Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Manchester United Premier League Champions  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Following their 1-0 victory over City yesterday, and Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Emirates today, the premiership title returns to Old Trafford again, for the first time since the 2002/03 season.



Thom@s Big grin


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
44 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6373 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Now its off to Wembley for the FA cup!

Anyone going to that?


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Wednesday night's game should be good.  Wink

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

My little 10 year cousin will not be best pleased that Chelsea lost. Great stuff! Big grin


Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
Now its off to Wembley for the FA cup!

Anyone going to that?

Going to the pub, hoping it will be just about as packed there as Wembley..  Smile

Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
Wednesday night's game should be good.

Absolutely... Looking forward to Chelsea lining up in a "guard of honor" (which only seems fair of them to do as United did it for them two seasons ago.)
The match itself could be interesting. Will Chelsea rest players until the FA Cup final now that they have nothing else to play for? Unless Liverpool and Arsenal are closing in behind them for the runner up spot that is.
I have a feeling United won't win, but a draw is more than acceptable. Naturally hoping for a win though..  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Excellent Big grin Big grin Big grin



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

I remember someone pointed out already around new year, that the match against City would seal the premiership for United. I can't remember who it was though, someone in the british media...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
Following their 1-0 victory over City yesterday, and Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Emirates today, the premiership title returns to Old Trafford again, for the first time since the 2002/03 season.

Well they gotta win one trophy  duck 



 biggrin 

piercey in CLE  Sad



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 7):
Well they gotta win one trophy

Two in two weeks time...  Wink

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 8):
Two in two weeks time... Wink

and that third one  Wink

piercey in CLE  Sad



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Well done to Man Utd, they deserved it for the way they play football, but also for the incredible consistency they have shown which is required to be champions. They have ground out results even when they had an off-day. Chelsea set the standards for the past two seasons, United have responded in the right way. All we need now is for Arsenal to turn into a ruthless football machine to make it a three-horse race next season.


In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 10):
All we need now is for Arsenal to turn into a ruthless football machine to make it a three-horse race next season.

It's difficult to ask this question without sounding like I'm gloating, but what the hell happened to Arsenal this season?

I remember after last season ended, I was thinking "well the young players in Arsenal seem to have settled now towards the end of the season, I bet they will be challenging for the title next year." But something has gone very wrong somewhere along the line. With nearly 2 months to go of this season, they were pretty much out of all 4 competitions. I know Henry was gone for a while due to injury, and that probably caused the Gunners some points and goals.. (why isn't he playing now btw, I thought he had recovered?)

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
It's difficult to ask this question without sounding like I'm gloating, but what the hell happened to Arsenal this season?

Long term injuries to our two most important players, Henry and Van Persie who have been injured for two thirds of the season has been a factor, but i don't want to use them as an excuse. Arsenal ended trophy-less because of our inability to finish off teams, no plan B when teams put 10 men in their own half. And ofcourse our woeful finishing, if you watched the Chelsea game today you would have seen that Arsenal had several good openings but failed to convert the chances. Example: Eboue hitting the bar from 10 yards.

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
I know Henry was gone for a while due to injury, and that probably caused the Gunners some points and goals.. (why isn't he playing now btw, I thought he had recovered?)

He tore his stomach muscles during the PSV game, i assume these type of injuries take a long time to heal.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineItsonlyme From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

You must admire the way Chelsea went down today, the second half performance with 10 men i thought showed great heart and courage, and as a football fan first and foremost this was great to see Champions going down fighting as they should, and I thought Mourinho after the game going over to the Chelsea fans gesturing to be proud of the players was great to see too. That said, im glad Man Utd won, they have a balance between playing exciting, attacking football and winning. Its good for the Premier League - would be even better if Liverpool and step up next year too. And Arsenal are cyring out for a goal scorer! Someone who is only interesting in being in and around the box to put the ball away! Guys like Owen, Villa and Huntelaar may be available this summer, Arsenal could do a lot worse then spend a few quid on a guy like Owen! Anyway, this Aston Villa fan says congrats to Man United!

User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 10):
All we need now is for Arsenal to turn into a ruthless football machine to make it a three-horse race next season.

We'll get there. in 2 years time. Just re-building the team.
I've been a gunners supporter for 44 years now.


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting 747438 (Reply 14):
I've been a gunners supporter for 44 years now.

You should come to my place; I can see the Emirates Stadium from my bedroom window, about 150meters away; on game days I sit with the window open and it's fantastic.

I'm a Man Utd fan though.


