Left Back has an interesting analysis of the two cup replays this week, and the inconsistencies raised by their major unsavoury incidents.
As explained in the article, Adebayor received a three match ban (rightfully extended, but wrongly given) for not doing a lot, and after Morrison was sent off on Monday, Rooney put his hands round his throat. The FA’s response? Oh, er, nothing. He’s an England star, don’t you know.
And while the Spurs fan was a complete idiot for running on the pitch and throwing a punch at Lampard, Drogba can clearly be seen kicking away at him while stewards are holding him down. What business has he doing that? And what will the FA do? I’ll give you a clue – the FA are toothless, and Sky Sports News haven’t focused on Drogba’s behaviour. Quite frankly, the amount that Sky influence what charges are brought against players is getting ridiculous.
In other news, Wenger repeats that we need patience because this team will get better, and that he is more concerned with the long term.
“You cannot say because you do not win a trophy that you stop. Look what has happened before in the history of Arsenal; they have been 25 years without winning a trophy.
“I am as frustrated as the fans are, but I feel as well that it is not the only target and only aim of a football club.
He is right, and a long term solution is better than a short term one. Of course after a couple of years we’ll need to see the rewards of this, but it is plain from the progression of some of the players this season that we are heading in the right direction.
And finally, Liverpool made it to the Youth Cup final, and since we’ve already hammered them with a bunch of kids once this season, I think we can be hopeful if we get past Man Utd in the semis.