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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Feña14

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    I'd have to agree. I remember back in the '90's England could play with 5 at the back and had the footballing IQ and skill to play multiple formations, setups and execute different game plans. We also had a host of very good players who couldn't even get in the starting 11 (particularly in defence). We weren't the best side, but were capable of making quarter finals and a semi every now and then (90 and 96).

    The players we have today can't even do that (which is pretty basic for an International footballer).

    Who knows how long changing things from the grass roots up will take. Germany did something similar where they changed their culture after Euro 2000, it took them 8-10 years to see the results of that and 14 before they won anything. It will take a bit of time, but it's way past the point where some serious action needs to be taken imo.
     
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    Yeah, this is when he goes to to see Beansie. I started another run of the Sopranos not so long ago. Richie gets more amusing each time. ''That nose is like a natural canopy''.
     
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    Newcastle what a ****ing comeback!!! Amazing.
     
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    Atleti teaching Bayern a lesson once again. :D

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  5. Slice'n'dice

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    Yeah he's pretty funny, probably one of the biggest cunts on the show though, even by Sopranos standards.

    Yeah I saw that, must've been an amazing match that, goals in the 95th and 96th minute. Sounds mental that.

    See Celtic managed to end Pep's 100% start. Sounds like another cracking match that.
     
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    Haven't watched a single Champions League match since last years final (or Europa league for that matter), it just doesnt feel the same when we're not in it you know what I mean, I'll probably watch City Barcelona or Arsenal's r16 games though. ;)

    Also predicted Atletico to beat Bayern 1-0 tonight though I haven't watched either but it was so Atletico you could see it coming from miles away.

    Rooney to start tomorrow against them nobodies and score a hat trick thus getting back to their first XI? ....

    Nah, I'd rather they lose 1-0 Rooney own goal in the 89th minute. The captain, the legend.

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    It was a great game last night. A Celtic performance worthy of top 6 in England. I'm not even laughing about that comment because for a one off match, their performance might have been worthy. It was the sort of match I was expecting, although I still fancied City to get the winner.
     
  9. Rooney benched again while Fellaini returns to the starting lineup. Romero instead of De Dea while Rojo and Fosu-Mensah have replaced Blind and Valencia as wing backs tonight.
     
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    Rooney benched??! Fingers crossed he starts on Sunday then and most importantly at Anfield! :D ;)
     
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    Magical assist from Rooney to set up Ibra's winning goal. :eek:

    #TenYearContractExtension.
     
  12. Slice'n'dice

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    Know what you mean, although I've watched a few. Find it more when we're doing well that I just watch more football in general. When we're doing ****, I tend to just watch Liverpool games and not a lot else. Seeing as we've started well I've dipped into the Champions League, although I didn't see the Celtic game watched some of Dortmund Madrid though, was pretty good. Europa League is harder to get excited about, doesn't look like many interesting match ups there. Knockout phase might be different though with all the Champions League teams going out probably make it a bit more interesting.

    Well after a game like that and a result like that you are going to be excited. Better teams than Celtic have lost to City this season. But yeah obviously they wouldn't be top six. Although maybe he means if they were in the English League and therefore had the money that there is here, in addition to the big name that Celtic is (a former Champions League winner after all) would draw more money with them being in a top league, then they would be able to make themselves relevant as one of the top sides which could well be true to be fair, although obviously their current squad would be nowhere near.
     
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    Rooney is finished
     
  14. Slice'n'dice

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37524416

    Seems that one of the agents who said "what we know didn't happen", decided that it didn't happen.

    Seems that someone maybe has friends in high places? Or maybe he's telling the truth.
     
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    Diego Alves is such a boss when it comes to penalties, brilliant one handed save to deny Griezmann.

    Edit: Saves two spot-kicks in one game.
     
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    More points dropped and a **** poor performance to go with it. Against Stoke. And it wasn't even a cold rainy night, we are at home on a sunny afternoon.

    Yeah, their keeper made some good saves.
     
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    Still trying to figure out how Ibra and Pogba both ended the match without a goal.

    Ugly Stoke being ugly as usual.
     
