Aston Villa in the hat for the FA Cup draw, along with Crystal Palace

Considering we were 2-1 with just a few minutes to go, to finish the match 2-2 is a good result. However, the replay comes on February 24th and that really isn´t good news.

You see, on the Sunday after that Wednesday we have an important match at Wembley and well, you sort of want your players rested and they won´t be now.


But, we are still in the FA Cup and given the choice of in it or not at the beginning of the day, we would have all taken ´in it´ and it is another opportunity for us.

Now, to the match and did we deserve to win today? Simple answer is no. The truth is, on chances, this is probably the right result and had Palace stolen it, they would have deserved it.

But they didn´t because Ginger Jim (James Collins) and Stan the Man (Stiliyan Petrov) scored for us, but we were chasing the game today, it wasn´t the other way round.

So, to the replay on February 24th but the draw is coming up later and I fancy the draw will determine what type of team O´Neill puts out for the replay.

I also fancy O´Neill is going to keep Webcam back for some work on his crossing this week, work on his corners and work on what not to do when you have the ball and there is nobody in the box.