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The Silver Papered Cup
« on: December 07, 2019, 09:29:32 PM »
For once, after years hoping to prove ‘the enduring romance of the Cup’ (media speak for one club humiliating another from a higher division), ITV finally got lucky. They had enough ‘cup upset’ highlights, even before Bingo Sunday, to make their Saturday fourth round review almost watchable, though the predictable parade of cup clichés was nauseous. When Clark Carlisle said “That’s what the cup is all about.’” I switched off.

lovable blokes in flat hats I don’t, of course, suspect UEFA has been brought in to give advice on how to manage cup draws. Eventually the semis will feature three teams from Manchester and London for guaranteed mass viewing and the obligatory ‘romance club’ to keep the casual viewer interested.

For ITV this has made up for their habitual inability to spot a w