New book tells the unlikely tale of Darwen's FA Cup heroes
By Dan Clough , Reporter AN historic FA Cup encounter involving Darwen Football Club that helped shape the future of English football is the subject of a new book.
Author Keith Dewhurst has told the fascinating story of Darwen’s 1879 FA Cup heroes.
At the time, football was dominated by the amateur clubs in the south, and the Old Etonians — from public school Eton — had twice been runners-up in the FA Cup.
But times were changing and Darwen, who had just brought in the first paid professionals to play the sport – Fergus Suter and James Love from Scottish club Partick – were real... read more
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