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FA has scrapped replays after Round One , thus depriving the clubs down the pyramid of valuable income and slowly destroying the worlds oldest club competition. All to keep the big clubs happy.

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ozzie owl wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:31 am FA has scrapped replays after Round One , thus depriving the clubs down the pyramid of valuable income and slowly destroying the worlds oldest club competition. All to keep the big clubs happy.
Yep. You would think the F.A. would respect the historic romance of the Cup which puts minnows against giants and has produced giant-killers on many occasions down the years.

Alright the big clubs are busy in Europe, but so what. They have huge squads.

Maybe to level things a bit they could have ruled that as the draw is made and the names of clubs come out of the hat the lower division club gets the home fixture.

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Con M wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:22 amMaybe to level things a bit they could have ruled that as the draw is made and the names of clubs come out of the hat the lower division club gets the home fixture.
I understand why they've done it to appease the larger teams who have so many fixtures, but I thought the same thing, at least up until maybe the quarters, it's not like the PL clubs need the revenue.
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I was surprised after Liverpool drew at old trafford it didn't go to a replay at Anfield this year.

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Con M wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:22 am
ozzie owl wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:31 am FA has scrapped replays after Round One , thus depriving the clubs down the pyramid of valuable income and slowly destroying the worlds oldest club competition. All to keep the big clubs happy.
Yep. You would think the F.A. would respect the historic romance of the Cup which puts minnows against giants and has produced giant-killers on many occasions down the years.
Giant killers usually win on the day, rarely in a replay.

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Fox Ache wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:14 pm
Con M wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:22 am
ozzie owl wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:31 am FA has scrapped replays after Round One , thus depriving the clubs down the pyramid of valuable income and slowly destroying the worlds oldest club competition. All to keep the big clubs happy.
Yep. You would think the F.A. would respect the historic romance of the Cup which puts minnows against giants and has produced giant-killers on many occasions down the years.
Giant killers usually win on the day, rarely in a replay.
Which means what ? They make on the replay either at home or away .

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I think he's implying that no replays won't make any effect on the number of giant killings.
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Bodø Glimt wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:35 pm I think he's implying that no replays won't make any effect on the number of giant killings.

An FA Cup match against an EPL side is huge financial windfall for the lower clubs . With the new rules these opportunities will be limited .

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