- Jul 8, 2020
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League cup really??????Some people really don't realise how important the League Cup is for their football clubs.
The reason the EFL gets a fat broadcasting contract from Sky is because of the League Cup. It's why they're staunchly opposed to scrapping the League Cup because it's their only avenue of selling games featuring the biggest clubs in the country to the World.
I read that the League Cup equates to two-thirds of the value of the entire EFL broadcasting deal because of this. The current contract is just a touch under £120 million per year, so if we're going off that £80 million a year comes from the League Cup rights. That's a sizable part of the money that funds the EFL Basic Award that each member club is awarded at the start of the season.
Sure, a minority of people might get giddy over £10K a win in the shittest competition going. But it's 30 pieces of silver compared to the £2.3 million each Championship club receives, the £680K each League One club receives and the £470K each League Two club receives all from EFL basic award income which is funded largely by the League Cup. If the League Cup was to be scrapped tomorrow, that's a huge hole in a lot of budgets whereas if the EFL Trophy was to be scrapped tomorrow, the bean counters wouldn't lose too much sleep over it.
Yes the EFL Trophy was fun pre-2016 and a day out at Wembley and I really loved winning it in 2013 as it was a memorable run, but now I despise everything that shitshow of a competition stands for. Ruined by none other than Shaun Harvey of course, who is somehow still in football despite his reign of abysmal failure at the top of the EFL. It needs to be scrapped but no, the Premier League want us to play more pointless group matches in exchange for a further pittance from them.
Is this the 1st of April??