FA Cup brings cash lifeline for ailing Macclesfield

The players will be thinking of the glory, but for the men trying to keep Grimsby Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Macclesfield Town afloat, it is the riches on offer in the FA Cup third round that makes it worth diverting the Conference trio’s attention from the quest to regain Football League status.

The 10 Best Farmers’ Markets

Taste the best produce from a given area and mingle with the locals in some of Britain’s prettiest, historic market towns

Swindon shock Wigan in FA Cup

Swindon caused the biggest upset of the day as the npower League Two side came from behind to beat Wigan 2-1 in their FA Cup third round tie at the County Ground.

Glenn Moore: The FA Cup - Where to get your third-round shocks as

The revelation that the BBC is likely to drop its Saturday-night coverage of the Football League in order to preserve its dwindling sports budget for Match of the Day's pundits was another blow for players in the vibrant, but increasingly sidelined world beyond the Premier League.

More headlines