Does the magic of the cup still exist in modern football?
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The Carabao Cup is something all 92 Football League teams enter until ultimately one winner is crowned, but has the competition lost its magic and appeal, as bigger clubs will not take the competition as seriously as others but do the small teams actually stand a chance. Last year a Manchester City side which dominated the Premier League and competed well in Europe also added a fifth League Cup to their trophy cabinet but does this show exactly why the competition has lost its magic, as the prize of qualification for the Europa League is not needed by larger clubs so is just passes down to the highest placed Premier League team who has already not qualified. But it is teams such as Watford, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers that should be aiming to win this competition as Premier League safety is a comfortable reality but European qualification may be just out of reach, yet a competition as this presents the chance to play in Europe. But these teams still face challenges in the competition, as this week saw Mauricio Pochettion's Tottenham knock-out Watford in the third round of the competition despite comments from Pochettion last year saying that "For a big team to win trophies, it means the Premier League or Champions League."
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