Losing to a very average Man United was one of the few regrets of a great season.
And as a neutral now I can hardly say the ties set the pulse racing.
Betting Spy had a great day out at Wembley all lined-up for Saturday.
But instead as a new father with no sporting excuse I’ll have to push my boy’s pram along to the NCT baby training reunion.
Cheers West Ham.
The Man United Everton semi is a clash of unloved managers.
Roberto Martinez seems even more unpopular than Louis van Gaal and Everton were awful against Liverpool this week so a United win looks a formality.
In the other tie Watford look a side really struggling for form while the wide-open spaces of Wembley will suit Crystal Palace.
Alan Pardew was at the helm when West Ham last got to the FA Cup Final in 2006 and were minutes away from victory until Steven bloody Gerrard stepped up with another wonder goal.
That arrow of a strike used to keep me awake at night.
And just as I finally got over it ten years later I now have a four-week-old to make sure I can’t sleep soundly.
The Man Utd/Palace double pays a tasty 9/2 which should keep the nipper in nappies for a few days.
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Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2015/16 season: £+128.00