The FA Cup is the greatest cup competition in the world... here is a five step plan to keep it that way

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Manchester City lift the FA Cup in 2023 after beating Manchester United in the final (Image credit: Getty Images)

Coventry’s late win over Premier League side Wolves and Manchester United’s extra time victory over rivals Liverpool are just two examples from this weekend of why the oldest domestic cup competition is alive and well and should be cherished, not changed.

News emerged last week that the FA plan to scrap FA Cup replays from the third round onwards and have all ties settled in one game.

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James Andrew

James Andrew is the editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing both the magazine and website. James is an NCTJ qualified journalist and began his career as a news reporter in regional newspapers in 2006 before moving into sport a year later. In 2011 he started a six year stint on the sports desk at the Daily Mail and MailOnline. James was appointed editor of FourFourTwo in December 2019. Across his career James has interviewed the likes of Franco Baresi, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham and Michael Owen. James has been a Fulham season ticket holder since the mid-1990s and enjoys watching them home and away, through promotion and relegation.