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League Cup: New competition with a flexible mode - and a treat


Corona makes it possible. From Tuesday, the district clubs from the district league to the C-class will enter the league cup. That's behind the new format.

Corona makes it possible.

From Tuesday, the district clubs from the district league to the C-class will enter the league cup.

That's behind the new format.


- The competition is brand new and, according to the Bavarian Football Association (BFV), was devised under the following premise: "Since there will be no regular season 2020/21 in Bavarian amateur football with the exception of the juniors, the BFV and all Bavarian clubs have attractive alternatives -Developed competitions that not only guarantee the clubs playing time and offer sporting incentives, but are also designed so flexibly that the BFV can react to possible new restrictions in the wake of the corona pandemic. "

In plain language: Because only the games of the second half of the 2019/20 season had to be distributed in the period from September 2020 to May 2021, there was the possibility of playing other competitive games via the new competition.

Participation is voluntary - and there is a separate cup round for each level, such as the state league, district league, district league, district class, A, B and C class.

In order to increase the incentive, the new competition can be used to get hold of additional promotion places to the next higher division.

And should a relegation candidate win the league cup, he could definitely hold the league.

Group stage from a local point of view

At the different levels it is allowed to choose different forms of play such as group phases, single rounds and playoffs.

This means that the mode can differ in the association, district and district area.

It is also possible to interlock with the toto cup.

Sounds a bit complicated - and in part it is.

Separate execution and specific competition modes have been issued for each league level.

For the district teams from the district league to the C-class, the following provisions apply roughly to the preliminary round that begins this week: It is played in a group phase, for example in the district league in local groups of four with a round trip, from the district to to the C-Class in groups of five and six as a single round.

Attention: The quotient rule applies

The group stage runs until the winter break in November.

There is a special feature in the Kreis and A-Class: Here, in November, a sixteenth-finals will be played in a knockout system, so that in March all leagues can continue with the sixteenth-finals.

However, the table position in the group stage is not simply calculated using the points collected, but using the quotient rule.

The quotient is calculated from the number of points divided by the number of games completed, and is then rounded to two decimal places.

The team with the highest quotient heads the table.

This is to ensure better comparability for measures in connection with Corona and any game cancellations, so that the round of 16 players can still be determined for the spring, if necessary across groups.

As an incentive for the clubs, there is a promotion place for the final winner at each league cup level for the coming season.

In the district league, district class and A-class, the loser of the final has a place in the totopokal semi-finals in 2021 at district level.

Various regulations have also been introduced for this - for example, when it comes to the question of what happens if the winner is promoted or relegated via the league.

The league cup knockout phase starts in March.

That is what the regional league coaches think of the league cup

Anton Kopp (SV Kranzberg): 

“It's good that the League Cup gives you more games and that there are no further big gaps.

But I still have no idea what to make of it.

You have to see how seriously the matter is taken by the teams that are fighting for promotion or relegation in the league, and whether they then use more players from the second row. " 

Enes Mehmedovic (BC Attaching):

“I think the league cup is good - it's never been there before.

I think it's interesting, there are a lot of derbies and I'm looking forward to it. " 

Michael Stiller (TSV Allershausen):

“We play in the league cup because they are competitive games.

So the long preparation at least made sense.

So you have more point games, two of them are even additional derbies against Kranzberg.

If you hadn't registered for the League Cup now, I'd have four point games and I would be back in four weeks.

So there was almost no other option than to register for it if you didn't want to have another four or five month break. " 

Albert Bauer (TSV Moosburg):

“In terms of the basic idea and format, the competition is okay.

In our current situation, however, the cup game at FC Moosburg is the first serious game after the Corona break and is more of a preparation for us.

For the league cup itself, we don't expect very big chances. "

Josef Fuchs

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Source: merkur

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