The First Round of the Carabao Cup was drawn today in a live Facebook event from Bangkok, Thailand that we’re going to be kind about and say was eventful.
But while we are going to be smirking at the lack of sound for the Southern part of the draw and the fact Charlton Athletic were some how drawn twice for the next few hours, according to one of their graphics anyway, what really matters is who is facing who. And even though there are no Premier League teams yet and only one of the relegated sides were in the draw, there’s still some interesting fixtures to keep an eye on. Here they are.
Cardiff City Vs Portsmouth
Nine years on, we are getting a rematch of the 2008 FA Cup final between Cardiff and Portsmouth. In the first round of the Carabao Cup. How things have changed. Both teams are completely different from the one that played in the match where Nwankwo Kanu would get the only goal to win it all from Portsmouth, so this game is probably only going to be interesting to see how close Pompey are to getting back to their former selves. Still, the prestige of their former matches mean it’s quite interesting to see.