And so we come to today - FA Cup quarter final day. My team comprehensively suppressed Sunderland to reach our first cup semi-final in eighty four years. The score was 3-0. After the game, the draw for the semi-finals was made and we have been paired with Sheffield United. It's the team I have always supported against one of the two big teams from my adopted city and by the way United's Bramall Lane ground is just a half hour walk from this keyboard.
If we can get past United, the likelihood is that we will play Arsenal in the final on May 17th - the same team that broke our hearts in 1930. If we make it to the final, many things will be different from last time such as the players' outfits, their boots, the maintenance of the pitch, the athleticism of the players, the television coverage and the media interest. And if a player scores he will be mobbed in wild goal celebrations whereas back in 1930, scorers more or less just shook hands with their teammates and carried on.
UP THE TIGERS!