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Fergie Dreads Penalties

Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he hopes against hope that this year's FA Cup final will not go down to penalties.

He's surely a got a point: United were the first ever team to lose a final on penalties and our only successes in these under Fergie's tenure came in the Charity/Community shield.

'You know my record with penalties - diabolical I think you'd say,' Ferguson said. 'We just have to hope it does not get to that stage.'

Southern clubs and Russian clubs are bad omens for us when it goes down to penalties so there's no chance we could defeat Chelsea in a shootout: Southampton knocked us out of the FA Cup in 1992 on penalties and Torpedo Moscow were also better from the spot later that year in the Uefa Cup.

There's one thing that would interest me though. Lampard bottled it spectacularly in the World Cup - I think the whole nation had known he was going to miss. He's usually a confident penalty taker for Chelsea so it would be interesting to see how he copes.

Having said that, I happily exchange that particular piece of knowledge for a victory in normal time.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 18 2007

Time: 5:57PM

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Hellooooo Is there anybody heeeere? Somebody must be steering this ghost ship Its really strange chief one minute they were champions and the next .......they all disappeared. do do do do do do do do you have now entered the vital twilight zone.
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18/05/2007 18:06:00

I think they are all on the M25 trying to find their way home.
Hoss The Villain
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18/05/2007 18:18:00

LOL maybe there's roadworks in Kent
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18/05/2007 18:21:00

Just remember, if Rooney gets the winner, you Mancs are nothing without us Scousers.
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19/05/2007 13:47:00

you should be so lucky - Drogba 1-0!
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19/05/2007 21:22:00

Ammir, once again you show how little you know about footy, good job son.
Blue is the colour
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19/05/2007 22:30:00

And regarding the pens....guess he dont have to worry too much about them now does he? AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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19/05/2007 22:36:00

the most crap game i have ever seen!
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20/05/2007 13:18:00

Well done Fergie, you managed to avoid those Penalties!!!
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