.

  16. chas says:

    Anyone fancy Leicester to get through tonight?

  17. mickydidit89 says:

    Yes. They have the away goal, and their fans will be very noisy with their clappy things

    Might watch the second half

  18. Big Raddy says:

    Hope so. We need to maintain the 4 PL clubs in CL.

  19. Big Raddy says:

    chas. Excellent read. Thank you

  20. GunnerN5 says:


    I’ve just finished reading the excellent article you posted at 5:30pm.

    Thank you for that, it’s certainly not succinct but it sums up what many people feel but don’t have the ability to express or explain so clearly.

  21. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh well, guess I’d better go and read the article

  22. mickydidit89 says:

    Phew, had to take a fresh air break. The author is not going to be someone you’d choose to sit next to at a dinner party is he πŸ™‚

  23. Big Raddy says:

    I really like this film. It is funny but above all about human idiosyncrasy. Lovely people if a little nuts.


  24. mickydidit89 says:

    Now this I want to watch but don’t have 14 mins just now. Later.

  25. GoonerB says:

    Thanks Chas. Didn’t fancy Spurs because right now I am not sure we hold any playing advantages over them, and losing to them is a tad hard to take. Chelsea seem to have adopted that style of being solid and organised and dangerous in attack particularly on a quick break. We struggle with that sort of side. City could be brilliant but will play a more open game and sacrifice some defensive solidity so you never know. In short I think this was our best draw.

  26. chas says:

    Glorious film, BR, cheers.

    I’m working, so not around much.

  27. mickydidit89 says:

    Agree Chas, it’s an excellent breakfast movie πŸ™‚

    Thanks Erik

  28. mickydidit89 says:

    Watched the last half hour of Leicester game. However desperate I am for a new striker, I’m glad we didn’t buy Vardy. Don’t like him one bit. Looks like a rodent.

  29. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Really enjoyed the Leicester game though Seville were pants – we would have beaten them.

  30. Eddie says:

    great film, thank you Raddy. What amazing lives these two people live…dream

    It was good to see Na$ri being sent off, nice one $amir πŸ™‚ Leicester doing well, good for them. Shame about Ranieri though, he made them and then was disposed off like a piece of rubbish

  31. Big Raddy says:

    Vardy got him sent off. Both unpleasant chaps and both should have got red for ungentlemanly behaviour (if there is such a thing)

  32. GunnerN5 says:

    Raddy an example of ungentlemanly conduct would be men supporting Spurs.


  33. GunnerN5 says:

    The weather forecast today is -17c and snow flurries, so far our winter has been very cold but less snow than usual but it has a nasty sting in it’s tail.


  34. Big Raddy says:

    We have clear blue skies, 7C and storm strength winds which are crap for us cyclists.

    Thinking of which ….

    LB, where are you?

  35. Eddie says:

    18 degrees and sunny in Cuffley

    GN5 – if you like warm climates you should have emigrated to Africe, South Asia, Australia or even South America

  36. GunnerN5 says:


    I really don’t mind our weather as it’s usually very predictable so we are well prepared for each season. I wrap up in a down filled parka so the cold stays on the outside. However we have to be very prepared, for instance, in my car, I have all the supplies necessary items I would need in an emergency situation.

    We moved into a condo apartment last summer so I no longer have to shovel snow from my driveway or mow grass, although I did enjoy gardening.

  37. GunnerN5 says:

    Oops that should have been for Eddie.

    I was not complaining about the weather in Canada I only mentioned it because it’s unusual to get a major winter storm in mid March.

  38. Great draw chas. I want to beat Totnumb 5-0 in the final so its on.

    To be honest, the draw was a bit like going out with a women with mad staring eyes. Phone calls at 4.00 in the morning and protestations of love displayed by paint on your car. The paint usually carries a warning, like “Love me back or your dead”, or ” This Ford Fiesta is uneconomical and is subject to the London Mayors inner City charge”

    Who ever we got or who ever any of our opponents got its an unwanted draw.

    Anyway, who cares. If we get knocked out we can console ourselves that a new BBC production of “The Women with the mad staring eyes” who we just happen to encounter on the Bounds Green Road whilst innocently helping with her fallen shopping bag will result in divorce, estranged children, kidnapping, and a suicide pact against your will, is guaranteed to be a massive hit.

  39. mickydidit89 says:


    I’m in the middle of two crazy person busy two weeks. I’m going to watch telly tonight

    City game, or my new present box set Frozen Planet. Attenborough, the Arctic and Antarctic?

    Voting stations open until 8.

  40. chas says:

    Always watch the live entertainment.
    The box set can be watched any time.
    (Like from half time if it’s shit) πŸ™‚

  41. mickydidit89 says:

    Hey Chas, my daughter tells me the next batch of Designated Survivor has arrived on whichever device it arrives on.

  42. chas says:

    Yep, I watched the next episode on Netflix a few days ago.
    I might leave it for a few months as I prefer binge watching rather than one a week.

