Wednesday 12 February 2020

The Barnsley Football Club Mascot - FA Cup Final 1910

Many years ago I posted an article to the site relating to the FA Cup Final Replay of 1912 between Barnsley FC and West Bromwich Albion. It was the only time that a FA Cup Final was held in Sheffield (and to date the only time Barnsley FC have won the Cup!)

And as a result of the article I posted further articles concerning persons associated with the match  The Chairman of the Football Association Charles Clegg who presented the Cup to the victorious Barnsley team, Harry Tufnell the winning goal-scorer and Reverend Tiverton Preedy (1863 - 1928) the original founder of Barnsley FC   

The reception for the team after the match was held at the Clarence Hotel Barnsley and the matchball, was presented to the guest of honour the  Reverend Tiverton Preedy 

But two years earlier Barnsley lost a FA Cup Final after a replay. Barnsley lost the final 2-0 to Newcastle at Goodison Park Liverpool (28 April 1910). The original FA Cup final at Crystal Palace ended 1-1 (23 April 1910).

But for me the Final will be remembered for this magnificent photograph taken outside The Clarence Hotel Barnsley. It shows Amos the donkey, Barnsley FC's official mascot, pictured with his ‘jockey’ outside the team’s HQ .   

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