Five ways to reform the League Cup

League Cup
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From inconvenience to inevitability, the League Cup is in need of a bit of love. And while it could be too late to stop Manchester City becoming the first team in history to win it four times in a row, here are some suggestions for how to make England’s ‘other’ knockout competition sparkle like, er, a can of Thai energy drink in years to come.

1. Rejig the competition schedule

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...