Archive for the 'Fa Cup' Category
An embarassing, shameful, poor and shocking performance will live long in the hearts of people on both sides of the Penines. Leeds, their 10,000 fans, their hard working and organised players, and their locally born manager, deserve every single bit of credit that goes their way. I truly hate Leeds United, Ken Bates and their fans but on this day they represented all that was good about football. We, on the other hand, let ourselves down badly. The team on the pitch should have easily have won on paper, and the lack of passion shown by our players was in sharp contrast to the visitors who knew what the rivalry meant to those in the stands. Fergie cannot be blamed for this- he put a team out that should have done the job, only the players can look themsleves in the mirror after this one.
I could try and scrape around for silver linings- perhaps Fergie will realise how awful Owen is or be tempted to make a signing- but let’s face it, this is more the time to wallow.
I did not make trip to Porto mid-week and was gutted to miss it. It was the first Euro away knock out game I had missed in 6 years since we played at the Bernabeu and it was one to savour as well. However, the thing that most were looking forward to in Portugal apart from a result was the weather, which turned out to be miserable and raining all day, unlike Wembley. On Sunday the bright blue sky and sunshine was perfect for a good day out but sadly the result meant it was the blue scousers celebrating. Read more
For years United have had to put up with nonsense about ruining the FA Cup. Actually, we have won it more than any other team, scored the greatest goal in the greatest game and our support revels in the larger allocations. How anyone can accuse United of devaluing that trophy, despite not entering in 1999-2000, is beyond me. Yesterday at Fulham was a perfect example of United’s commitment- thumping another Premier League side away from home and keeping up the tempo for the whole 90 minutes despite having one eye on Wednesday night. Read more
United crashed out the FA Cup in rather strange circumstances on Saturday, leaving many Reds scratching their heads in disbelief. United did everything possible to try and win the game, heavily dominating possession and creating numerous chances, but could not find the back of the net as hard as they tried. The Carrick chance scrambled off the line, the Evra shot against the bar and the saved Rooney one on one typified United’s day. Read more
Other posts have been made below this one about the dramatic way in which United swept Arsenal aside in the FA Cup. But it cannot be emphasised enough just how up for this game United were and how the team beat Arsenal to virtually every loose ball or won almost every tackle. It was a tremendous performance that could possibly have a psychological impact in terms of the league, although only time will tell if United are able to overhall the 5 point gap. Read more