The problem with Non League Day, when the professionals have the afternoon off and the blood, sweat and tears boys take centre stage, is that most football fans who don't have a prawn sandwich-stained season ticket tend to take a breather.
It's a conundrum that faces the best managers every year: how to respect the FA Cup - and your own supporters - without allowing it to prejudice the bread and butter stuff that sustains them on a weekly basis.
King's Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse is one of the early favourites to take over as the new Lincoln City manager. He has led the Linnets to the top of National League North defeating big name sides including Darlington and Hereford, losing just once.
It says a lot about the rude health of this King's Lynn side that even without injured hitman Adam Marriott, there are players of the quality of Chris Henderson to make forced readjustments look seamless.
Ian Culverhouse always knew there would be days when his King's Lynn team would have to sit back and accept some harsh lessons - and it came on day one of a new campaign in a new league as they went down 3-0 at Guiseley.