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FA Cup Tour Visits Millwall FC: Video

A lot has changed in the world since the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, began in 1871. But the magic of the tournament still remains. The prospect of non-league minnows upsetting giants. And the nostalgia of seeing matches played in front of standing-room only crowds in the heart of the English countryside.

While most of the attention this Sunday will be on the Premier League heavyweight fight between Arsenal and Chelsea, the second round of the FA Cup is also taking place this weekend. One FA Cup match in particular that is intriguing is the visit of Millwall to Staines Town FC, a member of the Conference South league. Yes, the same Staines that Da Ali G made famous.

In the buildup to this weekend’s match, EPL Talk’s Laurence McKenna (presenter and producer) and Max Bell (writer and director) visited the home of Millwall Football Club, The New Den, as part of the FA Cup’s tour around England.

In this exclusive video, McKenna interviews legendary Millwall players Neil Harris and Paul Robinson. Plus McKenna and Bell take you inside The New Den to catch a glimpse of the stadium, the FA Cup trophy and the story of how Millwall became known as The Lions.

The video marks the beginning of an exciting new addition to EPL Talk. McKenna and Bell will be creating and producing a video series that you’ll only be able to see here. More details to come in the near future regarding the next episode.

In the meantime, be sure to watch the FA Cup match between Staines Town and Millwall this weekend. In the United States, the game will be shown on Fox Soccer Channel on Saturday at 9pm ET (on delay).

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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3 Responses to FA Cup Tour Visits Millwall FC: Video

  1. Marc says:

    You have to love the early rounds of the FA Cup.

  2. The Gaffer says:

    The above video is in HD, but you can view a widescreen version of the video in HD online at YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I1143P5AHA

    Enjoy, and congratulations to Laurence and Max on a high quality video production and a wonderful taste of things to come.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  3. Austin says:

    Very well done Laurence and Max! I look forward to seeing more videos such as this.

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