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Adrian Considers (FA Cup/Transfer window/Rabbitohs co-captains)

These five men will lead the Rabbitohs in 2012 (Photo: Getty Images)

Another blog in a (relatively) short amount of time… madness!



FA Cup misery

Well, it was for me at any rate. Staying up in the wee hours of the morning, only to see your side go down 2-1 at the hands of your rivals in the 88th minute isn’t really that great.

As Sir Alex said, it was “sickening”.

“To lose is a real sickening blow. We dominated the game in terms of possession. We did very well in that respect. But to lose the game is hard to believe.

“Some of our possession was good. Our movement off the ball was good. I thought we were in the driving seat.”

But all is not lost. The FA Cup is gone for another year, but this clears the schedule up a bit. The sole focus now will be on the Premier League, with the Europa League no doubt a secondary concern.

If anything, this will mean there’s a better chance at bringing home one, if not both of those titles.

Liverpool on the other hand will do everything possible to take out the Carling and FA Cups – they desperately need some silverware. I’m positive they can win the former (they’ve got Cardiff in the final), but there’s still work to be done in the latter.



Transfer window boredom?

Is it just more, or has this transfer window been really ordinary so far? There have been hardly any blockbuster moves, with very little to talk about.

Manchester United fans will be excited to learn that Diouf has been sold to Hannover 96, the Chelsea faithful will have been relived that Gary Cahill was bought to bolster the centre of defence, and Newcastle supporters will no doubt be intrigued as to how their new forward Papiss Demba Cisse will perform in the no. 9 jersey.

But outside of these and the return of names such as Henry and Scholes, has there really been anything of note in the Premier League or anywhere in Europe for that matter? I guess clubs are holding out until after Euro 2012 to see who can perform, but surely there are a few big moves to come as the window shuts?

There are only a few days remaining. Something, please.



Only five?

I think we were all shocked on Saturday night when Souths announced five captains for the 2012 season.

Personally, I was expecting Michael Crocker to get the nod, or maybe Crocker and Roy Asotasi to be named co-captains. But joining them will be Sam Burgess, John Sutton and new recruit Matt King.

Initially I was unsure whether this was the right move, tweeting:



But, I’ve warmed to the idea. Unlike what many suggested, they won’t all have the (c) next to their name every game, instead working on a rotational basis. And, if you think about it, it pretty much is a leadership group-style set-up, just with all five being listed as captains.

It seemed to work at Melbourne in 2006/7, so I’m willing to give it a go.


That’s me for now. Leave a comment below or find me on Twitter – @adrmcm to have your say on any of the issues above.

Remember for all the latest player movements, head to our dedicated Premier League transfer page.

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  1. January 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

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