Fuck it, it’s Thursday evening. This has to be done, we all know that. So it might as well be me that does it.
I’m thinking we’ll play as full-strength a team as we can. I’m also thinking that Palace will likely do much the same - Pardew likes cup football, as we know.
Ever the optimist, I’m going for a Saints win. It’s the FA Cup. We’ll win.
It also strikes me that I haven’t even got a ticket yet - must check if any are available. Delay because Mrs Fowllyd thought she might fancy coming along (not least because she also fancies Graziano Pelle - but then what the fuck, who doesn’t?). But she can’t make it after all. So I’ll be there if tickets are available.