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Quiz about Strange World of FA Cup
Quiz about Strange World of FA Cup

Strange World of FA Cup Trivia Quiz


The oldest club knock-out competition in the world of football has been going for well over 100 years. It has thrown up many strange and wonderful facts in it's time. Do you know your Cup facts?

A multiple-choice quiz by StripeyTinca. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
StripeyTinca
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
165,382
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
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Question 1 of 5
1. What is the only Football League club to have played F.A.Cup ties in all four Home countries? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. Bob Thomson appeared in the 1915 FA Cup Final. What was unusual about that appearance. Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. During the 1971 and 1974 FA Cup Finals, Liverpool had two university graduates in their line-ups. Which two where they? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. Why was Bradford Park Avenue fined 50 by the Football Association following their FA Cup second qualifying round 11-0 drubbing of Denby Dale in 1908? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. Birmingham City did not compete in the 1922 FA Cup competition. Why was this? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the only Football League club to have played F.A.Cup ties in all four Home countries?

Answer: Nottingham Forest

This is a feat that is highly unlikely ever to be repeated. In 1885, Forest played Queens Park in a semi-final reply in Edinburgh. The game ending in a 3-0 win for the Scots. In 1889 they played at Linfield, Ireland in the first round, although officially the match was classed as a walk-over for Forest. And in 1922 they were beaten 4-1 at Cardiff in the third round of the competition.
2. Bob Thomson appeared in the 1915 FA Cup Final. What was unusual about that appearance.

Answer: He only had one eye

Bob played for Chelsea against Sheffield United in the Londoner's first Cup Final appearance. It turned out to be an unhappy baptism as they went down 3-0. New signing Vivian Woodward was supposed to play in Thomson's place for the final, but as Woodward hadn't played all season for Chelsea and Thomson was a regular, he stepped aside to allow Bob to play in the match. Now that is a gentleman!
3. During the 1971 and 1974 FA Cup Finals, Liverpool had two university graduates in their line-ups. Which two where they?

Answer: Steve Heighway & Brian Hall

Steve Heighway studied Economics whilst Brain Hall gained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester. Heighway scored for Liverpool in both finals, Hall didn't.
4. Why was Bradford Park Avenue fined 50 by the Football Association following their FA Cup second qualifying round 11-0 drubbing of Denby Dale in 1908?

Answer: They had fielded their reserve team for the match

Bradford Park Avenue were in fact a league team at the time and had a league fixture at the same time as their cup tie. The League match took priority over cup tie so they fielded the reserve team. The FA charged them with not playing their strongest team. Funny enough, the 11-0 scoreline was in fact Bradford PA's record club victory.
5. Birmingham City did not compete in the 1922 FA Cup competition. Why was this?

Answer: They had forgotten to post their entry form

As simple as that. All teams have to post an entry form to be able to compete in the FA Cup, even teams as large as Manchester United or Liverpool. When Birmingham finally rejoined the Cup the following season, they came up across the reigning Cup holders Huddersfield Town in the first round.

Not the best of returns as they lost 2-1. Huddersfield themselves were knocked out by eventual Cup winners, Bolton Wanderers, who beat West Ham 2-0 in the first Final at the new Wembley Stadium, the now famous 'White Horse Final'.

The official attendance for the Final was 126,047, but estimates put it nearer 200,000, as the crowds spilled out onto the touchlines. The whole match was played with a human wall around the pitch.
Source: Author StripeyTinca

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