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FA Cup first round draw: Hyde United (eighth tier) host MK Dons

  7:28PM And that's the draw The excitement is over! No more balls will be drawn! Morecambe vs Hartlepool is pretty good, Doncaster will visit either East Thurrock or Ebsfleet. Hyde vs MK Dons is a brilliant tie for the minnows. I was really hoping for a Slough vs Swindon draw, purely for Office quotes.  7:25PM Eighth tier Hyde will play MK Dons! The crowd goes wild in the BBC studio as the draw is announced. That's the big club the players wanted. 7:24PM Lads, can we please have some music Or something. This draw is not one of the most exciting things I've ever seen on television. That Liverpool vs Man Utd game on Saturday was more entertaining. 7:21PM AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs to have benefited immensely from TV money brought by the FA Cup and they are drawn against Lincoln City.  7:19PM Some more fixtures for you Peterborough Utd v Tranmere Cambridge Utd v Sutton Utd Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers Luton v Portsmouth Shrewsbury v Aldershot Hereford v AFC Telford Utd Guiseley v Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers v Barnet 7:16PM No huge match ups so far Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford Utd Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool Utd 7:14PM And it's set of balls number eight And Lancelot is the FA Cup draw machine for tonight. What a hilarious National Lottery joke. And the first fixture is Stevenage vs Nantwich or Kettering. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF NOW, CLIVE. 7:12PM Your Davids, your Goliaths Hyde, Heybridge Swifts and Ossett Town are the lowest ranked teams in the competition, with all three occupying the eighth tier of English football.  7:10PM David Sharpe The Wigan chairman, grandson of Dave Whelan, fancies Wigan's chances this season. And now it's time for the draw!   7:05PM Who do the small teams want to get in the draw? According to a couple of Hyde football staff (manager and player), the management want to play against a team they can probably beat whereas the players want to draw Blackburn or Charlton - one of the 'big' clubs. Hyde actually own the record for biggest defeat in the FA Cup. A 26-0 hiding (see what I did) by Preston North End. 7:00PM The live coverage begins! Here we go. The draw is being held at Hyde United's ground. Look how cool their sun was earlier: Red sun today. FA Cup draw at Hyde United. Is that an omen. #EmiratesFACuppic.twitter.com/LoZ27mZjKW— Hyde United FC (@hydeunited) October 16, 2017   6:47PM The difference the FA Cup actually makes I wrote this in January about just how much an FA Cup run is worth to a small club. It turns out the answer is everything. The FA awards a prize of £1.8million to the winners of the competition, the kind of short-change a Champions League club might use as a sweetener for a promising youth prospect’s signing-on fee. For non-league side Curzon Ashton just qualifying for the second round of the competition will, and has, had an enormous impact.   Image     Landscape Portrait Square Original/Custom   Edit Selected Crop... Caption:   Description: curzon ashton Agency: GETTY IMAGES Artist:       Edit...   Delete     “It means so much to us a club,” says their CEO Natalie Atkinson. “The FA Cup is enabling us, through prize money, funds gained and TV money to work with the FA and football foundations to replace our 3G pitch next to the stadium.” Curzon Ashton, currently 15th in the National League North, lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in December, conceding four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The prize for qualifying for the second round was £27,000, in addition to £18,000 earned from the first round. Those sucker-punch goals prevented a windfall of £67,500 for making it to third round. However, thanks to the wonder of television money, the club received more for their defeat to Wimbledon than they would have if they’d won a non-televised second round match. There's more on the article, if you fancy clicking on it. 6:30PM The magic of the cup This most holy of trophies always produces magical moments and even if a guilty few/most don't pay attention to the competition until their team is involved, those matches between minnows of the lower leagues and giants of... in this case, League One, are always thoroughly enjoyable.  