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FA Youth Cup: MK Dons Under-18s Prospect Tommy Hope Scores Amazing Zidane-Style Volley To Seal Dramatic Win Over Cardiff (Video)

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Tommy Hope and glory (Photo: MK Dons)

MK Dons Under-18s pinched themselves a late, late 1-0 win over Cardiff City in the third round of FA Youth Cup at Stadium:MK on Tuesday evening.

The decisive goal came in the 87th minute when a loose clearance dropped to MK left-back Tommy Hope quite a distance beyond the far post.

Retro Football: Norwich Poacher Tim Sherwood Skies Open Goal From Six Yards Out Against Bristol City, 1991 (Video)

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He may possess the managerial acumen of a Maris Piper, but Tim Sherwood was a perfectly decent central midfielder in his day as his three England caps duly attest.

In fact, back in 1999, Sherwood became the first player to be given an international debut during Kevin Keegan's tenure when, aged 30, he turned out for the Three Lions in a 3-1 win over Poland in a Euro 2000 qualifier at Wembley.

Random Great Goals: Crystal Palace Score Four Little Lovelies In 4-1 Win Over Wolves, 1995 (Video)

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The year was 1995, and Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers were pitted against each other in the sixth round (i.e. quarter-finals) of the FA Cup.

Wolves were the only non-Premiership side left in the competition, and defended manfully to ensure the original tie at Selhurst Park ended in a 1-1 draw.

Retro Football: Sir Bruce Forsyth Entertains Crowd By Scoring At Wembley Before 1974 FA Cup Final (Video)

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Chin chin: Bruce Forsyth compares facial protuberance with Jimmy Hill, 1981 (Photo: REX, via Telegraph)

Sad news is reaching Pies this afternoon that legendary British entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away at the grand old age of 89.

From game-shows to Royal Variety performances, Brucie pretty much accomplished it all in a long and winding showbiz career that spanned almost 75 years and he even scored a goal at an FA Cup Final at Wembley.

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Crowd Funding: MK Dons Fans Raise £1,350 To Help Pay For Damage Caused To Hyde’s Pitch During FA Cup Match

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As you may recall, MK Dons fans recently clubbed together to help non-league Hyde United pay for the damage done to their pitch during a recent FA Cup first round tie between the two sides.

A flare, incidentally let off by a Hyde fan, burned a hole in the club's artificial pitchliterally minutes before the game at Ewen Fields was due to kick off.

FA Cup First Round: Leatherhead Troll Billericay Owner Glenn Tamplin With Deliciously Pithy Dressing Room Sing-Song (Video)

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Everybody's favourite non-league vanity project, Billericay Town, went swaggering into an FA Cup first round fixture against fellow Isthmian Premier Division side Leatherhead on Thursday evening, coursing with the confidence instilled in them by their inspirational owner/manager Glenn Tamplin.

FA Cup 2017-18: A chance for non-league sides to mix it with the big boys

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Much of modern football’s focus is on the glamour and big names in the Premier League and Champions League, with the amount of money in the professional game at eye-watering levels.

The rise in popularity, both with fans and sponsors, has led to a perceived decrease in importance of the cup competitions – with the FA Cup one of the major casualties.

Football Art: Nuneaton Town Produce Ace ‘Roy Of The Rovers’ Style Programme Cover For FA Cup Match (Photo)

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The LDJ Solicitors Stadium, home of Nuneaton Town (Photo: Official_NTFC/Twitter)

Rivalling Wolves in the snazzy 'comic-book-style programme cover' stakes, Nuneaton Town have produced an absolute pearler for their upcoming FA Cup qualifying match against King's Lynn Town on Saturday.

Infused with classic 'Roy of the Rovers' goodness, the Boro have gone and knocked out this little retro beauty.

Non-League Snapshot Of The Day: Referee Rejects Concerns Over Potential Kit Clash In FA Cup Qualifier…

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Horsham FC welcomed Ashford United to their Culver Road ground on Saturday afternoon for an FA Cup first-round qualifying tie.

Unsurprising for a team nicknamed The Hornets, Horsham turned out in their usual delectable yellow and black home kit.

Horsham v Ashford United yesterday.

Non-League: Baldock Town Emit Hilarious Explanation After Live Twitter Updates For FA Cup Match Suddenly Stop With 10 Minutes Left

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Baldock Town of theSouth Midlands League played North Greenford United of the Combined Counties League in the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup of Sunday afternoon.

Fans of the home side unable to attend the big match were invited to follow their side's fortunes on social media, courtesy of regular live updates being emitted via Baldock Town's official Twitter account.

