Date: 21st May 2008 at 6:57pm
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Well, tonight’s the big night. The Champions League, or should I say champions, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, least fouls, League, final. And it’s two teams from England who are competing to be crowned kings of Europe.

One of them is Manchester United, who won the Premier League on the last day of the season. They also got to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, and will be kicking themselves that they were knocked out by eventual winners, but mediocre Portsmouth. That lost them the chance of a possible treble.

The other is Chelsea, who lost the Premier League on the last day of the season. Like United again, they got to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup before being knocked out by Championship side Barnsley. In February, they lost the chance of a historic quadruple, after losing the League Cup final to Tottenham.

The question in most pubs across Britain tonight will be who are you supporting? The answer will be I don’t give a f*ck. But for us Aberdeen fans, we should be 100% behind United on this one.

I could end the article by simply saying ‘Sir Alex Ferguson’, but that would be boring. Yes, Alex Ferguson is one reason though. The man who was never taught how to celebrate was the man who guided Aberdeen to 3 league titles, 5 domestic cups and of course two European trophies in his 8 year spell at our club. Not only that but he also holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen. He is the ultimate Pittodrie legend.

Moving away from links though, another reason why we should be supporting United is history. Chelsea have, quite frankly, no history. They were a bunch of nobodies until some rich guy came in a few years ago and threw money away like confetti at Stamford Bridge. And it is money that has ruined football. As the banner on the Stretford End in Old Trafford reads, form is temporary, class is permanent.

On the other hand however, it would be mildly amusing if Chelsea did win. After all the abuse Grant has received, it would be ironic for him to win the one thing that Jose Mourinho was unable to win during his stint at the Bridge. His decisions do sometimes seem a bit odd, but I had to laugh when in that game Chelsea were 1 down at home, he made the incredibly brave decision of taking off Ballack. The Chelsea support sang ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’. Ten minutes later they were 2-1 up. Talk about GIRFUY.

Forget that though. Another trophy to add to Ferguson’s collection will do me. Every little helps in our Stein-Ferguson arguments with Celtic fans.