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Growing up with the FA Cup

8 November 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says his love for the FA Cup started at a young age.

Wanderers welcome League 1 side Crewe Alexandra to Adams Park on Saturday in the first round and Blues’ boss revealed just how much the competition means to him.

“It’s a historic competition, the best club cup competition in the world in my opinion,” Ainsworth told Chairboys Player.

“I remember on a Saturday afternoon in early May – when there were only three channels – everyone made a big day of the FA Cup final. Everyone sat round watching the game. 

“It means a lot and I want to win every game we play in the FA Cup. 

“The FA Cup as a player is huge. I’ve always held it in high regard and it’s a big competition. I really want to progress and it is a tough draw, but it’s a winnable draw.”

Ainsworth added: “People say that you associate Wycombe Wanderers with cup runs and reaching both the League and FA Cup semi-finals speaks volumes for this club.

“The history is there and I was on the losing side against them in one tie and it showed just how much it meant to Wycombe.

“I’m not taking this lightly and I know how much it means to the fans, the players and me. Hopefully we can progress and put on a good show.”

Tickets in the seating areas for this match cost £17 for adults, £12 for seniors and ages 19-25, £5 for ages 8-18 and free for under 7s.  

Meanwhile, a ticket in the Greene King IPA Terrace will cost just £15 for adults, £11 for seniors, £9 for ages 19-25 and £5 for ages 8-18.  

, call 01494 441118 or book in person from the Information Centre at Adams Park. onlineBuy 

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