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From Bovril to Champagne: When the Fa Cup Really Mattered Part 1 - The 1970s

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There was a time, not so long ago, when the FA Cup really mattered. When fans would go to extraordinary lengths to get tickets for Wembley and when the biggest teams of the day saw the FA Cup as a 'must have' rather than a 'nice to have.' The 1970s was, quite simply, a fantastic decade for the most famous domestic competition in the world, a decade in which the wonderful ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Authorhouse
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Rob Innis
Aug 22, 2013 Rob Innis rated it really liked it
OK I admit to being a contributor to chapter 8, so for the sake of impartiality this review is based on the other chapters.
I loved this extremely well researched book. It accurately captures the hopes, dreams and mood of the fans throughout the (English) FA Cup finals of the 70s, an incredible decade. When, as Matt correctly states, the FA Cup was still important to every true fan on the terraces. Genuine supporters, many now living in all parts of the world, have contributed their memories of n
Dec 30, 2015 Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The title of this book say everything - When the FA Cup really mattered!

For anyone aged 45+ all these finals will be bring back memories - all classics in their own way. Underdogs beating the big team (Sunderland, Southampton) or exciting finishes (Arsenal/Man U).

Ask me about a final in years 2000+ I've no idea but a 70's were the ones that mattered.

The book does not feature interviews with players or managers of the clubs but the fans who attended the finals and their problems getting final tic
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