Saturday, August 29, 2009

Carling Cup Third Round Draws

Per the BBC:

Arsenal v West Brom
Chelsea v QPR
Bolton v West Ham
Barnsley v Burnley
Hull v Everton
Leeds v Liverpool
Manchester United v Wolves
Manchester City v Fulham
Sunderland v Birmingham
Peterborough v Newcastle
Carlisle v Portsmouth
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn
Stoke v Blackpool
Scunthorpe v Port Vale
Preston v Tottenham
Aston Villa v Cardiff

To me, there are no true "must see" matches in this round, although the Leeds vs. Liverpool match could be interesting. Simon Grayson, who has been a major boost to Leeds since his arrival from Blackpool earlier this year, will have his lads up for that match.

Stoke vs. Blackpool will be of great interest to me and others on this blog, as Blackpool is the unofficial League Championship team of It's a Straight Red! The Seasiders, who are unbeaten this season, ousted Wigan 4-1 Wednesday, and continued their hot play today by beating Cardiff City 3-0.

Otherwise, the rest of the draw looks a lot like a standard week of EPL play.

1 comment:

  1. Carlisle against Portsmouth is interesting. Just how bad are Portsmouth really!?