Heady days, we are just three wins away from Wembley with a home game against a highly beatable Stoke City. Avram is within touching distance of immortality at West Ham. How many managers have taken us to a Cup Final? Syd King, Ron Greenwood, John Lyall and Alan Pardew are the only ones so far so Grant would join an elite band!
But will we blow it tonight? Grant is talking rotation and Nouble has been recalled from Swansea. I hope somebody has checked that he isn't cup tied! We don't want another Manny Omoyinmi!
Of course we have been here before and not so long ago. Back to December 2007 and we went into a home fifth round League Cup tie against an injury ravaged Everton and contrived to lose courtesy of a God almighty cock up between Green and Gabbidon.
I hope Grant's "rotation" goes no further than giving a start to Cole and Barerra. Green is playing better and does not need to be rested. The last thing Stech or Boffin need is to face the aerial barrage that Stoke threaten. After his showing against Newcastle, Ilunga should get no further than the bench, whilst Ben Haim would be my choice to partner Da Costa in the absence of Matty "I can't play cos I have a splinter and a corn" Upson.
The team will be announced soon. Will Grant embrace his destiny or blow it?