And Number Twenty Will Play…

You can probably guess how excited I am about the First Round of the FA Cup, which is coming up this weekend. In spite of there being no teams competing in it in which I have a particular interest and the somewhat disappointing draw (most of the non-league sides seem to have been drawn against each other), there is still plenty of interest to be had as the semi-professionals and amateurs have a go at trying to give the professional clubs a bloody nose. The First Round of the FA Cup also gives one the opportunity to utter that most satisfying of phrases, “Oh, I wondered what had happened to him…” at the sight of a former “celebrity” (and I use the word in one of its looser definitions) now slumming it at the lower end of the game. For my part, it’s looking near certain that I’ll be at the match between Eastbourne Borough and Weymouth. It’s not too far from Brighton and, considering my immense dislike of Weymouth, it shouldn’t be too difficult for me to get behind the home team. Also, there is a reasonable chance of an upset, with the top team in the Conference South coming up against mid-table Conference mediocrity. Providing I get there and back without doing myself any serious damage, you can expect a full report on here tomorrow. Anyway, here’s...

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