THE FA Cup is back at the weekend and the process of elimination continues as we reach the second qualifying round. Well over 700 teams have entered this season, so by the time the top clubs enter, most will have … Continue reading A plan for FA Cup free-for-all and the troubles of Tebas
ONE OF the abiding memories of the mid-1970s is the image of a big man in a sheepskin coat wearing a velour, wide-brimmed hat. The man in question was Malcolm Allison, manager of Crystal Palace and every bit a larger-than-life … Continue reading Great Reputations: Crystal Palace 1975-76 – in a broken dream
IN NOVEMBER 2021, it will be 150 years since the first FA Cup games were played. Was it really 50 years ago that we celebrated the 100th anniversary with the bruising Leeds United v Arsenal final? Later this year, there’s a … Continue reading FA Cup: Anniversary waltz in the shadow of the A1
LEICESTER City may reach their first FA Cup final since 1969 and could well meet the club they faced back in the days of David Nish, Allan Clarke and Peter Shilton. Unlike in 1969, when Leicester were relegated to the … Continue reading Leicester City hit by a loss, but still rising nicely
EVERTON and Tottenham fought-out an exciting FA Cup fith round tie this week, with the Toffees winning by the odd goal in nine. It has been 26 years since Everton lifted a trophy, 33 since the league title last ended … Continue reading Tottenham are still waiting, but which clubs have been in the queue longest for a trophy?
A NUMBER of top managers have questioned the logic behind continuing top level football as a new, more lethal, variant of the covid virus sweeps Britain and is now impacting the game. The recent FA Cup ties involving Aston Villa … Continue reading Carry on regardless: More than just a moral issue for football