The Capital One Cup then. The boss’ selection will be interesting given the fact that Manchester United are lying in wait to pounce Saturday teatime. That said, it is Carlisle. Our opponents are currently 10th in the NPower League 1. To perhaps give you a reference point Orient are 14th in the same division.
Last night’s games were a mixed bag. Cheatski battered Wolves 6-0, Swansea beat Crawley Town 2-3, Southampton kept the train a rollin’ with a 2-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday. There were two comedy results of course. Manchester City the current Premier League Champions were beaten at home by European giants Aston Villa. What made my night was West Ham getting walloped by Wigan 1-4. This was gold; Fat Sam’s programme notes told the Primark Posse he felt this was cup they could win.
I won’t bother you with a chalkboard, but I do think this game will see some significant changes. Given it’s Carlisle I would be happy enough to unleash the likes of Cudicini, Dawson, Jenas, Livermor and Huddlestone. I want us to field decent teams in all competitions, but this may well be a mud, blood and guts affair. So at this level we just need everyone we need for the weekend to come home with all their limbs attached.