Focus on the FA Cup

Delicate balance of past and present

December 1, 2012
By Andy Brassell
On a rainy afternoon at a modest sports ground in suburban Greater London, representatives of the world's media - from France, Norway and beyond - are gathered in a cramped pavilion to discuss and preview an FA Cup tie between a third-tier and fourth-tier side.

If it sounds like a strange situation, that's because it is. League Two AFC Wimbledon travel to meet League One's Milton Keynes Dons for the first time on Sunday since the creation of the former. It is a match that everyone wants ...

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