DAYS and weekends like this are what all football fans across the UK crave.
At club like Sunderland this doesn’t every season – our last visit was over 22 years ago.
The air of excitement across Sunderland in bars and the workplace and on social media is at fever pitch.
Days like Sunday can create heroes and memories forever. Let’s be honest, in years to come am I really going to be telling my grandchildren I remember the time we finished 17th in the Premier League? Nope!
If we win on Sunday, I will telling them we beat the mighty Man City to lift a major trophy in 2014.
It’s all about winning cups and being successful.
Poyet will get his troops ready. I really hope Fletcher is fit and Borini can play just off him in the pockets.
Cattermole, Mannone, O’Shea and Brown need to have the game of their lives – then, we have a massive chance of lifting the trophy.
The atmosphere will be electric. I like Man City fans; they are as passionate as us.
Scocco, off the bench, will grab the winner.
Prediction: Sunderland 1 Man City 0