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Okay, Do Chelsea Want To Win The League At All?

Ronaldo gone. Vidic and Ferdinand barely played. Van der Sar missed months. Even our second string defenders missed several weeks. Hargreaves still not back. Foster proved to be mentally weak for this level. Nani's not improving, Anderson got involved in a disciplinary issue with Fergie and now he'll miss the rest of the season due to injury.

We could hardly have had more problems and in all honesty, a supposedly resurgent Chelsea team which had little injury problems compared to ours, should be over the hill and far away now. Yet they are, with 10 games to go, only one point clear at the top after losing 4-2 to a very average Manchester City side today.

Does anyone want this Premier League trophy? At times we seemed disinterested but then again, the very fact we're hanging in there despite all the crippling troubles is an evidence in itself that we desire that fourth successive title. What's wrong with Chelsea, then? How come they just can't put any daylight between us (and Arsenal who always batter the league's lesser lights).

I would suggest that they are just simply not as good as they are supposed to be, they're not all they're cracked up to be. True, though, that even the most optimistic United fan would have expected them to be more consistent than this... long may their wobbles continue! They might be bad enough to allow us to sneak back in.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 27 2010

Time: 11:05PM

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We're certainly doing our damnest to throw it away. I'd say it's back to a three-horse race again now, and I can see it going right down to the wire.
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28/02/2010 00:10:00

Hey if no-one wants it we'll happily snaffle it! Looking forward to the run in, it's gonna be an exciting conclusion whatever happens.
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28/02/2010 00:18:00

If we can just get out a semi-consistent starting 11, I'm sure we'll win it. But it may also depend on the champions league. The team that gets knocked out earliest may well have the advantage over the other two.
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28/02/2010 02:48:00

well despite uniteds defensive problems they have had an amazing run of luck to kinda balance things out....i mean look at the number of own goals other teams have scored for united
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28/02/2010 08:13:00

The way us and Chelsea are going about it this year, looks like Arsenal are back in the race. Guess it will be the last couple of games that decide the title this year.
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28/02/2010 08:19:00

Arsenal seem to have the easier run in but they do have the knack of shooting themselves in the foot.....I reckon it will go to the last game of the season with the Champion league progress hindering one of the teams chances.
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28/02/2010 10:44:00

I'd say 90% of those own goals had nothing to do with luck. Most of the ones I remember have had united players ready and waiting to tap the ball into the net if the opposition defender hadn't touched it. When a defender has a choice between leaving a ball for our player to score or touching it and sending the ball in anyway - that isnt luck - thats pressure.
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28/02/2010 19:06:00

Having watched the OGs this season - i'll conceed the sunderland OG and carricks OG vs Pompey as they were deflected shots which could have gone anywhere. The Vanden Borre and Zat Knights goals were caused by our crosses and impending pressure but were perhaps lucky in their nature. The rest would have all been nailed on goals for our players. So between 60% and 80% of our goals have not been based on luck - 90% was an exaggeration.
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28/02/2010 19:36:00

The Villa goal was a nasty deflection
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28/02/2010 21:19:00

With Scholes right behind Im not chalking that up to luck.
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01/03/2010 01:16:00

they had LUCK written all over THEM
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01/03/2010 10:26:00

adrogbafan - You create your own luck. If you shoot at goal, you have a greater chance of scoring and thats what we're doing. You think Lampard cares much about his defelected goals? You think he celebrates them less? Jog on...
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01/03/2010 16:26:00

Arsenal must be Favs now with the run in, But i think this will go down to the last game, same as the fight for top 4
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01/03/2010 17:55:00

Was nice seeing Tevez put 2 past Hilario - what a name eh - really is funny - but anyway - even though I have no affinity for City IM TEAM BRIDGE ALL THE WAY
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01/03/2010 21:43:00

I guess the title will be decided at Old Trafford and how we perform at city and they at WHL.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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02/03/2010 17:11:00

Don't think we did you a favour by beating Chelski, our very average small side will be paying you lot the same compliment later this season. Looking forward to it.
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03/03/2010 07:35:00


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