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1871 - Charles Alcock proposes the idea of the FA Cup

Thursday 20 July 2017, 12:00

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At a meeting at the offices of The Sportman newspaper on Boy Court, Charles Alcock stated that the following should be published in the next edition of the newspaper;

“That it is desirable that a Challenge Cup should be established in connection with the Association for which all clubs belonging to the Association should be invited to compete”.

Ludgate Hill, London EC4M, UK

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