Eddie Howe's Bournemouth were dumped out of the FA Cup by Millwall after fielding a weak side
But football has evolved and as we approach fourth round weekend, the FA Cup is now the poor relation of the footballing world where once it was the stand alone trophy that everyone wanted to win.
The reason is straightforward: the rewards are so great in the Premier League, the riches are beyond belief to stay there, or even get there, that the FA Cup is not a priority anymore.
If a team wins the FA Cup, they earn £1.8million but each club gets £2m per place they finish in the Premier League, so if three points can make a difference to where you end up in table, it is more valuable than winning what was such a prestigious trophy.
I'm afraid it is a no brainer as far as the financial side is concerned. And that is where we are at.
Jason Cundy reckons the FA Cup would be more important to teams if the prize money increased
I don't blame managers for resting players, including Eddie Howe, whose Bournemouth side lost 3-0 at Millwall in the last round.
If Bournemouth stay in the Premier League and are mid-table, which is unbelievable, no one will be thinking about the Millwall defeat.
But as we live in a world where money dominates, there are surely enough funds at the FA if they really want this tournament to be taken seriously again.
If they made the prize to win the cup between £15m-£20m, you would see a lot of teams – including the likes of Bournemouth as this is a huge amount to them – take it a little bit more seriously.
Look at this weekend. Chelsea have been on such a great run, they face Brentford in a West London derby, but we have Liverpool and Arsenal coming up.
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Give me those any day of the week.
It is a big day out for the Brentford fans and in the last round for the Peterborough fans and I fully understand that. There is a chance of a scalp. There will probably be one this weekend and it might be at Stamford Bridge because Chelsea will rest players due to those two massive games ahead.
If they beat Liverpool and Arsenal, you can argue that Chelsea have one hand on the Premier League trophy.
I would sacrifice that FA Cup spot to beat those two teams and that is me as an ex-player and a fan – and I am not alone.
There are fans who will agree and disagree. It is a great talking point.
And if you look at the winners of the FA Cup since the Premier League started, you do not get that many Wigans and Portsmouths. Chelsea have won it, Arsenal have won it, Manchester United have won it. I could go on.
Cundy likes the idea of making the FA Cup a midweek competition that is played under lights
When it really matters, when we get to quarter-finals and semi-finals, you watch those big teams, they will take it seriously then.
But we have to accept that the early rounds are not what they were.
It can be misleading to say big teams are not serious. It is a squad game and when are these players going to play if they don't in the early rounds?
How do we solve it? I like the idea of it being a midweek competition, putting it under lights.
It would give the FA Cup a lift, create a new atmosphere because look at how the League Cup has managed to regain some of its spark.
But we have to forget the past. We have to accept it is a bygone era and football has changed so much.
Jason Cundy presents the Sportsbar with Andy Goldstein on TalkSport weekday nights at 10pm and is a presenter on Chelsea TV.