It’s the big day today! When the entire nation stops to watch the FA Cup Final

What time does ‘Cup Final Grandstand’ start? I’ve misplaced my copy of the Radio Times but I am welling up with anticipation about the big build-up, watching reports from the team’s hotel and ‘It’s A Cup Final Knockout.’

Maybe we’ll get to hear each team’s FA Cup Final song and get to vote for the ‘Goal of the Season.’

Also, I’m looking forward to seeing the new tracksuits that each team will be sporting as they walk out of the tunnel and hearing the 100,000 crowd at Wembley all joining in with ‘Abide With Me’.

At 3pm, will you be watching the match on TVS or BBC 1? Or at Wembley in person?

I hope it’s a good open game and that the players don’t freeze on undoubtedly the biggest occasion of their careers. Personally, I think it might go to a replay.

Back in 1983, the FA Cup Final was undoubtedly the highlight of the football calendar. Churchill Square, Brighton, was deserted, except for a few football-haters:

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But by the time of the kick-off, many couldn’t stay away from the action, thanks to Radio Rentals, and a roar went up when Gordon Smith put Albion ahead:

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