Yeovil Town have confirmed they are ready to act against a decision to axe replays from the FA Cup from the competition’s decision.

The Football Association and the collection of world football’s richest clubs, also known as the Premier League, announced on Thursday they were making sweeping changes to the sport’s most famous cup competition.

In the 24 hours which have followed, clubs up and down the country have hit out at the lack of consultation about the moves – except for with the rich ones, of course. On Friday, the FA issued a statement insisting they did consult and thousands of other clubs and associations just missed it. 

The Glovers confirmed they only learned of the decision on Thursday.

In a statement issued on Friday, the club said: “On 18th April 2024, the Club first learned of the decision to remove the provision of replayed fixtures in the FA Cup.

Yeovil Town Football Club is renowned for its giant-killings in the FA Cup and has a rich history in the competition. Part of the magic of the competition comes from these replays.

FA Cup replays are also of vital financial importance to non-league clubs. The decision appears to have been taken without any consideration for non-league clubs and without consultation, based on the further statement made on April 19.

We are considering what steps to take and will liaise with other clubs as to the appropriate way forward.”


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Goal Lover
1 month ago

Probably the fair thing to do would be for the Premier League or FA to compensate lower league clubs for lost income from FA Cup replays.

Mick
1 month ago

Crikey, YTFC are considering what steps to take!!! I bet that the FA are quaking in their boots, get real. We all know that money, premier league, counts.

Goal Lover
1 month ago

And after seeing the publicity around season tickets and the new badge. The club should release another line of clothing and merchandise featuring the old club badge, so people can still wear that to a game if they choose to.
The new badge is alright, but it’s just harping back to glove making, industry that doesn’t exist anymore in the town. They’ve all gone bust.
Would have been better if they included some element symbolic of current Yeovil industry like helicopter blades. Replacing one irrelevant club badge with another one.