I thought of that title all by myself. Clever aint I?
It's obvious that the FA Cup isn't top of Arsene Wenger's agenda these days. In fact I reckon that he would rather win the meat raffle at my local boozer more but I do worry if the worst case scenario happened tomorrow and we were beaten. All because we used an under-strength side.
Of course I understand the reason Le Boss wants to rest players for the league campaign and the title is more important than the FA Cup but the lessons of past seasons should have been learnt.
We are involved in a title race, the last time we were in the mixer for the title was in the 2007/08 season.
That season Wenger used an under-strength team against Manchester United in the FA Cup. In that match we were beaten more badly than Micheal Jackson's Bad. Don't forget the humiliation suffered at the Spuds in the Carling Cup either. Heavy 5-1 and 4-0 defeats really had a knock-on effect. We never seemed the same after those games.
I know Wenger won't lose the game on purpose tomorrow but I don't think he would be too bothered if we were beaten. He most probably sees the FA Cup as a little distraction. Not as irritating as the Carling Cup but a bit like needing a shit when stuck in a traffic jam.
What we have to remember is winning games builds momentum and confidence. And winning teams never seem to be tired either. We are on a fantastic run at the moment and we all want that run to continue. That's why we should pick our strongest team tomorrow. And not just tomorrow. We should do it in every round of the FA Cup.
Winning the FA Cup could finally turn this squad into winners again. Get that winning feeling back into the club. Once the players taste that silverware it makes them hungry for more. Trophies will always seem be prioritised but we should never risk one at the expense of another.
Try to win them all.
Keep it Goonerish.............