2 June ~ It's usually a dramatic and memorable match. And this year was no exception with Reading briefly threatening the mother of all Wembley comebacks.
You get different clubs in it almost every year. Unlike the indistinguishable morass of Chelsea-Arsenal-Man Utd finals.
There are no semi-finals at Wembley. So the glorious novelty of Wembley pricing is part of the wonder of the day.
There's a long build-up to the final. In the local press, at least.
It takes place on a fixed date, Whit Bank Holiday. Which you feel obliged to keep free even if your club is 16th in the table in January just in case you do a Blackpool.
It's only match on in the land on that day. Apart from England's astonishing victory over Sri Lanka.
It's live on TV. And it gets the big match treatment from Sky.
It really is the last game of the domestic season. Unlike the FA Cup final which appears more and more like just another end of season game each passing year.
It's a massive match that really, really matters. A truly emotional finale wrapped around a £90 million brick of gold.
If you win it, you go onto something better, not the Europa League. A one-year cruise in the Premier League – five of the last six winners have been relegated instantly.
And finally, on a personal note, it's just like the FA Cup final because Reading never win that either. Roger Titford