The chairman’s team face Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday night at Gander Green Lane in one of the old competition’s most romantic ever ties.
But since Sutton beat local rivals AFC Wimbledon six weeks ago and then turfed out Leeds, Elliott, who has been involved at the club as supporter and official for 50 years, has not stopped.
“What am I going to do on Tuesday? A holiday sounds quite an attractive proposition – but then we could be planning for the quarter final, couldn’t we?,” he said, tongue in cheek.
“We shall know the draw because it is on Sunday, which is quite frightening in itself – we will be in the draw for the quarter-finals.
Sutton chairman Bruce Elliott has not been off his feet since his side drew Arsenal in the FA Cup
Sutton have beaten AFC Wimbledon and Leeds in the last two rounds
“My dream draw? Old Trafford. I have always had a soft spot for Manchester United. But let’s not carried away. We can’t think about that. We have to keep our feet on the ground.”
Elliott, who was carting benches around the ground as part of the supporters club committee when then champions Leeds visited in 1970, said: “I don’t think I have known anything like it in all my time here.
“When we had the Coventry game in 1989 I was not quite in the same position personally, but this has been great fun, so many memorable moments, whatever happens on Monday.
“But it has been hard work. I’m not sure everyone appreciates how many hours work our volunteers have put in. We have had three full houses. It has been a huge task. As a club we only have three full-time people. The rest of it is all run by volunteers.”
Inside Arsenal's changing room for away clash at Sutton United
Mon, January 30, 2017
Arsenal face a trip to non-league side Sutton United for their fifth round FA Cup clash and this is the changing room they'll use…
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The Premier League side won the trophy in 2015 but will arrive on Monday with manager Arsene Wenger under huge pressure after their league campaign collapsed and their Champions League hopes were crushed by Wednesday’s 5-1 thrashing by Bayern Munich.
But they will be well looked after in suburban Surrey. On the menu for the Gunners directors, Sir Chips Keswick at al – a carvery. Roast chicken, beef or lamb, with all the trimmings.
Elliott said: “Arsenal are a huge club and we are honoured that they are coming here. We had a text message from club in our league which said: “Good luck well done, you lucky gits!” I thought that summed it up quite nicely.”