Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.
Wolfsburg just spanked that joke of a club (and without Lord Bendtner).
'I wouldn't sell that lot a virus'.
Strange result. I'm sure the betting man will have some fun on the second leg when Real are at home.
City look likely to take out PSG.
As Martial scored Manchester United's 1000th Old Trafford goal in EPL, here is a reminder of some of the most pivotal ones.
Still mad about this atrocity?
I am not.
On a serious note, I really felt bad for Chelsea then. Probably the only time ever I felt bad for that club. They were definitely the better team in that semi.
Yeah, think it was 4 penalties they missed in the end. One, maybe two would of resulted in red cards too. I remember them going over them in the studio afterwards, Souness was laughing in disbelief by the time they got to the third.. was just insane.
Huge respect for Barcelona but things like last night happen, it's kind of expected now.
That was just awful refereeing from that Norwegian guy. Glad I never saw him again.
All bigger teams received occasional protection. I don't like how people single out Barcelona though. Apart from that Stamford Bridge incident, the tie vs Milan and La Liga away games against Sevilla and Espanyol a few years ago, I believe the rest is blown out of proportion.
I think Mourinho played part in that while coaching Real. Some comments he made about Pep and Barcelona were a complete disgrace.
Well they certainly didn't rip Liverpool apart last night. Still possible on aggregate of course, but not a good start for your bet.
Dortmund weren't fantastic yesterday. I think Liverpool will go through unless a catastrophe occurs next week
Sevilla just loves the Europa League. 3rd in a row very likely now.
I've never liked Chelsea, but that one match… I was flabbergasted by the end of it. A real disgrace.
Its only half-time in the tie, still plenty of football to be played.
Some people can't understand what Liverpool is all about.
On our day we can beat ANY team in the world.
This has to be one of the worst refereeing performances in recent memory, if not the worst. Absolutely atrocious. Mind you I enjoyed it at the time
Will you be there live for the 2nd leg?
Yep got me tickets a couple weeks ago, I expect a man united-like atmosphere, or at least I hope so (Spurs the other day was awful tbh).
Unfortunately I didn't get tickets for the final, I applied via the UEFA site but apparently I wasn't successful (they choose randomly, a few mates were lucky). If we get to the final, there will be a sale by the club too but I don't think I'll qualify judging by the Basel stadium capacity. Oh well..
Good times. Shame about the final ticket, but you will be there to see them progress. Maybe.
I haven't been to Old Trafford since the 1-2 to Man City.
Getting confused. It was a 0-3 defeat to City. That was my last appearance at Old Trafford.
At least you've been to a United-Liverpool game before (I think), can't get much bigger then this!
Edit ah just saw your edit that explains it, Moyes wasn't it
The 0-1 to Liverpool is among the 15-20 games I've been to at Old Trafford. I just remember it being a poor game. Only thing worse than a boring 0-0 is a boring 0-1 loss to Liverpool. Can't go to the kitchen or anything when you're stuck in the stadium.
Are you English? If you're not 15-20 games is nice enough, I remember when I was at uni I still went to (most of) the home games but it really was difficult with the trains, getting back in time, sitting with opposition fans celebrating in front of you (the absolute worst!).
Dream is to see us win at Old Trafford, or even Goodison. And maybe something like Istanbul
Lets first wait and see if you will reach the final, good luck with getting that ticket if you do reach it.
Northern Ireland here. It got a bit (just a bit lol) boring going to the Oval or Windsor to watch the Glens and the Blues. It is close to torture. Finally got over to Old Trafford for a match in 1999 vs Sheffield Wednesday. It wasn't long after the Giggs goal against Arsenal. Peak of our powers.
So I have experienced one of your dreams.
It was a nice one.
Nice one,you must be looking forward to the european championships then
Leicester winning the title
Watford winning the FA cup
Northern Ireland winning the euros
hahaha it's not beyond the realms of possibility seriously, they're in the semifinal they are playing palace,then it will probably be west ham/man Utd In the final . Even Everton have won it(their last trophy),albeit 20 years ago (and counting )
Absolutely looking good so far, long way to go but bodes nicely.
Yeah was atrocious, think Drogba put it best. Was pretty pleased myself also when it happened of course.
Well of course, bodes well for Liverpool though, and you're words were rip Liverpool apart which implies a thrashing, be very surprised if it's 3 or 4-0 in the next leg. Still anybody's game though of course.
