FA introduce fourth substitution rule in latter rounds of FA Cup

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The Football Association have today introduced a new rule which could either, depending on your outlook, improve or harm the latter rounds of this season’s FA Cup.

In the sixth round, the semi-finals and the final itself, managers will be permitted to make a fourth substitution in extra time.

But how has the change gone down with your average football fan?


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Well, it’s safe to say there’s been a mixed reaction.

Some fans on Twitter can see the benefit of such a change, while others fear this is yet another example of those in power messing about with the beautiful game.

Fans react well to rule change

However, there are more fans (on Twitter, at least) against the change...

Fans react badly to rule change

This rule should improve the improve the game

Whatever the change, there will always be opposition.

Football fans might not like the sound of this particular idea, but it will surely improve the quality of the spectacle.

Extra-time can sometimes be a slugfest when players are tired, but this new rule will ensure - if the managers see fit - that at least one player on each 11 will be fresh for the 30 minutes of additional time.

Is this new rule change a good thing? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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