FA Cup reform serves to only benefit the Premier League - and is yet another dagger to EFL and Non-League clubs

The FA Cup trophy on show ahead of Bromley vs Blackpool in November 2023.
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An FA Cup reform will have undeniable consequences for EFL and Non-League clubs, in a move that simply looks to serve the establised Premier League elite. 

With the Daily Mail reporting that the FA are set to scrap replays for the third and fourth rounds, having already decided in 2018 that fifth round replays aren't necessary, lower league clubs have just been dealt a huge financial and competitive blow - adding to their list of grievances. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.