Ted Hughes wrote:brite blu sky wrote:Ted Hughes wrote:brite blu sky wrote:CLASSIC CUP GAME.. JUDGING BY A LOT OF THE COMMENTS IN THIS THREAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE!
BOO BOYS OUT IN FORCE BECAUSE WE DREW. FFS THERE ARE SOME MARD ARSED PEOPLE AROUND.
as you were.. carry on.
Seen plenty of them. Some, when we played like today, we've been knocked out. Ohers when we've played well, we've won comfortably. For the standard of players at our disposal, today was poor. If it had been Joe Royle's side, or Mel Machin's or frank Clark's I would have been satisfied, but it's not.
We weren't knocked out, credit to Leicester, they played a classic cup tie and challenged for everything, we did wimp out it's true, they got us on the back foot and did a good job of trying to keep us there, we never settled down, we never got control.. classic cup stuff. We made a mistake and it goes to a replay.
In reference to the undercurrent of what you say, Mancini has yet to learn about english football, particularly the cups, so have the players. How do you imagine that they go about that? i would also have been happy if that had been Frank Clark's team.. less so Joe Royle.. but the big difference is that both those managers had a lot more experience of english cup ties.. so the point is mute imo. Mancini has to learn these things. I trust he will and it will make him better.
I wish he'd hurry up up because I see our biggest obstacles to winning it as; 1) rest of top 5, 2) Everton, 3) Mancini fucking about.
Well if he doesn't he doesn't.. there is fucl all we can do about it.. but now you've mentioned it if we get through that far i can see it now us getting Everton the same week as we play them at Goodison. School of hard knocks, thrown in the deep end.. get on with it and learn how to deal with it. I'd take that as i think that Mancini is influenced by tough challenges and does learn, so for me the harder the better and the more unrelenting the better.. we will get a top manager and a top team out of the other side of the mill.