Our reporter Andy Sixsmith speaks to some of the hundreds of Sunderland fans who camped out overnight at the Stadium of Light in a bid to secure their tickets for the League Cup Final on March 2nd.
The Black Cats take on red-hot favourites, Manchester City in the Wembley show-piece, but fresh from their hammering of arch rivals Newcastle, confidence is high on Wearside.
The Wembley final brings back memories of one of the last times Sunderland made it to the 'Home of Football' in 1973 when they famously beat strong favourites
Leeds United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup.
And for those old enough to remember that magical day in May, there's a belief that there could be echoes of that victory in March.