Mignolet, Johnson, Toure, Gerrard, Sturridge. 5/11. Half-strength. I don't think he planned for those players to come off injured.NZred said:I refer more to the full strength team he sent out.
If he is that weak-willed, we have bigger problems than United on the weekend. Among other things, this competition is such a high priority for his employers that they fired his predecessor when he won the damn thing. Now we are going into the biggest game of the season with our pants around our ankles. Gerrard will be tired, and given the fixture, odds on for a red.alphakilo said:I think what happened last season - leading to him being lambasted by many people - influenced a lot of his decision-making for this game.
Love the little slipup there on the team name mateHope in your heart said:That's true, when you stand up and fight against it, but that's not how it seems on the pitch right now. Might go to the pens, if Stoke don't score the winner before.
Nope.....we do this all the time - let the minnows make us look crap and play like champions against the best. 2-1 to us on Sunday....no problem YNWAChicagoRed said:Who gives a SHIT. WE ARE FUCKED at the weekend.
Never a penalty that, mate.King Aldo said:Well done Sturridge ... takes some of the sting out of this ... I did just say we might catch them on the counter but we were lucky not to have a penno against just b4 that.
Injuries are one of those things that happen - which is why you don't play critical players on short rest 4 days before a key game, particularly in a second tier competition. Not all of Toure, Gerrard, and Sturridge were necessary. When you set out your stall where the worst case is a disaster, you have to live with the bad luck when it comes.SoueysTash said:Why though? This team should have trounced them...
Injuries are just one of those things
People should be more philosophical....
this is the entire problem: fans who criticise the manager for not taking the carling cup seriously. its not a cup that deserves getting taken seriously. that is why it is played during the week and not the weekend like the fa cup. why you get no money for winning it. you have to play 4 qualifying games for the freaking europa league as a reward for winning it.SoueysTash said:Thing is...if he'd have played a weaker team he wouldn't be taking the cups seriously...
You can't account or for tell injuries...just one of those things.
Chin up all...from adversity comes strength....
Ooops... might have to do with the long balls in the box I expect us having to defend against in the last 15 minutes...SoueysTash said:Love the little slipup there on the team name mate
We'll get the results we need
Yeah I know but with the decisions that have gone against us tonight that could have been another one, that's what I was trying to get across.Mascot88 said:Never a penalty that, mate.