We are getting to that stage of the cup where the chances of pulling one of the current Premier League big boys is much better than normal. When the balls are drawn tonight there will only be 16 left, and plenty of opportunities to face one of the more fancied sides either home or away.
In all fairness I think many want a big home tie. The feel-good feeling is well and truly back at Elland Road and one of the big Premier League clubs coming would give us all the chance to show what they are missing at that level. We have often drawn the bigger clubs away from home in recent years, most recently Liverpool at Anfield last season where we gave a very good account of ourselves and probably didn’t deserve to lose the game in the end. We are ball four tonight and the majority of the clubs left are Premier League opponents, although some of the Championship clubs are left standing including Norwich and Bristol City.
In recent times we have faced a variety of clubs in both the League and FA Cup and it would be lovely to get the likes of Manchester United or City, Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal or even a Leicester City, and for me getting a home tie would be great. Going to Old Trafford, the Etihad or even Wembley would be great but the trouble is no matter what allocation of tickets we get we never have enough. The proof of that was yesterday when a large allocation for the Championship of 4’600 went within minutes of going on sale. The draw will take place tonight after the conclusion of Burton Albion vs Manchester United.