Most realistic Reds accept that City are going to win something, sometime. It would be an awesome achievement if they didn't after spending £400m. There is a convincing argument that the "35 years" banner should be replaced by one saying "43 years", i.e. since they last won the league. Appropriate.
Picking a suitable team to get the job done is what you do in semi-finals and many of us are ‘well-annoyed’ that Berbatov started the match. This might well have been a case of Ferguson trying to placate the moody Eastern European. A foolish gamble in the wrong fixture.
Would Little Pea have scored either of the chances Berba missed at the start of the match? We will never know, but my suspicion is that he would have done. One wonders how Rooney feels about his outburst now, surely there must be some sense of taking responsibility for it. I expect top performances from him between now and the end of the season.
After those two misses and Nani hitting the bar I began to feel that it just might not be our day. When Scholes got a straight red for a tackle about a third as bad as Carragher’s last month, we all knew that it wasn’t. Thankfully our friends from Liverpool made sure that Sunday was, God bless them.
The country will not be waiting with baited breath to see if Dalglish is issued a ban for telling Wenger to ‘p*ss off’. That sort of thing simply doesn’t happen to managers who are not Sir Alex Ferguson.
Although it is woeful to see so many disinfectant blue shirts walking around the city at the moment it is still better than losing to Ciddy in a cup final. Which incidentally has never happened.
The message is an old one but you can’t hear it too many times.
Manchester is Red.
Here is a quote from Tupac to help you get through the week:
"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analysing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*ck on."
— Tupac Shakur
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