Friday, May 13, 2011

Title champagne on chill ahead of super Saturday: Are City really going to lose Cup Final on the reds coronation day?..

With two games remaining and needing just one point to secure the Premier League, surely nothing will stop United winning the title now. It is all over bar the shouting.

IT will be a sweet moment for everyone connected with United, because it will be title number 19 and it will mean that the club is the most successful in the land; Liverpool will have been finally knocked off that perch. Cheating Chelsea have also been put in their place this season and that just makes it all the sweeter.

By the time Manchester City kick-off in the FA Cup Final against Stoke at Wembley tomorrow, United could well be the new champions.

The FA Cup has without any shadow of doubt lost some of its appeal and its shine, but it is still regarded as a major trophy, but whatever happens at Wembley events at Ewood Park are likely to overshadow the Cup Final.

Many United fans will be hoping City lose, but sooner or later they will break that thirty odd year trophyless hoodoo, but will it be tomorrow? Surprisingly, many local Blues are not over confident about beating Stoke City. It is going to be emotional.


  1. hey guys, so i work for a sports documentary company who is trying to make a film about sir alex ferguson's best games as it will be his 25th year in charge of Man u next year. i was trying to come up with around 10-15 games to present to the bosses for his best games to profile... i would love everyones expert help here!v

  2. Sirius,

    Sure, no problem. This is a good question. I will give the matter some thought and I'll post them on here either later tonight or tomorrow.

  3. Sirius,

    Think comebacks, Munich '99, Spurs '09, Villa '09 etc.

  4. Juve Classic 1999 : Juventus 2 vs Man Utd 3
    Keano made it happen 99

  5. 1990 FA Cup Final replay against Crystal Palace.
    Jim Leighton had conceded three goals in the first match as United drew 3–3. For the replay, Fergie axed Leighton and replaced him with Les Sealey who went on to make a series of spectacular saves as United won the replay 1–0. Was dropping Leighton one of Fergie’s toughest ever decisions and does he still speak to the former Scotland goalkeeper?

    1999 FA Cup semi-finals with Arsenal at Villa Park. Result: United 2-1 Arsenal

    IN the first semi final on the Saturday, Roy Keane scored a perfectly good goal but referee David Elleray ruled the goal out for off-side. The match ended 0-0 and it meant the tie went to a replay - a game United didn’t really need.

    What did Fergie think about Elleray and that decision?

    In the week following the FA cup semi final United were due to travel to Turin to play Juventus for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final and it was obvious Fergie would have to rotate his team for the replay with Arsenal and because of this many United fans feared that we might have blown our chances against Arsenal. What followed was an all time classic, because United went on to win the replay thanks to Ryan Giggs who scored that amazing goal in extra time.

    Prior to that wondrous Giggs winner, Roy Keane had been sent off in the 74th minute and then in injury time Peter Schmeichel saved a Dennis Bergkamp penalty.

    In point of fact Giggs didn’t a game in the replay up and until he scored. Did it ever cross Fergie’s mind to take Giggs off during that replay? And of course if he had done, we would never have won that historic treble...

    CL semi-final, result: Juventus 2 Man Utd 3 (agg: 3-4) APRIL 21 1999.
    Two goals down after Inzaghi had rocked United by scoring a brace inside 10 minutes.

    Roy Keane dragged United back into the game with a towering header and then Yorke and Cole finished the job in style. Many United fans believe this was one of the club’s finest performances does Fergie agree? Can Fergie put into words what Roy Keane meant to United?

    1999 Champions League Final: United 2-1 Bayern Munich

    No one who saw it will ever forget the last few minutes of that eventful final in the Nou Camp. Did Fergie ever consider retiring after securing that historic treble?

    Spurs 3-5 United 29th September 2001,,12306~1088091,00.html
    United came back from three-nil down at half time to win 5-3. What did Fergie say at half time?

    FA Cup Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United
    FA Cup 01/02 6th January 2002
    United comeback from two-nil down and score three in the last 15 minutes. Did Fergie take extra pleasure seeing his team put three past Schmeichel when coming back to win?

  6. Surprised nobody has mentioned this one.

    Manchester United 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1
    April 10, 1993
    "The course of history may have been changed by an Achilles injury to referee Mike Peck. That forced him out of the action, leading to a lengthy delay while he was replaced by linesman John Hilditch, and contributing to the massive seven minutes of injury time at the end of the game. Almost inevitably, during that added period, Steve Bruce headed home the most dramatic of late winners. That kept United on course for the title, a point ahead of Aston Villa and, such was the momentum given to them by that goal, that they won their final five games to take the first Premier League crown."

    For me the match that took us to our first title in 26 years.

  7. Yes, Dave, quite right I forgot about that one...

    Keep 'em comin'

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