Our match against Potters Bar Town is our first in this season’s FA Cup; sponsored by Emirates. The competition is often described as “The Road to Wembley”, but it is very unlikely that either ourselves, or our opponents are going to complete the journey.
The elite teams of Europe have also embarked on a journey, that this season will end in Kiev in May. Many thousands of miles will be covered not only by the players and officials, but by hordes of loyal fans who will travel to support their team in hope that they will land the coveted Champions League.
These fans must be totally committed to the cause as the cost in time and money is not for the casual supporter. For some, it is a real adventure and an opportunity to visit places that you might otherwise not travel to. I can’t say that Qarabag in Azerbaijan in high on my list of destinations to visit!!
A colleague, who will probably read this article, so I will have to be careful what I write, is a Leicester City supporter....
The Beavers have not been that fortunate with their Cup draws in the last season or two and if they manage to get past Potters Bar Town, they will have another tricky tie against a team from a couple of steps down the pyramid.
They will face a journey, if they win tomorrow night, to Cinderford Town of the Southern League South & West on September 30th.
The Forresters saw off Hartley Wintney by a single goal on Saturday and will fancy their chances in the next round whoever they face.