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I remember when the FA Cup final was an all day event with tv coverage starting 3 hours before kick-off. It felt like the World Cup final.
We used to be able to buy the official programme in the local shop (in Widnes). I remember the BBC and ITV both showing it, flicking between the two channels to see who had the better sound. Southampton doing United in 76, Ricky Villa and dem in 81 ...
FA cup means nothing now as the money is in staying up and qualifying for the CL. No incentive to risk your best squad against pub sides looking to kick shit out of "Overpaid Forriners, like."