The Giant Killers


Notice on reproduction of content from this site in print and web media

The author of this site has written the content for the sole reason of the love of the game and the desire to give Football fans easy access to the history of a great competition. As such there is no copyright on any of the content of this site.

However. In the interests of fairness and in respect of the efforts of the author in his efforts to recreate these games the following is asked....

Entire articles.

Publishers have the author's permission to reproduce entire articles in print and web media on the express condition that the source and author of the piece is also made clear and that no attempt is made by any other author to claim ownership of the piece. 

Fully published articles should clearly by stated, at the head, as By Captain Beecher. At the foot of the article it should state clearly the following.

'Captain Beecher is the pen name for Football historian, Steve Porter. His detailed history of FA cup giant killing can be found at '

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The use of all or part of the article in a match day Football programme, especially those of the clubs concerned is naturally encouraged with acknowledgement. A couple of match tickets are always welcome too [sarc]