So, the dust has finally settled on the Mickey Mouse Cup Final – a Final none of us really thought we had much chance of winning, regardless of what the optimists amongst us, like GoonerB say. Playing against the best team in the country, it would have taken them to play relatively poorly and us to have a real dream day.
They’ve won 10 games more than us in the League and we’ve both played only 27 matches. Their goal difference is 44 better than ours and it’s so pleasing they have that 1 entry in the defeat column, courtesy of the dippers.
Luckily the game is all a bit of a blur for me. We were outclassed, of that there can be no doubt. However having seen clips of the goals, I still don’t understand why Aguero shoving Mustafi under the ball for the first goal wasn’t penalised (even if Mustafi was naive). Clever play, I’d imagine would be Shearer’s assessment.
Also why was Sane not deemed to be offside when Kompany’s deflection virtually rolled over his toe. Then again, the offside rule is a complete mystery to me these days, so please forgive my ignorance. It was so much better when flags were raised when someone was in an offside position and judgements were then made as to whether they were ‘interfering with play’. At least we knew were we stood.
‘If he’s not interfering with play, what is he doing on the pitch?’ (credit either Bill Nick, Cloughie or Shanks, can’t remember which).
Anyway, onwards to Thursday. What on Earth must be being said in the Arsenal camp for the next few days. Chastisement, I doubt it. Head-scratching, probably. Formulating a plan to turn the tables and blow them out of the water – this is my preferred option. Pre-match lasagne anyone?
The press are uncovering fabricated shortlists for the next Arsenal manager to take over in the summer. We all know that Arsene always sees his contracts through to their end and that he would never be removed from office, so I doubt there’s anything in it. A tweeter made me laugh when he said he’d prefer Buck Rogers to Brendan.
So after City, we have Brighton away on Sunday, quickly followed by the Milan ties sandwiching Watford at home before the blessed relief of another interlull.
Roll on May and the Europa Cup Final!