Sutton are looking to make a lot more money from another (pie free) run at the cup this year, Accrington Stanley's involvement will be upping the YouTube view count on this milk advert, and today is the first time I have ever heard of Gainsborough Trinity. Perhaps they will become my new favourite non-league - maybe they'll be yours! It all depends who has to play who - and which of those games the people in charge at BBC decide to broadcast... 6:15PM Good evening! Hello there sports fans. Welcome to our live coverage of what is sure to be a riveting FA Cup first round draw. The action will kick-off at 7:10pm and we'll keep you up to date with the draw as it happens. For right now, that wait should give you time to look at all the nice photographs of that weird looking sun from earlier today. It was like being in Blade Runner. 6:09PM Preview What is it? It's the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup: the oldest competition in world football.  The first round sees the 48 teams from League One and League Two joined by 32 non-league sides. When is it? Monday October 16. What time is it? The draw itself will begin at 7:10pm on Monday evening. The first round of the FA Cup will take place on Saturday November 4  Credit: AP  What TV channel is it on? The draw will be broadcast live on both BBC Two and BT Sport. Mark Chapman will present the BBC's coverage of the draw in half-hour long episode from 7pm, while BT Sport 3's show will also begin at 7pm.  When will the matches take place?  The first round will take place over the weekend of Friday November 3 to Monday 6 November 2017 Who's in the hat? Sutton United made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season  Credit: Getty Images  Three teams from the eighth tier of English football are among the non-league teams in the hat for the first round. Hyde United, who play in the Northern Premier League, beat Scarborough Athletic on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the competition.  Hampton and Richmond, who are coached by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, failed in their bid to reach the FA Cup proper after losing to  National League South rivals Truro City. Truro's 2-0 victory over their league rivals means they become the first Cornwal team to reach the FA Cup first round since 1969.  Billericay Town, whose current players include Jamie O'Hara, Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant, will also take their place in the draw.  FA Cup first round numbers 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNET 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 BLACKPOOL 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRISTOL ROVERS 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DONCASTER ROVERS 19 EXETER CITY 20 FLEETWOOD TOWN 21 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 22 GILLINGHAM 23 GRIMSBY TOWN 24 LINCOLN CITY 25 LUTON TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 ROTHERHAM UNITED 40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 41 SHREWSBURY TOWN 42 SOUTHEND UNITED 43 STEVENAGE 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 WALSALL 46 WIGAN ATHLETIC 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 TRANMERE ROVERS 50 SOLIHULL MOORS OR OSSETT TOWN 51 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 52 SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION 53 CHORLEY OR BOSTON UNITED 54 AFC TELFORD UNITED 55 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 56 NANTWICH TOWN OR KETTERING TOWN 57 GATESHEAD 58 GUISELEY 59 AFC FYLDE 60 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 61 HYDE UNITED 62 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 63 BRACKLEY TOWN OR BILLERICAY TOWN 64 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE OR LEYTON ORIENT 65 HEREFORD 66 ALDERSHOT TOWN  67 BATH CITY OR CHELMSFORD CITY 68 OXFORD CITY 69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED 70 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS 71 WOKING OR CONCORD RANGERS 72 TRURO CITY 73 DOVER ATHLETIC OR BROMLEY 74 SLOUGH TOWN 75 DARTFORD 76 BOREHAM WOOD 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED OR ENFIELD TOWN 78 LEATHERHEAD 79 SUTTON UNITED 80 EAST THURROCK UNITED OR EBBSFLEET UNITED

FA Cup first round draw: Hyde United (eighth tier) host MK Dons

  7:28PM And that's the draw The excitement is over! No more balls will be drawn! Morecambe vs Hartlepool is pretty good, Doncaster will visit either East Thurrock or Ebsfleet. Hyde vs MK Dons is a brilliant tie for the minnows. I was really hoping for a Slough vs Swindon draw, purely for Office quotes.  7:25PM Eighth tier Hyde will play MK Dons! The crowd goes wild in the BBC studio as the draw is announced. That's the big club the players wanted. 7:24PM Lads, can we please have some music Or something. This draw is not one of the most exciting things I've ever seen on television. That Liverpool vs Man Utd game on Saturday was more entertaining. 7:21PM AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs to have benefited immensely from TV money brought by the FA Cup and they are drawn against Lincoln City.  7:19PM Some more fixtures for you Peterborough Utd v Tranmere Cambridge Utd v Sutton Utd Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers Luton v Portsmouth Shrewsbury v Aldershot Hereford v AFC Telford Utd Guiseley v Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers v Barnet 7:16PM No huge match ups so far Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford Utd Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool Utd 7:14PM And it's set of balls number eight And Lancelot is the FA Cup draw machine for tonight. What a hilarious National Lottery joke. And the first fixture is Stevenage vs Nantwich or Kettering. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF NOW, CLIVE. 7:12PM Your Davids, your Goliaths Hyde, Heybridge Swifts and Ossett Town are the lowest ranked teams in the competition, with all three occupying the eighth tier of English football.  7:10PM David Sharpe The Wigan chairman, grandson of Dave Whelan, fancies Wigan's chances this season. And now it's time for the draw!   7:05PM Who do the small teams want to get in the draw? According to a couple of Hyde football staff (manager and player), the management want to play against a team they can probably beat whereas the players want to draw Blackburn or Charlton - one of the 'big' clubs. Hyde actually own the record for biggest defeat in the FA Cup. A 26-0 hiding (see what I did) by Preston North End. 7:00PM The live coverage begins! Here we go. The draw is being held at Hyde United's ground. Look how cool their sun was earlier: Red sun today. FA Cup draw at Hyde United. Is that an omen. #EmiratesFACuppic.twitter.com/LoZ27mZjKW— Hyde United FC (@hydeunited) October 16, 2017   6:47PM The difference the FA Cup actually makes I wrote this in January about just how much an FA Cup run is worth to a small club. It turns out the answer is everything. The FA awards a prize of £1.8million to the winners of the competition, the kind of short-change a Champions League club might use as a sweetener for a promising youth prospect’s signing-on fee. For non-league side Curzon Ashton just qualifying for the second round of the competition will, and has, had an enormous impact.   Image     Landscape Portrait Square Original/Custom   Edit Selected Crop... Caption:   Description: curzon ashton Agency: GETTY IMAGES Artist:       Edit...   Delete     “It means so much to us a club,” says their CEO Natalie Atkinson. “The FA Cup is enabling us, through prize money, funds gained and TV money to work with the FA and football foundations to replace our 3G pitch next to the stadium.” Curzon Ashton, currently 15th in the National League North, lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in December, conceding four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The prize for qualifying for the second round was £27,000, in addition to £18,000 earned from the first round. Those sucker-punch goals prevented a windfall of £67,500 for making it to third round. However, thanks to the wonder of television money, the club received more for their defeat to Wimbledon than they would have if they’d won a non-televised second round match. There's more on the article, if you fancy clicking on it. 6:30PM The magic of the cup This most holy of trophies always produces magical moments and even if a guilty few/most don't pay attention to the competition until their team is involved, those matches between minnows of the lower leagues and giants of... in this case, League One, are always thoroughly enjoyable.  Sutton are looking to make a lot more money from another (pie free) run at the cup this year, Accrington Stanley's involvement will be upping the YouTube view count on this milk advert, and today is the first time I have ever heard of Gainsborough Trinity. Perhaps they will become my new favourite non-league - maybe they'll be yours! It all depends who has to play who - and which of those games the people in charge at BBC decide to broadcast... 6:15PM Good evening! Hello there sports fans. Welcome to our live coverage of what is sure to be a riveting FA Cup first round draw. The action will kick-off at 7:10pm and we'll keep you up to date with the draw as it happens. For right now, that wait should give you time to look at all the nice photographs of that weird looking sun from earlier today. It was like being in Blade Runner. 6:09PM Preview What is it? It's the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup: the oldest competition in world football.  The first round sees the 48 teams from League One and League Two joined by 32 non-league sides. When is it? Monday October 16. What time is it? The draw itself will begin at 7:10pm on Monday evening. The first round of the FA Cup will take place on Saturday November 4  Credit: AP  What TV channel is it on? The draw will be broadcast live on both BBC Two and BT Sport. Mark Chapman will present the BBC's coverage of the draw in half-hour long episode from 7pm, while BT Sport 3's show will also begin at 7pm.  When will the matches take place?  The first round will take place over the weekend of Friday November 3 to Monday 6 November 2017 Who's in the hat? Sutton United made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season  Credit: Getty Images  Three teams from the eighth tier of English football are among the non-league teams in the hat for the first round. Hyde United, who play in the Northern Premier League, beat Scarborough Athletic on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the competition.  Hampton and Richmond, who are coached by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, failed in their bid to reach the FA Cup proper after losing to  National League South rivals Truro City. Truro's 2-0 victory over their league rivals means they become the first Cornwal team to reach the FA Cup first round since 1969.  Billericay Town, whose current players include Jamie O'Hara, Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant, will also take their place in the draw.  FA Cup first round numbers 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNET 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 BLACKPOOL 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRISTOL ROVERS 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DONCASTER ROVERS 19 EXETER CITY 20 FLEETWOOD TOWN 21 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 22 GILLINGHAM 23 GRIMSBY TOWN 24 LINCOLN CITY 25 LUTON TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 ROTHERHAM UNITED 40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 41 SHREWSBURY TOWN 42 SOUTHEND UNITED 43 STEVENAGE 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 WALSALL 46 WIGAN ATHLETIC 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 TRANMERE ROVERS 50 SOLIHULL MOORS OR OSSETT TOWN 51 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 52 SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION 53 CHORLEY OR BOSTON UNITED 54 AFC TELFORD UNITED 55 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 56 NANTWICH TOWN OR KETTERING TOWN 57 GATESHEAD 58 GUISELEY 59 AFC FYLDE 60 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 61 HYDE UNITED 62 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 63 BRACKLEY TOWN OR BILLERICAY TOWN 64 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE OR LEYTON ORIENT 65 HEREFORD 66 ALDERSHOT TOWN  67 BATH CITY OR CHELMSFORD CITY 68 OXFORD CITY 69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED 70 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS 71 WOKING OR CONCORD RANGERS 72 TRURO CITY 73 DOVER ATHLETIC OR BROMLEY 74 SLOUGH TOWN 75 DARTFORD 76 BOREHAM WOOD 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED OR ENFIELD TOWN 78 LEATHERHEAD 79 SUTTON UNITED 80 EAST THURROCK UNITED OR EBBSFLEET UNITED

