the real fa cup


Hebburn Week – Daniel Regan

Hebburn Town are approaching their final few days of preparation before they meet north-east neighbours, and non-league high-flyers, Gateshead in the FA Cup on Saturday. Andy Hudson talks to Hebburn Town keeper Dan Regan.

Mr Hebburn. Alphonse To You.

Alphonse Reyrolle and Hebburn Town – Take one Tyneside town, add a French industrialist, start up a footy team and, hey presto, 99 years later they’re mixing it with the big boys on the verge of FA Cup history.

Dollys Faxed At The Axe

Rushed pub choices, unwelcome halloween ephemera, Elton John, fisticuffs and ‘cheaper than the Bescot’. Chris Maddock on Lancaster 0-3 FC Halifax.

Burnham 2-5 Bishops Stortford

Ulrika Jonsson, Sir John Betjeman, Sid James, The Gore, Ian Walker and THAT hair, Geoff Hurst-a-like and bukake. Nope, we have no idea how Stuart Fuller does it either but it’s all in there!

Hebburn 1-0 Linnets

The Northern League marches on in the FA Cup. The intrepid Andy Hudson returns ‘home’ from football trips to Sweden and Scotland to see Hebburn upset Linnets.

FA Cup Warm Up

How to have a free day, not look at porn, go to the wrong station and accidentally go to a game that next week is an FA Cup game. Bromley 1-1 Welling.

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation