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11 things we miss about the old FA Cup final

The FA Cup has changed a fair bit over the past few years - and not necessarily for the better. Here's the things we preferred about it in the olden days.

Has the magic of the cup truly disappeared forever?

Hopefully not, but it’s fair to say the allure isn’t as strong as it once was.

We’ve taken a look at things we miss most about English football’s once great competition.

1 The Old Wembley

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It was an absolute heap, to be fair, but those towers…

2 Tackles like this

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Genuinely only got a yellow card.

3 Tin foil FA Cup trophies

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Yes, we know they are still around – but no-one near as much as they used to be. Blame the internet.

4 These graphics

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5 Pin badges like this

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6 *Those* white suits

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7 Truly iconic moments

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When was the last truly iconic FA Cup moment? Gerrard in 2005? Cantona in 1996?

8 3pm kick-offs

9 Des Lynam

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Take that, Monday Night Football.

10 The fact the photographers were basically part of the game

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West Ham fans complaining that they’re not close to the pitch? They don’t remember the old Wembley obviously…

11 The songs

Last season’s unofficial Crystal Palace song by Doc Brown is a certified banger – but where have the official ones gone?


 

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