I’ve seen certain views that suggest that the last thing we want is cup runs.
I quite simply think that’s a terrible opinion and my attitude is that you should play every single game with a view to winning. The whole idea of the game is to score more goals than the opposition and if you lose that aim, you might as well not bother; it’s as simple as that.
Yes, I can see the argument that you lose some with the aim of winning the bigger prize, but that’s not what it’s about at all, for me.
So it’s really disappointing to have read that we might actually make 11 changes for this game!
That’s crazy, as we have players who can’t be fully up to speed this early in the season, surely?
I believe we need to play what RDM considers our best side and get them out there, winning. Which is what we should do, if you look at it on average.
Luton, at the end of the day, play in League 2 (4th division in old money) and even though they’ve had a good start after a 3-0 win against Plymouth, we should have plenty in hand to beat them.
Of course, we’ve lost the odd league cup game recently against supposedly inferior opposition, which just shows how you can seriously slip up at times, but we need to start demonstrating that we can take out what on average are lesser teams, if we’re to show signs that we’re moving forward.
The likes of Man U and Arsenal etc can ignore/take the proverbial out of this competition if they want, but I hold them in a lower regard because of it.
At the end of the day, it’s still silverware.
Play our best side and look to saving/resting players after they’ve actually done something, in my opinion.
We’ll stuff Luton, if we have the right mindset, with the right side.
But the second string will probably struggle.
I really hope RDM takes this seriously.