Monday, February 21, 2011

Just a very short blog today.

As a West Ham fan who has been going through a hellish season, tonight's complete dominance of Burnley in the FA Cup Fifth Round was a joy to see.

Some readers will already know this, but I was lucky enough to be at West Ham's dismantling of Man United in the League Cup back in November. A fantastic night in the snow.

That's two fine Cup demolitions. Why can't we do it in the league? Do we need to play every game under floolights?

Also, what is it about Avram Grant? The man seems to have a magical knack in Cup competitions.

He did wonders with Portsmouth last season. Took us to the brink of a League Cup final place and now the quarters of the FA Cup await.

He even smiled tonight!

Let's hope we don't go the same way as Portsmouth after their Cup final appearance last season. I don't want to pick an FA Cup win over survival in the Premiership.

I'm selfish. I want both.

As a final word of warning though. In the 1988/89 season, West Ham lost in the semi finals and the League Cup and then the quarter finals of the FA Cup. They were then relegated.

Let's hope we're not going to see history repeating itself 22 years later.

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