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'There's a real buzz - anything can happen'.

FATHER-of-three and taxi driver Steve Horne, aged 51, of Perrycrofts, said: "There's a real buzz about the town and the television coverage will give the place a real boost.

"This is really big for Tamworth. We've got as good a chance as anyone of winning - I hope they can pull out all the stops. It would be so fantastic."

Taxi driver Dennis Jaggs, aged 54, of Amington, said: "Every fare we pick up is talking about it. We all can't wait for the match.

It's a bit of a long shot but of course they can win it - and it will be tremendous if they do.

"You'll hear the jubilant cries across the town." Father-of-two John Causer, aged 46, of Two Gates, said: "I tried to get tickets to see the match with my two sons but was told that it was sold out, so we'll be watching it on television.

"It's great they've got through again, all my friends are talking about it. "But it's a shame we can't do it in the league rather than being at the bottom.

Hopefully the publicity will help generate cash for the club and if we win it will be one up on the big clubs."

He added: "The town will be jubilant, there will be a real buzz if we can do it."

His 13-year-old son Ben, a pupil at Queen Elizabeth Mercian High School, said: "It's great for Tamworth.

I'll be watching the match with my dad. It will be really exciting if we can win."

Tamworth shopper and Aston Villa fan Tyrone Smallman, of Lichfield, is planning to follow the game too.

The 43-year-old said: "It is remarkable for a club of Tamworth's size to get through to the Third Round twice.

"We had it a couple of years ago with Hednesford. It's really nice to see the little clubs playing the big boys.

"Chasetown did it against Oldham and drew one each, so I can't see why it can't be done again.

"The FA Cup is a one off so it's all down to the day, anything can happen and especially as Tamworth are at home with the crowd behind them."
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