Date: 17th June 2019 at 6:19pm
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And they say that footballing bodies don’t have a sense of humour.

After a recent history of let’s just say, creative methods of doing the draws for various rounds of the EFL Cup, including holding draws in such exotic locations as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Bangkok in Thailand, leading to them being held at 4:15 am British time, the EFL have decided to go creative once again, this time a little closer to home.

The draw for the first round of this year’s EFL Cup is set to take place in Morrison’s Supermarket in Colindale, just three miles away from Wembley Stadium, at a much more reasonable time of 7pm.

Conducting the draw will be England legend John Barnes and Arsenal Invincible Ray Parlour.

Having been members of the football league for 15 years now, Leeds United are used to entering the draws at this stage, however that hasn’t made them any more accustomed to the frivolity of these draws.

Maybe as a result of their perceived status in world football, seeing the competition as somehow beneath them, or just looking for a few laughs during a quiet period of the transfer window for the club, Leeds fans took to Twitter to express their amusement over the situation. Not just the draw location, but just how low the competition has become over recent years.

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