For a moment, just a moment, there was something for Blackburn Rovers fans to look forward to.
Then, as has been the case for over two years now, it was brutally taken away.
After a hard fought draw in Saturday's F.A Cup Quarter-Final against Millwall, Sunday's semi-final draw gave them hope of a final appearance after they avoided big guns Manchester City and the winner of Manchester United and Chelsea. A home replay was all the had to get through.
As it turned out, things could not have gone worse.
Blackburn were never in the game and looked devoid of ideas and confidence. As the despairing crowd of just over 8000 watched on, Millwall caused an upset and emerged from the game with a 1-0 victory and a semi-final date with Wigan at Wembley.
The latest in the long line of failures for this once proud football club.