Semi Final Memories: West Bromwich Albion 2008

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Semi Final Memories | One Comment
Semi Final Memories: West Bromwich Albion 2008

West Brom fans still fill cheated by defeat in the 2008 semi-final to a Portsmouth team living way, way beyond its means, writes Frank Heaven.

Spring 2008 was a strange time in our recent history.

The good times were still just about rolling, but the first ominous rumbles of the looming financial thunderstorm could be heard.

There was a similar situation at Portsmouth Football Club.

Under manager Harry …

Semi Final Memories: Wycombe Wanderers 2001

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Semi Final Memories | No Comments
Semi Final Memories: Wycombe Wanderers 2001

Next up in our semi final series, it’s TTU regular Kerry Andrew – @kj_funk on twitter – and a supporter of one of the most unlikely teams to reach the FA Cup semi finals, Wycombe Wanderers. Throughout their history, the Chairboys have been no strangers to cup success but the FA Trophy and FA Amateur Cup triumphs of yore were as nothing compared to their run to the FA …

Semi Final Memories: Plymouth Argyle 1984

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Semi Final Memories | 2 Comments
Semi Final Memories: Plymouth Argyle 1984

Second up in this week’s series looking back to non-top flight appearances in the FA Cup semi finals, we look back 31 years to a time when George Reilly broke Devonian hearts. Here’s Roger Willis:

In 1984 I was in my first year of higher education and living in Gloucester, Mrs Thatcher bestrode British politics like a colossus and unfashionable, unfancied, unlikely Plymouth Argyle made it to …

Semi Final Memories: Cardiff City 2008

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Semi Final Memories | No Comments
Semi Final Memories: Cardiff City 2008

This Saturday, Reading will take the field against Arsenal in the club’s first FA Cup Semi Final since 1927 against a team that has scored no fewer than 16 goals against the Royals in the three most recent meetings between the clubs and famously overturned a 4 goal deficit to win 7-5 in the first of these. Nevertheless, to reach the final 4 of the country’s most storied cup …

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