A tepid prediction for the Everton-Wigan encounter while Manchester United, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers are tipped to progress. In the Premier League the likes of QPR, Newcastle United, and Tottenham may have reason to celebrate while Reading, Aston Villa, Norwich, Southampton, West Brom and Swansea may have to settle for a point a piece.
With last Tuesday night’s unforgettable European tie between Manchester Utd and Real Madrid now consigned to history books, prior to kick off it was completely unfathomable as to just what kind of theatre would lie ahead, but apart from Manchester United fans, anyone else who watched the game cannot have gone home or turned off their TV sets that night feeling un-enthralled.
Aston Villa, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all now know who they will face in the final eight of the competition.
The FA cup has decimated the fixture list, meaning it could be a struggle to field eleven players this weekend. However there are some fine matches scheduled, and two of the most in form players in the league face off.
Andrei Arshavin was part of the Zenit St Petersburg side that won the UEFA Cup in 2008. On their way to victory they dispatched of Bayern in the semi-final but why is this a false omen?
Barnsley take on Manchester City in the FA Cup this weekend hoping to emulate the form of their 2008 team. Where are those famous giant-killers now?
Tope Obadeyi decided to join Rio Ave last summer and is now playing alongside Manchester United youngster Bebe as the side chase European football.
The Icelandic midfielder has produced his best form for Tottenham Hotspur in the past few weeks, responding superbly to the challenge that faced him at the end of the transfer window.
For decades, Goldman Sachs has named a new class of managing directors every year. Now it is switching to every other year. What does this tell us about the future of Wall Street?
This week, Barry Dean talks to Theo Walcott, Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. Look out for the Special One’s admission about his next club...