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FA Cup Replay Would Not Aide The Baggies

FA Cup Replay Would Not Aide The Baggies

Chris Brunt has said that he is hoping this weekends FA Cup game between United and Arsenal doesn't go to a replay, because the team want to get back on the pitch as soon as they can following the Blues victory.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Brunt said with the confidence in the camp after Roy Hodgson's first victory since taking charge, the game can't come quick enough now as we try and build a bigger buffer between us and those in the bottom three.

As has already been stated, should this weekends game go to a replay our league game against Arsenal would be postponed to cater for it, and it would leave us with a months break between games.

Hodgson has previously said that wouldn't be ideal, although he can see the benefits of having longer to work with the squad on the training pitch, but Brunt sees no benefit to it whatsoever.

'We want it settled because it would mean a month without a game and that's a long time, especially coming off the back of the win we've just had.'

A further complication is the international break where we will lose key players to their countries which would obviously impact on the additional training time, although it would give some on pitch time to people, but Brunt is adamant that the Baggies cause is best suited by us hitting the next league game running.

'We just want to play the next match and keep on ticking over because, at the moment, we are doing ok.'

I'm unsure myself on whether it would benefit us more to face Arsenal as scheduled. They will be annoyed to put it politely following the humiliation by Barca, and a loss to United in the Cup would either leave them seriously deflated or as the cliche goes, like a wounded Tiger ready to strike back.

The benefits we'd gain by being able to work longer in training and further iron out issues that Hodgson has identified might not count for much in terms of the Arsenal clash itself if they rally by the time we meet them.

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Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Wednesday March 9 2011
Time: 4:35PM

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