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Town to Discover Carabao Cup Opponents on Friday
Monday, 12th Jun 2017 20:33

Town will discover their first round opponents in the Carabao Cup - the competition known as the EFL Cup last season - on Friday at 1pm.

The draw takes place in Bangkok where the competition’s new sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink, are based.

It will be available via various platforms, including the EFL’s new iFollow service, on the Carabao Cup Facebook page and SkySports.com.

The draw will be carried out by former France and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit, Carabao’s CEO Sathien Setthasit, the British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson and the EFL’s chief executive Shaun Harvey.

The draw is regionalised and seeded based on clubs’ finishing position in the EFL last season. Town are among the southern seeds. The ties take place in the week commencing 7th August.

Last season the Blues were beaten 1-0 at home in the first round by League Two Stevenage.

Town will learn their 2017/18 Championship fixtures on Wednesday 21st June.

South – Seeds

1. Aston Villa

2. Birmingham City

3. Brentford

4. Bristol City

5. Bristol Rovers

6. Cardiff City

7. Charlton Athletic

8. Fulham

9. Ipswich Town

10. Millwall

11. Milton Keynes Dons

12. Norwich City

13. Oxford United

14. Peterborough United

15. Queens Park Rangers

16. Reading

17. Southend United

18. Wolverhampton Wanderers

South – Non-Seeds

19. AFC Wimbledon

20. Barnet

21. Cambridge United

22. Cheltenham Town

23. Colchester United

24. Crawley Town

25. Exeter City

26. Forest Green Rovers

27. Gillingham

28. Luton Town

29. Newport County

30. Northampton Town

31. Plymouth Argyle

32. Portsmouth

33. Stevenage

34. Swindon Town

35. Wycombe Wanderers

36. Yeovil Town

North – Seeds

1. Barnsley

2. Blackburn Rovers

3. Bolton Wanderers

4. Bradford City

5. Burton Albion

6. Derby County

7. Fleetwood Town

8. Leeds United

9. Nottingham Forest

10. Preston North End

11. Rochdale

12. Rotherham United

13. Scunthorpe United

14. Sheffield United

15. Sheffield Wednesday

16. Sunderland

17. Wigan Athletic

North – Non-Seeds

18. Accrington Stanley

19. Blackpool

20. Bury

21. Carlisle United

22. Chesterfield

23. Coventry City

24. Crewe Alexandra

25. Doncaster Rovers

26. Grimsby Town

27. Lincoln City

28. Mansfield Town

29. Morecambe

30. Notts County

31. Oldham Athletic

32. Port Vale

33. Shrewsbury Town

34. Walsall

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NoCanariesAllowed added 20:41 - Jun 12
Carabao Cup?

Dunno about anyone else, but just for a moment there, I had not got a bloody clue what the hell this story was about.

leftie1972 added 20:42 - Jun 12
There are only about 5 teams in our group which I fancy our chances against.

jpring89 added 20:42 - Jun 12
What a stupid name for the cup

Mullet added 20:49 - Jun 12
Sounds like something from a 70's cartoon

Mark added 20:51 - Jun 12
It does not matter who we play, we will go out in Round 1 as always as McCarthy does not value the cups at all and it rubs off. The 1-0 defeat at home to Stevenage this season was one of the most soul destroying evenings of being an ITFC fan. Under £7K there that night and I reckon we could dip below £5K this time.

muhrensleftfoot added 20:52 - Jun 12
Predics away tie at Stevenage, Mick picks a team of youths and reserves, and we bomb out after an uninspiring display. Sound familiar?

BlueandTruesince82 added 20:59 - Jun 12
The what?

Oh Rumbalows cup, gotcha.

camblue added 21:16 - Jun 12
Who cares?

LimitlessBlue added 21:32 - Jun 12
the cara what?!

deliasplums added 21:36 - Jun 12
Stevenage here we come

TheSelkirk added 21:38 - Jun 12
Carabao - woody sort of word

jas0999 added 21:44 - Jun 12
Makes little difference. Mick won't take it or indeed any cup competition seriously. After all, the club no longer cares about the fans who may like a cup run. If it's a home game, I'll show as much interest as MM and ME.

blueboy1981 added 22:11 - Jun 12
....... of great interest I'm sure to McCarthy - never has been interested - and never will.

Will we get past the first round whoever we meet ? - highly doubtful.

Tufty added 22:16 - Jun 12
Doesn't matter who we get second game of the season mm is bound to want to rest the first team

dirtydingusmagee added 22:24 - Jun 12
is that another name for the MOOSE CUP ?

dirtydingusmagee added 22:30 - Jun 12
following any news on ITFC these days is getting like a Monty Python film .

Daleyitfc added 22:39 - Jun 12
Caribou gorn orff.

midastouch added 23:14 - Jun 12
Might be the one and only chance to see Andre Dozzell starting next season instead of Skuse!

EatonBlue added 23:48 - Jun 12
Carabao? I never did manage to work out what a Simod was.

trevski added 23:56 - Jun 12
I thought it was the name of a preseason tournament

algarvefan added 00:19 - Jun 13
Thank God for Brexit, we have our country back with the Carabao Cup an old East Anglian word meaning foreign !!!

ThailandBlue added 02:31 - Jun 13
How on Earth are WE Seeded. !!!!

lightingblue added 06:18 - Jun 13
If it's an energy drink, is there a possibility that the players could have a few tins before the game

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 06:22 - Jun 13
The Carabao Cup: says it all really about where football has ended up, i.e. in the corporate laps of the "sponsors."

Ferguson added 09:12 - Jun 13
Do you get a saucer with it ?

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