Should the competition be scrapped?
2 March ~ Manchester City play Sunderland at Wembley today in the League Cup final. Shortly after one of them lifts the trophy, three Premier League games will kick off. While there will be no repeat of the 2011 FA Cup final, when Manchester City lifted the trophy and their neighbours won the Premier League on the same day, having other matches on the day of the final can only degrade the competition. Yet the debate about the worth of the League Cup has been going on for years. In 2002 for WSC 179 Chris Taylor and Craig Ellyard argued for and against scrapping the competition completely.