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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. 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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  2. Trebles and Quintuples

    Since Manchester United’s memorable 1998-99 season, no club has since laid claim to the proper “treble” in subsequent outings (“treble” being defined as the rightful champions of the UEFA Champions’ League, domestic league title and domestic cup competition). While Liverpool …


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