Exclusive: Sullivan’s FA Cup draw reaction

david-sullivan-west-ham-upton-park_3339474West Ham chairman David Sullivan wants Exeter in the fourth round of the FA Cup but fears the Hammers will again be pitched in to action against Liverpool on the weekend of January 29.

The Irons were drawn against one or the other of the two teams in the Fourth Round draw earlier this evening and speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh, the chairman immediately made his preferences clear.

He said: “Liverpool away is not ideal but it’s certainly not impossible. I’d love Exeter but the odds have to be stacked very much in the Premier League team’s favour.”

However the chairman made a very important point which could ¬†work in the Hammers’ favour if a second trip to Anfield is required.

He said: “Liverpool have a very tough Capital One Cup semi-final on January 26 which isn’t great from their point of view and there may be a chance they will play an under-strength team!”


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Exclusive: Sullivan’s FA Cup draw reaction

  1. Bring it on !!!
    Have faith Dave its the FA cup ,
    And we have a edge over them this year , plus they will be crapping themselves like their supporters are at present saying they are frightened of us doing the treble !!
    Love it !!!!
    Lawro says we will get beat ! Ha ha ha .
    Can’t wait for his p.o.v.

  2. Told you Liverpoor maybe away
    Probably the easiest draw in the cup at the moment just watch the calm German when we knock them out,if you want to win the cup you have to get shot of the top teams but at the moment Liverpoor are not that,
    Would be worse to draw Watford,Leicester or Palace away
    Bring it on Klopp if you still have a job

  3. is it right that if the game in the fourth round is drawn then the replay would be the same week as saints away…and that saints would be therefore postponed? ive just shelled out for my ticket and don’t want to start booking accomadation travel etc in case. any one see anything on the official site? im sure ive read it somewhere but cant find it now!

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