Monday, May 21, 2007

A couple of thoughts on the FA Cup final

Well, at last the new Wembley is open. Yeah, I know, officially, it was England vs. Italy U21s that opened it, but to me it wasn't truly inaugurated until it hosted it's first cup final on Saturday. If you ask me, I liked the Wembley of old better. It was somewhat original in it's looks, different from others. This one looks like one of many stadiums of type, kind of like the Ford T-model.

As for the game itself, it was more or less as expected. Two more or less equal teams meeting each other often results in a tactical battle with chances few and far between. It is usually the superstars that break the deadlock in such matches and this time it was Drogba who duly obliged.

So Mourinho is safe, at least for the time being. Some think that Chelsea had a better season then Man United since they won more trophies. But let's not kid each other, Chelsea's primary goals this season were retaining the Premiership and winning the Champions League. They failed in both. The League and FA Cup are consolation prizes, something to put the "OK" stamp on this season not "disastrous", however one sugarcoates it. Next season bringing back the League will propably be the minimum demanded from Jose, otherwise...

Roll on 2007/2008. And without a World cup or a european championship, it's gonna be one long summer.

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