FA Cup dates for 2019/20 revealed... with Ipswich entering in round one for first time since 1957
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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.
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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.
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The final's on May 23.
Extra Preliminary Round: Saturday August 10, 2019
Preliminary Round: Saturday August 24, 2019
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