Edgar Davids FA Cup clash for Concord Rangers
PE teacher Danny Cowley has said he will take his autograph book when his Concord Rangers side face Edgar Davids' Barnet in the FA Cup.
Former Netherlands international Davids is player-manager for the Bees, who will host Conference South Concord in the fourth qualifying round.
"I said at the beginning of this season I was going to take my autograph book to most games," Cowley told BBC Essex.
Cowley v Davids
- Edgar Davids (pictured): Winners medals in the Champions League, Uefa Cup, Serie A, Coppa Italia, Eredivisie
- Danny Cowley: Essex Senior League winner, promotion from Ryman Division One and promotion into Conference South
"With Edgar I'll be able to add another good autograph to that book."
Concord won promotion to the Conference South last season and have reached the FA Cup fourth qualifying round for the first time in their history to be one game away from the first-round proper.
Davids, 40, was a star of European football with a career which included spells at Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Tottenham, and he is currently manager and captain at Conference Premier Barnet.
Cowley is head of PE at FitzWimarc School in Rayleigh and has won three promotions with the Beachboys since taking over in 2007.
"We were in the Essex Senior League six years ago when Edgar left Spurs. There's quite a lot of difference," said Cowley.
"I'll look forward to comparing careers with him before the game. We've come a long way in a short time.
"What's important now we're playing at this level is we learn fast. And there's not many better to learn from than somebody with Edgar's experience."
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Grimsby Town v Rushall Olympic
Worcester City or Rugby Town v Lincoln City
Bradford Park Avenue v Kidderminster Harriers
Wrexham v Hyde
Workington v Stourbridge
Southport v Marske United
Colwyn Bay v Corby Town
Tamworth v Solihull Moors
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North Ferriby United v Alfreton Town
Brackley Town v Barrow
Chester v Gateshead
Hemel Hempstead Town v Sutton United
AFC Hornchurch v Hereford United
Ebbsfleet United v Dartford
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Chatham Town v St Albans City
Dover Athletic v Oxford City
Boreham Wood v Heybridge Swifts
Bath City v Salisbury City
Yate Town or Gloucester City v Hampton & Richmond Borough
Weymouth v Braintree Town
Forest Green Rovers v Bishop's Stortford
Needham Market v Cambridge United
Biggleswade Town v Canvey Island
Shortwood United v Aldershot Town
Woking v Luton Town
Brislington v Welling United
Hartley Wintney or Clevedon Town v Grays Athletic or Daventry Town
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