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The euphoria of today will last a long time. The media can write what they like about injuries to Manure's key players and Arsenal's one decent striker, about key decisions in our favour, but their bias against us is so ingrained and widespread it really doesn't matter what the journos think.

Anyway, here are a few things that I take from this season:

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1. You can't just 'buy the title'. If you could, Man Citeh and Real would have just walked away with their leagues.

2. Xabi Alonso must be the best midfielder in the world. His sale broke up the finest midfield on the planet (copyright deluded Scouse forums everywhere) and reduced the world's greatest football club with the greatest and most knowledgeable fans to a laughing stock. If he'd stayed Rafa would still be the genius he was when Sheva missed that penalty in Istanbul.

3. Injury time is a lottery and needs to be decided by an independent timekeeper as in rugby union. The way the ref added 7 minutes in the Manchester derby was a disgrace, as was the way the media claimed it was correct, due to the time that had to be added on for the Citeh equaliser and the celebrations, as well as a substitution. I argued at the time that refs NEVER add on time for goal celebrations, and that that argument was total bollox. Today we scored SIX goals in the second half which were all wildly celebrated, and both sides threw on 3 subs each. How much time was added on for those? Two minutes in total. Point proven. The ref at Old trafford was clearly intent on playing as much time as Fergie required.

4. Encroachment at penalties is never dealt with. Unless it's by a Chelsea player, when the penalty must be retaken. Twice.

5. A penalty can be awarded in a Saturday game for an alleged handball that took place in a previous midweek game, even though it wasn't committed in the first place. The only proviso is that it can only be awarded against the Chelsea captain 'because he gets away with murder every game'.

No doubt other thoughts will occur to me in the coming Premiership-free weeks......

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8. Carlo did all this without buying any of his own player (If Yuri truly was a Hiddink advised purchase)

9. Drogba beat Rooney to the Golden boot, even while out injured and on duty at the ACN

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10. Cech won the illustrious golden glove despite playing substantially fewer games than Reina. (Seriously the scoucers were talking about the glove like it was better than winning the title, think its hilarious Cech ended up taking it.)

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13. It isn't a tragedy that Rooney has had such a great season but ended up without a major trophy. it is, in fact, quite amusing - football is, after all, supposed to be a team game.

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15. Sometimes, you don't want to extend the contract of one of your strikers for one more season...especially if your club is Manchester United and the striker is named Owen.

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16. Smashing three teams for seven (Sun 7-2, AV 7-1, SC, 7-0) in a season, the first time that a club did that since Tottenham many years ago.

17. Chelsea the second team in PL history to win 8-0 at home, eleven years on from Newcastle's 8-0 demolition of the Owls.

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19. The sea change under Jose Mourinho was a remarkable event, but the CFC change, as brought about by Carlo Ancelotti this season, will go down in our history as an even more incredible achievement.

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20.The Manager of the Year award goes to the 4th place team because they finally got into the CL desp;ite dodging taxes. The manager who won the League in his first season and got the the FA Cup Final is not good enough for this.

21.A Chelsea player is hounded by the press for having sex with a consenting adult who was his ex team mate's ex girl friend and who cannot get an injunction against the press. A Scouse player can get a super injunction for probably having sex with an underage girl.

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22. You win the league in style in the last game of the season and the front page of the Daily Telegraph would rather show pics of Drogba and Lampard just before the first penalty and make the whole story about how Drogba was in a strop. You click on the football page and you get the same story expanded.

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24. It's amazing that at the end of a season, where we predominantly lead, and scored the most goals ever in an EPL season, that most of the media and United fans will still put the result down to 'favourable refereeing and linesman decisons' throughout the campaign.

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27. Football from year to year is not as linear as people would like to think. If it was, we would be struggling to stay top 5 with our old team, and Dipperpool, so close to the title last year, wouldve been nailed on champions. It just goes to show that nothing can be counted on, year to year, and you never know when lady luck is with you (or will turn against you)

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28. Nice guys don't always finish last! ::clap2::

29. A player planting his studs in an opposing player's chest is not a straight red card offence. Rather, it is a classic comedy moment to be enjoyed by sniggering MOTD pundits.

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14. Sometimes, you can't extend the contract of one of your best strikers for one more season. especially if your club is Manchester United and the striker name is OwnGoal.

Not to forget, none of their own goals is out of pure luck. It's all about pressure and good crosses.

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32) Wayne rooney is not a nasty scowling tosser running around abusing officials and sulking like a bad loser, neither is he a granny prostitue shagging scouse thug but he's the best role model in England and the media's new darling.

33) A paul scholes tackle is and has never been dirty,dangerous or malicious but just said with a little gigle another 'paul scholes tackle'.

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