The players and other passengers were roused from their beds, lifeboats were manned and the group was towed to the village of Vilagarcía by local fishermen. Then came the jiggery pokery.

Their run from the first qualifying round to the first round proper took in three replays against Trowbridge Town and four replays against Falmouth so in all they played 13 games in the competition despite reaching only round one. Then we found out we'd drawn Aldershot, which was a big thing for a club like ours. Here’s their run in full: Bordeaux 6-2 Norrkoping (Intertoto Cup group stage), Bohemian 0-2 Bordeaux (Intertoto Cup group stage), Bordeaux 4-0 Odense (Intertoto Cup group stage), HJK Helsinki 1-1 Bordeaux (Intertoto Cup group stage), Bordeaux 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt (Intertoto Cup round of 16), Bordeaux 2-0 Heerenveen (Intertoto Cup quarter-finals), Karlsruhe 0-2 Bordeaux (Intertoto Cup semi-final, first leg), Bordeaux 2-2 Karlsruhe (Intertoto Cup semi-final, second leg), Vardar 0-2 Bordeaux (Uefa Cup first round, first leg), Bordeaux 1-1 Vardar (Uefa Cup first round, second leg), Bordeaux 2-1 Rotor Volgograd (Uefa Cup second round, first leg), Rotor Volgograd 0-1 Bordeaux (Uefa Cup second round, second leg), Bordeaux 2-0 Real Betis (Uefa Cup third round, first leg), Real Betis 2-1 Bordeaux (Uefa Cup third round, second leg), Milan 2-0 Bordeaux (Uefa Cup quarter-final, first leg), Bordeaux 3-0 Milan (Uefa Cup quarter-final, second leg), Slavia Prague 0-1 Bordeaux (Uefa Cup semi-final, first leg), Bordeaux 1-0 Slavia Prague (Uefa Cup semi-final, second leg), Bayern Munich 2-0 Bordeaux (Uefa Cup final, first leg), Bordeaux 1-3 Bayern Munich (Uefa Cup final, second leg), “Recently, Burnley made all three substitutions against Newcastle in the first 37 minutes,” observes Peter Goldstein. Kirkcaldy’s Raith Rovers can justifiably claim to be pioneers of the Scottish game – they had enjoyed a successful trip to Copenhagen in the summer of 1922 and fancied repeating the trick at the end of the following season, but this time taking in the sunnier climes of the Canary Islands. It was quite a parting, though. Megson was seen laughing as three of four spot-kicks were missed, sending Bradford through.”. We were exhausted, and there was the Aston Villa chairman pouring champagne into paper cups. In those days after the first replay any others had to be held on neutral ground. “Megson had no time for that, in a season he knew had to end in promotion for the club or the sack for him. 1. Obviously they were hard to beat. It was also dubbed the 'longest' FA Cup final. For a full list of record titles, please use our Record Application Search. Team Bath were beaten 2-0 then Port Vale stunned in a replay and it was Cardiff City who finally brought the Scholars’ run to an end with a 3-1 third-round victory.

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They won all four games on the tour, although history does not report another European adventure in 1924 …, “Recently I have been enjoying the BBC’s revival of the classic sitcom Open All Hours,” begins Stu Joslin inauspiciously before going on to ask the question of the week: “In this series, Barry Elliott (better known as the senior of the Chuckle Brothers) plays a customer called Mr Marshall, who dons a Doncaster Rovers jacket and scarf. The match results sequence was 2-2, 1-1, 1-1, 0-0, 0-0 with Alvechurch finally winning 1-0. We'd turn up and it would be, "Hey there Bill", "How are you Pete? Considering that is since 2001 and he has been on Newcastle’s books since 1992 I cannot see anyone beating that.”, Any more for any more? My question is are there any examples of an substitute sprinting on to the pitch to replace an injured teammate but pulling up as they sprint on to the pitch with a hamstring injury or similar then heading the same way as the player they replaced, straight off the pitch?”, “In the Arsenal-Stoke matchup this past weekend, Mathieu Debuchy went down with an injury in the 11th minute, and was replaced a relatively quick 1.5 minutes later (give or take a handful of seconds),” writes Steve Mintz. Then, after 18 minutes, the centre-midfield pairing of David Prutton and Jose Semedo were hooked and Giles Coke and another young player who has since drifted out of the game, Cecil Nyoni, were sent on instead. Rainworth Miners Welfare and Nuneaton Borough also went under the wheels of the Chasetown juggernaut and the team from the Southern League Division One (Midlands) had reached the first round proper. 22 November 1971: The longest-ever FA Cup tie finally finishes Graham Allner played every minute of the six matches it took for Alvechurch to beat Oxford City Graham Allner. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Comments below may relate to previous holders of this record. Bearing in mind that it is well documented that the Chuckle Brothers are both in fact ardent Rotherham United fans, I was wondering if any other famous football fans have had to take to the stage or screen wearing the colours of a rival team for the sake of the part?”, “I’ve noticed that Arsenal have a number of first-choice players in the 12-22 shirt range, eg Giroud 12, Ospina 13, Oxlade-Chamberlain 15, Sanchez 17, etc,” writes Jamie Thompson. We played each other six times in less than three weeks - Saturday, Tuesday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Monday - and four of those games went to extra time. I think we shared the champagne with the Oxford lads, but we all had work the next day, they had to get down to Oxford and we were playing Aldershot two nights later. ), “Having dug around, I found stats for Harper from 2001 onwards which shows him as an unused sub an amazing 367 times in the Premier League for Hull and Newcastle. The vast majority of FA Cup Final matches have been in London: most of these were played at the original Wembley Stadium, which was used from 1923 until the stadium closed in 2000.The other venues used for the final before 1923 were Kennington Oval, Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge and Lillie Bridge, all in London, Goodison Park in Liverpool and Fallowfield Stadium and Old Trafford in Manchester. Most appearances (team): 29, Manchester United (1908, 1911, 1948, 19… And what is the highest shirt number ‘flush’ that an XI have worn?”, “Watching a game the other day I witnessed a crestfallen player slowly hobbling off the field, hopes and dreams of being the hero shattered as he rubbed his hamstring,” begins James Senior.

Photograph: Matthew Ashton/sports photo. The record for the most number of games played in a single FA Cup competition, however, belongs to Bideford, although they only actually played in five rounds in the 1973-74 edition. Does anyone know what the reason was for having these games between the same sides played on consecutive days, and when did an English League club last play games on consecutive days?”, • Send your questions and answers to, Available for everyone, funded by readers.

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