"There is something about Wimbledon that attracts the magic of the Cup".
Not my words, but the opinion of AFC Wimbledon fan, board member and club mascot Dean Parsons - who is better known to many as Haydon the Womble.
And you have to admit, Parsons/Haydon has a point.
One of the most memorable moments in the history of the Cup isDave Beasant plunging to his left to turn John Aldridge's penalty round his post in the Dons' 1988 Cup final win over Liverpool.Those a few years older will remember Dickie Guy doing the same to deny Leeds' Peter Lorimer from the spot in a famous draw at Elland Road in 1975.
Now, just six years after they were formed in the wake of Wimbledon FC's move to Milton Keynes and ultimate reinvention as MK Dons, AFCW are eyeing another Cup shock against Wycombe Wanderers on Monday.
It is the first time the new club have been in the first round proper and this will be their first game against League opposition.
"Maybe it is time to put ourselves back on the map," Parsons told me. "If we play to the level we can, I don't think we have got anything to fear.
"We are at home and it looks like it will be a sell-out crowd. Hopefully we can make it a little bit intimidating like we used to be at Plough Lane. Teams don't like enclosed grounds where, any mistake they make, the fans are on top of them for it. Hopefully we can get behind our team, at the same time unnerve Wycombe, and get a good result."
Parsons began watching Wimbledon FC when he was nine, when the club was yo-yoing between the old third and fourth divisions following their promotion to the Football League in 1977.
He saw the club rise through the divisions and into the top flight and sees history repeating itself with AFCW's progression through the pyramid.
"To go from the Combined Counties League to the Blue Square South has been a fantastic journey. And I never would have thought that this season we would be pushing for promotion again and into the first round proper of the FA Cup," Parsons explained.
"But it has happened. There just seems to be something about this club and AFCW is just like the old Wimbledon. There is a great atmosphere about the club and I just cannot wait until Monday."
AFCW were formed by fans and, with crowds that regularly top the 3,000 mark, their success is down to their supporters. Only a couple of Blue Square Premier clubs command better average attendances and the Dons put many Football League sides to shame too.
So how far can the club go? And should they chase the dream? Some AFCW fans think the club are better off out of the Football League but Parsons disagrees.
"There are a few who would rather we didn't push all our money in, or push for promotion, and still had the local boys playing.
"But if you want that you should go and watch a team on a Sunday. Wimbledon fans, as far as I am concerned, were bred on success with the way we climbed the divisions last time.
"I cannot argue with what the club is doing - we are not spending beyond our means. I know where the doubters are coming from but I will take everything that comes our way.
"We all want to get back to the League, and get our rightful place now. We had a 15-year plan when we started but we are in our seventh season and we have done so much already."
You would not bet against AFCW continuing their spectacular success. For now, though, Parsons will enjoy Monday's tie with Wycombe, and the time in the spotlight that a live televised match will bring.
"The whole football community seem to have picked up on the excitement of the Wycombe game," Parsons added.
"We have fans all over the world too and because it is on TV they can watch the game in America, Finland, Norway - you name it. It is surreal to think they can do that but great that they can feel involved."