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16-03-1872

Sweet FA

Great big baggy shorts, balls the consistency of galvanised steel, life-altering tackles on a regular basis and frequent cigarette breaks. This is when football really was football. The first ever FA Cup final, which happened today in 1872, featured Wanderers and Royal Engineers and, we’re sure, many magnificent moustaches. The only goal was scored by Wanderer’s Morton Betts, who played under the pseudonym AH Chequer. Because, it appears, one hilarious old timey name wasn’t enough for him.