Date: 4th November 2005 at 12:18pm
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Swindon have confirmed that the Town End stand will definitely be open for this Saturdays first round FA Cup game against Boston and have apologised to the few fans that were told that it wouldn’t be.

Ticket prices have been reduced to £15 for adults, £7 concessions and £5 for the kids whether bought in advance or on a match day. The club have requested that as many fans as possible buy their tickets in advance to save queues or delays on match day.

All the players in the First Round of the FA Cup have an extra incentive.

This is the 125th year of the FA Cup but only the 3rd year of the ‘Player of the Round’ awards, sponsored by Umbro. They select a player of every round to make up the FA’s ‘Team of The FA Cup 2005-06’.

A panel sits to make the decisions, this year it comprises of: Brian Barwick, Chief Executive of The FA. Ricky George from The Daily Telegraph. David Watters, Editor of the Non League Paper. Mark Clemmit of BBC Radio 5Live presenter and Jeff Stirling of Sky Sports.

The player who wins the award each month will win £1,000 worth of UMBRO kit and equipment for a school, club or organisation of his choice and joins the ‘Team of the FA Cup’, who are presented with a silver salver from the FA and a guaranteed VIP place at the 2006 FA Cup Final with a pitch-side introduction at half-time.