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1 Cup in 21 years is shit but if you look at things in context how much of that can you blame ENIC for?
Most if not all.
It can't be ENIC's fault that we've reached 21 semi finals since 1991 and only won one measly cup in that time. If you're getting to cup finals and semi finals then that suggests that it isn't recruitment or investment issue or the fact that we don't have good enough players. How many of those semi's and final's have we been favourites to win?
Yes it 100% is on them that we make it to those SF's and Finals and don't have the team to compete. We are not the favorites because Levy does not invest in the team, does not back the managers.
For example I can think of in 2016 and 2017 we reached the semi final two years ago and had beaten those teams (Chelsea/Utd) earlier in the season. Can you really blame ENIC's that Poch decided to play Son at LWB against Chelsea despite having Davies on the bench, can you blame them we lost to a shite Portsmouth team that finished bottom of the league that season in the FA Cup in 2009...Can you blame them for Poch bringing in an unfit Kane over Lucas in the CL final?
Yes you can blame them for the Chelsea game because the fact that the option was play Son out of position or play dog shit Davies is the problem.
Having dogshit Lucas as the back-up for Kane is their fault.
It's more a mentality issue and in those particular cases a management issue as well.
No it isn't mentality or management it is a lack of quality player issue.
We didn't lose to Chelsea in the SF because of Conte's management we lost because our squad was miles behind them. Because we had to play multiple players that weren't close to good enough in our starting 11. With Son out we had zero quality attacking depth to replace him.
That is all on Levy.
The only time ENIC/Levy has had a direct influence over a cup was when he sacked Jose before the cup final something that was swetp under the carpet because it was the same day as the ESL debacle and since our fanbase didn't like Jose people were genrally happy with the decision but IMO it's arguably the single worst decision he's ever made at this club and something I'll never be able to forgive him for.
Levy's lack of investment in the club has had a direct result in every single cup failure we have had.