I suppose it just had to happen at some point, didn’t it?
About eight years on from that fateful season that saw Carlos Tevez all but single handedly keep West Ham in the Premier League at the apparent expense of Sheffield United, we’ve drawn each other in the Capital One Cup second round – at the Boleyn Ground as well!
We all know the story behind Sheffield United’s tears and the compensation we were forced to pay them. Where that money went, god only knows, but as we enjoy Premier League life, they sit slumped down in League One.
Tevez will remain a Hammers hero to us. To them, not so much. Shame, isn’t it?
And, because of all that, this tie has as much as about it as it does an opening day fixture against Spurs. They hate us, we don’t really care about them. But it’s fun taking the mickey along the way.
So here’s the best tweets that followed tonight’s draw…
1 Argentinian done it. Now your time to shine Mauro
— Josh (@JoshWhufc_) August 13, 2014
Were listening about how the blades are going to get us back pic.twitter.com/4zWWXN2UBi
— Allan Smith (@Allan22_WHU) August 13, 2014
I'm praying Tevez comes to the game and does a lap of honour #BlameTevez
— Olly (@OllyWalkzWHUFC) August 13, 2014
— David Finn (@davidfinn123) August 13, 2014
Argentina flags at the ready….
— Allardyce Out (@FatSamOut) August 13, 2014
The blades at home, don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on the good times, blame it on tevez….
— Danny Caffrey (@DannyCaffrey_74) August 13, 2014
— betway (@betway) August 13, 2014
We should treble the admission price for the Sheffield united fans get some of our £25 million back we donated to them #blametevez
— Darren Wood (@dazzaaw) August 13, 2014
If Sam Allardyce can somehow find a way to piss of Sheff Utd fans as much as he's pissed off West Ham fans I will forgive him everything.
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) August 13, 2014
Sheffield United have already contacted their lawyers to complain about West Ham beating them in the League Cup in 2 weeks time.
— Simon Johnson (@sejohnson13) August 13, 2014
— Harry Hendle (@Hendleh) August 13, 2014