A couple of years ago whilst the (then) Ryman League was having it’s AGM, I tweeted that the league had agreed to restructure the League Cup and that rather than a straight knock-out, it would be constituted of 16 groups of 4, with each team playing eachother twice before the top two went through into the group stage. I think I @ted the Non League Radio show for added gravitas.
This got picked up and ended up being taken as Gospel by more than one club’s official Twitter feed and became a genuinely heated discussion point on a number of club message boards.
“We already play too many fucking games as it is without this…”
“Fucking hell, this league have no idea…”
“Why the League Cup? No-one, literally no-one cares…”
“It costs enough to host one League Cup tie as it is, never mind three of the sodding things…”
Have you ever begun a scurrilous (and barely credible) rumour that gained unlikely traction?
Details below, pls.