Now there has been talk in recent years of the FA Cup losing its lustre. That old magic and prestige disappearing…..with heavy festive schedules and the importance of league positions used to explain away weakened teams.
But what do you make of it all? Would you put a top-half finish or even lower above a trophy and route into Europe?
And was it really any surprise to see Leicester (seven changes), Sheffield United (10 changes) and Fulham (six changes) all stumble out?
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The Daily Telegraph
Who are we to argue with the Newport manager Michael Flynn.
What better place to start.
But first let’s have a quick look at the newspaper back pages…..