May 21, 2005

A weekend without West Brom

I know theres the 3rd division playoffs, and the FA Cup final, but I'm already missing the away trips and the atmosphere at home. I cant watch football on TV, im too bad at it… I start shouting things, and if I have to make do with the radio I'm terrible…

I would go and watch the cup final, but I really don't have much interest in it. Neither side has valued it, played understrength teams throughout it, and there is no underdog. Now they treat is as though its a massive achievement, fielding weakened squads in the final few games of the league (although it allowed us to snatch a point at Old Trafford – which ultimately kept us in the race for survival). Both sides have qualified for Europe, so their isnt a great deal at stake, not even financially. Granted, it gives both sides the oppertunity to please their fans by winning some silverware this season, but aside from a great day out for the fans is it really that great a feeling? Man Utd and Arsenal fans are used to winning the League and winning in Europe (well Man Utd's fans are) The FA Cup no longer goes to the best side in the country, just the side that has overcome the challenge of lower league opposition with understrength sides.

If only Exeter had put away that chance at Old Trafford it could be a very different story. The only final I've been interested in lately was the Millwall-Utd one, and poss. the S'ton-Arsenal one. I'm a West Brom fan, I like the underdog… this year's doesn't interest me at all.

Oh and while im on the topic, I hope AC Milan beat Liverpool in the Champs League in the coming days. Rafa Benitez disrespected the true value of the FA Cup with his team at Burnley and then devalued it with his post-match comments. Hopefully we will see the underdogs of Merseyside in the champions league next season, and not a bunch of foriegners, claiming to be Liverpool!


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  1. Edward Ross

    Again, we see a referee going towards the premiership clubs. At the Albion vs Boro match, all the decisions went against us, and ellingtons challenge wasn’t a red card as i sit in the Brumy Road, i saw it straight in front of me, we won the ball, then took the man. If you get a red card for winning the ball, then i don’t know what to think. Riley wasn’t even in a position to see the challenge clearly and could have just gave him a yellow card.

    28 Feb 2007, 09:24

  2. Edward Ross

    Again, we see a referee going towards the premiership clubs. At the Albion vs Boro match, all the decisions went against us, and ellingtons challenge wasn’t a red card as i sit in the Brumy Road, i saw it straight in front of me, we won the ball, then took the man. If you get a red card for winning the ball, then i don’t know what to think. Riley wasn’t even in a position to see the challenge clearly and could have just gave him a yellow card.

    28 Feb 2007, 09:24

  3. Edward Ross

    Again, we see a referee going towards the premiership clubs. At the Albion vs Boro match, all the decisions went against us, and ellingtons challenge wasn’t a red card as i sit in the Brumy Road, i saw it straight in front of me, we won the ball, then took the man. If you get a red card for winning the ball, then i don’t know what to think. Riley wasn’t even in a position to see the challenge clearly and could have just gave him a yellow card. We played boro of the park and didn’t deserve to loose. Riley isn’t a premiership referee, but all i can say is that we can play premiership clubs off the park when they come to us.
    Also, boateng, i don’t know how he didn’t get sent off either for the challenges and constistant fouling to Koumas. NOT even a card was shown to a boro player i think.
    It is bulls**t. Boro are divers and cheats who struggle to beat a championship side, it tells you something! That we are better then boro.
    And i don’t know how Clement missed that penalty, a guy u would think that would hit it hard and low, but not high and wide. And Sherjill, he hasn’t even got use to the English Game yet, so why did he take one.
    And finally, fair play to Kamara for putting his fingers up at Boateng, the villa scum bag.
    Overall, it was a very top class performance and if we did get through, i think we could kick out united if we could play like that.
    But now lets focus on the league and win it. But, lets hope that the new pitch at blues stops their promotion hopes.

    28 Feb 2007, 09:31


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