Manchester United

Man Utd face Derby in FA Cup third round

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Manchester United have been drawn against Championship side Derby County in the FA Cup third round. The Red Devils will host the Rams at Old Trafford...

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End nigh for Tevez in China after jetting home again

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez’s troubled spell in China looks to be over after flying home to Argentina - just as his side Shanghai Shenhua won the FA Cup.

The 33-year-old Argentine forward has had a miserable 11 months in China despite earning some of the highest wages in world football, an estimated 730,000 euros a week.

English Premier League

Everton fans react to their FA Cup draw vs Liverpool: 'Another year without a cup then'

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Everton are set to face Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup during the first week of January.

The Toffees will travel to Anfield twice in next few weeks and Sam Allardyce will be hoping to make his mark in the two derbies. The two teams face each other in the Merseyside derby this weekend.

FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

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London (AFP) – Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday.

Liverpool - who beat Everton in the 2012 semi-final, their last FA Cup meeting - also host their struggling neighbours in the Premier League next Sunday.

FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

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London (AFP) – Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday.

Liverpool - who beat Everton in the 2012 semi-final, their last FA Cup meeting - also host their struggling neighbours in the Premier League next Sunday.

Footy on the Telly Dec. 1 – 8

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On This Day in Football: Spurs demolish Wigan, Longest FA Cup tie in history

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On this day in 2009, Tottenham Hotspur recorded their record win in the Premier League by hammering Wigan Athletic 9-1 at White Hart Lane.

Peter Crouch gave Spurs the lead in the ninth minute but Harry Redknapp’s side hardly created any further chances to double their lead in the first half.

Arsenal’s Top Seasons 1997-98 – Our 10th Best

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This was Arsenal's 100th season in competitive football and also Arsene Wenger's first full season as our manager. In the transfer window, Arsenal purchased several players, including midfielders Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit and goalkeeper Alex Manninger.

Below are the comparisons of the 1997-98 season results for both Arsenal and Manchester United.

On This Day in Football: Bournemouth striker sets Cup record, Socrates returns

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On this day in 1971, Third Division club Bournemouth thrashed Southern League side Margate 11-0 in the first round of the FA Cup with nine of the goals coming from Ted MacDougall.

MacDougall scored five of his nine goals of the game in the first half which prompted Margate manager to jokingly request his Bournemouth counterpart to substitute MacDougall for the second half.

Footy On The Telly November 3-10

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With Premier League, Bundesliga, MLS Cup Playoffs and even NASL Championship, you could watch great footy from dawn to midnight this Sunday. Also this week: the FA Cup, Copa MX, Copa Argentina, a dash of WC 2018 Qualifiers, some notable Friendlies including USWNT, and League fixtures elsewhere.

Footy on the Telly — October 27 – November 3

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It's a Week O'Cups: MLS Cup Playoffs, FIFA U-17 World Cup, the FA Cup, UEFA Championship and Europa Leagues, South America's Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana, and lots of League fixtures elsewhere This week, watch for: 10/28 @7:30am Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur / fuboTV, NBCSports.com, NBCSN 10/28 @10:00am West [.

On This Day in Football: The Football Association is formed

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On this day in 1863, representatives from eleven football clubs and schools sat down at the Freemasons’ Tavern on Great Queen Street, London and formed the Football Association.

Before the formation of the FA, there were no established laws of the game that clubs adhered to.

On This Day in Football: Preston put 26 past Hyde, Attack vs Defence in the MLS

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Today marks the 130th anniversary of one of the most ridiculous score lines in the history of the FA Cup. On this day in 1887, Preston North End beat Hyde FC 26-0 in a first round tie.

Played at Deepdale – the oldest continuously used football stadium in the world – Preston set two records in the match: most goals scored at home and the biggest winning margin.

Vincent Janssen at Spurs and 6 other Eredivisie stars who flopped in the Premier League

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A penny for Vincent Janssen's thoughts. He would have expected to start this season as Tottenham Hotspur's second choice striker, battling with Son Heung-min for the right to understudy Harry...

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On This Day in Football: Someone stole the FA Cup!

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On this day in 1895, the FA Cup was stolen from a shop in Birmingham. It has not been recovered to this day.

Aston Villa were the reigning champions after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in the final earlier that year at Crystal Palace. Winger Bob Chatt scored inside the opening minute to give Villa their second FA Cup.

News Of Potential Huge Payment To Be Made To Newcastle Players

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News today that Mike Ashley has offered to give Newcastle players a £20M bonus if the club wins the FA Cup next May. Well would you believe it it even looks [...]

