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Is the FA Cup dead?

Just when you thought all was well in the world and the FA Cup had regained it’s magic, the Sun’s Shaun Custis says that Manchester United and Chelsea being knocked out has resulted in the cup being “killed stone dead“.

Custis says he is concerned that the progress of so-called “lesser” teams could have a negative impact on the commercial appeal of the cup, and harm the FA’s attempts to sell the rights to a worldwide television audience.

We’ve had a lot of talk about the 39th game and how the whole world loves to see our football. The FA sell their rights all over the world and they will have a job convincing everybody that the semi-finals are worth watching.

They need to keep their product at a high level to keep the interest up in the FA Cup.

There’s just no pleasing some people is there?

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Discussion

3 thoughts on “Is the FA Cup dead?

  1. I keep forgetting that football is a “product”. I keep confusing it with a sport.

    Posted by James | March 11, 2008, 9:16 pm
  2. Oh ffs look at the know it all plum. Has he ever played football? Hs he ever gone to a game? Hs he ever stood in the pouring rain, freezing his nuts off just so he can watch his team? NO HE HASN’T! I bet you he’s just another hanger on. The fact that the so-called big four got knocked out makes the English FA cup better; not worse. This bloke hasnt got a clue!

    Posted by M Anderson | March 12, 2008, 2:38 am
  3. It’s bonkers isn’t it? I think it’s just another example of a journo pandering to the big clubs in the hope of getting the next “big” interview.

    Posted by The Guru | March 13, 2008, 4:57 pm

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