Seems a lot of the old traditions have gone - always used to love the TV build up - anyone remember FA Cup It’s a Knockout!!
They don't take it seriously and still win it.I think the mystique of the FA cup was that in a one off game anyone could potentially beat anyone.
The gulf between the top premiership teams and the other eighty odd teams is so vast that the only shock is if any of the top 6 don't take it seriously enough (due to having European commitments) that a team from the lower echelons could win the cup. Fair play to the BBC for trying to incite some excitement back into the competition but after the 4th round I lose interest.