First things first. My wife was right. I've returned from an early appointment with my GP who sent me away with antibiotics, a five day sick note and a flea in my ear about travelling over 270 miles to watch football with a respiratory infection. I've already decided that my epitaph will read "I told you I was ill".
But, more importantly, the draw for the Fourth Round Proper was made at 1:30pm today at the FA's Headquarters in Soho Square. The sixteen ties shaped up as follows:
Arsenal v Stoke City/Newcastle
Coventry v Walsall/Millwall
Oldham v Huddersfield Town
Swindon/Barnet v Fulham/Bristol Rovers
Wigan v Chelsea
Luton/Liverpool v Swansea/Havant & Waterlooville
Southend v Barnsley
Southampton v Norwich/Bury
Man Utd v Tottenham/Reading
Portsmouth v Plymouth
Derby/Sheff Wed v Preston
Watford v Wolves
Peterborough v Charlton/West Brom
Sheff Utd v West Ham/Man City
Mansfield v Middlesbrough
Tranmere/Hereford v Cardiff
So for Wolverhampton Wanderers it's a tough trip to fellow Championship side Watford. For me, a short hop around the M25, assuming I can get tickets. A pretty reasonable draw.
In the meantime, I'll carry on taking the tablets.