1910–11 FA Cup

The 1910–11 FA Cup was the 40th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Bradford City won the competition for the first and (as of 2015) only time, beating holders Newcastle United 1–0 in the replay of the final at Old Trafford in Manchester, through a goal from Jimmy Speirs. The first match, held at Crystal Palace, London, was a 0–0 draw.

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.

1911 was the first year that the current trophy design was used. The FA commissioned Fattorini's of Bradford to design and manufacture a new, larger trophy. Coincidentally, it was won by Bradford City in its first outing. This trophy still exists but is now too fragile to be used, so an exact replica was made by Toye, Kenning and Spencer[1] and has been in use since the 1992 final. The replica of the original, last used in 1910, was presented to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird. It was sold at Christie's in 2005 to David Gold. Gold has loaned this trophy to the National Football Museum in Manchester where it is on permanent display.

1910–11 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsNewcastle United
ChampionsBradford City (1st title)
Runners-upNewcastle United


The format of the FA Cup for the season had two preliminary rounds, five qualifying rounds, four proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 10 September 1910
Preliminary Round Saturday 17 September 1910
First Round Qualifying Saturday 1 October 1910
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 15 October 1910
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 5 November 1910
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 19 November 1910
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 3 December 1910
First Round Proper Saturday 14 January 1911
Second Round Proper Saturday 4 February 1911
Third Round Proper Saturday 25 February 1911
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 11 March 1911
Semi-Finals Saturday 25 March 1911
Final Saturday 22 April 1911

First round proper

36 of the 40 clubs from the First and Second divisions joined the 12 clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Four sides, Stockport County, Lincoln City, Huddersfield Town and Gainsborough Trinity were entered instead at the Fourth Qualifying Round. Huddersfield lost to Lincoln City in that round, Stockport County lost to Rochdale, while Lincoln City themselves lost to Stoke in the fifth qualifying round. Gainsborough and eleven other non-league clubs won through to the First Round Proper.

Sixteen non-league sides were given byes to the First Round to bring the total number of teams up to 64. These were:

Millwall Athletic
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace
Swindon Town
Plymouth Argyle
Northampton Town
Bristol Rovers
Norwich City
Grimsby Town
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion
Coventry City

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 14 January 1911. Four matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Birmingham 1–1 Oldham Athletic 14 January 1911
Replay Oldham Athletic 2–0 Birmingham 17 January 1911
2 Bristol City 0–3 Crewe Alexandra 14 January 1911
3 Burnley 2–0 Exeter City 14 January 1911
4 Liverpool 3–2 Gainsborough Trinity 14 January 1911
5 Stoke 1–2 Manchester City 14 January 1911
6 Watford 0–2 Barnsley 14 January 1911
7 Blackburn Rovers 5–1 Southend United 14 January 1911
8 The Wednesday 1–2 Coventry City 14 January 1911
9 Bolton Wanderers 0–2 Chesterfield 14 January 1911
10 Grimsby Town 3–0
Match void
Croydon Common 14 January 1911
Replay Grimsby Town 8–1 Croydon Common 18 January 1911
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 Accrington Stanley 14 January 1911
12 Middlesbrough 1–0 Glossop 14 January 1911
13 West Bromwich Albion 4–1 Fulham 14 January 1911
14 Derby County 2–1 Plymouth Argyle 14 January 1911
15 Swindon Town 3–1 Notts County 14 January 1911
16 Sheffield United 0–1 Darlington 14 January 1911
17 Leicester Fosse 3–1 Southampton 14 January 1911
18 Newcastle United 6–1 Bury 14 January 1911
19 New Brompton 0–1 Bradford City 14 January 1911
20 Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Millwall Athletic 14 January 1911
21 Brentford 0–1 Preston North End 14 January 1911
22 Bristol Rovers 0–0 Hull City 14 January 1911
Replay Hull City 1–0 Bristol Rovers 17 January 1911
23 Northampton Town 5–1 Luton Town 14 January 1911
24 Portsmouth 1–4 Aston Villa 14 January 1911
25 West Ham United 2–1 Nottingham Forest 14 January 1911
26 Manchester United 2–1 Blackpool 14 January 1911
27 Norwich City 3–1 Sunderland 14 January 1911
28 Leeds City 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 January 1911
29 Clapton Orient 1–2 Woolwich Arsenal 16 January 1911
30 Crystal Palace 0–4 Everton 14 January 1911
31 Chelsea 0–0 Leyton 14 January 1911
Replay Leyton 0–2 Chelsea 18 January 1911
32 Bradford Park Avenue 5–3 Queens Park Rangers 14 January 1911

