Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by hanul21, Aug 26, 2006.
I have a kinky feeling that Man United will get the next one possibly in the next 40 years
id love too and i imagine i will see another treble
our history is highlighted by and based on great achievements/moments like that so i expect so
sorry man u fans.
Don't hold your breath. That's a once in a century feat. It may never ever be repeated.
Good thing we're in a new century.
I am not so sure. The gulf between the top and the bottom of the premiership is as wide as ever, if not wider. Doubles are certainly possible and very likely. A Prem, FA and League Cup is a strong possibility, the Rent boys could do it this season - I hope not of course!
The true treble could be done, I dont think within the next few years but who knows.
I don't see why it can't happen again myself. When we played Bayern weren't they going for a treble as well?
I was thinking of English team treble. But dont see why it couldnt happen in an another country.
I think our achievement in 1999 was a once in a thousand years kind of thing. We had a strong squad, with established first team members but also guys like Jordi, Soslkjaer, Irwin who came in and out of the side when necessary and without issues. There weren't any major injury blows that season either. I think our treble year was just fate coming together all at the right time...Beckham's brilliant year, Cole/Yorkes partnership blossoming, etc. It would be very very hard to repeat these days, though it could be done.
I think United's depth that year helped out tremendously as well, especially in the FA Cup semi-final replay, where Teddy and Ole started.
yea barca almost had it last season but they F-ed up against zaragoza in the copa del rey and lost that 18 match win streak
also if bayern did better in the CL they could have had it last 2 years. they didnt have too much trouble doubling the double
Frankly, I'm surprised that we didn't see one when Porto won the Champions League. I think that its more likely to see one outside of England. Teams like Lyon and, until this year, Bayern have limited competition domestically so I tip one of those two, if any, to do it.
Leverkusen came close a few years ago. Except they finished runner up in all the competitions they were in
Its definitely possible in the other leagues, but its alot tougher in EPL. If anyone team will do it in the near future it will be Barca. Just that, in Spain the Copa del Rey is treated almost as the EPL'S Carling Cup. It is held nowhere near the importance that the FA Cup is here. Don't know how the Bundesliga treat their cup, but that affects it as well.
In one word ... NOPE
Probably not, as a treble is partly a historical accident. If we win the FA Cup and league every 5 years (which would be excellent, on average) and the CL every 20 years (also excellent), the odds of them coming together all in one year are remote.
Of course, they won't be distributed statistically evenly, as some teams will be better than others. Still, cups are so random that even a great team is not odds-on to win one, much less both.
Probably not from England, just because the competition is so hard. But like it was mentioned early its a strong possibility for a team like Porto or Bayern or a team that dominates there own league.
Well prymetyme might see one in HIS lifetime.
Not in England. A team from Spain might do it.
In the next 15-20 years.
Hope everyone (incl. me) will be alive then
Re. this question.
I was responding with regard to the PL. Frankly, no other country has a F.A Cup that comes close to ours. They regard the F.A Cup in the same way we regard the Carling Cup. So it hardly ranks alongside a real treble.
And with regard to that (the real treble) you'll be lucky to ever see one again.
In England? Maybe... maybe from someone like Chelsea or another big-spending team with the squad depth and overall quality. But the big factor in England is the massive fixture congestion that occurs not only around Christmas (a time when most other leagues take a break) but also in April or so when the big FA Cup and CL games occur. Avoiding injuries, fatigue, etc. is such a tough thing in England. And to top it off, you have to have guys who are, you know... good. Out of your first choice XI, you're looking at 8-9 guys in their flat-out prime who can perform at a world-class level or something thereabouts week in, week out. Remember that most folks would also agree that we had a fair amount of luck during our run. I know, I know, the better you are, the luckier you get and all that. But the footballing gods were no doubt in our corner that season.
In other leagues, its more likely, but remember that many other leagues don't value the domestic cup competition as much as English teams care about the FA Cup, certainly not for the bigger clubs. They view their cups more like we view the Carling Cup--nice to have, but hardly a priority. They're more than happy to do a league and CL double in Spain, Italy, Germany, etc.