Figure 3: Burnley Football Team 1908-09 The 1908-09 FA Cup The First Round of the 1908-09 FA Cup kicked off on the 16th January 1909. Burnley travelled to Bristol to play Southern League side Bristol Rovers. The team travelled down to ...
Author: Mike Smith
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
In April 1914, Burnley Football Club won the FA Cup, beating Liverpool in the Final at the Crystal Palace in front of His Majesty, King George V. It was the first time that the reigning monarch had attended a Cup Final and presented the trophy to the winners. The Road To Glory travels back in time to see how Burnley progressed in the FA Cup from 1885, through 30 years of failure, ending in victory in 1914. Mike Smith's book draws on match reports of the pre-WW1 period, football programmes and other archive sources, and is generously illustrated throughout with photographs of the period. The Road To Glory takes the reader on a journey back to the days when the FA Cup was the greatest football competition in the world.