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FA Cup

A piece of aged silverware represents the game at its simplest and, dare we say it, most romantic. Our collection brings you giants and giantkillers, long-forgotten clubs and euphoric crowds.

All the passion, glory and despair of decades of cup drama comes through in these newsreels, amateur films and local TV reports. Like the cup itself, it's a collection that embraces the unpredictable, the unlikely and the unforgettable.

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FA Cup
View Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955
Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955
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Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955 1954

Thousands cheer for the Magpies in the 50s when the FA Cup returns to Newcastle … and a new queen pays Tyneside a visit.

5 mins England Director. Jack Lawson

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Second Round Cup Spills and Thrills
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Second Round Cup Spills and Thrills 1924

A quick-fire round up of the FA Cup second round: West Brom v Corinthians, Crystal Palace v Notts County and West Ham v Leeds.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Cup Final Drawing Nearer
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Cup Final Drawing Nearer 1922

FA Cup third round: Arsenal v Leicester City and Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest.

2 mins United Kingdom

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First Round of the 'Cup'
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First Round of the 'Cup' 1925

Heavy fog hampers the first round football matches of the 1925 FA Cup.

2 mins United Kingdom

View Who Will Win the Cup?
Who Will Win the Cup?
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Who Will Win the Cup? 1925

An appreciative crowd at Ewood Park witnesses Blackburn progress to the FA Cup 4th round with a 3-1 win against Tottenham.

United Kingdom

View FA Cup Winners Wolves at Molineux
FA Cup Winners Wolves at Molineux
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FA Cup Winners Wolves at Molineux 1949

A lovely colour film showing the 1949 FA Cup winners Wolves back in action at their Molineux ground soon after their championship win.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Leek in the Cup!
Leek in the Cup!
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Leek in the Cup! 1927

The FA Cup exits England for the first time, arriving in Cardiff to a jubilant welcome.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Second Round of the FA Cup
Second Round of the FA Cup
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Second Round of the FA Cup 1922

Eccentric goalkeeping, frantic tackling and one lost stadium feature in these brilliant highlights from two London derbies in the 1922 FA Cup

1 mins United Kingdom

View Huddersfield for the Final
Huddersfield for the Final
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Huddersfield for the Final 1922

FA Cup Semi-Final: Huddersfield Town v Notts County at Turf Moor.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Victors of the 'Cup'
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Victors of the 'Cup' 1925

A jubilant crowd line the streets outside Sheffield Town Hall to greet Sheffield United after their 1925 FA Cup final victory.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Cup Tie Final 1910
Cup Tie Final 1910
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Cup Tie Final 1910 1910

Newcastle United and Barnsley contest the 1910 FA Cup final at Crystal Palace.

4 mins United Kingdom

View Cup Final 1923
Cup Final 1923
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Cup Final 1923 1923

The first FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium between West Ham and Bolton attracted a gargantuan crowd of 250,000, twice what the ground could hold.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Cup Final 1927
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Cup Final 1927 1927

Cardiff City Football Club takes on Arsenal in the 1927 FA Cup Final at Wembley. King George V and 100,000 spectators see Cardiff win 1-0.

3 mins United Kingdom

View F.A. Cup Final 1949
F.A. Cup Final 1949
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F.A. Cup Final 1949 1949

Wembley welcomes Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City for the 1949 FA Cup Final.

4 mins United Kingdom

View Newcastle United FC Return with FA Cup in 1951 and 1952
Newcastle United FC Return with FA Cup in 1951 and 1952
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Newcastle United FC Return with FA Cup in 1951 and 1952 1951

Relive a golden era for Newcastle United FC as the triumphant team, including legend Jackie Milburn, return home twice with the FA Cup in the early 1950s.

7 mins England

View English Cup: Bournemouth V Liverpool
English Cup: Bournemouth V Liverpool
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English Cup: Bournemouth V Liverpool 1927

January 1927, fans at Dean Court scale heights to view Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic at home to Liverpool in the FA Cup 3rd round.

1 mins United Kingdom

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In the Last Four
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In the Last Four 1930

Packed terraces watch Arsenal take on West Ham in this London derby in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup.

