Cardiff v Manchester City: FA Cup fourth round – live!

After one team from south Wales dealt a bloody nose yesterday, what price a second? This one has all the ingredients: a team third in the Championship, built largely on doggedness and perspiration and manned by one of the wiliest old foxes around, facing the svelte Premier League champions elect on home turf. Can a fine weekend’s cup football get even better?

There’s no reason why not. To digress, I was actually just down the road at Newport v Spurs yesterday and the atmosphere was dizzyingly wonderful – something from another time, really. It would have been, in this humble opinion, one of the great shocks of FA Cup history had Newport deservedly seen it through. If they can come so close, why not Neil Warnock’s men? It won’t quite be the same old-world atmosphere at their modern, spick and span facility but Cardiff are a decent outfit and he will have them pumped.

Nick will be here soon.

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