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post #286 of 491
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

nobody wants to win the prem. and why would you leave costa unmarked in the box in the 92nd min with a lead........

Not just unmarked...there was no one within 5 yards of him!
post #287 of 491
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Not just unmarked...there was no one within 5 yards of him!

Tee hee hee. lol8[1].gif
post #288 of 491
Come on you beauties!!! You beautiful Gunners!!!! This season is gonna do me in!
post #289 of 491
I'm not sure Welbeck got a chance to perform his signature goal celebration in all the excitement confused.gif - did I miss it?
post #290 of 491
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

I'm not sure Welbeck got a chance to perform his signature goal celebration in all the excitement confused.gif - did I miss it?

Doh! facepalm.gif Thinking of Sturridge!
post #291 of 491
Anyone watching CL? confused.gif Roma hanging on....
post #292 of 491
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Anyone watching CL? confused.gif Roma hanging on....

Watched the first half at lunch....decent counter attacking, but not with enough support.
post #293 of 491
Murl - Europa not being kind to the kings of Manchester!
post #294 of 491
Thread Starter 
Glory glory Man United
post #295 of 491

More like "Gory, gory Man United"

post #296 of 491
united are a joke, but it goes all the way back for ferguson's end of days as he just didn't seem to care enough about revamping an aging squad (in part because the EPL was showing its cracks already). in come new managers and immediately try to throw in completely inexperienced youngins only to see them obliterated by pressure/whatever. now we have a league that still nobody wants to win. why haven't the United fans marched on old trafford in protest yet at rooney making 250gbp/week ??

Welbeck's flattop is really what got the goal. thank goodness he's a huge fresh prince fan cool.gif
post #297 of 491
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

united are a joke, but it goes all the way back for ferguson's end of days as he just didn't seem to care enough about revamping an aging squad (in part because the EPL was showing its cracks already). in come new managers and immediately try to throw in completely inexperienced youngins only to see them obliterated by pressure/whatever. now we have a league that still nobody wants to win. why haven't the United fans marched on old trafford in protest yet at rooney making 250gbp/week ??

Welbeck's flattop is really what got the goal. thank goodness he's a huge fresh prince fan cool.gif

Ferguson is a bit of a conundrum. He was obviously a brilliant manager, perhaps the best ever at getting the most out of his teams. He won loads with excellent teams but also won lots of titles with merely good teams. His ability to motivate individuals to produce performances at the absolute limits of their abilities was unmatched. And he recognized when new dimensions were needed for the team, forcing them to adapt and take on new tactical models. (With periods of adjustment, admittedly.)

The fact he left such a shambles of a team raises the question of whether his leadership of the organization was slightly lacking. After all, preparing an organization to succeed in your absence is a level of leadership that very few reach and most probably don't even aspire to.

In Fergie's case, I wonder if his experience of winning titles with substandard teams meant that he developed a blind spot to how weak the club actually was when he retired. In other words, he didn't think it was all that difficult to win the Premier League with the team he left for Moyes, and didn't realize that his management alone was worth quite a few points per season. In that case, he would have thought another manager could pick up where he left off, probably improve the squad with a couple new players, and continue winning things.

TLDR: Van Gaal out!
post #298 of 491
Yes, it was a rough week.

The idea that SAF left United in shambles is nuts. With the way the EPL has gone this season, SAF could win the league with this side. He demanded and got the best out of his players. United doesn't lack talent this year. LvG is a big headed lifeless moron that has the personality of a corpse. That's exactly how United have been playing...lifeless. I'll bet money that if they shit can that idiot and let Giggsy take the reins for the rest of the season, our performances and results will improve.
post #299 of 491
This was hilarious, though watching this back then it was rather annoying*:

* I'm still baffled at how early we unloaded Pires, he was still going strong for quite some while at Villareal mad.gif

But then this past weekend, the little man and the pichichi showed how it should be done (note that Ray Hudson is the best English-language commentator, he's completely out of his gourd and the superlatives flow so without inhibition knowing no bounds)
post #300 of 491
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

This was hilarious, though watching this back then it was rather annoying*:

* I'm still baffled at how early we unloaded Pires, he was still going strong for quite some while at Villareal mad.gif

But then this past weekend, the little man and the pichichi showed how it should be done (note that Ray Hudson is the best English-language commentator, he's completely out of his gourd and the superlatives flow so without inhibition knowing no bounds)

I only watched the extended highlights but Messi looked absurdly good.

I only lasted about 3 seconds with the explosive diarrhea that is that guy's commentary, though, before switching to French.
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