Welcome to "High Fives" the personal column of our ace Director of Football "Magic Mike".
Other than being handicapped by being a Bolton Wonderers fanatic, Magic Mike's football credentials are outstanding and impeccable. We've heard rumours on more than one occasion that a potential purchaser of at least one former Premier League side has promised him the Director of Football position there, just as soon as the acquisition can be completed.
As the saying goes "Most football teams are temperamental. That's 90% temper and 10% mental" (Doug Plank) and Magic Mike's canny inside knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of players and teams, combined with a passion for getting it right is what you need to make an impact in this game. It also means you're going to have to be at your best to out do him.
The Management - Score Five
And now over to Magic Mike...
previous predictions - Round 29.... FA Cup 6th Round and late 5th Round game!.... Round 28.... Round 27.... Round 26.... FA Cup 5th Round
Arsenal vs Hull City at The Emirates Stadium. The final place in the FA Cup will be decided in this meeting. Arsenal are back on form and amongst the goals and with home advantage should eliminate a Hull side that is still preoccupied with preserving their Premier league status for next season. Arsenal will not underestimate Phil Brown’s side who shocked Arsenal by beating them at The Emirates early in the season. The Tigers have come through replays against Newcastle and Sheffield United to make it to the quarter-final.The victors will face Chelsea in the semi-final at Wembley.
Magic predicts: Arsenal 3 - Hull City 0