Talk:Football to 1900

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FA Cup

Not sure if this can be tied in but there is one paragraph of interesting FA cup history in the Crystal Palace article.

To the east of the Palace site is an area set aside for sport. There is a long history of football at the site. In 1861, the original team comprised of players that were groundkeepers for the Great Exhibition and nicknamed the "Glaziers," due to the immense amount of glass once used in the Palace. The team was one of the eleven founding members of the Football Association and reached the semi-final stage of the first FA Cup competition. From 1895 to 1914, the FA Cup finals were held at the Crystal Palace as well as being a venue for the England national team. The first football club was succeeded by a second team of the same name in 1905. From 1905 to 1915, the football stadium was the home to the Crystal Palace Football Club until they were relocated due to the Admiralty requisitioning the Crystal Palace; they eventually settled at nearby Selhurst Park, in 1924.

Chris Day 19:42, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Chris. It is useful and I've included it re the FA Cup final. --John Leach 21:16, 9 February 2010 (UTC)