The next game was a pretty special one, not because we were meeting Celtic in the Champions League but because it was my 500th game in charge of Notts County! (or so they say, I didn’t count). The players rewarded me with a spectacular performance, it was looking like a training game at times. Guilherme, Rafael Sobis and Ashley Young were simply unstoppable, I had nothing to do during this game but to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Celtic scored a superb consolation goal to complete the spectacular game but the qualification was 99% settled.
We were going to Wembley for the last game of the month, the Carling Cup final against Arsenal. We were surely looking to lift the cup for the 3rd time in a row and confidence was extremely high: Romano and Aguero were back in the starting eleven! And The Gunners found themselves under heavy pressure right away, Sergio Aguero had a fantastic first half. He was dribbling past anybody that was coming his way and scored two fantastic goals before the interval. Arsenal had to thank goalkeeper Joe Hart for keeping the score decent at half time. Arsenal tried to react in the second half but we kept them under control with ease. Andrea Romano had to score one too though, he showed the crowd at Wembley his trademark turn and shoot move to make it 3-0.
While we were battling for the League Cup Chelsea played another league game and reduced the gap to only four points. We have two games in hand though. It also seems like Manchester United are out of the title race already, so I guess it will be between us and The Blues.
Next month’s schedule doesn’t look scary at all but it might be a bit busier if we’ll play the Champions League quarter finals and the FA Cup semi final.
That’s about it folks, thanks for reading. I hope to play the games in March tonight and post the update tomorrow, stay tuned.
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