Club Statement – FA Cup Replays

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Following yesterdays announcement from the FA regarding FA Cup Replays, the club would like to issue the following statement:

“Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC fully condemns the decision to scrap Emirates FA Cup replays from the 2024/25 season.

The Emirates FA Cup is the greatest cup competition in the world and in our view, to impose this decision devalues it and disrespects all teams that enter into the competition.

It is also illuminating that the FA and the Premier League imposed this decision without consulting any other relevant parties.

We hope that the FA and the Premier League hold meaningful discussions with all impacted clubs from below the Premier League, and we appeal to them to retract their decision.”