Whoever lifts the FA Cup tonight, Manchester City's Vincent Kompany or Watford's Troy Deeney, City fans may be forgiven for looking on with envious eyes. City hold the record for the most cup final appearances without ever having lifted the cup, and it still hurts City fans who long to see their side complete the domestic trophy set. Their FA Cup third round defeat at Newport County in January still leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, and Claude Puel never recovered from the shame. However, cup disappointment seems to be in City’s DNA. Here is a look at the four times they walked down Wembley Way, but never left with the trophy. Read More Leicester City news and views 1949 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Leicester City City made their first appearance in a cup final as a second division side, still with three games to go to avoid relegation to the third tier, against a strong Wolverhampton Wanderers team that had finished sixth in the first division, captained by Billy Wright. City … [Read more...] about Leicester City’s FA Cup final curse relived
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Kidsgrove Athletic will be hoping to make club history on Saturday by reaching the first round of the Emirates FA Cup. Grove travel to the north east to take on former Football League club Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. The last time they reached the fourth qualifying round was back in 2011, but they lost 2-0 to Bradford Park Avenue in front of more than 1,000 spectators crammed into the ground. It’s going to be a great day out for the club on Saturday whatever the result, but how much do we really know about the Kidsgrove Athletic? They were formed in 1952 and first played in the now defunct Burslem and Tunstall League. In 1961 the club took a year out to develop the land which houses their current ground at Hollinwood Road. In 1963, the club joined the Staffs County League and within three years had won the title and the Staffs Challenge Cup. A decision was then taken to switch to the Mid Cheshire League where they became champions four times and Challenge Cup winners … [Read more...] about Who are Kidsgrove Athletic, North Staffordshire’s FA Cup heroes?
0 Have your say If Peterborough United hadn’t beaten Arsenal at London Road four years later, the most talked about match among the older generation of fans would have been the trip to Aston Villa for a fourth round FA Cup replay in February, 1961. A crowd of 64,531 packed into Villa Park to see if famous giant-killers Posh could claim another massive scalp. A fifth round tie against Spurs was at stake.Villa had won promotion to the top flight the previous season under manager Joe Mercer, a man who went on to briefly manage the English national side.A huge number of travelling fans attended the game, but many were locked out after arriving late because of traffic issues.Posh historian Peter Lane was one of the lucky ones who made it inside to watch a cracking cup tie.“I was only 15,” Peter recalled. “But I’d been a regular for almost 10 years by then and I wasn’t going to miss this game.“The first game at London Road was fantastic. It … [Read more...] about LOOKING BACK: The biggest crowd to watch a Peterborough United match saw an FA Cup cracker
Leeds & West Yorkshire 11 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-46834874 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A plaque to honour the first black player to feature in an FA Cup final is to be unveiled at Leeds United's … [Read more...] about Plaque for first black FA Cup finalist
England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, his former club Stoke have announced. Banks was a former England international football goalkeeper. He made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League, and won 73 caps for his country. Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, the IFFHS named Banks the second-best goalkeeper of the 20th century. He was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1972, and was named FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year on six occasions. He joined Chesterfield in March 1953, and played for their youth team in the 1956 FA Youth Cup final. He made his first team debut in November 1958, and was sold to Leicester City for £7,000 in July 1959. He played in four cup finals for the club, as they were beaten in the 1961 and 1963 FA Cup finals, before winning the League Cup in 1964 and … [Read more...] about Gordon Banks, World-Cup winning goalkeeper, has died aged 81