January 27, 2017 at 9:54 am #1423688
@ts7. “….Got Man Utd on my mind…..Jose’s got us playing the way Utd should….”
The chant was ringing through the KC yesterday. The travelling United fans never fail us.January 27, 2017 at 9:55 am #1423689
Heard this morning Jose has blocked Young and Fosu Mensa leaving. In fosu mensas case i dont get it, why not let him go on loan? Its not like hes getting any game time this season, surely you are just stunting a young players development this way?
Ashely Young is another one i dont get – Jose has hardly used him and as an attacking winger he doesnt really offer much. In fact he probably offers more as a full backJanuary 27, 2017 at 9:57 am #1423691
I agree TS7 mate,it
s the results that count.We all know players that are rubbish and need to be sold/let go asap,and those who are too old.i.e.Carrick,Rooney,Ibra,Bastian.Now lets just make sure we go on to win it,and try and do the same with the FA and EL.There are still 4 days in this transfer window left,and who knows,there could still be movements in/out of the club,like Darmian,Young,Schweinsteiger!.January 27, 2017 at 9:58 am #1423692
@ts7 – It’s not the final I dread, it’s the (inevitable) victory celebrations on winning a Mickey Mouse trophy. The tone of your post suggests you are looking forward to a game against the mighty Southampton and relish the prospect of lifting the Mickey Mouse cup then popping the champagne and chanting Eee aye addeeo we won the cup.
Look at the teams we have faced in cup competitions this year and last. For the most part the performance and results have been embarassing.January 27, 2017 at 10:32 am #1423726
@Mac, agreed that the results in most of our Cup ties haven’t been great but success breeds success. Jose kick started his very first season with Chelsea with a win in the League Cup. Admittedly the ‘mighty Southampton’ might not be the sternest test we could have faced but it certainly won’t be an easy game.
So should we celebrate winning a mickey mouse cup, damn right we should. As I said, success breeds success and if that’s what it takes to get this team ticking along nicely then bring it on.January 27, 2017 at 10:48 am #1423734
Not feeling that song… no way as good as the best song.January 27, 2017 at 10:51 am #1423736
I am looking forward to it actually mac, as I do with any cup final. The “mighty” Southampton as you patronisingly them are a well run, well supported and proud football club so it should be a great day out….and as they broke my 8-year-old heart I am looking forward to finally laying to rest the ghost of Bobby fucking Stokes. Having seen the price of tickets just announced this morning I’m not looking forward to that mind you.
It hasn’t been a Mickey Mouse Cup for a while now either…look at some of the finals of the last 10-15 years, all well represented with the big guns and some feisty, action packed games to boot.
And I don’t think the performances or results have been embarrassing at all in the domestic cups this season. We’ve had some cracking wins and played really well on this run until an off night last night. Seems to me some people are born with a moan on the tip of their tongue. Maybe you can cheer yourself up going on the pull while the game is on?January 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm #1423831
I’m with blacky on this. Cruise control or not, as employees or employers working for organisations we have to give 110% 5-7 days a week! These pillocks are only required to give that match day 90 mins.
Is that really too much to ask? after being paid astronomical sums.January 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm #1423903
it was quite cold though to be fair to them, though they might have warmed up had they run around and put a shift in 😉January 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm #1423951
Typical cockney coming on here blaming the cold. I’ve known worse steveosnakeeye and didn’t even put my gloves on. They just played like a bunch of complacent slapped arses who thought the job was done. My take on it was with the boycott by Hull fans and the reserve side they put out, the game had a strange, testimonial feel to it…certainly didn’t feel like a cup semi final. No intensity whatsoever and Hull came vaguely close to benefitting from that.
Much work for Maureen to do, whilst you must say A corner has been turned you wouldn’t say THE cornerJanuary 28, 2017 at 6:49 am #1424077
@killyboye – Yes in theory success should bring success. This is why when JM talked about not being interested in the Europa League, I argued we should use these games to get confidence and momentum by using the lesser clubs as sparring partners and punching bags. BUT what happens. We huff and puff to beat these lesser clubs. Its painful, its embarassing to watch. We are not getting better at beating small clubs are we. Its not a case of success bringing success, its complacency breeding complacency, its poor performance bringing poor performance. Confidence can be boosted by wins, it can be shattered by defeats.
