The F.A. Cup is not only Britain's premier soccer knockout competition, but also one of the most important sporting trophies in the world, with a long and fascinating history and an unmatched record of enthralling matches, amazing upsets, and intense drama. This book covers the full history of the F.A. Cup from its early days through to 2005, from the famous iconic spectacle of the white police horse controlling the crowds surging onto the Wembley pitch, through Bert Trautmann's broken neck while goalkeeping in the final for Manchester City, to the recent domination of Manchester United and Arsenal. But it also covers all the giantkilling, from Ronnie Radford's amazing goal for Hereford to Shrewsbury knocking out Everton and lowly Exeter holding Manchester United to a draw in the amphitheatre of Old Trafford. Matching enthralling narrative to exhaustive results tables and statistics, this is the essential accessory for every armchair spectator.