There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED

Cup for it?

Cup for it?


“We are not going to win the FA Cup, and I do not care less about it, to be honest.”

Not the words of The Silly Season - the words of flame-haired Reading wonder Dave Kitson.

The point being, perhaps, that a lot of players are resigned to the fact that they don’t stand a chance of winning anything if they’re not plying their trade with one of The Big Four.

Kitson went on to say that he just wants to ensure he plays in the Premier League. If Reading had become a mid-table top-flight club 10 or 15 years ago, there would have been a very real chance that they would have reached at least a major cup final or something. Now there’s no chance.

Is no one else massively frustrated at how inaccessible English football is now? That must be why the FA Cup has lost so much of it’s magic. Less people go to FA Cup matches now, because less people believe in the possibility of major progression.

That said, it’s still a special date in the footie calendar. Happy FA Cup Third Round Weekend to you all!


I’ve got hold of the audio from the kicking I got on Five Live. Just listened back to it… I go all Alan Partridge near the end as I desperately try to defend myself… Idiot.

I’ll put it up on Sunday.


FA Cup correct score betting:

Burnley 0-2 Arsenal
Norwich 4-1 Bury

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Comment from: Rachel [Visitor] Email ·
With eight minutes to go your prediction is spot-on. I'm impressed!

Anyway, as a West Ham fan (does anybody except me remember 2006?), I certainly believe the FA Cup is achieveable. As long as you're not playing against Gerrard...

All joking aside, we had our chance. We're not going to be in the final with any regularity. All I can say it that other people will be.

I know Man U comprehensively beat them in the final, but remember Millwall? Cup runs aren't beyond teams outside the Premiership. I am a firm believer in the FA Cup magic.
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