Sunday, 15 March 2009

Red Devil With Foot In Mouth

The huge global following the English premiership has, never ceases to amaze me and there is no bigger fixture than Liverpool vs Manchester United. To put it into perspective the commentator mentioned that yesterdays live broadcast was going out to 200 countries and was being watched by several hundred million people ....... no pressure there.

Isn't it also amazing how when one shoots one's mouth off, you generally end up with your foot in it. These are some controversial words from Wayne Rooney, spoken on Friday the 13th, the day before the game.

“I’m very excited about the game because I grew up as an Everton fan hating Liverpool.” Rooney said. “And that hasn’t changed!

If we can beat Liverpool it will almost certainly put them out of the title race and that will be great for everybody at Old Trafford – especially me. I get a bigger kick out of beating Liverpool than anybody else,”
said Rooney.

“No other game is ever going to get in the way of Manchester United-Liverpool because it is always a massive fixture and especially so this time, with what is at stake.”

To be fair to Wayne Rooney, for me he was the stand out player for Manchester United, and its not unreasonable that he have an intense dislike for those who feel that same way about him.

In closing, I have to say I do love the premiership, its the real life equivalent of a soap opera that men can too enjoy, without being uncool. WELL DONE REDS!! The last time Manchester United conceded 4 goals at Old Trafford was in 1992, to Queens Park Rangers, when Dennis Bailey achieved a hat trick.

Photo Credit: Britain Soccer Premier League by jquangyt, courtesy of

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