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A Trophy Is A Trophy!

The Carling Cup is not United's priority and let's face it, it would hardly be a disaster if we lost it. It wouldn't generate a great sense of missed opportunity, we wouldn't look back with regret - even losing a final against Liverpool, in 2003, was not as painful as it would have been in the FA Cup.

But still, holding a trophy aloft is fantastic, something to be cherished. And it's a proper competition, you don't get the trophy after playing one or two games. United have won bigger and better things in the past two seasons (and before that, of course) and are likely to retain their league title - but the Carling Cup's a nice way to whet your appetite.

And our last final appearance in the competition was such a memorable one: United were magnificent that day, brushing aside Wigan with ease and at least did not finish that infamous season trophyless. That was a good day out for the fans, ending with winning a trophy.

And as I said, a trophy's always a great thing. Would I swap it for a win over Inter at Old Trafford? Yeah, probably. But the original point still stands.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 28 2009

Time: 8:55PM

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nono, you've got COMPLETELY the wrong idea. Fail to win this, and your big plan to win the quadrouple fails... surely it's must win?! (yes, it shocks me too... I actually WANT you to win it :-) )
pompeycarpet
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28/02/2009 21:16:00

nono, you've got COMPLETELY the wrong idea. Fail to win this, and your big plan to win the quadrouple fails... surely it's must win?! (yes, it shocks me too... I actually WANT you to win it :-) )
pompeycarpet
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28/02/2009 21:16:00

^the carling cup that is, not neceserily the quadrouple :-)
pompeycarpet
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28/02/2009 21:17:00

^the carling cup that is, not neceserily the quadrouple :-)
pompeycarpet
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28/02/2009 21:17:00

Enjoy these days while you can... the Premiership is hotting up and the comforatable Top 4 will be a Top 7 in a couple of seasons... Fergie will be retired and you won't be able to be so arrogant talking about winning trophies.
Sindbad
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01/03/2009 02:43:00

Enjoy these days while you can... the Premiership is hotting up and the comforatable Top 4 will be a Top 7 in a couple of seasons... Fergie will be retired and you won't be able to be so arrogant talking about winning trophies.
Sindbad
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01/03/2009 02:43:00

Good Luck,, Hope you win the 'Carling Cup' lol Not Tottenham (Naverr) =] (Y)
Blitz
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01/03/2009 02:56:00

Good Luck,, Hope you win the 'Carling Cup' lol Not Tottenham (Naverr) =] (Y)
Blitz
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01/03/2009 02:56:00

Good Luck,, Hope you win the 'Carling Cup' will be watching in a pub somewere today , up ythe mighty reds
Kimbo
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01/03/2009 09:18:00

Good Luck,, Hope you win the 'Carling Cup' will be watching in a pub somewere today , up ythe mighty reds
Kimbo
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01/03/2009 09:18:00

A Cup is a Cup .....It is what the game is all about.I have no time for football snobbery.
quietman
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01/03/2009 12:26:00

A Cup is a Cup .....It is what the game is all about.I have no time for football snobbery.
quietman
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01/03/2009 12:26:00

Its just one more to keep clean
denno4
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01/03/2009 15:09:00

Its just one more to keep clean
denno4
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01/03/2009 15:09:00

Hayy you won lol, good good well done
Blitz
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01/03/2009 18:27:00

Hayy you won lol, good good well done
Blitz
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01/03/2009 18:27:00

well done today .
Kimbo
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01/03/2009 18:36:00

well done today .
Kimbo
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01/03/2009 18:36:00

That's for being so high and mighty about it!!
Matt_Us
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01/03/2009 18:44:00

That's for being so high and mighty about it!!
Matt_Us
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01/03/2009 18:44:00

Well done lol shut them idiot yids up!!!!!
MrArsenal
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01/03/2009 19:15:00

Well done lol shut them idiot yids up!!!!!
MrArsenal
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01/03/2009 19:15:00

got to admire ferguson no matter were he has managed always gave youth a chance you guys must be delighted.
dannybhoy46
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01/03/2009 21:38:00

got to admire ferguson no matter were he has managed always gave youth a chance you guys must be delighted.
dannybhoy46
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01/03/2009 21:38:00

Yes, from all of us at Pompey, congrats on winning & shutting them smug gits up!
storagematt
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01/03/2009 22:18:00

Yes, from all of us at Pompey, congrats on winning & shutting them smug gits up!
storagematt
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01/03/2009 22:18:00

Cheers for all the support btw. I just wanted to win the CC not because it was another trphy but just because Spurs would have to fight for an European place like everyone else. They were looking for the easy way into Europe and it wouldn't have been fair for them to have taken the spot of the 7th placed team!
ForeverUnited
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01/03/2009 23:50:00

Cheers for all the support btw. I just wanted to win the CC not because it was another trphy but just because Spurs would have to fight for an European place like everyone else. They were looking for the easy way into Europe and it wouldn't have been fair for them to have taken the spot of the 7th placed team!
ForeverUnited
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