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

  1. Feña14

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    That's true, and I agree. It's been a very interesting season so far (last year was good, but I thought it had more to do with how inept the so called "big" clubs were than anything else). Still, a strong and powerful Man Utd (like they were a decade ago) in the mix would add an extra something I think.

    Not that I'm complaining though, City and Liverpool are proving more than enough competition :)

    Yeah it was never going to work for Man Utd imo, whatever success they might of had would end up offset by the image he brings, the off field stuff, the mess that needs sorting after he leaves etc.. I thought PSG was the best move for him personally. A team loaded with talent who can't get past the last 8 in Europe, a couple of seasons to win them the Champions League seems more suited to him. Paris has great links to London too so he would be close to his family, a big City where he wouldn't be recognised, more places to go out and eat etc.. All things he seems to crave and have seemed to be an issue for him so far in Manchester.
     
  2. Poisoned Slice

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    Frustrating day yesterday. Spent about 10 minutes on a stream before I gave up. Quite impossible to find a reliable stream these days. Sucks because the actual stream was crystal clear, but doesn't matter because it kept stopping.

    Still think all this never going to work stuff is jumping the gun. Guess it gets easier to say after every result and we are not challenging for the title. I still believe in patience. I'm old school, Jack. haha Yes, let the desperation flow. Nah, I believe. Seriously.

    I've been most impressed with Chelsea. Proving that a lot of crystal balls don't have the facts.
     
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  3. Tiki-Taka

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    I like underdog stories too but it's also about the big clubs being there among the best too. I am not saying I miss Manchester United's Premier League dominance, but their competitiveness. They haven't been in the race since their last league title. Same goes for Inter and Milan, they aren't there anymore (though maybe that changes for Milan this season). Their fall helped Juventus a bit because other teams aren't really calibre of old Inter and Milan from 2000s. All recent underdog stories were great to see, Leicester, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Montpellier... But I also enjoy most of the big ones regularly being in contention.
     
  4. Russeljones

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    7 games for Mourinho to save his job

    Nov 30 Manchester United v West Ham United (LC)

    Dec 4 Everton v Manchester United

    Dec 11 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

    Dec 14 Crustal Palace v Manchester United

    Dec 17 West Brom v Manchester United

    Dec 26 Manchester United v Sunderland

    Dec 31 Manchester United v Middlesbrough

    I can see United downing the hammers but then what? How many points out of 18 on offer until New Years? 10?
     
  5. Tiki-Taka

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    No Mourinho and Manchester United score in the 2nd minute. Maybe Red Devils should think about sacking him early. :p
     
  6. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Couldn't do that in the Premier League but they score immediately in the EFL Cup... What a bunch of trolls.

    Oh well, I guess we will have to settle for the Europa League and a Cup double.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Poisoned Slice

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    Martial is bringing the danger tonight.

    Sweet assist for Mkhitaryan.
     
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    That's the end of the road for Arsenal.

    Schweini is coming on. :)
     
  10. Tiki-Taka

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    Convincing win but you guys are so wasteful at times, I know how it feels... Good luck in the rest of the competition.
     
  11. TheMuzziah

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    Jammy bastards. I knew they'd get Hull, dunno why I got so nervous before the draw, it's always the same. :rolleyes: at least we're home 2nd leg always feel more comfortable playing away first.

    Come on Hull you divvies knock them out please!!!!!

    Yeah that Arsenal team was pretty terrible, apparently Southampton were great tho so props to them.

    United was the only one going full strength, says a lot. ;)

    Oh and forgot to add, West Ham are ****ing ****e!!! They're worse then Sunderland imo, at least at the moment.
     
  12. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    The semifinal draw is complete. Southampton vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Hull City will be the 1st legs.
    Scared of a close 1-0 final defeat? ;)

    To be fair Manchester United's road has been tougher so far. You had one Premier League team in four matches, we had two in three.
     
  13. Poisoned Slice

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    Yes, it says that we are all in on our trip to Disney this season. Checking out all the rides :p We must win that cup. haha You and I know that you would love nothing better than beating us in the final.

    Positive for us is that Mourinho FINALLY has proof that Mkhitaryan can play in the premier league. So good that West ham were that team that felt his penetration. Alex Ferguson used to say that word a lot and it always made me giggle. I'm giggling now just thinking. Anyway, good luck in your semi.
     
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  14. Tiki-Taka

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    Really surprised that we drew against Hercules away in the Copa del Rey. Great strike from Alena got us a draw in the 1st leg.

    It's a must win game on Saturday as Real Madrid who are 6 points ahead are coming to visit. A bit concerned since there isn't much to compliment recently.
     
  15. TheMuzziah

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    "Scared" well yeah I mean I'm hardly the only one, I bet United fans would rather Southampton in the final, and not (just) because they're easier on paper. There's nothing worse then losing to your biggest rival in a cup final. We'll never heard the end of it. Obviously be ****ing boss if we win it beating them but on the other hand id much rather lose to Hull or anyone else for that matter (besides maybe Everton lol). Would go as far to say that a defeat to United might have a negative effect on our season in general (league etc.), so yeah not to mention the nerves for us fans, will be unbearable though exciting at the same time. lol.

