EFL Trophy 2019-20

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The first part of the draw has been made pitching us against Bury and Salford City. Surely both matches will be winnable. We will also play a northern EPL junior side yet to be announced. I know this competition is a big yawn for most of us, but it's our best chance of silverware and another Wembley appearance next season.
 
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and it also is very good money for a small comp its better than the kg cup for it as well witch is bonkers . £10k just for winning a group match . is good going . Lincoln made £1m from winning it that was just winnings . from what i have heard
 

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I’m afraid because of the presence of the EPL junior sides, I will always view it as a foot in the door on the route to B sides in the FL and stay away.
 
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The first part of the draw has been made pitching us against Bury and Salford City. Surely both matches will be winnable. We will also play a northern EPL junior side yet to be announced. I know this competition is a big yawn for most of us, but it's our best chance of silverware and another Wembley appearance next season.
It is more than a yawn, it is dangerous, for the reasons Boz cites above.

I will reluctantly attend the games against League clubs, and go nowhere near the under-21 game.
 
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and it also is very good money for a small comp its better than the kg cup for it as well witch is bonkers . £10k just for winning a group match . is good going . Lincoln made £1m from winning it that was just winnings . from what i have heard
The money (peanuts to the EPL clubs) from this competition won't be any consolation when we are playing Liverpool Under-21s in Leagues One and Two.

The lower division supporters who are in favour of this competition in its new format are the equivalent of turkeys voting for Christmas.
 

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So we have drawn the poorest club in League 1 and the richest in League 2. A club who made it to League 1 by employing players they couldn't afford and a club who have bought a League 2 place. Hmm … I'm not sure I'm much more enthusiastic about either of these than a PL team who shouldn't even be there.
 
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