Tuesday, February 15, 2011

United 2 City 1; and the Greatest Goal of All-Time Evaarrrrr

Just over forty eight hours on from the latest installment of the Most-Massive-Manchester-Derby-of-all-time, we're still digesting the ramifications of Wayne Rooney's Bestest-Ever-Derby-Goal-of-all-time. This is assuming of course that "best", is a synomym for "most shinned".

But anyway, much like the Conquistador of Mexico, and the Belgians in the Congo, football supporters have short memories. Sho-wo-wort memories.

Apparently now Loyal Wayne Rooney is "back" after fluking his fifth goal of the season (sixteen less than at the same date last campaign), after months of indifferent form and generally playing like a busted arse (and getting a 100% pay increase to do so) the sycophantic circle-jerking over the White Heskey has returned.

The Daily Mail is going so far as to suggest that it may have been the best goal scored at Old Trafford ever — despite the fact that Rooney was his rubbish, anonymous self for 77 minutes. And the fact it was shinned. And the fact it wasn't even the best goal scored at the Theatre of Tosspots this season...

David Silva shows immense skill and awareness to arse-volley Manchester City's equaliser.

Slur Alex Ferguson was the first to administer a virtual reach-around to Loyal Wayne: "All the talk will be about that winning goal. It was unbelievable. It was reminiscent of Denis Law although I'm not so sure that Denis ever put them in with such ferocity." Speaking of Denis Law goals at Old Trafford...

Even Loyal Wayne couldn't wait to talk up how good the strike was.

"I think it might have been the best goal I've ever scored... it almost certainly rules City out of the title race unless a disaster happens..."

...yo Wayne, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish but Benjani had one of the best Old-Trafford-unintentional goals of all time...

Unfortunately, Wayne is dead right. That's pretty much curtains for our title campaign. No matter how well we played on the day, no matter how unlucky we were not to get anything — we didn't. And that's what makes this result so hard to take. With so much on the line, so much more than pride to play for, we've come up short against United again.

Despite claims by Summerbee et al that "United should be looking over their shoulder" we're just as far away from them lot as ever.


  1. One word "bitter"..., seem like u have watch that rooney goal again.

  2. Just about sums up the way the media over here reacts to a Rag victory in a big match. The journalistic equivalent of rimming goes on for days now as about 100% of the press here seem to be trafford fans, and they will go on and on about how the rags were the most worthy winners regardless of whether they played better or not. We will now also have to withstand the same old follow up articles on some guy who used to watch Rooney when he was a nipper and endure the envitable quotes like; "He scored one like that when he was Seven!" When it should be; "The stupid scouse twat thinks he's Jesus!" or "Why couldn't you do that in the World Cup you shit!" The scum it seems can do no wrong, and while they keep pulling it out of the fire, the undisputed ball ticking of the Rags looks set to continue.

  3. Jealous much?

    Shinned? You're having a laugh.....joker....

  4. Yeah, I'm a die hard United fan of over forty years standing, but under no circumstances would I consider Rooney's goal to be anything other than pure arse, unlike the beautifully controlled effort from Berbatov that you highlighted. Normally Rooney can't hit the side of Old Trafford stadium from point blank range, yet everyone's lauding this goal as arguably the finest ever at the ground. And as you say, he played crap football for most of the game, yet one fluky effort (from a poor cross from Nani that took a deflection) and everyone was raving about a man of the match performance!

    Rooney is the most over-rated footballer of recent generations, yet I can't get over how every man and his dog keeps seeing him in emperor's clothes when ever he's on the pitch.

    Fergie goofed by playing Rooney instead of Berbatov, the form striker, but comes out of it smelling like roses because of sheer dumb luck.

    Personally I don't see United winning the championship because the quality of their football has been pretty average this year. Plus they have a much harder run home than their chief rival, Arsenal, who should have an even easier passage to the championship when Barcelona do them the favour of knocking them out of Europe soon and leaving the Gunners to concentrate their energies on the EPL.


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