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Bolton Wanderers To Face Eastleigh In The FA Cup Third Round

It's a 500 mile round trip to the south coast for Neil Lennon's men

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The magic of the FA Cup is back, everyone.

Tonight's third round draw has thrown up some juicy-looking all Premier League ties, as well as the mouth watering prospect of...


Just look at that. What a sight to behold. A non-league side facing the Championship strugglers, who'd've thought it?

Ties will be played from the 8th-11th January 2016, but there's also the very real prospect of us being on TV as the BBC/BT Sport/anyone else who owns some sort of FA Cup rights seem to have a fixation for showing non-league sides on terrestrial TV. Let's hope we get our due diligence and manage to bag some free-to-view air time.

If you fancy heading to the game, you're looking at a long old slog. Eastleigh's Silverlake Stadium (otherwise known as Ten Acres) is 236 miles south of our beloved Macron Stadium, around an hour away from Bournemouth. It has a capacity of just over 5,000, the majority of which is standing, and our visit is likely to max their current record attendance of 4,216 which was amassed during a 4-0 win against Macclesfield earlier this year.

Let's hope we don't embarrass ourselves even further and go out of the FA Cup on national television, ey?