UK time is: 12:07:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rules Changes For Paint Trophy

The Football League has brought in some new rules to try and boost interest in the Johnstones Paint Trophy (LDV Vans Trophy, Football League Trophy) this year.

New Rules For Football League Trophy

The revamped competition sees 32 clubs from League One and League Two divided into four regions, with the other 16 teams being given byes.

The first round ties will be played in the week beginning 16 October.

The new format also sees extra-time scrapped - with drawn matches proceeding straight to penalty shoot-outs if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

And, unlike the last few seasons, Conference National teams are not involved (Sorry Oxford).

Meanwhile, the League has also attempted to curb the practice of clubs fielding weakened teams in the early rounds.

Under competition rules, clubs are required to include a majority of the 11 players that have appeared most often in first-team games during the season.

Swansea are the holders after beating Carlisle 2-1 in last season's final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 17 2006

Time: 9:11AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Harry Toffolo Extends Swindon Stay (Tuesday November 25 2014)

POSH REACTION: Darragh MacAnthony (Sunday November 23 2014)

COOPER: Posh Reaction (Sunday November 23 2014)

Ryan Harley Joins Exeter City (Thursday November 20 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Nathan Thompson Investigated By Police (Monday November 17 2014)

Power Says Bristol City Lack Class (Monday November 17 2014)

'Lucky' Swindon Beat Bristol City 1-0 (Sunday November 16 2014)

Archived Swindon Town Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 18 10 6 2 +14 36
2. Swindon 18 10 5 3 +15 35
3. Preston 18 10 4 4 +11 34
4. MK Dons 16 9 4 3 +14 31
5. Sheff Utd 17 9 3 5 +4 30
6. Notts County 17 8 5 4 +8 29
7. Rochdale 18 8 3 7 +11 27

Breaking League News

No Separating Posh And Robins
Peterborough : 28/11/2014 12:00:00
Preview: MK Dons vs Colchester
MK Dons : 28/11/2014 11:34:00
Toffees Defender in Line for City Start
Coventry : 28/11/2014 11:29:00
Posh v Bristol City - Sky Bet League One Preview
Peterborough : 28/11/2014 10:04:00
Johnson Signs Eaves On Loan
Yeovil : 27/11/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the signing of Jonathan Obika?
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 27%
Unsure 33%