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The FA Cup Not Only Refuses To Die It Reminds Us Why We Love The Game

Written by on March 9, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City, Wigan Athletic, Winners and Losers

At the turn of the century the FA Cup received another kicking this one very much self inflicted. While bidding for the 2006 World Cup Finals the Football Association decided that kissing the collective rear of FIFA was far more important than their own competition and pressured Manchester United to compete in the FIFA sponsored Club World Cup in Brazil and to not enter the FA Cup.

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One Response to “The FA Cup Not Only Refuses To Die It Reminds Us Why We Love The Game”

  1. Ed Gomes says:

    I for one still hold the FA Cup, Copas, Tacas in high esteem. Unlike the League Cups, the history of the FA should mean something.

    Arsenal has no business losing this. Wigan shouldn’t be sneaking up on anyone, and the focus has to be Silverware. Top 4 shouldn’t be an issue.
    Then again, they did lose Birmingham in the coffee cup, right?

    By the way, CL isn’t done and dusted. They put Bayern on the ropes before and could again.

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