Carabao Cup First Round Draw



Good afternoon and welcome to coverage of the draw for the first round of next seasons League Cup, which for sponsorship reasons is now known as the Carabao Cup. Nope? Me neither. I'm Joe Love and I'll be frantically typing out the ties as they are drawn at about 1pm in, for some reason, Bangkok, Thailand. Nope? Me neither.

All clubs in the football league next season are in the draw, with the exception of Hull and Middlesbrough. And the teams have been regionalised and seeded and that all looks like this.

Right then, we are nearly ready to go. Emmanuel Petit is doing the draw and has, I'm sure, had a very lovely holiday in Bangkok as part of it. Shaun Harvey, the utterly useless head of the EFL is talking now and because the EFL are totally incompetent, I am unable to hear him on there stream. This could be a disaster.

The draw is being done in what looks like a restaurant. I'm sure I've been told but I have no sound on either the facebook stream or the one on there website. This report could just be a commentary on how good Petit is at picking balls from a pot if the graphics are as good the sound. This may result in me having a breakdown.

Right, here goes!

Birmingham v Crawley

Exeter v Charlton

QPR v Northampton

Newport County v Southend. That will be played at Southend because of Newport's pitch renovations.

Bristol City v Plymouth