Apologies for the late post today, I was away all weekend, then had engineers in today installing new Gigabit Broadband at home, so couldn’t get online to piece together the post before now.
As you can see though, brand new 1GB per sec broadband connection, super speeds!
On to all things FIFA, it has been a mixed bag cup wise, first up was another Carabao cup final against Spurs, after winning it last year it would have been great to defend the trophy but it wasn’t to be.
Due to fixture congestion, we had to field a severely depleted team, with a few fringe players, and was never even at the races.
Spurs coasted into a 3-0 lead before we pulled a consolation goal back late on, finally losing 3-1, disappointing but the stamina depletion just left us unable to compete on the day, strength in depth is the lesson to be learned here.
Due to playing tired players you always run the risk of injury, and the dreaded curse hit us hard in this match, losing our Captain and defender, Denswill, to a big injury, I now have a left back filling in for him at CB position, times are tough.
On to another cup, the Europa League, and things were looking shaky in our last 16 match against OG Nice, in the first leg away from home, they went 1-0 up against the run of play, and it was a tense match, with us peppering their goal non stop but failing to find the net, until late on and the arrival of Dennis, who slipped home a tidy finish to level the score and grab a critical away goal.
The clip below shows the equaliser in the first leg, followed by the 2-0 win back at home to clinch the tie.
In other news, the board thanked me for improving the coffers via shirt sales, and my manager trust level currently sits at 77%, I should be good for another season with a Europa League and Premier league push, oh, and we are also in the FA Cup quarters.
League form has been fairly consistent as of late, still hanging in at the top of the table, currently 3rd, 2 points behind leaders Chelsea who have a game in hand, it will go down to the wire but nice to still be involved at this stage after falling away so emphatically late on, pre-fuckery window in the last few seasons.