The Third Round kicks off today.
Carra wrote in the Daily Mail: "The Barclays Premier League has become the be-all and end-all; such is the intensity of the competition and the excitement generated, every Saturday feels like third-round weekend once did.
"That competition dominates to such an extent that if you ask fans now which they would prefer - to win the FA Cup or finish in the top four - the vast majority would pick the latter.
"I understand the finances involved, but isn't football all about savouring the magical days when you get to celebrate a piece of silverware?
"As a fan, I'd rather be in Wigan's situation of last season. Those supporters will have memories to take to the grave. Nobody remembers mid-table mediocrity."
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