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Encyclopedia > Football League Trophy
Football League Trophy
Image:Johnstone's paint trophy logo.PNG
Founded
1983
Number of Teams
48
Current Champions
MK Dons
Current Season
Football League Trophy 2007-08
Country
Flag of England England
Flag of Wales Wales
Most successful club(s)
Birmingham City, Blackpool, Bristol City, Port Vale, Stoke City, Swansea City & Wigan Athletic
(2 times champions each)

The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. It was originally called the Associate Members' Cup (an anachronism as there is now no distinction between full and associate membership of the Football League). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Milton Keynes Dons Football Club is a professional football club founded in 2004, based in Milton Keynes, England. ... Image File history File links Current_sport. ... The Johnstones Paint Trophy 2007-08 is the 24th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knockout competition for English football clubs in Leagues One and Two. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the country. ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Swansea City F.C. are a Welsh football team currently playing in the English Football League, specifically in Football League Two. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales. ... Conference National (currently billed as the Blue Square Premier for sponsorship reasons) [1] is the top division of the Football Conference. ...


The official name is periodically changed to match changes in sponsors and is now the Johnstone's Paint Trophy (for three years from 2006), the common nickname amongst the fans for the cup during this period is the "Paint Pot Trophy" or "Paint Pot Cup" [1].


Seven clubs share the record for most wins in the competition with two successes apiece, but no club has yet won the tournament for a third time. Bristol City and Carlisle United have both reached the final the greatest number of times (4), with Bristol City having won twice, 1986 and 2003, to the single victory achieved by Carlisle in 1997. Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ...

Contents

Structure

The Trophy is currently contested by just Football League One and Football League Two clubs and, from season 2006-07, is played in a knock-out (single elimination) format in two regional sections (except in Round 1, where these sections are sub-divided to create 4 regional sections). The final, which is traditionally held at Wembley, was played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, from 2001 to 2007 due to its redevelopment. Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ...


History

The competition for Third and Fourth (as they were before 1992) Division clubs dates back to the 1983-84 season. Early cup competitions for third-tier clubs include the individual Football League Third Division North Cup and Football League Third Division South Cup from 1934 to 1939. The Football League Third Division North Cup was a knockout competition open to teams competing in Division 3 (North) of The Football League. ... The Football League Third Division South Cup was a knockout competition open to teams competing in Division 3 (South) of The Football League. ...


Prior to 1984 there had been a couple of different attempts to fill the gap in the calendar left by the collapse of the Texaco Cup-Anglo-Scottish Cup in 1981. The 1982-83 season saw the setting up of the Football League Group Cup, a competition which was re-named the Football League Trophy for the 1983-84 season. However unlike the present Football League Trophy, these competitions were not limited to lower-division clubs. The Texaco Cup was a cup competition that involved clubs from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland that had not qualified for European competions. ... The Anglo-Scottish Cup was a tournament arranged for eight of the best teams in English and Scottish football leagues during the summer for several years during the 1970s. ... The Football League Group Cup was a shortlived football competition which first took place prior to and during the 1981-82 season. ...


Various attempts have been made to solve the problem of reducing the 48 lower-division clubs to a round power of two (which is required for a knockout tournament): often the first round of the cup was played in round-robin groups of three; at other times the more senior clubs have been given byes into the second round. The addition of 8 or 12 (rather than 16) teams from the Conference (from 2000-01 to 2005-06) has not solved this problem. This season, 16 teams of the bottom two League divisions will receive byes, and the remaining 32 will play the first round in four regional sections. A round-robin tournament or all-play-all tournament is a type of group tournament in which each participant plays every other participant an equal number of times. ...


The tournament was widely considered to have been devalued[who?] when it was announced in March 2006 that, following a change of corporate ownership, LDV was withdrawing its sponsorship of the competition (1), meaning that no prize money would be paid to the winners of the 2006 final. It was noted[who?], however, that LDV's website continued to trumpet the firm's sponsorship arrangement until May 2006. The final was held under the banner of simply the Football League Trophy, and it was announced that a new sponsor would be sought. In May the League announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Johnstone's Paint. For other uses see LDV LDV Limited is a British van manufacturer, based in the Ward End area of Birmingham, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian GAZ group. ...


The current holders of the Football League Trophy are Milton Keynes Dons, having beaten Grimsby Town in the Final 2-0 on 30 March 2008 at Wembley Stadium. Milton Keynes Dons Football Club is a professional football club founded in 2004, based in Milton Keynes, England. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ...


For the 2008/2009 season, Leicester City will make their first appearance in the trophy following their relegation to League 1 Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...


