The magic of the FA Cup: Aston Villa at Bristol Rovers

The thing with the FA Cup is that anything can happen and there is always an upset or two at the stage of the tournament. I don't think it will be us today, but if it is, you can expect Alex McLeish to be picking up his P45 on Monday morning.

But we will win and we will see our name in the hat for the next round.


Don't get me wrong, there is a chance that Bristol Rovers can win but in the percentage scale, it is about 5% and as I wrote yesterday, our manager doesn't need to turn up for this game for us to win.

I don't mean to sound disrespectful, but again, as I wrote yesterday, we could send our reserve side to this match and we should win. The gulf in quality is too big and that is why we are the banker bet of the day.

Updates, team news and all the action

So, from about 4.30pm I'll be back with team news, some links and anything else we can find. The odds are below and if you have a fiver in your account - put it on us, we will win today.