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    Another trophy in store for Man City? Carabao Cup 2019-20

    THIS IS NOT A PARODY. REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A PARODY.


    https://www.efl.com/news/2019/june/2...edium=referral



    Often unique and unpredictable, the Carabao Cup continues to fly the competition’s flag across the globe as teams discover their fate in draws held worldwide. From Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, the 2019/20 Round One draw now stops at a popular London supermarket chain.

    Live from Morrisons, Colindale at 7pm on Thursday 20 June, the draw will take place within a short distance from Wembley Stadium – the home of the Carabao Cup Final. Conducted by two former EFL Cup winners, supporters will be able to engage with the competition as they go about their daily routine… A true modern-day supermarket sweep!

    Drawing the 70 balls from the hat will be footballing legend, John Barnes and Arsenal fan favourite, Ray Parlour as they select the 35 fixtures for Round One, which includes EFL Clubs from Carlisle all the way down to Plymouth and features EFL Cup debutants Salford City.

    Fans will be able to watch the draw live in store and also tune in to the Carabao Cup Facebook page, with live text updates on EFL Twitter and EFL.com.

    John Barnes commented: “I’m delighted to be involved in the Carabao Cup Round One draw this season, it’s a fantastic competition and Round One is always a great occasion for fans of EFL Clubs. They get an early glimpse of their summer signings and can be a good opportunity for families to get together and watch their local team thanks to how accessible the Cup is.”

    On the Carabao Cup, Ray Parlour said: “I always enjoy watching the Carabao Cup so it’s great to be involved in the Round One draw. Hosting the draw in a supermarket as fans go about their daily lives provides them with a great opportunity to engage with the competition and I can’t wait to see who will be crowned Carabao Cup winners this season.”

    The 2018/19 Carabao Cup competition culminated in the showpiece final held at Wembley Stadium in February. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City battled with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in a tight contest, in which Raheem Sterling scored the decisive penalty to see City crowned winners for a second consecutive season.

    70 EFL Clubs will feature in the Round One draw which will see teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, as in 2018.

    Matches are scheduled to take place week commencing 12 August.

    Huddersfield Town will be included, while fellow Championship newcomers Cardiff City and Fulham join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League Clubs that are not competing in Europe.

    #2
    Not surprised to see Parlour getting involved. He loves a supermarket. Though mainly for the purpose of buying Alan Brazil's booze.

    https://twitter.com/RealRomfordPele/status/1128708166747918337

    https://twitter.com/RealRomfordPele/status/1139178685309837312

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      #3
      That's the Waitrose in Canary Wharf, one of the all time great supermarkets.

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        #4
        Alan Brazil always looks as though he's about to explode. Literally not metaphorically.

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          #5
          Some vintage BDG:

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            #6
            They've missed a trick by not having Clinton Morrison and James Morrison do the draw.

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              #7
              After the hilarious cock-ups they made last season at being able to pull numbered balls out of a bag I'm actually surprised Morrison's want to go near this. Their marketing manager must already be having sleepless nights about Ray Parlour announcing that Bolton are variously away at Exeter and at home to both Port Vale and Crawley.

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                #8
                Fewer reasons to shop at Morrisons.

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                  #9
                  I'm really glad Kevin said it wasn't a parody because it's chuffing ludicrous.

                  Unless he's double bluffing us like an evil genius.

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                    #10
                    Just part of the wonderful legacy of Shaun Harvey.

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                      #11
                      Balls!



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                        #12
                        Is it not seeded again? That was the one redeeming feature about the first round of this cup, knowing you'd be likely to pull a Championship team and not Colchester or Southend (we will get one of these two teams).

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                          #13
                          No seeding

                          Regionalisation only for the first round

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                            #14
                            I think they have trouble getting four sensible pots if they do North, South and seeded, unseeded. Given that they struggle to work out which teams have come out the bag in what order sometimes, perhaps that's not a surprise.

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                              #15
                              Shrewsbury always get dumped in the northern pot so no chance of a game near me. Boo.

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                                #16
                                Mind you, Newport v Swansea would be fun

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                                  #17
                                  Salford v Leeds!

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                                    #18
                                    Oh shit. Wimbledon v Franchise.

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                                      #19
                                      Ipswich go to Luton looking to cause an upset.

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                                        #20
                                        For fuck's sake!

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                                          #21
                                          Be sure to subscribe from August



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                                            #22
                                            Salford v Leeds sounds like a Rugby League game.

                                            Scunthorpe get a plum draw, home to Frank Lampard's Derby County*. We beat them on pens at their place a couple of years ago** after a 5-5 draw.

                                            * come August they may be just "Derby County".
                                            ** it was actually 7 years ago

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