FA Cup: Quarter Final Stats / Bankies Seek Scottish League Status Once More
Written by RockSport on February 28, 2018
FA Cup quarter-final draw
Swansea City v Spurs
Manchester United v Brighton
Leicester City v Chelsea
Wigan v Southampton
Swansea have reached their first FA Cup Quarter Final since 1964 while 1961, 1981 and 1991 winners Spurs progressed against Rochdale at Wembley to the tune of a 6-1 victory in a replay on Feb 28.
Man U v Brighton in the last eight is a repeat of the 1983 final won 4-0 by the Red Devils after a 2-2 draw.
Leicester City were finalists in 1969 but were beaten by Man City while Chelsea are the second London team in the last eight.
2013 winners Wigan are again threatening to cause a shock down south and they are at home to Southampton in the last eight.
The south coast side shocked high flying Man Utd, then managed by Scotsman Tommy Docherty, as a 2nd Division side in 1976 against all the odds with a 1-0 final win at a Wembley filled by 99,000 fans.
Bankies Seek League Status
UCS Trust members have voted to seek to return Clydebank FC to senior football.
The ballot resulted in 86% in favour of applying to join a league within the Scottish FA pyramid.
The UCS board will now look at different options before a meeting of all members in the near future.
Clydebank FC were a member of the Scottish League from 1964 until the 1990’s when an unsuccessful merger with Airdrieonians FC saw the club slip into Junior football in Scotland and out of the Scottish League as The Diamonds became Airdrie Utd and then reverted back to their original name of Airdrieonians.
The Bankies also had one season merged with East Stirlingshire FC in the 1960’s in the Scottish League before both clubs returned to self-management as clubs in the old Scottish 2nd Division.
Clydebank’s best period as a Scottish League club was the late 1970’s to the early, mid and late 1980’s when they climbed from bottom division north of the border to Premier League status and discovered the great Davy Cooper who was later transferred to Rangers and played for Scotland.