After a fairly boring game on Wednesday night that only sparked in the final minutes of extra time to then have to witness the worst, penalty shoot-out in the history of the sport.
Sunderland ended up coming out on top.
The team who is currently 19th in the Premier League, are on their way to Wembley and not only that, could pull off a Wigan to be in Europe!
Thankfully Man City, in form and possibly the best club team in the world on current form, are going to make it the biggest public humiliation in recent years.
This Cup run for Sunderland is significant, in that it puts a smile on the Mackem faces, when we all know it's going to end in tears.
The bigger picture still is, they are in the relegation zone.
Even with having most of the squad fit and an experienced pairing of Wes Brown and O’Shea, the defence still looks fragile and even with the spark in form of Adam Johnson becoming a Carlos Tevez or even a Sessegnon for them doesn’t seem likely.
The Black Cats are in a final, a fantastic event in any manager’s career, and we will never experience that under Alan Pardew because he doesn't see the logic in playing his strongest team.
Pardew's cup record at Newcastle is a horror story - seven attempts (League Cup and FA Cup) and every time (bar one) we have been put out by a club lower than us in the league!
He does not understand that a trophy in the cabinet is a moment in history and something the fans can be a part of.
Gus Poyet has definitely steady what was a very rocky ship at Sunderland under Paulo Di Canio.
But apart from bringing belief back, not much has changed on the pitch in the league.
They cannot worm their way out of the relegation zone, and February 1st is the time to show the bastards they cannot live on LUCK forever!