    Yeah don't think you had a tougher road to the semis tbh, I'd say about the same, we played one extra round (coz we finished 8th last season) then Derby away is definitely tougher then Northampton at home (though admittedly Derby wasn't at their best at the time), City better then Spurs yeah but no by much, plus City played their 2nd string team, West Ham have got better quality players than Leeds but again as a team id say they're not that much better Payet & co look like they can't be arsed anymore, pretty disgraceful. And the three at the back is just daft, Bilic is no Conte. And now you've got Hull which should obviously be much easier then Southampton so I'd even argue we had the toughest road. :p Pretty similar in the end though, difference being we've played kids in every game so far.

    Yeah i mean good for you I guess, personally I I've got a soft spot for the League Cup like couldn't care less if it's not as "prestigious" as the FA Cup and all that rubbish I've heard from some Arsenal fans tonight. lol was ****ing devastated last year when we lost to City so yeah as I said to Doctor I'd rather Hull in the final assuming we go through of course. Yes, you're right beating you in the final like we did in 2003 is always my dream scenario going into them cups and although I'm confident were the better team (by far), it's an one-off game and anything can happen. We never do it the easy way so I wouldn't expect anything different now, hull or united in the final doesn't matter. Ughh I'm overanalysing things again and it's not even December yet :p Just hoping we go through and then we'll see.

    Yeah Mkhitaryan looked good tonight I've got to admit. Will hopefully start on the bench at the weekend. :D

    Cheers mate. :)
     
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  16. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    You can only blame yourselves for finishing low last season. One extra cup match won't harm especially when there are no European competitions for you this season meaning you can focus much better on the league. On the other hand we also have only ourselves to blame for having to play Thursday night football. :D

    I don't remember Spurs putting their strongest line-up either. West Ham are in a slump but are clearly better than Championship sides. I'll obviously give you Southampton (even though Hull beat them in the league this season :D). Maybe you would have preferred if we clashed in the semifinal. No runner-up disappointment for either side. ;)
     
  17. Slice'n'dice

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    Looking like a Man Utd Liverpool final then. Not gonna be one for fans of other teams. Klopp's got wins over Mourinho before though and this is a spent Mourinho. Never know in a one off game but I'm confident we'll get the win.

    Ridiculous how people hype up Rashford more than this guy. Were going absolutely crazy for him (and completely over the top of course) after he made a good start last season, but now it's died off and people go mad wanking over Rashford, he is English I suppose. Rashford's a promising young player but he's nowhere near Martial's league.

    Rooney suspended as I recall so a better chance of Mikey starting which is a pity.

    May find yourselves in a similar situation when the Europa League is your best hope of Champions League football.

    Probably more or less even in truth taking into account the semi-final. Although Northampton is as poor a team as most teams have played. Tough semi-final over two legs in a busy January means the tougher draw is Liverpool's I'd say but whatever. Take an all comers and all that. Hull are basically a championship side anyway. They were lucky to win their quarter final (or unlucky considering the extra games, tiny squad and lack of real chance of winning the thing).
     
  18. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Chelsea crushing everything in their path, watch out. :eek:

    Manchester City have failed to register a Premier League win at home in their last four matches.


    Now this is why I love karma. :D
     
  19. Emperor of Belgrade

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    The apocalypse is coming, EPL's darling Aguero just got sent off.
     
  20. Slice'n'dice

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    Well Chelsea winning the oil derby then. City absolutely bottled it, it has to be said. Only got themselves to

    Still don't see Chelsea winning the League to be honest. Both Tottenham and City probably should've beaten them. The more they play this 3 at the back the more teams will figure it out I feel so I don't see them winning the title. City not looking like the team that started the season though, door's open for the mighty reds.

    Likewise Man Utd/Mourinho's League position eh?
     
  21. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    What makes City and United similar?
     
  22. Poisoned Slice

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    Oh yeah, no doubt it is because Rashford is English. He has to be hyped up as the next big thing. I've no doubt that on their best day, Martial is better. Just haven't been seeing many best days this season with injuries, inconsistency and whatever.

    Yes, Sir Wayne is suspended tomorrow.
     
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    Looks like Sergio Ramos only knows how to score in the 90th minute or after. :D It remains 6 points between Real and Barcelona.
     
  24. Tiki-Taka

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    That was one of the worst derbies in recent memory. Disappointing from both.

    I thought that by now defenders would start paying more attention to Ramos after all those late goals from him, but no. :rolleyes: We paid the price for not converting great chances to score the second and now Real remain in good control of the race. It is a disgusting feeling because they haven't been really spectacular themselves.
     
  25. Feña14

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    People have been saying Chelsea will be figured out all season, and I'd of agreed with that. I don't think that's the case anymore though, they seem so well drilled at it that nothing can work against it for 90 minutes. City have tried, Tottenham had to play perfectly to handle it for a half, teams have tried to match the formation and got blown away (Everton).

    Chelsea will go through a bad patch, everyone does throughout the season at some point, but a universal formula that all teams will copy? It's not looking likely.

    Injuries are probably the biggest hurdle right now. Fabregas came in and did what he does, but it wasn't as solid without Matic in there. Costa is by far and away the best striker in the league, Batshuayi can't replace him, if one of the wing backs go down the system wouldn't work etc..
     
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    Sergio Ramos is such a pain in the backside. But very disappointed with Lionel Messi.
     

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