Can Chelsea overtake Manchester United this season?
December 23, 2006 3:35am CST
Didier Drogba's side seems pretty enthusiastic about overtaking Sir Alex Ferguson's team and eventually take the cup this season. Can they do it? I don't think Man Utd will let that happen.
30 Dec 06
Well they are still on top after todays games. I used to be a Man U fan years ago (1975-1985), and Steve Coppell and Mark Hughes are still my heroes. But not anymore. They became my pet hate until Chelsea was taken over by Abramovich. Now I would prefer Man U out of the two to win the premiership but I am still in hope that Arsenal will make it up there as well. I am interested why you like Man U. Cheers!!
2 Jan 07
Well, my grandfather was a black Briton who migrated from Birmingham circa 1930 to settle here in Zambia. He was a staunch supporter of Man Utd as I grew up in the 70's and 80's. I'm turning 38 this year, but it was during those childhood days when our local tv would show the "Big League Soccer" show and I would see it with granpa, and sided with him, because my father always supported Liverpool, though he too loved Man Utd. So, from about 8 years old or thereabout, I've never looked back, so to speak. I just love Man Utd. I relish a chance to watch them in my adulthood. I think I will do pretty soon, of course I'd have to "bribe" my wife for such an expense!!!
2 Jan 07
Thanks for answering my question, so you used to watch Coppell as well? Its funny because I was a Man U fan years ago to go against my sister who was a Liverpool fan. I love the rivalry in football. I hope one day you can bribe your wife and see a game. It's a fantastic experience. Good luck!!!
2 Jan 07
Yeah, I'd need a good saving for travel and lodging costs, which I think I can manage. But trouble would be to convince my wife. My "Plan B" is actually for me to save more and tell my wife that we visit my aunt (Dad's youngest sister and only survivng sibling) who retained her British citizenship in 1984 and lives up in Newcastle. Perhaps while on such a visit, I could excuse myself from them and dash down to Old Trafford! lol
23 Dec 06
So far, I'm impressed by Man Utd's determination and style of play this season. I agree it is a real tight season. Quite xciting, but it's a pity the whole season has been reduced to a 2-horse race between Chelsea and Man Utd. Go Man Utd! I love the lads!!!
2 Jan 07
Manchester United is their own enemy. At this point of time, Chelsea's vaunted defence is very shaky and United has to capitalise on it by extending their points gap as much as possible. When Chelsea gets their house in order and resume their consistency, it would be very dangerous for MU.
27 Dec 06
It will be really difficult to overtake Man Utd this season. Chelsea is playing quite well, but not enough. I doubt whether the man utd players have the mental fitness or not. The updated summary of matches between these two giants can be found here, with pictures. http://betterfootball.blogspot.com
28 Dec 06
It certainly will be. Man Utd are not relenting on this one. They are carrying the season. Fortunately for Man Utd, Chelsea is too desperate they have lost their game and frantically focussed on getting points without effort, and end up putting up dismal performances, such as the game against Reading.