Is the FA Cup losing its magic?

ELEVEN non-league sides remain in the FA Cup as the 2nd round begins later tonight.

Solihull Moors host Blackpool live in front of the BBC Two cameras.

With one tie being an all non-league fixture there is a guarantee of at least one side being in the hat with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

Though, there are debates that the competition is starting to lose its value to those at the top of the English pyramid.

“I think it has lost a bit of magic, but not all of it,” said John Cross, Chief Football Writer at the Daily Mirror.

“Teams tend to not care as much as they will rest players rounds 3 through 5 or 6, but when it comes to the final they will obviously put out a full strength side.”

One measure the FA have taken this season is to double the prize money available for winning a tie.

Woking sit top of the 6th tier of English football and face a trip to Swindon Town on Sunday.

“It is absolutely massive for the club, the money and the potential of a Chelsea or United is huge for us,” explains Woking boss Alan Dowson.

£54,000 worth of prize money is on offer for a victory this weekend.