Which ever country you come from, if you are a football fan you know of the f.a cup. Because the F.A cup is the oldest and most prestigious cup competition in the world. Or at least that's the way it was when I was a kid.
Now this wonderful competition has been cheapened to a non event. Only one reason for that pure financial grreed. What is football coming to when the first goal is maximising revenue, and finishing one place higher in the premier is worth more money therefore more important than winning the F.A cup.
Anyway I am a Watford supporter, one of a group of teams who won't be challenging for a champions league place, nor are we in danger of relegation. So why is winning the f.a cup not a priority for Watford? Instead we have struggled through to the quarter finals by fielding weakened teams, youngsters and players who are not first team regulars.
Oh it would be such a magical day for a Watford supporter to be at Wembley in May, the last time we were in the final was in 1984 when we lost to Everton. That was in the days when the f.a cup was still the greatest cup competition n the world. The truth is for many Watford supporters who were there in 88 we have longed to return ever since and it's now been 28 years,
Anyway for fans of the F.A cup how would you suggest this wonderful competition can become meaningful again? My suggestion is the winners receive a champions league place.