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31st May '15 2:04:44 AM manetho
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Won most often by Manchester United and Arsenal (eleven wins each) and Tottenham Hotspur (eight).
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Won most often by Arsenal (twelve wins), Manchester United and Arsenal (eleven wins each) (eleven) and Tottenham Hotspur (eight).
17th Aug '14 9:16:40 AM Telcontar
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* The media in Britain love the FA Cup for the prospect of Giant Killing, to the point that previews of the matches seem to work on the assumption that UnderdogsNeverLose. If on 3rd Round day there are no Giant Killings then there is always some FanDumb media moaning about the death of the FA Cup, since it has been superceded (apparently) by [[EnglishPremierLeague The Premiership]] and the [[UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]].
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* The media in Britain love the FA Cup for the prospect of Giant Killing, to the point that previews of the matches seem to work on the assumption that UnderdogsNeverLose. If on 3rd Round day there are no Giant Killings then there is always some FanDumb media moaning about the death of the FA Cup, since it has been superceded (apparently) by [[EnglishPremierLeague The Premiership]] and the [[UEFAChampionsLeague [[UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]].
18th May '14 4:24:55 PM Rytex
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Won most often by Manchester United (eleven times), followed by Arsenal (nine) and Tottenham Hotspur (eight).
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Won most often by Manchester United and Arsenal (eleven times), followed by Arsenal (nine) wins each) and Tottenham Hotspur (eight).
10th Nov '13 1:53:41 PM MarkLungo
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It is OlderThanRadio. It started in the 1870s when it was won by Old Public school boys playing for Old Etonians, Wanderers or Oxford University, for example. As the game spread in the 1880s, the Cup migrated OopNorth and to TheMidlands, where it was won by now-mid-table Premiership clubs (usually) such as Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was spread around clubs, increasingly from London, Liverpool and Manchester until the 1980s, when the London, Liverpool and Manchester teams started to dominate.
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It is OlderThanRadio. It started in the 1870s when it was won by Old Public school boys playing for Old Etonians, Wanderers or Oxford University, for example. As the game spread in the 1880s, the Cup migrated OopNorth and to TheMidlands, UsefulNotes/TheMidlands, where it was won by now-mid-table Premiership clubs (usually) such as Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was spread around clubs, increasingly from London, Liverpool and Manchester until the 1980s, when the London, Liverpool and Manchester teams started to dominate.
9th Jul '13 3:01:33 PM JIKTV
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* The media in Britain love the FA Cup for the prospect of Giant Killing, to the point that previews of the matches seem to work on the assumption that UnderdogsNeverLose. If on 3rd Round day there are no {{Giant Killing}}s then there is always some FanDumb media moaning about the death of the FA Cup, since it has been superceded (apparently) by [[EnglishPremierLeague The Premiership]] and the [[UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]].
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* The media in Britain love the FA Cup for the prospect of Giant Killing, to the point that previews of the matches seem to work on the assumption that UnderdogsNeverLose. If on 3rd Round day there are no {{Giant Killing}}s Giant Killings then there is always some FanDumb media moaning about the death of the FA Cup, since it has been superceded (apparently) by [[EnglishPremierLeague The Premiership]] and the [[UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]].
9th Jul '13 3:00:41 PM JIKTV
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An English knock-out football tournament inaugurated in the 19th Century that takes places over several months. It is open to all members of the Football Association, including numerous amateur clubs as well as the top professional ones (Premier League). The lower ranked teams have to play numerous qualifying rounds before getting to the "First Round" (when the teams in Football Leagues One and Two join in). The top teams (Premiership and Championship) enter in the Third Round (the Final is the Eighth Round). It is well known for the prospect of GiantKilling, where a lower ranked team will somehow, against the odds triumph against a larger team who would normally trounce them. For the small clubs the FA Cup is a chance to get some valuable prize money, personal glory and a some Crowning Moments of Awesome thrown in for measure. For the higher ranked clubs, the FA Cup is the top domestic knock out competition and generally provides some classic Football moments.
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An English knock-out football tournament inaugurated in the 19th Century that takes places over several months. It is open to all members of the Football Association, including numerous amateur clubs as well as the top professional ones (Premier League). The lower ranked teams have to play numerous qualifying rounds before getting to the "First Round" (when the teams in Football Leagues One and Two join in). The top teams (Premiership and Championship) enter in the Third Round (the Final is the Eighth Round). It is well known for the prospect of GiantKilling, [[DavidVersusGoliath Giant Killing]], where a lower ranked team will somehow, against the odds triumph against a larger team who would normally trounce them. For the small clubs the FA Cup is a chance to get some valuable prize money, personal glory and a some Crowning Moments of Awesome thrown in for measure. For the higher ranked clubs, the FA Cup is the top domestic knock out competition and generally provides some classic Football moments.

