The FA Cup 1904–05 was the 34th staging of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Aston Villa won the competition for the fourth time, beating Newcastle United 2–0 in the final at Crystal Palace, through two goals scored by Harry Hampton. The man of the match was Aston Villa's prolific scorer William "Billy" Garraty who was born only a few miles from the now Villa Park.
Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held at neutral venues until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.
|1904–05 FA Cup|
|Defending champions||Manchester City|
|Champions||Aston Villa (4th title)|
The format of the FA Cup for the season had two preliminary rounds, six qualifying rounds, an intermediate round, three proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.
|Extra Preliminary Round||Saturday 10 September 1904|
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 17 September 1904|
|First Qualifying Round||Saturday 1 October 1904|
|Second Qualifying Round||Saturday 15 October 1904|
|Third Qualifying Round||Saturday 29 October 1904|
|Fourth Qualifying Round||Saturday 12 November 1904|
|Fifth Qualifying Round||Saturday 26 November 1904|
|Sixth Qualifying Round||Saturday 10 December 1904|
|Intermediate Round||Saturday 14 January 1905|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 4 February 1905|
|Second Round||Saturday 18 February 1905|
|Third Round||Saturday 4 March 1905|
|Semi Finals||Saturday 25 March 1905|
|Final||Saturday 15 April 1905|
The Intermediate Round featured ten games, played between the ten winners of the Sixth Qualifying Round, and ten teams given byes. Manchester United, Bristol City, West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and Grimsby Town from the Second Division were entered automatically into this round, as were non-league Reading, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Millwall.
The other Second Division sides had to gain entry to this round through the earlier qualifying rounds. Glossop, Blackpool, Burton United, Gainsborough Trinity, Leicester Fosse and Doncaster Rovers were entered at the Third Qualifying Round stage, with only Blackpool, Leicester and Gainsborough reaching the intermediate round from these. Chesterfield, Barnsley, Bradford City, Lincoln City and Burslem Port Vale were all entered at the Sixth Qualifying Round stage, with only the latter losing in that round.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bristol City||2–1||Blackpool||14 January 1905|
|2||Burnley||1–1||Lincoln City||14 January 1905|
|Replay||Lincoln City||3–2||Burnley||18 January 1905|
|3||Grimsby Town||2–0||Gainsborough Trinity||14 January 1905|
|4||West Bromwich Albion||2–5||Leicester Fosse||14 January 1905|
|5||Brentford||1–1||Reading||14 January 1905|
|Replay||Reading||2–0||Brentford||18 January 1905|
|6||Portsmouth||0–0||Chesterfield||14 January 1905|
|Replay||Portsmouth||2–0||Chesterfield||18 January 1905|
|7||Brighton & Hove Albion||1–2||Bristol Rovers||14 January 1905|
|8||Manchester United||2–2||Fulham||14 January 1905|
|Replay||Fulham||0–0||Manchester United||18 January 1905|
|Replay||Manchester United||0–1||Fulham||23 January 1905|
|9||Plymouth Argyle||2–0||Barnsley||14 January 1905|
|10||Bradford City||1–4||Millwall||14 January 1905|
The First Round Proper contained sixteen ties between 32 teams. The 18 First Division sides were given a bye to this round, as were Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers from the Second Division, and non-league Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. They joined the ten teams who won in the intermediate round.
The matches were played on Saturday, 4 February 1905. Seven matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. Two of these went to a second replay the following week.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bury||1–0||Notts County||4 February 1905|
|2||Liverpool||1–1||Everton||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Everton||2–1||Liverpool||8 February 1905|
|3||Southampton||3–1||Millwall Athletic||4 February 1905|
|4||Stoke||2–0||Grimsby Town||4 February 1905|
|5||Nottingham Forest||2–0||Sheffield United||4 February 1905|
|6||Blackburn Rovers||1–2||The Wednesday||4 February 1905|
|7||Aston Villa||5–1||Leicester Fosse||4 February 1905|
|8||Bolton Wanderers||1–1||Bristol Rovers||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Bristol Rovers||0–3||Bolton Wanderers||8 February 1905|
|9||Middlesbrough||1–1||Tottenham Hotspur||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Tottenham Hotspur||1–0||Middlesbrough||9 February 1905|
|10||Sunderland||1–1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–0||Sunderland||8 February 1905|
|11||Derby County||0–2||Preston North End||4 February 1905|
|12||Lincoln City||1–2||Manchester City||4 February 1905|
|13||Small Heath||0–2||Portsmouth||4 February 1905|
|14||Woolwich Arsenal||0–0||Bristol City||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Bristol City||1–0||Woolwich Arsenal||8 February 1905|
|15||Newcastle United||1–1||Plymouth Argyle||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Plymouth Argyle||1–1||Newcastle United||8 February 1905|
|Replay||Newcastle United||2–0||Plymouth Argyle||13 February 1905|
|16||Fulham||0–0||Reading||4 February 1905|
|Replay||Reading||0–0||Fulham||8 February 1905|
|Replay||Fulham||1–0||Reading||13 February 1905|
The eight second-round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 18 February 1905. There were two replays, played in the following midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bristol City||0–0||Preston North End||18 February 1905|
|Replay||Preston North End||1–0||Bristol City||23 February 1905|
|2||Stoke||0–4||Everton||18 February 1905|
|3||Aston Villa||3–2||Bury||18 February 1905|
|4||The Wednesday||2–1||Portsmouth||18 February 1905|
|5||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2–3||Southampton||18 February 1905|
|6||Tottenham Hotspur||1–1||Newcastle United||18 February 1905|
|Replay||Newcastle United||4–0||Tottenham Hotspur||22 February 1905|
|7||Manchester City||1–2||Bolton Wanderers||18 February 1905|
|8||Fulham||1–0||Nottingham Forest||18 February 1905|
The four quarter final matches were scheduled for Saturday, 4 March 1905. The Preston North End – The Wednesday game was drawn, and replayed on 9 March.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Preston North End||1–1||The Wednesday||4 March 1905|
|Replay||The Wednesday||3–0||Preston North End||9 March 1905|
|2||Aston Villa||5–0||Fulham||4 March 1905|
|3||Bolton Wanderers||0–2||Newcastle United||4 March 1905|
|4||Everton||4–0||Southampton||4 March 1905|
The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 25 March 1905. Aston Villa's match with Everton was drawn and thus replayed four days later. Aston Villa won and went on to meet Newcastle United in the final.
