Happy 150th birthday to the FA Cup

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150 years ago today, Charles Alcock 29 word statement at the offices of The Sportsman newspaper led to the formation of the FA Cup.

What’s your favourite FA Cup memory?
 

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The first 12 minutes at Charlton
 

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Gillingham (away) 3-1 up 😎 lost 3-5. 😡

Man City (home) 3-1 😁
Blackburn (away) 2-0 🎉

Liverpool (away) 0-4 😕

Sunderland (home) 2-1 😊

Luton (away) 2-0 😂
 

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150 years ago today, Charles Alcock 29 word statement at the offices of The Sportsman newspaper led to the formation of the FA Cup.

What’s your favourite FA Cup memory?
Norwich away 1995. Having been too young for the 1989 cup run, that was my first experience of an FA Cup upset.

Southampton away 2005 was a legendary day, as was the win at Luton in an earlier round.

At home, Sunderland the following year and Derby circa 2003. Taking the lead against Chelsea twice in 2013.
 

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Telford away 🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊 otherwise known as ‘101 different uses for paving slabs’
 
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First proper away game (Special from Hayes) , Swansea 1971. O’Mara equalised in a downpour on a bog of a pitch.
Replay on the Monday & out of cup but fun while it lasted!
 

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Norwich away 1995. Having been too young for the 1989 cup run, that was my first experience of an FA Cup upset.

Southampton away 2005 was a legendary day, as was the win at Luton in an earlier round.

At home, Sunderland the following year and Derby circa 2003. Taking the lead against Chelsea twice in 2013.
🙋‍♂️ Southampton away 2005 (in the home end).
 

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First proper away game (Special from Hayes) , Swansea 1971. O’Mara equalised in a downpour on a bog of a pitch.
Replay on the Monday & out of cup but fun while it lasted!
I was 14, and dead chuffed to have police escort march us to the Vetch as bricks and bottles came in...
 

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Extraordinarily, unless you count the old Crystal Palace team as the same as the current one (which they're now inclined to do) it seems that it wasn't until 1877/8 that the first two clubs which later became League clubs took part (Reading and Notts County).

In other words, no clubs that are now, or have been, in the League took part until the seventh season.

Odd, when you consider that by 1872 when the FA Cup started, there were already 7 clubs that later joined the League.
 

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Several years ago, I seem to recall a commentator saying that Marlow are the only team that have entered the FA Cup every year of the competition. Was that/is that correct?
 

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Several years ago, I seem to recall a commentator saying that Marlow are the only team that have entered the FA Cup every year of the competition. Was that/is that correct?
Anorak on for this.
Marlow drew Maidenhead in the first round on 11th November 1871.
Maidenhead won 2-0.
Both clubs are still in existence today and have each missed only one season of the competition.
I am taking my anorak off now and going to look in the mirror and ask myself why I would know that, but I do.
 

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Anorak on for this.
Marlow drew Maidenhead in the first round on 11th November 1871.
Maidenhead won 2-0.
Both clubs are still in existence today and have each missed only one season of the competition.
I am taking my anorak off now and going to look in the mirror and ask myself why I would know that, but I do.
Marlow did actually enter the year they missed (1910/11) but pulled out before the draw was made.
 

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lets just say it was flaming mental from the moment we almost walked into a pub full of 200 local nutters frothing to get at some cockerneeees to the moment we left with same nutters trying to attack us with baseball bats etc etc.....unbelievably 4 brentford went in their home end which was basically all 200 again and only survived as so many were trying to get at them meaning they were booting each other instead !!!lol 6 rubgy also came into the away end but got steamed out too just after.....someone i know well had a golfing umbrella which they tore a great big hole in our roof and it was a fkin monsoon.....fence collapsed when we scored, a combo of leicester and cov thugs went back to the station to attack brentford there after and our minibus just about survived on the trip out......sonnyjim still has the shakes about this day !!! ;) LMBO
 

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lets just say it was flaming mental from the moment we almost walked into a pub full of 200 local nutters frothing to get at some cockerneeees to the moment we left with same nutters trying to attack us with baseball bats etc etc.....unbelievably 4 brentford went in their home end which was basically all 200 again and only survived as so many were trying to get at them meaning they were booting each other instead !!!lol 6 rubgy also came into the away end but got steamed out too just after.....someone i know well had a golfing umbrella which they tore a great big hole in our roof and it was a fkin monsoon.....fence collapsed when we scored, a combo of leicester and cov thugs went back to the station to attack brentford there after and our minibus just about survived on the trip out......sonnyjim still has the shakes about this day !!! ;) LMBO
Curiosity satisfied :sorted:
 

