GOT the bunting out yet? Well, you may well be heading to nonleague oblivion, but reaching Wembley in the same year must smash all sorts of records.
Of course, we know it’s the most tin-pot trophy since the last time you lifted one at the old Wembley a generation ago, but it’s still a cup. And, I guess, if you actually win the thing you’ll be torturing us Golden Boys with more drivel about how you’ve actually won trophies and we haven’t. That may strictly be true, I have to admit.
That’s if you don’t count the pre-season Copa Ibiza we proudly lifted in the summer five years ago. I also think it’s really unfair we can’t count the Herts Senior Cups we’ve won (which actually isn’t that many, as we usually get embarrassingly skittled out by Hemel or Hitchin or Harpenden).
No doubt you’ll be all witnessing that great woodwork evacuation all clubs see at cup final time? You know, when the 7,000-odd crowd you get at home each week (along with the excuses of ‘sorry, just don’t have the time to go to games these days’) suddenly swells to 40,000 as people amazingly find they have a day free to go to Wembley... if there’s decent weather of course!
To be fair, you reached the new Wembley before us, so enjoy your day. Once the opponents were Arsenal, now they’re Scunthorpe…