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Grant's Getting Desperate Now!

Avram Grant believes play-offs should decide the positions if two teams finish level on points at the end of the season. The pressure is getting to him now methinks!

As Chelsea face the prospect of going a second year without the Premier League title, they are clearly getting desperate. They are not talking about Bolton but Wigan only, they are spouting nonsense about their mental strength and everything. And Now Avram Grant has come up with the big one.

'I liked the system in Italy,' said Grant.

'They played a play-off match if they were level and the title was decided like that. It is a better way, so ask the Premier League to change to this.'

'Sometimes teams score more goals against the weaker sides and that is why their goal difference is better. When you miss as many as players as we did the first target is just to win games.'


The system good old Avram is referring to was called 'spareggio' - and let me tell you one thing: it's been scrapped. In Italy it's now head-to-head results that are decisive when things are level.

Of course, that way Manchester United would finish ahead of Chelsea. The current system, of course, does not favour their boring mechanical football and the 1-0 wins they regularly grind out: it favours enterprising attacking football.

Therefore, of course, Chelsea ask for it to be scrapped. It's so hilarious. They just can't play it the right way, they'll never be able to match our goalscoring records - therefore they ask for something that favours their method, their way of playing.

I tell you what Avram: we missed just as many players as you did but of course when it's us, it's part and parcel of football, when it's Chelsea, injuries are in the injustices of the century. We still miss two of our strikers, our skipper played 10 minutes all season, Paul Scholes missed three months, Ji-sung Park started playing in December... shall I continue?

And Avram, your line about 'scoring goals against the weaker sides' is side-splittingly hilarious. Did not Chelsea play against the same weaker sides? Aston Villa are so weak? United beat them 4-1 and 4-0 so our superior goal difference has a lot to do with those games. But they are weak, yeah? Then why couldn't Chelsea get more than one point against them?

According to Grant, a season's good work and superior football should be thrown into the dustbin and decide things in a one-off game. No doubt he would hope to get the same linesman who was in duty at Stamford Bridge when United were robbed there.

I repeat: the pressure is clearly getting to him. He even claimed to play the best football in the country though any sensible person would tell him it's just not true. No Avram, do not try to be like Mourinho: try to handle defeat with good grace if it comes along. And please moan in the press about Bolton's lack of commitment, if you are so keen on justice.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 10 2008

Time: 10:11AM

Your Comments

grant is just a ***** who is makin excuses
fenton_01
grants to fat to win a trophy.
rooneyisgod
Asshole...I wonder who hands him his team sheet every week
skylab
such intelligent comments folks!
merlin
does a one off game scare you?
merlin
Does trying to attack teams scare the chavs merlin? Grant reckons we got our gd from playing weaker teams.did they not play them also?
java
Mind you, this one was started by Sir Alkie, so it makes you lot look kinda desperate.....
Blue is the colour
All this talk of a play off and Chelsea draw...serves you right.
Paulinho
Grant,terry and a few others were more obsessed with the united wigan game they forgot about bolton.why the **** is grant trying to play mind games with fergie.mourinho was the only one imo who could really push fergies buttons.people questioned fergie after our defeat at stamford bridge because he rested players.fergie proves 'em all wrong again.
java
 

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