BACK in the halcyon days of the Twenties and Thirties, Town used to go to Buxton to prepare for FA Cup final appearances.
This season, they could be in first-round action in the Derbyshire spa town.
The draw takes place live on ITV at 1.00 tomorrow, and Buxton are one of 64 non-league clubs fighting to be involved alongside Town and the other members of Leagues I and II.
The UniBond League team today host Stourbridge in the fourth and final qualifying round, with a string of other intriguing names involved.
They include both Oxfords – United hosting Thurrock and City entertaining Bury Town (from Suffolk not Lancashire!) – and Cambridge United, who tomorrow visit Lincoln United, beaten 7-0 by Town in the first round in 1991-92.
FC Halifax Town, now plying their trade in the UniBond First Division North, aim to overcome Wrexham today in a Shay showdown which will bring back memories of Football League meetings for both sets of supporters.
And former Town defender Darren Edmondson would doubtless welcome a Galpharm return with Workington, the club he now manages and who take on Rushden and Diamonds in Cumbria, where Barrow meet Chester City.
Town striker Lee Novak will be hoping his former club Gateshead get past Southport in another meeting of former Football League clubs.
And two teams formed by dissatisfied supporters of bigger clubs could also feature in the first round, with FC United of Manchester heading to Northwich Victoria, who took Town to a replay in the 1980-81 first round, and AFC Wimbledon visiting Crawley Town.
Town were knocked out at the first hurdle last year, when Port Vale won 4-3 at the Galpharm, but made round five the season before, winning 3-2 at Accrington Stanley in the first round and then beating Grimsby Town, Premier League Birmingham City and Oldham Athletic before losing 3-1 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.