Well wouldn't you know it, whilst we were struggling to overcome Wigan, a certain team who have struggled all season to find form (except when we played them), got into their stride nicely and warmed up for the Carling Cup quarter final by banging in seven goals. To add to our troubles, a certain Rooney returned to the starting line up and looked to have recovered his mojo with a vengeance!
It always happens to us doesn't it? Why couldn't we be playing a nervy Chelsea (I know they are out!) or a dispirited Villa, or even the Man Utd of a couple of weeks ago? But no, the Law of Sod strikes again!
I watched the game on Saturday, blissfully unaware of what was going on elsewhere. Off the bottom, I thought, then heard about the late Wolves winner. Up for the Cup I thought, then heard about the Mancs result. Watching them on MOTD was frightening!
And now we learn that Jacobsen and Parker are probably ruled out - along with Hitzlespurger, Noble, Collison, Dyer (I assume), Da Costa, Ben Haim and Ilunga (hopefully!). Of course Spector isn't injured; that would be hoping for too much!
So Fergie must be quaking in his boots at the prospect of either Kovac or Boa replacing Parker and either Faubert or Specs trying to guard the right flank of our defence! Will Stech be in goal? Why not? We could give McBenni a waddle out up top too, just to guarantee that Man Utd progress.
It's time to ditch the SBOBET logo on our shirts in favour of SODSLAW!