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FA Cup 2022/23

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That's odd - I started a thread about this season's F.A. Cup some weeks ago so that there would be a continual conversation about the competition and teams but it seems to have gone into the ether.

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Yorkshire Blue

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That's odd - I started a thread about this season's F.A. Cup some weeks ago so that there would be a continual conversation about the competition and teams but it seems to have gone into the ether.

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Fairport

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I suppose you’ve got to consider the possibility that depending on who we get, it may be that the venue is switched to Roots Hall.

Venue switches don’t seem to happen much these days, but if we’re drawn against a club that can only host a limited number of fans, it may be beneficial for the oppo to come to Roots Hall instead, especially if it were a close neighbour.
Switching grounds is no longer allowed in FA Cup.
 
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GBJ

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A rare move by the FA to preserve the integrity of the FA Cup making it more about the glamour than the money ?

It’s a fine line though, because we should all be in in favour of preserving the authenticity of football at the expense of people lining their pockets, but I say that whilst recognising that it limits the earning potential of the footballing minnows.

Imagine we draw one of the big boys in the cup (insert jokes here), and we’re offered two options, play the game at RH, and take the money, or play “away” and take 50%+ of the gate receipts. We could be doubling our earnings by taking the latter option, (which financially is the smarter decision) but we’d lose out on those dream nights, such as Man Utd fifteen years ago.
 

Fairport

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The problem is as usual the Premier League always get their own way. They now are demanding that there will be no replays for rounds 3 and 4. This means that a small club, possibly us, puts up a great performance say drawing at home to Spurs after 90 minutes, but rather than looking forward to a lucrative pay day at Tottenham, the smaller team loses in extra time or a penalty shoot out. The FA will as usual pander to the wishes of the greedy PL.
 
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