Lure of the Cup?

The Observer - Sport - - Football Emirates Fa Cup Third Round -

An­other tough day for tra­di­tion­al­ists. Yes­ter­day’s third round starts were stag­gered be­cause of the FA’s new over­seas TV deal: seven at 12.30pm and five at 5.30pm. At­ten­dances at this stage have been drop­ping for a while but the new tim­ings may have ac­cel­er­ated that trend. How yes­ter­day crowds com­pared with the av­er­ages:

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