Date:Thursday January 17 2008
These last few days have been brilliant. I mean, Arsenal dropped two points. At home. Against Birmingham City. United demolished Newcastle, with a 6-0 scoreline that actually flattered their opponents. And now the Geordies appointed Kevin Keegan again.
Though he's unlikely to be a key figure in this season's Premiership battle, it is indeed a fantastic opportunity for reliving some glorious memories.
Who could ever forget that 1996 title race? We were told we would not win anything with kids yet the kids surpassed themselves. The praise and acclaim did not go their way: it was reserved for Keegan's Newcastle who, with their cavalier approach, blew away opponents with ease and had a 12-point lead at halfstage.
But, as we all know, the return of the King revitalised United and the Barcodes could not cope mentally with our relentless pursuit. But the real meltdown, when they finally cracked, did not happen on the pitch.
The defining moment, of course, was Keegan's brilliant rant live on TV. Sir Alex tried to play some of his favourite mind games by claiming teams try harder against us than against Newcastle and that Leeds who put up a good show against us at Old Trafford would not be in such dire relegation trouble had they shown that kind of commitment throughout the season.
Leeds' next opponent was of course Newcastle, that's why the Scot felt it so urgent to give them an advice on how to avoid relegation. An experienced head like Wenger would not have paid much attention to Fergie's attempts at psychological warfare but Keegan, perhaps triggered by the sight Andy Gray's shiny head and his devilish smile, cracked down big time.
His rant became possibly the most famous quote of Premiership history. 'I will luv it, if we beat them, luv it!'
Looking forward to more classic quotes, cavalier approach, games ending in 5-4... can't wait for the clash at St. James' on February 23!
Date:Thursday January 17 2008
Robin van Persie Wins Barclays Golden Boot (Wednesday May 22 2013)
Sir Alex Cleans Up (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Hoping to Make a Killing? (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Carrick Reaction to West Brom Drama (Monday May 20 2013)
Don`t Call Me Boss Again (Monday May 20 2013)
Van Persie Claims Golden Boot (Monday May 20 2013)
Stats: West Brom v United (Sunday May 19 2013)
West Brom 5 United 5 (Sunday May 19 2013)
West Brom v United - Team News (Sunday May 19 2013)
Ferdinand Deal Lined-Up (Sunday May 19 2013)
|Man Utd||3||-||0||Aston Villa|
|West Ham||2||-||2||Man Utd|
|1. Man Utd||38||28||5||5||+43||89|
|2. Man City||38||23||9||6||+32||78|
|N'Zogbia Exit And £5m Given To Keeper?
» Aston Villa : 22/05/2013 10:04:00
|Osman's new deal now all signed off
» Everton : 22/05/2013 10:00:00
|QPR linked with Royals winger - again!
» Reading : 22/05/2013 10:00:00
|Liverpool: £15m Carroll Fee Agreed
» Liverpool : 22/05/2013 09:58:00
|Thank you Pulis
» Stoke : 22/05/2013 09:24:00
|Robin van Persie Wins Barclays Golden Boot
» Man Utd : 22/05/2013 09:00:00
|End of Term Report
» Spurs : 22/05/2013 08:14:00