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Motson’s FA Cup Odyssey

The World's Greatest Knockout Competition

John Motson


ISBN: 9781861059031

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 22 September 2005

Category: Sports

The FA Cup competition is the greatest and most coveted football trophy in the world. Whether you’re playing in Chile or Chesterfield, Beijing or Birmingham, come the final in May each year it has a worldwide television audience of billions and is rightly seen as the holy grail of soccer.


Added to the excitement, round by round, live on the BBC, is the one man who is never without his renowned statistics and encyclopaedic knowledge: John Motson. For the first time, he provides lovers and laymen with a wealth of illuminating and essential trivia on the history of the FA Cup.


The perfect guide to everything you wanted to know about the competition, the players, great matches, goals and the personalities that have passed through the ages. Published to coincide with the beginning of the English FA’s premier event, it is a must read for any fan of football trivia.


John Motson is a sports icon, regarded by many as ‘the voice of football’. Renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of the game, Motty has been at nine World Cups and commentated on five finals for the BBC – as such, his name is familiar to millions and he is recognised as the ultimate authority on international football. He was awarded an OBE in 2001.



'The man with the best memory in football' - Shoot Monthly