Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans, whose team were defeated by Wycombe in the quarter-finals in front of a crowd of 2,047 - the biggest attendance of any match the Stags played in during the competition this term - said the EFL should take heed of the almost universal spectator boycott.
"The format was wrong and you can tell that when you look at football supporters around the country," Evans told BBC Radio Nottingham.
"We should never forget that it is not about teams and clubs - football is about supporters. It is very much like the theatre, you are only as good as your audience. Supporters voted in the early rounds with their feet.
"Yes, it got a little more interesting towards the semi-finals, but that is largely because there were good clubs involved for that level.
"The format has to change. We have to find a new format that delivers what they set out to deliver - a platform for youngsters to play. But no Premier League lads up against experienced players from League One and League Two, that doesn't work."
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Tippy Tappy Football wrote:It should be a straight knockout cup competition for EFL League 1 and 2 clubs. No Premier League B Teams, U23s or group matches. I would also do away with the two leg semi-finals although I would have a replay for semi-finals ending up in a draw after extra time.
I would also throw the Premier League teams out of the League Cup.
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