1 mins United Kingdom

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On the Wembley Road
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On the Wembley Road 1927

FA Cup 5th round Arsenal v Liverpool

1 mins United Kingdom

View Nearing the 'Goal'
Nearing the 'Goal'
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Nearing the 'Goal' 1929

The wintry conditions at Elm Park made play a bit challenging as Reading hosted Aston Villa in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

1 mins United Kingdom

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4th Round of the Cup
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4th Round of the Cup 1923

Goals from the 1923 FA Cup 4th round, featuring QPR v Sheffield Utd, Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers & Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Getting Nearer! F.A. Cup 6th Round
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Getting Nearer! F.A. Cup 6th Round 1928

Arsenal run out comfortable winners against Second Division Stoke City at Highbury in the quarter-final of the 1928 FA Cup.

United Kingdom

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Fourth Round Cup Thrills
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Fourth Round Cup Thrills 1926

Liverpool and Manchester United come down south to do battle with Fulham and Tottenham in football's FA Cup.

1 mins United Kingdom

View 'T'coop' Goes North'
'T'coop' Goes North'
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'T'coop' Goes North' 1925

Sheffield United break Welsh hearts at Wembley, winning their fourth (and last) FA Cup in a 1-0 win over Cardiff.

2 mins United Kingdom

View Football Cup 5th Round. Manchester City V Stoke
Football Cup 5th Round. Manchester City V Stoke
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Football Cup 5th Round. Manchester City V Stoke 1928

A crowd of over 73,000 at Maine Road watch the 5th round Cup tie between Division Two's Manchester City and Stoke City.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Battle for Wembley
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Battle for Wembley 1928

Heaving terraces and goalmouth action at Highbury for this FA Cup fourth round encounter between Arsenal and Everton.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Wembley Bound!
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Wembley Bound! 1929

The short-lived minnows Wigan Borough F.C. take on the mighty Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup.

5 mins United Kingdom

View Football Cup 5th Round: A Clashing of Blades
Football Cup 5th Round: A Clashing of Blades
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Football Cup 5th Round: A Clashing of Blades 1928

It's the FA Cup fifth round and arch-rivals Sheffield United and The Wednesday cross swords for Steel City bragging rights.

1 mins United Kingdom

View "The 'Cup' Shall Come South!"
"The 'Cup' Shall Come South!"
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"The 'Cup' Shall Come South!" 1923

Meet the West Ham team of 1923, about to contest the first FA Cup final to be held at Wembley Stadium.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Getting Ready for Cup Final
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Getting Ready for Cup Final 1923

A lovely shot of Wembley Stadium mid-construction, with an aerial camera panning round the ground to show its half-built state.

United Kingdom

View Who Will Win to Wembley?
Who Will Win to Wembley?
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Who Will Win to Wembley? 1930

Top football footage from East London, where West Ham take on Leeds in an FA Cup fourth round encounter.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Mining Review 6th Year No. 5
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Mining Review 6th Year No. 5 1953

An intriguing blast from soccer's past: Wrexham meet Beighton Miners Welfare in FA Cup First Round.

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Pickering

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Minehead Town's Bob Boyd Interview
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Minehead Town's Bob Boyd Interview 1977

Minehead Town's player-manager Bob Boyd on FA Cup tie with Exeter City

1 mins United Kingdom

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Gallant Fight
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Gallant Fight 1930

Amateur football club Corinthian FC took Millwall to a second replay in the FA Cup third round, before finally losing here at Stamford Bridge 5-1.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Fight for the F.A. Cup
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Fight for the F.A. Cup 1963

The best of the action from over 30 years of FA Cup finals at Wembley Stadium.

42 mins United Kingdom Director. E.V.H. Emmett

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Third Round of the English Cup
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Third Round of the English Cup 1929

In their first match in the 1928-29 FA Cup, amateur side Corinthian FC prove their pedigree with a 5-0 win away to Norwich City.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Nice One Sunderland
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Nice One Sunderland 1974

What could the future hold for young Wearsiders?

17 mins United Kingdom Director. Roger Dunton

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Sheffield Wednesday v Hereford United
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Sheffield Wednesday v Hereford United 1958

At a packed Edgar Street ground non-league Hereford United take on Sheffield Wednesday in a foggy and chilly cup tie.

13 mins United Kingdom

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