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#1 The Truth Bestower

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

I know a tad belated, however we have missed a lot of debate regarding earlier round draws held in Asia to promote this season's sponsors of the competition 'Carabao', also to broaden English football's spectre even further. Using a competition that is currently, sadly much maligned.

Tonight
Arsenal vs. Norwich City
Bournemouth vs. Middlesbrough
Bristol City vs. Crystal Palace
Leicester City vs. Leeds United
Swansea City vs. Manchester United
Manchester City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tomorrow
Chelsea vs. Everton
Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United
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#2 Bazza`

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Martial and Rashford both starting tonight, rare occurrence that makes our game much more interesting. Tuanzebe and McTominay both starting. Hopefully Lindelof has put the weekend behind him...

 

I wonder how big the sponsorship deal is I can't imagine it's huge, the Carabao Cup sounds stupid.


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#3 The Truth Bestower

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

It does sound stupid, gone are the good ol days of the Coca Cola, Worthingtons and Carling guises.

Just put the game on, rare start for Romero between the sticks for United too. Attendances have generally dipped over the years in this competition, waiting for tomorrow night to check how many attend Wembley, 24,000 last round there vs. Barnsley, about 40,000 i'll have a guess at
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:15 AM

No idea what that was all about. Spurs never looked interested second half. For the more cynical among us, one of those occasions where you do have to wonder


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:47 PM

The quarter final draw was done on Social Media? Not suspicious but the semi finalists will be City, United, Arsenal & Chelsea 


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

One of my close friends is a Bristol City supporter so tempted to make the trip to Ashton Gate depending on ticket prices.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:12 AM

I drink with a Bristol City fan so hopefully my prediction that City will edge that tie with home advantage wont be too far off.

I know it does not have the quantitive history of the FA Cup, or will have the romance of the competition, however it's still romance to see a team, even in the days of the current inflated infrastructure to defeat a advent calendar seller from the Premiership, when they lie as prospective promotion candidates.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:03 PM

I quite like the League Cup from quarter-finals onwards. There's a Christmassy vibe about the quarter-finals, and the two-legged semi-finals are a novelty. Would prefer the final to be on a Saturday but hey, you can't have everything.


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