I know I’m in for some stick but I’m glad that the record for most league titles is gone. To be honest, you don’t expect to keep it if you haven’t won it in 21 years. Surprising that it lasted 21 years without help from our side. Also shows the gulf that was there between Liverpool and the rest in that era.
The stick that I’m going to get for the title of this post is exactly the reason why I did want to lose the record. Most of us have been too obsessed with Manchester United not surpassing us. These feelings have been akin to what ManU fans feel when all they ever wanted to do since time unknown is surpass Liverpool’s tally. Not win for themselves, but beat Liverpool. Let’s give them credit. A manager’s entire career (and life) was spent chasing this obsession. Three generations of footballers spent day and night plotting this. An entire population of fans prayed day and night for this. Let them have this day (for it ain’t gonna last long).
I want the best the best supporters in the world to win. Not to hope that someone else does not (does not mean I do not hope that MU loses the UCL final). The only things we should pray and hope and wish for is for our team to do better. For the other results, I would always root for the team that would help our league position. In the last week or two, I’ve cheered Chelsea, Everton (eeks), Blackpool and would go on cheering Spurs (against City), Stoke and Bolton in the coming weeks. Such was the season. Can’t wait for it to be over.
Having said all that, I’m sad that the record is gone. Sad not because someone won it but because we didn’t do ourselves any favours in the last 21 years. Because the other team could win it 12 times in the interim.
Here’s what I want for next season: to be able to cheer for Liverpool and Liverpool only. I don’t want others to help us with any results. Let them win all they want. I don’t even want to watch their games, it’s just too bloody boring for me. Kenny is going to help us write our own destiny. Took MU 21 years of our inactivity to be where they are. We just need one season to get back on top.