0 Have your say Former England internationals Ray Parlour and John Barnes must have been delighted to get the call to host the first-round draw for the 2019/20 Carabao Cup. After all, previous draws have taken place in such far-flung destinations as Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.So where would Carabao, the Thai energy drink company which has sponsored the League Cup since 2017, be sending its high-profile representatives this time around – Myanmar or Laos, perhaps?Not quite.Instead, Barnes – who lifted the League Cup in 1995 and Parlour, with a winners’ medal from two years earlier, came together at Morrison’s in Colindale – almost close enough to Wembley Stadium to be in the shadow of the arch.Previous Carabao Cup draws became notoriously unreliable – with teams shown as playing in two ties or in the wrong matches – as well as facing criticism for taking place at 04:15am BST or being pre-recorded.This one, however, at least involved plenty of supporters who were able to have their photographs with Barnes, Parlour and the three-handled League Cup trophy just in front of the hot food stand.Barnes even got down to some serious work, putting out a call over the shop’s public… Read full this story
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