12.5.08

finally!united are champions of england!

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It had been a long and remarkable season. The 2007/08 Barclays Premier League was officially over at midnight, Malaysian Time, today. Out of the 20 teams that took the field at 10 outstanding stadias last night, at least 7 sets of supporters were at the edge of their seats, biting their nails, hoping that results went their teams' way. Man Utd and Chelsea were fighting for the trophy, Everton and Aston Villa for a place in Europe, and Fulham, Reading and Birmingham wanted to avoid the drop. And how it did went my team's way! GLORY GLORY!

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When Sir Alex Ferguson took over from Ron Atkinson 22 years ago, his main target was to topple the 'Mighty' Liverpool off the top of the record books. Yesterday's capture of the league was the 10th under Fergie's stewardship, and 17th overall for Man United. That is 1 less than the club from the Merseyside, and 1 more after that will ensure Ferguson's place in the record books, again. What was only 7 times England's best before Ferguson's Era, it has now gone up to 17. By the way, Liverpool's last title was in 1990, errr...that was 18 years ago! Rolling on the floor

United started the day needing to win, to make sure of the title, and win by a better margin of goal difference, while Chelsea needed a better result than United, to pip them and bring the trophy back to London. On the day that both teams had to win, United duly obliged Whew when they beat Wigan at the JJB Stadium 2-0, with goals from Ronaldo (a penalty, his 31st this season, equaling Shearer's record for Premier League goals scored in a season), and the veteran, Ryan Giggs, who on the night equaled the number of appearances of another United legend, Sir Bobby Charlton, at 758. Chelsea meanwhile, who lost John Terry early on through a sickening collision with Petr Cech, could only managed a 1-1 draw with Bolton at the Stamford Bridge. Nevertheless, due to United's impending win at Wigan, the result at the Bridge brought no bearing to the outcome of the positions of the top two, enabling United to party! Party

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So with open arms, United kept the title at Old Trafford. With the squad they have now, good things are expected in the future. Congratulations to Man Utd. Credit Thumbs Up also has to be given to Chelsea for not giving up the fight, right until the finishing line, and making this an exciting season. Applause

At the foot of the table, Birmingham and Reading joined Derby to the Championship, though both teams scored 4 goals en route to winning their respective games. Danny Murphy scored the all important goal for Fulham at Portsmouth, to ensure their safety and another season in the Premier League.

So there goes another season. It'll be another 3 months before the next. But for United and Chelsea fans, we have the Champions' League Final to look forward to. C'mon United! Stop partying, let's become Europe's best! BELIEVE!

GLORY GLORY!

3 comments:

LxndreaSB said...

yahoo MU!!!!
next match may 22nd...

Anonymous said...

Yo ezoone!
Glory Glory Man Utd..!
Well said (or rather wrote)man! If not for my viva exam looming at the corner, I could have been at JJB or infront of the big screen outside OT to be with the rest of the fans. But, I ended up watching while wallopping a generous portion of Welsh steak in front of a massive plasma screen at Dr. Azam's resident in Arabella Street, Roath Cardiff. He is a typical Mancunian...in fact his two sons and wife, Dr. Aida, were all draped in the hallowed Red's strips too(both of them are medical doctors working in Cardiff..belum mau balik Mesia lagi he..he..!). Few other Red Devils were there with us, most are fellow postgraduate students, so it was such a merry-go-round thru out coz we know there's no way we gonna loose that game. But of course the celebration started in earnest right after I scored (he..he..some friends back in Sabah used to called me Giggsy bah...!) the 2nd and killed the game!!

Am now trying to get hold of those MOSCOW tee-shirt before I fly back to KK next Tuesday. So dont forget the big one on Wednesday ok! Huuhu.. hopefully I would be home by then to enjoy the Double Celebration with my KK Reds mates pulak!

Whatever happened in Luzhniki Stadium on that day...it still gonna be a double celebration for me (or probably triple or better still quadruple..if Cardiff win the FA Cup this Sunday!) because I have gone trhu my PhD VIVA successfully yesterday...Syukur Alhamdulillah!

See you in KK...my regards to everyone at home ok!

abu aled
Cardiff

Amy Cynthia said...

Glory Glory Man United...sure Man U will against Chelsea next week...me will pakai Man U jersey! :D heheheheheee (all the way)

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