This may never have happened. All the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round games were played out over the weekend of 17th, 18th and 19th August.
And I was busy.
So, another year of saying "You know, one year....". And that Extra Preliminary round had so much to offer. Glossop North End (my place of birth), Bedfont (close to work), Marlow United (a nice trip up river). Ho hum.
But wait. Chertsey Town (where I now live) were 2-0 down away at Wick, a small community outside Littlehampton on the South Coast. 2-0 down with 6 minutes to play. Two late goals forced a replay, a relief (no doubt) for the Chertsey Town club and their fans but no less than a twist of fate for me.
No late goals from Chertsey, no road to Wembley this year. No blog. No this. Nothing.
Isn't life weird at times?