  43. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh no, so it’s only one a week arriving is it? If so, I’ll wait for three to binge on

  44. chas says:

    Spoiler alert – the dog dies.

  45. Eddie says:

    what dog? whose dog?

  46. mickydidit89 says:

    Been so long, I don’t even remember a dog.

    God I hope Danny is ready for the weekend, although second weekend in a row, I’ll miss the game. Bloody shame it’s away, as I’ll be in town. Bummer.

  47. Eddie says:

    chas – we have one thing in common!! Well I never πŸ™‚ I don’t watch series until they are finished and then binge for a few evenings πŸ™‚

    I have just finished watching ‘The Night Of’ – very good. Excellent acting, good story, well worth watching. I am sure I have seen it before, different version, but the new one is simply too good to miss.

  48. mickydidit89 says:

    Ahhhh Eddie, woof woof.
    Film dog, not actual beast.

  49. chas says:

  50. mickydidit89 says:

    Does it have helicopters in it?

  51. chas says:

    Sorry, wrong film.

  52. Eddie says:

    David Attenborough or Shity v Monacco…I am glad I don’t have to chose, Shity for me.

  53. chas says:

    Looks like you could go to the Ems to watch, Micky.
    You could go with Eddie.


  54. chas says:

    Oooooops, sorry, wrong year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Eddie says:

    helicopters? hm………no. But the main characters are high as kites, does that help?

  56. chas says:

    Arnie don’t need no chopper.

  57. chas says:

    If City get through, it will mean they have a 2nd leg of a CL q/f to play the Tue/Weds before we meet at Wembley.

  58. mickydidit89 says:

    In that case, come on City.

    Meanwhile, the vote is 2-0 in favour of the football.

    I’m going to watch the Arctic πŸ™‚

    I’ll stay in touch

  59. Eddie says:

    can we vote again πŸ™‚

  60. chas says:

    Monaco look pants. πŸ™‚

  61. chas says:

    City have only themselves to blame – should have scored at least three in the second half.

    It was my fault, I cursed it talking about a clash with the semi.

  62. fatgingergooner says:

    Well I did say after the first leg that I thought Monaco might still go through as they score plenty of goals. City messed up big time. Playing 1 HM and 2 AM first half was suicidal. As soon as KDB switched to a deeper role second half they dominated the game. I thought Pep was a master tactician!? Oops.

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  66. Eddie says:

    poor shitty, such close call 😦 And now they can concentrate on our game 😦

  67. mickydidit89 says:


    Again, I saw last twenty mins of City game, and I think Pep looks like an absolute lunatic on the touchline.

    How many orders can you shout at grown men in one minute alone before they tell you to shut up and let them get on with their jobs.

  68. Eddie says:

    I only watched the first half πŸ™‚ thought Monacco were going to slaughter City. What did Pep do? He is unusually tall Spaniard after all, they can be animated

  69. mickydidit89 says:


    Of course I agree all tall Spaniards are animated, but just thinking about Pep, Jose, Klopp and Conte and frankly I’m exhausted.

    I really hope we don’t end up with some look at me me me over excited little celebrity as a manager

  70. Eddie says:

    ‘frankly I’m exhausted’ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ just watching them? ha ha ha

    I know what you mean, they look pathetic. In that case we either keep Wenger forever or get a German chappie Tuchel?

  71. Eddie says:

    the Boston terrier on the hoover robot is very funny πŸ™‚ Now, they are exhausting dogs, run 24×7, sometimes chasing their missing tail

    About robot hoover. I managed to get a refund for my xmas present, ie Β£300 for the window cleaning gadget. The refund was paid to my son’s card, the original payment method. Once it was cleared I asked him if I can have the Β£300 to buy a robot hoover. My misely son said ‘No, I have no money now’! Bugger!!! I should have kept that gadget πŸ™‚ I bought a robot hoover anyway and it also is rubbish. I should stick to signed Arsenal portraits

  72. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Hung over. It’s not true that you are never too old to rock n’ roll

  73. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh God Erik, embarrassing selfies? πŸ™‚

  74. Big Raddy says:

    Don’t know 😦

  75. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha, not a good sign.

    Do we care about posts anymore? I just feel that while I could chuck out a paragraph, it’d be forced, and for what end?

  76. Big Raddy says:

    Old but interesting, especially the final sentence

  77. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. Just to give us something to kick off the day with. IMO it helps to have at least 3 new posts plus a PM a week.

  78. Morning all

    We have a New Post

  79. VP of Oz says:

    Morning all. I finally caught up again. After reading the article that Chas linked/posted, it set me back another day. 32 today but a cold 23 tomorrow but back in the 30’s for the weekend.
    Is Leicester the only English club left in the CL?
    Will Bayern be more successful now that Pep has left?

    I’m getting excited for the last few weeks of the season. Its going to be a battle royale

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