You Cant Argue With Results by Neil
When you’re as arrogant and obnoxious as Jose Mourinho you have to be able to back it up or people will mock you. Two cups in one season, albeit one is the Mickey Mouse cup, says he is more than entitled to swagger.
When he accused the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger of being an ‘specialist in failure’ he had a point, if you judge failure by his own high standards.
So in a week that brought such pain to the city of Manchester you cannot begrudge one of their teams the success in the Europa Cup final and whilst it wont bring back the lives of those innocent victims it is a distraction that many need at this time.
So back to Mourinho……He is absolutely on course to challenge for the EPL next season, given he has taken the approach to win a soft trophy in his first season several times before. He’s bagged the Europa Cup which has given him the added bonus of also being in next seasons Champions League. So what impact does this have on us? This……
A team who finished one place below us and unquestionably much improved, as have three above us, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs, will all challenge for the premier league crown. City have sustained a status of ‘good but not quite there’ for yet another season. If you’re a gambling person you would say, unless we make significant acquisitions, there are potentially five teams who start off next season in a better position than us : Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, City and United. So if you would assume 6th is looking likely.
the Ox called it bang on this week. The teams above us have moved on but we haven’t. He neglected to include United in that assessment. So where will be in September without change? Any of you that have been in a relationship that ultimately fails will know there is always a period of it being rubbish before someone actually decides to call it a day. Whereas Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United don’t wait for things to get that bad, I rather feel Arsenal are simply the girl that hasn’t got the courage to chuck the boyfriend despite the fact she knows she’s simply delaying the inevitable….
So, referring back to the Special One, was he right when he labelled Wenger as a specialist in failure? I have to admit I believe he was….