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Owls to host Blackpool in Carling Cup

Wednesday have been drawn at home against Ian Holloway's Blackpool in the first round of the Carling Cup.

The draw for the competition took place this morning and Wednesday, who were unseeded in the northern section of the draw, will have home advantage against the Tangerines.

The Owls missed out on any local derby matches - Wednesday could have come up against seeded sides Sheffield United, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Doncaster Rovers or Barnsley.

Instead they'll face a tough task against Blackpool, who were relegated on the final day of the Barclays Premier League season last term.

The pick of the other matches will see a local derby when Nottingham Forest face Notts County, while AFC Wimbledon could return to their former ground, Selhurst Park, if they beat Crawley Town in the preliminary round tie and face Crystal Palace.

Sheffield United travel to Hartlepool United, Rotherham United host Leicester City and Barnsley will host Morecambe.

The ties will be played in the week commencing Monday, August 8.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 16 2011

Time: 10:07AM

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will be keeping an eye on who stays and goes now then! hopefully we can make a game of it rather than being steam-rollered
wedalways
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16/06/2011 15:05:00

It will be a good test of where we are at the start of the season!
TheDon1974
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16/06/2011 15:52:00

They won't have the team they had in the prem a win for us I would say
dublin owl
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16/06/2011 17:45:00

Camt wait for the full season fixture to be released. I'm making the 24hr journey for it. Come on u owls.... Is the season starting early this year? As in before 13th aug
Barklyowl
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17/06/2011 02:35:00

 

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