My blog on an extraordinary afternoon at Wembley for the FA Cup semi final is a bit late and shorter than usual. The reason being that one group of people who are never late are my daughters. The second of which was born three days after the game, six weeks… Read More »Watford v Wolves – 7 April 2019
Road to Wembley 2018/19
This season i’m aiming to watch as many rounds of the FA Cup as possible and maybe even complete the ‘Road to Wembley’.
I went to Watford last season, largely to tick off another London ground from ‘the 92’. As it turned out, I was treated to a fantastically entertaining EFL cup game where the home side were knocked out 3-2 by Bristol City. Watford went out, City went on to the semi-finals… Read More »Watford v Crystal Palace – 16 March 2019
Chelsea v Manchester United is the kind of game people expect in the latter stages of the FA Cup. A battle between two of the countries ‘top six’ sides and in this case a rematch of last year’s final. It’s the sort of match that people get excited about. For… Read More »Chelsea v Manchester United – 18 February 2019
It’s not unusual to see flashing lights hovering in the faint orange sky of London at night. They are usually planes in the distance or occasionally a police helicopter. As I weaved along the thin concrete path that dissects Barnet FC’s training pitches there was an unfamiliar light in the… Read More »Barnet v Brentford – 28 January 2018
It’s that time of the year again. The FA Cup Third Round. The zenith of discussion about how the FA Cup has lost its magic and appeal. Moany nostalgia aside, it’s quite obvious to anyone who watches football that the world’s oldest domestic football cup doesn’t provide the same kind… Read More »Fulham v Oldham Athletic – 6 January 2019
I’m not going to lie, it took a while to get over the First Round. It was incredibly fortunate that my first attempt at the Road to Wembley coincided with one of my favourite local clubs making history. Haringey Borough’s TV debut was all very surreal on the night, but… Read More »Maidstone United v Oldham Athletic – 1 December 2018