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Woking: 10 Things

Posted by Thomas Reyer
Posted on Fri 9 Mar 2018
Posted in First Team
  1. Woking is one of eleven boroughs in the county of Surrey.
  2. Former front man of The Jam, The Style Council and now solo artist, Paul Weller, is from Woking.
  3. The population of Woking is99,198 based on the 2011 Census.
  4. Woking Football Club was formed back in 1889.
  5. Within only 21 years of becoming a club, Woking were threatened with the possibility of folding due to financial reasons. In 1908, they progressed through 5 qualifying rounds to reach the first round of the FA Cup and subsequently earned a match against Bolton. Although they lost 5-0, Bolton were impressed with Woking and they made the national news. Bolton agreed to travel to Woking for a friendly, which ended up keeping the club solvent.
  6. They play their home games at Kingfield Stadium.
  7. Woking is currently the joint most successful team in the FA Trophy, along with Telford and Scarborough. Woking has successfully won the trophy in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
  8. Nicknamed the Cardinals and the Cards.
  9. The Cards defeated West Brom in the FA Cup third round back in 1991, which was a huge upset. Woking came back from a 1 goal deficit to claim a 4-2 victory, instantly becoming part of FA Cup folklore.
  10. The Cardinals have had their fair share of high scoring games. Their record win came back in 1913, when they defeated Farnham 17-3. However, in 1905 Woking suffered their biggest ever defeat, losing 16-0 to New Crusaders.

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