Want to know why the FA Cup is losing its magic? Quarter final weekend has just gone. But you might have missed it. After all, not one of the matches managed to start at 3pm on Saturday. Instead, all were played at odd times of the day to satiate the monster that is the TV viewer.
The games weren’t bad, they were all just played at the wrong time of day. And while Home Park, Plymouth, was full to bursting, that wasn’t the case everywhere. You can blame ticket prices if you like but don’t forget that playing matches at a time just right for sitting about with a cup of tea or a beer at home might just hav a bearing.