Gutted, all the anticipation, all the waiting and we didn;t even turn up. I apologise now for thre massive amount of typos, punctuation erros and whatever other shit you;re about ot experience. I”m drunk, fuck it , it’s coming how you get it.
Let me start at the beginning, it was a good first ten minutes.. We showed up and it looked like Ronaldo was going to live up to the billing that he’d received. Ronaldo vs messi, first blood to Ronaldo surely. A good shot from 30 yards out and a good free kick that on aother day would have spilled to a united player and we’d have been 1-0 up. But after that it just went wrong, there was nothing, Barca had a good attack and it just seemed to dry up for us, Barca scored and all of a sudden it was like there was no belief. There were some shocking moments just after the goal, someone kicked it straight out for a corner and then Anderson managed an air kick of monumental proportions, something suitable for Sunday league. Taxi…
I called the Tevez cahnge at half time, it was the only way forward. United looked short of any kind of energy and even Park Ji Sung who must have brought 2,000,000 ext5ra viewers with him wasn;t wirth shit in the first half. Barca seemed to enjoy playing around the energetic players like they weren’t there, it was a game, it was like football training when you play 6 on 1, just for sport. Tevez made no impact whatsoever, the change that he';d brought earlier in the season, game slike Tottenham, it just wasn’t there, he looked like a man on his way out of the club.
The rest of the subs were poor too, Scholes couldn’t make an impact, his most valuable moment being nearly crippling Busquets (or as the ITV commentators said, Biscuits) , but otherwise with only a good few passes that came to nothing he didn’t prove to be game changing.
Berbatov coming on in the later stages was something that seemed to change the game but really it just highlighted the problems that had been there from the start. I long to here Alex Fergusion sit there and say in a Mike Bassett style – “United will be playing 4-4-fucking-2″ and then see him whack Berbatov upfront with Rooney, Ronaldo on the right playing against a weakened Barca left side. There were so many things that I wanted to see that just didn’t happen. United offerend nothing and Barca deserced to win.
When it comes to Barca I have nothign but praise. They played some quality football, sheer brilliance at times and deserved to win against a somplete nothing of a Untied side. I hope that the papaers appreciate the quality of Messi’s header in the morning, that was tough and at 5″ 7′ popping up between two big centre back he made it look easy
ITV coverage was terrible, there were a good 40 minuted of the game when they didn;t even manage to have the score and the time on the screen. And as for the Italain editing, they needed to show more of Barca ‘s football, Messi, Xavi and Iniesta had some amazing touches at times that weren’t given credit by the Tv coverage I saw. I have no complaints, Barca were the better team, and for them to be the first Spanish team to win “The Treble” is a great acheivement.
But still, fuck you to the Liverpool lovers who tried to rub my face in it tonight, I can smile, we still won three trophies this season which is better than one of our midfielders winning “The Sun’s best player”. We didn’t hold our heads high in the final but it hasn’t been a bad season.