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Picking an FA Cup shock

Picking an FA Cup shock

Ah, the romance of the FA Cup!

The romance bit comes from a non league team coming up against a major club and beating them. But the evidence for regular giant killings is a little thin on the ground.

Last year of course Wigan ensured the demise of Mancini’s tenure ¬†at Man City by winning the Cup. In 2012, for the first time since 1994, a minor team made the fifth round. In the prior year a league two team …

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Picking an FA Cup shock

Picking an FA Cup shock

Ah, the romance of the FA Cup!

The romance bit comes from a non league team coming up against a major club and beating them. But the evidence for regular giant killings is a little thin on the ground.

Last year, for the first time since 1994 a minor team made the fifth round. In the prior year a league two team made the fifth round, but there are often many years where this doesn’t occur. It really is the …

05/01/2013 | By | Reply More
Shocking news

Shocking news

That’s what the lower league clubs will be hoping for today when they step out for the FA Cup third round today.

I quite like the FA CUP as it means more to teams. This means motivation is at a high and it is also non seeded. This means that the big guys can meet in the early rounds and knock each other out leaving some minion to an improbable appearance in the latter stages. It feels like the days …

07/01/2012 | By More
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