FA Cup replays being scrapped is 'much better', according to Premier League manager - in clear insult to lower-league sides

A detailed view of the FA Cup trophy ahead of Ipswich Town versus Maidstone United in January 2024.
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FA Cup replays are set to be scrapped from next season, with plenty of clubs in the EFL and Non-League condemning the decision.

For one Premier League manager, though, the decision is "much better" for the best teams in England who are competing in European competition, because it will help with fixture congestion and in providing more rest to their poor, knackered players. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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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.