The FA Cup has provided football fans with countless, everlasting memories over the years. Once a tournament which carried so much clout and importance, slowly as the season's have passed by it has turned into an unwanted distraction for teams who have decided to focus on different season objectives over obtaining the trophy.
The world's oldest cup competition was for years viewed as a massive achievement for sides who progressed in it; not just for the bigger teams participating from the Premier League/First Division, but also for the smaller clubs battling it out to try and cause an upset.
These days though, the Premier League's bigger sides are solely focussed on either a title challenge or ensuring they obtain a top four finish to gain entry into the Champions League the following season, while the first tier's smaller clubs put all their efforts into staying in the top flight and avoiding relegation.
This is of course an understandable tactic for sides who find themselves in the aforementioned positions, however why are teams who are safe from the drop come January and nowhere near the top six still not bothered with a decent cup run and possible day out at Wembley for their fans? It's baffling and insulting to the competition as a whole.