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The League Cup has had more sponsors than some people have had sexual partners and when it moves on from Carabao you get the feeling the cup won't be talking about this ex again. The latest news is more farce!
Football League Cup, Milk Cup, Littlewoods Challenge Cup, Rumbelows Cup, Coca-Cola Cup, Worthington Cup, Carling Cup, Capital One Cup, EFL Cup and now Carabao Cup, whatever you call it the League Cup is only the second most important cup competition is England.
Sure in the last 15 years it's only been won by three teams not inside today's 'top six', when Middlesbrough, Birmingham City and Swansea City got their hands on it, but it still has most teams resting their biggest players especially in the early rounds.
Swansea vs Bradford certainly wasn't the Wembley final anyone was expecting in 2013. Image: PA
This season the competition somehow feels even more irrelevant with a sponsor no one had ever heard of until the announcement. East Asian Red Bull wannabe Carabao.
The draw for the first round confused everyone as there was no sound on the live broadcast and Charlton were named twice. The draw for round two didn't get much better with confusion over home and away teams but the draw for the third round is set to take place at 4.15 am UK time!!
It's all so the tv audiences in the Far East can watch at a broadcastable hour but that's hardly good for the fans of the clubs, especially for those teams being added in the third round who are involved in European competitions.
Fans clearly aren't enamoured by the idea:
Carabao Cup draws so far:- Coral (@Coral) August 21, 2017
R1: In Thailand, has Charlton playing two teams
R2: John Solako, home/away debacle.
R3: China, 4:15am UK time. pic.twitter.com/epfm9n8c5f
The 3rd round draw for the Carabao Cup will take place in Beijing at 11:25am...- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 21, 2017
THATS FOUR F*CKING TWENTY FIVE AM IN THE UK:rage::rage::rage: pic.twitter.com/rnV0fk2iA0
I'm sure the Chinese fans of Accrington Stanley, Burnley and Newport County will be delighted the Carabao Cup draw is 11:15 their time- Jack Prentice (@JPrentice8) August 21, 2017
Smart idea by the EFL to hold the Carabao Cup draw at 4.15am, gives them a good couple of hours to fix all the errors before anyone notices.- Chris Flanagan (@CFlanaganFFT) August 21, 2017
The Carabao Cup 3rd round draw is being done in China at 4:15 AM on Thursday.- HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 21, 2017
Everything about that above sentence feels deeply wrong.
Absolute joke how to devalue the cup even more. This is for English clubs or did you forget- Richard Taylor :checkered_flag: (@RichardTaylor__) August 21, 2017
Anyone staying up for it?!
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