Friday, May 29, 2009

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #115

During the war...
5 Football League War Cup Finals That Were Staged As A Replacement For The FA Cup Final During World War II

1. West Ham United 1 Blackburn Rovers 0 (at Wembley), 1939-40
2. Preston North End 2 Arsenal 1 (replay at Ewood Park after 1-1 draw at Wembley), 1940-41
3. Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 Sunderland 3 (on agg.), 1941-42
4. Blackpool 4 Arsenal 2 (at Stamford Bridge), 1942-43
5. Bolton Wanderers 2 Chelsea 1 (at Stamford Bridge), 1944-45

1 comment:

Seb said...

Not to be outdone, up in Scotland we had a few cup finals. Between 1940 and 1945, the Southern League Cup Final was played, with Rangers winning 4 of the 5 finals played (Hibs winning the other, in 1944).

Falkirk - Rangers' opponents in yesterdays Scottish Cup Final - lost 11-3 on corner kicks in the final of 1943: in those days, after extra time resulted in a drawn game, the number of corner kicks where counted to determine the winner.

The five games, all played at Hampden, drew an average crowd of 53,000.


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