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    Another nail in the FACUP Coffin.

    So in order to facilitate a mini winter break for the Premiershi**, the FA are moving the FA CUP 5th Round to midweek, and scrapping replays ! The world's greatest Cup Competition being further devalued, and another step towards downgrading it to a midweek competition. No thought for the fans whatsoever !

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    Absolutely agree always pandering to the powers that be makes me angry and probably why I don't watch any premiership football anymore.
    Wouldn't surprise me in years to come that we will have the 'Premiership FA Cup'.

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    Re: Another nail in the FACUP Coffin.

    Richard Scudamore departing with a massive FU to the fans. Nice.

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    Re: Another nail in the FACUP Coffin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colesman Ballz View Post
    So in order to facilitate a mini winter break for the Premiershi**, the FA are moving the FA CUP 5th Round to midweek, and scrapping replays ! The world's greatest Cup Competition being further devalued, and another step towards downgrading it to a midweek competition. No thought for the fans whatsoever !
    Totally agree.

    This all started with the London-centric FA allowing Spurs and Arsenal to play their a semi-final at Wembley back in the 90s. Then the rot set in, compounded by the Premiersh** swimming in money.

    I think it was Scudamore who was on a 5 Live phone-in asking for suggestions as to how to bring back the magic of the FA Cup whilst flatly refusing to even even contemplate the changes made by him and his cronies were in fact to blame

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    Re: Another nail in the FACUP Coffin.

    Quote Originally Posted by HH12 View Post
    Absolutely agree always pandering to the powers that be makes me angry and probably why I don't watch any premiership football anymore.
    Wouldn't surprise me in years to come that we will have the 'Premiership FA Cup'.

    Whatever happened to Grass Roots
    Can't even be bothered with England in the World Cup anymore.Time was when I watched every game avidly , now I don't give a ....

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    Re: Another nail in the FACUP Coffin.

    With the FA Cup i use to and still do think that Premier League teams who rested players is disrespectful to the fans who pay a lot of money to go to those games and to the opposition especially if they are a lower league team, Now i have noticed even teams in Championship do the same in recent seasons. The days of the FA Cup being THE competition have long gone and will never come back, Those days when you had Cup Final Mastermind, It's a Knockout etc were great, Sat in front of the TV from midday till the game started and as the great, late Brian Moore use to say You could always go on holiday in the UK on final day because it was always so hot.

    Now though in recent seasons gone are the 3pm kick off and even playing the final before the season had even finished!

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    Re: Another nail in the FACUP Coffin.

    I do love the FA Cup but midweek evening games can have better atmospheres? Friday night for Liverpool was pretty epic.

    All replays will soon be scrapped. They get in the way of mid season trips to Dubai............

    Hate the way even championship sides are now resting players for the FA Cup. Even mid table Prem sides not in danger of relegation are doing it. It's frightening how they do not give a toss about cup football. Can't just blame foreign owners/managers/players not 'getting' the Cup because Steve Coppell was doing it years ago at Reading (still got relegated...). Eddie Howe does it too. He played a weak side against Millwall. Bournemouth lost and then went on a terrible winless run. Was it worth it?

    Don't get me started on teams like Villa who used to (proudly) qualify for Europe. But as soon as they were in it they play weak teams to rest their players for the weekend league game.....

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