A few weeks ago, I predicted that United would win 3-1 in their tricky home game against Spurs. Guess what happened?
We won 3-1.
After this irrefutable evidence of my being a psychic, I predicted that Chelsea would draw 1-1 the following day with Stoke City, thus allowing United back into the title race. Guess what happened?
Chelsea won 7-0.
Yesterday, United played host to Stoke City in the final game of the season while Chelsea welcomed Wigan, knowing a win would secure the title regardless what United did. Only by Chelsea dropping points and United winning could the title remain in Manchester where it belongs.
United 4 - 0 Stoke City
Chelsea 1 - 1 Wigan Athletic
United 4 - 0 Stoke City
Chelsea 8 - 0 Wigan Athletic
I was far from pleased, as you can imagine.
The thing is, I've known since the week of horror (going out of the Champion League, losing to Chelsea and drawing with Blackburn) that our title run was over and, if I'm honest, I've never really believed this season that we'd win the league. Chelsea looked awesome in the first few months and they'd have sewn the title up weeks ago if it weren't for some slip ups that they made against lesser teams. They've scored 7 goals 3 times this season and in their last game they scored 8. That's remarkable. I guess they deserve to be Champions.
But my god, I hate Chelsea.
As a United fan my entire life, it is in my blood to loathe City and the Scousers and believe me, that hatred is very real. But I reserve a special kind of contempt for Chelsea. It could be the fact that they received a financial injection from a Russian gangster that allowed their spending to be unrivaled until City did the same with some Arabs. It could be that they're based in central London, and I generally don't like people from that region anyway.
But I think that it's mainly due to their strange talent for selecting the most disgusting individuals in the world to play for them. People hate United because we have been the most consistently great team in the Kingdom for the last 2 decades, but we don't really employ dickheads. Chelsea, on the other hand...
Well, put it this way. After Chelsea's 1st goal went in last night after 6 minutes, I knew that the dream was dead and I decided to busy myself in other ways. I finally decided, after a debate that had been ongoing all season, in which order I'd shoot the Chelsea players if I was given a gun containing 5 bullets. If you're interested, the results are as follows.
- Ashley Cole
- Frank Lampard
- Ricardo Carvalho
- Michael Ballack
- The C**t
My God, I hate Chelsea.
In other news, another of my predictions is about to come true as David Cameron will surely be our next Prime Minister. I say 'our' rather loosely as I've felt incredibly detached from this election, being on another continent as I am. That's not to say I'm sad about that. I think the whole thing has been a complete farce. I'm glad to be detached from it.
The reason we have a hung Parliament (and, as my mate Bakercake said, maybe they should drop their pants and let us be the judge of that) is that there is no single party that is offering real change. They're all fucking idiots. The one piece of truth that has emerged from this whole debacle is that electoral reform is needed to create true democracy in the UK. Look at what is happening now. The party with the most elected seats, the Tories, will be doing a power-sharing deal with the party with the least elected seats, the Liberals. How can this be so? And our next Prime Minister will be David Cameron who, as the election has shown, does not have the confidence of the majority of the country. And how can the Liberals and the Conservatives share power? Their politics are absolute polar opposites. Liberal leader Nick Clegg is selling his soul in order to get a job in David Cameron's government. It's a disgrace.
Am I the only one who things Labour are getting a bad rep? Gordon Brown is not Prime Minister material, that is clear to all who can see (not including him though, eh eh?) but he is not a fool. He was a damn fine Chancellor when he held the position in Blair's government and was left to deal with the disgrace of a country that the war criminal left him. He should step down and there should be a new Labour party leader. But any bi-partisan Government should be between Labour and Conservative. The Lib Dems have been given a clear no-no by the voting public. They got 11% of the seats. How can they be in power?
At least the BNP's Nick Griffin got his arse handed to him. Hopefully that's the last we'll see of him. If not, he can stand behind The C**t while I show Chelsea what time it is.
Oh a happier note, I attended the Seoul Friendship Festival yesterday which is Korea's latest attempt to persuade its guests that it is not the racist, bigoted country that it appears to be (even though it is). Regardless, this provided me with a welcome break from rice and kimchi and I gorged myself on Turkish kebabs, Greek souvlaki and baklava, Iraqi stuffed peppers, British sausages (courtesy of Gavin) and Paraguayan chicken pies washed down with Vietnamese beer and Argentinian red wine. Very happy, I was. And we rounded it all off with Iron Man 2 at the IMAX and a $5 pizza for tea. Lovely stuff.
And then the Chelsea thing happened. Bastards.
Love, Smithy x