On the outskirts of Northwich just off the M6 is where the Addicks head on 1st Round Qualifying weekend, the first time we have started the FA Cup in November for 29 years.Northwich Victoria
were relegated last season from the Conference and began this season in the Conference North with a 10 point deduction after entering administration in May
owing about £500,000 in unpaid bills but despite administration still hanging over them the Vics have only lost 3 league games all season and would be challenging for the play-off's if it wasn't for the -10 points.
The root of a lot of Northwich's financial problems has been their impressive new ground, which they moved into in 2005. The Victoria Stadium
does include a covered terrace that was transported piecemeal from their old Drill Road stadium and according to the excellent Duncan Adams
' ground guide the Victoria Stadium also includes an Italian restaurant and a piano bar! Addicks fans will probably occupy part of the Dane Bank Terrace.
I would have thought the telly maybe interested in covering our game (hopefully) but Paulton Rovers (the lowest ranked team left) at home to Norwich I'd expect will take top billing. Meanwhile Oldham v Leeds, Bristol Rovers v Southampton, Bromley v Colchester, a potential Millwall at home to AFC Wimbledon tie or a local east midlands derby between Stourbridge and Walsall will all be considered.