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Monday, February 28, 2005

Help save the FA Cup

If you have time, do please sign this petition against FA plans. They want to move the FA Cup to a Wednesday night before the end of the league season due to the slightly earlier World Cup and also to have no replays in the 5th and 6th rounds. I really do feel that this is a worrying step for the Cup, which used to be the staple of British sport but which, with moves like this, can easily become devalued. I doubt very much that they would move Champions League games for it... The FA Cup itself is a fantastic institution, allowing every team, amateur or professional, across the country in the English game, a shot at reaching the greatest honour in the game. To water it down, to ignore the history which makes it such an institution, is to weaken its place in the public eye. It's great that the Football Supporters' Federation feels so strongly.

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