AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley previews the FA Cup third-round clash against Liverpool.
Monday will be a special occasion for everybody associated with the Dons, who are in the FA Cup third round for the first time since their rebirth in 2002.
Player trials on Wimbledon Common and Combined Counties League football seems an awful long time ago now, though, with the club chasing promotion from League Two and readying themselves for a mouth-watering clash with the Merseyside giants.
The Kingsmeadow encounter brings with it memories of the most famous day in Wimbledon’s history, when the Crazy Gang shocked the Anfield club to win the FA Cup.
Lawrie Sanchez scored the decisive goal at Wembley that day, although captain Beasant’s save from a John Aldridge penalty remains the iconic image.