Well the group stage has finally been completed and the calculation made to find out who were the best 3rd placed team. I find it illogical to rank them according to the results against 2nd and 4th place really but nevermind. Here is the full program :
Round of 16 – Sunday 25th March 2012
Match 1: Leeds Utd v Derby
Match 2: Gillingham v Charlton Athletic
Match 3: Aston Villa v Rotherham Utd
Match 4: Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest
Match 5: Coventry City v Barnet
Match 6: Millwall v West Ham United
Round of 16 – Sunday 1st April 2012 (due to Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers in FA Cup on 25th March 2012)
Match 7: Sunderland v Manchester City
Match 8: Reading v Blackburn Rovers
And my tips to go through :
Leeds in great form in the National Division.
Charlton should win at Gillingham according to form as well but Gills at home could create an upset if Charlton has the same blip that cost the qualification in the FA Cup.
Villa v Rotherham , I have not seen those teams this season so I have no clue.
Porstmouth v Forest seen both team recently and the hometeam looked to play better football. Forest playing their traditional football that I have seen for many season in the old WPL.
Coventry v Barnet cup specialist Barnet away with another Abbie Prosser special.
Millwall v West Ham, Millwall is currently on a positive run and it will be another one of those feisty physical encounter. Home win for me.