January 09, 2005
Horse 272 - Let's All Laugh at Man Utd
Conference Side Exeter City yes, Conference Side Exeter City held the great Manchester Utd to a scoreless draw in the 3rd round of the FA Cup yesterday. Plucky Exeter held the 11 times winner of the trophy by playing simple football, for which millions of £££s not not match.
Not even the second half introduction of Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Smith could salvage United's pride on a thoroughly miserable afternoon for them which brought back memories of their similarly painful draw against Walthamstow Avenue on the same ground 51 years ago.
If there was one obvious conclusion to be gleaned from the opening 45 minutes, it was that Ferguson's back-up side is not capable of sustaining any kind of Premiership title drive. The other obvious conclusion is that Fergie badly underestimated his opponents and as such is going senile - step down Fergie.
After 94 minutes and the blast of the final whistle, the roar from the visitors' end rumbled all the way down the M5, which is exactly where United will be heading in 10 days' time.
Exeter - "The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight"
Man Utd - Follow Best's lead - take up darts and topiary.
Posted by Rollo at 20:26