Its true, FA Cup is now way down pecking order.
And as noted above neutral ground for semi final was way better.
Its the same in scotland, the have semi finals at hampden, its half empty most times. I went with Motherwell couple of years ago, we took a good crowd, but we can never get anywhere near celtic or rangers for crowds, so why not have it at a smaller ground that we both can fill.
They make teams from Aberdeen & Edinburgh come to glasgow for a 12pm KO or something. fuk me the fans have to leave home at like 6am or something, and no chance of getting to a pub before game. they dont care about match going fans, only getting more games on TV.