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Town Draw Stevenage in Capital One Cup
Monday, 17th Jun 2013 09:30

Town have drawn League One Stevenage away in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

The teams have not previously met in a competitive fixture, although they faced one another in a pre-season friendly in the summer of 2007 when the then-Conference side won 3-0.

Blues central defender Tommy Smith had a spell on loan with Stevenage in 2008, making 15 Conference appearances.

The tie will be played in the week commencing 5th August. The draw was seeded based on the final league positions during the 2012/13 season and split on a north-south basis.

Last season’s two highest-placed relegated Premier League sides have received byes through to round two in the case of Reading and round three for Wigan.

The 2013/14 league fixtures are released on Wednesday at 9am when as usual they will be available on TWTD.

Capital One Cup - First Round

Bury v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Preston North End v Blackpool
Barnsley v Scunthorpe United
Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town
York City v Burnley
Notts County v Fleetwood Town
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Oldham Athletic v Derby County
Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers
Morecambe v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United
Leeds United v Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town v Bradford City
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday
Port Vale v Walsall
Gillingham v Bristol City
AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth
Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester City
Brentford v Dagenham & Redbridge
Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Southend United v Yeovil Town
Millwall v AFC Wimbledon
Swindon Town v Torquay United
Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle
Stevenage v Ipswich Town
Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers v Watford
Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons
Leyton Orient v Coventry City
Colchester United v Peterborough United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newport County

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gazzmac4 added 09:36 - Jun 17
Good for me now i live in Hemel Hempstead and work in Luton. Assuming this will be a tuesday night?
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CitrixBlue added 09:37 - Jun 17
Happy with that, only 30 mins from my place on the A1(M) :)

Roll on Wednesday when the fixtures are released.
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Stretchyboy added 09:44 - Jun 17
Good local one for me too....although the kind of game we usually get unstuck with.
Hopefully things will be different under MM.
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JoshTheLad added 09:48 - Jun 17
Local one for me, living in Toddington. Looking forward to it already!
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jas0999 added 10:07 - Jun 17
What a surprise - an away tie!!

Tough one this - I wonder if MM will try some players out or take it seriously?
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Liastro_3109 added 10:08 - Jun 17
Colchester v Peterborough looks like a decent tie.
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Letchworth_Blue added 10:22 - Jun 17
Only 6 miles from my house! Bonus.
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Paulc added 10:25 - Jun 17
There quite literally is no such thing as a good draw in the first round of the league cup! it's a pre-season friendly at best.

I appreciate you have to win these games to get to some decent fixtures but can't get excited about it I'm afraid.

Roll on Wed morning when the real fixtures come out.
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TractorCam added 10:44 - Jun 17
Not a bad tie, just hope we can sail through to the next round comfortably.
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yorksblue added 10:46 - Jun 17
Went to school there. Played at Broadhall Way as a kid. Bet its changed since the 70s
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Michael11 added 11:09 - Jun 17
Not a bad tie but you can slate me for saying this, it wouldn't be the end of the world if we lose. No one really thinks this is a big trophy to compete in anymore and i think this year we should just go for the league with no distractions.
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Stretchyboy added 11:14 - Jun 17
Wow - there are a lot more hertfordshire blues than i thought....thought i was the only one!
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N2_Blue added 11:14 - Jun 17
Happy with this...a ground I've not been to and is only about 30 mins drive for me!
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gazzmac4 added 11:22 - Jun 17
Stretchyboy- apparently were massive in Herts! I had no idea there were this many of us either! Could explain Watfords poor home crowds? That or the stand that is still made out of wood...

Seems as though you're only ever a mile away from a town fan in this county haha!
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IpswichLewis added 11:27 - Jun 17
Absolutely Buzzing For This Game. My mate who I have worked with for 5 years is a major Stevenage fan and every year we say...we'll never get you in the cup, it'll never happen, and this year it has! Even with Patrick Agyemang up front last season Who only scored 1goal in 16 games, Stevenage still managed to stay in the too 6 for just over 1/2 of last season. There definitely not a push over especially at home...this is an exciting game but by no means an easy one. Come on the town!!!!!
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IpswichLewis added 11:28 - Jun 17
Top***
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blueherts added 12:05 - Jun 17
Stretchy - Yep - Good core of us in the county !!! Nice n local - last saw us there with the ressies when RK was around - sat two rows in front of his happy little face - Luke Hyam was skipper , Old School type ground - got their old Manager back - Westley - decent team - who could challenge for Play Offs next season - a decent test
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BlueVelvet added 12:29 - Jun 17
Better to win the league than the League Cup - MM, don't take your eyes off the prize
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theresonlyonekeano added 12:30 - Jun 17
By no means an easy game but local and a good test for the fringe players
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whosroundisitanyway added 12:36 - Jun 17
Last time I went to Stevenage was twice in one week to see Led Zeppelin play at Knebworth. Might be time for a return visit. Don't think it will live up to that gig though.
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verulam added 12:37 - Jun 17
Excellent! Just up the road from my home in St Albans. Let's hope we do better than that pre-season friendly a few years back!
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MickMillsTash added 12:51 - Jun 17
I'm there! New Ground- is it standing in the away end?
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Crock added 12:58 - Jun 17
Easy easy easy!
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NITFC added 13:05 - Jun 17
Great draw. A new ground and not too far to travel. Better than blimmin' Carlisle last year!
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Fatboy added 13:33 - Jun 17
Seating behind one of the goals for away fans.
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