Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sutton United's FA Cup campaign - What A Load of Cobblers

After Sutton United crashed out of the FA Cup in atrocious fashion at the hands of Alton Town, the Road to Wembley would have taken you to Cinderford and Maidenhead before currently stopping off at Forest Green Rovers.

The Blue Square Premier side have landed a decent home draw at home to Northampton Town, otherwise known as the Cobblers. The tie will be played on November 6/7.

There are some intrugiuing matches in the First Round of the Cup. Wimbledon (we can do without the AFC, thank you) are at home to Ebbsfleet United, which offers them a great chance to make it through to the next round. FC United have got a local derby with League Two side Rochdale. If Dover Athletic overcome Farnborough Town, then they'll earn a trip to Kent neighbours Gillingham.

How can we forget our pals from down the road, Carshalton, who were apparently hard done by on Saturday against Chelmsford City. They will play Hendon or Met Police if they win their replay. There's no reason why the Robins can't make it through to the Second Round.

Southport have landed one of the ties they all wanted, at home to Sheffield Wednesday. That's as good as making it to the Third Round in old money.

However, Sutton needn't worry themselves with all that. We will be renewing hostilities with Maidstone United... bugger, bugger, bugger.

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Oh, before I go, I mentioned former boss John Rains the other day. Well, I found this link in which he sings the praises of former Sutton United striker Jamie Mackie who has been drafted up by Scotland. It seems very strange to think of Mackie pulling on the amber and brown of our club while he's banging in the goals for Queens Park Rangers. Anyway, enjoy this.

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