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Match 179:

1964 FA Cup 6th Round training 75_05_03 Fulham 64_05_02 Preston North End 27_02_02 Brentford 55-56 v. Preston FA Cup

Football Association Cup ...

The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after The Football Association. The FA Cup was first held in 1871–72, and is the oldest association football competition in the world. The FA Cup involves clubs of all standards playing against each other, there is the possibility for "minnows" from the lower divisions to become "giant-killers" by eliminating top clubs from the tournament, although lower division teams rarely reach the final.

The present FA Cup trophy is the fourth. The first, the 'little tin idol', was used from the inception of the Cup in 1872. In 1895, Aston Villa won the competition for the second time, beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0. That November, during an FA committee meeting, the club had to report that the cup had been stolen from the shop window of William Shillcock, a football and boot manufacturer in Birmingham, which had been proudly displaying the trophy. Although a £10 reward was offered to anyone who could recover the cup, it was never seen again. Instead, Aston Villa FC were fined £25 which covered the cost of a replacement trophy.

The second trophy was a replica of the first, and was last used in 1910 before being presented to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird to commemorate his 21st anniversary as president of the Football Association.

A new, larger, trophy was bought by the FA in 1911 designed and manufactured by Fattorini's of Bradford and won by Bradford City in its first outing. This trophy still exists but is now too fragile to be used, so an exact replica was made by Toye, Kenning and Spencer and has been in use since the 1992 final. A "backup" trophy was made alongside the existing trophy in 1992, but it has not been used so far, and will only be used if the current trophy is lost, damaged or destroyed.

HAMMERS F.A. CUP RECORD

FA Cup

1900-01

1901-02

1902-03

1903-04

1904-05

1905-06

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1906-07

1907-08

1908-09

Leeds City v. WHU FA Cup Hanky

Souvenir: Second Round English Cup Tie

1908-09 Leeds City v. West Ham United

1909-10

1910-11

The two Postcards above were each given away with the West Ham United programme on the occasion of the F.A. Cup ties at Upton Park in February and March 1911.

The Hammers were of course, in the Southern League at the time, and it was a real event to be hosts to a First Division club. All four opposing clubs were in the First Division that season. United ended by winning the Championship, but Forest were relegated. Preston finished fourteenth of 20 clubs and Rovers twelfth.

1911-12

WHU v. Blackburn Postcard WHU v. MU Postcard

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Match 36:

1912-13

1913-14

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Match 45:

1914-15

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1919-20

Match 51:

1920-21

Match 55:

1921-22

Match 56:

1922-23

Match 59:

1923-24

Match 68:

1924-25

Match 71:

1925-26

Match 77:

1926-27

Match 78:

1927-28

Match 81:

WHU v. Bolton Wanderers Programme

1923 FA Cup Final programme

1928-29

Match 83:

1929-30

Match 88:

1930-31

Match 92:

1931-32

Match 93:

1932-33

Match 95:

1933-34

Match 101:

1934-35

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1935-36

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1936-37

Match 107:

1937-38

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1938-39

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1945-46

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1946-47

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1947-48

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1948-49

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1949-50

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1950-51

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1951-52

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1952-53

Match 129:

1953-54

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1954-55

Match 133:

1955-56

Match 135:

1956-57

Match 141:

1957-58

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1958-59

Match 146:

1959-60

Match 147:

1960-61

Match 149:

1961-62

Match 151:

1962-63

Match 152:

23_01_13 Hull City 23_03_24 Derby County 23_03_19 Southampton

Hull City (First Round)

Southampton

(Quarter-Final 2nd Replay)

Villa Park, Birmingham

Derby County (Semi-Final)

Stamford Bridge

1926-27 Brentford

(Fourth Round Replay)

1963-64

Match 157:

1964-65

Match 164:

64_01_25 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient (Fourth Round)

64_02_15 Swindon Town 64_03_14 WHU v. Manchester United

Swindon Town (Fifth Round)

Manchester United

(Semi-Final)

1964 FA Cup Final programme

1965-66

Match 166:

1966-67

Match 170:

1967-68

Match 172:

1968-69

Match 175:

1969-70

Match 178:

1970-71

1971-72

Match 180:

1972-73

Match 184:

1973-74

Match 186:

1974-75

Match 188:

1975-76

Match 196:

75_01_28 Swindon Town 75_03_08 Arsenal 75_04_05 Ipswich Town

Swindon Town

(Fourth Round Replay)

Arsenal (Sixth Round)

Ipswich Town

(Semi-Final)

1975 FA Cup Final programme

1976-77

Match 197:

1977-78

Match 199:

1978-79

Match 202:

1979-80

Match 203:

80_01_05 WBA v. WHU 80_01_26 Orient v. WHU 80_05_10 Arsenal v. WHU 80_04_16 WHU v. Everton

West Bromwich Albion

(Third Round)

Orient (Fourth Round)

Everton

(Semi-Final Replay)

1980 FA Cup Final programme

1980-81

Match 211:

1981-82

Match 214:

1982-83

Match 215:

1983-84

Match 216:

1984-85

Match 220:

1985-86

Match 225:

1986-87

Match 232:

1987-88

Match 237:

1988-89

Match 239:

1989-90

Match 246:

1990-91

Match 247:

1991-92

Match 254:

1992-93

Match 260:

1993-94

Match 262:

1994-95

Match 268:

1995-96

Match 270:

1996-97

Match 273:

1997-98

Match 275:

1998-99

Match 281:

1999-00

Match 283:

2000-01

Match 284:

2001-02

Match 288:

2002-03

Match 291:

2003-04

Match 293:

2004-05

Match 297:

2005-06

Match 300:

06_01_07 Norwich City v. WHU 06_02_18 Bolton Wanderers v. WHU FAC 6 06_04_23 WHU v. Middlesbrough FA Cup Semi 06_05_13 Liverpool v. WHU FAC Final

Norwich City

(Third Round)

Bolton Wanderers

(Fifth Round Replay)

Middlesbrough

(Semi-Final)

2006 FA Cup Final programme

2006-07

Match 307:

2007-08

Match 309:

2008-09

Match 311:

2009-10

Match 315:

2010-11

Match 316:

2011-12

Match 320:

2012-13

Match 321:

12_02_08 WHIU v. Middlesbrough 13_01_22 WBA v. WHU 20_02_21 Tottenham Hotspur

1919-20 Tottenham Hotspur

(Third Round)

1912-13 West Bromwich Albion

(First Round 2nd Replay)

1911-12 Middlesbrough

(Second Round Replay)

25_02_21 WHU v. Blackpool

1924-25 Blackpool

(Third Round)

1956-57 Everton Cartoon

"It won't be old Charlie's fault if we don't get through

to the next ruddy round"

1963-64 Training on the Green Street forecourt

Sixth Round tie against Burnley

Match 9:

Match 10:

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Match 15:

Match 17:

Match 19:

2013-14

Match 323:

2014-15

Match 324:

Steve with FA Cup 1980

The CUP may not have aged since 1980,

but the MUG has...