Newport County will 100% be looking to wreak havoc when they arrive in London for the biggest game of their season – this isn’t a sneer by the way – any pub team comments evaporated while we were waiting for Harry Kane to equalise in the 82nd minute.
A fast way for Pochettino to shut up brain surgeons like me is to win a trophy. Correction the ONLY way is to win a trophy. It’s not a complicated situation.
You read this blog and the words go into through the eye-holes and out the through the ar*e-h*les. Why aren’t I skipping like a schoolgirl because we’ve taken out a bank loan? Why aren’t my juices flowing at the thought of a multitiered corporate offering?
Football teams exist to win stuff. Nothing else. No, no, no. That’s the exhaustive list from front to back. If you ‘get off’ on anything else, you’re essentially a weirdo. You collect Star Wars figures because you think that they smell nice. You watch horse racing because you’re a really big fan of grass.
Now we’ve established why normal people are here, will Poch have the wit to play a team designed to beat Newport County?
Given the evidence at Anfield, he hasn’t. After the Manchester United game the gaffer hinted at the possibility of rotation.
Poch said after the 1-1 draw in Wales: “I was so disappointed, and disappointed not because we didn’t play so well, only that we didn’t match them in motivation, in fight. In this type of game if you don’t fight first of all and you are not motivated to play well, it’s so easy to struggle.”
So, he needs to pick a side that is capable and motivate them. Wow. Sounds like a really complex job. Fingers crossed, eh?