Sunday, May 18, 2008

Midweek Review (21 May 2008)

Manchester United vs Chelsea
Champions League Final

"This game is so much like the 39th game plan proposed not long ago."
-Gary, 18 May 2008

This will be my last post for this season and will conclude my overall season overview as well.

Congrats to Man Utd for winning the 17th title. And our next target will be winning the 18th title to be on par with Liverpool.

A warm welcome to West Brom and Stoke City to the Promised Land of football next season. And we have to wait and see who is the the last team to enter. Bristol City or Hull City? Whichever team enter, will be easier to bet against them, due to lack of experience as quoted by Jaywalk. But then again, neither team would want to beat Derby's record for lowest points gain in the Premier League table.

Now we have one less bogey team to handle and that is Reading who is relegated with Birmingham and Derby to second-tier football next season.

And for the first time next season, both sides of Manchester will be in Europe. My heart is still with Sven Eriksson to stay at Manchester but mind is hopping mad that he doesnt mastermind another win at Man Utd.

So for the final game this season, is the Champions League final at Moscow. This game is so much like the 39th game plan proposed not long ago. How ironic. For those in the dark, organisers of English Premier League wanted all the teams to be played a one-off game in other cities rather than in England.

Anyway, coming back to this game, Man Utd is having their 50th Munich disaster anniversary since 1958. And what a way to fit the tribute if Man Utd win the Champions League. And that is also the same time Man Utd won their first European Cup. Man Utd is the only team that stays unbeaten throughout this competition.

Now, whoever wins this competition, is rightly call the Kings of Europe. But my concern is next season where one team (regardless of who) will have a hell of congestion fixtures to clear. Why? Because of the FIFA Club World Cup. And it smacks right in the mid season.

Man Utd Team News: No injuries, no suspensions. All 26 players will be at Moscow. Fergie is having a selection headache.

Chelsea Team News: John Terry, Drogba are fit for the match.

Odds and Analysis: Man Utd is giving 0.25. I would say, stay clear of the match. But if given a choice, i would pick Man Utd due to the 50th anniversary.

Disclaimer: This review is entirely on my own views and opinion. I didn’t point a gun at you to ask you to follow. If you want to bet on this game, do so at your own risk. Pls bet within limits. Good luck.


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