Tag: fa cup

FA Cup predictions for 2018/19

With the third round of the 2018/19 FA Cup all but completed, we can start to make predictions as to which team is most likely to win this year’s most famous domestic…

Is there any magic left in the FA Cup?

From 1978 to 1988, I adopted a similar tactic to Her Majesty the Queen and afforded myself two birthdays. One was my actual date of birth, and the other was a slightly…

The murky, selfie-strewn era of football in the New World

THOUSANDS OF SCREAMING FANS awaited the emergence of their heroes from behind the car park barriers. One could be excused for thinking this was the scene of a backdoor getaway after a boyband…

Wycombe Wanderers, Roy Essandoh and the Ceefax miracle

Back in the dark ages, the UK kept up to date with the latest news, weather, entertainment, and sports with the help of a somewhat irksome Teletext service from the BBC, named Ceefax.…

Remembering Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang

AS BRUISING MIDFIELD LAWRIE SANCHEZ cemented himself into English football folklore by heading in the winning goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup final in 1988 – a connection from a set-piece,…