Match Of The Day

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Tonight everyone here at Jammy Toast will be settling down in front of the Sky HD Box to watch Manchester United against Cambridge United in the FA Cup Fourth Round match between the giants and the minnows. The Manchester club are giants of the Premier League while Cambridge are struggling down in twelfth place in the Second Division – only a few places above our beloved Tranmere Rovers. Despite us being plastic Scousers here at Jammy Toast we are not “Manc Haters” but we just can’t but help to be shouting for the underdogs tonight.

At Manchester Robin van Persie has overcome his ankle injury, Luke Shaw and Rafael are fit again and the price United paid to sign any one of those players could buy and sell the whole Cambridge team with the stadium thrown in for good measure. Yet it is the FA Cup and it is famous for throwing up surprises no matter how big a club is involved.

From what we know about Cambridge we can tell anyone interested that they play a very direct kind of football and with their attacking options consisting of five players who are over 6ft 3in they are going to be very difficult to defend against. It is not quite as easy to beat Cambridge as Manchester United might think.

Cambridge may even settle for a draw tonight so that they can go back to Old Trafford and earn millions from the reply. They have met just once before – a League Cup second-round tie in 1991. Manchester United won the first leg 3-0 thanks to goals from a 17-year old Ryan Giggs, Steve Bruce and Brian McClair. The second leg at the Abbey Stadium was drawn 1-1. Future Manchester United striker Dion Dublin scored for Cambridge while McClair was again on the score sheet for the Red Devils.

We all love shouting for the underdog, and Cambridge are undoubtedly the underdogs, but surely Manchester United are not going to blow it against such a large underdog are they?

Are they…?

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Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc

A sad and lonely old man who used to have a life but it has now been taken over by his dedication to the cause of saving Renault Bears, running Jammy Toast and searching eBay, car boot sales, charity shops, lofts and even under beds for his beloved bears. He has even now taken in Flat Eric to save him from homelessness – his life is no longer his own!

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