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Foster: United Didn’t Celebrate Winning League Cup

Manchester United fans have often referred to the League Cup as the Worthless Cup (playing on the words Worthington when they were the sponsors) with it falling as the last priority in comparison to the league, European Cup and FA Cup.

However, after not winning anything in 2005, United were more than happy to win the League Cup in 2006, with it being the first trophy the likes of Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Edwin Van der Sar, amongst others, won with the club.

We play our youngsters and fringe players for most rounds but obviously we’d rather win it than not win.

Whilst United have been accused of disrespecting this competition, we’ve gone on to win it more than any other team in recent years, lifting the trophy in 1992, 2006, 2009 and 2010. Regardless, Ben Foster has claimed that after helping United win the trophy in 2009, the players didn’t spend any time celebrating the win.

“There was no celebration,” he said. “There was nothing. We were straight on the train home, then in for training the next day. There was a Champions League fixture coming up, the Carling Cup was over already. Everyone automatically moved on to the next game right away. I was thinking: ‘Jeez, we’ve won a cup, we should be celebrating,’ but I was probably alone in thinking that. United have big games all the time. They win one, then move on to the next. It’s a different world, and though it can seem a bit mad, maybe it has to be that way. I don’t know if Birmingham can win the Carling Cup, but if we do we’ll definitely be celebrating. This is not just another game for us, it’s a very big game. A special occasion. You can sense that from the fans. I just hope they all enjoy it.”

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  1. smartalex says:

    city 1:1 fulham
    47 minutes

  2. RedScot says:

    @ Cedars and Smart alex, cheers lads, great news.

  3. RedScot says:

    Great save bye Ben Foster, with his legs

  4. AlphaRS says:

    Kick off was 8 mins ago. When you posted actually.
    Bowyer the twat was onside then and it was a definate penalty.
    ABU’s will make fcuk all of that though.

  5. smartalex says:

    Tevez missed a sitter!

  6. CedarsDevil says:


    You must be fucking joking. My internet connection is so fucking slow that it takes like 3 hours to stream a 5 minute video on youtube. Furthermore why should I give a fuck about watching then nancy boys?

    (Thanks for the link nonetheless)

    I get every United game on tele, thats all I give a shit about

  7. smartalex says:

    That’s a good link TonyBee, thanks!
    Now I’m watching both games. Come on Fulham! Come on Birmingham!

    What’s also good, is that I have both sounds up, so I hear the crowd, but the commentators cancel each others stupidity out!

  8. CedarsDevil says:

    We should start some sort of a campaign to get Townsend voted as the best and biggest pundit prick to ever exist…… Do they not have such awards ?

  9. smartalex says:

    Birmingham have scored!

  10. Raizzen says:


    thats 1:0 u fuckin cockneyssssssssss


    and thanx AlphaRS

    AND TonyBee for the link

  11. AlphaRS says:

    Blues 1-0 up! Ha.

  12. smartalex says:

    A great idea CedarsDevil!

    We need to convince Ryandunny to make a video that matches townsend’s blatently ABU and erroneous comments to footage showing his anti-United bias.

    Once that’s on YouTube, RoM alone will generate 1,000′s of views. Then it may get picked up by a news/tabloid service.

  13. Raizzen says:

    Le Arse gets away with such a blatant foul but of course its United who always gets their way

    fuckin cockneys

  14. Costas says:

    Zigic. :D

  15. smartalex says:

    update: no change at wastelands

    city 1:1 fulham
    80 minutes

  16. smartalex says:

    arsenal equalise on 38 minutes.

  17. Raizzen says:

    ergh despicable. they equlized thru Persie. But was he injured there ? hrm hrm hrm sly smiles :D

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    But the ‘experts’ said Arsenal will surely win! What is happening to the world?

    smartalex, lets just kill the bastard and avoid technicalities!

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    Balotelli seems like some sort of a tribal hunter. Every shot he takes seems to be directed at a pigeon in the sky…….. Great ability that

  20. smartalex says:

    A simple euthanasia, short, sharp, painful and oh so sweet.

  21. smartalex says:

    city 1:1 fulham
    full time
    Sweet, bitter, SWEET!
    Well done Sparky!

  22. RedScot says:

    @Smart Alex, Wow, brilliant.Thats them out of it for deffo now.Mr Mancini, we wont see you on the forum will we? Or Alex Blue, or the other nuters that “cum” on here.

  23. CedarsDevil says:


    What went on between Sparky and Mankini at the end? damn I missed it

  24. CedarsDevil says:


    Mark should have waited to shake Mancini’s hand after the game……..

    What the fuck do you know about this shit you idiot? Name me a club you managed before?

  25. smartalex says:

    I also missed that, CedarsDevil. I only saw Mark turning and walking away up the tunnel, throwing a hand up in irritation. I suppose the thought of touching a bitter revolted him.

  26. Jackred says:

    What did we hear at the final whistle at wastelands? Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    1 billion spent in the last 2 years and they still boo their team. Shit club, shit fans, biiter kuntz.

    35 years = fuck all

  27. RedScot says:

    @ Cedars Ignore him mate, i saw you last night, “Ranting ” About him, he is a twat, he does it for publicity and media attention, like that fool Durham on Talk Shite.
    Did he not play for Villa.He looks down on most people mate, if you watch his expression and his eyes. Its all in the facial expression, trust me. Pour another drink and Chillax

  28. smartalex says:

    That’s it RedScot, the bitters are 10 points behind with 10 to play.
    We have 10 to play, and the opportunity to pick up points we never played for at the bridge.
    Tuesday may in truth be an unplayed game, but it feels like an extra one. A bonus ball.

  29. CedarsDevil says:

    Drink poured and chillaxing away…….. Thanks mate

  30. smartalex says:

    So, surely extra time, then birmingham on penalties (3 – 0) is the best outcome?

  31. RedScot says:

    @ Smart Alex, its great you kept us up tp date with that score, as you say , the game at the Bridge is huge, surely the officials will give United a break this time. Call it correctly.
    @ Cedars, good to hear this, We are United.Its still swing and sway at Wembley.I want them stuffed.
    Then the title is ours, no danger.

  32. berbatunday says:

    it is a plane, it is an aeroplane, no it is scheczny spilling the beans……….Nigeiran international obafemi martins

  33. Raizzen says:

    1st trophy in 6 yrs ? :D

  34. Raizzen says:

    OMG how I love to rub this at that Polish scheczny twat’s face yearghhhh

    And oh Wilshere too

  35. smartalex says:

    I think CedarsDevil chillaxed his way to cloud cuckoo land.

  36. MUFCOK says:

    Cant get my head around Foster, great goalkeeper (can make a few mistakes but good none the less) but has a small time mentality, he had the ability to be Uniteds number 1 but not the mentality, the reason we dont go crazy celebrating carling cup wins ben is so we can concentrate on being able to celebrate champions league and premier league titles!

    he’s abit of an odd one but very glad he won a trophy at birmingham he’s a top goalkeeper all the best to him.

  37. loso says:

    good for him that theywon the cup

  38. giggs11gerrard0 says:

    Im over listening to Foster, he was far to bitter when leaving United and truth be toid he is a class keeper but wouldnt wait any longer to be no 1.


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