Exeter City to face QPR
Fan power kicks-off a share offer to steer Aldershot Town out of receivership.
Three months after their 5-0 defeat by Swansea City in the Capital One Cup final, Bradford City enjoyed a very different Wembley experience. They dominated the League Two play-off final to erase memories of that previous appearance under the arch and could even have won 5-0 themselves.
Bright young managers of yesteryear lock horns at Wembley
Bradford City did not try to make Swansea City look good. They came to compete rather than entertain, to stay in the Capital One Cup final for as long as they could given the obvious gulf in class between the two teams. The 5-0 score does justice to that margin but no one could accuse Bradford of being casual, open or over-awed. They dug in for as long as they could, before they were over-run.
A 74-year-old man was arrested after allegedly throwing a banana at the referee during last night's game between AFC Wimbledon and Port Vale.
Aston Villa play Bradford in the Capital One Cup semi-final tonight
Shaun Harrad is no stranger to unsettling big clubs in the FA Cup. The 28-year-old was part of the 2006 Burton Albion side that came close to knocking out Manchester United at home, only to lose heavily in the replay. And at this time two years ago he scored two late goals in what proved to be his final game for the club as they knocked out Middlesbrough in the third round.
A look ahead to tonight's Capital One Cup quarter final fixture at Coral Windows Stadium
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Micky Mellon was left perplexed by Fleetwood's shock derby defeat at home to Accrington in midweek and, as much as he would like to believe the result was a one-off, we reckon more of the same could follow when the Cod Army make the monster journey down to Dagenham & Redbridge this weekend.
Paul Cook might have his work cut out winning over the Chesterfield dressing room and we see more problems ahead for the Spireites when they host improving Oxford United at the Proact Stadium on Saturday. Take some of the 11/8 available on Oxford (draw no bet).
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Bradford boss Phil Parkinson declared himself “ecstatic” with his team's efforts after the npower League Two outfit pulled off a giant-killing at Wigan to secure a place in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.
Lennie Lawrence and Curtis Fleming continued their caretaker duties as Crystal Palace beat Leicester to move within a point of the automatic promotion places, despite speculation linking the pair with a move to Bolton. Palace co-chairman Steve Parish expects assistant manager Lawrence and first-team coach Fleming to join former manager Dougie Freedman at the Reebok following his appointment this week.
The favourites are getting heavy in League Two, presenting us with a weekend when the preferred course of action is to dabble on a couple of speculative long shots in the absence of a single solid wager. Naturally, the caveat is that the league table offers little encouragement.