From: Abubakr on 2 Jan 2010 05:41
On Jan 2, 7:51 pm, "The Scrutineer" <vla...(a)bigpond.com> wrote:
> > I remember some bitter fans (you can guess which club hte majority of
> > those supported) scoffing at that record because they "drew too many
> > games" or something silly like that.
> Though that did lead to the biggest result of the decade in Manchester
> United beating and ending Arsenal's 49 match run. it was enormous, think of
> how different thing might be if that result was reversed!!!
How different would it be?
From: The Scrutineer on 2 Jan 2010 06:06
How different would it be?
1. Id say the EPL would have been dominated by Arsenal and Chelsea
2. The invincibles might not have split up so quickly
3. Wenger post 2005 might not intern have had a philosophy rethink "Youth".
4. Whats to say 2004/05 they might not have gone on to also be unbeaten.
5. Dein might still be there
6. A potential Arsenal/Chelsea dominance might have prompted Fergie to
Things cannot possibly be the way they are now, common sense tell us that!!!
Though might not be too far from what they are!!!
From: Clarkoo on 2 Jan 2010 06:31
On Jan 1, 7:17 pm, Alkamista <alkami...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> 10 Arsenal going the entire 2003/2004 season undefeated
> 9 Jose Mourinho winning the title in three different leagues in five
> 8 Barcelona winning every competition they entered in 2009
> 7 Spain finally winning a major championship
Finally?. Spain is a 2 times European Champion and 3 times finalist of
a major international tournament. There are few countries out there
that can say something like that. So that "finally" is a bit
> 6 Real Madrid's surreal 2009 spending spree
> 5 Henry's handball against Ireland
> 4 Liverpool winning UCL final after being down 3-0 at halftime
> 3 Calciopoli
> 2 Underdog Greece winning the EC in 2004
> 1 Zidane headbutting his way off the pitch in a WC final
From: Mark on 2 Jan 2010 06:32
On Jan 2, 1:06 am, Alkamista <alkami...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> South America - Cant think of anything, but I'm sure our South
> American contingent will disagree.
I've never been to South America and I can think of a few.
Greece's European Championship win in 2004 was completely
overshadowed by Once Caldas winning the Copa Libertadores just 4 days
Another one (which was probably bigger than Greece's achievement too)
was Cienciano winning the Copa Sudamericana in 2003.
From: Abubakr on 2 Jan 2010 07:34
On Jan 2, 10:06 pm, "The Scrutineer" <vla...(a)bigpond.com> wrote:
> How different would it be?
> 1. Id say the EPL would have been dominated by Arsenal and Chelsea
Because of one game? That's a big leap in logic. Besides, Chelsea did
dominate the league for the next two seasons. The other thing is
Arsenal lost another 4 times that season so if it wasn't Man Utd it
would have been likely someone else would have done it.
> 2. The invincibles might not have split up so quickly
> 3. Wenger post 2005 might not intern have had a philosophy rethink "Youth".
I think the club has decided on that policy to keep costs down.
> 4. Whats to say 2004/05 they might not have gone on to also be unbeaten.
Because they lost another four times.
> 5. Dein might still be there
> 6. A potential Arsenal/Chelsea dominance might have prompted Fergie to
Chelsea was first and Arsenal second that season. That Arsenal faded
thereafter cannot be blamed on one game.
> Things cannot possibly be the way they are now, common sense tell us that!!!
> Though might not be too far from what they are!!!
I think you are making mountains out of mole hills. Yes it was a good
streak and it was nice for whoever that broke it to break it. But I
remember Milan going 58 games unbeaten across a full season and then
much of the next before losing to Parma but they still ended up
winning a second championship and then a third the next season to