Second Round Proper

The sixteen Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 4 February 1911. Four matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 2–1 Bradford Park Avenue 4 February 1911
2 Burnley 2–0 Barnsley 4 February 1911
3 Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur 4 February 1911
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 8 February 1911
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 Manchester City 4 February 1911
5 Crewe Alexandra 1–5 Grimsby Town 4 February 1911
6 Middlesbrough 0–0 Leicester Fosse 4 February 1911
Replay Leicester Fosse 1–2 Middlesbrough 8 February 1911
7 Derby County 2–0 West Bromwich Albion 4 February 1911
8 Everton 2–1 Liverpool 4 February 1911
9 Swindon Town 1–0 Woolwich Arsenal 4 February 1911
10 Newcastle United 1–1 Northampton Town 4 February 1911
Replay Newcastle United 1–0 Northampton Town 8 February 1911
11 West Ham United 3–0 Preston North End 4 February 1911
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 0–0 Coventry City 4 February 1911
Replay Coventry City 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 February 1911
13 Manchester United 2–1 Aston Villa 4 February 1911
14 Bradford City 2–1 Norwich City 4 February 1911
15 Hull City 1–0 Oldham Athletic 4 February 1911
16 Chelsea 4–1 Chesterfield 4 February 1911

Third round proper

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 25 February 1911. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 0–3 Swindon Town 25 February 1911
2 Burnley 5–0 Coventry City 25 February 1911
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 Chelsea 25 February 1911
4 Middlesbrough 0–3 Blackburn Rovers 25 February 1911
5 Derby County 5–0 Everton 25 February 1911
6 Newcastle United 3–2 Hull City 25 February 1911
7 West Ham United 2–1 Manchester United 25 February 1911
8 Bradford City 1–0 Grimsby Town 25 February 1911

Fourth round proper

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 11 March 1911. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Newcastle United 4–0 Derby County 11 March 1911
2 West Ham United 2–3 Blackburn Rovers 11 March 1911
3 Bradford City 1–0 Burnley 11 March 1911
4 Chelsea 3–1 Swindon Town 11 March 1911


The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 25 March 1911. Both matches were 3–0 wins, to Newcastle United and Bradford City won, going on to meet each other in the final.

Newcastle United3–0Chelsea
Bradford City3–0Blackburn Rovers


The Final was the 40th FA Cup final. It was contested by Bradford City and Newcastle United. The first game resulted in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace. A single goal scored by Jimmy Speirs for Bradford won the replay at Old Trafford.

Match details

Bradford City0 – 0Newcastle United
Bradford City
Newcastle United


Bradford City1 – 0Newcastle United
Speirs Goal 15'
Bradford City
Newcastle United

See also


  1. ^ "Toye trophies page". Archived from the original on 22 May 2010.
1910–11 Birmingham F.C. season

The 1910–11 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 19th in the Football League and their 11th in the Second Division. Having finished bottom of the league in 1909–10, they had to apply for re-election to the League for 1910–11. They led the voting, ahead of Huddersfield Town who were elected to the league to replace Grimsby Town, who had finished the 1909–10 season in 19th place, above Birmingham. Alex Watson stepped down as secretary-manager at the end of that season, and was succeeded by Bob McRoberts, who had played as a forward for the club for seven years. McRoberts was the club's first full-time manager, with no secretarial duties, and led the team to a 16th-place finish in the 20-team division. They also took part in the 1910–11 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in that round to Oldham Athletic after a replay.

