West Ham still the bridesmaids.
SOMETHING good is happening at West Ham United. But the world of football will only believe the Hammers can be a proper force if they lift a pot.
Of course, losing at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-final would be no disgrace. But if London is about to witness the birth of a new super-power, then Slaven Bilic (left) and his born-again Hammers need to put a stake in the ground.
So, if Louis van Gaal's troops are put to the sword, there can be no excuse for the Hammers failing again at the final hurdles.
Otherwise, everyone will simply shrug their shoulders and think nothing's changed.
It may be the dawn of a bright new era, but West Ham United remain the eternal bridesmaids.