Just watch the betting!
Years ago, I had a friend, who’s since died, who told me that some heavy punters have a direct line to what goes on at Manchester United.
At the moment David Moyes is well ahead on Betfair.
Aspersions were being cast by the irate and removed by the moderators.
It’s all calmed down now!
You can argue, that the referee was wrong, but people do get sent off.
So last night, Manchester United were at fault in not being able to hold on to their lead or at least only ship one goal. Where was the Plan B for what you did if you lost a player? Surely, they should have done better!
last night, Ipswich had two players sent off at Nottingham Forest and then lost one-nil. Here’s the manager; Mick McCarthy’s quote from the BBC report.
They’re brilliant, they’re a great bunch, they really are fabulous. I was really proud of the way they went about their job.
“We were unlucky not to hold out. It’s a deflection that’s cost us – they didn’t look like they were going to get it any other way.
I know the match wasn’t as important, but it would appear the players did what they had to! And only failed by seven minutes!
In the past, I’ve watched some great games both live and on television, when one side has been reduced to ten men and still won or at least gone down with all guns blazing.
Not my words, but those of Sir Alex Ferguson about Newcastle United as reported on the BBC.
He has a point as what trophies have Newcastle won since Ipswich Town won the old First Division Championship in 1961-62.
One day though, Sir Alex will say something that really gets him into trouble.
As it’s a choice between Chelsea, Manchester United and Celtic, it’s a bit of a no-brainer really. Especially, as the two English clubs are losing.
I listened to all of the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show this morning. Only one of the Premier League matches was mentioned; Manchester United v Liverpool.
You’d have thought no other matches were being played!
The only other match mentioned was Crystal Palace v Doncaster because it had been called off.
So let’s hope no north-western team wins anything this year!
I think, it’s going to need some sort of punishment to bury all of this.
Incidentally, it doesn’t seem that the supporters behaviour is not much better at Loftus Road, where Chelsea and John Terry are playing.
It wwould appear that we might be winning the battle against rscism in football, but now we have another one, where supporters use a racist incident to stir up trouble.
The Manchester United match was on in the background last night. I thought they had scored, as the team in red had!
But it was Benfica!
Isn’t it about time that in important matches teams played in their proper colours!
But it’s all about money. So if it’s about money, does that explain why a fairly small crowd turned up to watch Chelski on Tuesday.
Why is everybody getting so het up about a football match between two teams in which I have little or no interest?
The Times this morning carries a 16-page supplement, which just went straight in the recycling. Apparently most papers have these, so I suspect chip shops won’t be short of unread papers for their products.
I shan’t really be watching, because it’s on ITV and the coverage will be destroyed by the advert breaks. Insead, I shall be listening on the radio and might have the pictures in the background. It should also be noted that the TV is a few seconds behind the radio, so you always hear it first on the more important media.
I was asked by a Manchester United fan last night, who I’m supporting.
Here are my thoughts as I put in a post to the BBC.
As someone, who spent his childhood on the terraces at White Hart Lane, at University supported Everton, and now support Ipswich, I could only give my full backing to the referee and hope that he gives the various cheats and divers the decisions they deserve.
I haven’t changed my thoughts since, but after Manchester United put Ipswich down with a non-goal, I really hope Barcelona do it in style.