Twenty-nine players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were fourteen different goalscorers. Half-back Thomas Daykin played in 37 matches over the 40-match season; only two other players reached 30 appearances. Jack Hall was leading scorer with 13 goals, of 14 which came in the league.

1911 FA Cup Final

The 1911 FA Cup Final was the 40th FA Cup final. It was contested by Bradford City and Newcastle United. The first game resulted in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace. A single goal scored by Jimmy Speirs for Bradford won the replay at Old Trafford.

Alex Bell

Alexander Bell (1882 – 30 November 1934), also known as Sandy Bell, was a South African-born Scottish footballer who played as a wing half.

Billy Meredith

William Henry Meredith (30 July 1874 – 19 April 1958) was a Welsh professional footballer. He was considered one of the early superstars of football due to his performances, notably for Manchester City and Manchester United. He won each domestic trophy in the English football league and gained 48 caps for Wales, for whom he scored 11 goals and won two British Home Championship titles. His favoured position was outside right, and his key skills were dribbling, passing, crossing and shooting. A dedicated and extremely fit professional, his habit of chewing on a toothpick during games made him instantly recognisable.

In 27 seasons in the Football League from 1892 to 1924 (not including the four seasons lost to the First World War and the 1905–06 season in which he was banned for bribing an opposition player), he scored 176 goals in 740 league and cup appearances. He played for Chirk, before joining Northwich Victoria in 1892. His career took off when he signed with Manchester City in 1894 and turned professional in January 1895. He captained the team to the club's first major honour, a 1–0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the 1904 FA Cup Final. He moved to Manchester United in May 1906 after being banned for bribing Aston Villa half-back Alex Leake £10 to lose a match. There he won the league title in 1907–08 and 1910–11, the FA Cup in 1909, as well as two FA Charity Shields. He also helped to set up the Players' Union, which was a fore-runner of the Professional Footballers' Association. He returned to Manchester City in 1921 at the age of 47 and played a further 32 games before retiring in 1924, making him the oldest ever player for City, United and Wales. He later ran the Stretford Road Hotel and helped to coach the short-lived Manchester Central.

Bobby McNeal

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Charlie Roberts

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Cross-border derby

The Cross-border derby is a football match played between Wrexham and Chester City/Chester.

The clubs are 12 miles apart but are Welsh and English respectively, though Chester's Deva Stadium straddles the England–Wales border, and its pitch lies entirely in Wales.

Wrexham edged the English-Welsh derby with 30 victories against Chester's 26 in Football League meetings. Between 1986 and 2005, the sides were in the same division in just one season (1994–95) but they were then Football League Two opponents in the three campaigns from 2005–06 to 2007–08. In 2009–10 the sides clashed again in the Conference National after Chester followed Wrexham out of the Football League. Games between the two are usually moved to Sunday, with a 12:00 kick off, minimising time for the consumption of alcohol and the risk of the two sets of supporters clashing. In the 2012–13 season, Chester won promotion to return to the Conference Premier after a three-year absence, and played Wrexham at the Racecourse ground, in a highly anticipated derby, as this was the first since Chester re-formed as a fan owned club. All away fans had to travel to the match via coaches and police escort and were unable to travel by train, unlike most years. Despite going into the game with a poor form of recent games, Chester won the match 2–0, recording their first win of the season. The most recent meeting saw Wrexham win 2-0 in March 2018. The two teams are currently separated due to Chester's relegation from the National League at the end of the 2017-18 season which sees them play their football in the National League North, one division below Wrexham.

The Cross-border derby is often considered to be one of the biggest rivalries in the lower leagues of English football, due to the close proximity of Wrexham and Chester as they are the largest settlements in the area (North east Wales/West Cheshire) and the only clubs in that area to have played in The Football League. The Welsh-English divide also makes it unique to other football derbies in Britain, as national identity is a large part of the two teams.

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Duckworth came up through the Manchester United youth system and played his first senior level game for the club on 19 December 1903 against Gainsborough Trinity. He helped club win the 1908 league championship and the 1909 FA Cup, and scored 11 goals in 254 appearances for the club. He played his final game for the club on 15 November 1913 against Middlesbrough, and retired soon after due to injury.

