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Can the Kop win the Cup?

Spurs are in free fall, Drogba's still lethal and Carroll rose to an occasion

Updated: April 16, 2012, 3:49 PM ET
By David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

I've never been particularly besotted with the so-called "romance" of the FA Cup, even back in the Pleistocene Epoch when Arsenal occasionally won one of them. Nevertheless, my cold, Gooner-encrusted heart felt a small twinge of joy this past weekend for Liverpool and Chelsea after they earned the right to wear bespoke suits and striped ties to Wembley again in three weeks.

Of course, I'm in a position (third place in the Premier League) to show a little noblesse oblige toward the ...

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