the real fa cup

Book Review

From Bovril To Champagne

A book landed at the premises of therealfacup. It was about the FA Cup. FA Cup finals of the ’70s to be precise. Leeds, Sunderland, Arsenal, Southampton and Ipswich et al. We ran our eye over it and this is what we thought.

Yellow & White

This was going to be a review of Sutton v Staines but, in truth, it wasn’t a memorable game … so here’s a short, overdue review of a book we acquired a few months ago. Sutton v Leeds, FA Cup 4th Rnd, 1970.

Zeitgeist Panini

A semi serious look at how Panini and Big Ron shaped football or, less seriously, how kit fashion evolved in the 80s … the books themselves are documents of the commodification of football from 79-84.

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation