In the aftermath of the Droylsden v. Chesterfield FA Cup second round abandonement last night, the FA have now taken the extraordinary decision to schedule the game for a Wembley showdown this Saturday, 20th December, to avoid any further blunders.
The first game was postponed, the second ended in controversy after Chesterfield allowed Droylsden to equalise with a 'walk-in' goal, and last night's encounter came to an early conclusion when floodlights failed after 75 minutes.
Chesterfield supporters claimed that the floodlights had been, simply, 'turned off' with the Spireites leading 2-0 through goals from the evil Jack Lester and Daren Currie. FA chiefs are investigating those claims.
This morning, howver, Lancaster Gate have announced that tickets will go on sale from 9.30am Thursday morning, with each team receiving an allocation of 20,000.
A spokesman for the FA said:
"This is what you get with tuppence-ha'penny minnows. We'll stage this game at Wembley, so that these Northern oiks can't ruin the Cup's great tradition."
Tickets for all parts of the stadium are priced at £65.