Premier League Finale

Why Manchester Utd could fall at the final hurdle

Despite Dave Whelan’s undying love for Fergie, Wigan are capable of an upset

Manchester Utd/ Wigan

Tuesday’s Daily Mail ran with some intriguing facts and myths about the brain – not the big issues, such as why their readers have such difficulty with the concept of people from Africa and Eastern Europe or the residents of council estates – but “fun” facts, such as “Exercise helps keep your brain fit.” Were this true, Premier League footballers would be amongst the nation’s most mentally agile, yet any post-match interview culled at random from the thousands performed each season would demonstrate that this is patently not so. However, as the season reaches its dramatic climax – one chair, two arses, music stops Sunday – mental toughness has become the key theme of pre-game chatter. Chelsea have “the momentum”, whereas United have to go and play in a potato field at Wigan. John Terry says Chelsea have “a steely determination”, whereas the Guardian believes Alex Ferguson will be “frowning”. The fact that at this late stage Chelsea are still pressed up against United like a sex-pest commuter must be driving the reds mad with irritation.

Using this logic and a shed load of statistics, the boys at chickendinner believe Chelsea will crush Bolton, and take the league title too. Disagree? Then back United here, smart arse.

The statistics

* Manchester United haven’t won any of their last four away games in all competitions.* They have failed to win their final away game in the past two seasons.

* Since Steve Bruce took over as manager they have faced Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, and on each occasion have come away with a point.

For nine more reasons why Wigan can wipe the prostitute-humping grin off of Ronaldo’s face, head to chickendinner

5 responses so far
  • Hate Man Utd // May 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I hope you are right and Chelsea win the title! I like those anti Man Utd stats and the sad faces on the Man U fans.

  • Me-who-Judge // May 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Dont worry ManU will win at Wigan!

  • Dave // May 9, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I dont know why everyone is making a big fuss about this game. This is just a routine win for United. Especially with the magnitude of the game. So all you United haters are in for a big disapointment

  • Alistair // May 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Routine game? Like Blackburn and Boro were?

  • Alex // May 12, 2008 at 9:24 am



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