Win­ner takes it all with ABBA penalty sys­tem

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

MANY teams have had a dream crushed by penalty shoot-out dis­ap­point­ment over the years. And it’s long been felt that the side go­ing first have an un­fair ad­van­tage in the shootout, with ex­tra pres­sure on the side go­ing sec­ond. Now the EFL are set to take a chance on the ABBA for­mat in their com­pe­ti­tions this sea­sons. It means that in­stead of the shoot-out go­ing Team A, Team B, Team A, Team B, it will now go Team A, Team B, Team B, Team A etc. The name of the game will still be vic­tory and the win­ner will still take it all, but it’s hoped the new sys­tem will make things fairer for both sides. The first round of the Carabao Cup will present the first po­ten­tial op­por­tu­nity for the new sys­tem to come into use with games tak­ing place on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day.

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