- Sep 23, 2016
That’s not fair. We’d never get to choose because there’s no-one below us.Well the bonus factor is fine, I'm more talking about clubs who see cup runs as keeping them alive (or at least certain journalists who believe these clubs exist and that changing the format would see them wiped out "just so the PL clubs get their way")
We should be discussing the points you raised. Why do the winners of the FA Cup, invariably a top 6 team, get £3.6m in prize money whereas a club getting into the 3rd round will get just a little over £100k. Surely there can be a slightly better spread on the prize money, let the lower placed club choose the venue (home or away not randomly picking Wembley of course) and get it settled in one game.
If Mansfield Town or Bradford Park Avenue want an away trip to Anfield, fine you can have it, and if they want to bring Liverpool to their ground where they feel like they could have a better chance of winning then great let's play it there.
The PL clubs get their wish of more rest, the lower league clubs get slightly more say over how the games are played. Nobody is 100% happy but nobody is 100% unhappy - that's usually the best anyone can hope for.