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lets just say it was flaming mental from the moment we almost walked into a pub full of 200 local nutters frothing to get at some cockerneeees to the moment we left with same nutters trying to attack us with baseball bats etc etc.....unbelievably 4 brentford went in their home end which was basically all 200 again and only survived as so many were trying to get at them meaning they were booting each other instead !!!lol 6 rubgy also came into the away end but got steamed out too just after.....someone i know well had a golfing umbrella which they tore a great big hole in our roof and it was a fkin monsoon.....fence collapsed when we scored, a combo of leicester and cov thugs went back to the station to attack brentford there after and our minibus just about survived on the trip out......sonnyjim still has the shakes about this day !!! ;) LMBO
Funny how one's experiences vary. I was at the game. Saw no problems, experienced no problems, before, during or after the game. I've felt threatening atmospheres at quite a few games, but this definitely wasn't one of them. The closest thing to an incident was about 20 Bees fans collapsing onto the pitch celebrating Joe Allon's second goal.

Instead, what I do remember is getting drenched and watching the most ridiculous professional game I've ever seen allowed to be played. As the teams ran out, the ball was kicked and just about made it ten yards before stopping. And it carried out chucking it down right through the game. By half time, there were pools all over the pitch, by the end it looked like a lake with small islands of pitch peeking through. The skill level was like under-12 interhouse football at school. Nothing more was possible. If you get the chance, watch Brentford's third and Joe Allon's second goal. Conditions-wise, it should never have been allowed to start, and certainly should not have been allowed to finish.

But I suppose one needs to create one's mythologies.
 

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lets just say it was flaming mental from the moment we almost walked into a pub full of 200 local nutters frothing to get at some cockerneeees to the moment we left with same nutters trying to attack us with baseball bats etc etc.....unbelievably 4 brentford went in their home end which was basically all 200 again and only survived as so many were trying to get at them meaning they were booting each other instead !!!lol 6 rubgy also came into the away end but got steamed out too just after.....someone i know well had a golfing umbrella which they tore a great big hole in our roof and it was a fkin monsoon.....fence collapsed when we scored, a combo of leicester and cov thugs went back to the station to attack brentford there after and our minibus just about survived on the trip out......sonnyjim still has the shakes about this day !!! ;) LMBO
All the full stops seem to have gathered together in large groups.
 

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Marlow did actually enter the year they missed (1910/11) but pulled out before the draw was made.
As opposed to forgetting to enter at all, which has happened several times, including to our neighbours and erstwhile rivals Queen's Par'k Ranger's, who got forgetful in 1926.

It should be straightforward, and indeed it is, to enter the FA Cup if you are a League Club. But there's some pesky red tape to fill in, and the FA do tend to take a purist approach. You have to fill in the form, hand it in in time, and pay your money (currently £75). A no-brainer really...

... but not if you were secretary of QPR in 1926.

"so we're sorted for the Cup this year?"
"Yeah...kind of"
"You did send off the form and post the cheque for the entry fee, didn't you"
"mmmm...."

Guess the guy was not secretary in 1927.
 

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FA Cup memories from 1975/76 Northampton Town at home and we won 2-0.
Why that one?
My first FA Cup tie at Griffin Park.

Dagenham away in 83/84.
I knew a few of the Dagenham lot especially one who I met a week later for a beer.
I would not want to get in a barney with him now and he is about 60 odd.
I see him also a couple of weeks ago and he still laughs about that day.
He came to the replay too.
It was mental in the fact it was kicking off every 5 minutes and how Dagenham did not win I don't know.
Good drink before the game though.
Great day out had by all.
 

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FA Cup memories from 1975/76 Northampton Town at home and we won 2-0.
Why that one?
My first FA Cup tie at Griffin Park.

Dagenham away in 83/84.
I knew a few of the Dagenham lot especially one who I met a week later for a beer.
I would not want to get in a barney with him now and he is about 60 odd.
I see him also a couple of weeks ago and he still laughs about that day.
He came to the replay too.
It was mental in the fact it was kicking off every 5 minutes and how Dagenham did not win I don't know.
Good drink before the game though.
Great day out had by all.
I always thought it was West Ham who attacked our Tube on the way back??
We're they 'genuine' D&R then??
 

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I always thought it was West Ham who attacked our Tube on the way back??
We're they 'genuine' D&R then??
The fella I met for a beer a week later was West Ham, but he came from Dagenham.
As we're a number of others.
A few were Dagenham locals who had no interest in football.
Just blokes in a pub.
 

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FA Cup memories from 1975/76 Northampton Town at home and we won 2-0.
Why that one?
My first FA Cup tie at Griffin Park.

