FSA: FA Cup – Supporter Voices Must Be Heard

10 Jul 2023 | 3 comments

The FA Cup has been in the news this week with reports suggesting that international TV rights for the historic competition could be bought by the Premier League when the current deal ends.

Supporters have already been in touch with us expressing their concern – rightfully worried what this could mean for the future of the competition, particularly when looking back at the impact of the current deal with IMG.

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  1. Peter Bates

    No wonder there is concern by supporters regarding the f a cup the premier league are a law unto themselves and along with the efl no doubt backing them don’t really care about what supporters think, they do what suits them with little or no regard for anyone else if they get it fans should boycott it and whoever they set up deals to broadcast it kro

  2. Stan Moye

    In my humble opinion the FA Cup was devalued to the genuine supporters as soon as they did away with playing Semi-Finals at neutral grounds in favour of Wembley. For most non Premier teams, and even some of those, a Final appearance was maybe once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m afraid the FA and it’s associates appear to care little about the die hard fans. Revenue and corporate hospitality looks like the priority. Ticket allocation is abysmal, l bet you half of the prawn sandwich brigade who normally meander back to the premier seats don’t even know who’s playing. It’s about time the FA, Premier League and EFL started to respect and consider supporters at all levels.

  3. Ed Truman

    Excellent comments Peter and Stan. Tom Ross always used to say that the game had gone mad because of the financial landscape (or words to that effect). He was right.

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