United need to keep one thought uppermost on their mind tomorrow night at Solitude, put them chickens of Chickenville, to the sword. Fergie has to admit he made a mistake on Saturday and restore Archie, Tony and JT, if he is available, to his starting line-up. We at 'Sport believe Darboy has to be given another start, its obvious Cush is not working as Tippers partner, Cush just does his own thing and he's better on the wing, where he can move freely, cutting inside if the notion takes him or going on a mazy run, not tied down to a position.
The 'Sports team are not and have never been, Captain Jenks fans, but we admit he's the best general we have in midfield, alongside that unsung hero, Gavin. Dwayne was ridiculed by United fans on forums about his clanger letting in Glenavon's third goal on Saturday, but we were already a beaten team and we had a few close shaves throughout the game from our back-passes, so Dwayne's is being made the scapegoat for bad play. Even in the years when you could pass to the keeper, it was a risky back-pass in our opinion and we'll need him tomorrow night.
Sparky, free from his suspension, should come in to the panel and if Cookie shows no ill effect from Bradley's blatant elbow, which only merited a yellow card from referee Marshall, he'll be a handy lad to have on the bench. The one dilemma for Spike should be who he selects at wing opposite Cush, Ally or the barber, Gawley. Its going to be a hard decision to make but if he picks Tony in defence, he has a perfect opportunity to go with Ally and not lose completely a long-throw specialist and we can't remember us ever scoring from one of them.
Chickenville manager, Tommy Breslin, hinted on Saturday Sportsound of giving his fringe players a run-out, but knowing Tommy of old, Spike, has to take no notice of such talk. Tommy made a fatal mistake three seasons ago and fielded a weakened team against United in a County Antrim Shield tie at the Showgrounds and subsequently lost that match and United went on to win the Shield that year to boot. So we expect Tommy to pick a decent team, maybe rest two or three players, but not make wholesale changes. So it's up to us, come on Sky Blues, lets shag those Chickens, the semi-final beckons,COSB!