Friday, 23 January 2009

The FA Cup Is Upon Us.... 4th Rd Time

Did you know that there is a FA regulation that could see FA Cup replays a thing of the past?

'It is within FA regulations of the FA Cup that extra-time can be played in the first tie if the clubs have mutually agreed to play the extra 30 minutes should it be necessary.

'Permission is not required from the FA, just confirmation of the clubs' agreement in writing. Then they just need to inform the ref.'

In the first of the weekend's Cup-ties, Derby drew 1-1 with near rivals Nottingham Forest this evening. The game will be replayed a week on Wednesday.

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