Football League Cup Final 2009

The Draw for Carling Cup (English League Cup) Semi-finals has already taken place with Leg 1 of the Semi Final held yesterday on 5 January 2009, and the second leg of the Semi Final to be held on 19 January 2009. The semi-final ties have been scheduled to play on the Tuesday/Wednesday evenings during the weeks commencing 5 January and 19 January. The final match for Carling Cup 2009 will take place on Sunday 1 March 2009 at the Wembley Stadium.


Popularly known as the Football League Cup, or simply the League Cup or Carling Cup, this football league is an English football competition which was founded in 1961. A total of 92 clubs can enter the competition, which include 20 cups from the FA Premier League and 72 clubs of The Football League. The semi-finals for this league cup are played over two legs, and the winning teams qualify for the UEFA European League.


Liverpool club has been the most successful club so far in these football league matches, and have won a total of 7 titles. The current champions for Carling Cup are Tottenham Hotspur club who has won 4 titles so far. Aston Villa club stands at second position with 5 title winnings. Both Nottingham Forest and Chelsea clubs also have 4 winnings each in this league cup, making them in-line with Tottenham Hotspur club.


The Preliminary Rounds for Carling Cup 2009 started last year in 2008, with Round 1 held on 13 August 2008, Round 2 held on 25 August 2008, Round 3 held on 22 September 2008, Round 4 held on 10 November 2008, and Round 5 held on 1 December 2008. Round 5 marks the Quarter-final and so far the scores for 2008 / 2009 Carling Cup Quarter finals are Watford 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United 5-3 Blackburn Rovers, Burnley 2-0 Arsenal and Stoke City 0-1 Derby County.


The four Quarter final winners will compete in the semi-finals over two matches, which will be held at each club’s stadium. The aggregate score of the clubs will determine the two winners of the semi-finals who will then compete for the final title at the 2009 Football League Cup Match. This years final will be the 48th edition of this Football League Cup, which will be held in the well-known Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday 1 March 2009.


This year is sure to bring more excitement and thrill to millions of footballs fans as the best football teams will compete for the Carling Cup Title. Although more popular among the young players, this league cup gives an opportunity to play against some of the large clubs, as the League Cup is a little less prestigious than the FA Cup and other league matches. This is why only a few large clubs participate in these league matches so that they can save their energy and effort for the “giant killing” in other league matches.


The Carling Cup provides an opportunity to the young players to show their talent and put up a big game. You can stay up to date with the latest scores by logging on to


Nhl Jersey Experiences 100 Years’ History

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Nowadays, the NHL jersey is almost 100 years old, but the jerseys dont fade as a leaf, first turn to yellow and then fall from the tree. The jerseys root into the millions of NHL fans hearts. Just like people will never lose their favor in the hockey, so will the NHL jerseys always be their preferred clothing. However, the history of the NHL jerseys experienced many changes and development.
There are only five teams in NHL when it started in 1917. Their uniforms were originally made of heavy wools and cottons to keep players warm and they were not very appealing. The main characteristics of their NHL jerseys were long sleeves and stripes. The Toronto Arenas were the only team to sport a solid blue jersey with white trim. For the first decade of league play, teams only had one uniform they wore for both home and away games. The league isnt so popular at that time that there are no sponsors put their money in the game.
The league made its way slowly in the United States in 1924. The first team was in the States the Boston Bruins. NHL jerseys of this team were a solid brown color with gold trim. At this stage, the Hamilton Tigers wore a sweater in the NHL with thin lines on the black and gold on the sleeves.
As the 1930s rolled around, skinny-lines change color was seen in the super teams such as Chicago and Detroit Falcons. They featured Stars NHL jerseys Americans in New York, red, white and blue colors.
During the 1940 New York / Brooklyn Americans folded and the NHL was reduced to just six teams. It is now that we see the emergence of more and more stained pants and a wide range of Home and Away jerseys NHL.
In 1950, moved the Blackhawks a barber pole appearance in their black jerseys for the NHL a red jersey with an Indian head on the front. This is the beginning of the official merchandise of the NHL that we see as part of the Black Hawks today. In 1955, the Bruins became the first team to introduce color into their gold nfl replica jerseys china in the NHL. In 1951, the NHL gave the white jerseys at home get the Rangers to create a new uniform. But that changed four years later and colored uniforms jerseys stayed home until 1970 when it changed again. That will change several times over the next decades.
League expanded to 12 teams in 1967 and continued to add teams for each year until the mid-1970s, leading to more styles and colors are added to the collection of the NHL to the delight of Fans who buy gear from the NHL to support their team. Names first appeared on the back of jerseys in 1971, but only home teams wore them. However, by 1978, all teams were wearing names on the backs of the jerseys.
The history of NHL jerseys will never end and the new history will be made all the time. Now, the players wear alternate jerseys in different games. What about the future?

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