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33 Years And Counting

33 Years And Counting

Right now I'm way too giddy to compose a detailed analysis but United deservedly beat City 3-1 at Old Trafford to seal their place in the Carling Cup final. And it was in the sweetest possible manner: another late, injury-time goal, headed in by Wayne Rooney.

Our shoulders dropped a little when Ferdinand allowed the whining scumbag to score but the United players, going forward relentlessly in the second half, did not give up and first Carrick should have scored then in injury time Fletcher's header was brilliantly clawed away by Given.

But from the resulting corner Valencia played the ball to Giggs, he crossed and the totally unmarked Rooney headed home with power. Old Trafford erupted with joy as City's 33-year wait for a trophy looks unlikely to end this season. Thirty-three years and counting!

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Date:Wednesday January 27 2010
Time: 11:30PM


Stretford End erupted in joy - great match - we deserved to win!
27/01/2010 23:34:00
How many City fans told us that they were going to win comfortably? Their cockiness seemed ridiculous even before the games but now... we've been much the better team over the 180 minutes, actually, it's our finishing that let us down a little!
27/01/2010 23:40:00
Ha ha You know what? after watching three elbows go unpunished, one stonewall penalty and the coins hitting Bellamy, I really can't get upset by this. You didn't win - Manure lost tonight, the eyes of millions of people around the world will see that you couldn't beat us without the benefit of cheating (yawn, what else is new?). Enjoy the Cup final, I will admitedly be supporting the team in Claret and Blue, but just remember -this will be youyr last chance of silver for quite a while. Enjoy your tainted victory yet again red chums, and I hope the money from the Carling Cup is enough to keep the receivers away for just a little longer..
27/01/2010 23:50:00
I do think its laughable that you are putting this loss entirely down to a couple of elbows. Without the refereeing in the first leg we'd have beaten you far more comfortably.
But I do want to go on record as saying that its unnacceptable that people throw objects at any player. It doesnt matter what a player does on the pitch, they shouldn't have things thrown at them. Its stupidly dangerous and has no place in the modern game. Also, I'll have to watch the incidents again but our players shouldnt be throwing elbows around. Its ugly to watch and as we are better than city, we really dont need to be giving them anything other than the result to cry about. As for the penalty - swings and roundabouts son! You got an undeserved one at your place, so get over it (god it feels good to say that to somebody else for once).
28/01/2010 00:07:00
First of all, the penalty at Man City was deserved. After all, Bellamy was pulled out of his balance and he was pulled again inside the box after Bellamy managed to continue the run. Secondly, the throwing of a coin and GLASS BOTTLES should be severely punished by the FA, this moment in football was absolutely ridiculous. It was not a just a coin, glass bottles were falling next to Bellamy. If the FA does nothing about this, then football will be lost. I would even say to pull Utd out of the final as an indication to show this behaviour needs to stop. In the Netherlands, fans from Feyenoord and Ajax are already forbidden to go to away matches when they play each other, due to this and it is time the FA starts acting like they have some balls, instead of giving Utd the benefit of the doubt, case: Neville and his finger. Aside from that, whining scumbag? Still can't get over the fact that Utd didn't sign him, despite him being a cult hero at Utd? Sounds like bitter sour grapes to me. Imagine Rooney and Tevez up front, you'd have a stellar offence, but no, instead you call him names out of sorrow for him going to a club that did want him. Blame Ferguson, not him. He's not done you any harm, apart from scoring against you, which is only his professionalism.
28/01/2010 00:25:00
Cocky and arrogant people want to laugh out loud on Man City barren trophyless 33 years and they will keep one doing so, what can I say? I rather root for the never-give-up "underdog " Man City to attain their glory one day than the cocky full-of-trophies-and-debts Man Utd. Even if Man City win a trophy one day, these cocky people will still keep say something like: "You only won one, we won n trophies!" If some people want to be cocky forever, there is no point arguing.
28/01/2010 00:38:00
Im not condoning throwing anything, its wrong. But its not the first time its happened. Why should United be made an example of? Just recently Millwall and West ham were worse and they got fines. Pulling a team out of a competition is excessive for the action of 4 or 5 people. As for neville and his finger - its no more inciteful than what tevez did during and after the game. In fact, if it werent for the media going on about it, most of the people in the stadium wouldnt have even known that it happened! As for Tevez and Rooney, we have the better player of the two and playing them together made us easier to defend against as they both want to play in the same space. Most people dont care that he didnt stay, it was his comments afterwards that have caused people to turn on him. And finally, b0ll0cks to you about that penalty!
28/01/2010 00:39:00
By the way, Man City only have the 33 year trophyless record to worry about these days, but your beloved club Man Utd have the 700m+ ever-growing debts to worry about. Trust me, the Glazers will never sell Man Utd to other buyers for eg. some rich Arabians, as long as your club still remain profitable. That is what SMART AND CUNNING businessmen will normally do, NEVER SELL A CASH COW. Which mean they will be here for long. If not careful, the 700m+ increasing debts could trouble your beloved Man Utd for the next 33 years! lol
28/01/2010 00:46:00
Just hope they don't win the FA Cup because they've got a good chance and it's a better competition than the League Cup.
28/01/2010 00:49:00
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