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9544 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 12):
Arsenal ended trophy-less because of our inability to finish off teams,

True, but...

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 12):
And ofcourse our woeful finishing, if you watched the Chelsea game today you would have seen that Arsenal had several good openings but failed to convert the chances. Example: Eboue hitting the bar from 10 yards.

Now, you see, I don't think it's unfair to say they had a bit of bad luck on the finishing front. To me, bad finishing means shots that are easily saved or go nowhere near the goal. Arsenal created so many chances this season, and were so often denied by the woodwork or good goalkeeping, that I still believe they'll come good again soon. Some of their performances this season were every bit as breathtaking as Man. Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea's best performances.

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 12):
Henry and Van Persie who have been injured for two thirds of the season

 checkmark  Van Persie kept my Fantasy League team going while Rooney was off the boil. The lean spell between Van Persie being injured again and Rooney finding his scoring touch ended my season.  Sad


User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Quoting Itsonlyme (Reply 13):
You must admire the way Chelsea went down today, the second half performance with 10 men i thought showed great heart and courage

 checkmark 

It was a great game. the FA cup should be a great game to watch as well. hopefully it will be aired in the USA.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Quoting Itsonlyme (Reply 13):
this Aston Villa fan says congrats to Man United!

And this Man United fan says congrats on getting Carew to Aston Villa.  Smile

Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 17):
It was a great game.

Sadly, I missed both the City vs United match, in addition to the Arsenal vs Chelsea match due to work.  Sad

But I wouldn't miss the next two United matches for the world. Big grin

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Bad news for Alan Smith though, since he hasn't played 10 matches this season, he won't receive his league winners medal.

Bummer...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineF4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Manchester United, a sad embarrassment at the San Siro, totally humiliated, and all this after such a convincing performance against Roma

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Unlike Chelski, Manchester United at least deserved to win the Premiership. Let's see if Liverpool and Arsenal can do better next year and give ManU some hell for the Premiership.  Wink

User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):
Unlike Chelski, Manchester United at least deserved to win the Premiership

Do you mean that they didn't deserve to win it in the previous 2 seasons? I think they were a lot better than the rest during that time. It's not Chelsea's fault and nor Man Utd's (this season) if the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal are not able to challenge for the title.

If it's money you're refering to, I'm sorry to say that that's the reality in sports these days. Do you think that S. Bucharest or Red Star Belgrade can make the Champions League final today? They can't simply because the big clubs are spending so much money and leaving almoost no room for the smaller ones. It wasn't too long ago that both of these were in the final and I think the former actually won it. Dinamo Kiev also won the Cup Winners Cup some time ago as well.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Quoting OD720 (Reply 22):
If it's money you're refering to, I'm sorry to say that that's the reality in sports these days. Do you think that S. Bucharest or Red Star Belgrade can make the Champions League final today?

I know money can make a hell of a difference, but if a club is receiving money the way Chelski (from Roman Abramovich, a man we basically know nothing about) and Schalke 04 (from Russian Gazprom, one of the most controversial and heavily scrutinised gas companies in Europe) in Germany do, then those teams tend to lose the respect from other teams, even those like Manchester United, Liverpool, and most of the other clubs in Europe, who work hard to earn that money that can get them the players they need to go to a major tournamen final or win the national championship.

In these days, it's simply not just money that gets you a title, but also hard work. Unlimited funds ain't gonna buy you a title, and this, along with that tosser José Mourinho being their coach, is one of the reasons why I'm openly happy that Chelski has lost this year's Premiership. That's my problem: when unlimited funds a team think they're the best and that those funds can get you anything. You have to earn that money, not get it as a gift. Just look at Bayern München in Germany. After failing to clinch at least 3rd place and now can only go to the UEFA-Cup, their top management people have now started to complain about them getting into a financial hole, because they became much too dependent on being in the Champions League.

If this was Chelski and Schalke, a financial injection from RA and Gazprom respectively would get them back on their feet, while Bayern would need to start saving and only spend what they absolutely must spend. This is why Bayern, which is the most hated and most popular team in Germany, still has the respect of other teams. Hell, they were even kind enough to play a game against us a few years back, when my club, the FC St. Pauli, was on the brink of bankruptcy. While I hate Bayern, I still appreciate what they've done to our team and I know that others would have been too selfish to help a third division team like ours the way Bayern did.


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

I don't know about Germany but in England, Man Utd, Liverpool, Pothsmouth, West Ham have strong financial backings. In fact, Liverpool are promised unlimited funds for the coming season and I very much doubt that they will get the same stick as Chelsea have.

I've been a Chelsea fan for probably 22 years and I've seen a few trophies before the take-over including a European Cup followed by the European Super Cup.
To be honest, most people doesn't even know why they hate Chelsea so much. And much like your post, the finger is sometimes pointed at Jose, other times at Abramovich and where did that money came from? The games they win are usaully not deserved or by a lot of luck.

Currently, I'm glad that Morinho did cut that Wenger-Ferguson crap out. Even the real English football fans have forgotten about that. I'm happy about the available funds at the moment and if one day things change, I'll still be supporting them.

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 4):
Looking forward to Chelsea lining up in a "guard of honor"

They totally deserved it and they shoud get it sencerely.


25 David L : I think part of the problem is the number of big name players Chelsea buy in one season. Liverpool and Manchester Utd have paid huge sums for big pla
26 Post contains images Banco : Apparently, in the light of the GMTV phone in scandal, United are going to sue UEFA for allowing them to enter a competition they couldn't possibly w
27 Raventom : That should be interesting!
28 Post contains images Thom@s : John Terry insists they'll get it, but he's not looking forward to it... (How odd, hehe.) I remember when United had to do it two seasons ago. Ronald
29 Itsonlyme : I think this summer will be interesting at Chelsea. If Mourinho stays, he will only stay if he has control over the players he signs. Chelsea have str
30 Post contains images David L : though the Hearts fans I know insist there's nothing wrong. Well, okaaay... I never understood why Gudjohnsen didn't get more of a chance.
31 CHRISBA777ER : LOL Man United Champions thread and it turns into a why-I-Hate-Chelsea fest instead. Get over it boys.
32 Post contains images Cornish : And both of you Champions League failures Now if can we turn our attention to the much more fantastic story of Plymouth Argyle's glorious appearance
33 Post contains images Thom@s : Failures? Semi final ain't bad... besides by your logic any club team in the Champions league which doesn't win the tournament is a failure... As for
34 Cornish : Erm after going into the second leg ahead on aggregate i'd call failure to make the final a FAILURE. Tell me honestly if either club would have been
35 Thom@s : Sir Alex has commented that he was happy to have reached the semi finals, as have some of the players too. (Especially given that they didn't even ma
36 Post contains images Cornish : That's very defeatist. Sad to think a Manure fan would think they'd lose to Chelski or Liverpool in the final... For the self-styled "biggest club in
37 Post contains images Thom@s : I'm not saying I thought we'd lose if we made it to the final, but realisticly there is obviously a chance of it happening. Therefore I'd rather see
38 Post contains images Cornish : Ah but a true diehard Manure fan wouldn't even entertain the idea they could possibly lose to one of those two teams
39 Post contains images Thom@s : A true die hard Manure fan doens't really understand how football works then... Thom@s
40 Post contains images Cornish : Never a truer word said
41 Post contains links and images Thom@s : Well, the Chelsea vs United match didn't turn out to be anything exciting. Mainly reserves playing for both sides. Van der Sar's understudy would have
42 Post contains links LTU932 : According to reports on Sport1.de, Ballack will apparently stay at Chelski, even though Mourinho was about to sack him because of him having gotten t
43 Thom@s : Ballack, Shevchenko, Carvallho, all out for the FA Cup final. (Anyone else missing at Chelsea?) Looks like Neville might make it in time for the final
44 Post contains images Thom@s : Wonderful scenes as United lifted the trophy for the 16th time this afternoon. Brought to the podium by some of the Busby Babes, including Bill Foulk
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Next Premier League Season. Help Needed. posted Tue May 2 2006 17:56:03 by Thom@s
English Premier League Vs. US MLS posted Mon Sep 19 2005 18:08:58 by NUair
English Premier League Manager Of The Year? posted Thu Apr 21 2005 11:23:23 by Gkirk
Premier League Is Coming Up! posted Sun Aug 1 2004 14:33:50 by Zweed
Premier League Quotes posted Mon Mar 15 2004 14:06:14 by Saintsman
Bye Bye Manchester United posted Tue Mar 9 2004 22:51:20 by Dirkou
Manchester United posted Mon Feb 9 2004 03:58:24 by Ual777contrail
English Premier League Stadium Capacities? posted Wed Dec 3 2003 00:49:34 by USAFHummer
Premier League (week 4) posted Mon Sep 1 2003 03:39:49 by Zizou
Premier League 03/04 (Week 2) posted Mon Aug 25 2003 03:18:11 by Zizou