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A curious memento. And for tissue paper to survive 100 years...
Described as follows in an auction catalogue:
1910 F.A. Cup third round commemorative tissue Imprinted 'Souvenir of the English Cup third round Played at St James Park Newcastle Saturday Feb. 19th 1910', with team pictures and annotation of players names underneath. Floral flag design to outer edges. Printed by Mrs S.Burgess of Bishopsgate, London.

If we look at the teams that played that day we will see that there was plenty of quality on show.  Blackburn Rovers were 3rd in Division 1 and Newcastle United 6th. 

Newcastle United


Blackburn Rovers

Jimmy Lawrence

G

Jimmy Ashcroft

Billy McCracken

RB

Bob Crompton

Tony Whitson

LB

Arthur Cowell

Colin Veitch

RH

Albert Walmsley

Wilf Low

CH

George Chapman

Peter McWilliam

LH

Billy Bradshaw

Jock Rutherford

OR

Billy Garbutt

Jimmy Howie

IR

Eddie Latheron

Albert Shepherd

CF

Ellis Crompton

Sandy Higgins

IL

Wattie Aitkenhead

George Wilson

OL

Walter Anthony


The 54,000 crowd brought in receipts in excess of £2000 (described in the contemporary press as 'an enormous sum').
Higgins opened the scoring in the first minute ( a quick short drive). Rutherford added a second in the 25th minute but Rovers immediately pulled one back through Anthony. Howie completed the scoring in the second half.



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