FSA calls for return of FA Cup replays

At an emergency meeting held  this week The National Council of The Football Supporters Association called for reinstatement of replays in the FA Cup.

FSA chair Malcolm Clarke said: “Supporters have valid concerns that the changes to the FA Cup will further diminish the history and tradition of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition – and that heritage is what makes the FA Cup so popular at all levels of the game.

“We call on the FA to reinstate replays in all rounds but there should be a particular focus on rounds one and two as there is no real opposition to replays at that stage and scrapping them made little sense to supporters or clubs.

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