[the return of super Kev is celebrated here]
Predictions are in this e-mail - please scroll down.....
Some of you may be unaware that one of our long-term CUAS contributors, predictions league competitors and A-Z of Football gurus, Skif, is a fan of non-league footie. His superb website Hobo Tread details his experiences of all brands of football with great comedy and insight.
What you probably don't know is that, whilst being a generic football fan, he is also a very specific fan of Isthmian league side Havant and Waterlooville.
Not content with having their fifteen minutes of fame in last seasons FA Cup by reaching the first round proper and drawing the relative giants of Millwall, this season they have exceeded everyone's wildest expectations by eliminating York City, the oldest team in the League and the current League One leaders.
Now, they're off to Anfield for a fourth round tie with Liverpool.
Having someone we "know"'s small non-league outfit go on a Cup run such as this has been brilliant, and I found myself cheering loudly during goal flashes from West Leigh Park last night. It's easy to be a vicarious supporter of underdogs in Cup competitions; the fact one of our own is involved ups the ante several-fold.
An upset will be the longest odds seen in football for years, but I sincerely hope the players and fans have a bloody marvellous trip to Anfield and put up a great show. If they beat the five times European Cup winners, they should stop the tournament then and give them the trophy.
*insert "magic of the Cup" cliches here*
Anyway, predictions ahoy:
Birmingham 0-2 Chelsea
Blackburn 2-1 Middlesbrough
Fulham 1-1 Arsenal
Newcastle 3-0 Bolton
Portsmouth 2-0 Derby
Reading 1-3 Man Utd
Tottenham 2-0 Sunderland
Man City 1-1 West Ham
Wigan Athletic 0-1 Everton
Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
and let's have some wildcards from La Liga (there's a proper exciting league. Seven points separates Valencia in 7th with Osasuna in 18th).
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
Real Zaragoza 2-1 Murcia
Valladolid 1-1 Espanyol