Though it seems like a million years since chants of “he’s tall, he’s black, he’s had a heart attack” were heard at Highbury, Nwankwo Kanu is more than capable of a bit of Phil Esposito-ish goal poaching, his 2nd half strike against WBA putting Portsmouth into their first FA Cup final since 1939. I’ve not called the Elias Koteas Sports Bureau yet, but I’m curious if Harry Redknapp is the first manager to have won an FA Cup semi-final within 5 months of being arrested by the fraud squad.

Earlier today, Cardiff eliminated Barnsley, 1-0, on a 9th minute header from Joe Ledley. Again, there’s not much record of whether or not Dave Jones is the first or second manager to have successfully reached the Final within a decade of being charged with child abuse, but if this is a new achievement, we’d do well to consider that Graham Rix is still relatively young.