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The FA Cup ‘giantkillings’ that never were

FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic beat Crystal Palace in this year’s FA Cup fourth round, a match which seemed to sow doubt in the minds of some reporters in terms of how they should present a result which would normally … Continue reading

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What is a giantkilling?

The 2013-2014 FA Cup fourth round is in full swing with Arsenal’s 4-0 victory against Coventry City and Nottingham Forest’s goalless draw with Preston North End already consigned to the history books. Part of the romance of a cup competition … Continue reading

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Luck and the Dutch Cup (2): Lucky Ajax

For those of us who grew up with the FA Cup and its great romantic nature with endless replays, the third round in January, extensive all day coverage of the final etc, the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) comes as a … Continue reading

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