FA Cup first round draw: Hyde United (eighth tier) host MK Dons

  7:28PM And that's the draw The excitement is over! No more balls will be drawn! Morecambe vs Hartlepool is pretty good, Doncaster will visit either East Thurrock or Ebsfleet. Hyde vs MK Dons is a brilliant tie for the minnows. I was really hoping for a Slough vs Swindon draw, purely for Office quotes.  7:25PM Eighth tier Hyde will play MK Dons! The crowd goes wild in the BBC studio as the draw is announced. That's the big club the players wanted. 7:24PM Lads, can we please have some music Or something. This draw is not one of the most exciting things I've ever seen on television. That Liverpool vs Man Utd game on Saturday was more entertaining. 7:21PM AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs to have benefited immensely from TV money brought by the FA Cup and they are drawn against Lincoln City.  7:19PM Some more fixtures for you Peterborough Utd v Tranmere Cambridge Utd v Sutton Utd Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers Luton v Portsmouth Shrewsbury v Aldershot Hereford v AFC Telford Utd Guiseley v Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers v Barnet 7:16PM No huge match ups so far Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford Utd Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool Utd 7:14PM And it's set of balls number eight And Lancelot is the FA Cup draw machine for tonight. What a hilarious National Lottery joke. And the first fixture is Stevenage vs Nantwich or Kettering. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF NOW, CLIVE. 7:12PM Your Davids, your Goliaths Hyde, Heybridge Swifts and Ossett Town are the lowest ranked teams in the competition, with all three occupying the eighth tier of English football.  7:10PM David Sharpe The Wigan chairman, grandson of Dave Whelan, fancies Wigan's chances this season. And now it's time for the draw!   7:05PM Who do the small teams want to get in the draw? According to a couple of Hyde football staff (manager and player), the management want to play against a team they can probably beat whereas the players want to draw Blackburn or Charlton - one of the 'big' clubs. Hyde actually own the record for biggest defeat in the FA Cup. A 26-0 hiding (see what I did) by Preston North End. 7:00PM The live coverage begins! Here we go. The draw is being held at Hyde United's ground. Look how cool their sun was earlier: Red sun today. FA Cup draw at Hyde United. Is that an omen. #EmiratesFACuppic.twitter.com/LoZ27mZjKW— Hyde United FC (@hydeunited) October 16, 2017   6:47PM The difference the FA Cup actually makes I wrote this in January about just how much an FA Cup run is worth to a small club. It turns out the answer is everything. The FA awards a prize of £1.8million to the winners of the competition, the kind of short-change a Champions League club might use as a sweetener for a promising youth prospect’s signing-on fee. For non-league side Curzon Ashton just qualifying for the second round of the competition will, and has, had an enormous impact.   Image     Landscape Portrait Square Original/Custom   Edit Selected Crop... Caption:   Description: curzon ashton Agency: GETTY IMAGES Artist:       Edit...   Delete     “It means so much to us a club,” says their CEO Natalie Atkinson. “The FA Cup is enabling us, through prize money, funds gained and TV money to work with the FA and football foundations to replace our 3G pitch next to the stadium.” Curzon Ashton, currently 15th in the National League North, lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in December, conceding four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The prize for qualifying for the second round was £27,000, in addition to £18,000 earned from the first round. Those sucker-punch goals prevented a windfall of £67,500 for making it to third round. However, thanks to the wonder of television money, the club received more for their defeat to Wimbledon than they would have if they’d won a non-televised second round match. There's more on the article, if you fancy clicking on it. 6:30PM The magic of the cup This most holy of trophies always produces magical moments and even if a guilty few/most don't pay attention to the competition until their team is involved, those matches between minnows of the lower leagues and giants of... in this case, League One, are always thoroughly enjoyable.  