A Bitter Finale
Just over fifty years since Chelsea succumbed by two goals to one in a Wembley FA Cup final to a north London neighbour, history more or less repeated itself, as the English champions fluffed their lines and deservedly lost a second FA Cup final to dastardly Arsenil. Peculiarly, the Blues have won all six FA Cup finals in the last twenty years against non-London opponents but have lost all three FA Cup finals that they have ever contested against London opposition, conceding twice each time. Even more freakish is the fact that Chelsea have not drawn any of their last thirty matches in London.
Superb Alexis MotM Player Ratings
I failed to get a ticket for Wembley, so booked two club level seats to watch the screening. That was cancelled due to the horrific events in Manchester. So I had to watch it on TV. Fantastic game by Alexis, and the BFG, and Ozil, and many more, but it was Alexis's rocket start that made us dominate first half. Arsenal being Arsenal failed to take the 3-0 lead on offer, preferring the hard way. Watching TV I could hear the Arsenal fans, but I could also feel the tension, at the end I was drained, typical Arsenal had done it the hard way as usual. Well done the referee for spotting the big dive. Pity there is no parade tomorrow, no way would I have stayed away from that. Matty's ratings follow below:
Signature Card From 1966/67
Below is the image of a signature card signed by the Wolves squad of 1966/67. Trurotommo found this item while digging through stuff under his stairs and decided to have it posted on here to see if it jogs a few memories for a few users.
United win Europa League in Stockholm Final
Manchester United added the Europa League to the EFL (League) Cup to give Jose Mourinho's side a succesful end to his first season in charge. Two trophies and a Champions League place must be considered a tremendous achievement as his re-building work continues. The win completes the clean sweep of all the European trophies and the season's silverware clearly makes the club the most decorated in English football history. On an emotional night in Sweden the red devis swept aside Ajax with a powerful performance to win the game 2-0.
Burnley 1 West Ham 2
The Clarets ended the Premier League season in 16th-place – their highest league finish since 1975 – as bogey team West Ham made it a losing finale at Turf Moor.
An Historic Milestone Of Thirty Wins!
A rampant Chelsea finished off their sixth season as English champions in style with their sixth straight Premier League triumph. They will hope to build upon this impressive sequence in August when they set about a defence of their thoroughly deserved silverware and seek to outdo their thirteen in a row which they magnificently accomplished in mid winter. On this day, John Terry fittingly bowed out of his unsurpassable career at Chelsea by being substituted in the 26th minute amidst a guard of honour from his grateful team mates. Stamford Bridge bade an emotional and grateful farewell to one of its greatest ever players.
Wenger hides in bunker for lap of shame Player Ratings
For the first time ever Wenger stayed near the dug out for the whole of the lap of appreciation, usually he parades around like a proud mother hen, but this time he hid. He had nothing to fear, out of respect the crowd only blamed Kroenke for the clubs decline from a once great Wenger era. They pretended that Kroenke was to blame for all of Wenger's strange decisions, and at times poor tactics.
Europa League win - is the prize now.
Manchester United's league season is petering out and all eyes are on Stockholm for the final of the Europa League against Ajax of Amsterdam. So two famous clubs with huge European pedigrees will battle it out on Wednesday 24th May to see who lifts the trophy and for United a victory would grant them a place in the Champions League for 2017-18. The red devils secured European football back in February when they lifted the League Cup at Wembley but this second trophy would mean so much more to Jose and the club. The season has been great in parts and mediocre in others with far too many draws and not enough goals, but the foundations are there and once again more silverware has been won. United are becoming cup kings again it seems!
Match Discussion: Forest Green Rovers - Promotion Final
As Tranmere make the trip to Wembley for the National League Promotion Final on Sunday afternoon, keep up to date with the action and have your say on what’s unfolding with our Match Thread......
Monsieur Venger's Oliday Player Ratings
Arsene Wenger pronounced on holidays at his Sunderland pre match press conference. Arsenal fans and players who had been gently dozing up until then jumped up shouting holiday and hence many were missing for this evening's match. About 30,000 fand to be exact, and most of the players. Matty's ratings follow: