July 12 – The FA Cup, football’s oldest domestic knockout competition, will take place on the Channel Islands for the first time after Guernsey FC were drawn at home in next month’s preliminary round of the competition.
Guernsey, who play in the eight tier of the English football pyramid, will face Thamesmead Town from the same division on August 20.
“To bring the iconic competition to Guernsey will be something special,” said club boss Tony Vance. “The FA Cup has never gone out of the UK.”
When they were last drawn at home in 2013, the tie was moved out of the island as the ground was being used by a local rugby club. “Being brutally honest there is a little bit in me that I’m pitching myself to be wary of the fact something might happen to prevent it from being played here again,” added Vance.
IWF suggests his biggest fear should be Nigel Farage (a leading British Brexiteer who recently resigned from political life) attempting a comeback.
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