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Prem clubs may not care about FA Cup but super kids Idah and Jones had day they will never forget – The Sun
January 5, 2020
THERE is no doubt that the FA Cup has lost some of its shine.
We can pretend all we like that it is still as big as it was in the 60s and 70s but the truth is that the Premier League is more important than ever, whether it’s about winning the title, getting in the top four or avoiding relegation.
The stakes are just too high for owners to not make it the priority.
If someone had told me I was being rested for a third-round tie when I played I would have been banging loudly on the manager’s door and would not have taken it well.
But nowadays the star players often sit it out.
It is just a reality of how football has moved on.
In the Championship too, promotion and avoiding relegation has a higher priority than an unlikely Wembley appearance so star players are benched.
The fans aren’t daft, they know what’s going on, which is why crowds were down for nearly every team over the weekend.
However there is a flip side — we get to see the best emerging talent in proper competitive action and some youngsters have produced performances which could be the defining moments in kick- starting their careers.
Take Adam Idah. The 18-year-old’s hat-trick for Norwich at Preston was the stuff of dreams.
It is a day he will never forget and he will be on cloud nine, but now the hard work really starts.
He’s put pressure on himself but it is a good pressure and something he should revel in.