It could have been better, it could have been Ipswich, with memories of those epic play off semi finals, but instead it is the second weakest team left in the competition, Birmingham Won Nothing Except The League Cup Before It Counted City.
This is a golden opportunity for a return to the days of glory, a golden opportunity to return to Wembley, a golden opportunity to put behind us all those years of hurt. And a Golden opportunity for the Davids' revenge!
Arsenal in the final? Well, we've beaten them at Wembley before, and we were in the Second Division at the time. The prospect of a Wembley final might actually persuade Upson and Cole that they should hang around at West Ham and may just provoke them into playing for their places! Who knows, Hitzlespurger and Dyer may climb off their death beds with this as an incentive!
Relegation still haunts us but Grant has revived the great West Ham Cup tradition, a tradition that Zola betrayed with his sub standard team selections which saw us crash out of the League Cup at Watford and Bolton in successive seasons, and out of the FA Cup to relegation destined Middlesboro and an understrength Arsenal side.
We may be bottom but we have reason to feel proud again and cause for hope. Bring on Birmingham!