Monday, September 24, 2007

"... and he scores his first goal for United ..."

The 23 year old Argentine player scores his first goal for his new club, Manchester United, and what a critical time to score againts bitter rivals, Chelsea.

No tongue lashing or the usual early season mind games amongst two of the most respected managers in the BPL. But rather a clouded affair of Mr Jose's abrupt 'mutual departure'. Stepping in his position is Mr Avram Grant who apparently is close personal friend of the big boss, Mr Roman Abramovich.

I googled Mr Grant and found that he is from Israel and he coached Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccab Haifa. He also had a short stint at being the Israel National team coach. I saw him and there was not enough aura about him to suggest he had command of the team.

Post match review saw him arguing why the referee had not given a second yellow to Ronney for the push from behind on Ashely Cole late in the second half. When clearly, Joe Cole should have been given a straight red for his lunge on Evra in the first half which was an obvious foul and his tackle on Cristiano in the second. He was lucky to have been given a yellow and it was obvious he was very venting his frustrations.

Mr Joe Cole, I know you will never read this but what you did is wrong and you know it. You know you are very lucky to have been given just a yellow card. I guess now you know what it is like to be 'second' best!!! You are no doubt a very talented player and I guess now I know why Sir Alex never really saw the potential in you. You are good but not great, Enough said!!!

Mr Saha made a 'meal' out of his tackle by Ben Haim but Man Utd have been denied a couple of penalty claims already. So justice has been served?

Nevertheless, Man Utd deserved the win. Chelsea looked like a pack of lost sheep on the field. Only time will tell how Chelsea will do this season. All the best to the Blues. All is not lost, the season is still a long way to go and any team can still win the league.

Arsenal are top of the table without Henry and it does not seem like he is being missed. Fabregas has annouced his arrival and his captaincy proves it.

But as always - It is sweet revenge and Man Utd are on a five game winning streak and have pushed themselves up to second spot. Congrats to Mr Tevez and may you score more brilliant goals for the Red Devils.

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