Welcome to this weeks edition of Talking Points. After last week's discussion on getting rid of managers, this week we move on to getting rid of competitions.
This weekend will see the final of the EFL Cup (aka Carabao Cup/League Cup) as Manchester City face Chelsea at Wembley. This will see the two teams battle to win the first trophy of the season and guarantee themselves a place in European football next season. Despite this European prize some clubs still don't value the competition. The competition is also unpopular with some supporters with debate around scrapping it frequently in the media.
The Football League Cup was first launched in 1960 with Aston Villa winning the first title. Currently all the 92 sides in the Football League enter the competition with sides in European competitions getting a bye to later rounds. Over the years the competition has had multiple sponsors meaning every generation of supporter refers to this competition by a different name. The full list of former names has been Football League Cup, Milk Cup, Littlewoods Challenge Cup, Rumbelows Cup, Coca-Cola Cup, Worthington Cup, Carling Cup, Capital One Cup, EFL Cup and currently the Carabao Cup. Initially the winners only received a trophy for winning but starting with the 1967/68 competition the winners of the League Cup qualified for the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League).
What do you think of the League Cup? Is it one cup too many? Do you think all countries should only have one domestic cup? Should it lose it's Europa League spot? Debate your views on this competition below in this edition of Talking Points.
Previous Talking Points:
#1 Should FA Cup Replays Be Scrapped?
#2 To VAR or not to VAR?"
#3 When's The Right Time To Sack a Manager
#4 One Cup Too Many?
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Talking Points #4 - One Cup Too Many? 18 votes
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