City & United Fall From The Champions League


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Tim Vickerman says:

    Sir Alex’s managerial honours list: Club World Cup, European Super Cup, European Cup, European Cup Winners’ Cup, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup. Spot the missing piece oif silverwear! Clearly, Ferguson is a completist and wants to capture the one European trophy that has always eluded him. How else to explain the half-hearted performances in the group phase – surely not down to complacency!? Where’s the fun in battling through to the final only to complete a hat-trick of humiliations to Barcelona, or be embarassed by Real Madrid?

    Only problem is, Man City reserves are clearly going to add the UEFA Cup/Europa League to this season’s haul.

  2. Allan says:

    Pedants corner alert*

    Aberdeen didn’t win the SCottish Premier League under Alex Ferguson. They won 3 Scottish League Championships (The SPL has only been in existance since 1998)

    You can also add the Sirst Division Championship won at St Mirren to that list…

  3. MooG says:

    As a Stoke fan the schadenfreude is slightly offset by the fact it means more air miles for us as there is no way UEFA are going to make United go schlepping around Eastern Europe.

  4. James says:

    Aberdeen won the Scottish Premier Division (as it was then known) under Ferguson. It’s the same honour anyway. The fact that it now has the word League, as opposed to Division, tacked on after ‘Scottish Premier only reflects the fact that the football Powers-That-Be seem to think that calling something a slightly different name will somehow make it more interesting. It doesn’t.

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