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No Cup dreams as Croydon knocked out before a ball is kicked

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Any dreams that Croydon FC might have had of an FA Cup run taking them all the way to Wembley next May, however fanciful, have been cruelly snuffed out before a ball is even kicked in the new … Continue reading

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Whytleleafe lose their FA appeal and are kicked out of the cup

The Football Association has confirmed its decision to kick Whyteleafe out of this year’s FA Cup for fielding a banned player. The club had an appeal hearing at FA headquarters at Wembley yesterday afternoon over the case of Adekunle Odutolu, … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe kicked out of FA Cup for fielding banned player

Less than 24 hours before they were due to play one of the biggest games in the club’s history, Whyteleafe last night announced that they had been kicked out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player in an … Continue reading

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Davies kicks off his Cup quest with home tie against Tunbridge

Croydon FC’s long road to Wembley will start next month with a tie against Tunbridge Wells, after the FA Cup draw was announced this week. Croydon, under new management, play their first pre-season friendly this afternoon against Chipstead, as the … Continue reading

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Trams can’t mask delight as Campbell keeps them in the cup

NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP: It’s another FA Cup weekend coming up, at least for three local sides, as GENE GERMAINERS reports Until the Croydon riots in 2011, AC London did not exist as a football club. This weekend, they are playing in … Continue reading

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Hard-fought draw sets up FA Cup replay at Croydon Arena

BRIAN GRANVILLE, our man in the trenchcoat with a diploma in coversational Italian and a copy of When Saturday Comes tucked into his pocket, reports on the latest FA Cup upset involving one of the borough’s non-league sides Croydon FC … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Jedinak says Palace are determined to upset the odds

Mile Jedinak says his Crystal Palace FA Cup final side on Saturday will “have no fear” when they face Manchester United at Wembley. Jedinak looks likely to start the final ahead of James McArthur to help Crystal Palace deal with … Continue reading

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AUDIO: ‘Wonder goal’ sees Palace denied victory yet again

Conor Wickham drew the boos of the frustrated fans of his former club at Sunderland last night, as he was twice on target to give Crystal Palace a glimpse of their first league win in 11 games, only for the … Continue reading

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Multi-tasker Gill is dreaming of FA Cup giant-killing at Arena

BRIAN GRANVILLE, our non-league football reporter, is up for the cup today NON-LEAGUE NEWS: South Norwood’s Croydon Arena is hosting what will likely be Croydon FC‘s biggest game of the season this afternoon. It is the first qualifying round of … Continue reading

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FA Cup draw sees early return to Croydon for ex-boss Fowler

The FA Cup throws up some intriguing draws. This Saturday’s preliminary qualifying round sees an early return to Croydon Arena for John Fowler, who until his abrupt departure in the summer had been the manager of Croydon FC. On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Phoenix side AFC gets a bum rap over FA Cup red card

It was all supposed to be so different. Phoenix club AFC Croydon Athletic making its debut in the world’s oldest and most historic football competition, the FA Cup, a sign that the club had really come back from beyond the … Continue reading

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Croydon clubs are not quite up for the FA Cup

It’s 30 degrees outside and Andy Murray’s in the Wimbledon final, but for Croydon’s non-league football clubs, their attention is firmly on the upcoming football season – the draws for the FA Cup and the FA Vase are out. Both … Continue reading

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Careful what you wish for as you walk the Wembley way

Will there really be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is the Wembley arch for Crystal Palace this afternoon? STEVEN DOWNES suggests not Today’s Championship play-off final is being bigged up in some quarters as … Continue reading

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