Cowley’s Imps stun the Clarets

Domestic cup competitions can bring about delightful upsets, one of the various aspects that truly makes these tournaments so special. England’s FA Cup is certainly no exception, and one of the best recent moments was provided by Lincoln City and manager Danny Cowley. Arriving after one season with fellow National League club Braintree Town, Cowley […]

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Buzaglo downs the Baggies

Most good FA Cup stories involve a giant-killer. On 5 January 1991, the fairy tale of Woking and Tim Buzaglo etched its name into the history books. After navigating their way past Bath City, Kidderminster Harriers and Merthyr Tydfil in earlier rounds, Woking travelled up the M40 to take on West Bromwich Albion. The Cardinals were […]

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Bantams silence the Bridge

Bradford City’s remarkable 4-2 victory over Chelsea in January 2015 embodies more than just a stunning FA Cup upset. Not only is it one of the most remarkable results in the competition’s long history, but for a selected few involved in the match first hand, it represents a critical episode in their careers, for better […]

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So near yet so far for the Spireites

Just over 20 years ago, Chesterfield were an unlikely candidate to be the FA Cup’s Cinderella story. The second division outfit, nicknamed the Spireites after their church’s twisted spire, had a ramshackle squad made up of a Liverpool trainee in goal, a grizzled centre-half, and a barnstorming teenager up front. Bury, Scarborough and Bristol City […]

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