Let’s steer away from some of the picture quizzes for now, shall we?
This week sees us travel to Sunderland to face off against the Black Cats for a place at Wembley. They were beaten finalists the year after we won it, and are likely to field a strong side as they look to go back there and add a trophy to their rather empty cabinet. As for us, an unlikely fourth trophy in five seasons could be on the cards, if we negotiate this challenging tie.
Since we’ve been back in the Football League, we’ve played 21 games in this competition, with Accrington coming out three times in the latter stages, and Mansfield the same number of times in the group stages. We’ve played five under 21 teams too, and have only lost three games in normal time. We’ve seen a few saved penalties too, and in total have taken part in seven penalty shootouts, losing just two.
There have been highs and lows in a competition that has brought us plenty of money and yet is very much maligned and misunderstood by many. Of those matches, of those highs and lows, how much can you recall? This quiz features 14 questions post-2016/17, and just one that might require deeper knowledge.