* The media in Britain love the FA Cup for the prospect of GiantKilling, to the point that previews of the matches seem to work on the assumption that UnderdogsNeverLose. If on 3rd Round day there are no {{Giant Killing}}s then there is always some FanDumb media moaning about the death of the FA Cup, since it has been superceded (apparently) by [[EnglishPremierLeague The Premiership]] and the [[UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]].
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* The media in Britain love the FA Cup for the prospect of GiantKilling, Giant Killing, to the point that previews of the matches seem to work on the assumption that UnderdogsNeverLose. If on 3rd Round day there are no {{Giant Killing}}s then there is always some FanDumb media moaning about the death of the FA Cup, since it has been superceded (apparently) by [[EnglishPremierLeague The Premiership]] and the [[UEFAChampionsLeague Champions League]].
30th May '13 4:19:14 AM Ibicdlcod
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Obsolete as of 2013
It is OlderThanRadio. It started in the 1870s when it was won by Old Public school boys playing for Old Etonians, Wanderers or Oxford University, for example. As the game spread in the 1880s, the Cup migrated OopNorth and to TheMidlands, where it was won by now-mid-table Premiership clubs (usually) such as Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was spread around clubs, increasingly from London, Liverpool and Manchester until the 1980s, when the London, Liverpool and Manchester teams started to dominate. Since 1987, only Portsmouth from outside those three cities have won the Cup.
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It is OlderThanRadio. It started in the 1870s when it was won by Old Public school boys playing for Old Etonians, Wanderers or Oxford University, for example. As the game spread in the 1880s, the Cup migrated OopNorth and to TheMidlands, where it was won by now-mid-table Premiership clubs (usually) such as Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was spread around clubs, increasingly from London, Liverpool and Manchester until the 1980s, when the London, Liverpool and Manchester teams started to dominate. Since 1987, only Portsmouth from outside those three cities have won the Cup. dominate.
27th Jun '12 2:02:09 PM FordPrefect
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An English Knock out football tournament inaugarated in the 19th Century that takes places over several months. It is open to all members of the Football Association, including numerous amateur clubs as well as the top professional ones (Premier League). The lower ranked teams have to play numerous qualifying rounds before getting to the "First Round" (when the teams in Football Leagues One and Two join in). The top teams (Premiership and Championship) enter in the Third Round (the Final is the Eighth Round). It is well known for the prospect of GiantKilling, where a lower ranked team will somehow, against the odds triumph against a larger team who would normally trouce them. For the small clubs the FA Cup is a chance to get some valuble prize money, personal glory and a some Crowning Moments of Awesome thrown in for measure. For the higher ranked clubs, the FA Cup is the top domestic knock out competition and generally provides some classic Football moments.
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An English Knock out knock-out football tournament inaugarated inaugurated in the 19th Century that takes places over several months. It is open to all members of the Football Association, including numerous amateur clubs as well as the top professional ones (Premier League). The lower ranked teams have to play numerous qualifying rounds before getting to the "First Round" (when the teams in Football Leagues One and Two join in). The top teams (Premiership and Championship) enter in the Third Round (the Final is the Eighth Round). It is well known for the prospect of GiantKilling, where a lower ranked team will somehow, against the odds triumph against a larger team who would normally trouce trounce them. For the small clubs the FA Cup is a chance to get some valuble valuable prize money, personal glory and a some Crowning Moments of Awesome thrown in for measure. For the higher ranked clubs, the FA Cup is the top domestic knock out competition and generally provides some classic Football moments.

Traditionally, drawn matches could go to indefinite replays in the event of a tie, however, in recent years though the inital match will go to a single replay: if that match is drawn it will be settled on penalties.
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Traditionally, drawn matches could go to indefinite replays in the event of a tie, however, in recent years though the inital initial match will go to a single replay: if that match is drawn it will be settled on penalties.

* Obviously, there have been a load of superstitions that have been applied to the Cup. It was thought that Derby County were subject to a gypsy {{Curse}} in the early 20th Century after a 6-0 battering by Bury in the Cup Final added to a list of near misses. A payment to decendents of the gypsies who were kicked off their land so Derby could build the Baseball Ground was apparently an effective CurseEscapeClause as they won the 1946 Cup.
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* Obviously, there have been a load of superstitions that have been applied to the Cup. It was thought that Derby County were subject to a gypsy {{Curse}} in the early 20th Century after a 6-0 battering by Bury in the Cup Final added to a list of near misses. A payment to decendents descendants of the gypsies who were kicked off their land so Derby could build the Baseball Ground was apparently an effective CurseEscapeClause as they won the 1946 Cup.
16th Jun '12 12:47:24 AM leo7995
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Inaccurate information. United won the Premier League that year, it wasn't the 'European Championship' that they entered and the FA's involvement is well known.
* However, Manchester United contributed towards weakening the magic of the FA Cup by refusing to enter one season, citing that their bid to retain the European Championship as well as the Premier league title was infinitely more important and that the FA Cup was by contrast a lesser, insignificant, trophy. Incredibly, the FA let them do this. Fortunately, United's arrogance was punished when they ended up winning nothing that season. They have never repeated their moment of hubris.
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* However, Manchester United contributed towards weakening the magic of the FA Cup by refusing to enter one season, citing that their bid to retain having been encouraged by the European Championship as well as Football Association to enter the Premier league title was infinitely more important and that Club World Cup as part of an effort to bring the FA World Cup was by contrast a lesser, insignificant, trophy. Incredibly, the FA let them do this. Fortunately, United's arrogance was punished when they ended up winning nothing that season. They have never repeated their moment of hubris. back to England.
19th May '12 2:59:34 PM stalkingsaoirse
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