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Extra time - Confined to history.

clanfordimp

Vital Squad Member
#1
I see that extra time has now been scrapped in the League Cup now.
Level at full time sees the game going straight to penalties which has also seen the ABBA system scrapped and we go back to alternate penalty takers.
 

sedgleyimp

Vital Football Hero
#2
I can actually see the thinking behind this one. These are midweek games and with extra time then penalties games were often finishing close to 11pm. Without working it out I would expect that a high percentage of games that went to extra time also ended up in penalties.

The ABBA system also seemed far more difficult to work out in the real world than it should have done so again probably best to revert to type
 

exhertsimp

Vital Squad Member
#3
I can actually see the thinking behind this one. These are midweek games and with extra time then penalties games were often finishing close to 11pm. Without working it out I would expect that a high percentage of games that went to extra time also ended up in penalties.

The ABBA system also seemed far more difficult to work out in the real world than it should have done so again probably best to revert to type
It's not rocket science