Road to Europe starts again

THE road to Europe reopens for Ipswich Town today when the draw for the newly-named Carling Cup takes place at 10am.A prized UEFA Cup spot is on offer to all Football League, Nationwide Conference and Premier League clubs for the winners, or runners-up of the League Cup, which has been known as the Worthington Cup for the past five years.

THE road to Europe reopens for Ipswich Town today when the draw for the newly-named Carling Cup takes place at 10am.

A prized UEFA Cup spot is on offer to all Football League, Nationwide Conference and Premier League clubs for the winners, or runners-up of the League Cup, which has been known as the Worthington Cup for the past five years.

Brewers Coors continue to be the sponsors for the next three years after negotiating a new deal with The Football League and re-branding the competition.

Ipswich Town have not been involved in the first round draw since the promotion season of 1999/2000 when they beat Brentford 2-0 home and away before going out in the second round 3-2 on aggregate to Crewe Alexandra.


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The regionalised first round is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, and must be settled on the night.

The competition received a boost last season when many top Premiership sides took it seriously for the first time in a while, fielding full-strength sides. Liverpool went on to beat Manchester United 2-0 in the final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

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n The Blues' trip to Wigan looks likely to be put back a day as a top-of-the-table Rugby League match between Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls is scheduled to be played at the JJB Stadium on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Instead of meeting newly-promoted Wigan on Monday, August 25 the game is now likely to be played the following night, Tuesday, August 26.

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