The loser of the cup match will likely be the loser of the title IMO.
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I understand your view, but I believe the mentality of the club is completely different now. I think Chelsea are overrated, I think the pressure has already got to them and recent results support that view. They're still favorites for the league because they currently have an advantage, but I think we have the edge in the cup.God, fans never learn.
I heard all the same bullshit before we played Pompey at Wembley. "It'll be easy", "they're no match for us", "they don't have the mentality", etc.
Agree with that. With regards to the cup, it's important not to beat Chelsea and for the team to feel like we've then won it already, before the final is played. I don't think Poch would allow that to happen but getting it in your head that you've already won before you have is dangerous. Look at Chelsea, I think they felt they had won the league back when they narrowly beat Stoke 5 games ago.
Don't quote Poch, because what Poch says is the opposite of you. He doesn't believe in the pressure of expectation. He believes we take one game at a time, something he has instilled into the players this year. I believe that is much more sensible than the "we're gonna do this, gonna do that" approach. The latter sets us up for a fall and for disappointment.Double is on for us in my opinion. 4 points is fuck all over 6 games with pressure on and the divergence of form between our two clubs. Irrespective of the league I just can't see us losing to them in the FA Cup. A draw at 90 minutes would be the best they could hope for in my opinion, we have an attitude of not being beat. Let's be honest, who is the one team they don't want to play next, especially in a game that you can't draw? Us. Their minds have already gone.
Why shouldn't we believe? Poch says that in football, anything is possible. i believe him.
Nah. We are quite capable of winning the match, and we may well do. But in order to win the title we basically have to rely on another side to drop points, not just keep winning. There is a significant difference.
Maybe. Just have to wait and see. One thing i do know - we need to beat them next week!Nah. We are quite capable of winning the match, and we may well do. But in order to win the title we basically have to rely on another side to drop points, not just keep winning. There is a significant difference.
The most likely chance of silverware this season is an FA Cup for us with the league to Chelsea, in my opinioin. But even then I am not expecting either. I just take it how it comes.