The romance of ‘The Cup’. A phrase often banded around during late December when the English FA Cup kicks into gear. In Scotland the equivalent trophy doesn’t seem to ignite the imagination of the fans in quite the same way. This is unfortunate because it is a genuine chance for SPL clubs to win something.
This year I embark on the Scottish Cup journey very early and not as a pessimistic fan (Aberdeen don’t stand a chance!) but as a player. This summer I joined Selkirk FC of the East of Scotland Premier League and we landed a first round tie away to Nairn County.
We will travel on the long journey North as underdogs on the back of a poor run of results to face an in form Nairn side operating in the upper reaches of the Highland League. We will arrive on Friday night with our new Spanish signing in tow. The scene is set. It is only a Monday in mid-September but, from somewhere deep within me, the romance of ‘The Cup’ is awakening from its boyhood slumber…
Check back next week to see how David and Selkirk got on, and don’t forget to follow @gdfeetforabigman on Twitter.