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'The Author - Steve Porter, who writes under the pen name, Captain Beecher has been a well known web historian of the FA Cup and Grand National since the early days of internet, publishing one of the first detailed histories of both events in the '90s back on the, now sadly lost AOL Hometown platform. His writing on both events has since been republished and credited on a great many successor sites and books on both subjects. With both the cup final and Grand National history now well documented in the 21st Century, Steve has turned his attention to FA cup giant killing and the age old question that crops up every January. What's the biggest cupsets in history? Professionally Steve formerly worked for a National Daily newspaper in London and has used that experience for extensive research in the National archives to source the material on his sites. Outside Sports history he's a keen cocktail mixologist with an extensive collection of liqueurs and spirits, which he regularly serves up at his home bar during the summer. Winters have recently been spent searching old grave yards for long lost relatives in his work as a genealogist.