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Carabao Cup Tie With Palace at Selhurst Park
Thursday, 10th Aug 2017 22:32

Town’s second round Carabao Cup tie with Crystal Palace will take place at Selhurst Park, not Portman Road as initially announced after confusion during the draw.

A third ball was drawn to indicate whether the first team out of the hat would be home or away and after Palace were drawn, a red ball denoting a home tie followed.

However, the game was announced as an away match for Palace in error by former Eagle John Salako before they were subsequently paired with Town. The match has now been confirmed for Selhurst Park as should initially have been the case.

The teams last met in the Championship at Portman Road in April 2013 when the Blues won 3-0. Earlier that season the Eagles had beaten Town 5-0 at Selhurst Park.

The sides have met once before in the League Cup back in 1996 when the Blues won 4-1 with Alex Mathie and Paul Mason both scoring twice. Carl Veart netted for the visitors.

The game could see ex-Blues defender Damien Delaney face his old club along with former loanees Jonny Williams and Andros Townsend. One-time Town striker Connor Wickham is still recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained last season.

The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday 21st August.

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TractorWood added 22:36 - Aug 10
I remember when draws use to clarify who you were playing.

johnno added 22:36 - Aug 10
What a cocky only sky and football could do it muppets

Green_Army added 22:39 - Aug 10
...and to think that presenter wants to take over from Jeff Stelling! Shambles.

Umros added 22:40 - Aug 10
Maybe we confused the whole thing by being in the draw in the first place!

BtreeBlueBlood added 22:41 - Aug 10
What a Joke! Sky!!

Only FIFA could make a worse cock up.


MickMillsTash added 22:43 - Aug 10
Enjoyed Tuesday - Would be good to get a cup run going,

Monarch_Blue added 22:44 - Aug 10

brian_a_mul added 22:45 - Aug 10
Great test against Premier League opposition. Could be a shock on the cards :)

Taricco_Fan added 22:48 - Aug 10
Joke of a draw. However I still think Palace are there for the taking.

rfretwell added 22:49 - Aug 10
Yea, quick trip across south London. Bit of a walk to decent pubs away from the ground.

Monarch_Blue added 22:51 - Aug 10
The BBC reckon we are at home!!

Mark added 22:55 - Aug 10
Pathetic from Sky. How much a month do they charge?! Talk about complicate something simple. Many media outlets are reporting we and other clubs ate incorrectly at home. People may be booking advance train tickets to snap up cheap fares.

ldnj added 23:27 - Aug 10
And Usain Bolt has won. Oops, no he hasn't. But as I said he did we'll have to let it stand...

Sounds a right mess. It's surely not that hard

northernblues added 23:37 - Aug 10
Another joke from sky there was one team who drawn twice in the first round I recall!

wellhungphil added 00:35 - Aug 11
Update: Late unconfirmed reports are suggesting that the tie will be played simultaneously both home and away. Whoever wins on aggregate qualifies.

If it's a draw then there will be a trolley-race between the tea-ladies of the opposing teams across their own home grounds, winner takes it all (order your tea early as there mightn't be much left in the pot after the 90-yard dash).

If the two sides still can't be separated then the team with the least number of letters in their name goes through two rounds automatically and the longer-named team becomes a yellow ball in the shape of the inside of a kinder-egg in the draw for the next round. The significance of the yellow ball-egg will be clarified a couple of hours after the draw for the next round is made.

I think that's right now unless we hear otherwise.

harlingblue added 01:49 - Aug 11
This is just another example of what is blighting our game. 'Moneymen' taking over the game, with no real knowledge or care. The League Cup, or whatever they want to call it now, should be be a straight draw of ALL clubs in the football league. Premiership teams should be part of this from the First Round.
The Famous FA Cup, has local teams battling in many qualifying rounds before getting the honour to play a League Club, anyone care about this?

Sam added 05:37 - Aug 11
I was hoping we wouldn't draw a premier league team but if we carry on like this, we might cause an upset.

truckerblue added 05:53 - Aug 11
We caused an upset in the last round by beating Luton. They're far better than the teams that have been knocking us out recently!!!!

trncbluearmy added 07:03 - Aug 11
Good draw that guaranteed to be loads of Ipswich there,one of the poorer prem teams who will put out a weakened team.
Our combination of yoof and new signings can take them


bobble added 07:50 - Aug 11
the league cup is dead if they seed the big clubs.

carlo88 added 07:59 - Aug 11
Notice whenever SKY make a cock up they completely blank any reference to it or admit a mistake. Further coverage that night just focused on the 'Transfer Centre'. Even the Guardian reporting on the draw confusion today still have Ipswich at home.

goldengoal added 08:26 - Aug 11
This competition is not called The Mickey Mouse Cup for no reason!!

Sam added 08:41 - Aug 11
Sky actually still stay we are at home. Really, look yourselves.

Bergholtblue added 09:20 - Aug 11
Just had a word with my mate Donald Trump. Don't panic! Its all fake news!. The cup competition doesn't really exist, and if Sky does it again they'll meet with Fire, Fury and a good Nukeing

Radlett_blue added 12:33 - Aug 11
What's wrong with the old system where the team first out of the hat plays at home? Why meddle unnecessarily with a simple & sensible format?

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