Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Play the Whistle

"It was a great second half and respect for my players. We have proud
players who didn't want to be humiliated." - Steve Coppell, Reading

Last night I settled in after practice to watch a little Manchester United vs Reading in the 5th round of the FA Cup. Like most lovers of underdogs, I was pretty sure Reading had a chance. That was, until 6 minutes into the game. Three goals in six minutes. Unbelievable. Reading was down 3-0 and Man U was averaging a goal every 2 minutes! The game starts when the whistle blows guys.

Thankfully, they stuck their finger in the dam and started to chip their way back. By the end of regulation it was 3-2. In stoppage time, Reading rocked the crossbar and missed staging one of the greatest comebacks in FA Cup history by about 2 inches. Man U was non-existent. The game lasts 90+ minutes guys.

So all in all, it was an awesome game. Today is Blackburn vs. Arsenal. I'm picking the gunners.


rc said...

When that shot hit the bar, I was on my knees, on the floor. I couldn't believe they got that close. I nearly deleted the game (DVR) after 3-0, but that game is what the FA Cup is all about. Too bad Convey is hurt, he may have had a part in the game, and maybe with Marcus in net, it is 1-0 or 2-0, but not 3-0.

wilablog said...

Carlee was sleeping until that moment. My loud screams woke her up. It would have been awesome to see that go in.

retired said...

no giant killers allowed!!!!!!!!!

Man U for the "Treble"!!!