FA Cup dates for 2019/20 revealed... with Ipswich entering in round one for first time since 1957

PUBLISHED: 17:49 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 17:55 07 June 2019

File photo dated 07-04-2019 of General view of the FA Cup trophy

File photo dated 07-04-2019 of General view of the FA Cup trophy

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The dates for next season’s FA Cup have been revealed.

Having begun their FA Cup campaign in January for the last 62 years, the Blues will now enter in round one following relegation to the third tier of English football.

That means Ipswich will play their first game on the weekend of November 9.

The Blues' humbling at Accrington Stanley in January ensured the Blues were dumped out of the competition at the first hurdle for a ninth-successive year. That run has included 13 winless games and four exits at the hands of lower-league opponents.

Next season, though, they will enter the world famous tournament at the first-round stage for the first time since the 1956/57 season.

Ipswich were beaten at Accrington in last season's FA Cup. Picture PagepixIpswich were beaten at Accrington in last season's FA Cup. Picture Pagepix

On that occasion they beat Sussex County League Division Two side Hastings United 4-0 in front of 13,000 fans at Portman Road before ultimately exiting to Fulham in round three.

It's worth noting that first-round participants this season included Haringey Borough, Billericay, Chorley and the Metropolitan Police.

The final's on May 23.

Extra Preliminary Round: Saturday August 10, 2019

Preliminary Round: Saturday August 24, 2019

You may also want to watch:

First Round Qualifying: Saturday September 7, 2019

Second Round Qualifying: Saturday September 21, 2019

Third Round Qualifying: Saturday October 5, 2019

Fourth Round Qualifying: Saturday October 19, 2019

First Round Proper: Saturday November 9, 2019

Second Round Proper: Saturday November 30, 2019

Third Round Proper: Saturday January 4, 2020

Fourth Round Proper: Saturday January 25, 2020

Fifth Round Proper: Wednesday March 4, 2020

Quarter Final: Saturday March 21, 2020

Semi Final: Saturday April 18, 2020

Final: Saturday May 23, 2020

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