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“Depressing,” says Andy Dunn in response to The FA’s Everton announcement.



Andy Dunn has blasted broadcasters for figuring out to exhibit Crystal Palace versus Everton on tv in the 1/3 round of the FA Cup.

On 7 December, the FA announced the third-round games that will be proven on stay TV. All of them consist of Premier League clubs and 1/2 of them are all-Premier League ties.

Maidstone United, Eastleigh and Chesterfield atre three non-league clubs who’ve made it to the 0.33 spherical whilst Aldershot may want to have a trip to West Brom and Alfreton ought to play Southampton if they win their upcoming replays. Scarborough Athletic have been also in the hat but are nevertheless to play their first-round healthy versus Forest Green Rovers.

Dunn has blasted the dullness of the draw and has particularly hit out at the Palace v Everton fixture for the reality that it’s a top-flight tie and also the truth it’s being performed on a Thursday night.

Writing in the Sunday Mirror on 10 December (page 61), Dunn said: “If anyone from the terrestrial TV channels tries to bang on about the magic of the FA Cup, point them in the path of the third-round schedule.

“Between them, the BBC and ITV are displaying six ties live… and all six contain Premier League clubs. Three are all-Premier League ties.

“It is predictable, unimaginative, faintly depressing. No wonder the exquisite historical opposition has lengthy misplaced its shine.

“Crystal Palace versus Everton, Thursday 8pm? Never mind the large inconvenience to any journeying supporters, it is the most everyday of cup draws imaginable.

Half of these Premier League groups will probable play reserve teams anyway.”


We’re now not sure if it’s the broadcasters or the FA who have decided these games but the truth that some of the lower league groups have made it this a long way and won’t be proven on TV is a farce

Even away from the non-league clubs, some of the ties like Shrewsbury v Wrexham or Plymouth v Sutton United sound higher than some of the ones selected.

Sunderland versus Newcastle, truthful enough. And possibly Arsenal versus Liverpool too as they are the top-two groups in the league. But the different 4 are dull and uninspired, as Dunn says.

Everton fans will watch the sport and are probable pleased about that as it means they won’t have to go down to South London on Thursday night simply after the Christmas and New Year period ends.

But then the attendance might not be as remarkable as it ought to be and we all understand how the followers can pump electricity into this bunch of players.

All in all, it’s an lousy determination of fixtures. No one backyard of Palace or Everton will choose to watch this game and if they do watch it, it’ll be due to the fact nothing better is on.

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