Blessing In Disguise?
Ok, we weren't at the races last night. Key players looked fatigued already.
I can't help but see this as a blessing. With Villa not in the League/Milk/Carling/Worthington Cup or whatever you want to call it then GOOD in my opinion.
In recent years we have faired poorly in this tournament, however have played better against stronger opposition in more important and bigger games.
With the KEY Uefa games approaching, the FA Cup (the one that counts), the Premiership top 6 to aim for, I'd actually prefer us out of the Milk/Carling Cup etc and focusing on the bigger picture. This will give our key players necessary time to re-coup and rest when not playing and ensure our strongest team is out on that field when it really matters!.... we could of gone all the way to the semi-finals for nothing and that would of taken its toll on the lads.
The Premiership, The FA Cup and the UEFA Cup should be our target this season, Id hate to see our long awaited UEFA Cup performances let down by fatigued and injured players from the League Cup!