The M*gic of the FA Cup

Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Alyson Rudd and Matt Dickinson. The FA Cup third round threw up some shocks, but was the third round as special without fans packed into grounds? Gregor was at the game as Leeds were humbled by Crawley Town, so no one was better placed to explain what went wrong for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Positive Covid test results have given us a chance to see a lot more of a number of younger players - but how many of them will we see again? Marine didn’t get the result they dreamed of, but with their virtual tickets they did secure a huge financial boost for the club’s future. Dele Alli was given a rare start against the non-league side, but will he remain at Spurs past the end of January? Could Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at PSG add fuel to the fire that he could move to the French capital? Recent flouting of the guidelines has again called into question whether football should continue during the lockdown. Are further rules going to ruin the game? We end by discussing - how far would you go for your football club?

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