My math is a bit hazy here, but I can guarantee that there are at least 36 different possible combinations of teams for the 6th round of the FA Cup. Do you see why this is unhelpful to anybody at all? Something like this makes sense in a bracketed tournament with pre-selected locations. As a host, your job won't change regardless of who's playing. But in a tournament played at each team's home site? This is ridiculous.
We waited approximately 3 weeks to find out who we would play in the 5th round. And before we can hardly accept the fact that it will be Manchester City, the FA have forced us to look forward to yet another away match. My love for the FA Cup is documented. I think it's one of the greatest tournaments on Earth. However, I can't help but think the organization behind it is incredibly stupid. I don't understand how the FA can (seemingly) do so well when there are hundreds of teams, but give us a Choose Your Own Adventure when there are fewer than sixteen.