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NIT Picks: 8 December 2008

Mon 8 December 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

The poll results for last week’s FIOFAFI sessions:

Session Player Of The Session
Monday night at The Premier Pitch Poll abandoned
Wednesday night at The Cage Veteran Ian
Thursday night at East Coast Three way tie between
Andy M, Gilbert & Franco

Results for featured clubs:

  • Accrington Stanley v Brentford – match postponed due to frozen pitch.
  • Tranmere Rovers 2 v Leeds United 1.
  • Karlsruhe 1 v Werder Bremen 0.

I suppose we all know the results for the featured clubs in the Premier League, although two of them played each other, Everton v Aston Villa, at Goodison Park.

Aston Villa won 3-2, the same score as when they met in the 1977 League Cup Final.   Dramatic end though, with both Everton equalizing and Villa scoring the winner in injury time.

The League Cup semi-final draw made on Friday:

  • Derby County v Manchester United.
    • The last time the two clubs met in the semi-finals of a cup competition was in 1976 in the FA Cup.
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley.
    • The last five meetings between the two clubs have been in the League Cup (including one replay), with two wins each.
    • The last time the two clubs met in the semi-finals of a cup competition was in 1961 in the FA Cup, the year Spurs went on to become the first club to do the double since Aston Villa in 1897.
    • Spurs also took the league title from Burnley, the champions in 1960.
    • The two clubs met again in the FA Cup Final the following year (1962), which Burnley won.
    • This was an era when Tottenham were reputed to be the richest club in the world.
    • Burnley were relegated from the top flight in 1971, were back from 1973 to 1976, but haven’t been back since.
    • Tottenham haven’t won the title since 1961.
    • 1961 also saw the abolition of the maximum wage.

Over two legs, matches to be played on 6 and 20 January 2009.

“Sicknote” scored in his final league game, I suppose having long breaks over the course of his career to recover from injury helped to prolong it.

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