Ernest Mangnall

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George Baddeley

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George Stacey

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Born in Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham, Stacey began his career with Thorpe Hesley F.C. before signing for Sheffield Wednesday in May 1902. He then joined Barnsley in August 1905, via a short spell with Thornhill United. In April 1907, he was sold to Manchester United for a fee of £200.

Stacey made his Manchester United debut on 12 October 1907, playing at left back in a 6–1 away win over Newcastle United. That season, he made 18 league appearances and scored one goal as United won the First Division title by nine points over Aston Villa - the first major trophy in Manchester United's history. The following year, Stacey played more regularly at right back, playing in 38 matches on the way to the 1909 FA Cup title. In 1910–11, United won the First Division again, albeit only by one point, with Stacey missing only two matches.

As a result of his consistency with Manchester United, Stacey went for a trial with the English national team in 1912. However, he never made an appearance for the team.

Stacey remained with Manchester United until the outbreak of the First World War forced the temporary cancellation of competitive football in England. During the war, Stacey made guest appearances for his hometown club, Rotherham County. He retired from football at the end of the 1918–19 War League season in May 1919.

He died in 1972 at the age of 91, and by this time he was one of Manchester United's last surviving players from their early successes.

George Wall

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Harold Halse

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Harry Moger

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List of West Bromwich Albion F.C. managers

The following is a list of West Bromwich Albion managers from the founding of West Bromwich Albion F.C. in 1878 until the present. It includes both those who have been in permanent charge as well as caretaker managers.

All managers prior to 1948 were given the title secretary-manager, and dates for appointment of these should be taken only as approximate, although the years should be correct. The first secretary-manager was Louis Ford in 1890. Fred Everiss served as Albion's secretary-manager during 1902–1948, his 46 years in the post constituting a league record. A high turnover of managers at the club since then has meant that no-one has come close to this length of service, with 28 full-time managers having been appointed in the period 1948–2006.The full-time post of manager was created in 1948, with Jack Smith the first to take up the position. Albion's longest serving full-time manager was Vic Buckingham, who led the club for six years and in 1953–54 guided the club to victory in the FA Cup and a runners-up spot in the league.

From the 2009–10 season the title of manager was changed to head coach.

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Stoke City F.C.

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Their first, and to date only, major trophy, the League Cup was won in 1972, when the team beat Chelsea 2–1. The club's highest league finish in the top division is fourth, which was achieved in the 1935–36 and 1946–47 seasons. Stoke played in the FA Cup Final in 2011, finishing runners-up to Manchester City and have reached three FA Cup semi-finals; in 1899 then consecutively in 1971 and 1972. Stoke have competed in European football on three occasions, firstly in 1972–73 then in 1974–75 and most recently in 2011–12. The club has won the Football League Trophy twice, in 1992 and in 2000.

Stoke's home ground is the 30,089 all-seater, bet365 Stadium. Before the stadium was opened in 1997, the club was based at the Victoria Ground, which had been their home ground since 1878. The club's nickname is 'The Potters', named after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent and their traditional home kit is a red and white vertically striped shirt, white shorts and stockings. Stoke's traditional rivals are Midlands clubs West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers whilst their local rivals are Port Vale with whom they contest the Potteries derby.

West Bromwich Albion F.C.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club () is a football club in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England.

They currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. The club was formed in 1878 and has played at its home ground, The Hawthorns, since 1900.

Albion were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888, and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of English football. They have been champions of England once, in 1919–20, and have been runners-up twice. They have had more success in the FA Cup, winning it five times. The first came in 1888, the year the league was founded, and the most recent in 1968, their last major trophy. They also won the Football League Cup at the first attempt in 1966. The club's longest continuous period in the top division spanned 24 years between 1949 and 1973, and from 1986 to 2002 they spent their longest ever spell out of the top division.

The team has played in navy blue and white stripes for most of the club's history; and the club badge features a throstle perched on a hawthorn branch. Albion have a number of long-standing rivalries with other West Midlands clubs; their traditional rivals being Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Albion contest the Black Country Derby with the latter.

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