Football, it’s a funny old game

It’s a funny old game

Oft quoted by Greavsie, years ago, on his ‘Saint and Greavsie’ tv show; and proved to be true in so many unlikely football scenarios. Time after time, the seemingly impossible does happen. Unfortunately, as a United fan, I’m hoping for the seemingly impossible to happen next Sunday. Can QPR, with a terrible record away from home, snatch a point at The Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City have only dropped points to Sunderland all season? And if they do, can United beat Sunderland at their place?

I’ve never been one to rely on another team helping United out; but I was yesterday, hoping the Geordie’s would at least earn a draw against City. Alas, it was not to be. So now City, with one hand on the trophy, only have to beat QPR on Sunday, to win their first Title since 1968. But could this Title run-in still have a massive twist in the tail?

Tell me, is the following too unrealistic, or could it really happen. Next Sunday, all Premier League games kick off at the same time. There are just five minutes to go. City lead QPR 1-0, but it’s a nervous display. United are drawing 1-1 at Sunderland. Then, almost simultaneously, QPR equalise and United score a second to take the lead. Five frantic minutes later the final whistle of the season blows and United snatch back the Title for the sweetest of victories. Okay, I know, it’s highly unlikely; but that’s my point. It’s not impossible. Stranger things have happened. It’s not all over just yet. We’ve got to keep believing. I want to hear the pundits on TV next Sunday quoting Greavsie, shaking their heads in disbelief whilst stating that ‘football is a funny old game’.

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