Date: 22nd January 2013 at 4:42pm
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When we, sometime in the future, look back on the season 2012/2013, we`ll forever wonder why it all went pear-shaped.

Of course we`ll throw into the equation the usual managerial upheaval, but we`ll forever ponder over how a team that could play so fluently, leading the pack, stutter so many times and slip way off the pace set by the two Manchester sides.

But amidst all the fog, is there a chance that that fluent football could return and prove to be our salvation?

Gary Cahill, ahead of the trip to play Swansea in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg, believes that if we can string a run of results together, something remarkable could happen, with the centre-back remarking,

“We possess the players and class to massively hurt teams. But we haven`t been doing that on a regular basis and consistency is now the key to everything.”

“We still look at what Manchester City and United are doing in the league because there have been so many times this season when we`ve almost got ourselves back in there and let it slip.”

“But we are more than capable of winning 9 out of 10 games and let`s see where it takes us.”


That`s, in our current position, what`s needed, a positive attitude.

And as for the venture into a foreign land, tomorrow evening, Cahill added, in the media,

“Swansea will probably have enjoyed watching us having to work so hard against Arsenal on Sunday, but they will also have seen what we are capable of.”

“It`s one of the biggest games of the season for us and, though it`s going to be tough to turn things around, it`s not beyond us.”


It certainly isn`t but it`ll take one hell of a performance to get us out of this mess and, as the pundits are so fond of saying, the next goal will be crucial!