the long way

The 2012 FA Cup

aiming to get The 2012 Cup Final by the longest possible route, you’ll find me…
Extra Preliminary Round – Cobham FC v Badshot Lea FC (2-2)
Extra Preliminary Round (replay) – Chessington & Hook Utd FC v Colliers Wood FC (2-1)
Preliminary Round – Folkestone Invicta FC v Whyteleafe FC (2-2)
Preliminary Round (replay) – Egham Town FC v Merstham FC (2-3)
1st Qualifying Round – Burnham FC v Chalfont St Peter FC (1-0)
1st Qualifying Round (replay) – Moneyfields FC v Godalming Town FC (1-3)
2nd Qualifying Round – Hanworth Villa FC v Aveley FC (1-0)
2nd Qualifying Round (replay) – Leatherhead FC v Biggleswade Town FC (2-1)
3rd Qualifying Round – Sutton United FC v Bognor Regis FC (4-0)
3rd Qualifying Round (replay) – North Greenford United FC v East Thurrock United FC (0-3)
4th Qualifying Round – Hayes & Yeading United FCv Cambridge United FC (2-6)
4th Qualifying Round (replay) – Leatherhead FC v Sutton United FC (2-3)
1st Round Proper – Salisbury City FC v Arlesey Town FC (3-1)
1st Round Proper (replay) – Aldershot Town FC v Maidenhead United FC (2-0)
2nd Round Proper – Crawley Town FC v Redbridge FC (5-0)
2nd Round Proper (replay) – Yeovil Town FC v Fleetwood Town FC (0-2)
3rd Round Proper – Watford FC v Bradford City FC (4-2)
3rd Round Proper (replay) – Millwall FC v Dagenham & Redbridge FC (5-0)
4th Round Proper – Arsenal FC v Aston Villa FC (3-2)
4th Round Proper (replay) – Southampton FC v Millwall FC (2-3)
5th Round Proper – Chelsea FC v Birmingham City FC (1-1)
5th Round Proper (replay) – Tottenham Hotspur FC v Stevenage FC (3-1)
Quarter Final – Everton FC v Sunderland FC (1-1)
Quarter Final (rearranged) – Tottenham Hotspur FC v Bolton Wanderers FC (3-1)
Semi Final – Everton FC v Liverpool FC (1-2)
The FA Cup Final – Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC (2-1)



Hop to the Final – “the long way”

Rule(s) – The hopper MUST see one game in every round of the cup competition, AND one replay in every round. This should be done without (if possible) repeating any previously seen grounds or teams.


There are only three exceptions to this rule….

1. Environmental Issue. If a trip to a midweek replay incurs a petrol-guzzling journey of more that 4hrs (round trip), then it may be deemed too long to complete without upsetting the environment, work or the family. In this instance a closer option maybe chosen, but the hopper must still try to avoid too much Ground/Team Repetition (GTR*).
2. Social Issue. Any risk of crowd trouble or hospitalisation (eg. Luton games for Watford fans) can amend the above rule. Once again the hopper must still try to avoid too much GTR.
3. Moral Issue. All games involving MK Dons carry a serious moral dilemma (45% of gate receipts go to each club playing in the tie). An alternative game may be preferable. Once again the hopper must still try to avoid too much GTR.

Point scoring

There are a possible 10 pts for each game. Points will be awarded for progress, as follow;
1pt – attending a game
3pts – new ground
3pts – new team
3pts – new team


*GTR (Ground/Team Repetition) is calculated in degrees of severity.
Good: repeating visit to a Ground without repeating either Team.
Bad: repeating one ground AND one team, OR repeating both Teams without repeating the Ground.
Ugly: repeating visit to a Ground AND repeating both Teams.
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“an endurance event in the land of the beautiful game”
Foreword by Richard Lee, Alan Dowson, Ian Selley & Martin Tyler

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