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

Home movie19545 minsSilent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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The Cup Action from the Third round of the F.A. CupThe Cup Action from the Third round of the F.A. Cup

Sport19242 minsSilent

FA Cup round-up: Cardiff City v Bristol City, Southampton v Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City.

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Return of the CupReturn of the Cup

Amateur film197310 mins Location: Sunderland

There’s a rapturous welcome from football fans to celebrate a fairy tale win as underdogs Sunderland return home with the FA Cup in 1973.

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Cup Final Drawing NearerCup Final Drawing Nearer

Non-Fiction19221 minsSilent Location: Highbury

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

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Nice One SunderlandNice One Sunderland

Documentary197418 mins Location: Sunderland

What could the future hold for young Wearsiders?

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Who Will Win the Cup?Who Will Win the Cup?

Non-Fiction19251 mins

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

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FA Cup winners Wolves play at MolineuxFA Cup winners Wolves play at Molineux

Amateur film19494 minsSilent Location: Wolverhampton

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

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Leek in the Cup!Leek in the Cup!

Non-Fiction19272 minsSilent

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

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Second Round of the FA CupSecond Round of the FA Cup

Sport19221 minsSilent Location: Selhurst

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

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Huddersfield for the FinalHuddersfield for the Final

Non-Fiction19221 minsSilent

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

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

Non-Fiction19251 minsSilent Location: Sheffield

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

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Fourth round English Cup Newcastle United V Derby County March 11 1911Fourth round English Cup Newcastle United V Derby County March 11 1911

Sport19114 minsSilent Location: St James' Park

On a glorious spring day, a packed St James' Park welcomes Derby County for an FA Cup quarter-final against home side, and favourites, Newcastle.

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Cup Tie Final 1910Cup Tie Final 1910

Sport19104 minsSilent

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

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Cup Tie Final : Liverpool V. Burnley 1914Cup Tie Final : Liverpool V. Burnley 1914

Sport19143 minsSilent Location: Crystal Palace

King George V attends the FA Cup Final, the last to be played at Crystal Palace.

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Cup Final 1921 Greatest Event in Football HistoryCup Final 1921 Greatest Event in Football History

Non-Fiction19217 minsSilent

Stamford Bridge hosts the FA Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Cup Final 1923Cup Final 1923

Non-Fiction19235 minsSilent Location: Wembley Stadium

The 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham was the first at Wembley Stadium. The headlines were not about the football but the crowd!

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Cup Final 1927Cup Final 1927

Non-Fiction19273 minsSilent Location: Wembley Stadium

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.

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

Non-Fiction19494 mins

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

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

Home movie19517 minsSilent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.

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English Cup: Bournemouth V LiverpoolEnglish Cup: Bournemouth V Liverpool

Non-Fiction19271 minsSilent Location: Bournemouth

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

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In the Last FourIn the Last Four

Non-Fiction19301 minsSilent Location: Upton Park

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

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On the Wembley RoadOn the Wembley Road

Non-Fiction19271 minsSilent

FA Cup 5th round Arsenal v Liverpool

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Nearing the 'Goal'Nearing the 'Goal'

Non-Fiction19291 minsSilent Location: Reading

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

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4th Round of the Cup4th Round of the Cup

Sport19232 minsSilent Location: Shepherd's Bush

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

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Minehead Town v Exeter CityMinehead Town v Exeter City

Sport19773 mins Location: Minehead

Minehead Town v Exeter City FA Cup

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Fourth Round Cup ThrillsFourth Round Cup Thrills

Sport19262 minsSilent

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

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'T'coop' Goes North''T'coop' Goes North'

Non-Fiction19253 minsSilent

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

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Football Cup 5th Round. Manchester City V StokeFootball Cup 5th Round. Manchester City V Stoke

Non-Fiction19281 minsSilent

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

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Battle for WembleyBattle for Wembley

Non-Fiction19281 minsSilent Location: Highbury

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

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Wembley Bound!Wembley Bound!

Non-Fiction19291 minsSilent Location: Wigan

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

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Football Cup 5th Round: A Clashing of BladesFootball Cup 5th Round: A Clashing of Blades

Non-Fiction19281 minsSilent

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

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The Cup Shall Come South!The Cup Shall Come South!

Non-Fiction19232 minsSilent Location: West Ham

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

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Getting Ready for Cup FinalGetting Ready for Cup Final

Non-Fiction19231 minsSilent Location: Wembley Stadium

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

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Who Will Win to Wembley?Who Will Win to Wembley?

Sport19301 minsSilent Location: West Ham

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

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

19539 mins

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

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Cup Final: Aston Villa V Sunderland at the Crystal PalaceCup Final: Aston Villa V Sunderland at the Crystal Palace

Non-Fiction19135 minsSilent Location: Crystal Palace

121,919 spectators filled Crystal Palace as the league's two top teams, Aston Villa and Sunderland, met in the 1913 FA Cup final.

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Minehead Town's Bob Boyd InterviewMinehead Town's Bob Boyd Interview

Sport19772 mins Location: Minehead

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

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

Non-Fiction19281 mins

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

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Gallant FightGallant Fight

Sport19301 minsSilent

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.

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Fight for the F.A. CupFight for the F.A. Cup

Sport196342 mins

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

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Third round of the English CupThird round of the English Cup

Non-Fiction19291 minsSilent

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.

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First round of the 'Cup'First round of the 'Cup'

Non-Fiction19252 minsSilent

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

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Sheffield Wednesday v UnitedSheffield Wednesday v United

Amateur film195814 minsSilent Location: Hereford

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

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Second Round Cup Spills and ThrillsSecond Round Cup Spills and Thrills

Non-Fiction19242 minsSilent

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.

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Certain Day in April 1927Certain Day in April 1927

Non-Fiction19271 minsSilent Location: Cardiff/Caerdydd

A never-to-be-forgotten day for Cardiff City fans, when their football team return home with the FA Cup after a 1-0 win against Arsenal at Wembley on 23/4/1927.