• Casino, go-karting and culture gaps: How Tottenham won League Cup in 2008 and why it then went wrong so quickly
    The Telegraph

    Casino, go-karting and culture gaps: How Tottenham won League Cup in 2008 and why it then went wrong so quickly

    It is one of the great unanswered questions in British modern football - why do Tottenham Hotspur find it so hard to win trophies? On the eve of their latest attempt to end a drought that has now stretched over 13 years, Telegraph Sport spoke to three of the architects of Tottenham’s last trophy success in 2008. Damien Comolli, in his role of director of football, helped to build the 2008 team, which included Dimitar Berbatov and was coached by Gus Poyet, who was assistant to head coach Juande R

  • Soccer-Spurs may need more than League Cup win to keep Kane: Woodgate
    Reuters

    Soccer-Spurs may need more than League Cup win to keep Kane: Woodgate

    Kane, who broke into the Spurs' team in 2014 and has scored 219 goals in all competitions, signed a six-year extension in 2018 but British media have linked him with a move to a host of top clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid. Spurs came up short in the League Cup final in 2015 and the Champions League final in 2019 but Kane, 27, will have another shot at silverware when they face Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.

  • European Super League: EFL fear for the future of the League Cup under ‘big six’ breakaway plans
    Evening Standard

    European Super League: EFL fear for the future of the League Cup under ‘big six’ breakaway plans

    The EFL have expressed fears over the future of the League Cup under the proposals being put forward for a reform of European football. Less than a week before Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final between Tottenham and Mancehster City at Wembley, the EFL say they have “concerns” about the competition after the Premier League’s ‘big six’ agreed to join a new breakaway European Super League. The EFL have condemned those plans and say they are also worried about the future of the League Cup under approved plans by Uefa for a new-look 36-team Champions League.

  • Kerr and Kirby star as Chelsea thrash Bristol City to win League Cup
    The Guardian

    Kerr and Kirby star as Chelsea thrash Bristol City to win League Cup

    Kerr and Kirby star as Chelsea thrash Bristol City to win League CupWomen’s Continental League Cup final: Chelsea 6-0 Bristol CityHat-trick for Kerr and two for Kirby, who has hand in all goals Sam Kerr (centre) celebrates with her Chelsea teammates after they won the League Cup final 6-0 against Bristol City on Sunday. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images