I thought it was just me who noticed the difference in class between Man United and Chelsea, after we'd won the European Cup this week. When Chelsea went up to collect their LOSERS medals, Peter Kenyon ("life long Manchester United supporter") the traitor who defected to be Chelsea's Chief Executive, went up to front the team and collect the first medal. When United went up to collect their medals and cup, they were fronted by Bobby Charlton who refused to wear the medal.
That's the difference between the clubs, and it's now in Peter Kenyon's Wikipedia entry about going to collect the medal. In fact, David Gill's (Man Utd Chief Exec) wikipedia entry looks classier than Peter Kenyon's!! I wonder if both are being edited by Man United fans. It's that kind of passion and detail that shows the class and long term success.
Oh the joy of winning the third European Cup. It flows through my veins, from the first cup in '68, 10 years after the Munich air disaster in '58 (same date as my birthday), to winning the third cup 50 years after the Munich disaster, via the win in '99. Bobby Charlton collected because he's associated with all three wins, and survived the plane crash. And Ryan Giggs broke Bobby Charlton's appearance record in the game. Oh, and George Best's birthday as they collected the cup.
I grew up with the rich history in Manchester. So it's the one to win. Just two more European Cup wins to get that Liverpool (Scouse Scum) Monkey off our backs.
I'd predicted 0-0 and Chelsea winning on penalties. 1-1 and John Terry running in to win it for Chelsea was as close to my prediction as it got. He fell over and we won.