Will the underdog have its day again?
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay admits his side are 'massive underdogs' heading into this weekend's Carling Cup final against Liverpool, but is bullish they can repeat Birmingham's shock victory of 12 months ago.
Few are giving Mackay's side much hope of defeating the Merseyside giants in Sunday's Wembley showpiece, as was the case when Birmingham faced Arsenal in the fixture a year ago.
But a late Obafemi Martins goal gave the Blues a famous 2-1 victory that day, and Mackay says his side, who came through a penalty shootout to win a thrilling two-legged semi-final against Crystal Palace, have absolutely nothing to fear.
He said: 'My players are looking forward to getting out there and testing themselves.
'We are obviously massive underdogs if you look at the two clubs.
'Nine times out of 10 the underdogs are beaten, but there is that one other time.
'Any team going to Wembley is playing against 11 guys and anything can happen.
'Last year it was Birmingham, who went on to be relegated at the end of the season.
They faced Arsenal and no-one was giving them a prayer either.'
Mackay has a couple of injury concerns ahead of the trip to London with defender Mark Hudson and midfielder Stephen McPhail set to undergo late fitness tests before a decision is taken on their availability.
Hudson is carrying a calf problem while McPhail is continuing to try and manage the Sjogren's Syndrome, where the immune system attacks the body's moisture-producing glands, that he has suffered from in recent months.
Mackay, who is expected to hand the captaincy to Peter Whittingham if Hudson and McPhail are unavailable, said: "Mark Hudson and Stephen McPhail are touch and go at the moment.
'Everyone else should be fit and healthy, we will give them until the end of the week to see if they will be involved and they will undergo fitness tests on Saturday.
'They are two experienced players and they have been through this situation before.
'Stephen has done bits and pieces in training and we are collaborating with the specialists who look after him in terms of Sjogren's Syndrome.
'They are the people we will deal with and they will make the decision, if that means he has to rest then unfortunately for him and us that will be how it is. His health is more important than a game even if it is at Wembley.'
Mackay has been rewarded for an excellent first season in charge with a new three-and-a-half year contract.
The former Watford boss has guided the Bluebirds into the Championship play-off places as well as securing their first League Cup final appearance.
And the Scot is delighted to have committed his future to the south Wales club.
He said: 'I had a conversation with the chief executive and chairman a couple of weeks ago and they came and asked me to commit to the club.
'I am proud to be manager of this club and I was delighted to be asked to sign an extension.
'We have a project put in place moving forward, we don't want to be a boom-and-bust club and I am delighted they want me to be involved in that.'