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Sound of Football Podcast 362 - Cup curse dispelled

Back in December, just after the draw for the 3rd round of the FA Cup, we introduced listeners to the Whyteleafe Curse — a run of results that appeared to restore karmic balance to the competition. Last week, a whole bunch of other podcasts finally caught up with the story just in time for Crystal Palace to dispel the curse by beating Tottenham.

With the big names tumbling out of the competition, chances are opening up for the smaller clubs to reach the quarter finals or further. Does the absence of the bigger clubs help or hinder the global appeal of the tournament?

Of course, the conversation inevitably goes down a VAR rabbit hole.

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.

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