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Sheffield FC prepare for first-ever BBC live match

I don’t care if you are blue and white or red and white, if you like to sing on fat chip butties or write WAWAW wherever you can, this great soccer city needs your support.

Don’t start yelling on the page, just listen to me. In fact, I’m only asking for 90 minutes of your time, and then you can start loving yourself again for hating yourself or hating yourself for loving yourself… any way in your home, classroom, or workplace.

The oldest football club in the world has been waiting for this moment for 164 years and if the fans of this city finally want everyone to understand that we are the homeland of football, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

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Yes, you read that right. Sheffield FC’s FA Cup match against mighty Sherwood Colliery will be broadcast live on TV at 12.30pm on Saturday.

This is the very first time.

SFC first played in the competition in 1873.

They had already been playing for 15 years. They reached the quarterfinals three times over the next five years.

Oh my god, how patient they were for the film crews to show up

It’s not a club that draws big crowds, but this weekend must be different.

I’ve been complaining for weeks about living in a city incapable of capturing its international footballing heritage and, from what you’re telling me, neither half the city.

So what’s holding you back? Let’s make it a celebration of a city that proudly created 40 firsts in football and hasn’t – quite – given up on letting the whole world know about it.

The booth with The Home of Football written on it will be there for everyone to see and it would be so good to see it full. Perhaps you could treat yourself to a jersey or a pie – put a few pennies in the vaults for the club’s historic and long-awaited new ground.

The FA Cup is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season. Now what a cutting stroke that could be. But wait, I wouldn’t go so far as to ask if SFC would rather face SUFC or SWFC at Wembley in the FA Cup final.

We Sheffields know when to push our luck …

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This notice was published: 2021-08-20 05:37:13

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