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    De Gea with the mistake, can't slate him though, he's been our rock for the last four years, he's pretty much the only guy allowed to make mistakes at Utd now.



    Stoke celebrating like they won, did they not realise Utd should have stomped today???
     
  19. Poisoned Slice

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    We can't drop points like this. Still searching for the attacking formula. Stoke have already conceded 4 a couple of times this season, but we can't beat them. All could have been different if Ibra put that first chance away.

    Awk well.
     
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    I blame Blind for easily giving them possession from which they scored.

    Crossbar and several big chances, could have been a big win but it's a draw. :rolleyes: And I always feel that United and Barca drop points this way the most. Attacking teams get punished way too much at times.
     
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    Match of the day coming on now. Should be a less stressful experience. :p
     
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    Blind is reckless, said it from day one.


    Basically, we need to buy Messi, then we'll be fine.
     
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    Mourinho saying its United best performance this season, at this rate he's gonna start sounding like Brendan Rodgers. :p
     
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    LOL

    Well, he would know better than us. Not that I agree with him or anything.
     
  25. Tiki-Taka

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    I know, frustrating feeling.

    Oh well, you will improve with time.
     
  26. Poisoned Slice

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    To talk in football manager speak, Baily looks like a wonderful bpd (ball playing defender) and Mike is cae. (clumsy as ever)

    Yep, no Rome in a day, but damn it. I'm just not happy that we couldn't beat Stoke. Hopefully it is a boost for Martial. If you have to take a positive from that match. Well, apart from it being our best performance yet and all that.

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    Anyway, come on you Spurs.
     
  27. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Alli makes it 2-0.

    Could have been only 3 points behind right now.

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  28. TheMuzziah

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    Lovely jubbly! Wee Joe you legend :p can't ****ing wait for Liverpool United at Anfield now, bring on the ********! :p

    PS Milner is ****ing class. Needs a song.

    U wot mate??
     
  29. Poisoned Slice

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    Milner has been on form, well, the highlight clips I've seen. I wouldn't know as much as you. :p

    Spurs playing with silky smooth dairy milk style at the minute. Some of those passes.
     
  30. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Did I say something wrong?
     
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    Yeah, it certainly wasn't anti football from us today. I said **** poor performance, but that was more post match rage. I'm usually cool, calm and collected, in my own mind. We went after it today. Just couldn't put it all together.
     
  32. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Wasteful is the word for today's performance.

    I just think we are an attacking team more often than not. Don't have to be Barcelona or Bayern to fall in that category.
     
  33. Commentator suggesting that City are missing De Bruyne today.

    No, they are missing penalties. I thought that was obvious.
     
  34. TheMuzziah

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    Was a bit tongue in cheek but seriously United managed by Maureen shouldn't be considered an "attacking" team imo at least not in the same bracket as the likes of Barca, Dortmund, Man city, Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool etc. Completely different style/philosophy. If you were referring to that particular Stoke game then yes fair enough,United were the "attacking" team and should have won really but that's football for you. you don't convert your chances,it comes back to bite you in the bollocks.

    Best left back in the league I tell ya! Not even joking he's been immense. Reminds me of Kuyt both would run through a brick wall for you. Quite underrated tekkers as well and always cool from the spot. Will say it again, absolute bargain.
     
  35. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    It's not difficult being the attacking team against Stoke :D but so far I do think we have been an attacking team. Mou's bus isn't something that happens often.
     
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    haha yes would have mentioned that but didn't want to make it worse for you guys :eek::D

    Yeah well it hasn't been like his Chelsea park the bus days so far, it depends how you define attacking football. You mentioned "United and Barcelona" as attacking teams in your original post but United as I said is definitely not in the same bracket as Barca as far as attacking football/style is concerned. What do you think Mous tactics will be at Anfield? Park the bus? Go for it and play us in our own game? Stay back and wait for counter attacking chances/set pieces? I can see a combination of all the above though I don't really think he's gonna "risk" it ie pressing from the start like Swansea did yesterday and they did it brilliantly for one half to be fair. Will Fellaini start ??

    Should be interesting.
     
  37. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    City lose.

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    I don't think they are in the same bracket in terms of the attacking style of play but I think they are both quite wasteful at times.

