the real fa cup

3rd Qualifying Round

Maidenhead 1-1 Gosport

We’re lucky to have Rob Langham of Two Unfortunates back again for, quite literally, a return to where it all started.

Swift Progress

Glory days returning for Heybridge Swifts? Glen Wilson at Hayes Lane for a rare cupset!

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!

Luton Draw Inspires Saints

St. Albans could count themselves lucky that they were still in the Cup after Saturday. But would the possibility of a plum tie against local rivals Luton Town have any effect on them in the replay?

Everything But The Goal

Lower league FA Cup football in early autumn. It’s all about mud, scrapping, windswept pitches and getting stuck in, right? Not in balmy St. Albans it wasn’t where we were treated to some superb football, came very close to witnessing an upset and supped ale in the great outdoors. Bootiful.

Hit The North

After getting a bit of grief for our rather South-centric ITV preview in the previous round, we thought we’d redress the balance a little here and head a bit further North in pursuit of interesting games to big-up

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