There is the old saw, 'the English like the underdog' It's true, and if we think on it, probably so does most of the rest of the world. I would have liked to seen them stuff MU. This afternoon, I'd like to see Orient stuff Arsenal; but, and it is a big but, I want what is best for English football, and that is not having teams like Crawley and Leyton Orient progress any further in the FA Cup at the expense of the greats.
A friend of mine once suggested that having the small teams in the FA cup is a waste of time, this, of course is nonsense, the small clubs inject new life into the game, they have nothing to lose so they don't roll over and die. But there are other things, the injection of the cash from a plum tie can often pay a hefty part of their expenses, especially if they force a replay Also, they get a first class training match.