Its NOT Just The Carling Cup + Lleyton Orient Preview

Where to start from is the question I find myself battling with as I write this post. Three days ago, we ‘had’ won the Carling Cup before even playing a minute in the final, fastforward to now, and we find ourselves in similar positions, bottled it when it mattered, injuries to key players, comedic defending that has become the norm these days and oh yeah, we lost the Carling Cup in the most irritating of ways.

Much ado has been made from how much ado was made about the Carling Cup final. Stories like its just the Carling Cup, our season is still finely poised to win a trophy, Fabregas was missing and a lot of gibberish nonsense. Its either some fans are as un ambitious as the board of directors(who had the nerve to still remind us of how rich we are as a club on the after math of the loss) or we’ve been cursed as a club not to win trophies.

We all watched the match and its been 3 days so there’s no point giving a recap of what happened. But I’ll remind you this, ITS NOT JUST THE CARLING CUP, remember when United almost went three years without any silverware, they changed their fortunes by bagging the Carlin Cup first and look how it propelled them to win three league titles in a row. When will Arsenal learn???

Unto team news for tonight’s Fa Cup replay against Orient at home, in typical fashion after players err, Chezzer and Kozzer have both been dropped for the game and to me that’s unnecessary seeing as you need them to move on quickly and what better game to that than against lower league opposition? Maybe he sees Sunderland at the weekend as a better option, who knows. Like that isn’t bad enough, Robin ‘hardly fit’ Van Persie has been ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury, ruling him out of important ties such as the return leg against Barca, the FA cup tie against United if we get there. Does anyone still think we don’t need a World Class forward come summer or is anyone of the opinion, Nikky B and Chammy can fill his shoes? Maybe, maybe not.

There has been no word yet on whether Aaron Ramsey is back at the club, barring that, the midfield is likely to remain unchanged as I doubt if Fabregas would be allowed to take part in the game. Do we go 4-4-2 with Chammy n Nikky B upfront or play just one of them to prevent injuries, one thing for certain would be Miquel who gets to keep his place from the first leg, I’m not convinced about the young man but hopefully he can do a solid job.

Pick yourselves up, dust yourselves and move on quick is the only message I can pass across to the lads and I hope they heed it, after all its just the Carling Cup, we’re gunning for bigger fish in the league and Champs league.

From wherever you’re reading, see you in the quarter final at Old Trafford. Your thoughts?


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Posted on March 2, 2011, in Match Preview, Post-match thoughts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yea I agree datz itz NOT jus d carling cup…it wudda given d team a massive confidence boost bt we av 2 look fwd nw…chelsea did us a HUGE favour yesterday..all we av 2 do is concentrate on winning our own games.! As for Rvp, latest reports say dt he’d be out 4 6weeks… Talk about being injury-prone..hope Nicky B can step up tho..

  2. I think we are cursed but I still have faith in the team. We are the only one who could break the curse, no other club can do that for us.
    If we can beat Barca (not just to qualify but to win then) at Camp Nou, it will be a very big morale booster for the team. It might sound like a dream but we could try to live the dream.

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