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FA Cup

The glorified half of the domestic cup double and billed as the most prestigious domestic cup competition in football by… the English press. Winning the FA Cup is a matter of great prestige, and while you’ll see some teams fielding weakened sides in the cups, there’s not doubt that once again, for many clubs, this is the only outside chance of silverware. You can also watch the FA Cup live.

Also see: FA Cup Fixtures | FA Cup Statistics.

  1. Football’s Greatest Clubs

    How does one go about measuring greatness in football? I mean real, obvious, blatant greatness; that rarest of qualities. Today “greatness” is such a woolly, over-used term that sometimes we lose its meaning and start labeling all sorts of mundane, …


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  2. Chelsea 2-1 Everton – Goals

    Chelsea beat Everton 2-1 in the 2009 FA Cup Final to record their only trophy of the season in Guus Hiddink’s last game in charge. Louis Saha had given Everton the lead straight from kickoff in the fastest goal ever …


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  3. Is the FA Cup Relevant to the Modern Game?

    However in the build up to the final the question that lingers across the country from Stamford Bridge corridors and internet message boards remains:

    ‘How important is it for Chelsea to win the FA Cup and do we really care?’

    This question reflects issues both inside the club and the general decline of the competition in the last ten years the competition has lost a lot of its prestige and in today’s global game it no longer seems to generate the interest and hype that it once did.

    This decline can be attributed to a number of interlinked factors revolving around the themes of Money, Globalisation or both a few of which I have explored in this article.



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