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From That 1980s Sports Blog

icon facup2FA Cup third round weekend brings with it the inevitable excited talk of upsets and giant killings. It also tends to fill everyone with a heightened sense of nostalgia, with pundits and fans alike reminiscing about their favourite Cup memories. That 1980s Sports Blog is concentrating on the 1984-85 competition. The third round that year included ties such as Manchester United v Bournemouth and Hereford v Arsenal but the main stories were the chaos caused by the British winter and crowd trouble between Burton and Leicester and in the north-east, where Middlesbrough visited Darlington.

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