Just home from watching Fulham. Am gutted for them and their fans. In honesty on the night they did not look likely to win but a little luck and a bucket load of spirit seemed to have got them through to penalties when Forlan struck a deadly cruel blow with 3 mins remaining. Fulham seemed tired and were entitled to be so after an epic long season for them which began back in August. They have done themselves proud and I hope they can progress from here and figure more prominently in the domestic leagues and cups next year.
Tomorrow sees the second day of the Dante meeting and the Dante stakes itself will be run. My tip for the Dante is Workforce, I have also heard good things about this Sir Michael Stoute trained horse for the Derby so may be an idea to back it for that race ante post in case its price drops after a good run tomorrow.
I could not see Leicester putting in that performance against Cardiff. To overturn a two goal deficit and then to still go out on penalties was harsh but it is Cardiff who march on to Wembley to face Blackpool in the richest game in football. Credit to Nigel Pearson and his players for providing us with a fantastic match that went to the wire.
Rumours have also been circulating about who will replace Gianfranco Zola as West Ham manager. Some think Avram Grant is certain to take the reins but after a long hard season with Portsmouth and a lot of other good candidates in the mix I am not sure he will want to walk in to another tough season without a break. Whatever happens I don't think we will hear much more until after the FA Cup final on Saturday.