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Does an FA Cup win put Wigan in Europe like Birmingham had when they won their trophy?

It does. Group stages of the Europa League.

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It does. Group stages of the Europa League.

Is that the Eufa cup in old money?

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Is that the Eufa cup in old money?

Is that the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in old money?

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I thought that but I've had a quick check and it looks to be true. What I think has happened in the past was the prospect of a club in the final being relegated, it was a big story in the media, but the club either didn't win the final or escaped relegation.

 

Didn't it used to be the case that the final used to be after the season had finished anyway so a team either had or hadn't been relegated. A technicality I know as it doesn't really change the question, but I'm sure it's only in recent times the cup has been decided while the league has still been in season

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Is that the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in old money?

Newcastle Utds last trophy I believe.

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Is that the Eufa cup in old money?

 

Merger of UEFA Cup and Cup Winners Cup.

 

EDIT

Topped off with dropouts from the Champions League.

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Cup winners cup....totally forgotten about that. I can remember a pub full of Man U fans going crazy when they won it about 1991. This was when they didn't win the League every year.

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Dave, Are you sure they are the first? Serious question. I thought someone else had done it, but the old grey matter is seriously deteriorating these days. :D

 

Wigan are the first team to win it and be relegated in the same season.

 

For the record five teams have been beaten finalists and been relegated:

 

1926 Man City (Bolton)

1969 Leicester (Man City)

1983 Brighton (Man U)

1997 Middlesborough (Chelsea)

2010 Portsmouth (Chelsea)

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Newcastle Utds last trophy I believe.

Yep, 1968/69 season. I know this because our Geordie neighbour still had a poster of the winning team up, many years after the event.

 

I went to Wembley with him in '76 to see their inevitable defeat in the League Cup final.

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