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FA Cup

January 4, 2010

Apparently Martin you used to have big parties celebrating the FA Cup final every year. Although I’ve lived in England for over ten years I have only recently understood why the FA Cup has such great prestige, media interest and general player/fan passion.

The FA Cup features 762 teams all playing for the honor of being declared the best team in England. Because the sport is football – anything can happen. This weekend Manchester United lost 1-0 to Leeds (42 places below Man U in League 1) in a thrilling match. As money in today’s football is such a massive factor it is somewhat refreshing for a tournament like the FA Cup to close the gap between the best and worst clubs. Today’s win by Leeds proves to all the clubs that on any given day they can beat the ‘best’ teams in the country.

A summary of some of the biggest upsets in FA Cup history and an epic forum discussion between two people who obviously know a lot more about football than me.

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