How farce became fantasy. Fulham provide the best opposition possible

14 Aug

Brentford fans were celebrating like….. etc etc etc last night. With the draw for the Capital One Cup having been made, the likes of Manchester United visiting MK Dons or Newcastle at Gillingham would seem the obvious ‘TV’ ties. However, it is the arrival of Fulham at Griffin Park that has to be the most atmospheric and anticipated of the second round.

I’m sure the good people at Sky will go for Manchester United – if only because last season’s campaign of self destruct has seen them enter the competition at this stage for the first time in 19 seasons. They’re welcome to it – I’ll be at Griffin Park regardless.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

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2 Responses to “How farce became fantasy. Fulham provide the best opposition possible”

  1. tfalbb August 14, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    The reasons weren’t unclear at all. The unseeded teams were drawn first along with a home or away marker and placed on the grid. Then the seeded teams were drawn and placed in order with their home or away status dependent on whom they drew. As you surmise, this was to keep the seeded teams apart.
    The only things I was unclear on, was why Sky decided the first half of the draw wasn’t worth televising, then why they also didn’t have the full list on screen while the second part of the draw was conducted.
    That was one of those rare footballing occasions where I doubt even ITV could have done worse.

    • nickbruzon August 14, 2014 at 6:39 am #

      Seemed odd to me. And when even the drawmaster looks confused I think its definitely one to reconsider for next time.

      That aside, very happy with the net result.

      Thanks for the update

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