the real fa cup

Preliminary Round

Finding Horley

Juliet Jacques travels from Horley to Horley, returning for FA Cup football and maybe finding something, among the horribly familiar, she’d never encountered before.


Lingfield 4-1 Fisher FC. FozFest weekend finished with a masterclass of finishing, Fozzy style. Fisher’s slick moves couldn’t get past the Lingfield machine.

Kerrtains For Marske

More FA Cup! Newcastle Davey got us a Whitley programme signed by two of Bay’s Wembley FA Vase heroes. He could write “Pooooooh” all over this site for all we care but, as it happens, he’s better than that. Whitley Bay 2-0 Marske.

Paulton 1 – 2 Clevedon

Simon Field on flying Blackberries, the love of squabbling, JeffBridges, unexplained and excitingly long suspensions, Shrek, vomiting and Octonauts & The Giant Squid. Paulton 1-2 Clevedon.

Musselmen Cling To Victory

Warren Carter takes a break from allotments and unusual vegetables for a spot of tea with the vicar, a bit of Non League Day and what it can mean to Non League sides. Oh – and he watched Shoreham .v. Lancing in the FA Cup.

The Good The Badshot The Ugly

Badshot Lea 0 – 1 Chertsey. Clint Eastwood, FA Cup football, Thorpe Park, Cuban Heels, TEA, Spencer Trethewy, 1986 food prices. Some of these things written about by Danny Last of EFW. Apologies for the toe curling headline, that was us not EFW.

When Harry Met Dowie

Stuart Fuller Says: Back in the summer of 1983 Sir Cliff Richard paid a surprise visit back to Cheshunt where he went to school as plain old Harry Webb. Whilst he was there he took a drive down Theobalds Lane on his way back to give the new M25 a bit of a spin …

The Joy Of Sixty

A trip to a place that is remarkably free of drinking establishments doesn’t seem, on the face of it, an ideal day out for us at The Real FA Cup.
Neither did it for most of the rest of the human race.

Dynamo, Corinth & Emley

It’s FA Cup Prelim weekend. We’re off to Corinth, a nod to Dulwich, a wave at the Charlton Brothers, lighting up the Dynamos, West Ham get a fright and the tale of one club becoming two and heading for a possible FA Cup match up.

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation