Up­sets are the magic of the Cup

STRAIGHT TALK­ING

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NO-ONE could have pre­dicted Chelsea, Man City and Spurs would all be bounced out of the FA Cup fourth round when they had home ad­van­tage?

And in what other coun­try could a club like Brad­ford, who are lin­ger­ing in League One, go to the lead­ers of the Premier League and come back from be­hind to de­feat Jose Mour­inho’s su­per­stars?

This doesn’t hap­pen any­where else. It is the magic of the FA Cup. It brings joy to football fans all over the coun­try and mis­ery to many a Premier League man­ager!

It was won­der­ful to see the faces of the Brad­ford play­ers but even more so their trav­el­ling fans who prob­a­bly set off on their jour­ney think­ing they were go­ing to be on the end of a Chelsea rout.

The week­end re­sults now mean that the FA Cup is wide open and it’ll make one of the most ex­cit­ing lat­ter stages for years.

Roll on the fifth round. I’m guess­ing there will be fur­ther shocks in store, more heroic per­for­mances and more red faces.

I can’t wait.

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