The only paper I get is this on a saturday for the weekly t.v. guide and the sports news. Two Liverpudlian reporters are in it, one an ex Echo columnist.
Some articles that caught my eye today:
1) Time to four-go cup as elite chase Champions League by Derek McGovern.
The last time a team from outside the big four won the F.A. Cup, Robson and Jerome were top of the charts with Unchained Melody. Since then the F.A. Cup final, unless you're Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United has been pretty much unchartered territory but you'd be wise to take the 7-4 sky bet on offer for a team from outside that elite quartet to emulate Everton's 1995 triumph this season.
The big four must have realised by now that to prosper in the CL you must exit from the F.A. Cup as early as possible, Like Newcastle normally do. Liverpool reached the European cup final in 2005 and 2007 - by coincidence they went out of the F.A. cup in the 3rd round on each of those seasons. Arsenal reached the CL final the year they crashed out of the F.A. cup in round 4. If the eyes of the big four are trained elsewhere as they should be, then back Everton to capitalise. The blues are 20-1 despite lying 6th in the Premier League and meeting lower division opposition in the 3rd round at Goodison. Spurs, 12 points adrift of Everton are only 12-1 and they meet PL opposition today. You work it out.