Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

The third round draw for this year's EFL Cup will take place on Thursday August 24.

Carabao, as the new three year sponsor's of the competition, will be holding the draw in Beijing, China at approximately 11.15am local time and that means a completely practical draw time of 4.15am British Standard Time.

The third round draw is unseeded, and the EFL will be hoping it's not as unorganised as the last two attempts have been so far this season.

Probably more for draw organisers themselves, the EFL have confirmed the first ball draw will be the home side, followed by an away club and importantly this will be repeated 16 times until the full draw is known.

Third round ties will take place in the week beginning September 18 and ball numbers will be allocated following the completion of the round two ties on Wednesday evening.

Speaking to the EFL.com a spokesperson explained.

'We understand that not everyone will agree on the timing of this week`s Round Three Draw, but in staging in this way it will give the competition both the maximum exposure in the UK, Chinese and South East Asian markets. This is not only an important factor for the EFL but also our new sponsors Carabao, who, like ourselves, plan to use the growing global appeal of the competition to reach new audiences. Once the logistics have been completed in Beijing, the UK will be waking up and the breakfast media will be able to report and get reaction on the 16 ties that will take place next month, which we feel is an interesting move away from the usual post-game evening draws.'

The cynic would say it creates time for them to get the graphics right and correct any repeat errors that we've seen so far.

'The Round Three draw itself is not being televised live in China or anywhere else but the EFL will be providing full coverage across its Carabao Cup Twitter feed, with news and reaction as it happens. Our decision to go to China is part of a strategic plan to grow the EFL internationally and specifically boost profile and exposure in ASEAN markets. A number of potentially significant meetings are being held around the draw that we envisage will deliver a benefit to all 72 clubs of the EFL.'

Adding.

'As part of those meetings the EFL will stage its first summit in Asia, where potential sponsors and investors from the region will gather to be briefed on the wider opportunities the EFL can provide. This will include the showcasing of the new iFollow international streaming platform which successfully launched at the start of the season. We now look forward to this work developing over the course of the next few days and taking further shape in the coming weeks and months.'

Round three now sees Premier League sides in European competition join the competition.

Bloggers

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday August 22 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
I don't think I'll be stopping up for this one. Crazy world of football
herringthorpe
22/08/2017 20:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Tickets For Gills Game Now On Sale

Tickets for our game at Priestfield are now on sale for SEASON TICKET holders

RUFC - View From The Opposition - Shrewsbury Town

Paul Hurst after Saturday's game

RUFC - Northampton Tickets On Sale

Tickets on sale for our game at Sixfields

Stats: Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United

All the stats from Shrewsbury Town (0) vs (1) Rotherham United, Montgomery Waters Meadow, 17 February 2018 3.00pm Att: 7,012 (1,136 Millers)

Rotherham United Archived Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Which Miller Will Score Most Goals In February?
Suggested By:
David Ball30%
Michael Smith46%
Joe Newell7%
Matty Palmer3%
Will Vaulks3%
A N Other11%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe252
2.sixpence96
3.mos6058
4.mvmiller18
5.axholme16
6.miller4life14
7.Millie Miller13
8.nogginthenog13
9.Marky795
10.ucantbendit1
Write for Vital Football