AS I’VE said before, all supporters look forward to the FA Cup draw, particularly if their team is still in.

The fourth round one was done on Sunday.

The difference, of course, is it is an opportunity for clubs in the lower divisions to come up against the big boys.

This year, there are two who are not even in the main four divisions, who are still in the cup.

Boreham Wood will be just down the road at Bournemouth, and Kidderminster Harriers got a home draw against West Ham United.

So they both got attractive draws. But the other target, not just for them, which I hadn’t realised is that winning clubs in the fourth round will also pick up £90,000 in prize money.

One thing I also noticed was the draw was kind to the big boys. Arsenal, of course, were beaten by Nottingham Forest, whose reward in the next round is to play the holders at home, Leicester City.

Apart from Leicester, all the other top Premier League clubs have been given home draws. The two Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Wolves are all at home.

But the one we of course were interested in is Saints, who made it through by beating Swansea City in extra time. We are also at home in the next round and came out with Coventry City. Whenever we play them, I always think of my old friend Jimmy Hill, bless him.

He was manager there in the 1960s and had a massive impact on English football.

He has been credited with pushing for the introduction of matchday programmes and pre-game entertainment, as well as having big impact on Coventry’s shirt colour and nickname, in what has been termed ‘the Sky Blue Revolution’.

As boss, Hill guided them to promotion all the way up from the Third Division to the First Division, before leaving and moving into television in 1967.

He continued to push for change in the game, playing a key role in new rules being implemented such as a move from goal average to goal difference as a way of separating sides level on points, as well as helping to abolish a maximum wage of £20 a week for players.

Hill, who went on to present Match of the Day, also persuaded the league to move from two points for a win to three in the 1980s.

He sadly died just over six years ago now, with a tribute event held at Coventry Cathedral.

I was closer to Jimmy when I did TV work than on the touchlines. Jimmy was a legend off the field also. When I was covering anything on TV, Jimmy was always part of the panel.

He had a great sense of humour and had experience at every level within the game.

Matt’s new show

Last week, my son Sean and his three lads Tom, Joe and George, attended a show at the Mayflower called ‘The Pundits’.

They went as guests of honour for Saints legend Matt Le Tissier, who was part of the panel up on stage, for two hours of football conversation.

It went down very, very well with over 2,000 people in the theatre.

The panel was Matt, Charlie Nicholas, Paul Merson and Phil Thompson, with of course the MC Mr Jeff Stelling, who has covered TV for over three decades. He has lived in our area for many years, but was originally from Hartlepool.

The stories in the show went well, and Matt in particular apparently gave me a mention or two.

One which I remembered when it was repeated to me was many years ago, the airline company Flybe asked me to go to Southampton Airport to help launch their new routes in this area. One of which was Guernsey to Southampton.

I knew that Matt Le Tiss had been a regular on there, having been brought up in Guernsey. One of the planes on the day, that I had helped launch, had been named after him.

In the little speech I had to make, apparently I said: “Are you sure you know what you’re doing? Matt was not very quick on the ground and rubbish in the air!”

Of course I could joke like this, because as everyone knows he was a total legend and will be forever. Even now, there are not many players around as good as he was.