Monday, February 20, 2006

Liverpools Lucky Draw

Liverpool have drawn Birmingham in the quarter finals of the FA cup. At initial glance that seemed like a good draw when you consider Chelsea, Newcastle, Charlton, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Bolton and West Ham are all still in the competition and are ahead of Birmingham in the Premership today.

However to add a little spice to the tie it should be noted that
Rafael Benitez's Liverpool side have not beaten Birmingham in four attempts since the Spaniard arrived at Anfield in 2004.

But since Liverpool had not beaten Manchester United in the FA Cup for 85 years prior to Saturdays victory this should be a good time to break such silly records.

The draw for the quarter finals is:
Charlton v Middlesbrough

Aston Villa or Manchester City v Bolton or West Ham

Chelsea v Newcastle United

Birmingham v Liverpool

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