Well-known Exeweb poster
- Apr 1, 2004
With the first round coming before the start of the league season and the draw imminent its time to open this one up.
There’s money to be made if you can get to the third or fourth round and get that plum draw like Colchester did last season...otherwise....The prize money in the competition is a paltry 5k for a first round win rising to 100k for the team lifting the trophy. It will be a premier league club who wins it , they don't like being forced to enter and the money is a drop in the ocean to them anyway. So why don't they devolve the money down to the lower rounds to help the needy ?
Could do this with the FA cup too.
That can’t include their share of the gate for the Tottenham and Man U away match?Colchester got 25k for getting to the QFs on top of their 15k, 10k, 7k and 5k from the earlier rounds. Then they had the plum draw bonus. They ought to increase the prize money for the first rounds as the money for the final stages isn't exactly life changing and clubs need help at the moment.
Not that it really applies to us with our dismal showing in the League Cup