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You can have one scenario or the other, and to be honest I think they are both possible. Keep in mind, money isn't your worry or concern here, it's John Henry's and both of these produce money in addition to the plenty he has already..
- Go on to Wembley and win the FA Cup, sealing a cup double, in what would look likely to include a win over (assuming so in replays) at least one of the following: Spurs/Chelski/Everton AND assume we still have the option to add 2-3 top class players needed in the summer, BUT miss 4th spot.
- Not win the FA Cup but manage to claim 4th spot with no additional guarantees of getting players anything significantly better than scenario 1, and not qualifying for the group stages of the CL, knocked out in qualifiers..
In an interview I heard today prior to the match with Stevie, they asked him a similar question minus the money and squad additions, and his answer made this logical for me ..
"You play to win trophies and medals, you don't play to finish in a particular position". - Gerrard
(obviously that doesn't include finishing first)
For me, I'd be happy with scenario 1 and look forward to a bigger, better season/proper European squad in 12/13..
- 1 Reply to AndyPandy
Why would you say its impossible. We're 7 points back with a game in hand, and have yet to play both the clubs we need to catch. So yes that mean we need both Chelsea and Arsenal to drop points, but considering both are not exactly consistent this season it does not seem "impossible" that they won't.
I'll pick the day after the season ends. I know that is a cope out, but basically I want the team to do the best it can, whatever that might be, and I won't know that till the season is over.
But for anyone else, or whomever you support it would have been a good achievement and a piece of silverware in the cabinet, correct?
Mancini City played extremely strong squads over 2 legs, suggesting he wanted to win "another trophy", and we beat them over 2 legs..
And then, "IF" we were to win the FA Cup - "so what, just another trophy". "IF we were to finish 4th spot - "so what, it's just 4th place".
Boring, boring, boring...
Clearly scenario number two, make fourth spot. My reasoning...most of the top class players that you intend on signing will not sign if you are not in the champions league, and whether you lose out in qualification games doesnt matter because that is after the summer, and you have already signed said players.