Monday, April 30, 2007

United win the league? Not just yet!

30 minutes is an eternity in football. Around two o'clock last saturday Chelsea cought up with Man United only to be at -5 half an hour later. So with three games left United are on their way to tilte number 16. But woe to who suggests that it's a done deal!

Reds need 4 points out of last 3 games, but whether they actually get them is another story. First they have a derby against City. Now, we know that City are woeful at home in 2007 but derbies are a specific kind of game. Plus, by the law of averageness City has to get going sooner or later. Then comes the mother of all games at Stamford Bridge and on the last day at home to West Ham. On paper that the easiest game but the Hammers are picking up form and literally desperate for points. That said Chelsea's schedule is hardly a walk in the park. Besides the direct clash, they have a derby of their own away at Arsenal and Everton at home who will need the points for the UEFA cup.

All bets are off. We may well have a new champion this weekend but it is almost just as likely that Chelsea will come in the last day of the season with a point more then Man United. And if that seems unlikely, I ask: did it seem likely that Bolton would come off with a point from Stamford Bridge or that United would turn the game on it's head at Goodison? Football is a funny old game.

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