The FA cup is fastly approaching us, this football's associations 'challenge cup', its proud title, is a massive influence to football. It was a man called C.W Alcock, the secretary of the FA, who launched the idea of a system of matches with a knock out principle. In 1871 15 school teams had been formed and competed in the original tourament. Today it has expanded to a national scale with 762 teams competing for the 2010 title.
The FA cup has made hero's for football from Dick Pym, the Bolton Wanderers keeper in 1923 to Eric Cantona who secured the 'double' for Manchester United in 1996. With Chelsea our current champions and in the finals, who will be there hero to secure there 'double'.
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