A good chance, one of the favourites to be sure. Probably the winner of Liverpool Dortmund would be the favourites but Sevilla obviously on a roll in this competition.
Absolutely, still much work to be done and it certainly won't be easy. Klopp got his tactics spot on again, and his decision to start origi paid off brilliantly,I expect a similar line up next week,with either Allen or Firmino replacing Hendo ( can't catch a break,gutted for the lad).
I know it is possible, but after blowing a great chance to win the cup last season I wouldn't want that to happen again. Kinda feel if we beat West Ham in the replay, chances of going all the way would increase a lot and this season could be saved.
Yeah if you beat west ham at Upton park you will be favourites to win it and rightly so.
At least it won't be a United Everton final thank fowler!
I'll have whatever you are smoking. Seems like some military grade stuff.
Nah, that is what I would have said if you suggested all that at the start of the season.
Another Barcelona loss and La Liga is now all of a sudden more dramatic than the Premier League.
If the trio to be relegation remain unchanged (let's be honest, only Sunderland can possibly climb out), it would be quite a reshuffle. Next year would possibly see 6 clubs that played Championship football, up to 24 months ago, contest the Premier's millions.
and 3 out of
I could be wrong but I just can't remember the last time all 3 promoted clubs stuck their foot in and did as well as these 3.
Norwich, please don't embarrass me now.
Squeaky bum time for Leicester as they head into HT fortunate to not have conceded a penalty against Sunderland.
Okazaki could have won one as well.
Chat s*it get banged! The drought is over.
1-0 and they are in dreamland!
2-0 for a change.
Vardy for the golden boot!
Rodwell really fluffed that shot.
If United stop Tottenham later today it is over.
Doesn't look ver likely. We need peak De Gea to be up for it.
Pity, you held well for quite a while. The scoreline is too harsh.
It's better this way. Neither the manager or the players deserve to be spared the humiliation.
Despite being poor in many of this season's games, I feel sorry for some of the players (probably) missing out on CL. Yesterday was the first time since October that City won two consecutive league games, so inconsistent that it looks like they are begging to be surpassed. Only a few years ago these two were fighting for the title. Now its a question which less poor Manchester will go to CL.
City's problems are the derivative of the classless way they've gone about their business. It is understandable that everyone lost a bit of focus when they learned half-way through the season someone else is going to be in charge who might or might not fancy them. United have no excuses after the money they spent.
An interesting point for me is as things currently stand who is the stronger favourite for their respective league titles
Barca with a 3 point lead and 6 games remaining or
Leicester with a 7 point lead and 5 games remaining
Barca have done it all before and have a world class team especially with Neymar, Messi and Suarez up front. However the two closest teams are perenially or usually strong title contenders (Ath. and Real Madrid).
OTOH Leicester are in unknown territory but have a 7 point lead and the Spurs were the first to faulter plus Arsenal (as usual) performing poorly as the season draws to a end.
Barcelona luckily has the H2H advantage over both Madrid clubs this season, so they will still be on top if the other two manage to get level on points. Didn't see their whole schedule, but they can deal with this IMO. The loss to Sociedad didn't surprise me, in the last 6 matches at that ground, they lost five and drew once (2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-1, 1-0, 1-0). Anoeta stadium is cursed for them.
Leicester are new to this, but they are dealing with it perfectly. Four 1-0s and now a 2-0 today. A total collapse from them and a perfect run from the Spurs will not happen. So who is a bigger favorite doesn't matter, both will win.
City's way won't bring long term success that's for sure.
Looks like the youngsters delivered better than the big money signings for United. A plus and a minus for LvG. I would rather see him leave though, would you?
Pray for LVG.
Stick a fork in him, I say.
Unbelievable, truly incredible Leicester what an amazing story, 3 more wins.
City's way will bring long term success though it always has. Leicester are finishing mid-table next season, sorry to tell you that mate.
As a Liverpool fan, Van Gael in,
Geez, ManYoo stinking up the place. Working throughout and when my sister told me the score I was like ?????
I can't see any way he stays for another season. Expecting and kind of hoping for a hammering from the hammers.
Fair play for bringing in the kids, not that he was left with much choice. They are not the next Fergie Fledglings, not yet, but who knows how they will develop. Somebody else to get a chance to do something with them next season. Stop the Spurs revolution and steal Mauricio.
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