the real fa cup

Extra Preliminary Round

Magic Of The Mug

Phil Ascough on under 19 attendances, Pete Mitchell, mugs behind the goal and, ultimately, Barton Town Old Boys’ cup win.

Extra, Extra, Preliminaread All About It!

It’s Friday, it’s 7:45 o’clock, it’s FA Cup CRACKERJACK! One for the kids there. It’s back, we’re back, another 5 months of us trying to convince the world that the early rounds of the FA Cup are well worth a watch …


Imagine standing in the shower for twenty minutes with all your clothes on. Then imagine going to stand next to a football pitch in those clothes … hello summer! Colliers 1-1 Chessington

Daggers Double

The Daggers take a day off from their Diary. A confusing array of ground swapping and a generous giveaway to groundhopping. One day, two grounds, four teams.

Keeper Striker Keeper Striker

When his own side, Glossop North End, suffered FA Cup defeat before he’d even arrived back from an inconveniently timed holiday, Jonathan Haggart felt there was a hole in his season before it had begun. Which is why, on Tuesday night, he found himself at…

The Amphitheatre Of Dreams

Fisher FC secretary Dan York recalls the former Athletic’s FA Cup journeys and looks forward to a re-invigoration of the dream in historic Chichester.

Ascot United 1 – 2 Wembley

Where the hell did all those people come from? FA Cup final penalty save hero saves no penalties. therealfacup find itself on a train out to the ‘burbs, enjoys free burgers and sees an experiment succeed. The FA Cup must be underway again. And how!

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation