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FA CUP 2021-22
In recent years the FA Cup has suffered declining interest, yet it is an inherently magical competition. For the coming season over 700 clubs have entered and the first draws have been made without any big-time TV coverage. The first matches will be in the EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND due to be played Saturday August 7th. Winners will receive £1,125 and losers get £375. This sort of finance really matters to clubs at this level. 174 games will be played from Ashington v Newcastle Benfield to Ilfracombe Town v Wellington AFC as 348 teams embark on the road to Wembley.

I'm going to do my best to report on every round, if not every match of the competition.

The draw has also been made for the Preliminary Round itself, due to be played Saturday August 21st. Winners get £1,444 and losers collect £481. There will be 155 ties in all from Marske v Pickering Town to Mousehole v Plymouth Parkway or Helston Athletic, so 136 teams will come in at this stage.

You could even do what TheMaclad often does, select a local team and follow it until it is knocked out and then follow the conquerors. This is much closer to the real game than the Euros.
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