Captivated by the Cup
Still down in the dumps about the Addicks at the moment. I was just debating with myself whether to set my alarm for 11am tomorrow and wake up after the whole thing has been done and dusted. Not sure I can bear another 2 hours trying to follow it from here on planet America. This whole lack of coverage thing is getting old very quickly, and I think it is even worse when we are losing.
My son is however going to tomorrow's game and will pick the Chicago Addick's
winner of a bottle of fizzy pop. My only hope is it's not a member of the opposition as was Tuesday! He is very excited about the game, particularly as his favourite player Moo2Kil is down to start. So he has kind of drawn me back into the game.
The other thing is that he is captivated by the Cup. Maybe computer games have something to do with it. But the one-off game, the draw, the next round, Wembley - these are all things that delight him, and I don't know how other kids are, but it is kind of comforting that he is like that because it appears that most fans aren't captivated by the FA Cup at all.
I think we would do well to consider tomorrow as a one-off game. A win is important but not vital in the same way as it is next week. I'm hoping to see a freshened up line up tomorrow to include Moo2Kil, Youga, Racon, Varney and McLeod plus Dickson and Arter at some stage.
The FA Cup 3rd Round was always a great day in the football calendar, lets hope my son still feels that way tomorrow night.