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The FA Challenge Cup Complete Results: 1871/72 to 2005/06 Paperback – 1 Jul 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tony Brown; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1899468714
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899468713
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.6 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,745,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the only book to list every FA Cup result, including the qualifying rounds when non-League clubs take part. More than 60,000 results are included, with an index to the 3,000 or so clubs that have taken part. First published in 1994 (as "The Ultimate FA Cup Statistics Book"), a revised edition followed in 1999. This new edition includes many amendments and additional details that have come to light since then. The book represents many years of effort and the combined research talents of more than 100 football statisticians. The index of clubs makes it easy to find the results of any club, no matter how large or small. Thrill to the exploits of Gnome Athletic and Metal and Produce Recovery Depot Number One. Or, Arsenal and Manchester United if you prefer! The book provides a feast of trivia for the soccer statistician! Which club scored most FA Cup goals in any one season? What is the longest losing streak? And which current non-league club has scored most goals in the competition? A section of the book lists every previous meeting between all of today's Football League and Premiership clubs. Tables of statistics include dates of rounds, Cup Final line-ups and all-time performance tables.

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By Quiverbow TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 May 2008
Format: Paperback
First published in 1994, this is the second reprint, with revisions, of a statistician's dream: the result of every match played in the world's oldest and best cup competition, the FA Challenge Cup. From the opening round of the inaugural competition played in November 1871 until the 2006 Final, this book will make you friends with everyone when the football questions relating to the FA Cup are asked on quiz nights.

How many teams entered the first FA Cup? 15, of which only three - Hitchin, Maidenhead and Marlow - still enter the competition. When someone asks which team has scored the most goals in the competition, you can amaze all with your knowledge. (It's Kettering, by the way.) What's the strangest fixture played in the Cup? That surely must be Queen's Park (Glasgow) v Partick Thistle in October 1885. What about the game that would leave those who read out the results on TV gasping for breath? Harworth Colliery Athletic 2-0 Steel Peech and Tozer Social Services would be the one to avoid. Strangest name? Probably Vampires, who scared Tottenham Hotspur to a 4-2 defeat in a 2nd Qualifying Round game which was later declared void. Why did Preston have to play both Everton and Bolton in round two in 1887/1888? You'll have to buy this book to find out.

Running to nearly 300 pages, Brown's research and application to detail has to be applauded. Photographs are at a premium with only five included, but this isn't a book to waste space on things like that. Some 60,000 matches contested by more than 3,000 teams will have you engrossed for hours.
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