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Fourth is just sweet FA compared to the Cup

Ramblings of an Ordinary Man

The Reds celebrate their first FA Cup on the pitch at Wembley 1965 The Reds celebrate their first FA Cup on the pitch at Wembley 1965

This article by me has also been published on http://www.thisisanfield.com

I’ve had butterflies in my stomach for the last 48 hours. On Thursday I read the selling criteria for the upcoming semi-final against Villa and realised I was guaranteed a ticket. Since then I’ve been like a kid on Christmas eve. On Friday morning I went online and opened my present. Ticket secured, I’m already planning my trip south.

I am 47 years of age and the FA cup still has that special magic for me. Yes, it has been devalued since the birth of the premier league, I concede there’s no Champions League on offer if you win it and okay it won’t fill the club coffers much, but why would I care about any of that?

I am a Liverpool supporter and I have never…

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