The fourth round of the FA Cup unusually didn’t produce big-name clashes that we have come to expect from the famous competition, but some of the narratives intertwined with a few games have raised eyebrows, including West Brom supporters.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 6, 2020
The Baggies were drawn with West Ham following their 1-0 win against Charlton Atheltic in the third round of the Cup, and the links between West Brom manager Slaven Bilic and the Hammers, who he used to play for and manage in the Premier League era of the English top-flight, have made this an enticing draw for both sets of fans.
And West Brom fans on social media were particularly excited to see Bilic return to one of his former stomping grounds, with lots of supporters confident in the Croatian manager causing an upset against the Irons.
Here’s what West Brom supporters had to say on Twitter about the FA Cup draw…
He’s gonna wanna beat these
— Bomber’s Boots (@BombersBoots) January 6, 2020
He loves the Baggies!
— The Baggies Blog (@TheBaggiesBlog_) January 6, 2020
Can’t wait up the baggies
— mark (@MarkWalters92) January 6, 2020
— DOUBLEDOINK (@GREENBAYUK_) January 6, 2020
CMON will play a good squad
— … (@ftblchaz) January 6, 2020
The way we are playing we could win this one
— Michael (@Michael65101368) January 6, 2020
West Ham progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win against League One side Gillingham.