Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Best Team Lost on Saturday

"The best team always wins, the rest is only gossip" said the great Jimmy Sirrell, but that wasn't the case in yesterday's FA Cup Final. Aganst all the odds, West Ham came within a whisker of pulling off one of the most stirring FA Cup victories of the modern era. But sadly, it was not to be. Once again, the FA Cup has gone to a member of 'the Big Four'- the super-rich clubs who have dominated English football in the age of turbo-capitalism. Those of us who yearn for their stranglehold to be broken will have to wait at least another year. Why couldn't Steve Gerrard have saved that shot until the World Cup!

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