Sevenoaks Town v Lancing
The FA Carlsberg Vase
Second Qualifying Round
3pm, Saturday 21 September 2013
Greatness Park, Sevenoaks
Winning clubs receive £800 from The FA's prize fund
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Very few teams in The FA Vase are coached by a former FA Cup winner, but that is the luxury afforded to Sevenoaks Town’s young squad.
Micky Hazard, the former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, has worked with Sevenoaks for the past three seasons and ranks The FA Vase with The FA Cup as the best competitions - a view he has imparted on to his players.
"I consider The FA Cup and The FA Vase the best cups in the world. I've been fortunate enough to win The FA Cup," he said.
"I've tried to say to these boys, there's an opportunity here to have one of the greatest days of your life.
"If we could have a run in this competition, it would be amazing for the team but also lift the town. This club has been around for 135 years with very little success."
"We are very inexperienced and make a few silly mistakes which are costing us, but we can beat any team on any given day. We will scare a lot of teams."
Hazard's glittering professional career saw him win both The FA and UEFA Cups in the 1980s while amassing over 300 appearances, but how he ended up at the Southern Counties East League club owes more to chance than planning.
"I came to Sevenoaks completely by accident. I'm Essex-based," Hazard said. "I did a couple of dinners down there and gave a presentation to the club.
I then met the chairman, Paul Lansdale, who asked me to give a couple of coaching sessions for the under-16s which I did and it grew from there."
However, it is the club's youth policy that Hazard really believes in. Sevenoaks are a club with a clear plan for the future and one which places a strong emphasis on the development of its younger players.
He said: "We have a very young squad, with ten 18 year olds in our squad of 18. We're trying to develop our own players to progress in to the first team. It's the route we've chosen to go down.
"It's a fantastic club. The door is open to anyone and everyone. It absolutely stands for everything that I stand for. It's a great concept."
Hazard, 53, knows very little about Lancing of the Sussex County League Division One, but believes the identity of their opponents matters little in this competition.
"This is the FA Vase. If you can't get yourself up and put your heart and soul into it, then you shouldn't be playing football," he said.
"They'll be up for the fight and so will we. May the best team win."
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