The FA Cup quite a remarkable competition. Having originated 146 years ago in 1871, it is one of the oldest domestic football competitions in the world. While it cannot compare to the glories of the Champions League or a Premier League title, the competition carries a certain aura to it that other competitions like the EFL Cup (Capital One Cup) cannot easily emulate. A special characteristic of the FA Cup is that any professional team in England within the top 10 divisions is eligible to enter. This leads to rare fixtures like non-league side Sutton United facing Champions League participants Arsenal, and Lincoln City prepping for a match against Premier League opposition Burnley. Inevitably, this can lead to ‘giant killings’- massive underdogs often taking down the toughest of opposition. Dubbed the “magic of the FA Cup”, it would not be an overstatement to say this ‘magic’ is what makes the competition truly special. Continue reading Is the Magic of the FA Cup Real?
With so much of the talk lately focusing on the Premier League’s captivating relegation battle, which could see reigning champions Leicester go down, the debate on who will replace them has been somewhat ignored. The top 2 teams in the Championship move up to the EPL, along with the winner of a playoff between the 3rd-6th finishers. The Loose Goose FC team decided to take a turn predicting who we think will be promoted this season.