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Make English cup football relevant again

 These days, with the mass amount of football available to English top flight sides, with the financial and tropical lures of European adventures and the mass media attention on the Premier League, Cup Football and the supposed: “magic of the cup” has subsided, but how can we bring it back? Read More »

FA Cup Semi-Final review

FA Cup semi-finals

This is what the FA Cup is all about. These two semi-finals reminded everyone that the value of the FA Cup to the big sides hasn’t dwindled. In both the FA Cup semi-finals over the weekend, all four sides put their best foot forward in spite of their Premier League positions. This was certainly a weekend for the neutrals. Read More »

FA Cup: A look ahead to the quarter-finals

A place at Wembley is at stake for the eight clubs left standing in this season’s FA Cup. The quarter-finals take place over the next several days and will witness non-league side, Lincoln City make the journey to the Emirates, as well as the collision between two powerhouses of English football, Chelsea and Manchester United. Read More »

Can fixture congestion actually be beneficial?

The generally accepted consensus in football is that fewer fixtures is always of benefit. It’s partly behind the calls for England to introduce a winter break and it’s why many teams choose to play ‘weakened’ sides in cup matches, either to give players a rest or because they don’t really mind going out of the cup as they can focus ... Read More »

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