Tag Archives: FA Cup

Burnley’s Unwavering Loyalty Paying Unprecedented Dividends

Most of the dissatisfaction and disillusionment with modern day football is down to the lack of loyalty and commitment to one particular club. After a player or manager enjoys a bit of success there is the inevitable approach from admiring suitors that would like that form replicated at their clubs. Most of the time wanted players or managers will move on as the lure of more money is too great to refuse. The tables can be turned as well, when…
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Premier League and FA Cup in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts which this week includes the four games in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as well as four games in the Premier League and recognition for a rare feat in League One. Sadly but almost inevitably, Lincoln City’s remarkable run in the FA Cup came to an end with their first visit to Arsenal since October 1914. The National League leaders were the first non-league side to…
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FA Cup 5th round blog

King George V was on the throne, HH Asquith was Prime Minister, Babe Ruth signed his first Minor League baseball contract, Charlie Chaplin introduced his tramp character in his second movie, the outbreak of the First World War was only five months away and Southern League Queens Park Rangers knocked Second Division Birmingham out of the FA Cup at St Andrew’s. (more…)
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FA Cup 4th round stats

This week’s top story is that for the first time since the present format was introduced in 1925, two non-league clubs have reached the 5th round of the FA Cup. Lincoln City of the National League became only the eighth non-league club to reach 5th round since the Second World War. The Imps last reached the last 16 in 1902 when they lost 1-3 against Derby County in front of a record crowd at Sincil Bank of 16,435. They also…
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Teams to Watch Out for in the FA Cup 3rd Round

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup is one of the most highly anticipated events in the football calendar. With the biggest teams entering the competition, both lower league and non-league clubs and players will have the chance to face some of the best players around the globe at some of the nation’s largest, and most awe-inspiring stadiums. 64 balls will enter the draw for the 32 fixtures, and there are 10 second round ties still to…
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