Five years in to what these days would be known as therealfacup ‘project’, we’ve been very London-centric and become big fans of dogs at football grounds. Despite these two things, we’ve never been to Clapton’s Old Spotted Dog Ground.
Posts Tagged Norwich City
Luton Town scalp the Canaries and replace Sutton in the record books as the latest non league side to beat top flight opposition.
Juliet Jacques travels from Horley to Horley, returning for FA Cup football and maybe finding something, among the horribly familiar, she’d never encountered before.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, yesterday at Wembley we might have lost the Cup but you the Liverpool people have won everything. You have won the admiration of the policemen in London and you have won the admiration of the public in London.”
It’s not the FA Cup but the essence of a local derby is very cup-like. Bragging rights to the victor, the vanquished has to wait another year (at least) for revenge. Derbies are effectively regionalised cup finals. And, as it’s not top flight, therealfacup can just about get away with a Championship derby – and what better one than El Tractico, Ipswich Town .v. Norwich City. This is going to be very painful reading … Matt Townsend
Guest author Simon Field continues his search for a new team to light up his life. This week – FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round: Paulton Rovers .v. Didcot Town.
Young West Ham loanee Junior Stanislas destroys Luton Town’s Wembley dreams for another season.