I'm going to the game on Saturday, my first home game since this parody of a Mark Hughes-era performance.
For long spells of this evening's game I was thrilled at the prospect of seeing Adam Johnson play, before I realised he's cup tied. This is a real shame, and we will miss him, particularly if we get past Stoke City.
Will Martin Petrov come straight in for him in 4-3-3? Or will we try the diamond again, but this time with Stephen Ireland there?