the real fa cup


Episode 2 – Sweaty Socks

Call My Fact, Media Watch, the games so far, SWEAT, Peter Drury, Scotland, Ryman Smeltz, the People’s Johnson, April 25th, reportage from 50s America, Weiss, Dunga Style and the poor lad Corden, who I am now starting to feel a bit sorry for.

Episode 1 – Vuvu Pygmy

Episode 1. South Africa, Media Watch ‘Hit Wood’, Vuvuzelas, The Poor Man’s Ian Rush, Pigmies and will Gabriel Clarke and Gabby Logan get cosy while following the England team around South Africa? What happened to El Tel and will Jurgen Klinsman put the boot into England?

Podcast: RealWorldCup

Well, here we go. Our first tentative steps into the world of the podcast. Not new, no bells and whistles and you’ve stopped subscribing to loads of others. You may …

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…

Ryman Tear Up

After last night’s games and with a few days left of the season, the Ryman Premier League has to be one of the most exciting in the country. It’s good for us, especially, as we’ve seen and/or grown fond of a number of the clubs in this league through the …

Sony & FIFA: Great For Kids!

“Typical Germans” said Lord Stopwatch last week after the imaginery-card wielding Frenchman asked for Rafael to be given red. Although Suralex’s ejecta was jingoistic, ironic and geographically challenged …

FA Cup Semi Finals Are Rubbish

FA Cup semi final musings. There’ll be no previews here, just musings, we just don’t give a shit about any of the teams, except Villa … but when was the last decent semi??

Kiwi Encounter

After a gruelling 6 months following the business end of the FA Cup, we needed a break so we removed ourselves from football and headed half way round the world. Actually, it was just a holiday. But never being able …

Chertsey 1 Whitley Bay 1

As I Tweeted after the game, this game annoyed me. Immensely. For several reasons. For several reasons. I wrote my original match report on the Sunday and it was, essentially, a hatchet job on the Chertsey fans. I thought better of publishing the match report and thought I’d give it a few …

And The 2009 Winners Are …

therealfacup annual awards is on its way in the next few weeks … here’s a look at what happened last year …



IT’S THE REAL FA CUP 2009-2010!!

And The Nominations Are:

Nominations for this season’s Real FA Cup Awards: Best Player, Best Game, Best Ground, Most Helpful Club, Team of The Tournament. Have your say here… Sign up if you need to, we won’t spam you.

Who Won The 2010 Real FA Cup?

In our eyes, the 2009/10 FA Cup is drawing to a close. The soulless big boys have now barged in to spoil the party and the pundits are slavering over an apparently corpse-like competition …

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