The first football match I ever went to was an FA Cup First Round tie between Boston United and Morecambe in 1996. Taking my seat in the main stand at York Street next to my Dad and Granddad on a grim November afternoon, there was a palpable sense of excitement around the ground. The Pilgrims […]Read More Could it be Magic?: Despite the Doom-Mongers, the FA Cup Remains Vital to English Football.
“It’s Thomas who takes it…OH WHAT A GOAL MICKEY THOMAS! He’s done it! The magic little man, at the venerable age of 37, has produced a sensational goal.” Wrexham AFC are hardly rookies when it comes to the FA Cup. Though their most famous moment in the competition came at the Racecourse Ground in 1992, […]Read More No Sweat: Wrexham AFC Prepare for Grudge Match with Newport County
Football’s oldest cup competition returned this weekend, and with it further chances of England’s lower league teams to write their own headlines. With ten of the sixteen fourth round ties pitting teams from different levels of the league pyramid against each other there was plenty of opportunity abound for upsets. Here are the talking points. […]Read More FA Cup Fourth Round - The Talking Points
Gatecrashing 2018 like an irresponsible YouTuber in a culturally sensitive woodland area, everyone’s favourite weekend of the football season brought renewed cliches, condescension and unnecessary portmanteaus. The third round of the FA Cup, where Goliath deigns to show up and take on David, who’s been swatting aside challengers of at least similar size up to […]Read More FA Cup Third Round - The Talking Points
With no non-league participants left in the FA Cup at the Third Round stage for the first time since 1951, it falls to the teams in League Two that have fought their way through the first two rounds to sprinkle a bit of that cliched magic on the cup this season. Former winners Coventry City, […]Read More The Exiles on Main Street