Carling Cup Final and other news

Arsenal Edebayor and Bendtner clashSpurs were quite confident before the game that they would be able to beat Arsenal this time and they did that emphatic style. Even I was expecting Spurs to reach the final but I didn’t expect them to beat by Arsenal by¬†5- 1. Even though Arsenal had a few youngsters in there side, they also had a few experienced players with them and they should have done more. There was also some on field spat between Arsenal Adebayor and Nicolas Bendtner which are being talked about in every newspaper recently. Football is a game of passion and things could boil over if you are losing 5-1 from a team that hasn’t beaten you in 9 years. Credit must be given to spurs who played really well and have reached there first final in six years. They will now face Chelsea in the final at Wembley.

The other semifinal between Chelsea and Everton was a tight game with Joe Cole scoring a great goal to seal a 1 – 0 win for Chelsea ( 3 – 1 aggregate). Everton have played well in the first leg and were extremely unlucky to have lost the game 2 – 1 at Stamford Bridge. They started off in a similar fashion, dominating possession and making chances but the Chelsea defense along with Peter Cech proved too much for them to break down. At the other end, Chelsea’s Joe Cole scored a beautiful game to wrap things up for Chelsea. The final between Chelsea and Tottenham will sure be an exciting game with Chelsea being the clear favorites to win. But Spurs shouldn’t be underestimated and having reached there first final after a long time, they should be motivated enough. And with Berbatov and Keane as strikers, you can’t rule them out. As for me , i will be rooting for a spurs win.

In some of the other news, Real Madrid have finally accepted that signing Cristiano Ronaldo is almost impossible. I think they should focus on more realistic targets now. I mean what’s the point of going after players such as Fabregas, Kaka, Ronaldinho etc whom the clubs are not going to sell even if you are willing to pay a hefty amount. Sir Alex Ferguson has blamed the Liverpool owners for not showing enough support to there manager. Clearly for a club to be successful, you have to stick and give some time to the manager which has clearly not happened with Benitez. The fans are all in favor of Benitez but not the owners. Unless they resolve there difference with the manager, the club wont move forward. Meanwhile former Liverpool forward Milan Baros is close to joining Portsmouth on loan. After a wonderful performance at Euro 2004, Baros couldn’t produce the same form for Liverpool, Villa and Lyon. Lets see how things turn out for him in Portsmouth. Redknapp is a great manager and can get the best out of every where and i am sure that’s what he will be trying to do.

What do you guys think about the Carling Cup final. Who are you going to support. Share your thoughts with us in comments.

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