1873 in England: 1873 Fa Cup Final, 1872-73 in English Football, Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund, Wigan Rail Crash Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158315901

Published: June 20th 2010

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30 pages


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1873 in England: 1873 Fa Cup Final, 1872-73 in English Football, Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund, Wigan Rail Crash  by  Books LLC

1873 in England: 1873 Fa Cup Final, 1872-73 in English Football, Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund, Wigan Rail Crash by Books LLC
June 20th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 30 pages | ISBN: 9781158315901 | 6.61 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1873 Fa Cup Final, 1872-73 in English Football, BirminghamMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1873 Fa Cup Final, 1872-73 in English Football, Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund, Wigan Rail Crash, 1873-74 in English Football, 1873 English Cricket Season.

Not illustrated. Excerpt: The 1873 FA Cup final was a football match between Wanderers and Oxford University on 29 March 1873 at Lillie Bridge in London. It was the second final of the worlds oldest football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (known in the modern era as the FA Cup).

Unusually, the final was held in the morning, so as to avoid a clash with the annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race which was held on the same day. Wanderers reached the final without playing a match, as the original rules of the competition stated that the holders would receive a bye straight to the final and other teams would compete to gain the other place in the final and challenge the holders for the trophy. Oxford reached the final when their semi-final opponents, Queens Park, dropped out of the competition Both teams had key players absent for the final, including several who had represented Wanderers in the previous years final.

The best player on the day was Hon. Arthur Kinnaird, who scored the first goal for Wanderers. Charles Wollaston added a second goal towards the end of the match to give Wanderers a 20 victory and a second consecutive FA Cup win. As the previous years FA Cup winners, Wanderers received a bye straight to the final in the 187273. This was in keeping with the original concept of the competition being a challenge cup, in which the holders would qualify directly for the following seasons final and teams would compete for the other place in the final and the right to challenge them for the trophy.

This was the only time this rule was used. In the first round Ox... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=6086132



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