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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. The FA’s role in FA Cup’s demise

    Few developments in modern football have provoked such undiluted sadness as the demise of the FA Cup. If the spirit of English football could be encapsulated in one thing, it would be the FA Cup: a chance for anyone in the pyramid to have a go and see how fate was feeling. It mattered.


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  2. Ten Overhead Kicks That Put Rooney’s Derby Shinner To Shame

    After Wayne Rooney reminded us all that he used to be a fairly decent professional footballer with his derby day belter against Manchester City last Saturday, the received (Sky Sports-infused) wisdom seems to be that the decidedly off-colour striker’s effort was, without need for second thought, the greatest overhead kick ever scored by anyone, anywhere, ever.

    However, that’s not quite the case – as the following, ten-strong video essay will hopefully attest to.


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