UK time is: 13:50:51
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

Lelan Returns To Derby (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Swindon Call Off Chesterfield Clash (Wednesday August 27 2014)

UP NEXT: Brighton & Hove Albion (Sunday August 24 2014)

COOPER: Crewe Reaction (Sunday August 24 2014)

Swindon Beat Rubbish Crewe 2-0 (Sunday August 24 2014)

12 Quid For Brighton In Carling Cup (Monday August 18 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)

Latest Results
Crawley 1 - 0 Swindon
Swindon 3 - 1 Scunthorpe
Swindon 2 - 0 Crewe
Gillingham 2 - 2 Swindon

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Preston 4 2 2 0 5 8
4. Bristol City 4 2 2 0 2 8
5. Barnsley 4 2 1 1 3 7
6. Swindon 4 2 1 1 3 7
7. MK Dons 4 2 1 1 2 7
8. Bradford 4 2 1 1 2 7
9. Doncaster 4 2 1 1 2 7

Breaking League News

Gills 0-1 Newcastle United
Gillingham : 27/08/2014 13:33:00
No Good News For Johnson
Yeovil : 27/08/2014 13:02:00
Line Drawn Under Tevez Saga
Sheff Utd : 27/08/2014 12:30:00
Vale 2-3 Cardiff City
Port Vale : 27/08/2014 12:13:00
Norwich City 3-1 Crawley
Crawley : 27/08/2014 11:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Swindon Town challenge for Promotion This Season?
Suggested By:  Vital Swindon
Yes 63%
No 37%