the real fa cup


2011 Awards – The Joyful Stuff

Our surprisingly successful poll (3,000 votes!) earlier in the year decided FC United of Manchester were the people’s choice for the most impressive team of the season in the early rounds of the Cup. Hythe Town came a fractional and deserved second. Now the losers ribbons are floating around Wembley, here’s our final instalment, our highlights of the year and our First Choice XI team of the year.

Whitley Flowers, Poole Wilt

FA Vase weekend. A long trip to Poole for me, even longer for Whitley Bay fans. Daffodils, Fabio Capello, late goals, and the continuation of a quite unbelievable run.


You’ve heard from the runners up in The Real FA Cup’s Team Of The Year, Hythe, already and now we hear from the winners, FC United of Manchester. Sparing us a few personal, honest and thought-provoking words on FC United and his relationship with the FA Cup is Ed Barrett. As a founding member of FC United, Ed has an equal share in the club and an equal say in running it, just as it should be.

Runners Up

As you’ll probably have now gathered, The Real FA Cup Team Of The Year for 2010/11, as voted for by the fans, was a close run thing between two teams. We’re hoping to get a few words direct from both clubs about what the Cup run has meant to them as a club and a community. If you think the FA Cup means nothing anymore then you should probably read the account of Paul Markland, Chairman of Poll Runners Up Hythe Town.

2010 In Pictures

2010 in pictures. With some words thrown in. All over the shop. Premier League Grounds, FA Cup, FA Vase, Ryman League, local derbies and play off finals! See more of therealfacup’s pictures on our Facebook Page and our Picasa page. See main article for links

Thank You

We’ve been a bit quiet on therealfacup in recent weeks due to other commitments. Well, this isn’t our real job you know? We’ll be back up and running in the new year when the FA Vase and/or Trophy will no doubt get our attention and we’ll hopefully be spreading our wings further afield.

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation