Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My Favourite Team

Ahhh.. enough of politics....

But looking at the only team I supported since childhood isnt really that bright either... sigh...

After two seasons of winning the Premier League and having done the double last year, many would have expected Manchester United to maintain the core of the team and be THE club this coming season and have a real go at more titles this season.

But it seems to be falling off at its seams.

First it was Ronaldo... which I already had my piece here.

I am still of the opinion that no player is bigger than the club... if he so desires to go.. he should just do it. As in Ronaldo's case, if indeed Real Madrid thinks that he is the best player in the world, they should just cough up the amount needed. I would not mind really if its an exchange deal for Wesley Sniejder and Sergio Ramos.. haha

Then there seem to be some uncertainty in their backroom with Carlos Queiroz on his way to become the coach of the Portuguese national side after the departure of Luis Felipe Scolari to our flavoured rival at the moment Chelsea... and they seem to be playing real dirty for long with Big Phil urging Ronaldo to go to Real Madrid... haha... I have never regarded Chelsea as the biggest rival of Manchester United, they never will be. In fact they rank fourth in my most intense rival scale, first being Liverpool, followed by Arsenal and derby rivals, the blues of Manchester. That aside. The loss of CQ would be a huge blow to United in their quest for silverware next season, more so their ability now to hold on to players like Nani, Anderson and probably Manucho.

Manucho, the man who wreaked havoc in the last African Nation's Cup for Angola seem destined to follow the footsteps of great African players and to be the latest to grace the BPL stage after the likes of Okocha, Essien, Drogba, Adebayor, Toure amongst others. And he has to arrive INJURED! What else could have gone wrong for United next season has gone wrong!

Worse to follow, its been 2 weeks since Euro 2008 ended and there seem to be no light at the end of the tunnel as to any new talents are walking in to the famed Theatre of Dreams! Many would like to see the likes of Huntelaar, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema to grace Old Trafford but there is hardly any news on that. I hope Sir Alex will pull a rabbit out of the hat like he did last season with a surprise which brought Nani and Anderson to OT. Keeping my fingers crossed!


Anonymous said...

LOL. A posting on football... I'm completely clueless on football... i have no idea why a bunch of fully grown men chase the ball in a huge field when they can buy one for themselves. =.= But i enjoy people shouting GOAL nevertheless. haha.

Malaysian Joe said...

A bit tired with the horsing the backside thinggy.. LOL.. football is interesting.

22 ppl being paid A LOT of money to chase after a ball.. thats interesting.. :)

fergie said...

Glory glory Man Utd! We are a TEAM and need team players .. with or without CR .. I cant stand looking at him nowadays .. TRAITOR! I thought the gaffer wud go for Brian McClair for his no.2 .. no?? Anyway, we shall keep the red flag flying high come August hehe

Malaysian Joe said...

Yeah fergie... :)

McClair? I would favour someone with experience in continental football. His tactical input as well as contacts would be invaluable. But I think United has depth in their structure and maybe our worries are unfounded.

Anyway its Fergie's call.. :).