Friday, 19 February 2016

Federici would like to rewrite some FA Cup headlines

While Reading had a great run in the FA Cup last season it was not the happiest of days for Adam Federici at Wembley in the semi-final against Arsenal. Just the name Alexis Sanchez probably has soeme very bad memories for Adam, but he will have the experience of the big game to take with him into fixtures like the upcoming cup tie against Everton.
Adam Federici will probably step in for Artur Boruc.
I have been impressed with the way Adam Federici has knuckled down at Dean Court and come into the team when called upon. He has a difficult enough journey whenever Australia play at home or in international qualifiers, but he has found the south coast just as favourable even if a little colder than playing for country. Now it is the FA Cup that comes up again. It is a competition that he will always been linked with now and while he might not like that at the moment, he might change some opinions by helping AFCB progress to the sixth round.

As a shot stopper, Adam has been an excellent player to have at Dean Court. He has had a good run this season in the FA Cup and will be crucial in trying to keep a clean sheet against an Everton attack that are thel third equa highest scorers in the Premier League. While Adam has been the number two at Bournemouth, I don't believe that Eddie Howe has any worries about Adam's ability to play in the big matches and this one will be one of biggest of this campaign. 
Adam has played well in the cup competitions.
We know outfield players usually need a string of games to really feel at their best in matches, but it can't be much easier for keepers who are suddenly thrust into a game situation having been on the bench for several games. Adam's attitude though has always been good and he will be very keen to get back to Wembley and perhaps correct a few of those headlines that were written last year. 

Give me the Minute of the First Goal Scored!
This week we are having a slight change to the usual score prediction challenge. Now we are asking you in what minute will the first goal be scored between AFCB and Everton - also put down the goal scorer, if you really feel that you know it all! Tweet me, before Saturday morning, the predicted minute of the first goal to @PeterBell19

The closest minute time to the actual goal going in will win the prize no matter which team the goal goes in for. If we have more than one winner we will draw the winner from a hat.

The prize this week is the AFC Bournemouth sweat bands that no one was able to walk off with last week! There are lots of entrants already but has any one got the time right?
AFCB sweat bans - free to enter competition.

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