Aston Villa 1887
In season 1886-87 Villa won the F.A. Cup for the first time. The Captain, Archie Hunter recalls that when Villa played Darwen at Perry Barr on 12th February 1887 "At half-time the Rugby Cup was put on the field and filled with champagne by Mr Amos Roe and during the interval each of the players was invited to drink a little of the exhilarating beverage." Villa were 3 - 0 up at the interval but Darwen quickly scored two goals and it seems the partaking may have had an effect on play.
Big Bas Wed 17/10/07 09:47
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