Sutton are looking to make a lot more money from another (pie free) run at the cup this year, Accrington Stanley's involvement will be upping the YouTube view count on this milk advert, and today is the first time I have ever heard of Gainsborough Trinity. Perhaps they will become my new favourite non-league - maybe they'll be yours! It all depends who has to play who - and which of those games the people in charge at BBC decide to broadcast... 6:15PM Good evening! Hello there sports fans. Welcome to our live coverage of what is sure to be a riveting FA Cup first round draw. The action will kick-off at 7:10pm and we'll keep you up to date with the draw as it happens. For right now, that wait should give you time to look at all the nice photographs of that weird looking sun from earlier today. It was like being in Blade Runner. 6:09PM Preview What is it? It's the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup: the oldest competition in world football.  The first round sees the 48 teams from League One and League Two joined by 32 non-league sides. When is it? Monday October 16. What time is it? The draw itself will begin at 7:10pm on Monday evening. The first round of the FA Cup will take place on Saturday November 4  Credit: AP  What TV channel is it on? The draw will be broadcast live on both BBC Two and BT Sport. Mark Chapman will present the BBC's coverage of the draw in half-hour long episode from 7pm, while BT Sport 3's show will also begin at 7pm.  When will the matches take place?  The first round will take place over the weekend of Friday November 3 to Monday 6 November 2017 Who's in the hat? Sutton United made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season  Credit: Getty Images  Three teams from the eighth tier of English football are among the non-league teams in the hat for the first round. Hyde United, who play in the Northern Premier League, beat Scarborough Athletic on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the competition.  Hampton and Richmond, who are coached by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, failed in their bid to reach the FA Cup proper after losing to  National League South rivals Truro City. Truro's 2-0 victory over their league rivals means they become the first Cornwal team to reach the FA Cup first round since 1969.  Billericay Town, whose current players include Jamie O'Hara, Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant, will also take their place in the draw.  FA Cup first round numbers 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNET 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 BLACKPOOL 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRISTOL ROVERS 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DONCASTER ROVERS 19 EXETER CITY 20 FLEETWOOD TOWN 21 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 22 GILLINGHAM 23 GRIMSBY TOWN 24 LINCOLN CITY 25 LUTON TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 ROTHERHAM UNITED 40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 41 SHREWSBURY TOWN 42 SOUTHEND UNITED 43 STEVENAGE 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 WALSALL 46 WIGAN ATHLETIC 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 TRANMERE ROVERS 50 SOLIHULL MOORS OR OSSETT TOWN 51 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 52 SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION 53 CHORLEY OR BOSTON UNITED 54 AFC TELFORD UNITED 55 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 56 NANTWICH TOWN OR KETTERING TOWN 57 GATESHEAD 58 GUISELEY 59 AFC FYLDE 60 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 61 HYDE UNITED 62 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 63 BRACKLEY TOWN OR BILLERICAY TOWN 64 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE OR LEYTON ORIENT 65 HEREFORD 66 ALDERSHOT TOWN  67 BATH CITY OR CHELMSFORD CITY 68 OXFORD CITY 69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED 70 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS 71 WOKING OR CONCORD RANGERS 72 TRURO CITY 73 DOVER ATHLETIC OR BROMLEY 74 SLOUGH TOWN 75 DARTFORD 76 BOREHAM WOOD 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED OR ENFIELD TOWN 78 LEATHERHEAD 79 SUTTON UNITED 80 EAST THURROCK UNITED OR EBBSFLEET UNITED

