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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2007, 11:34 Thread Starter
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First Cup final outside of London

Witht he cup final coming up this weekend, I was looking at the history of the FA cup on good ol wikipedia, and I came a cross this, and i couldn't believe it.


The County Cricket Ground, usually shortened to County Ground and also known as the Racecourse Ground, is a cricket ground in Derby and has been the home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club since at least 1871. As the name implies it originally hosted horse racing.

It also held the games of Derby County until their move to the Baseball Ground in 1895. The first FA Cup final outside London was held at the ground in 1886 when Blackburn Rovers beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in a replay. England played one football international here, beating Ireland 9-0 in the British Home Championship on March 9, 1895.



I had no idea of that, it must have been bigger back then, it's only small ground isn't it???

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2007, 12:09
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I never knew that either, can't imagine the fa cup final being played there.
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