Registered On: January 3, 2014
The FA Cup has ceased to be a special competition.
Of the past years it’s tried and tested format has been whittled away but by bit at the behest of PL teams involved in Europe.
Firstly no second replays at neutral grounds (we can all remember at least one of those. V Hartlepool at Roker Park for me!) then penalty shootouts. Semi finals at Wembley, the final at stupid O’clock on a Saturday.
The European competitions obviously make more money than the FA Cup, because that’s what it’s about isn’t it? Money!