Date: 28th September 2018 at 1:46pm
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The League Cup sponsors, Carabao appear to have learned from last year’s Bangkok cockup and in doing so decided to hold the 2018 Fourth Round draw in the UK, and at a reasonable time.


Who remembers the English Football League blushing with embarrassment when they were forced to issue this statement?

“The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third-party technical issues that affected coverage of this afternoon’s Carabao Cup Round One draw in Bangkok. 

“There were inaccuracies as a result of human error in the live graphics output, which resulted in confusion and incorrect ties being displayed on screen. 

“In addition, some users did experience difficulties in accessing the stream on certain external platforms. Both issues are currently under investigation.”


Quest TV will broadcast Saturday’s (29 September) Fourth Round Draw – live at 9 pm BST.

Discovery Network, the owners of Quest TV broadcast free-to-air within the UK and Ireland. The channel can be found via a standard aerial on Freeview 37

Cable and or a satellite dish will be required to tune into Freesat 167, Sky 144, Virgin Media 172 and BT TV 37.

Internet viewers can type Quest TV into their browser to find their services.

Ball numbers

Look out for ball number 10 – Manchester City.

In-charge of the balls are the two Rachels.

Rachael Riley

Famous for co-presenting Channel 4 quiz Countdown, The Gadget Show on Channel 5 and ITV’s Its Not Rocket Science the 32-year-old Oxford University graduate had a stint alongside her former Countdown co-presenter Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports Friday night show Fantasy Football Club.

Mss Riley is often seen on a TV near you.

Rachael Yankey

The 38-year-old began her professional football career way back in 1996 – Arsenal Ladies. Over a 22-year period, she has represented at club level, Fulham, Birmingham and Notts County.

The forward has 129 England caps and represented Great Britain five times at the London 2012 Olympics.

Mss Yankey was recently appointed first team coach of the London Bees (part of Barnet FC Ladies set-up).

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