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Not You Again! – The Longest Tie of the F.A. Cup Proper

Originally published November 2014


With the replays of the first round proper of the F.A. Cup being played this week, and following on from our piece on the much replayed tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal in the 1978-79 season, it brought to mind an even longer tie back in 1955, one oft related to me by my late father-in-law. 1,907 more words

In The Stand Sports

Cardiff City's F.A. Cup Triumph

Today, 23rd April, sees the anniversary of Cardiff City’s historic victory over Arsenal in the 1927 F.A. Cup Final.


The History of Sport - 1901

Some of the main events in sport in 1901:

Football – FA Cup final – Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Sheffield United at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 2–2 draw at Crystal Palace).   189 more words

Sports History

Bilic's bravado brings in new Hammers era

When West Ham swapped Sam Allardyce for former Hammer Slaven Bilic it signalled a change in philosophy but also represented great risk. Allardyce’s West Ham never played the most attractive football but it was mightily effective – a trademark of the former Bolton boss. 750 more words


Quique Sanchez Flores becoming the Premier League's next top boss

While Leicester write their own fairy tale and steal every headline along with the nations hearts one club and their manager have been living in their shadow. 594 more words


F.A. Cup Semi Final Draw and Thoughts

Watford vs Crystal Palace
Everton vs Manchester United or West Ham

  • I think Watford and Palace will be the happier teams in the Semi Final Draw…
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F.A. Cup 6th Round Predictions (Review)

So we’re now down to the final five teams in the F.A. Cup and the draw will be made for the Semi Finals later today, here is how I fared in terms of predictions this weekend. 47 more words