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Fergie Supported Liverpool. Did Anyone Else?

Sir Alex admitted that he wanted Liverpool to win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Before the clash he predicted a tight affair with very few goals in it and that's what it turned out to be - as it does usually.

Fergie had also implied before the game that this one match wasn't going to have a huge impact on the title race. But he's certainly happy that Chelsea dropped valuable points to a team that he considers not nearly as dangerous to the Champions as Chelsea.

'That was the result I wanted,' he said.

Was he the only one? I, for one, could not bring myself to support Liverpool so I wanted a draw and once they went in front it was much more comfortable: I could cheer on Liverpool's opponents to score, a familiar position for me.

However, while I'm not happy that they managed to pull off such a feat, if prestige is laid aside then it is certain that this was the best outcome for United. Stamford Bridge's invincibility has been shatted - and it could have been done by us had we been able to defend a friggin' set-piece... - and as I said Chelsea dropped vlauable points.

Shall we regret this result? In other words, will Liverpool be able to keep up their form? I ask you to travel back in time with me, as far as 2002. It's October of that year and Liverpool are top of the Premiership table with a record of nine wins and three draws and have already beaten Chelsea 1-0. Do you know where they finished that season? Fifth.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 29 2008

Time: 3:18PM

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He considers that we are not nearly as dangerous to the Champions as Chelsea??? Hmmmm.....he is so in wrong, he will see by himself at the end
Bosko-Macedonia
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29/10/2008 15:52:00

Um, of course Liverpool aren't as dangerous! Us, Arsenal and Chelsea will all finish above Liverpool, everyone knows that! The real question is whether Hull steals 4th! Exciting times!
Tosswink
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29/10/2008 16:08:00

There's a real batlle on between Man Utd and Chelsea to see who the most arrogant team is. Man U definitely have the most arrognat manager but it's a close one between the fans.
Aamir
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29/10/2008 16:37:00

Arrogant? Me? Good job im above answering comments like that!
Tosswink
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29/10/2008 16:46:00

Yes, Zae, and, do you know who finished top that season? Yes, Manchester United. I would have prefered a draw, but I think we can catch Liverpool, and I do wonder how Chelsea will react, because it's a big blow. It was the result I wanted if there had to be a winner, so I'm fairly happy :)
Man utd champions
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29/10/2008 17:03:00

More similarities... United had a game in hand, and came back to win the title. And, guess who was coming through, and scoring the goal to beat Arsenal and help Man Utd even then? Yes, a certain Wayne Rooney.
Man utd champions
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29/10/2008 17:05:00

Aamir, a Pool fan accusing other fans and managers of being arrogant!!! I wonder how Everton felt after Tubby's comments last season? The fans going on about being the only team with a history but forgetting the less glorious parts of their history!
Trebor
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29/10/2008 18:02:00

i think manu fans arrogance gets a little too much at times, i remember many claiming they would still win the league when they were behind chelsea the year chelsea won it. Its like they think they have some devine right no matter how pants they are playing at the time. Sure a lot of clubs fans have their moments but manu seem to be the worst and most common, mostly because many of them were brought up as glory supporters especialy when i was at school, i know a few that supported other clubs first including an ex everton fan, ex villa fan and an ex Newcastle fan. In my view not true supporters. I think Liverpool are kinds lucky to be where they are to be fair and their performances dont justify their position but then dont champions tend to win when they play bad??? oh no thats right they winge and moan at refs to have 15 mins injury time so that they can catch a late winner lol Thing is i think its stupid and somewhat dumb to write off a team like liverpool in their current position, whom for many games have not been at full strength and who usualy have a better half of a season. Nothing is certain in football, ask spurs fans, and of coarse remember things can change again a little after January window.
Darksec
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29/10/2008 19:06:00

united 2 win the premiership fa cup and the champions league and chelsea will finish 2nd
matth01
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29/10/2008 22:26:00

Everton 1 Man U 1 - "That was the result WE wanted". As was our victory over you at Anfield. Ha
Howard
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30/10/2008 13:09:00

The arrogance of Liverpool fans never ceases to amaze me...
Tosswink
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30/10/2008 13:38:00

hey Toss*****, see your club's manager and that's arrogance in all its red-nosed glory. The irony of you accusing others of arrogance really is lost on you, isn't it?
Howard
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30/10/2008 19:13:00

I prefer the irony of you not reading previous posts...
Tosswink
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31/10/2008 09:21:00

"That was the result we wanted" . What a dosey old fart Alex Ferguson is proving himself to be.lol. Liverpool have just ass whipped both United & Chelsea now. If they keep winning then United have no chance. YNWA
I Bling Red
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