the real fa cup

1st Qualifying Round

A(nother) Kick In The Gornals!

Gornal Athletic return for a record equalling second time in two rounds. This time, words, Music and Pictures courtesy of our favourite groundhopper, Graham Yapp at Modus Hopper Random.


Bobby Moore, broken camera, Fathers For Justice, pointless railway stations and Oxford City 1-1 Didcot Town. Two Unfortunates’ Rob Langham takes one for the team.

Chertsey 4 Lewes 1

We’ve been to Chertsey before, Lewes hadn’t and neither had the Lewes Lunatic Fringe, nor had The Ball Is Round’s Stuart Fuller. Chertsey 4 Lewes 1.

Pitch Battle On Red Bridge

This year has been the year of the excuse. In the World Cup it was the new Jabulani ball and in the English Cup finals and play off finals it was the pitch. In the case of the ball it was clear to us and we blogged about it then

Pie, War Heroes & Very Cheap Beer

A bit of a Northern tinge to this round’s preview, we hear from Glossop’s Jonathan Haggart and feature a few Vodkat teams. This week we’re off to Redbridge and Cray to see how they roll.

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation