League Cup 2019/20 (Semi Finals)

DEVO

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If it's about money then they should just give way more prize money for advancing through the FA cup rounds. Raise the profile of that cup and make it way more important than it is at the moment.
To get rid of it is stupid, it hasn't been going for nearly as long as the FA Cup, but it still has a 60 year history and is an important and celebrated trophy for all those who aren't named Arsene Wenger.
 

RossFC

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To get rid of it is stupid, it hasn't been going for nearly as long as the FA Cup, but it still has a 60 year history and is an important and celebrated trophy for all those who aren't named Arsene Wenger.
I still think there is a bit of a dilution in recent times with all these cup comps, especially with U21s teams being in the EFL Trophy now too.
 

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DEVO

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I still think there is a bit of a dilution in recent times with all these cup comps, especially with U21s teams being in the EFL Trophy now too.
The EFL Trophy is something totally different, it was a great little competition for the lower football leagues (League One and Two) that gave the clubs extra avenues to boost their revenue, especially if they are eliminated from the two primary cups before the big clubs join, and at the end of the comp there is a game at Wembley which is always a big thing for the supporters. It has been totally ruined by addition of the U21 teams and supporters from the lower league clubs are boycotting the competition in droves and is now costing the smaller teams money. The need to remove the U21 teams as soon as possible as it's fast tracking the demise of a number of smaller clubs.
 

chef

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We've got Macclesfield or Grimsby at home. Nice, should give us a chance to play even more kids.
 

ossie_21

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EFL Cup third round draw in full:
  • Wolves v Reading
  • Oxford United v West Ham
  • Watford v Swansea City
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Aston Villa
  • Sheffield United v Sunderland
  • Colchester United v Tottenham
  • Portsmouth v Southampton
  • Burton Albion v Bournemouth
  • Preston North End v Manchester City
  • MK Dons v Liverpool
  • Manchester United v Rochdale
  • Luton Town v Leicester City
  • Chelsea v Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Everton
  • Arsenal v Nottingham Forest
  • Crawley v Stoke City
 

Bradesmaen

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EFL Cup third round draw in full:
  • Wolves v Reading
  • Oxford United v West Ham
  • Watford v Swansea City
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Aston Villa
  • Sheffield United v Sunderland
  • Colchester United v Tottenham
  • Portsmouth v Southampton
  • Burton Albion v Bournemouth
  • Preston North End v Manchester City
  • MK Dons v Liverpool
  • Manchester United v Rochdale
  • Luton Town v Leicester City
  • Chelsea v Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Everton
  • Arsenal v Nottingham Forest
  • Crawley v Stoke City
Only 3 League 2 teams left.
 

Easty

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Very surprised we (Leicester) fielded basically our strongest 11 (Morgan/Fuchs aside). Hopefully some of the 2nds at least get a run against Luton.
 

CazC30

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Very surprised we (Leicester) fielded basically our strongest 11 (Morgan/Fuchs aside). Hopefully some of the 2nds at least get a run against Luton.
Even your best wont save you at kenilworth Road ha ha ha ha... Only joking, Leicester are strong this year I hope you guys play James Justin as he is a very fast attacking fullback
 

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moomba

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Fairly comfortable so far.

Harwood-Bellis and Garcia at centre half is the most intriguing thing about the match so far. Both doing well.
 

charcoalchicken

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What's going on with spurs? Really when you look at it there form isn't much better than arsenals, utd's chelsea's etc.

Can't break down a league 2 side is pretty shocking
 

Thomas9

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Some fascinating results overnight. Talk about the renowned magic of the League Cup.
 

Bradesmaen

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DCL scored 2 - Championship side so expected for the crab ;) Had a chance with a free header to score 3 and put it straight down the throat of the keeper.. now that is standard DCL. I'm not excited however at the fact that Sheff Wed had more shots on goal than us. We just don't seem to be able to step on the gas and it's getting worrying with no midfield creativity. Almost like Zidane's 5-0-5 we have a 6-0-4.
 

chef

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Sounds like the youf revolution continues for us tonight with CB Guehi set to start and 17 year old LB Ian Maatsen a chance to come in and replace the injured Emerson.
 

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