Sunday, May 07, 2006

Weekend Outlook (07 May 2006)

Manchester United vs Charlton Athletic

"...rather than worry about how Liverpool will do today, why not just focus on our own game..."
- JayWalk, 07 May 2006

What did I tell you about ManUtd screwing up in the last 4 fixtures?

What did I FUCKING tell you about ManUtd screwing up in the last 4 fixtures!!??

It's a fucking curse I tell you. The very same curse that cost us the title to Leeds and Blackburn many years back. We also almost fell to Newcastle but survived only by the skin of our teeth.

Will the jinx come back to haunt us and kick us again in the nuts? Your guess is as good as mine today. We could have wrap up the 2nd spot when we played Sunderland. We screwed that up. Then, we had a second chance against a jaded, due to fixture-jam, Middlesbrough. We screw that one up too. We could have started our holiday sooner with a simple victory from any of these 2 relatively weaker teams but NOOOOOO, we had to FUCKING screw them up, leaving us with a heart-attack-inducing final game against Charlton. Do we REALLY have to make life so FUCKING difficult for ourselves?? What the FUCK were we thinking???!!

Some bookies are predicting a Liverpool self-destruct today against a relaxed Portsmouth now that the latter has safely come ashore and survived another season in the top flight. Others are predicting a easing of the pedal as the Reds are saving up for the FA Cup final against West Ham in the following week, of which they are the favourites.

Me? I try not to think to much about Liverpool in the sense that rather than worry about how Liverpool will do today, why not just focus on our own game, grab the 3 elusive points and lay all ghosts of doubt to rest?

JayWalk The Talk: It's a shame to see Rooney injured at this stage. Two consecutive goal-less draws right after Rooney goes into the injured list is no coincidence. I am certainly not happy with the fact that a club as great as ManUtd would be so dependent on just one person. Bent is out on the Charlton side but going head to head, ManUtd is quite a distance above The Addicks and on a normal given day, I would say that a thrashing in on the cards in favour of ManUtd. Still, given that the dark cloud of jinx is looming over our heads, I am not popping any champagne until the final whistle is blown and 3 points in the kitty.

Also Gaffer Curbishley has already tendered his resignation and this would be his final game for the Addicks. Win or lose is inconsequential as Charlton has nothing to play for and Curbishley is in ROD mood liao.

JayWalk The Walk: Bookies are giving Charlton a 1-3/4 ball handicap and a 1.875 decimal odds for ManUtd to beat it. Smells like a bookie trap to me and given this is the final weekend of the EPL season, are the bookies going to kick us in the balls one last time without giving us a chance to get back at them? While I have frankly no idea, I never like to bet against a 1-3/4 ball handicap as a 2-0 victory only give me a half stake win. I rather wager on Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle, or all of them.

Disclaimer: The above views are purely my own two-cents' worth. In other words, I cannot and will not guarantee that my predictions are accurate. If you want to bet on the game, do so at your own risk. Also, please bet responsibly and within your means regardless of how "sure thing" that game may appear to be. As the old saying goes, "The Ball Is Round". Good luck.


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