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CHARLES ALCOCK & THE LITTLE TIN IDOL

They played for the game!

Only fifteen teams entered the inaugural FA Cup competition but disallowed goals, late kick-offs, extra-time, replays, disputed decisions, cup-tied players and teams playing ‘ringers’ ensured it would become the most famous domestic Cup competition in the world.


150 years later this is the story of the birth of football and of:


‘Charles Alcock & The Little Tin Idol’