FA Cup

To many younger football supporters the cup is no more than a frivolous sideshow, tacked onto a season to allow the big clubs (and some smaller ones) to try out fringe players as they attempt to attain the holy grail of Champions League participation or merely the right to stay in the Premiership. However, for most of us over, lets say 25, it remains a wonderful thing. What helps sustain that, is the memory of watching the Cup Final on some cloudless May afternoon in a time when life was simpler and there were only about 2 live matches on TV during the season. More often than not the game didn't live up to the hype. Though whether Tarby and Lynchy chortling in a studio overlooking Wembley Way with Dickie Davies counts as hype is debatable.

Anyhow, here's our section for the planet's favourite domestic cup competition...