Originally posted by Crowley
To go, watch and have a good time, no matter what the venue.
Sport shouldn't just be about big money transfers, flashy cars, trophy wives and sponsorships.
Sometimes I curse the day sportsmen went professional.
i agree. if you read my post again i said the carling cup was pointless, which is the way it is perceived outside the top 4 teams. but if you read on i explained why it wasn't pointless, entry into european competition, a nice day out for the fans and more money for the fa....
there is one reason why i don't like the carling cup though....to many games. i want to see the top players playing at their best in every game they play, i don't want to see them play in game that a. they don't care about and b. are not fit to play in.
look at rugby and munster in the past year...i didn't get to see any of the magners league last year but i can guarantee that munster rested their top players on every occasion they could in the magners league to save them for the european cup and for ireland. this makes the magners league pretty crap sometimes.
in other words the carling cup is the magners league of rugby.