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  • not_blonde_really not_blonde_really Jan 17, 2009 20:46 Flag

    Cup results V League results

    Morning Longtime.

    That's probably part of it, but I think it's much more down to us than them. The team we put out can be the same in a league game and a cup game, but the team in the up wants it so much more, they play with a proper urgency. It's like the old 'new manager' effect (look what a difference that made to us this season), they know it's probably their only chance to do it so they go out and give it their all. That combined with a couple of pretty good runs over the last few seasons has probably developed a bit of a "we're a cup team" mentality in the squad - it's a self-perpetuating feeling of not being quite good enough in the league.

    Also, they know it's nice to win, and it's easier to win a cup than the league.

    That's what I reckon anyway, and is why I thought Redknapp would be good for the team - I hoped he could lift the mood in the dressing room and make winning a habit - but at the moment that team spirit's missing a bit. Hopefully the cup match congestion we're about to hit will bring us some regular winning form in cup matches that can be transferred to the league.

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    • Hi nbr ..........I'd be happy to lose to manu next week if we get through on Thursday. That's certainly not a formality with our players.
      See Manu are looking at Palacios, they'll nick him away from us. I wouldn't be surprised to see Bellamy end up at Man City as well!
      It's going to be hard to attract good players here to the possibility of a relegation scrap.
      We could do with a bit of Harry's magic in the transfer market.
      See his interview, not interested in letting players leave unless they are fringe players.
      That's sensible but a shame as well. Bentley, Beht , Jenas et al will still be here come February.
      I just hope they start playing for the team and not just pouncing around as usual!!