It's basically City / Liverpool / Chelsea reserves and U23s playing whoever.
The 'magic' of the cup has been missing since so called bigger teams simply don't care. Especially if still in Europe. Then you've got prem sides who have a genuine chance crashing out because getting to 40 points is more important. It winds me up
The only 'magic' that I like is knowing a lower league club can get a great payday. Especially if away at a big ground. I mean it's not like the 'big 6' need the TV money.
The only thing duller than watching the same 6 prem teams every week is an all championship tie. They are even worse.
I personally thought spurs was a highlight of last season. The occasion / atmosphere and team and fan togetherness. Funny how things changed so quickly.
Oh and I'm of an age that I still remember watching Boro play those games against Everton. That was the FA glory days... Holgate and the smell of bovril and urine