Monday, 18 February 2008

Northern Exposure

At last, a chance to use the "Zoom Out" function on the map of places visited on this FA Cup run. A trip up North beckons. The draw for the Sixth Round of the FA Cup was made today and it bears an uncanny resemblance to this:

Sheffield United or Middlesbrough v Cardiff City
Manchester United v Portsmouth
Bristol Rovers v West Bromwich Albion
Barnsley v Chelsea

I'm delighted with the draw, even though it could be quite a long journey. I have been to Bramall Lane before and I know the atmosphere is good there. I have never been to Middlesbrough for a game so that would be a new experience to look forward to. I think either venue will offer a reasonable chance of getting hold of a ticket.

The only downside is that I will have to wait a week and a half to find out the exact destination. Don't they say that patience is a virtue? I'm not so sure; she can't have been a football fan...

3 comments:

Timm Rutland said...

I've already been to SheffU this season so, I'm hoping for 'Boro!

barry said...

Hiya,we are the lot that started with Crawley Town and are still going strong and were in the Grandstand @ Cardiff on Saturday,been to the old Ayrsome Park but never the Riverside,so we wanna go to Middlesbrough..

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is a repeat message for Andy, and for Barry after reading the comment above.

I'm a freelance reporter for ESPN-Star Sports, the biggest sports broadcaster in Asia, and I'd like to film a feature at the sixth round tie, wherever it may be, with as many of the "Road to Wembley" contingent as possible.
I've already made contact with Timm, who has agreed to be interviewed. I must confess that until I heard about Andy's blog, I had no idea there were so many of you on the same mission, but I'm hoping to meet as many of you as possible on March 9th!

Please give me a call on 07917 372402 or drop me a line on t.skippings@ntlworld.com if you're happy to talk to me!

Best regards
Tom Skippings