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If we’re ever going to build up the reputation of being a football town, shake off the shackles of Rugby League, and become a team people want to watch or play for, we need to stay in the public eye for as long as possible.
In my lifetime Portsmouth, Coventry, Ipswich, Leeds and Wimbledon have all won the FA. It didn’t do them much good did it?
Jonny, with all due respect we have been in the top flight for 8 seasons on the bounce now and people STILL say to me it’s a rugby town ! Also the media STILL don’t really take us seriously and often hint that the clock is ticking. As for the BBC and MOTD ! Don’t get me started ! FA Cup win for me, the very fact that WAFC will be on the roll of honour and something else that no Wiganer can have ever have envisaged in their life ! Preston won the FA Cup ( Twice ) and look at them now but ask any Nob Ender about history and they will gladly remind you that they DID indeed win the cup twice. Even AFC Wimbledon have triangle corner flags at Kingsmeadow despite MK Dons really being the previous winners of the cup ( Debatable amongst fans of both clubs ! ) and they are proud of that history, a history that can NEVER be taken away from them ( try telling one of their fans that they have never won the FA Cup ! ) The FA Cup to me will always be special and it is such a shame that a money orientated monster has come between it and the fans. All the lower league teams still left in the competition including a certain Blue Square Premier side will cherish their respective big days out in the coming few days, it will provide a break from the norm and humdrum of their usual match day experiences just as our latest cup exploits have to many fans but in a strange reverse scenario ! We aint had a great deal to cheer about this season and so why not lift morale and have something that is within touching distance, silverware that is there to be won, something that can NEVER be taken from us !