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This Is England

Two days until the European (aka English) showdown in Moscow: Chelsea vs. Manchester United.

Predictions?

I'll go with Man U, 2-0.

Watch the cool promo:


By Steve Goff  |  May 19, 2008; 3:33 PM ET
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This is England?

Better bust out some Toots and the Maytals

Posted by: Matt | May 19, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Tough call, Goff. I know that the location is supposed to be neutral, but could Chelsea have home field advantage, since the owner is Russian? Seems like a silly hypothesis, but who knows. I believe that the game will be even, but Rooney scores the winner: ManU 2 : Chelsea 1.

Posted by: BigWave | May 19, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

If that clip doesn't give you goose bumps, you need to check to make sure you still have a pulse!!

I hate to say it, but I predict Chelsea,
2-0.

Posted by: Wow | May 19, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"the champions league final will be a very english affair"

there's what 3 english starters on both rosters?

Posted by: not so england | May 19, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

1-1, United win on penalties...zzzzz....

Roll on the more exciting playoff finals this weekend.

Posted by: Kev | May 19, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Manchester United 2, Chelsea 1.

Lampard from the spot. Rooney on a diving header, Ronaldo on a free kick.

Posted by: Joe Doc | May 19, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh and ESPN are actually trying to sell this match (as they have the last few CL Finals). Bet they're hoping for a good number for that time slot.

Posted by: Kev | May 19, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Man Utd 5, Chelsea 4

(not the final score, but a prediction of the number of English players per team starting the game)

Man Utd: Ferdinand, Brown, Carrick, Scholes, Rooney.

Chelsea: Terry, A. Cole, Lampard, J. Cole.

Posted by: SSMD | May 19, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

As the Reds go marching on 1-0. Ronaldo in injury time.

Posted by: James | May 19, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Chelsea 2-1. Drogba and Lampard score in the last game they play for Chelsea. Ronaldo will score for ManU because that's what he does.

Chelsea doesn't have a chance if the game goes to a shootout. Peter Cech may be the best keeper in regular play, but he cannot stop a PK.

Posted by: ho | May 19, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Chelsea 2-1 ManU
Drogba and Wright-Phillips for Chelsea, Rooney for ManU.

Posted by: person | May 19, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"Oh and ESPN are actually trying to sell this match (as they have the last few CL Finals). Bet they're hoping for a good number for that time slot."
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Maybe the real question should be: how many U.S.-based viewers will be playing hooky from work/school to watch this game? :-)

Posted by: Juan-John | May 19, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

2-1 to The United.

Ronaldo, Tevez strikes blanketing Drogba's uncalled foul that he forces through for Chelsea.

The Reds go marching on, on, on!

Posted by: Kosh | May 19, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Chelsea 3-2

Posted by: Gabe | May 19, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Hey! What's the Kremlin doing here?

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 19, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Hey! What's the Kremlin doing here?

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 19, 2008 4:58 PM

WWLD -- What Would Lenin Do?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 19, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

1-1 after OT

Chel$ki 4-3 on penalties

Posted by: liverbird | May 19, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

WWLD -- What Would Lenin Do?

Posted by: | May 19, 2008 5:06 PM
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Take away Abramovich's money and send Chlesea's players to work in the factories.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 19, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I just peed a little...

Posted by: Dadryan | May 19, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't get the Toots and the Maytals reference. "This is England" was a Clash song.....

Posted by: Fisch Fry | May 19, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Oh, by the by -- I'm leaning to 2-1 Utd. over the Blues. At least, I hope it won't be one of those dreadfully painful to watch 1-0 Chelsea wins...

Posted by: Fisch Fry | May 19, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Gallardo's goal, goal of the week and should be a goal of the year nominee. vote here
http://web.mlsnet.com/sights/goal_of_the_week/

Posted by: FC Arlington | May 19, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't get the Toots and the Maytals reference. "This is England" was a Clash song.....

Posted by: Fisch Fry | May 19, 2008 5:27 PM
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See if you can spot the Shakespeare.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 19, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

If only it was possible for both teams to lose.

Posted by: Rob | May 19, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Count me among those playing hooky from work on Wednesday.

Posted by: stevo | May 19, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

WWLD -- What Would Lenin Do?

Posted by: | May 19, 2008 5:06 PM
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Take away Abramovich's money and send Chlesea's players to work in the factories.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 19, 2008 5:15 PM
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Actually, Lenin probably would have had Abramovich and all the Chelsea players shot.

Posted by: edgeonyou | May 19, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't get the Toots and the Maytals reference. "This is England" was a Clash song.....

Posted by: Fisch Fry | May 19, 2008 5:27 PM
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I was thinking the same thing...

Posted by: edgeonyou | May 19, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Matt | May 19, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

movie soundtrack, about 20 years more current

Posted by: Matt | May 19, 2008 10:20 PM
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Huh? What's more current? The Toots song they used in the movie is 40 years old!

Besides, the true Chelsea connection would be "Liquidator" -- everyone knows that!

Posted by: edgeonyou | May 19, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah -- not really Shakespeare -- not with the "is" in there.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:05 AM | Report abuse

Yeah -- not really Shakespeare -- not with the "is" in there.

Posted by: | May 20, 2008 3:05 AM
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This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 19, 2008 4:58 PM

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 20, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

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