Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fraizer Campbell puts Scousers to the sword on night of surprises for Liverpool and Chelsea... .

I was out in Manchester last night and to be honest I'd forgotten that Liverpool and Chelsea were playing in the Carling Cup. Imagine my surprise to learn that both were knocked out. In the case of Liverpool, perhaps predictably so given they were up against in-form Spurs and of course our very own Fraizer Campbell notched a brace against the Scousers. Spiffing.

However, come the morning after the night before and having gone in search of news of Tottenham's win, I find that there's barely any mention of Liverpool's defeat on the BBC Sport website.

Is the credit-crunch biting so hard at the BBC and they cannot afford to do the result justice by giving the game web-space? I doubt it personally, more likely the BBCs many Liverpool supporting online staff would rather brush the result under the carpet and of course the Chelsea defeat to Burnley made it a good day to bury bad news as this is a bigger story.

Unlike, United, Liverpool and Arsenal, Chelsea fielded a much stronger looking starting eleven with the likes of Didier Drogba included.

Having run down the competition for any number of years, I'm not going to start trumpeting the importance of what has become popularly known as the "Fizzy Pop Cup". The fact of the matter is that Liverpool and Chelsea may well feel, with some justification, that they are better off out of it, because they have bigger fish to fry.

United of course narrowly beat QPR on Tuesday night at Old Trafford courtesy of a second-half Carlos Tevez penalty, the game had been billed as unmissible, as things turned out, truth be told, it was anything but that. What's more the club were charging £25 for tickets, many fans feel it should have been a lot less. When will they ever learn?

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