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EFL Trophy Now Papa John's Trophy
Wednesday, 28th Oct 2020 15:52

The EFL Trophy will be known as the Papa John’s Trophy with immediate effect after a sponsorship deal was signed with the pizza takeaway company.

The arrangement will run until the end of the 2022/23 season with Papa John’s also the official pizza of the EFL.

EFL chief commercial officer Ben Wright said: “The EFL is delighted to welcome Papa John’s as title sponsor of the EFL Trophy and a new addition to the League’s portfolio of partners.

“As we continue to navigate through the challenging times that the coronavirus pandemic presents, it is testament to the growing appeal of the EFL that we are able to attract new partners and invest the sponsorship fee into the competition through payments to clubs, which is important during this difficult period.

“We look forward to working with Papa John’s over the next three years to build on the success of the competition and create Papa John’s Trophy moments for us all to celebrate.”

Papa John’s UK marketing director Giles Codd added: “We’re very excited to be named title sponsors of the EFL Trophy. It’s a real honour to be able to support EFL clubs in what is undoubtedly a tough time for everyone involved.

“It’s always been our goal to serve the best ingredients for the most memorable occasions so we’re incredibly proud to be supporting such a great football competition.”

The Blues face Crawley Town in their final group game at the Broadfield Stadium on Tuesday 10th November (KO 7pm).

A Town victory would secure a place in the knockout stage, while a draw either with or without a bonus point for winning a penalty shootout could be enough for the Blues depending on the result in the Gillingham-Arsenal U21s fixture.

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NthQldITFC added 16:03 - Oct 28

Europablue added 16:04 - Oct 28
Papa John's should insist on a take away of the U21 teams

Osbourne_One_Nil added 16:09 - Oct 28
Giving the competition the profile and gravitas it deserves...

Wonder if they will bail out with a season remaining like our shirt sponsors , it has come to something when an online gambling company think you are causing them reputational damage.

BlueandTruesince82 added 16:15 - Oct 28
Bring back the rumberlows cup

hoppy added 16:24 - Oct 28
"... so we’re incredibly proud to be supporting such a great football competition."

Is this the modern day football equivalent of the Americans buying London Bridge, thinking it was the more impressive Tower Bridge?

BlueArrow added 16:31 - Oct 28
What we want is the Watney cup

ScottCandage added 16:53 - Oct 28
Not sure why the EFL wants to get into bed with a company with a problematic racial history in America (look up John Schnatter- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Schnatter).

EatonBlue added 16:59 - Oct 28
Weirdly Papa Johns is also the name of my hairdressers.

Crock added 17:01 - Oct 28
Papa Docs

midastouch added 17:03 - Oct 28
Sounds ridiculous!

istanblue added 17:07 - Oct 28
I guess Steve Evans will be taking the competition seriously now that there is the prospect of some free pizza for the winners.

FromIpswichToPhoenix added 17:09 - Oct 28
So now it's the Bigotted, Trump loving, Racist, Piece of Sh*t trophy?

That doesn't have a very good ring to it...

Europablue added 17:48 - Oct 28
ScottCandage, not sure what you are talking about. You have to give some proof rather than just some hearsay to tarnish a man's good name.

Europablue added 17:50 - Oct 28
Nothing wrong with loving Trump. Almost half of the American people voted for him last time round. People act like he's Hitler or something, when they just don't like him.

chorltonskylineblue added 18:04 - Oct 28
@Europablue. Around 63m people voted for Trump in 2016. Current estimated population of USA is 328m. That makes around 19.2%. He got 46.1% of the popular vote granted (Clinton got 48.2%), but wrong to state half the American people voted Trump.

Icantbelieveyousaidt added 18:26 - Oct 28
Could you children please go to bed, enabling the rest of us on TWTD to lighten things up a bit.

BlueandTruesince82 added 18:36 - Oct 28
That wouldn't be in Wymondham would it Eaton?

Europablue added 18:38 - Oct 28
I did say almost half, but you know that I meant of people who voted.
It's kind of pointless to argue the point. If you wanted to, then you'd need the 2016 population, not the current estimated one. You'd also need to take off all the people who are not eligible to vote including children.

Anyway, by point is that a sizable number of people voted for a legitimate candidate who also happened to win and it is not a pejorative to love Trump. You have to give your ideological opponents the same freedoms and respect that you should receive.

chorltonskylineblue added 18:46 - Oct 28
@Europablue - you're arguing with the wrong person. I was just pointing out the facts. I made no comment on Trump

Northstandveteran added 18:50 - Oct 28
They're only giving each other a 'pizza' their minds @Icantbelieveitsnotbutter.

I might join in to give them a 'slice' of my opinion.

shouldistayorcounago added 18:59 - Oct 28
Chorltonskylineblue, I was trying to update you but alas my fat fingers strike again

shouldistayorcounago added 19:00 - Oct 28
Can't even spell now, good night!

shouldistayorcounago added 19:00 - Oct 28
Can't even spell now, good night!

shouldistayorcounago added 19:00 - Oct 28
Can't even spell now, good night!

Westy added 19:11 - Oct 28
Hopefully we'll get knocked out of the competition soon. Who wants winner of the Papa John's Trophy on their record.

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