We hear so much about the magic of the FA Cup in the media that we may not fully appreciate it when we see it. Well the FA Cup was all caps MAGICAL when Sutton United shocked the world Sunday by beating Leeds, and Balls.ie readers commemorated the result in their own way by voting captain Jamie Collins FA Cup Player of the Fourth Round.
The 34-year-old Sutton United captain scored the penalty that ultimately decided the match, though he barely had time to celebrate the victory. He was due back in work the next day.
"I'm a supervisor on the building site and I drive round each job in Camden to make sure the boys are working," Collins said. "I enjoy it, it is good banter.
"It is a bit like football, you get a bit of banter and your serious time, but it breaks up the week for me.
"We train two days each week -- I work Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the building site and we train, Tuesday and Thursday here.
"Sometimes you are tired and we have got a few older lads, but if we come in not feeling the best, the gaffer [Doswell] lets us do our own little thing in training.
For their victory, Sutton will face Arsenal in the quarterfinal stage. Given Arsenal's loss to Watford during the week, surely the part-timers can dare to dream.