you don't need to go to put money into the club. The Prem teams/EFL have bribed the league teams by upping the prize money and covering the costs
Each EFL Club to receive a participation fee of £20,000, in addition to the following competition fund
Group Stage: £10k for a win and £5k for a draw
Round Two: £20k for a win
Round Three: £40k for a win
Quarter Final: £50k for a win
The Prem clubs don't give a toss about the poor attendances, as long as their youths get competitive game time. Too many EFL clubs need the money the Prem are pumping in, and will continue to vote for this format, regardless of low attendances, as their costs are covered.
I'm totally against this format, but sadly I can't see it changing in the near future.
With a Wembley visit potentially 1 game away this is our chance to make a stand for the duration of this mock cup. We’re doing ok up to now gasheads but let’s not do a Oxford and Coventry. Morals gas heads. No B teams. Is there even any b teams left? Hope so. Let’s not make this a day out at Wembley, let’s make it a day about Rovers contributing towards the future of our league. Still 1 game to go but DO NOT BE SIDE TRACKED.
I think this is really sad rather than focus on the team and their performance you post this! I get the agenda but people can make their own minds up!
My first instinct was to boycott last season which I did. This year I realised that putting money into the pocket of my football club was vital, so I've gone.
The Premier league have no interest in what we do nor do they need to. The formation of that league was the first step in changing football in this country forever and I don't hear many boycotts of sky sports, bt and match of the day.
If there's an opportunity to support the club I'd take it even if it meant dragging myself to a miserable part of North London to visit the lifeless bowl that pays homage to corporate football i this country.
Sunderland had the best answer to this competition in the way that they swept aside Newcastle last night. Come back when you've grown up boys.
It's probably not good form to quote yourself but there's been a three long responses to the original post.
I'd ask those posters if you're successful and this tournament is returned to its previous format, what happens next?
Its the power of the Premier league that is the source of the problem this tournament is merely a symptom.
Until we as fans deal with the money that flows into the Premier league nothing will change. As I asked originally how many people are prepared the boycott sky sports, bt and match of the day until an equitable distribution of funds are achieved.