Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Drinks and blue faces all round

I have no idea whether Alex Ferguson eventually shared a glass of wine with Sven Goran Eriksson after Manchester City triumphed 1-0 over United to take an unlikely lead in the English Premier League on Sunday. But if so, it must have tasted of remorse. The Swede had graciously ignored Fergie's routine taunts and invited him to a customary post-match imbibing. The two had famously fallen out over Sven's decision to play Wayne Rooney for England in the world cup. Now the boy wonder is injured again. And Ferguson's response at the pre-game press conference was terse. "If he wants to give me the bottle, I'll take it. But I won't be drinking it with him." His team then dominated the game, but lost. And Micah Richards played a blinder. The re-match at Old Trafford is going to be electric. But right now the table looks just fine to those of us bored by the Big Four (get the t-shirt of the moment from those fine Philosophy Football people, if you will.)

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