It's that time of year. The sheer overwhelming excitement of the FA Cup Third Round where the minnows slay giants left, right and centre, are immortalized forever and remain in the lower levels of the pyramid in perpetuity and out of pocket. No matter what sides the so called big clubs put out one can with confidence predict that the finalists for the showpiece event whenever that is will not be us or indeed any side outside of the super six clubs who seem intent as they have been over the last three decades of controlling the domestic game for their sole benefit. This applies to Newton Heath. I am sure the original founders of the club would be horrified to see their game turned into the soulless, corporate, dull affair it has become. Little to do with sport everything to do with finance. No longer can a club with a clever manager or tactics win anything or establish a cycle of dominance. Clubs are now limited to glass ceilings. Even former giants of the game are subservient to the whims of the Super Six. From losing their star player(s), to having their academies raided while the smaller clubs do not even have the luxury of having money pouring in from a replay. The super six as journalists call them but should be called the scummy six have done everything they can to denigrate what used to be a wonderful tournament. Despite continual moans about playing too many games that do not apply to flying out to all corners of the globe to collect cash boxes, the enormous squads these clubs wield with impunity (any legislation attempting to curb the power of these teams is continually mocked and derided by the lawyers employed at these entities) means we have no chance next week. Defeatism ? Pragmatism ? The playing field is so biased and tilted in favour of these teams and their plastic fans and flags (so no long queues on the motorways north or so called fans of this team wondering who Bill Foulkes was with a tepid minutes applause) one has to ask the question what is the point ? Our sole aim is to try somehow despite the shambles on and off the pitch to get promoted. I for one would happily field the under twenty three side. Stuff the regulations. Get Pedro and Perica fit. Zinckernagel integrated into the side, find a new centre forward and midfielder and for the love of God get Deeney and Gray out of the door. Break up the cabal. One member is gone the others need to go as well. Boringly predictable. Note how the occupants of the Emptyhad have suddenly become a force in the game solely down to petrodollars. What a wonderful sport it is. 2010–11 Manchester City 1–0 Stoke City 2011–12 Chelsea 2–1 Liverpool 2012–13 Wigan Athletic 1–0 Manchester City 2014–15 Arsenal 4–0 Aston Villa 2015–16 Newton Heath 2–1 * Crystal Palace 2016–17 Arsenal 2–1 Chelsea 2017–18 Chelsea 1–0 Newton Heath 2018–19 Manchester City 6–0 Watford 2019–20 Arsenal 2–1 Chelsea Opposition forum: https://www.redcafe.net/ A masterclass in entitlement, parochialism, self righteousness and lack of self awareness like their cousins at Bluemoon, RAWK, Goonermania, TheFightingCock and Chavsea.