APP OF THE DAY: The FA Cup with Budweiser - Man of the Match
Today's AOTD is a dedication to the romance of FA Cup 3rd round day. Memories of Ronnie Radford blasting one in on the mud, Micky Thomas defying the league table to sink the Gunners and Sutton United beating Coventry, when Coventry were actually decent.
And those Brazilians, you know? Circa 1970? Broke the mould. Theory out the window. Free expression of football. Uncategorisable. Is that a word? It is now! You know? Far cry from small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Rush goalie. Two at the back, three in the middle, four up front, one's gone home for his tea. Beans on toast? Possibly, don't quote me on that. Marvellous.
The FA Cup with Budweiser - Man of the Match
There's not really all that much to today's App of the Day if we're honest. But, within its simplicity lies its brilliance. This is a real-time interactive football app that allows you to keep your attention focused where it is most needed; with the action going on within the white lines of the pitch.
During every round of the world's most famous knock-out club competition, you'll be able to check the draw, keep up with the live scores, take a look at the stats to see how your team is getting on and, and this is the app's USP, vote for who you think should be awarded Man of the Match.
You can even grab yourself some free tickets should you choose the top player correctly.
Additionally, there is some AR action going on, courtesy of Aurasma - at least we think there is. All we could find was the standard Aurasma AR portal and no real link to Budweiser or the FA Cup action. So you may as well give this a miss for now. Stick to the footie action, that's what it's good at.
It's free and it's out now. Now, altogether now: "Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be. We're going to Wembley. Que sera, sera..."