The balls are out and the Hammers reward for today's demolition job on poor Blackburn is an away trip to the winner of tomorrow night's clash between Shrewsbury and Man Utd. Man Utd fan sites are akready announcing their 'excellent' draw for the next round....hmmm. Having watched the Red Devils stumble in midweek Hammers fans will hardly be trembling with fear.
Moreover, one wonders if the Mancs can control the Inferno that is Dimitri Payet? With Manuel Lanzini back in the mix the Mancs will be dacing double trouble from the current creative West ham midfield.
Oh, and then there's the Bilic factor. Under pressure 'big' club and away from home....we've heard this story before a few times this season.
All of which presumes that the Mancs can overcome the Shrews. Probably, but no certainty under the creeking LVG regime! All will be revealed on the weekend of Sat 12th March.