Cup Football is the beautiful game.. only better!
After last year’s success following the path of the FA Cup starting with Chadderton (nr Oldham) all the way to Wembley to see Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1. The challenge had us following the winners of each round until they were defeated. 16 games in total had us travelling over 2500 miles on the road to Wembley. you can read all about it (here)
So this year we’re going after all three! The FA Trophy, FA Vase & FA Cup, a 34 game season with 3 Wembley finals. 10 Trophy games – Final on Sun. 24th March 2013. 10 Vase games – Final on Sat. 4th May 2013 & 14 Cup games – Final on Sat. 11th May 2013. The question is can it be done? The even bigger question is what are the pies & Bovril like from the grounds we visit?
About us :– i’m too far into my 40’s that i want to shout about it & the Rhino is just a pup 10 years younger, we both live in Droylsden, Manchester and we are Reds! Droylsden FC Reds that is! and it was while we were following Droylsden that this idea came about; Leyton Orient just about beat us in the 2nd round FA Cup replay 2010, the Bloods were 2-0 up against a 10-man Orient & we was already looking forward to the trip to Norwich for round 3 but Orient got a lucky 8 goals to bust us out! We stayed over in that London to drown our sorrows & the ‘follow cup football’ idea was born in a pub in Ilford.
The Plan :- Each game we attend will go onto the home page of this blog as a “Step” and there is 34 steps to completing this blog. All steps MUST be attended by at least one of us to achieve this “3 Ways To Wembley” mission and i will keep readers of this nonsense informed of the games we are going to by updating the ‘Cup Fixtures’ page on a weekly basis, or as often as the FA update their fixtures anyway
Unlike last season we won’t be following the path of the various cups, we will choose games that look interesting or between 2 teams we haven’t seen before. This will give us a better chance of seeing more teams & visit more grounds around the Country but a tie from each round of each competition MUST be achieved as well as using public transport for ALL games.
I will be blogging my usual unbiased, shite match reports as well as whatever me & the big fella get up to before & after the game (especially on over-night trips) a few days after the game and on match day i will tweet text & pics from @1LegOnTheCup throughout the day. Of course Johnny will once again enlist the help of a beautiful young lady to help him review, score & rate all the pies we encounter on the pie-ometer page.
1 Leg On The Cup promote sensible eating & eat-aware.pie.uk take the time to download the Rhino’s pie risk assessment and please eat responsibly………..
NEVER return to a pie once it’s gone cold!
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