we need more experience
we need more experience
I don’t care if we’re top of the league. This is the worst United side I can remember and without RVP, where would we be right now?
Abject abjct abject dfensive display against the worst team in the league...,
The only feasible option for the derby is to park the bus...keep it tight, play for a draw.
If we try to come out it'll be another 6-1
We saw the second half out like a proper sensible team
‘Next week the Manchester Derby.’ Jesus, next week another 6-1 hiding.
The dressing room will feel like a loss because that was fucking shite
There'll be a few bruised egos in there, and good, the cunts needed a kicking before City
Hopefully there will be a reaction
degea smalling rio evans evra carrick scholes fletcher, giggs rooney persie
taggarts side for city
Jones will play in midfield next week. Rooney on his own up front.
I assume none of Vidic, Valencia, Kagawa, and Nani will be playing so looks bad for us. We better hope Mancini plays defensive and cautious or well get destroyed in the middle of the park.
Thought Ando was terrific today; would love to see him against City but doubt he’ll have recovered in time
I am officially praying for a miracle next weekend. A 0-0 would be a great result based on current form...
Anderson has picked up a hamstring injury and misses the derby.
As far as I can make out the summer signings were made to stop us losing the league on goal difference again. Perhaps somebody should point out to Fergie that goal difference is made up two elements, goals for and goals against. Logic would dictate,therefore, that although scoring goals is important,not conceding is equally so.Why then no DCM or no decent CH signed? How long before Fergie realises that Evans is second rate-he is not going to get any better.
Goal difference is a moot point however, after throwing away an 8 point lead in April.Thats the worrying thing, not goal difference.
Dear Sir Alex
Like you, we are tired of the noise coming from our noisy neighbours revving up their Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Luckily, they still have a lotto learn about driving.
On the score of vehicles: posters here are already calling 4 u to park the bs at the Etihad next weekend. My suggestion: a bus may not be enough: so many windows to protect: park maybe a Challenger tank, or even the Titanic, or the iceberg that sank it. Then we can get the glorious 0-0 draw that doesn’t give them the league just yet.
Man City ain't all that. Fuck em!
Let's just out score the cunts! 2-3 United!
Why even bother with a defence?
Let’s just play a team of 11 attackers & make it like those schoolyard games. First team to get 10 goals wins.
thats shouldve been his bastard son coming off, ffs hes leaving trails of diarrehea all over the pitch, retire jock twat
Wow... spent the day at Drayton Manor... sounds like I missed a thriller though.
Come on... we won the game, 3 more points, top of the table, and all the signs are we can play better... and City have not been tearing up any trees.
We got West Ham away in FA Cup Draw. I'm so happy we're not at home. Expensive enough as it is watching United. Wenger will be seething. One less cup for Arsenal to win lol.
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Brighton v Newcastle
Tottenham v Coventry City
Wigan v Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Charlton v Huddersfield
Barrow or Macclesfield v Cardiff
Barnsley v Burnley
Manchester City v Watford
Swansea v Arsenal
Leicester v Burton
Millwall v Preston
Cheltenham or Hereford v Everton
Derby v Tranmere
Crawley v Reading
Aldershot v Rotherham or Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate or Hastings
Accrington Stanley or Oxford v Sheffield United
Southampton v Chelsea
QPR v West Brom
Peterborough v Norwich
Lincoln or Mansfield v Liverpool
Bolton v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
West Ham v Manchester United
Hull v Alfreton or Leyton Orient
Blackburn v Bristol City
Leeds v Birmingham
Bury or Southend v Bradford or Brentford
Luton v Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons
West Ham FFS
There is no magic of the FA Cup for United. We never get to play at these proper little grounds where you can stand etc. it's always Prem teams.
looks like no one at rant is bothered enough to post the draw as a separate thread...:(
west ham away could be a tricky game especially if SAF decides to play the young guns
Fergie will at least pick a decent team.
If we'd had a home draw to some shite team we would have struggled like we always do (e.g. - Crawley Town).
Also, who can forget the horrors of Exeter City and Burton Albion?
Steggo @ 11:07: “Goal difference is a moot point however, after throwing away an 8 point lead in April.Thats the worrying thing, not goal difference.”
What’s odd about the “goal difference” is that last season – in the crunch – TheLads couldn’t score (no goals away against Wigan AND in the capitulation at Shitty) while this season they don’t seem able to defend (three goals against Spurs (@ OT) and yesterday three goals against Reading (Reading, ffs !).
What complicates matters is the midfield conundrum – if SAF goes conservative and plays some version of Carrick/Scholes then those two get over-run and the four attackers are not getting service; with Anderson out, if he goes more aggressive then he has to sacrifice width to have a midfield of Carrick and YoungTom and DarrenFletcherinho.
Against ManShitty width is going to be over-rated since they tend to play the ball through the middle – GreatBigHugeYaYa and Davide Silva are the guys tasked with “creativity”. On the other hand, ManShitty’s full-backs – Kolarov, Maicon, Zabaleta, and Clichy (I guess that Micah Richards is crocked) – do provide very good attacking width but not one is a reliable crosser. Up-front, only Dzeko is a legitimate target-man and he’s a pretty “soft” player. So, I’d imagine that the defensive game-plan will be to force the full-backs wide and make them play the ball backwards when/if they run into a dead end. The wild card is going to be SuperMario – who has great size and strength but is incredibly unpredictable, which is probably a point in his favour if he’s played for 90 minutes. To a lesser extent, Carlitos is another wild card – super-energetic which creates chaos for defenders and, like Aguero, very strong in his lower body.
For a team like UTD – which is having real defensive problems in co-ordination – ManShitty are going to present multiple problems in terms of defensive organization. A half-speed Rio and a rusty-Vidic will only compound those problems – Jonny Evans was frightful yesterday but he has been pretty reliable for most of the season and must start. I’d be astonished if SAF goes with BigManSmalling alongside Evans because he always seeks refuge in “experience”. So, there’s lots of jeopardy in the center of UTD’s defence – SO playing Michael Carrick seems a no -brainer since it’s unlikely that UTD will be set up to go for goal/a win. Rather, I see a battle of attrition in which defensive mistakes create the result.
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