You know the football season is officially back in full swing when you see the big boys of England's top flight traveling to the nippy climates of Crawley and Sheffield on a weekday evening.
There's something beautifully poetic about the balance that a competition like the Capital One Cup—formerly the Carling Cup—brings to viewers, pitting the best in the land against those whom may be perceived as something less.
The League Cup, as the competition is otherwise known, got its second round underway this evening and 12 Premier League outfits were on hand to compete for our entertainment.
Not that their lower league counterparts' presence holds any less significance in this tournament, but the next dozen slides shall focus on those from the top tier.
So, in a night of action involving those teams who don't get to play on the big stages too often, here's a rundown of just who was, or wasn't in fine form for our Premier league representatives in Round Two of the Capital One Cup.