Isn't it funny how a competition is so much more credible when Manchester United win it?
After being held 0-0 after extra time on Sunday, United beat Spurs 4-1 on penalties to lift the Carling Cup. The goalless draw means that United have not scored in a Wembley final for three-and-a-half hours of playing time, since Cristiano Ronaldo's second strike in the 4-0 drubbing of Wigan in 2006. ED isn't counting the Community Shield, because nobody else does.
When Liverpool scooped the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup in 2001, all and sundry were quick to deride the achievement as the 'Plastic Treble'.
However, following United's shootout win, they are being tipped to record a quintuple after adding the Carling Cup to their oh-so-prestigious FIFA World Club Cup.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was quick to endorse United's chances of scooping the quintuple (get used to that rather odd sounding word; you'll be hearing a lot of it).
Since taking the Tottenham job, Redknapp has embarked on a lap of honour akin the Tony Blair's final year in power, even though he is yet to achieve anything in his so-called 'big job', and his team remain just two points above the relegation zone.
A good indicator of just how highly the League Cup is regarded is the fact that coverage only started at 2:30pm, half an hour before kick-off.
Viewers were lucky to get even that, when you consider that the main coverage for Friday night's Six Nations clash between France and Wales began midway through the anthems.
If United do go on to complete an amazing five-trophy haul, they will have one man to thank - Steve Jobs.
The Apple CEO, for all his forward-thinking and business acumen, could never have imagined when he unleashed the iPod on the world that it would sway the result of a Wembley final, but so it has proved, according to Ben Foster.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who saved Jamie O'Hara's penalty in the shootout, said: "Just before the shootout I was looking at an iPod with goalkeeping coach Eric Steele. On it were images of Spurs taking penalties. The iPod was Eric's innovation. It's an amazing tool."
ED would venture that studying videos on a nifty little portable video player is a good idea, but an innovation? The way it's been talked up following the game, you'd think Foster was some kind of techno whizz-kid, utilising equipment developed by NASA, not just an over-stylised Walkman with a battery that always packs up after a year.
Not to be outdone in terms of 'innovations', Sky introduced the 'fan-o-meter', which measured the noise made by the two sets of fans before kick-off. United won that narrowly too, 51 per cent to 49, although a quick glance at the crowd showed much more life in the blue-and-white half.
Fair play to the broadcaster for trying something new, but the reason why there are rarely any new features in football coverage is because they are usually rubbish. Your Shout, anyone?
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