Following the resumption of the Premier League, this weekend sees the FA Cup take centre stage.
Tomorrow Arsenal face Sheffield United in the quarter-finals.
It is a competition fans have almost forgotten about with everything that has happened. But it is a trophy that Arsenal are in the running for, and a chance to get into Europe.
The quarter-finals will be interesting, with the top 4 clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City & Man U) all being drawn away from home.
Trips to Norwich, Newcastle, Sheffield United and Leicester City will not be easy for any of them.
Arsenal travel to Sheffield off the back of a moral boasting win against Southampton – the 1st since football returned.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, are still looking for their first post-Covid19 victory; having drawn against Aston Villa and then been stuffed 3-0 by both Man U and Newcastle.
Having gone into the suspension just 2 points off of Manchester United in 5th with a game in hand, Sheffield United’s poor form has seen them slide down the table to 8th, just 1 point above Arsenal and 5 off 5th place.
The winners get a trip to Wembley as their reward for a semi-final clash.
It was sad to hear about the passing of Theo Foley yesterday.
Theo Joined QPR as a reserve team coach. Whilst in West London, he struck up a friendship with another up and coming coach, a certain George Graham.
Graham took Theo firstly to Millwall, and then to Arsenal in 1986.
Theo became the father figure to what was a young Arsenal squad – overseeing the progression of the likes of Tony Adams, Michael Thomas and David Rocastle. He was the good cop, the approachable man, to Graham’s bad cop, disciplinarian.
Overseeing fitness and the defence, Theo was integral in Anfield 89.
Theo left Arsenal in 1991 to take a managerial role with Northampton.
Two years ago we had a question and answer session with Theo where he shared his views on Highbury, the move to the Emirates, Anfield 89 and George Graham.
Theo Foley was a true football man and will be missed by many.
RIP Theo, give us the ball before you go.