Monday, February 27, 2006

Carling Cup Final: Manchester United 4 - 0 Wigan

Why can't United play like this every week, dammit? I really think they do it just to drive me crazy. On the other hand, I suppose it's more entertaining than being a Chelsea fan.

Things we learned from this game:

  • It is, in fact, possible to pretend to care about winning the Worthelss Worthington Carling Cup.
  • Starting your two fastest strikers against two aging centre-halves is a good idea, but maybe not if it also pisses off the Premiership's top scorer in the process.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is way better looking with his shirt off.
  • Footballers can occasionally be very sweet about remembering their teammates, warming even my cold black heart despite their inability to properly use punctuation.

Things we did not learn from this game:
  • Just what, exactly, is the point of John O'Shea?

Meanwhile, in the Premiership:
  • Arsenal went down to ignominious defeat against Blackburn, proving YNBA's point that they're the Liverpool of 2005-06. Thierry Henry went out after the game and bought himself a "Teach Yourself Spanish" kit.

  • Chelsea won another ugly game, this time against the hapless Portsmouth, and announced that they would shortly be relaying the pitch at Stamford Bridge. Right after the First Annual West London Mud-Wrestling Competition.

  • Newcastle demonstrated that maybe all Graeme Souness's excuses about injuries really were just excuses, beating Everton 2-0 despite the absence of both Alan Shearer and Michael Owen.

  • Liverpool ground out yet another 1-0 win against Man City, with yet another goal from someone who's not actually a striker. Forget 4-5-1 -- maybe they should just play 4-6-0?


Property of Allah said...

Peace, was a brill game!

Is there any chance you could turn on anonymous or other comments, so its easier to comment :)

all in all, good game!

footie girl said...

I'd turned off anonymous comments because I was getting too much spam. I've turned them back on now but with word verification, so that should be easier.

ynba said...

Hell, 4-6-0 seems to be working for Roma. I say let's give it a shot.