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Putting Pressure On Wigan Is Bad Idea For Chelsea

Chelsea need a favour from Wigan to claim the league title and they become obsessed with their conspiracy theories.

Avram Grant, Michael Ballack and John Terry all appealed to Wigan, give us a game etc. Their supporters (and the ABUs) blast Curbishley and West Ham, conveniently forgetting that the Hammers gave their most spirited display of their campaign against United while they collapsed disgracefully against Chelsea.

Never mind that, it's time for Wigan to deliver. But putting pressure on them isn't the best idea dear old Chelsea guys. A side with nothing to play for can lack commitment but they could also be liberated. If they are weighed down by conspiracy theories they might be stifled by it.

The ideal scenario is of course that Wigan ignore these talks, turn up 100% committed and fight to the death. It could happen - but it should be irrelevant.

It might sound arrogant but it really only depends on United. The gulf in class is obvious between the teams so a fully committed United should always beat a fully committed Wigan especially that we have a fantastic record against the Latics. Bad refereeing decisions and sheer bad luck notwithstanding, if United turn up they should have no problems with securing back-to-back titles.

But if Wigan roll over - well, I for one will appreciate the irony: United who always have to face teams who regard this as their biggest game of the season clinch the league against two teams who can't be bothered to put up a real fight.

Oh, and Chelsea: don't forget, you have one game to play. Gary Megson tried to remind the footballing world of it but to no avail, his words went unnoticed.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 7 2008

Time: 6:48PM

Your Comments

who asked you mate?getting worried are we?
merlin
West Ham spirited display - what propoganda sheet you been reading? They were shocking!
merlin
spirited display? yeah right!
chelseaforever
ahaha, wigan do have something to play for, money;)
pulse
WHO THE ***** ARE MAN UTD? WHO THE ***** ARE MAN UTD?
pulse
man utd are the best team in this country and soon to be kings of europe again. does that answer your question?
rooneyisgod
not really! i think portsmouth are the best team in this country, europe, and the world, and i have never heard THEM being refered to as man u :P.
pompeycarpet
A spirited display from westham for giving the Manc a win without any fight..Fantastic..
captnTERRYfic
^ yup kind of like they did to Chelsea. We're even.
Paulinho
Could be that the match might be investigated for fixing.. West Ham rolled over and had there tummy tickled.....Points deducted no title..
Tiny T
lol, its makin me laugh reading all these chelsea fans, get a grip, it wasnt fixed, west ham didnt roll over, fact is they have alot of injuries, and we played well, thats why we won, anyway lets leave it till sunday tea time yea :)
fenton_01
rumour has it that derby are being investigated for match fixing for rolling over against the chavs at park(formally known as "pride" park)...lol
java
yh chelsea are just worried that they r gonna lose the title 2 united :D
matth01
Chelsea don't have the title to lose... :)
Tosswink
ManU is packed solid with mingers....I mean what you got.... you got that ugly scar necked troll Tevez...man he makes Franck Ribery look pretty. You got that over hyped diving cocky lil b***h Ronaldo...he looks like a slimy meat ball head... he always looks like he swims to each game....bravo on the diving btw you lil poof... maybe that's why your hair is always wet... you work on your diving skills at the pool before each game. Rooney = UGLY SPUD HEAD THAT ALWAYS PLAYS S**T FOR ENGLAND. Scholes = GINGER T****R. I could go on but I haven't got all next season....
TheLion
it's yours to lose, and it will be bloody hilarious if you crack.
RadioactiveD
I see Wigan beating United at weekend and then Chelsea winning in Moscow and then you end up with nothing. Ronaldo is the best player in the world but even he cant win things single handedly, who else in gonna score because Roney and Tevez cant in the big games and there is no one else
redandwhitestripemad
so lion which men on the planet do you actually fancy?
rooneyisgod
redandwhitestripes lets look at the theory shall we. rooney- a goal against chelsea he other week not to mention the goals v arsenal and liverpool in his career. then tevez who has probally scored man utds biggest goals this season. and if them two fail we got scholesy to score like he did against barcelona.
rooneyisgod
rooneyisgod You dont have to be gay to realise man u is full of mingers... infact anyone with eyes should see it. Judging by your username you seem to have a thing for spud head aka shrek, and that's your choice... I must inform you that he's been with ladies of the night... so watch yourself.
TheLion
no need to be jealous lion. And no need to just come in here where your OBVIOUSLY not a United fan and start b!tchin' like a 10 year old.
Paulinho
Best of luck to United in Moscow. Vital Celtic are right behind you in their entirety. Blue ribbons on any trophy just doesn't look right.
R.K
Thanks R.K. and hopefully the huns will crack north of the border also.the chavs are in the same bracket as the gers and linfield...scum
java
Alright then rooneyisgod but neither wil score as consistantly as Van nistelrooj used to, they are both 20 goals a season men and thats in all competitions.Not much no wonder Fergie is loomking for another striker
redandwhitestripemad
yeah but ronaldo scores consistantly. and lion you have no reason to come on here being a gay judge for a man utd beauty contest.
rooneyisgod
Beauty contest HAHAHAHA dont me laugh.... it's more like who's the least ugly... which is hard to say. If i want to write on here... I will and there's nothing you can do about it pal.
TheLion
write on here thats your business. it just shows man utd are the biggest team in the world.
rooneyisgod
How? I want you to explain how it shows this?
TheLion
Even if you think you're the biggest I KNOW you aren't the best
TheLion
 

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