Originally posted by Harry_H0rnet
Cup final day is here. Through these crazy days and the money filled game does this still hold the same magic?
What are your earliest memories of a day full of crazy football coverage? Cameras at team hotels? Players being interviewed from their bedroom windows? Local shops having window displays, rossets and good luck signs up? The whole town talking about nothing else for weeks? Journeys to Wembley on train, coach and even helicopter being filmed and broadcast? The colour, sound and twin towers?
For me the day is still important as it brings my youth back to recall the nostalgia, innocence and magic of a game for everyone who can dream of a day out at the cup final. The only day of the year I was allowed to watch the football on TV when I came home from my Saturday morning game until the trophy was lifted. I would pick a side as my team never quite made it until 1984, when the toffees got us all stuck up. But the whole day is still crystal clear and I still have the flag.
For me the day is the celebration of the game and the eternal optimism of the fans. I hope we have a goal filled game, I always hope for that, and that the wonderful game can be the winner again.
Yes the cup used to be so important before it got ruined by money. I think the winner should get champions League football. That would bring back the importance and it should be more valuable than finishing 4th in the league. It would also give smaller teams hope of making the champions League. I think my first memory was Everton v Liverpool. I remember watching Coventry city beating Tottenham.