The Giant Killers, Wrexham AFC 197499

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The Giant Killers, Wrexham AFC 1974-99

Richard Partington



ISBN 1 872424 95 3


Wrexham AFC are, without any doubt, British football's greatest modern giant-killers. This book relives Wrexham's remarkable exploits and celebrates the significant contribution which the north Wales club and its supporters have made to the excitement, fantasy and magic that is Cup football. After all, what is the magic of the Cup? It is seldom to be found in all those stale semis and fear-filled finals. The romance of the Cup is to be discovered in the journey, not the destination. It is in those lay-bys where the minnows take on the mighty and, against all odds and in defiance of all sporting logic, the underdogs bite their pedigree opponents and the name of a 'giant-killer' enters football folklore.

The 'giant-killing' matches were:


Southampton, 16 February 1974

Leicester City, 1 September 1976

Tottenham Hotspur, 22 September 1976

Sunderland, 12 January 1977

Bristol City, 26 October 1977

Bristol City, 9 January 1978

Newcastle United, 6 February 1978

Nottingham Forest, 2 January 1982

FC Porto, 19 September 1984

Arsenal, 4 January 1992

Ipswich Town, 7 January 1995

West Ham United, 22 January 1997

Middlesbrough, 11 December 1999


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