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The Agenda: FA Cup magic, Manny Pacquiao’s return and Melbourne mania

The first round proper gets underway with Westfields of the Midland League the lowest ranked team remaining, Tottenham look for an improved performance at Wembley in the Champions League and China goes snooker loopy

Emirates-branded first-round magic as the FA Cup proper gets going, with minnows battling to get within one tie of a third round giantkilling. Among this year’s sides to watch are Westfields – the Midland League Premier Division side from Hereford who have nothing to do with shopping centres and are the lowest ranked team still standing. They beat Leiston 2-1 to get this far, and face Ashton-under-Lyne’s Curzon Ashton on Saturday. The official @Westfieldsfc1 feed has been getting itself all worked up with tweets including: “Let the magic boil in your veins! Let the atoms collide and cause an inferno” and “We are Division Nine, but we have League One teams in our sniper range. Tremble to your new Gods fo Steam and Fire!! TSSSSHHHHSSSS!!!”

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