I challenged this yesterday but it seems it is correct
Personally I cant remeber it happening before let alone other fixtures being scheduled for the same day but it looks as if two things have conspired to leave the fa no option. Firstly the world cup going on into the 2nd week of July means that the season can not start the new season any earlier than planned, availability of players etc, and more crucially the championship league final is being played at wembly on the saturday immeaditly after the season finishes
I agree it should not happen but one more nail in the fa cups coffin I'm afraid
FA Cup 3rd round 1964
Newcastle United 1 Bedford Town 2
Is on Saturday 14th May, the week before the season finishes.
I know its happened before, but its still sacrilege in my eyes.
Showpiece game that has always, and should always, bring the curtain down on the season.
A once great competition that has lost prestige every year since the inception of the premier league. A shame that the morons who run our game don't care one iota about tradition and the history of the game.
Halloween 2010, the day we died a thousand deaths.