Well I got us a Cup Win last season after a wait of 16 years so I may as well give it a go again.
This is the142nd edition of the oldest football tournament in the world, the Football Association Challenge Cup.
After last night and our less than perfect start to the EPL campaign, this might be a more realistic chance of a trophy despite our current injury problems. I guess as always it might depend on who we get in the early rounds.
640 teams are entered and it has already started and in the first qualifying round there were notable wins for Swindon Supermarine, United of Manchester (boo) and Metropolitan Police. One of those will do nicely in the third round.
I was lucky enough to attend both the semi final and final of the FA cup last year and it was glorious. A trophy we hadn’t won for too long. I want to win it again of course, but with the way things are going in terms of the squad’s fitness, it may be that kids are thrown to the wolves this season in the domestic cups, in order to carry the team into the top 4.
Third Round Proper Saturday 7 January 2023 Fourth Round Proper Saturday 28 January 2023 Fifth Round Proper Wednesday 1 March 2023 Quarter-Final Saturday 18 March 2023 Semi-Final Saturday 22 April 2023 Final Saturday 3 June 2023