United's TV Cup Coverage Runneth over and over Again
Tongue, Steve, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
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It was no surprise that Manchester United's game against Fulham yesterday was live on television. Remarkably, every one of United's past 38 FA Cup ties has been. The last one not to have been shown live was at home to Exeter City in the third round eight years ago, when the broadcasters must have cursed as the non-Leaguers achieved a heroic 0-0 draw. So the replay (a 2-0 United win) was transmitted, followed by every United tie since, including some very ordinary- looking home matches against teams such as Middlesbrough (2005), Aston Villa and Reading (both 2007). At almost 136,000 per team per game, it's nice work if you can get it; which United clearly …
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