the real fa cup


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.

Did That Just Happen?

Brief musings on the Championship Play Off Final … It’s difficult to describe the emotions you encounter before, during and after a momentous game …

The Unwatchable Final

Can anyone except Chelsea and Portsmouth fans really be arsed to watch this year’s cup final, or even read a piece about whether anyone can really be arsed about this year’s cup final?

Yachtsmen Drown in Bay

No, I also can’t believe I had the gall to keep that appalling headline … THE FA Vase final was perhaps always going to be the most likely source of season finale for therealfacup

Vase Final – Football Special

… how much of a life highlight would it be to sit in the England dressing room, coveting the seat on which Goldenballs’ golden balls have perched, hanging your hoody on the peg that supported the full weight of Rio’s wardrobe…

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation