Originally Posted by Steve Austin
I relate the Carling cup to the Dutch cup, They both don't matter for a top club to win it. I count Spurs and Liverpool as a top club, In the Dutch league it's Ajax, PSV, AZ, Feyenoord and FC Twente.
PSV won the cup against Heracles. Of course they celebrate, but in the end they didn't win the league and finished 3rd after spending much money on players. Than you can say you have a crap season.
In England you have the Carling Cup, FA cup, winning the league and you most likely come far in the CL. If you only win the Carling cup and finishing 8th in the league you can say you have a crap season as a top club like Liverpool.