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League Cup

united we stand

Life President
Dec 4, 2008
Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere, I don't recall reading anything see it and think its worthy of its own thread.

Is anyone else worried that the EPL may use getting rid of the League cup as a condition for helping League one and league two clubs?

Lots of people are saying the EPL has loads of money (1.6 billion in 2018) and therefore could easily keep every league 1/2 club going if it wanted to. All the premiership clubs care about is the EPL and the Champions League, and of course pre-season brand building. Even the chairman of UEFA hs said the UK should get rid of the league cup..

To me this is a major deal, football is all about emotions and memories, some of our 'greatest memories' are from the League Cup. Every year we dream of a cup run, and no league cup cuts that change dramatically.

The league cup has been under pressure for some time, but the EPL can not get out of it as it's written into their contract for running the league, but now the EFL is at it weakest point, and I feel that Chairman who fear for their clubs going bust will feel they have no choice but to take whatever offer the EPL makes, and you can be sure that it will be a poor offer. Let's not forget that once the league cup has gone, or has EPL U23 teams in it then it never returns, and our chances of having the opportunity to beat Spurs and Manure again will be significantly reduced