Thursday, 19 March 2009

Another bizarre Danish penalty win

Well I look rather stupid now. During the second half of extra time I wrote that we were out, believing that there was no way we could go on to win having surrendered the tie so pathetically. But the penalty shoot out went against all expectations: momentum, home advantage, taking first all counted for nothing and we won 5-3. I guess that's what an £8.5million goalkeeper gets you.

To go through on penalties after a terrible second leg performance in Denmark once is good luck. To go through on penalties after a terrible second leg performance in Denmark twice - well, that suggests that it could really be our year. While the first hour of our performance tonight was good, there can be no avoiding that the second hour was a dismal, pathetic failure. We could have scored one to kill the tie; we didn't. We should have not conceded twice to go through; we couldn't go that either.

But we're into the last eight, for the first time in any cup since April 2007. And as bad as this evening was, I'm starting to have a good feeling about this.

2 comments:

pgrossgart said...

Any City fan who's paid attention for the past several years felt the same way you did. If they say they didn't, they're either lying to themselves or...well, there really isn't an "or," is there?

I don't have a good feeling about any of this though.

Wigan Blue said...

Tactics? Strategy? Anybody notice any?

This is not good...