Glory, glory Man Utd
The bits I listened to on the radio sounded like the Ressies got well beaten by a superior Man U reserves tonight in the play-off between the North and South Premier Reserve champions. The recently named Addicks young player of the year Lloyd Sam kept up the hope towards the end but we were eventually beaten 4-2
United's 2nd XI contained a scattering of young overseas players whilst we welcomed back Jerome Thomas and Shaun Bartlett from injury. Bartlett was withdrawn at half-time, probably because of his fitness and not because he will play on Sunday.
10,000+ were expected but the crowd of 7,102 seemed to include a fair amount of United fans judging by the cheers that greeted their goals. Inspector Sands
was there as well.
I am currently listening to 5 Live
and United fans all over the world are burning their heavily endorsed bras and their season ticket applications. The whole thing is very interesting. I remember Chelsea fans being up in arms when a certain Russian rolled into town and sent Ken Bates packing. Where are those people now?Malcolm Glazer
is a hard nosed businessman who will not lose a wink of sleep tonight knowing that fans are burning effigies of him outside Old Trafford.
He now has control of 70% of the shares and what was previously his debt now belongs to MU PLC, unlike Mr Abramovich who just brought cash in suitcases to Stamford Bridge.
Will we really see the demise of Manchester United? Fans are ringing in talking of administration, which I think is a slightly knee-jerking. The next couple of weeks will be very interesting indeed with talk of a whole new board being in place shortly. Sir Alex Ferguson will be considering his position very carefully I'd imagine.
Don't think this will only affect glory, glory Man Utd though. It won't, Glazer's bespectacled eyes are all over the Premiership TV rights and if United can break with the Premier League collective agreement and negotiate on their own then it will have a devastating effect on smaller clubs such as us.
Finally before I go home I would like to add my goodbye's to someone British football will be well rid off
and someone who got on Sunday everything he deserved