I gather that there's some discussion as to whether Cardiff City will be able to play in Europe next season should they win the English Cup. Can someone clarify whether this is an English FA or UEFA rulebook situation? Must be English system in my view as Derry City played in the UEFA Cup last season (and thankfully thumped Gre£na who at that time still thought they were a real football club!). Londonderry is in the North of Ireland but Derry play in the League of Ireland, ie in the Republic - so they technically do not even play in Britain but in a "foreign" competition. Precedent there?