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FA Cup third round: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A nostalgic trip down Gander Green Lane, Eastleigh hope to go one better, Ipswich could be tested by Lincoln and Sam Allardyce returns to Bolton

Cast your mind back to May 1988 and one of the great FA Cup finals – Wimbledon v Liverpool, the Crazy Gang and the Culture Club, Dave Beasant’s penalty save and Lawrie Sanchez’s towering header. Eight months later came another FA Cup moment for the ages, non-league Sutton United stunning then top-flight Coventry City with a 2-1 win in the third round. There’ll be plenty of misty-eyed nostalgia on Saturday as Sutton welcome AFC Wimbledon in the third round – and not just because of those 80s hits. In July 2002, AFC Wimbledon’s first game after the club reformed was away at Sutton’s Gander Green Lane. It ended in a 4-0 defeat – perhaps the only time in football history a heavy loss in a friendly prompted a pitch invasion – but was nevertheless the beginning of a remarkable rise. JA

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