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  1. Tooting and Mitcham, the popular choice for the FA Cup

    by , 29th September 2014 at 11:59 AM (11v11 blog)
    By Citizen Sands

    In my last blog I decided, given that Hereford United were no longer in the competition, I would randomly pick a team to follow into the next round of the FA Cup.

    My unscientific choice is Tooting and Mitcham United. Probably just because I like the name and it resounded with me for some reason.

    Then I remembered why – because of the 1970s comedy sitcom Citizen Smith that starred Robert Lindsay as Wolfie Smith, a young Marxist urban guerrilla living in Tooting in South London.

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    The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot for the show was first transmitted in 1977 – shortly after the football club’s most famous FA Cup exploit. For ...

    Updated 29th September 2014 at 02:28 PM by Veritas

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  2. Hereford United – FA Cup giant killers

    by , 28th September 2014 at 08:23 AM (11v11 blog)
    By Steve Sands (AFS Contributor)

    Whilst other teams were playing in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup this weekend, Hereford United were looking on with envy and contemplating their very existence.

    Rather than seeking out FA Cup glory, the Bulls had to settle for a league game against Hungerford Town in the Southern League Premier Division, which they lost 2-0.

    Hereford’s 2014/15 FA Cup adventure came to an end at the hands of Ellistown & Ibstock United with a 3-2 defeat on 13 September in their first round qualifying tie.

    Hereford’s conquerors are a relatively new team, formed by a merger between Ibstock United and Ellistown F.C.

    Prior to the merger, Ibstock were like Hereford nicknamed the ‘The Bulls’, the ...

    Updated 28th September 2014 at 10:17 AM by Veritas

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  3. Brighton's trio of own goals

    by , 20th February 2012 at 05:22 PM (11v11 blog)
    It has been widely reported that Brighton & Hove Albion created FA Cup history yesterday when they 'scored' three own goals in their 6-1 Fifth Round tie defeat at Liverpool.

    Although very rare, three own goals by the same team in a game is not unique.

    In fact, it happened as recently as last Tuesday (14 February). Peterhead's 6-1 loss at Elgin City in the Scottish Third Division included OG's by David Ross, Rory McAllister and Callum MacDonald.

    The Premier League's only own goal hat-trick was especially extraordinary.

    In a relegation season, Sunderland lost 1-3 at home to Charlton Athletic in February 2003 with the visitors benefitting from three gifts from their generous hosts in the ...
  4. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 7 January

    by , 6th January 2012 at 12:29 PM (11v11 blog)
    This week's suspension list shows those players who'll be unable to take part in the weekend's FA Cup Third Round ties.

    It also includes in the controversial eight-match ban for Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

    Start Date Player Club Term
    01/01/2012 JOLLEY,Christian AFC Wimbledon Three Match Ban (02/01,14/01,21/01)
    27/12/2011 JONES,Darren Aldershot Town Three Match Ban (31/12,02/01,07/01)