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q5 In which encounter(s):
i: were Bluebirds cut down by Blades?
ii: did which milliners get lost in the Forest?
iii: did hooting get the better of Mavis’s song?
iv: did canines emulate Godwinson at the second attempt?
v: did discoloured felines fix the game birds, by then out of season?
vi: did military ordnance surprisingly prove no match for farm machinery?
vii: was the flock well and truly shaken in palatial surroundings?
viii: were vulpes vanquished by their larger relatives?
ix: did magpies make an unlikely citrus meal?
x: was the web twice successfully escaped?

COMPLETED:
FA CUP FINALS, via team nicknames
i: 1924–25 Sheffield United 1–0 Wales Cardiff City (proposed [livejournal.com profile] carsmilesteve, confirmed [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
ii: 1958–59 Nottingham Forest 2–1 Luton Town (Hatters) (proposed [livejournal.com profile] carsmilesteve, confirmed [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
iii: 1934–35 Sheffield Wednesday (owls) 4–2 West Bromwich Albion (throstle =song thrush on badge) (via [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
iv: 1921–22 Huddersfield Town (Terriers) 1–0 Preston North End Stamford Bridge (= Chelsea's ground; Godwinson = Harold, winner of battle of same) (via [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
v: v) 1972–73 Sunderland (Black cats) 1–0 Leeds United (Peacocks) (proposed [livejournal.com profile] carsmilesteve, confirmed [livejournal.com profile] sbp) ([livejournal.com profile] ruudboy notes: In 1973, of course, Sunderland weren't the Black Cats yet so this question doesn't quite work”)
vi: 1977–78 Ipswich Town (tractor boys) 1–0 Arsenal (gunners) (proposed [livejournal.com profile] carsmilesteve, confirmed [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
vii: 1902–03 Bury (the Shakers) 6–0 Derby County (Rams) at Crystal Palace (via [livejournal.com profile] sbp and [livejournal.com profile] ruudboy)
viii: 1948–49 Wolverhampton (Wolves) 3–1 Leicester (Foxes) (proposed by [livejournal.com profile] carsmilesteve, checked by [livejournal.com profile] sbp's useful link)
ix: 1950–51 Newcastle United (magpies) 2–0 Blackpool (tangerines) (via [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
x: 1883–84 Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Scotland Queen's Park (spiders) PLUS 1884–85 Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Scotland Queen's Park (via [livejournal.com profile] sbp)

Date: 2017-01-05 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
the kind of section where the theme is nursery rhymes paraphrased (but i don't think it is this time)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure these are all football matches, possibly even all FA Cup finals.

Date: 2017-01-05 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
So vi would be Arsenal (gunners) getting beaten by Ipswich (tractor boys)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
vi) 1977–78 Ipswich Town 1–0 Arsenal
Edited Date: 2017-01-05 10:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
i is cardiff losing to sheffield united
ii is probably Luton town losing to Nottingham Forest (which i'm pretty sure wasn't an fa cup final, so maybe it's not luton)
v could well be Sunderland (black cats) but i dont know how Leeds United are game birds!!!
viii could be wolverhampton and Leicester (wolves and foxes)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
i) 1924–25 Sheffield United 1–0 Wales Cardiff City

Date: 2017-01-07 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruudboy.livejournal.com
v. They are (were?) the Peacocks! And in 1973, of course, Sunderland weren't the Black Cats yet so this question doesn't quite work.

Date: 2017-01-05 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
iii) hooting > mavis' song

1934–35 Sheffield Wednesday (owls) 4–2 West Bromwich Albion (throstle (song thrush) on badge)
Edited Date: 2017-01-05 10:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
iv) did canines emulate Godwinson at the second attempt?

Godwinson = Harold, Battle of Stamford Bridge = Chelsea's ground, but not necessarily Chelsea playing. Luckily for us, the final was only held there three times.

1921–22 Huddersfield Town 1–0 Preston North End Stamford Bridge

Huddersfield are nicknamed The Terriers.
Edited Date: 2017-01-05 10:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
ii) 1958–59 Nottingham Forest 2–1 Luton Town (Hatters) (as mentioned by Steve)

v) 1972–73 Sunderland (Black cats) 1–0 Leeds United (Peacocks - out of season refers to "Virtually obsolete" note on wikipedia page - named after local pub) (again as mentioned by Steve)
Edited Date: 2017-01-05 10:25 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
vii) flock shaken

Crystal Palace as venue rather than team. I'm presuming this 6-0 defeat for Derby County (Rams) and their sheep emblem.

1902–03 Bury 6–0 Derby County Crystal Palace

Date: 2017-01-07 09:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruudboy.livejournal.com
Indeed. And Bury's nickname is the Shakers.

This remains the record victory in an FA Cup Final.

Date: 2017-01-05 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
ix) magpies / citrus meal

1950–51 Newcastle United (magpies) 2–0 Blackpool (tangerines)

Date: 2017-01-05 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
x) web escaped

Scottish team Queen's Park (spiders) were invited to play twice back in the day, but lost to Blackburn Rovers.

1883–84 Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Scotland Queen's Park
1884–85 Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Scotland Queen's Park

Date: 2017-01-05 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
Useful pages:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FA_Cup_finals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_football_club_nicknames_in_the_United_Kingdom

Date: 2017-01-06 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
excellent work [livejournal.com profile] sbp :)

(i will write this up in the COMPLETED section at the weekend)
Edited Date: 2017-01-06 03:04 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-08 03:23 pm (UTC)

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