Off we go to Wembley – here we are again, happy as can be…….and feeling a bit more confident but not much after Wednesday’s fine performance. Here we go with Kk231, which WILL be on sale in and around Wembley DESPITE the bitch from Brent council who usually tries to stop usl Here’s the IAF from KK231…..
So it’s the team (City) who disrespected the FA Cup by fielding youngsters versus the team (Liverpool) who didn’t disrespect the FA Cup by playing youngsters, in fact were applauded for it.
26C) SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28TH CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL LIVERPOOL KO 4.30PM
2 days after Colin Bell’s 70th, and 40 years after Dennis’s overhead kick.
They drew 1-1 at home to Carlisle in the 3rd rd and won through 3-2 on pens. In the 4th rd it was a 1-0 home win over Bournemouth. In the Q/F it was a 6-1 win at Southampton.
In the semi-final they won 1-0 at Stoke, lost 1-0 at Anfield, but went through 6-5 on pens.
The teams first met in the League Cup in the 3rd rd in 1969, which was a 3-1 City win with goals from Doyle, Young and Bowyer in front of 28,019. Next meetings were in the semi-final of 1980/81 resulting in a 1-0 loss at Maine Road, in the first leg, crowd was 48,045. In the 2nd leg it was a brilliant 1-1 draw at Anfield with Kevin Reeves notching (again!!!). Crowd was 46,711. Then it was fast forward to 1995/96 in the 3rd rd when City suffered a 4-0 loss at Anfield, in front of 29,394, followed by a 6-0 loss a few days later in the league which manager Alan Ball inadvisedly suggested that he enjoyed the game.
Moving on to our last meeting, which was in the semi-final of 2012. A 1-0 loss at the Etihad, to a Steven Gerrard penalty in front of 36,017, then a 2-2 draw at Anfield, with goals from De Jong and Dzeko, with Liverpool getting a very dubious penalty awarded by referee Phil Dowd. who later admitted he was wrong! Crowd was 44,950 with 6, 131 Blues.
Our form at the New Wembley – It’s our 7th visit in the last 5 years. First visit was for the semi-final of 2011 when we thrashed the rags 1-0, followed by the Cup Final win over Stoke 1-0. Then it was the Community Shield loss to the rags, 3-2 after being 2 goals up.
In 2013 it was another semi-final, and a 2-1 win over Chelsea, but then a 1-0 loss to about to be relegated Wigan Athletic. That was soon rectified though by a 3-1 League Cup Final win over Sunderland in 2014, but ruined by our 3-0 capitulation to Arsenal in the Community Shield game of the following season.
Liverpool were there as recently as last season, losing the FA Cup semi-final 2-1 to Villa of all teams. They did, however scrape a League Cup win in 2012 beating Cardiff City 3-2 on pens after 2-2 aet, but lost in the Cup final unluckily to Chelsea in the same season.
Groundwise – Wembley stadium, another massive FA cock up, built in the wrong place with dreadful infrastructure, and why the red seats?
We’re getting 31,500 tickets in the East end, priced at £72/£56.
Sat Nav is HA9 OWS
Comment – If Jurgen Klopp is the normal one, then I’m an ABBA fan.
Not a massive improvement since he came in, but some great wins (4-1 v us, 6-1 at Saints, 5-4 at Norwich) but some disappointing defeats (3-0 at Watford, 2-0 at Leicester, 1-0 and 3-1 v the rags)
But who knows which City and Liverpool team will turn up for this one.
Liverpool hold the record number of League Cup wins with 8, but didn’t first win it until 1981by which time the team with no history had won it twice – in 1970 and 1976. Just like their first FA Cup win wasn’t until 1965, by which time we’d won it 3 times in 1904, 1934 and 1956.
Time for us to get revenge for the Alf Grey 1981 semi final and the Phil Dowd semi final of 2012.
C’mon City. Please!
Whatever happens have a great weekend/day out.