And with that, I, Budweiser and Mark Pougatch bid you good evening. Good evening.
It would not be at all staggeringly hilarious if the semi-finals featured teams unable to approach selling out Wembley. Not staggeringly hilarious at all.
So the draw in full:
Manchester City v Chelsea
Sheffield United or Fulham v Nottingham Forest or Preston
Arsenal v Liverpool
Brighton & Hove Albion v Hull City
Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic
Sunderland v Southampton
Everton v Swansea City
Games to take place the weekend of 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of February.
Budweiser will play Budweiser Reserves, Sheffield Wednesday are home to Charlton, Sunderland willl host Southampton, and Everton will play Swansea.
Cardiff will play Wigan... something about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...
Brighton will play Hull City. Pah. Why can't City play Chelsea again? Wah.
It's a monster! Arsenal will play Liverpool!
Next, Sheffield United or Fulham v Nottingham Forest of Preston.
It's a monster! Manchester City will play Chelsea.
Our guest fondlers are Troy and Andros Townsend. This family theme is really keeping things alive, much more than cheap tickets and sensible scheduling might.
Do the FA and BBC employ some of the same people? After it was decided that precisely what TMS was missing was Mark Pougatch, the same is so of the FA Cup draw; surely there cannot be two people so minded? For the record, the glasses are gone - expect a beard, presently.
Anyway, what's everyone doing tomorrow lunch? I, for one, plan to make the most of my free time. More news as I get it.
Manchester United in an FA Cup MBM? Whatever next?
Daniel will be here shortly with all the details of the FA Cup draw. In the meantime, here is Jamie Jackson story on Manchester United's interest in Yohan Cabaye:
Manchester United are considering making a bid for Yohan Cabaye, who is valued at £25m by Newcastle United, in the last days of the transfer window, though the champions face competition from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
David Moyes's priority is to strengthen his midfield and though Cabaye is not considered by the United manager to be in the very highest bracket of player, the 28-year-old is proven in the Premier League and a France international who, it is felt inside Old Trafford, would help United's push for a Champions League place.
While United would price Cabaye at less than £25m, the club's hierachy recognise that a premium will have to be paid to attract players, as was shown by their willingness to spend £37.1m on Juan Mata.
PSG currently value Cabaye at around £17m, while Arsenal had what Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, described as a "derisory" £10.2m offer rejected for the Frenchman last summer. Arsène Wenger, though, remains interested in taking him to the club.