Monday, February 11, 2008

Derby Loss....

It was disheartening to watch the loss of Man Utd to Man City at Old Trafford yesterday. A very sad moment for me. Firstly, for the fact that it was the memorial game for the Busby Babes and secondly - we could have gone 1 point above Arsenal on the table.

City, who had not won at the ground since 1974, completed their first double over Manchester United since 1970 with a deserved 2-1 victory. Darius Vassell and new signing Benjani Mwaruwari scored first-half goals for City and United's only reply was in injury-time from Michael Carrick.

From what I saw, the Devils were not even in the Derby. City was running riot all over the pitch. The running saw Vassell and Benjani put 2 goals before the half-time whistle. I do hope the boys will pull up their socks and rise to the occasion when we play Arsenal in the 5th round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Beating Arsenal will cement a place in the quaterfinals of the oldest Cup competition in the world. Do I blame fatigue as an excuse for the loss? Well, not entirely. It could be one of the contributing factors (especially having all the players return from their international friendlies), but also the fact that Man City played awesome football. With the likes of Micah Richards (whom I salute as the future Central Defender of England), Darius Vassell, Benjani and Dunn.

A minute of silence to remember the Munich Air Disaster before the match

Lets pick it up my boys and let us keep pressuring the Gunners as we defend our title.

Glory Glory Man Utd!

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