|Newcastle United||1–0||The Wednesday|
|Aston Villa||2 – 0||Newcastle United|
|Hampton 2' 76'|
Newcastle United 
The 1904–05 season was Manchester United's 13th season in the Football League. United finished 3rd in the Second Division. The Reds also competed in the FA Cup, but failed to get past the Intermediate Round stage, losing to Fulham.1904–05 Small Heath F.C. season
The 1904–05 Football League season was Small Heath Football Club's 13th in the Football League and their 5th in the First Division. In third position in the 18-team league, only one point behind the leaders, with eight matches remaining, they gained only four points from the sixteen available, and finished seventh. They also took part in the 1904–05 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing to Portsmouth in that round. In locally organised competition, they won the Birmingham Senior Cup for the first time, defeating West Bromwich Albion by seven goals to two. After this season, the club entered a primarily reserve team for this competition, which had previously not been permitted.
Nineteen players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were nine different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Nat Robinson, full-back Frank Stokes and forward Benny Green were all ever-present over the 35-match season. Billy Jones was leading scorer with 16 goals, all of which came in the league.
At an Extraordinary General Meeting held in March 1905, it was proposed that, Small Heath being the only major football club in the city since Birmingham St George's had folded in 1892, the club should be renamed Birmingham City F.C. The shareholders were not in favour, though they were prepared to go as far as plain Birmingham Football Club instead. Even this was a step too far for some; one reporter referred to "the Small Heath club now masquerading as Birmingham".Events surrounding the February 1905 match with Aston Villa highlighted the Coventry Road ground's inadequacies. The official attendance was given as 28,000, though with the gates closed before kick-off, thousands scaled walls or forced entrances in order to gain admission, and the actual attendance was estimated at anything up to 35,000. The Birmingham Daily Mail reported "a constant stream of vehicles to the ground, while the trams were disgorging their freights at Muntz Street every two or three minutes." Inside, "the swaying of the mass of spectators rendered the placing of additional supports against the barriers a necessary precaution", and children were passed overhead and placed on the pitch for their own safety. The following Monday the same newspaper commented that had space been available, another ten or fifteen thousand spectators might well have attended, as "hundreds of people found the doors closed against them, and probably there were thousands who would not go to the ground in view of the inevitable crush." The club's landlords would neither sell the freehold of the ground nor allow its expansion, so the directors began planning to move to a new home.1905 FA Cup Final
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Statistically, the club's most successful manager is Chris Hughton, with a win percentage of 59.38. The club's longest-serving manager was Stan Seymour, who had three spells managing the club from 1939 to 1958, totalling almost fourteen years, while the most successful manager was Joe Harvey, who won five trophies (albeit that four were minor trophies) and also had the longest uninterrupted spell as manager, lasting thirteen years from 1962 to 1975. All but three of the club's managers – Tom Mather, Norman Smith and Osvaldo Ardiles – have managed the club in the top-flight.Tom Watson (football manager)
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Wolverton Association Football Club, often known simply as Wolverton, was an English football team representing the town of Wolverton (and, for a time, Milton Keynes). The club's motto was "In Omnia Paratus" (lit: "In all things prepared"). The club was wound up in 1992. Until 2007, its former home ground, Wolverton Park had what was believed to be the oldest football stand in the United Kingdom. The ground and immediate area has since been redeveloped into a housing area, Wolverton Park housing development. In November 2012, the football stand structure is still in place, but it has been stripped to act as an ornamental feature on the edge of the community park which has been built on top of the old football pitch.
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