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Carling Cup Semi-Final Draw Announced

carling cup Carling Cup Semi Final Draw AnnouncedThe draw for the semi-finals of the 2008/2009 Carling Cup have been announced. Current holders Tottenham Hotspur will take on Burnley, while Manchester United faces Derby County.

The semi-finals will be a two leg affair. The first leg will be played on January 5th and the return leg on the 19th.

So I guess it’ll be an all Championship final then? Just kidding. But it makes you wonder whether Alex Ferguson should gamble and try to play his reserve side and more of his youngsters who get few chances, if any, to play for United. What would you do if you were Fergie? Gamble with the kids or let the pros coast to victory to ensure United gets a decent chance at the first piece of silverware this season?

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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