So we undeservedly lost 1-0 last night to the most boring Manchester United team in recent history, it could have have been any mundane Premier League team but this is the flamboyant Manchester United!
Aimless long balls, a £60 million superstar who quite frankly makes Gabrial Obertan look half decent, LVG is clearly using all his resources and management skills to bring them down to our level, their next manager will surely be ugly football specialist Tony Pulis.
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I don’t like Manchester United, I never have and I have to be guarded about what I say about them because I don’t want to attract the wrong sort of comments, but suffice to say up until a certain event in their history they were not even the biggest club in the North West, let alone the UK etc, the tragedy of that awful event changed them forever.
Of course the likes of Alex Ferguson and his on-field achievements accelerated them ahead of the rest of England’s finest from about 1990 onwards, but I am convinced that off the field the events of 1958 ensured they had a huge worldwide following from that day on.
Would they be the global phenomenon they are today if history had been different? Probably not.
Hartlepool reds, Herne Bay reds, Alnwick reds, were among the banners last night, and while hardly worldwide it does show their support does emanate from all over – shame on you for not following your local team.
I could go on, I could cite other reasons why I dislike them, I actually dislike Bobby Charlton for example, he may have grown up as a kid from here but he does not ever make reference to his roots. Sorry if it upsets people but I detest Mr. Manchester United, simple as that, the north west is welcome to him!
So enough keyboarding about them, what about us – well to be honest did we deserve to lose? Not really, a little bit of composure in front of goal and we could have been out of sight last night and we also should have had 2 penalties.
Two…you may ask. Well one was nailed on when Rivière was tripped by Smalling and only the referee and his linesman failed to see this, apparently even the biased TV panel agreed. However, I thought Rivière may have been fouled when missing another gilt edge chance at the Leazes End in the first half, the fact he missed the ball completely suggests he was nudged when about to shoot when virtually one on one.
Second half saw both him and Cisse also miss absolute sitters as well.
In my eyes the best outfield player last night was Mehdi Abeid, until………. why did he not just hoof it? Why did Timmy not just hoof it? Could Timmy have picked up the ball? Question questions and still bothering me this morning.
Mehdi Abeid is becoming a really good player and hopefully can progress further next season.
Another question that is really bothering me this morning is why was a referee from GREATER MANCHESTER appointed to officiate last night. I was certain premier league rules dictated that this was not allowed, if things have changed could mag fanatic Mark Clattenburg officiate when we play Sunderland in April?
So much to talk about, what about the spitting incident? clearly Johnny Evans spits at Cisse, clearly Cisse spits back, ban them both! Hang on though, apparently Paul Scholes knows this Evans bloke, and says he is not that sort, so let’s just ban Cisse and give good old Jonny a pat on the back.
So hands up, how many of you felt the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when Jonas got the call to come on last night, it was a moment that will stay with me forever, and if I’m honest from that moment on the result hardly mattered, fantastic heart rendering moment and if anyone deserves the ovation last night it is Jonas.
I watched at full-time and each and every one of the players on the pitch went to him as one to shake his hand, I did not hear his TV interview after the game but I saw it in the pub, and he had such a smile on his face, and why not, well done Jonas, you are a true adopted Geordie and will be loved by this tiny nation forever.
Of course unbiased Manchester based referee Anthony Taylor threatened to spoil things by handing out a quite harsh booking, leaving a sending off a real possibility, idiot of the highest order.
Well we have another weekend off because it’s FA cup weekend, and we don’t seem to bother, but that does not matter as we can have a stress free weekend, however next weekend we have an intriguing fixture against the Scouse mackems!
Why intriguing? Well in the race for relegation Everton are coming up fast on the rails, and are looking threatening, each year a team normally mid-table and safe, plummets after Christmas straight into the mire. So if I can’t get my wish of Sunderland or Villa going down, then a laugh at Everton would be a timely summer tonic if the unthinkable should happen to them, and they are finishing fast!
Would be good to go there and get a result and I believe we can, why you may ask? Simply because I go to every game with a degree of optimism and their recent results suggest they are not very good.
If John Carver can locate a cow’s arse and a banjo then put them to good use over the next ten days, who knows we might even score a goal or two. Carver will need to do something because Cisse may well not be available if BT have their way…
So in conclusion, I hate all things Manchester United, I also dislike Everton, sunderland and villa, the North West is welcome to Bobby Charlton, Jonny Evans is a nice bloke cos Paul Scholes says so, and Manchester based and alleged Altrincham supporter Anthony Taylor is an idiot of the highest order!
At my bitterest best this morning.