Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Nice story. My old man attended that Final and the one the following year, incidentally the day after I was born. How he managed a pass-out I never know!

  2. Peter Finn says:

    Thanks for the story. My dad took me to that game and we were the last from our street (Lever Grove) to get home.We didn’t know why all the people in the street were out on the footpath waiting for us to get home

  3. john howe says:

    My grandad johnhowe known as jack played for derby County on this game

  1. November 7, 2009

    […] Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup “Just as the Second World War had started at the beginning of the football season, it ended – in Britain, at least – at what would have been the end of it. It took, however, many years for the country to recover from the end of the fighting, so perhaps it is unsurprising that the Football League was unable to resume fixtures for the start of the 1945/46 season. The FA Cup, however, was a different matter. In the season immediately after the after the cessation of hostilities, The FA Cup was the only show in town.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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