Man City coach Kidd fears for FA Cup future

Manchester City coach Brian Kidd admits concerns the FA Cup is on the way out. City face Notts County today. "It is up to the powers that be to see if they can do something," he said.

Manchester City coach Brian Kidd admits concerns the FA Cup is on the way out.

City face Notts County today.

"It is up to the powers that be to see if they can do something," he said.

"The FA Cup was a fantastic occasion. People say you are old fashioned and times have changed but it was a memorable day.

"Every supporter in the land watched the FA Cup final. It wasn't just if your team was there. You had the brass band, the singing, the white suits. It was fantastic. I suppose the modern ones don't want that now do they?"

Certainly club chief executives are not keen on sacrificing their league places given the money that is accrued through Premier League status.

"If I am honest, it has a bit to do," said Kidd, when asked if the FA Cup could recapture former glories.

"Football has changed dramatically. Clubs who are not fortunate enough to have strength in depth want to stop in the league because of what goes with it.

"The FA Cup has been diluted a little bit."

That is not to say City are ignoring it.

 
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