As Cup fever grips, @FACupFactfile Phil Annets returns with a stack of facts, stats and FA Cup related information as the competition hits the first round proper with six all Non-League ties and many potential cupsets.
One man hoping for a upset is Hampton & Richmond manager Gary McCann who sees his side take on former FA Cup semi-finalists Oldham Athletic on Monday in the last tie of the round in front of the BT Sport cameras. Here he tells Tim Fuell why he is disappointed with his side’s league form going into the tie.
Away from the FA Cup, it is is also FA Trophy weekend as that competition reaches the 2nd Qualifying Round.
Director of Witton Albion Mark Harris explains why the competition is so important to his club ahead of their tie at home to AFC Rushden and Diamonds. With his other hat on as Chairman of the Northern Premier League he also discusses the pyramid re-organisation and why the process is only just underway.
Matt Badcock, Senior Writer at the Non-League Paper is back with an insight into what will be in this weekend’s issue.
He also discusses the managerial change at Ebbsfleet as Daryl McMahon departs to be replaced by Garry Hill and the situation at Eastleigh where club hero Ben Strevens has been handed the job permanently and has brought in former Basingstoke Town boss Jason Bristow as his assistant, which in turn sees Terry Brown return back as manager from his director of football role.