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The Secret Story Of When The Stolen European Cup Turned Up In Sheffield

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Such an amazing story...

 

“Sarge, we’ve got a man at the front desk who says he’s got the European Cup in his car.”

 

It was gone 2am on a fairly quiet weekday in 1982. A man had walked into Sheffield’s West Bar police station claiming to have the real European Cup in the boot of his car.

 

In 1982 the European Cup was stolen in Birmingham. It later turned up at a Sheffield police station. The event remained a secret for nearly 30 years, but we now have the full story.

 

Read more: https://www.sheffieldguide.blog/2021/01/13/the-story-of-when-the-stolen-european-cup-turned-up-in-sheffield/

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It's a wonder it turn up in the Cannon pub.

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You would want a big chucky egg to fit in that .

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In 1895 Aston Villa were FA Cup winners and they had the cup stolen.

 

It was never found and Villa were made to pay for the manufacture of a new FA Cup.

 

To keep the link with Sheffield alive the old FA Cup was Made in Sheffield. The new cup (the one used today) was made in Birmingham.

 

Wednesday (as they were known then) were the first winners of the new FA Cup.

 

It seems Aston Villa have a history of being careless. (I wished they'd been a lttle more careless last weekend in front of goal at the Lane) 

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11 hours ago, Annie Bynnol said:

 This story 

Friday, 4 June 2010 17:44 UK

'The stolen European Cup? My friend took it'

By Shari Vahl
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Twenty-eight years after the most prized piece of

Cannot edit this for some reason.

 

 

This largely accurate version of the story is fourteen years old and was never a secret-it just was not believed - even by those policemen, as Adrian had bring it to them down  to them from Springvale Road, despite phoning them up.

 

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