English FA Cup Finalists 1900 - 1909
During the early Edwardian period clubs from the Southern League challenged those from the Football League. Southampton and Spurs contested three finals between them, with Spurs (left) becoming the only side from outside the Football League to win the trophy in 1901. Over the period the strongest Southern League clubs were elected to the Football League. On balance the Lancashire sides had the best of the decade with five wins.