The move is still subject to review by International Football Association Board but if ratified, it is designed to provide teams with an additional set of fresh legs if matches are still level after the regulation 90 minutes are up.
The FA Cup Final and semi-finals have been decided on the day for a few years now but the Football Association has now scrapped replays for Sixth Round games as well in an effort to reduce fixture congestion in the later stages of the season.
By allowing a fourth sub, the FA hope to improve the quality of play in extra time which can suffer as players tire and tactics tend to err towards keeping things level and gambling on a penalty shootout rather than changing things up in an effort to win the match.
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1 Posted 27/07/2016 at 20:17:05
2 Posted 27/07/2016 at 22:36:21
3 Posted 28/07/2016 at 07:36:15
One good thing about doing that is that Northern fans will be able to get a train home from London, unless of course the TV companies come up with a new plan. I have one: Wembley for quarter finals, they have to pay for that fucking white elephant somehow.
The FA have demeaned this once great competition to the extent that fans no longer give a fuck, it has taken on the role of a Capital cup.
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