Arsene’s fantastic Vision of Beautiful Football

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So, here we are, a year on and openly or sneakily looking at the myriad of transfer rumours flowing around us, not just about Arsenal, but around all our rivals too – who is buying whom, who is asking for the humongously ridiculous salary and so on.

The season finished on something of a mixed bag of results – some terrific football to win the FA Cup at a canter from Chelsea, the Premier League champions, but all culminating in a somewhat disappointing relegation from the fabled ‘top four' finish, and thus we are relegated to the Europa League, taking the place of the Spuds.

Sky Sports Pundit Complimentary Of Newcastle – Big Club, Great Manager

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson was a bit merciless on us during our relegation season the season before last, but come to think of it we were absolutely pathetic under Steve McClaren. [...]

Liverpool FC 2016/2017 Season Review

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Yes I know, this post is ridiculously late on the blog but better late than never ay? Below I provide you with a quick rundown of each month of the 2016/2017 season.

Was 4th place good enough? Why do I think Klopp can often be as stubborn as hell? Why did 2017 contain one of the worst matches I have ever watched as a Liverpool fan?

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil: Will they stay at Arsenal or will they go?

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Arsenal's failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in over 15 years seems to have prompted their two biggest stars, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, to seek an exit from the...

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Arsenal face tricky away tie at Nottm Forest in first defence of FA Cup

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So Arsenal will begin their defence of the FA Cup away at Championship side Nottingham Forest, who have had great success in the past when Brian Clough was the manager, and have even won two more European Cups than Arsenal! The Forest legend Gary Birtles, who played in both those massive Finals, thinks that Arsene [.

Merseyside Derby Headlines FA Cup Third Round

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A Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton was the pick of an exciting FA Cup third-round draw.

The Stanley Park rivals meet at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League and that will again be the venue when they face each other over the first weekend of January.

Not since 1932 have they been drawn together at this stage of the competition, when Liverpool were 2-1 winners at Goodison Park.

How Beckham’s PR campaign saw him leave United

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Following the 2-0 defeat in the FA Cup at home to Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson was furious with the team, and kicked a boot across the dressing room.

Remarkably, the boot hit David Beckham in the face, even though it was a complete accident on behalf of the manager.

Beckham received medical attention at the ground before leaving with his wife Victoria and son Brooklyn.

Wayne Shaw: Sutton United’s Former Pie-Devouring Goalkeeper Hit With Serious FA Betting Charge

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Wayne Shaw, the former Sutton United goalkeeper who devoured a pie during a televised match, has been charged by the FA for breaching their rules on betting.

While sat on the bench, Shaw took a large pantomime bite into a pie during the latter stages of Sutton's bigFA Cup fifth-round tie against Arsenal back in February.

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle: Kensington Palace Confirm Royal Wedding Will Clash With FA Cup Final

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If, like Pies, you couldn't give a flying fudgecake about the Royal Family™ then you probably couldn't care less that Kensington Palace have confirmed that Prince Harry is to wed Meghan Markle in the Spring of 2018.

However, if, likes Pies, you quite enjoy watching significant football matches on the television, then you'll no doubt be dismayed to learn that the specific date set for the aforementioned wedding is Saturday 19th May: FA Cup Final day.

FA Cup Third Round Draw: Liverpool Host Everton In Gargantuan Clash While Holders Arsenal Travel To Nottingham Forest

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Monday's Third Round FA Cup draw threw up a number of cracking ties, with one almighty colossus of a clash which sees Liverpool play Everton at Anfield.

Looking to make it four FA Cup successes in five seasons, holders Arsenal travel to Championship side Nottingham Forest while runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City host Sean Dyche's high-flying Burnley.

Newcastle Get Luton Town At Home In FA Cup

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Newcastle last won the FA Cup 62 years ago when we took Manchester City apart 3-1 at Wembley. And tonight we have been given a decent draw with Luton Town at home [...]

Pitching In: MK Dons Fans Raise Money To Help Hyde United Cover £12,500 Repair Bill After 3G Surface Damaged By Flare Before FA Cup Match

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Hyde United have thanked MK Dons fans for their "fantastic" generosity after they pitched in to help pay off the enormous bill incurred when a flare set fire to the non-league club's pitch before last week's FA Cup first round match.

BBC cameras caught the damage caused by the flare, which scorched the surface and burnt a hole right through Hyde's artificial pitch literally minutes before the game at Ewen Fields was due to kick off.

Back to basics for Caixinha in a bid to address Rangers’ leaky defence

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Despite scoring the second highest number of goals in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers’ have conceded 11 goals – a worse record than Hearts, Motherwell and Aberdeen.

But over the international break, Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha made it a priority to address his side’s leaky defence as they prepare for their trip to St.