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Past Lives

Jon Bauckham tells the story of the 1872 FA Cup decider – a match that marked a new chapter in the story of the beautiful game

HISTORY THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR ANCESTORS

SPORTING HISTORY MADE AT FIRST FA CUP FINAL

John and Charles Alcock, in the centre, pictured in 1863 when the club was still known as Forest FC

JUST NOT CRICKET

The 1872 final was played at Kennington Oval, now better known for hosting cricket. Some early football teams were actually founded by cricket clubs to keep their players fit during winter.

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