Historic Name That Ground – Week 6 Answer

On Monday I asked you to name this ground. The clues I gave were: ‘This is from the 1920s and is a ground that is still in use, although it has changed significantly since this image was taken. Last time I looked most of the houses seen on this photo were still standing AND this ground has staged Premier League football within the last twenty years.’ So where is it?

The answer is Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s ground. Did you get it?

Next ground on Monday.

Manchester City Women’s First FA Cup Final

Manchester City Women’s (then as Manchester City Ladies) first FA Cup tie was a 7-2 defeat at Robin Park, Wigan on 17 September 1989. This was only the second competitive game ever played by the club and came less than a year after formation. Since then, apart from a couple of seasons in the 1990s when the Blues decided not to enter, City have been regular competitors in the competition. In September 1999 City achieved their record score in the competition: 26-0 v Norton, WFA Cup Extra Preliminary Round and on this day (May 13) in 2017 they reached the FA Cup final for the first time.

Here for subscribers is the story of that final as told by those involved and those who were there… as documented in Manchester City Women: An Oral History – get your copy here if you don’t want to subscribe to this site:

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