If it's romance you want from the FA Cup then this last weekend was for you.
I'm not sure who I'm more pleased for! Steve Brice deserves his day out at Wembley.
He's been beaten black and blue at different times during his managerial career but he's a survivor. He's also a good operator.
I wonder why he's never had a mention when the really big jobs have come up? Perhaps he shouldn't have fallen out with Fergie?
What a turnaround in Nigel Clough's fortunes as well. I don't know what he's done at Sheff Utd, but whatever it is, it's working. Good luck to him - and The Blades.
Uwe Rosler is destined for great things. Perhaps yesterday was his 'interview' for the City job!
When they go looking to replace Pellegrini he should be right at the top of the short list.
And Arsene Wenger can only be delighted. Not least because his club are thro, but because this HAS to be his best chance in recent seasons of winning a trophy
I'm gutted for Chris Powell. But he's got other more important things on his mind.
So too Gus Poyet, whose had his day in the sunshine this season and Roberto Martinez will be back with Everton. No doubt.
As for City - well you know my feelings on what's happened there.
There's still a chance they could win 3 trophies this season. Despite being 2 down to Barca they're not out of the tie.
And they SHOULD win the title. But I don't think they will.
For me, City got it wrong last season bowing to 'player power' and sacking Mancini.
They should've backed the Manager and got rid of the Dzeko's of this world, who like one or two of his mates, 'downed tools' to see Mancini off.
They didn't like his style. They didn't like his demands to keep them competitive - live on the edge.
Be like Utd were - hungry. They wanted a quiet life and felt success would come whatever. We'll see......