Monday, September 25, 2006

Carling Cup Draw

2005 Carling Cup finalist, Liverpool, will face off with the challenge of newly promoted Reading in the Carling Cup 3rd round. The draw was made yesterday and the match will be played at Anfield on the week commencing from 23rd October.

  • Liverpool v Reading
  • Wycombe v Doncaster
  • Sheffield United v Birmingham
  • Leicester v Aston Villa
  • Watford v Hull
  • Leeds v Southend
  • Chesterfield v West Ham
  • Notts County v Southampton
  • Newcastle v Portsmouth
  • Charlton v Bolton
  • West Brom v Arsenal
  • Port Vale v Norwich
  • Everton v Luton
  • MK Dons v Tottenham
  • Crewe v Manchester United
  • Blackburn v Chelsea
To me, an alright draw. It won't be easy, but games at Anfield will surely make you and me feel a little more comfortable and confident. I've seen Reading play and I must say I'm very impressed by them. They're a fearless team and a very hardworking one, sort of what Wigan were last season.

Meanwhile Chelsea got a tough draw at Blackburn. It's usually these kind of cup games where the 'inferior' teams thrive and we could see a couple of surprises here and there.

Romance of the cup games, oh I love it. Giant killing, David and Goliath battles. Bring it on.

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