Crowd attendances

The competition is not considered a priority, with many clubs opting to field below-strength teams, particularly in the earlier rounds. A new rule from the 2006-7 season aims to stop this, with teams now obliged to play at least 6 of the players with the most appearances in their respective positions (for the season to date) or face a fine. Supporters, too, apparently lack enthusiasm for the competition, with crowds usually falling well below the level considered acceptable (or, indeed, commercially viable) for senior football. For example, in November 2005, Peterborough United (with an average crowd of approximately 4,500) attracted just 969 people to their game against Swindon Town, whilst Swansea City (with an average gate of some 15,000) saw a mere 5,321 people attend their tie with Rushden & Diamonds. Nottingham Forest had the lowest attendance in their history, with just 2,013 fans turning up for the tie against Brentford. Peterborough United Football Club are an English football team currently playing in League Two for the 2007-08 season. ... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... Swansea City F.C. are a Welsh football team currently playing in the English Football League, specifically in Football League Two. ... Rushden & Diamonds F.C. is a professional football club based in Irthlingborough, England. ... This article is about the English football club. ... Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ...


During their exile more than 40 miles away at Macclesfield Town between moving grounds, Chester City attracted just 409 fans against Bury in November 1990 and 420 in the following year's competition against Darlington. Macclesfield Town Football Club are an English football team. ... For the Local Government District of Chester, see Chester (district). ... For the team from Bury St Edmunds, see Bury Town F.C.. Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Greater Manchester. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... Darlington Football Club (also known as Darlo or The Quakers) are an English football team based in the English town of Darlington, currently playing in Football League Two. ...


To date, the record attendance for a game outside the final has been Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackpool, on 25 February 2004 of 21,390 (2) SWFC redirects here. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The record attendance for the final is 80,841, for the Sherpa Van Trophy Final match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley at Wembley on May 29, 1988. Wolves are the only former English football champions to win the Trophy; Burnley and Huddersfield Town have been finalists once each. Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club managed by Owen Coyle and based in Burnley, Lancashire, England. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The English football champions are the winners of the highest league in English football, which is currently the Premier League. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ...


Names

  • Associate Members' Cup (1983-1984 - official unsponsored name until 1992)
  • Freight Rover Trophy (1984-1987)
  • Sherpa Van Trophy (1987-1989)
  • Leyland DAF Cup (1989-1991)
  • Autoglass Trophy (1991-1994)
  • Auto Windscreens Shield (1994-2000)
  • LDV Vans Trophy (2000-2006)
  • Football League Trophy (2006 - final only, but the official unsponsored name since 1992)
  • Johnstone's Paint Trophy (from 2006)

LDV Limited was formed in 1993 following a management buy-out of DAF NVs Leyland DAF van manufacturing division in Birmingham, England, following the bankruptcy of the Dutch company. ... For other uses see LDV LDV Limited is a British van manufacturer, based in the Ward End area of Birmingham, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian GAZ group. ... Leyland Trucks, the British truck manufacturer, emerged from the bankruptcy of DAF NV as the result of a management buy-out. ... For other uses see LDV LDV Limited is a British van manufacturer, based in the Ward End area of Birmingham, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian GAZ group. ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales. ...

Past Finals

The Associate Members Cup

The Freight Rover Trophy For the non League club, see Bournemouth F.C.. AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Hull City Association Football Club is an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. ...

Sherpa Vans Trophy Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Mansfield Town Football Club is an English football club who currently play in League Two of the Football League. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ...

Leyland DAF Cup Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club managed by Owen Coyle and based in Burnley, Lancashire, England. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Torquay United Football Club, nicknamed the Gulls, is an English association football club based in the seaside resort town of Torquay, Devon. ...

Autoglass Trophy Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. by a... Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team, based in Bristol. ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. by a...

Autowindscreens Shield Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Stockport County Football Club is an English football club based in Stockport, England. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Stockport County Football Club is an English football club based in Stockport, England. ... Swansea City AFC (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team currently playing in the Football League League One. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ...

LDV Vans Trophy Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Rotherham United F.C. is an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that plays in Football Leagues fourth tier, League Two. ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club are an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Colchester United Football Club is an English football team who play in the Championship. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... For the non League club, see Bournemouth F.C.. AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Millwall Football Club are an English professional football team based at the New Den Stadium in Bermondsey, South East London. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ...

Football League Trophy Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Cambridge United Football Club (also known as United and The Us or simply Cambridge) is a professional football club from Cambridge, England. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ...

Johnstone's Paint Trophy Swansea City AFC (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team currently playing in the Football League League One. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ...

Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team, based in Bristol. ... The Johnstones Paint Trophy 2007-08 is the 24th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knockout competition for English football clubs in Leagues One and Two. ... Milton Keynes Dons Football Club is a professional football club founded in 2004, based in Milton Keynes, England. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ...

See also

The Texaco Cup was a cup competition that involved clubs from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland that had not qualified for European competions. ... The Anglo-Scottish Cup was a tournament arranged for eight of the best teams in English and Scottish football leagues during the summer for several years during the 1970s. ... The Football League Group Trophy was a shortlived English football competition which took place in the 1981/82 and 1982/83 seasons. ...

References

  1. ^ Paint Pot Trophy Final Report - http://www.codalmighty.com/site/ca.php?page=0708/mk-n-flt/report&return_to_0708=0708/mk-n-flt

External links

  • [1] Draws, Reviews, Bulletins, News
  • Football League Trophy News from the official Football League site
  • The Football League Trophy - fan site with complete results for all seasons
  • Johnstone's Paints Home - Johnstone's Paints website
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