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Silkmen spirit shows why Cup still matters

January 27, 2013
By John Brewin, Moss Rose
Those who talk of the FA Cup's faded cachet have forgotten the competition's continuing ability to bestow heroism on the usually obscure. In a game of ever-greater divides between rich and poor, it still has the capability of lifting the mood of a sleepy town fallen on hard times. While Premier League managers often treat it as an unwanted distraction, and rotate accordingly, bosses and managers from the lower reaches can be playing the games of their lives. A cup draw's random factor throws up tales ...

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