UK News

Insights from the UK and beyond

FA Cup can only hold so much romance


ccfc.jpgYou wait 81 years for your football team to get to Wembley in the FA Cup, and then it falls on your wedding day.

My brother, a Cardiff City season-ticket holder,has waited until he is 45 to tie the knot, only to find his Bluebirds team are playing in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on the same weekend.

The last time CCFC were at Wembley was when they won it, in 1927.

It seems particularly cruel, as heΒ  as due to marry last November, but it was delayed because of problems with the venue and key guests being absent.

Now he faces the prospect of two of his ushers, also Cardiff City season-ticket holders, taking the trip up the M4 rather than down the aisle.