The BBC have revealed to Euroballs that the build-up to next season's draw for the third round of the FA Cup is to begin this coming May, during half-time in this season's Cup final.
After receiving feedback for their half-hour show broadcast live from The Deep in Hull, an insider told us that they need the additional time for more inane questions of non-league managers and chairmen and more chummy banter between ex-players and current managers about pulling them an easy draw out.
"In order to facilitate this", our mole told us, "and to ensure the balance that underpins the core values of the BBC, we need to begin the process as soon as possible. Thanks to the unique way the BBC is funded, where other broadcasters would go to commercials during half-time in the Cup final, we can start the process there".
Meanwhile, the build-up to the Cup final itself is rumoured to begin just after the Christmas edition of Doctor Who.