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Tedious 'Battle Of Britain' Hype Approaching

Tedious 'Battle Of Britain' Hype Approaching

Oh well. Another year, another season, another Champions League group stage. And another two games against Celtic.

We all remember what it was like two seasons ago. The whole British press were talking about nothing else during the build-up to the game but this 'Battle of Britain'.

We were reminded how United fared against Scottish opposition, and against Celtic in particular and countless ex-players spoke out, telling us what a brilliant game it would be.

This will swing into overdrive once again, not least to compensate for the predictability of the group stages. And I'm not looking forward to it because it's something you can't ignore.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm looking forward to these games. Celtic have a good team which plays better football than any other Scottish side. The match at Old Trafford in 2006 actually lived up to the hype - but it's the hype itself I'm bored of.




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Writer:Zae
Date:Friday August 29 2008
Time: 7:49AM

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Should be good games, and United should go through. We lost to them in 2006, but our team has improved since then, and we should have won that game anyway, the chances we had. Sadly, there's no Solskjaer to score late on to give us the win at home, though. Tevez, step in...
Man utd champions
29/08/2008 09:24:00
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Agreed. We should be pleased with the draw. Of the English teams involved, Arsenal looks to be having the toughest job to do.
albeckom
29/08/2008 16:51:00
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I disagree, Liverpool's is by far the hardest. Arsenal got it quite easy if you ask me.
united4life
29/08/2008 17:41:00
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not bleating about us having the easiest then :-)
merlin
29/08/2008 19:26:00
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Liverpool is facing Marseille & PSV, both failed to moved on while Atlectico qualified from 4th in La Liga. Then again, Liverpool always makes it hard for themselves at this stage so that group would be close. Granted Arsenal have whipping boys Kiev, they also face Porto & Fenerbahce, both advanced from their groups last season.
albeckom
29/08/2008 19:28:00
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Liverpool have the hardest draw. Arsenal's is hard only because they have long distances to travel, and they are not easy stadiums to visit. They should thrash Kiev both legs (as we did last season); Fenerbache, they should be able to beat (or at least win at home and draw away) and they should get at least three points out of Porto. They'll qualify. Liverpool should, but last season, they couldn't cope with Marseille (I think they lost away) and though PSV should be relatively easy; Athletico Madrid might be difficult, especially as the team will be looking to get one over Torres.
Man utd champions
30/08/2008 10:31:00
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Chelsea... their's is an easy task too. Leaving out Roma, they should thrash Bordaux and Cluj (don't know if that's right). They should end up beating Roma at home, and will probably draw away, so if Chelsea do not get through comfortably, they will have underachieved. But you never know, for the so called smaller teams, each match is a cup final, and you know what Barnsley did...
Man utd champions
30/08/2008 10:34:00
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Zae... Celtic playe better football than any other Scottish side? Did you see the Old Firm game on Sunday. Rangers played Celtic off the field with their one touch football, Celtic had no answer to it.
Bud
01/09/2008 23:13:00
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