The FA Cup: An erudite essay about one man’s modern, painful ambivalence towards the oldest knockout tournament in the world – and how it can’t be revived. By Mark Finnigan, a supporter who’s no longer convinced by the Cup but knows full well he should be.
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Chelsea 7 Ipswich 0 – FA Cup 3rd Round.
On Saturday we nodded towards Danny Baker by agreeing that sometimes it’s amusing to see the underdog hammered in the FA Cup. The irony is not lost on me that those words were uttered by an Ipswich fan who had just asked a Chelsea fan to write a report on this game. These things are sent to test us …
One half of therealfacup finds that access to vast sums of money doesn’t necessarily mean good football.
Mole Valley’s first chance of FA Cup glory on a soggy/sunny/soggy/sunny August evening ends in defeat as Chertsey Town bag five. Rainbows, an early touch of the ball, gourmet dinner and a Papali appointment.
So, the poor little mites in England’s squad aren;t happy at being booed for being awful. Do English Premier League players ever have to accept blame for anything at club level?
Can anyone except Chelsea and Portsmouth fans really be arsed to watch this year’s cup final, or even read a piece about whether anyone can really be arsed about this year’s cup final?
Has the magic the FA Cup been eroded by the big money clubs at the top of the football tree?
Ipswich Town give Chelsea a scare but ultimately are beaten at Stamford Bridge.