Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Do You Care If We Lose?

Do You Care If We Lose?

Sunday evening will see the first piece of major silverware being dished out in England as Arsenal take on Chelsea in the League cup final.

Having just had a skoosh round and getting last minute Cup Final news before my 4.30am departure on the morrow, I came across and article written by Sir Bobby Robson that posed to me a rather interesting question.

Do I care if we lose?

First of all I'll let you have a butchers at what Bobby had to say for himself.

Arsene Wenger is a braver manager than me if he sticks to his young Gunners in the Carling Cup final today.

A lot of bosses, probably most, would be tempted to bring back some of the big players like Jens Lehmann, William Gallas and Thierry Henry with a trophy against one of your biggest rivals at stake.

In some ways, Arsene`s stance is to be applauded and many neutrals will be hoping they can do to Chelsea what they did to Liverpool and Tottenham. However, I fear Arsene`s faith in his exciting youngsters might prove costly in Cardiff and I don`t think the Arsenal fans will appreciate it if they lose.


You can read the entire article here.

My own personal stance is that this competition has provided the younger players with a means to gain vital experience of what it's like to play first team football and ultimately what the pressure feels like on the big stage.

It also gives we the fans a sneak preview of what is in store for our future whilst experiencing great football at cut-price costs.

I'm proud of everything our League Cup team has achieved and if giving these players their reward means losing out on silverware to the Premiership champions, then so be it.

I will not be angry, I won't have a bad word to say about any of the players, they have nothing but my admiration.

Tomorrow my friends, is a win win situation.

Thoughts? Ideas?


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday February 24 2007
Time: 9:52PM

Comments

0
Let's see how you feel making that journey home if it all goes wrong!
merlin
24/02/2007 22:00:00
0
Not bother to read the article Merlin? I'll feel pride & admiration at their achievments!!! And also, I'll be a little drunk ;)
Rocky7
24/02/2007 22:05:00
0
If we lose then my haemeroids will itch vigorously, but if we win then they'll still itch but maybe with a little less intensity, and the throb will only happen at 10 minute intervals. So in the scheme of things, it really doesn't matter to me that much. Win or lose, as long as the lads gain good experience from it then that's all that matters.
flv
24/02/2007 22:05:00
0
Merlin, you're gonna be paying double toll across the bridge tomorrow, I'll make sure my buddies see to that one. You ain't got the fare, you ain't coming in. Gloucester is nice though apparently.
flv
24/02/2007 22:12:00
0
8-)
flv
24/02/2007 22:14:00
0
Remind me to ask you on Monday morning whether it's still a win-win situation.
EuroBlue
24/02/2007 22:19:00
0
Merlin, we are going to infect you with Gunnerhoea. »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
24/02/2007 23:36:00
0
As long as the game turns into a battleground of wills, guts and glory, I don't mind. ;) I just hope there's no..umm... questionable officiating that benefits either sides actually. Other than that, I won't say win or lose, but just that I'm looking forward to the match!
ducksworth
25/02/2007 00:22:00
0
Every neutral in the country will be roaring for us to get one over on Team Evil and the narcissistic ho that is Maureen, the hatred that exists for this bunch of mercenaries and their murderous oligarch stretches nationwide, I don't expect victory, but if it happens the true spirit of football will for once triumph against filthy lucre and all its ills, c'mon the kids!!.
nikolaijns
25/02/2007 01:07:00
0
God is a gooner! make it happen!
iceman10
25/02/2007 01:33:00
Page 1/4
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Premier League Team Of The Season So Far (25/3/17)

The Team of the Season so far based on statistical scoring points has now been released.

Ozil Remains Happy At Arsenal

German international Mesut Ozil has has again been speaking about how happy he is at Arsenal and he says that speculating about his future would be wrong, we'll simply see what...

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Brom MotM
Suggested By:
Cech3%
Bellerin4%
Mustafi0%
Koscielny0%
Monreal4%
Oxlade-Chamberlain0%
Xhaka31%
Walcott0%
Ramsey9%
Welbeck4%
Sanchez45%
Sub-Ospina0%
Sub-Giroud0%
Sub-Iwobi0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 4:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 10 2017 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 17 2017 8:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.connor2
2.Naijagunner1
Write for Vital Football