Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant makes West Ham FA Cup prediction
West Ham United’s trip to Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup will be analysed by many, but few were expecting a rock and roll star to be one.
But such is the magic of the FA Cup, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is buoyant the National League North side will leave the Hammers trampled under foot.
Plant, 73, is a lifelong Wolves fan but also follows the Harriers whenever he can and he was in attendance in midweek as Hereford left them dazed and confused in a 3-0 win for the Bulls.
In an exclusive interview with The Mirror, Plant was confident the Harriers could continue on their stairway to heaven and upset the Irons.
When asked if Kidderminster could cause a giant-killing, Plant said: “Why not? Reading (beaten in round three) weren’t even at the races.
“West Ham are having a really good season but this club is consistent now with some cracking little players. They play really well and the size of the pitch will baffle West Ham.
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“When you play on small pitches like this you really have to contain your game. Hopefully, the town can be a giant-killer.”
Give no quarter
The Irons are, rightly, very heavy favourites to be the heartbreaker for Kidderminster but they need to be fully aware of the threats the Harriers can pose.
They also can’t afford to be playing the wearing and tearing side who will be required for the upcoming Premier League fixtures and return of the Europa League.
Given the chance, the Harriers will pile onto David Moyes’ side and leave the Hammers out on the tiles, battered and bruised as well as being out of the FA Cup.
The media are going to ramble on about the romance of the cup and West Ham do not want to be on referenced every time a non-league side play a Premier League outfit if they lose.
Moyes need whoever he selects to be in total synchronicity with each other as any communication breakdown may lead to an embarrassing afternoon.
In other West Ham news, Roshane Thomas has shared a grim prediction after a January transfer failure.