Carling Cup, Second Round Draw

The draw for the second round of the Carling Cup (aka League Cup) has been announced. Most of the Premier League teams are competing at this stage (bolded below):

Millwall v Morecambe
Blackburn v Sheffield Wednesday
Bury v Leicester
West Ham/Aldershot v Carlisle
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace/Crawley v Wigan
Peterborough v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Hereford
Bristol City/Swindon v Southampton
Exeter v Liverpool
Everton v Sheffield United
Brighton v Sunderland
Shrewsbury v Swansea
Reading/Charlton v Preston
Norwich v Milton Keynes Dons
Northampton v Wolves
Wycombe v Nottingham Forest
Bolton v Macclesfield
Burnley v Barnet
Scunthorpe v Newcastle
Leyton Orient v Watford/Bristol Rovers
Doncaster v Leeds
Cardiff v Huddersfield
QPR v Rochdale

Ties to be played in the week commencing 22 August

4 thoughts on “Carling Cup, Second Round Draw”

  1. What is the point of this tournament? I don’t mean to be needlessly provacative, but why is there a need for more than one national tournament? Why doesn’t the FA Cup simply suffice.

  2. Well, you might as well say “What’s the point of the FA Cup, why doesn’t the league suffice?”It gives teams something else to play for and sometimes it means you get a team like Birmingham, who won it last year, having something to celebrate that they wouldn’t otherwise.

    Should be interesting!And yay, Norwich at home and it isn’t on a Sunday…

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