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Fans hit out at the Football Association with revelation made in FA Cup details

Fans have took to hit out at the Football Association with a revelation made in the cup draw details announced on Friday afternoon.

A total of 732 clubs will enter the Emirates FA Cup for the 2022-23 season, which will kick-off on Saturday the 6th August with the extra preliminary round.

The FA confirm the final list of accepted clubs for the campaign as well as the round dates, list of round exemptions and the 2022-23 prize fund.

Key dates for the diary include the Cup Final at Wembley Stadium connected by EE being held on Saturday the 3rd of June 2023, while the third round proper will take place across the weekend of Saturday the 7th of January 2023.

The total prize fund for next season will total over £19m in payments to clubs and made to the winners and losers at all stages of the qualifying rounds, but payments will only be made to the winners from the first round proper through to the quarter-final. The winners and losers will each receive a payment in the semi-final and Final.

Replays will be mandatory in all rounds of the qualifying competition and the competition proper from the first round proper up to and including the fourth round proper.

Fans have hit out at the Football Association with the prize fund revelation made in the FA Cup details.

The 2022/23 FA Cup prize fund compared to last season:


@NonLeagueCrowd: So not a single increase for the vast majority of clubs participating in the Qualifying Rounds with increases only coming in from the First Round onwards so benefiting the ‘elite 92’ rather than the vast majority of #NonLeague entrants. Talk about looking after the elite!!

@NonLeagueCrowd: Surely the £1m paid to losing semi-finalists and the £1m paid to the losing finalist could be significantly reduced and redistributed to the vast majority of #nonleague entrants who participate in the Qualifying Rounds – fund the lowest levels of our game and not just the elite!!

@yeovil87: So looking at prise fund no change until reach first round proper when there be an increase from last year. Surely the teams in the early rounds could have done with the increase in funds aswell?

@fishysparks: Ah the magic of the FA Cup let’s keep the non league payments the same and increase the rounds where football league teams come in

@iandwd: So just an increase for the pro clubs then?!

@neilhay3s: Doesn’t really trickle the wealth to where it’s really needed . It’s a very poor decision to over reward premier teams who don’t need it at the expense of those who do at grassroots level.

@danieljclarke: Lots of increases for the football league sides. None for the early rounds. Bizarre.

@christof88: Classic from The FA, who themselves clearly dont think their own tournament starts until the 1st round proper 🙄

@peterbellamy: The prize fund for the FA Cup this season. 👀 Increases in the prize fund from round one onwards compared to last season, but the qualifying rounds are the same. The 1/4 final winners actually get £950,000, semi-final winners £1.5M & winners £1M in real terms,

@MainStreetMatt: So glad they’re looking after those in the later rounds of the cup! Must really need that cash!! 🙄 Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the reduction due to COVID kneecapping the game? Surely this is no longer the case?

@LewisLathey: Criminal how this isnt split more to those in the qualifying rounds and non league football, funny where the increases in prize money are…

@Tom__WD: Does seem a bit off no increase for the qualifying rounds… I’d have increased money for the qualifiers and then rounds 1-5 as that would benefit non league clubs and league 2&1 clubs who go on a bit of run.Increasing the last few rounds only stands to benefit the PL elite

@willhunter03: let’s look after the football league sides again!! absolutely criminal

@neilhay3s: Wondered what you think of this @OllieHolt22? In my view, awful they give the bulk of prize money to teams who are among the richest in the World instead of having a lasting legacy of giving the money to grassroots clubs and down the pyramid to all levels to make a difference.

@pottersbarn: FA….. not looking after the small clubs.

@CarlKnox_20: Looking after those at the top as always

@Matt_Severn: The FA is paying the top 4 sides finishing in the #facup a collective extra £600k. That money would be far more meaningfully distributed amongst the hundreds of preliminary round clubs

@gonif69: Typical FA. F*ck All extra for the ‘minnows’ and most of the extra money for the sharks.

@Grezza17: What a joke, more money for the top teams, goes to show where the FAs priorities lie !!

@leenewell1: Clear that priorities are on funding those higher up the pyramid! FA more bothered about EFL sides taking cup more seriously as some have fielded weakened sides. Feels wrong though with those at the bottom not getting more when they will likely be struggling with rising costs.

@RossArnold93: ‘The magic of the cup’

@RedBlueAndy: FA crooks

@TheBoroWalk: Absolute snakes at the top of the game. Imagine only increasing the prize money after the qualifying rounds. Shameful.

@ACTaylor96: More money for the clubs that need it the least. Laughable.

@albanianstokie: Rich get richer. Poor prize money all around for a premier class competition. Surely if the prize money was much higher, big clubs would take it more seriously?

@mevans_11: A sign of the times 😔

@mattglew: This just sums up modern day football. Increase the prize pot… for all the big teams. Ridiculous.

@kamanityrese: Amidst a cost of living and inflation crisis, the FA could’ve seriously helped non league clubs by raising prize money in the FA cup prelims, Trophy and Vase but no – only raise money for the pros that don’t necessarily need it

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