Dagenham away in 83/84.
I knew a few of the Dagenham lot especially one who I met a week later for a beer.
I would not want to get in a barney with him now and he is about 60 odd.
I see him also a couple of weeks ago and he still laughs about that day.
He came to the replay too.
It was mental in the fact it was kicking off every 5 minutes and how Dagenham did not win I don't know.
Good drink before the game though.
Great day out had by all.
weirdly hardly any dagenham/whu turned up for the replay at gp....loads were waiting for em too ;)
 

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Funny how one's experiences vary. I was at the game. Saw no problems, experienced no problems, before, during or after the game. I've felt threatening atmospheres at quite a few games, but this definitely wasn't one of them. The closest thing to an incident was about 20 Bees fans collapsing onto the pitch celebrating Joe Allon's second goal.

Instead, what I do remember is getting drenched and watching the most ridiculous professional game I've ever seen allowed to be played. As the teams ran out, the ball was kicked and just about made it ten yards before stopping. And it carried out chucking it down right through the game. By half time, there were pools all over the pitch, by the end it looked like a lake with small islands of pitch peeking through. The skill level was like under-12 interhouse football at school. Nothing more was possible. If you get the chance, watch Brentford's third and Joe Allon's second goal. Conditions-wise, it should never have been allowed to start, and certainly should not have been allowed to finish.

But I suppose one needs to create one's mythologies.
youre very strange...........very strange
 

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weirdly hardly any dagenham/whu turned up for the replay at gp....loads were waiting for em too ;)
I remember that night and it went off rather peacefully.
My old mate from Dagenham met me for a beer before the game and stood with me having a chat all night about things we did things we saw people we knew people we didn't know.
Quite funny considering the Saturday.
I remember a few Daggers in the Braemar, Ealing Road end, and a few plod standing very close by making sure the night passed by.
I probably saw you getting on the train at Putney Voice.
As I did every week 😉
 

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I remember that night and it went off rather peacefully.
My old mate from Dagenham met me for a beer before the game and stood with me having a chat all night about things we did things we saw people we knew people we didn't know.
Quite funny considering the Saturday.
I remember a few Daggers in the Braemar, Ealing Road end, and a few plod standing very close by making sure the night passed by.
I probably saw you getting on the train at Putney Voice.
As I did every week 😉
few Daggers in Paddock ER end but they kept quiet and very wise of them to do so.
 

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I remember that night and it went off rather peacefully.
My old mate from Dagenham met me for a beer before the game and stood with me having a chat all night about things we did things we saw people we knew people we didn't know.
Quite funny considering the Saturday.
I remember a few Daggers in the Braemar, Ealing Road end, and a few plod standing very close by making sure the night passed by.
I probably saw you getting on the train at Putney Voice.
As I did every week 😉
the only train from putney which wasnt so good was when we played pompey home,,,,you could hardly get on !!! lol
 

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Strange as in remembering the game rather than peddling some exaggerated tosh about kicking each other's sandcastles down strange? That kind of strange? Maybe you're right.
it happened and none of it is exagerated but you carry on.....thats why i posted it....just cos you didnt see it or dont like it, doesnt mean it didnt happen lol lol you not getting enough attention or something ??? strange for someone to take issue with something that they obviously have no interest in but want to start an argument about ;) dear oh lord lol
 

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it happened and none of it is exagerated but you carry on.....thats why i posted it....just cos you didnt see it or dont like it, doesnt mean it didnt happen lol lol you not getting enough attention or something ??? strange for someone to take issue with something that they obviously have no interest in but want to start an argument about ;) dear oh lord lol
... 200 baseball bat wielding nutters in a pub. Some pub.

Anyway, go away. I'm bored now.
 

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... 200 baseball bat wielding nutters in a pub. Some pub.

Anyway, go away. I'm bored now.
never said that....can you read properly??.......i said 200 in a pub.......the trouble with you is that you like to make things up to fit your own agenda and when you get caught out you like to end the conversation......you must try a lot harder in future......proper strange as i said ;)
 

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Still find it odd that some people seem to revel in memories of football punch ups.
 

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Still find it odd that some people seem to revel in memories of football punch ups.
still find it odd that some people want to comment on something they have no interest in.........you wont find me on ace face gardening section lecturing people on why they like growing daisies ;)
 

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Still find it odd that some people seem to revel in memories of football punch ups.
It was part of everyday life and it happened on a regular basis when I was younger.Whether at football or a Cockney Rejects gig.
If it wasn't mentioned in many cases then we would be rewriting our own history.
We laugh about it now of course, because we live to tell the tale.
A bit different if some were talking about personal brutality towards an individual.
 
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