Date:Friday March 8 2013
Saturday 9th March 2013
Barnsley travel to Manchester City for their FA cup quarter final match against the current Premier League Champions.
The super reds will take over 6,000 supporters with them and whatever happens this will be a great occasion for the fans.
Walking along, singing a song, walking in a Flicker wonderland.
Man City are unlikely to risk Vincent Kompany or Sergio Aguero against the reds. Jack Rodwell is injured.
Kompany has missed the last six games and Aguero has knee trouble.
He`s in for a busy day with the reds in town.
Stephen Dawson could return the squad after returning to training this week; however I do feel this game will be just too early for him.
Scott Goldbourne is the only long term absentee.
Chris O`Grady is cup tied.
Luke Steele has said that manager David Flitcroft has a plan in place for Man city and that they know they can`t play the same way against them as they do in the Championship.
I`m not sure what formation he will play or what players he will use. We could see one up front in this one.
The midfield is a key area and there is competition for places now. Perkins is a must and there will be either Etuhu or Tunnicliffe beside him or maybe both or maybe even a fit again Delap.
O`Brien`s form has been hit and miss but we miss his energy and effort when not in the team. Mellis has been looking well recently and Cywka is a threat too.
Up front could be Dagnall and Harewood or maybe just one of them but if Harewood is selected as a lone striker I can still see Dagnall in the team somewhere. I expect Scotland to continue on the bench.
At the back I think he needs to stick with four with the personnel available and I think he will stick with the back four that played at Burnley.
What would your team and formation be?
6,000 of us can out sing the Man City lot and roar the reds on to victory.
Man City have won 16 matches against Barnsley with the tykes winning only six.
Man City beat Barnsley 7 - 1 in the second round of the League Cup in 2004 on this ground.
The last FA cup meeting between the two saw Man City record a 2 - 0 fifth round victory at Maine Road in February 1993. I was there.
Barnsley are looking for their biggest cup upset since the 2008 run to the semi-finals which saw them knock out both Liverpool and Chelsea.
Chris Dagnall has scored three of Barnsley`s five FA cup goals this season.
Your predictions please.
Brighton at home on Tuesday.
Date:Friday March 8 2013
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