Friday, December 08, 2006

THE big derby preview...

Tomorrow United take on City at Old Trafford in what is usually passionate affair. To say there's a lot at stake for both sides wouldn't be exaggerating the situation. As ever City's season rests on the results the two derby games, because they have nothing else to play for - they are no nearer capturing a trophy now than at any other point in the last 30 potless years, in that respect life has been quite tough for those who had the misfortune to find themselves supporting City. On that note yesterday I became the proud owner of an Ulster Bank commemmorative George Best five pound note - it is a work of art, so I've been trying to think of a safe place to store this valuable keepsake - if only I had somewhere where no one goes, like City's trophy cabinet. :0)

As for tomorrow, for City, there's the added of advantage of spiking United's title ambitions. Granted the blues have done well in recent derby games over the last few seasons, so tomorrow I'm hoping United take all three points, but the blues have found some decent form of late - and they needed to. From what I've seen of City, their biggest asset is their defence, midfield is so, so, - as is their forward line. The biggest danger for United apart from not taking our own chances will come from set pieces. The blues look good on corners, with Richards and Dunne both powerful headers of the ball.

United will have to be at their collective very best to win this one, nothing less than 100% will be good enough. What we don't want is City fans walking round Stockport telling us that all that they stopped United winning the title in 2006 for the next god knows how many years. Arsenal take on Chelsea on Sunday so United have a real chance of opening up a decent gap at the top if results go the right way.

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