League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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Is Jose Mourinho right? Should the League Cup be scrapped? 

Agree with the arguments put forward here? Disagree? Have your say in the comments section below. After watching his Manchester United side sweep past Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho suggested that he would not be averse to the competition being scrapped.  Mourinho has always taken the League Cup seriously - he has won it four times after all - but he argued that English teams would be fresher for European matches without a second domestic cup competition.  So, does he have a point? Let me nail my colours to the mast. I wrote a piece last January arguing that the League Cup should be abolished.  Everton and Sunderland in League Cup action on Wednesday My main arguments were: The competition is not taken seriously by anyone in the top two divisions - teams throughout the Premier League and Championship routinely make wholesale changes for League Cup matches; This has created a situation whereby the big clubs hoover up the League Cup because they have the deepest squads (the competition has been won by a member of the Premier League's 'Big Six' in 11 out of the last 13 years); Those clubs, and even more unlikely winners like Swansea and Birmingham do not value the competition - between 2007 and 2016, seven of the 10 managers who won the League Cup were sacked within a year; The League Cup is not even a place to see exciting young players anymore - most clubs use it more as a vehicle to give fringe players 'minutes'; The two-legged semi-finals in January are the main obstacle to a much-needed winter break in this country; We already have one domestic cup competition - why when we routinely complain about English players being knackered  for major tournaments do we need one more than all of Europe's major leagues except for France? Accrington Stanley almost pulled off an upset against West Ham last year The piece caused debate, and I was met with a sharp rebuke from the Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt, who said on Twitter that I should be fired.  Mr Holt wrote a response for Telegraph Sport, in which he argued that: The League Cup is a major revenue stream for lower-league clubs like Accrington Stanley; Without the cup revenue, such clubs will make even worse losses and could go out of business; More money has to pass down through the divisions from the Premier League or the skill ladder is broken, and the League Cup helps in this regard; There is also the unquantifiable buzz that is created by hosting Premier League teams, and travelling to their stadiums. Whole towns and communities are gripped by those matches.  What do you think? Should the competition be scrapped? Should it remain as it is? Or is there a middle ground?  Have your say on the issue in the comments section below

Is Jose Mourinho right? Should the League Cup be scrapped? 

