the real fa cup

FA Cup

Yachtsmen Drown in Bay

No, I also can’t believe I had the gall to keep that appalling headline … THE FA Vase final was perhaps always going to be the most likely source of season finale for therealfacup

Vase Final – Football Special

… how much of a life highlight would it be to sit in the England dressing room, coveting the seat on which Goldenballs’ golden balls have perched, hanging your hoody on the peg that supported the full weight of Rio’s wardrobe…

FA Cup Semi Finals Are Rubbish

FA Cup semi final musings. There’ll be no previews here, just musings, we just don’t give a shit about any of the teams, except Villa … but when was the last decent semi??

South 5 North 2

Four pubs, seven goals, 70 stewards and a handful of fans. Brentford racked up five goals, two for Charlie MacDonald, two for Myles Weston while Graeme Armstrong notched twice for Gateshead.

Fog On The Cam

A bit late with this one so apologies, been a very busy week. A comfortable win for Cambridge in truth and we got a few glimpses of potential future stars. Chris Holroyd and Jai Reason for Cambridge and Sam Duncum for Ilkeston.

Millers Scrape Past Stones

Thanks to our little chat with Ashy earlier in the week and the few League two sides dumped out of the cup on Saturday, we were rather looking forward to this.

Glory Beckons For Non League Somebodys

The First Round of the FA Cup is almost upon us and, as the TV money floods in, kick-off times are altered to such an extent that we will be attending no less than 3 (three!) matches this weekend!


The day started with early goals and ended with boardroom visits as the FA Cup reached the 2nd Qualifying Round in North London.

Non League Day
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