Revealed: How the Glazers could come face-to-face with FC United at Wembley, plus Lineker's son helps Charterhouse keep it real against Eton
ABUs dreading another Manchester United appearance in the FA Cup final should content themselves with one interesting prospect.
Every year the FA invites the winners of the Ronnie Radford Award, given to the team which has pulled off the season’s biggest Cup upset, to Wembley for a VIP day out and a chance to shake hands with dignitaries from the finalists.
In terms of league places between the clubs, FC United’s first round win against Rochdale was statistically the biggest giant-killing of the season, setting up the delicious prospect of the rebels coming face-to-face with David Gill and those lovable Glazer boys.
Congratulations to Harry Lineker, son of MOTD’s velvet owl, whose goal helped Charterhouse beat Eton in the Independent Schools FA Cup final despite the presence of a player called Mungo in the Slough school’s line-up.
Proving they’re just like the rest of us, the assembled poshos unveiled a series of chants, including Eton’s “20 Prime Ministers” – a reference the long line of inadequate Old Etonians in No.10 – while Lineker’s mob responded with “28-24”, pointing out the difference in thousands of pounds in the school’s fees per year.
It’s fair to say Roberto Mancini won't be rushing back to Kiev on his holidays.
As his Manchester City team tried to fly home after Thursday’s Europa League defeat, they were held up for 30 minutes by over-zealous security staff demanding they remove the gas canisters from the defibrilators in their medical kit.
Thanks to them the players didn't get to bed until just before 6am on Friday morning.
Having played a violent oil baron in There Will Be Blood, a violent butcher in Gangs Of New York and a violent boxer in, er, The Boxer, actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been getting away from it all. The Oscar-winner has been seen supporting Millwall.
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