Agree with the arguments put forward here? Disagree? Have your say in the comments section below. After watching his Manchester United side sweep past Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho suggested that he would not be averse to the competition being scrapped.  Mourinho has always taken the League Cup seriously - he has won it four times after all - but he argued that English teams would be fresher for European matches without a second domestic cup competition.  So, does he have a point? Let me nail my colours to the mast. I wrote a piece last January arguing that the League Cup should be abolished.  Everton and Sunderland in League Cup action on Wednesday My main arguments were: The competition is not taken seriously by anyone in the top two divisions - teams throughout the Premier League and Championship routinely make wholesale changes for League Cup matches; This has created a situation whereby the big clubs hoover up the League Cup because they have the deepest squads (the competition has been won by a member of the Premier League's 'Big Six' in 11 out of the last 13 years); Those clubs, and even more unlikely winners like Swansea and Birmingham do not value the competition - between 2007 and 2016, seven of the 10 managers who won the League Cup were sacked within a year; The League Cup is not even a place to see exciting young players anymore - most clubs use it more as a vehicle to give fringe players 'minutes'; The two-legged semi-finals in January are the main obstacle to a much-needed winter break in this country; We already have one domestic cup competition - why when we routinely complain about English players being knackered  for major tournaments do we need one more than all of Europe's major leagues except for France? Accrington Stanley almost pulled off an upset against West Ham last year The piece caused debate, and I was met with a sharp rebuke from the Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt, who said on Twitter that I should be fired.  Mr Holt wrote a response for Telegraph Sport, in which he argued that: The League Cup is a major revenue stream for lower-league clubs like Accrington Stanley; Without the cup revenue, such clubs will make even worse losses and could go out of business; More money has to pass down through the divisions from the Premier League or the skill ladder is broken, and the League Cup helps in this regard; There is also the unquantifiable buzz that is created by hosting Premier League teams, and travelling to their stadiums. Whole towns and communities are gripped by those matches.  What do you think? Should the competition be scrapped? Should it remain as it is? Or is there a middle ground?  Have your say on the issue in the comments section below

Is Jose Mourinho right? Should the League Cup be scrapped? 

Agree with the arguments put forward here? Disagree? Have your say in the comments section below. After watching his Manchester United side sweep past Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho suggested that he would not be averse to the competition being scrapped.  Mourinho has always taken the League Cup seriously - he has won it four times after all - but he argued that English teams would be fresher for European matches without a second domestic cup competition.  So, does he have a point? Let me nail my colours to the mast. I wrote a piece last January arguing that the League Cup should be abolished.  Everton and Sunderland in League Cup action on Wednesday My main arguments were: The competition is not taken seriously by anyone in the top two divisions - teams throughout the Premier League and Championship routinely make wholesale changes for League Cup matches; This has created a situation whereby the big clubs hoover up the League Cup because they have the deepest squads (the competition has been won by a member of the Premier League's 'Big Six' in 11 out of the last 13 years); Those clubs, and even more unlikely winners like Swansea and Birmingham do not value the competition - between 2007 and 2016, seven of the 10 managers who won the League Cup were sacked within a year; The League Cup is not even a place to see exciting young players anymore - most clubs use it more as a vehicle to give fringe players 'minutes'; The two-legged semi-finals in January are the main obstacle to a much-needed winter break in this country; We already have one domestic cup competition - why when we routinely complain about English players being knackered  for major tournaments do we need one more than all of Europe's major leagues except for France? Accrington Stanley almost pulled off an upset against West Ham last year The piece caused debate, and I was met with a sharp rebuke from the Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt, who said on Twitter that I should be fired.  Mr Holt wrote a response for Telegraph Sport, in which he argued that: The League Cup is a major revenue stream for lower-league clubs like Accrington Stanley; Without the cup revenue, such clubs will make even worse losses and could go out of business; More money has to pass down through the divisions from the Premier League or the skill ladder is broken, and the League Cup helps in this regard; There is also the unquantifiable buzz that is created by hosting Premier League teams, and travelling to their stadiums. Whole towns and communities are gripped by those matches.  What do you think? Should the competition be scrapped? Should it remain as it is? Or is there a middle ground?  Have your say on the issue in the comments section below

Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich - Accrington, Britain - August 22, 2017 West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton/Files

Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich - Accrington, Britain - August 22, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli in action with Accrington Stanley's Liam Nolan (L) Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton/Files

Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli in action. Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton

Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich - Accrington, Britain - August 22, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli in action with Accrington Stanley's Liam Nolan (L) Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton

Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

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Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

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Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

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Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

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Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich - Accrington, Britain - August 22, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips scores their second goal Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

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Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich

Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Second Round - Accrington Stanley vs West Bromwich - Accrington, Britain - August 22, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's Jake Livermore, James McClean, James Morrison (R) and Jay Rodriguez (L) on the pitch before the match Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Cardiff City's Lee Tomlin & Fellow Professional Charged With Grievous Bodily Harm

Harm ​Cardiff City forward Lee Tomlin and Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee have both been charged with grievous bodily harm without intent, following an incident outside a nightclub in Leicester.  The Crown Prosecution Service East Midlands sanctioned the charge against the two strikers for the incident, which occurred in the early hours of January 22 - a day after Tomlin and Kee had both featured for Bristol City and Accrington respectively. According to the Daily Mail, the pair are set to...

Cardiff City's Lee Tomlin & Fellow Professional Charged With Grievous Bodily Harm

Harm ​Cardiff City forward Lee Tomlin and Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee have both been charged with grievous bodily harm without intent, following an incident outside a nightclub in Leicester.  The Crown Prosecution Service East Midlands sanctioned the charge against the two strikers for the incident, which occurred in the early hours of January 22 - a day after Tomlin and Kee had both featured for Bristol City and Accrington respectively. According to the Daily Mail, the pair are set to...

Ex-Accrington Player Jailed Over Class A Drug & Counterfeit Money Possession

sion ​A professional footballer has been handed a 16-month prison sentence after being found in possession of class A drugs during Glastonbury festival in June. Paddy Lacey, who used to play for Accrington Stanley, was charged with - and pleaded guilty to - two counts of possessing a controlled substance and passing on an item that he knew to be counterfeit. The ​Accrington Observer reported that Lacey, who was sacked by the League Two club in May after testing positive for cocaine, was...

Ex-Accrington Player Jailed Over Class A Drug & Counterfeit Money Possession

sion ​A professional footballer has been handed a 16-month prison sentence after being found in possession of class A drugs during Glastonbury festival in June. Paddy Lacey, who used to play for Accrington Stanley, was charged with - and pleaded guilty to - two counts of possessing a controlled substance and passing on an item that he knew to be counterfeit. The ​Accrington Observer reported that Lacey, who was sacked by the League Two club in May after testing positive for cocaine, was...

Ex-Accrington Player Jailed Over Class A Drug & Counterfeit Money Possession

sion ​A professional footballer has been handed a 16-month prison sentence after being found in possession of class A drugs during Glastonbury festival in June. Paddy Lacey, who used to play for Accrington Stanley, was charged with - and pleaded guilty to - two counts of possessing a controlled substance and passing on an item that he knew to be counterfeit. The ​Accrington Observer reported that Lacey, who was sacked by the League Two club in May after testing positive for cocaine, was...

Ex-Accrington Stanley player jailed after found with hoard of Class A drugs and counterfeit money at Glastonbury

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