Honest Question

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  1. arabian_ian

    arabian_ian Well-Known Member

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    I was just checking the BBC website to see what games were on tonight.
    Now I noticed there were a few in the EFL cup which I assume is Old School League Cup.
    Then I also noticed an EFL Trophy with Man C, Man U and Spurs all playing tonight.
    What is this EFL Trophy?
     
  2. matoakwell

    matoakwell Well-Known Member

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    Modern day "John Stones trophy"
     
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    Is it a way of publicising the fixtures without naming the sponsor?
     
  4. arabian_ian

    arabian_ian Well-Known Member

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    So is it the old Johnson’s Paint trophy?
    If so why are the Manchester clubs involved? I thought that was for non prem clubs
     
  5. matoakwell

    matoakwell Well-Known Member

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    It's their under 21 teams.
     
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    leythtyke Well-Known Member

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    EFL obviously thought that trophy competition had peaked when we won it, so completely destroyed it the following season.
     
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    I can't wait for an academy to beat a league 1 or 2 team in the final or there be two academy teams reach the final. It's remaining credibility will be lost completely and it will go back to it's original format or be scrapped.
     
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    winged avenger Well-Known Member

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    Scrap it & bring back the Anglo Scottish cup.
     
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    matoakwell Well-Known Member

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    Rather the Anglo Italian.
     
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    Stephen Dawson Well-Known Member

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    The Anglo Saxon.
     
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    arabian_ian Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean the Texaco Cup?
     
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    leythtyke Well-Known Member

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    Bring back the Zenith Data Systems Cup
     
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    Basically a cup for lower league teams to win as they have little to no chance of winning the FA Cup or the League Cup.

    Except that's not fair on poor little old Champions League qualified sides. So fk you small clubs, we must give Premier League giants a chance to win it with all their under 21s teams.

    (Drip the sarcasm out of my post and it's blank. )
     
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    I liked the old JPT format, even before we won the trophy. Since they introduced the Prem U21 teams, I haven't taken any interest at all.
     
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    I hated the silly kick-off times.
     
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    They opened the trophy (previously only for league 1 and league 2 clubs) to PL "development" teams a few seasons back. I'm not sure if Championship clubs can enter a development team.
     
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    What a great day out that was
     
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    I enjoyed it because our fortunes had upturned in the league and it went from being all our season was about to a bonus. I didn't take it seriously at all and only went because Laura had never been to London before. I remember coming back on the train from St Pancras thinking I hope we make the Play-Offs and win here (Wembley) again.
     
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    Anglo Merkel cup
     
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    Angle Grinder Cup.
     

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