Every team in the EPL is competetion. Any team can beat any other team. Focusing on City or whoever means not taking others seriously, and that leads to getting spanked by West Ham or Leicester or Sheffield. 5 or 6 years ago when we didn't have a prayer, the League Cup would have been something, but now our sights are a bit higher and the LC is just a distraction. The only negative about being out of it is it would have been a good chance to vet the youngsters and subs who never play like Campbell. But oh well.