United against Southampton should be a mismatch. Its like a heavyweight boxer against a flyweight. IF I thought the final would be a bloodbath with us stuffing at least 5 past them then I would be baying for blood. BUT recent experience in cup games against small clubs tells me it is likely to be more of the same, The only difference is at the end I get to see these overpaid prima donnas popping champagne and celebrating as if they’d won the Champions League.January 28, 2017 at 6:49 am #1424078
@ts7 – I say “mighty” Southampton not to patronize but to highlight they are not our equals. They are a small club. Do you think Southampton are our equals?
We are a big club and should act like a big club. We used to mock Liverpool when we were challenging for PL-CL and they were in League Cup finals. Since SAF retired some fans have lowered expectations and standards. Reaching top 4 under LvG was seen as a “success”, mission accomplished. Fans have bigged up the opposition making small clubs “tough opponents” and bigged up mediocre United players eg Jones. These fans would turn us into a Liverpool.
I agree that a cup final can be a good day out but that’s because of the beer, the fans, the singing not the football. IF we had recent history of slaughtering small clubs I would look forward to the final just as any Roman relished the thought of watching Lions devour christians in the arena. BUT how enthusiastic would the Roman be if the christians gave the lions a bloody nose.
Yes we should celebrate any win and trophy but celebrations should be proportional to the achievement. To over enthuse and celebrate minor events and achievements makes us a big club acting like a small club.
Perhaps I would not see it as a Mickey Mouse club had City taken the competition seriously and not fielded an under-strength side. Please let’s not wet the bed at the prospect of a League Cup final win over Southampton.
PS – I was at the 76 cup final. Are you really seeing this cup final as our chance for revenge for a game 40 years ago? Are you elevating Southampton to the role of our bitter rivals?January 28, 2017 at 8:27 am #1424090
Ha ha, you sound like the blues macguffin, defending City’s “reserve team” that still finished with most of the big guns on the pitch. And they looked pretty chuffed when they beat Liverpool with a full strength team in the final last year.
Think we look at football and other teams through very different eyes though and I’m afraid I can’t match your gladiatorial view of the arena, Brutus. Course i don’t see Southampton as our “equals” but they will be for ninety odd minutes at Wembley. And perhaps the dismissive “one step ahead of themselves” attitude is why the Saints are in the final and not the mickeys who ended up with egg on their faces.
I was eight for the 76 final and had my heart broken twice. First when all my begging went in vain and I wasn’t allowed down to Wembley and then when Bobby Stokes scored his offside goal that he probably also controlled with his arm too. I’m not elevating Southampton to anything, it’s a bit of fun more than anything. But that is my first memory of a cup final and I’ll dance a little more than normal if we beat the buggers at Wembley, preferably with an offside stinkerJanuary 28, 2017 at 10:55 am #1424139
@ts7 – I thought we were having a serious football discussion about the league cup and the reason for my “dread”.
But is seems the reason you picked me up on my post is because when you were EIGHT YEARS OLD you had your heart broken because we lost a final to Southampton and you are now wetting the bed at the thought of revenge. You will do cartwheels as we lift the trophy and the demons of 76 are exorcised from that little boy.
I was at that final. I was a student at the time. I wasn’t heartbroken. I was pissed off. But I said “fuck it”, drowned my sorrow in gallons of ale and moved on. I can now understand your enthusiasm for the final but please don’t express shock and surprise at me for not sharing it.
I now dread the prospect of your celebration posts on this forum.January 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm #1424250
I don’t think I’d have a serious discussion about anything with a humourless, charmless man like yourself macguffin.
It’s a cup final, just enjoy it you miserable old bore. It might not be the European Cup but if it’s a stepping stone getting back where we feel we belong then I’m not going to apologise for celebrating it. That’s if we win of course, you might look down your big long nose at Southampton but I’ve got a lot of respect for a decent football club.
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