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Carling Cup Draw Tomorrow

Swindon Town will find out who they will face in the first round of the Carling Cup at 10am Tomorrow morning.

Carling Cup ties will be played in the week commencing August 13.

Last season Town went out to League One side Brentford in the first round after a exciting penalty shoot-out at the County Ground.

Carling Cup First Round

All clubs playing in The Football League (the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two), unless they are competing in the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Cup, enter at this stage and join any Preliminary Round winners. Sometimes (depending on the number of clubs competing in Europe, whether or not they play in The Football League and whether a preliminary round would be an easier way to even up the numbers) it is necessary to give one or more clubs a bye to the second round. The clubs would be those eligible to compete in the First Round who finished highest in the English football league system last season (normally clubs relegated from the FA Premier League).

For this round, the clubs are divided in northern and southern sections (though not always equally, so there could be more clubs in one section than another and, strangely, some of the clubs in the northern section are actually located further south than some of the southern section clubs). Half of the clubs from each section are seeded and half are not. First a draw is made to determine whether the seeded club is to play at home or away, and then the club is drawn against an unseeded club from their section.

The ties are single matches, with extra time and a penalty shootout if necessary, with the winners progressing to the next round.


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Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 12 2007

Time: 6:18PM


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