    I can't read Jose's mind, but I do hope he doesn't start Fellaini that's for sure. :D Wouldn't mind seeing today's starting line-up though I'd love to see Shaw and Mkhi replace Blind and Lingard.

    As things stand now Liverpool are probably slight favorites.
     
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  38. 1st and 7th separated by 5 points.
    Lovely. :cool:

    Wish we could avoid playing Spurs however. :D
     
  39. TheMuzziah

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    Fellaini not a popular choice but could cause problems to our defence with his height, I honestly hope he doesn't start.

    Yeah Liverpool are the slight favourites and rightly so. I'm feeling very confident at the moment like a thrashing is on the cards not sure if that's a good thing or not :p Hope Lallana is fine he's been one of our best players this season. Can see an unchanged lineup for United if everyone is okay maybe Mignolet for Karius (who looked shaky) ?

    Would have preferred a draw between City and Spurs ah well.
     
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    Yeah, a thrashing is on the cards for Liverpool.
     
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    Eibar just held Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, it ends 1-1.

    Chance for Barca to go top if they beat Celta away.
     
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    We'll see :D would you take a point though if offered now? :p:eek:
     
  43. But Atletico Madrid have already overtaken Real. It's nice to see that they aren't some one season wonders but a constant challenge for all sides in Spain and Europe. Cholo has done a marvelous job.
     
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    I might be optimistic for Liverpool chances this season, but not enough to just want a point from this game. Need to have that win every game mentality. Doesn't feel delusional because we could have scored 3-4 today. Not dark age football again. But against Liverpool away we will have to look to contain, if Liverpool come out attacking. I'm just not sure, I'm still not sure what to expect from United.

    Championship/Football Manager has taught me many things. :p
     
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    Celta Vigo 3 Barcelona 0

    Not what I expected to see when I changed the channel.
     
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    Oh, is that so? Coz iirc you predicted Liverpool to finish outside the top6 before the start of the season! ;)

    :eek::eek:
     
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    I'm pretty sure I gave them a league cup. lol

    I had a look at the thread, yes, I did give them a league cup and West Ham got in over Liverpool to wind you up. I admitted this at the time. :D Wasn't really sure where they would finish mainly because of Arsenal and their tendency to finish in the top four. It was Liverpool over West Ham.

    Spurs might be turning into serious contenders. Looked like they were on the way last season, but folded at the end. They looked really good today. Making me wish I could see some of that fluid motion at OId Trafford. :p
     
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  48. Ter Stegen isn't going to sleep tonight. :D
     
  49. Slice'n'dice

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    Yeah Man Utd not an attacking side with Mourinho dominating against smaller sides when you have the sort of players that they have is not evidence of attacking side. Chelsea dominated sides with Mourinho too, it's the big games against good sides and they've only really had one, see what happens against Liverpool I suppose.

    I think he's best of parking the bus. It's what we're worst at I think and where he's done best stifling attacking sides in big games, it's what he's best at and always has been and targeting set pieces as it's an obvious weakness of ours that's why Fellaini would be useful but overall I'd rather he play personally. You never know, could be the 1 game in 20 that he gets sent off for his elbows to the face. Yeah hope Lallana is back, see Clyne is out of the England squad because of injury hopefully nothing serious. Kind of even worse if he can't play because who'd come in? Would rather see Can come into midfield than play Sturridge given current form, Klopp clearly likes Firmino as false nine in the big games anyway so I wouldn't be surprised if that happened. Karius is an interesting one yeah, think most of his problems are bedding in period and he's only going to get that sorted by playing games. Tough one tough, could go either way.

    Yeah Spurs were excellent to be fair though completely deserved that. So, so solid, best defence in the League at the moment in my opinion and it's not even close. Reckon the current top 4 could be the final one, just need to rejig the order a bit.

    That's good yeah, fair play to them. Bit boring to watch though to be honest, glad they won La Liga that time and glad they have stayed relevant better to have a 3 horse race than two. But I'd probably prefer Barcelona than either of those two, just absolutely glorious to watch in full flow.

    Not going too well for Barca though it seems.
     
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