Checkatrade Trophy rules circumvented by Bradford as attendances drop further

05 October 2016 12:04
• City goalkeeper substituted after three minutes against Bury• Assistant manager Black said Colin Doyle ‘had poor 45 seconds’The Checkatrade Trophy, which suffered serious attendance drops of 20% for the first set of matches in August, has come under further scrutiny after the Bradford goalkeeper Colin Doyle was substituted three minutes into the game against Bury on Tuesday night. “I thought he had a poor 45 seconds,” said the assistant manager Kenny Black after Bradford’s 2-1 victory, in a direct snub to the new rules introduced this season for the re-formatted Football League tournament which now features Under-23 academy sides from Premier League and Championship clubs. Related: Checkatrade Trophy sees attendances fall as the #BTeamBoycott bites The atmosphere's building. #pompey pic.twitter.com/JlxtxjfJFv Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian