Carling Cup Live
The Football League Club is also known as the Carling Cup is one of the most watched among the English Football Competition and this season will be no different as well. The quick progression of the format of the series is what makes it so popular and well loved. It is played on a single elimination basis – a knockout. The numbers of teams that will participate are also less compared the otherwise similar FA Cup. Only ninety two teams can take part in the series and the semi finals are a bit longish; in that it takes place over a procedure of two parts. The final winners of the series however will qualify for the UEFA Europe League.
Live Football 2009 in this series will involve fans supporting their teams and the most awaited among all fans is to wait and watch if Manchester United who are the current title holders will be able to defend their title or not. The format of the series this year for the 2009-10 series will be the same as all other years where there will be the different stages of – The Preliminary Round, a First Round, a Second Round, a Third Round, Fourth and Fifth Rounds, Semi-Finals and the Finals.
Friendly Matches Live: Chelsea v Manchester City
The top scorers of the last season 2008-09 are again the ones who have to be looked out for. Nathan Ellington from Derby County, Joel Porter from Hartlepool united and others like Carlos Vela from Arsenal are the most sought after of the top players this season. Most Top European Premier Leagues actually consider the performance of these players in the carling Cup to be their proving grounds and this season plans on being no different. This year Newcastle United and Middlesborough will have the advantage of a first-round-bye as they are the highest ranks of the previous year’s League rankings. The first round has taken place in June of this year but will be followed by the main matches only from two months later, in the month of August. The final match is to be played in Wembley Stadium in London on the appointed date of 28 February 2010. Which two clubs ultimately face-off will only have to be followed till the end of the series to discover. Football lovers from all around the world follow this series as it includes all the elements of a good international flavored game as many of the clubs do include international players.
This season in fact is going to be the fiftieth season of the series and its fan base only increases.
This season, those who have made it their habit to miss important games or matches of their favorite team because of their daily schedules they can try out the alternative of catching their missed matches online as Streaming Football, people from around the world also watch the Live streaming Football on their PC. Cable networks do not need to be depended upon anymore, as long as you have an internet connection and sign up for a membership with OleOleFootball, you will never miss a match again!
Posted: 24th October 2007
The Carling Cup used to be seen as a vastly inferior competition with little use whatsoever for the big clubs. While this reputation has stuck the top four in the past few years have used the Carling Cup to test out their youth and reserve players- Arsenal famously reaching the Carling Cup final last season with a bunch of 'kids'. The Carling Cup is shown on television, however matches are often limited- should you want a wider choice, you can catch the Carling Cup live online on OleOleFootball.com by using their live streaming football.
Due to some of the big teams resting their 'star names', shocks in the competition are definitely a possibility- this has been proved in the past few years. Manchester United were the worst hit team, not just falling foul to a Freddy Eastwood goal last season as lowly Southend United beat them 1-0; the Red Devils were also blitzed this year at Old Trafford by two Michael Mifsud goals as Championship side Coventry City pulled off a massive shock. These past shocks have not just been limited to Manchester United- Tottenham Hotspur lost to League Two side Grimsby Town in the 2005/06 season while Liverpool were defeated by Crystal Palace that same year.
This season, the competition for the Carling Cup looks good, despite the early exit of Manchester United. Arsenal's collection of youngsters and reserves beat a near full strength Newcastle United side at the Emirates Stadium and now take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Chelsea had a slightly easier task, playing against Hull City who they calmly dispatched 4-0; they take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in the next round. Liverpool pulled off a thrilling 4-2 victory over Reading mainly due to a sensational hat trick from new summer signing Fernando Torres; they were rewarded for that by being drawn against Cardiff City in the next round. The tie against Cardiff City will see Robbie Fowler return to his old club- this should be an interesting match for Liverpool supporters for both football and sentimental reasons.
It is just Round 4 of the Carling Cup and events have mainly gone to standard with most of the Premier League sides going through; there is not a single match that does not have a Premiership team playing in it. While most of the games to be played should be relatively simple to predict the final score- Tottenham take on Blackpool at White Hart Lane while Everton make the trip to Luton , there are two all-Premiership games which should prove entertaining to watch. The first one is between Portsmouth and Blackburn at Fratton Park; both those sides should be competing for European football this year while the second game sees Manchester City play Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. In the past, this would have been a relatively easy game to predict as Bolton are king at the Reebok, however recent times have seen a completely revamped Manchester City side and Bolton in turmoil so anything is possible.
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