Saturday, March 25, 2006


Semi Draw Made - Charlton/Middlesboro at Villa Park!

The Semi final draw has been made and it has worked out very kindly for us for a change but we will have to wait for a replay for confirmation of our opponents for the match which will be hosted at Villa Park on Sunday 23rd April at 4pm BST. When I saw those number 3 and number 4 balls come out of the pot one after the other confirming Chelsea will play Liverpool, I punched the air with joy! That could only mean The Mighty Hammers will face a rather more favourable tie and are now just a single match from a garunteed place in europe. With almost certainty, Chelsea and Liverpool will claim their European places via the league, leaving a place for the cup's runners up should one of them lift the FA Cup in May.

On a personal note it looks like any chance of getting a ticket for the semi legitmately are going to be slim with the half capacity of Villa Park expecting to sell out to season ticket holders. Another personal blow is that if it were to be Middlesbrough, then Pards will probably field a weakened side for the prior league game for which I have tickets. Small personal sacrifices of we lift the cup in May or even make the final.

It truely is a great time to be a Hammer!

Here is a video link to the draw

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