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Caraboooooo Cup Draw

You couldn’t make it up.

With 50 teams drawn in round two of the League (Carabao) Cup, there would be only one all Premier League clash. And yes, you’ve guessed it, it involves Newcastle United.

A home tie with Leicester City, no doubt led on the night by Ayoze Perez just for a laugh, will be the site of this years early exit.

You could argue that at least the tie is at home, but quite honestly our only chance of anything like a cup run was always going to be a great deal of luck when it came to pulling out the balls. Ah well.

Don’t take our word for the misfortune, just look at the draw and our long term Cup history, and consider if this particular assessment is anything but fair…

Plymouth v Reading

Crawley v Norwich

Newport v West Ham

Oxford United v Millwall

Watford v Coventry

Swansea v Cambridge United

Cardiff v Luton

Bristol Rovers v Brighton

Crystal Palace v Colchester

Fulham v Southampton

Bournemouth v Forest Green

Southend v MK Dons

QPR v Portsmouth

Crewe v Aston Villa

Lincoln v Everton

Leeds v Stoke

Sheffield United v Blackburn

Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday or Bury

Newcastle United v Leicester

Burton v Morecambe

Burnley v Sunderland

Nottingham Forest v Derby

Grimsby v Macclesfield

Preston v Hull

Rochadale v Carlisle

The stand out tie has to be Forest v Derby of course. And with TV likely to want some lower league giant killing cup magic it's possible we'll be spared our blushes being broadcast of national TV at least.




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