Clarets Mad money is on Stoke


They are favourites, without doubt, but carry the burden of being the Clarets Mad team and that's a burden only Warrington Town have been able to deal with all season, and then just for one round when they beat Bamber Bridge.

The final seemed a long way away last August when Padiham travelled to Derbyshire for their Extra-Preliminary tie against Staveley Miners Welfare and came home with a hammering. That's been the pattern as a succession of teams have then gone on to lose in the next round meaning we've had just that one winner in thirteen rounds.

The sensible option tomorrow is to put your money on Manchester City but given our record I think the Clarets Mad money has to probably be on the side of Stoke.