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What Would Be Your Dream Cup Final, And Why?


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There’s something magical about a Cup Final. On any given day, any team can win even if it’s a David against Goliath. The nerves are tensing, the butterflies are racing and the sweaty palms are in full bloom. Then you have the atmosphere at the stadium, the team colors flying and waving in the ground and the sheer noise of tens of thousands of supporters screaming blue murder.

But what, for you, would be your dream Cup Final? Which match between two opponents would you love to see and in which tournament? A potential Champions League Final featuring your team against a hated opponent? A FA Cup Final? Or a Playoff Final to qualify for the Premier League? You name it. Think about it and share your best answer in the comments section below.

For me, it would have to be my team Swansea City against Cardiff City in the Championship Play-Off Final this May at Wembley. The winner would be in the Premier League this season. The loser would have to start all over again next season.

Even though this would be a dream final for me, I would probably hate it. I would hate the prospect of my team losing. I would hate the emotional rollercoaster the game would put me through. And I would hate the wishing… the wishing to see the ball float into the net from a free kick when I have no influence or control of what was going to happen.

At the same time, that hate would morph into sheer ecstasy if and when Swansea would beat our hated rivals at Wembley. But the nerves would be too much for me. I would much prefer to see Swansea qualify in second place and remove the pressure of what a Cup Final entails.

Share your story of what your dream Cup Final would be in the comments section below. I look forward to reading your stories.

Thanks to Jesse Chula for the story idea.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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