All the vital information fans never knew they needed about the world's oldest cup competition—including a gypsy curse that lasted for decades, and the time Jeremy Paxman tackled Kenny DalglishFans will find this book packed with irresistible anecdotes and the most mindblowing stats and facts. Heard the one about the referee who had to hide in a broom cupboard from a furious, naked goalkeeper? Do you know how an FA Cup quarter-final between Notts County and Stoke changed football forever, or how a fragile corner flag stopped some Spartans from marching on? Curious to know which current player has a winner's medal for every day of the week? All these stories and hundreds more appear in a brilliantly researched collection of trivia—essential for any football fan who holds the riches of almost 140 years of Cup culture close to their heart.
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