Giggs Gets 700



GiggsI just had to take a quick break from paternal matters to give a heads up to a truly amazing event. I doubt you’ll read this over at Emerging Chelski or ProtestScousers, but today Ryan Giggs makes his 700th appearance for Manchester United. He made his full debut – check this out – 16 years ago yesterday. He’s scored 140 goals, won the Premiership 8 times, the FA Cup 4 times, the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup… And he could still, as a pundit put it recently, find his way out the door of a phone box with the ball, no matter how many players you crammed in there with him.

Has the modern game ever seen anyone like him? I don’t think so. And he’s no Beckham-esque celebrity to boot. Sure, we may lose to Liverpool today, but whatever happens, this 700th appearance will be something I doubt you’ll ever see another player do for the one and only club they’ve ever played for, in the city they were brought up. If only he’d not put that Welsh shirt on I’m sure England would have won a major championship with him on the left too…

So here’s to a long-lived miracle, and one of the best goals ever scored! FA Cup Replay…against Arsenal… Unbelievably sweet.

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