Ladies and gentlemen, it is within sight. In less than two days’ time, Wigan Athletic will be playing their part in English football’s greatest sideshow, the FA Challenge Cup Final. Would you ever have believed that as you trudged back from the DW unhappy with a draw against Bournemouth all those months ago?
Yes, there have been fortunate near-misses and an even luckier run of the draw balls, but the fact remains. It is there in blue and white for all to see, flags and scarves adorning shop windows the length and breadth of the borough. Screw the league, this is where the history is being written, right here this weekend.
West Brom/Swansea super-review special (0:00); What does the FA Cup mean to you? (14:28); Wembley predictions (40:18); Next week’s number one single (48:03)
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A final word of encouragement for those still down in the dumps. When you’re a kid, you don’t dream of winning the league, you dream of lifting the FA Cup at Wembley, climbing those steps and receiving the trophy from the Queen. Everybody will be watching little Wigan fulfil their wildest dreams this Saturday afternoon.