Man Utd. What was the score? Lost 4-0
Dreadful wasn't it? It's the end of a magnificent era, 15 years and 729 matches but it looked liked an amateur had prepared and chosen the team that kicked off our final game of the season.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the lack of bitching in the press at Curbs' departure, you know the kind of thing "fans force out legend,"
type headlines but performance's like today in front of a live television audience showed that we badly need a change, however worrying that change is going to be and I just pray that fans give the new bloke a chance because he has a hell of a job to do with this current set of players. If I was to pick a team for next season now, based on players that will/could be off and those that will stay and are good enough then it would be as follows:
? Perry ? HH
Romm Ambrose ? Thomas
D Bent ?
Subs from: Myhre, Randolph, Kish, Sam, Gislason, M Bent
Worrying eh? One thing is for certain we need to build a team around Young and Bent (D) and not cash them in, although how frustrated must Darren Bent have been in recent weeks? Major surgery of course equals cash, but picking the cream of relegated Premiership players and Championship ones would be a good strategy and done us no harm before.
Regarding the game, it was nice to see Curbs get a warm reception by Sir Alex and 73,000 others (a Premiership record) but Andersen aside, who was solely responsible for keeping the score in single digits, the rest were abysmal.
I try not to be too unkind on Kish and don't want to pick on one player because other than the goalie they were all pants, but as I need to go to bed I will. I think he gave the ball away almost everytime he had it today and if you're going to guard the post at a corner....
Oh well, it's bedtime in Chicago and I'm closing the book at the end of the chapter. Lets hope the next one is more John Le Carre than Hans Christian Andersen.
Reports from those that were there to hold up a red card: BBC Sport
; The Times
; Sky Sports