What To Do About The League Cup?


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Sp3ktor says:

    Removing the Premiership from the tournament is an interesting idea, but I guess it would become more like the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Removing the Big Four is also tempting but you can imagine the generous sponsors would throw a fit, and certainly the TV companies would expect a discount when it came to renegotiating rights.

  2. Chopper says:

    I’m a Fulham season ticket holder and can assure you I do care about the League cup. I didn’t go to our second round game with Leicester City though. Not many people did – only 7,584 did. We closed one whole stand and from the pictures I’ve seen had another end almost empty. Does that really matter though. In todays credit crunch climate is it really that big a surprise that people cannot afford to go to EVERY game their team plays. I have a wife and two sons and whilst a Fulham season ticket is excellent value compared with most other Premier League sides find it hard to justify to going to many additional games not covered by that initial investment. I’m eleated that we got through to the next round, however lucky we were to do so, and maybe I will go to the next round (if it’s not too far and an affordable price). I won’t be too upset thought if it’s another low crowd. It wasn’t that long ago a crowd of over 7000 would have been a great turnout for Fulham and who really hurts if there’s not a packed stadium? The club maybe doesn’t make so much money and it’s possibly harder for the team to put in a top class performance but it’s really not the end of the world – is it? I’m happy that the League Cup continues just as it is, because winning it IS important and an attempt to remove the bigger clubs from it would devalue the competition much more than a few low attendances.

  3. Allan Moore says:

    Im not too sure that the English League Cup had that much stature, compared to the Scottish equivilant. then again in the heyday of the Scottish League Cup (when it was sponsered by Skol Lager), it was a competetition which was completed over a short space of time with a couple of rounds in August, Quarter Finals and Semi Finals in September and the final about the time the clocks went back.

    The expansion of European Football has diminished from this, as i suspect it has from your competition…

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