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Pure Farce On Sky Sports News As John Salako Makes A Bollocks Of League Cup Draw

Pure Farce On Sky Sports News As John Salako Makes A Bollocks Of League Cup Draw

Last night on Sky Sports News took place the most entertaining cup draw since a tipsy Rod Stewart stuck his hand into the pot for the fourth round of last season's Scottish Cup.

The draw for the second round of the League Cup, now known as the Carabao Cup, was conducted by John Salako and Alex McLeish under the stewardship of Sky's Julian Warren.

Salako's was a simple job: draw the seeded teams from one bowl and then whether they would play home or away from another; this was denoted by red balls for home and white balls for away. McLeish would draw the unseeded teams.

Red for home and white for away was a concept which Salako failed to grasp. It was two ties into the draw when Julian Warren began to realise what was going on - watch out for his face (at 1:40) when Salako incorrectly calls Crystal Palace as being drawn away.

After drawing the fourth tie of the round, it finally hits Salako that the H on the red balls could, in fact, stand for 'Home'. It's another tie before Warren informs Salako that he is correct in his suspicion.

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