It was asking a lot to get one of the ‘big 4’ (Leeds, Southampton, Norwich or Charlton) but a home tie against a decent League 2 side fits the bill. You can see the draw here.
Rotherham United at home – we’ve been waiting long enough to get a fixture like this. I was listening to the draw down the phone to Jeremy Albert who was at Ruislip and I could hear the cries every time a team numbered in the 70s was pulled out.
Now all the hard work and planning starts, but I’m leaving that in the capable hands of Fingers and Peter. Fortunately for me I’m away in Belgium until Tuesday with my wife (no kids) though she hasn’t been best pleased with the phone going off all afternoon, including Radio London. I passed that onto Gordon so hopefully some people heard him about 10 to 3 this afternoon. I think we will get plenty more coverage yet.
So stand by for announcements on the date and time of the game – plenty to take into account and it will involve the police, licensing authorities and the FA as well as Rotherham – and also ticketing and all other salient details.
It’s a good time to be a Wealdstone fan I think.