It’s almost as if they did this on purpose.
It’s no secret that the Carabao Cup isn’t taken as seriously by clubs, and even the authorities as it once was. The number of changes that the competition has made over the years, not to mention the changes that the clubs make in regards to their starting line-ups.
It’s probably fair in that sense to have a debate about the overall importance of the cup when it comes to the league campaign, which is exactly what Sky Sports did last night. However, I think upon reflection Julian Warren might have picked a better example to go with.
‘If you gave Birmingham fans the chance to relieve 2011 again, surely they’d take Premier League survival over the League Cup’.
That sentiment did not go down well with the Birmingham fans who tore into the presenter for his views.
Never in a million years would I swap Wembley in 2011 for another hundred seasons in the Prem. Just imagine how out of touch this bloke is to think otherwise.
Football is about glory, not finishing 17th.
— Thomas Hatton (@thehbomb87) August 28, 2019
This. Is. Utter. Garbage. Football is about glory not just making up the numbers. I’d rather 20 years in the wilderness than not having that day in 2011.
— Gary Cooper (@gcooper100) August 28, 2019
Take that cup win every day of the week, my boy was 10 at the time he will remember that day the rest of his life. He won’t remember who we played 2 weeks after in the premier League
— chris hancock (@fc_vikings) August 28, 2019
Would never swap that cup win for premier league survival,as a fan you want to see your team lift a cup not celebrating survivals in premier league
— eric bullock (@ecakeeprighton) August 29, 2019
that’s gotta be the most daft statement I’ve heard in a long time
— Nathan (@NathanCadman3) August 28, 2019
They literally have no clue do they ????????
— luke brown (@lukeb0604) August 28, 2019
I still have the picture of the cup final as a screen saver and would never swap that feeling I had that day for a couple of mediocre seasons in the prem
— Trevor Gray (@TrevorGray15) August 29, 2019
After the birth of my children and getting married, winning the cup was one of the best days of my life! #bcfc
— Mark Cole (@Markcole82) August 28, 2019
Safe to say that these fans would not take Premier League survival over that day at Wembley.