We'll have to think of some other positives from failure as the season progresses, you can't apply that one to the remaining competitions.
I'm sure some people in the media will try to make more of this than there is, but personally I'm not that arsed. As a competition it was obviously very low on our priorities, who's only possible benefit would have been to give some of the younger/fringe players a run out, as proved by Ole's team selection. Good luck to West Ham, they defended well and held out for the win, but I'll take the three points from Sunday.
The positives from tonights loss were VDB played well and gave us a glimpse of what he can do given the chance, and there's more in his game. An odd positive this, but Martial gave us confirmatory proof, if any were needed, that he is done as an attacking option for us. He has to be the most disinterested forward I've seen play for us in decades, and given he doesn't seem inclined to show any effort or workrate in other areas of his game, it seems pointless having him around the first team.
In this day and age, everyone fields a weakened team in this competition, and supporters know that. Their expectations when they bought the tickets would have been that they’d be seeing the youngsters/reserves, so no, not let down I don’t think.
Given that over the years we and other teams have consistantly put out weakened sides for the League Cup, the fans would know that it's unlikely a full first eleven would take to the field, so from that perspective at least, I'd say No they weren't let down at all.
I appreciate the League Cup (as it was) helped those further down with revenue etc.
It provides peanuts.
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The FA cup is a bit better and at least it has sufficient repute for the winners
Put‘s it into perspective as to why the ESL was so attractive.
So even the winners prize money is barely enough to pay one of their top players a day's wage?