09Jan06 — 4 No Shame Don’t worry about it, Norm; Tamworth couldn’t do better than draws against Burton Albion this season either. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailReddit Related Behind The Cells Lust For Flatness
And the Boro gave the Borough something to think about too.
Bwahahahahaha! Normal service will be resumed soon, I suppose.
Oh, come on. I could tell it was set up for a draw from the minute I saw the team sheet. The only reason Ferguson put on Rooney and Ronaldo in the second half was that if he hadn’t, the FA would’ve been asking questions (like, why didn’t you field a team anywhere near your best?).
Burton Albion did play very well, but if Manchester United had been told to win, they would have won. It’s all about the money with them, and a replay at Old Trafford will bring in a fair bit of cash that they wouldn’t have got if they’d just won on Sunday.
(Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to not be a cynic.)
The minnows of Manchester United fought heroically against the might of Burton Albion under the torrid floodlights of Albion’s Quagmire Flats stadium with its notorious quicksand patches, craftily concealed mantraps and electrified goalposts and corner flags. ‘We were lucky to get out of there alive,’ growled Sir Alex Ferguson. ‘If Wayne had been half a stone heavier he would have been sucked right under. The best we were hoping for was a high scoring 0-0 draw and we have achieved that. Now we are taking them back to Old Trafford where we hope to make a few bob to help relieve our desperate finances.’
Amusingly, according to Lisa, I was pretty slow to make the Man U – Tamworth connection.