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Rant Cast 81 – here’s lookin’ at Cristiano

September 16, 2011 Tags: Rant Cast 13 comments

In this week’s packed Rant Cast, regulars Ed and Paul talk of their jealousy for Cristiano Ronaldo; the man, the myth, the ledgend. How can one footballer be so undeniably handsome. And talented. And rich. Did we mention handsome?

In less important football news we discuss United’s fine victory over Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok last weekend. Are Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney now unstopable? Finally, we talk Champions League following United’s dull draw in Lisbon with Benfica, and preview upcoming matches with Chelsea and Leeds United.

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13 comments

BrianC - September 16, 2011 Reply

Dear rantcast
Greetings from north carolina. Only been a fan for three seasons ( never even saw cristiano in the shirt live) I agree scrappy away games in Europe especially group stage are part of the season. players do need game time but it’s funny listening to the tv announcers talking about fergie making hasty changes or pulling out the hairdryer. I never suspected either. Would love to see Fletcher come back by the city game and repeat his great 09 cup perfomances against them. Cheers, you guys are fantastic for us overseas fans.
Brian

RobDiablo - September 16, 2011 Reply

Commenter said:
Dear rantcast
Greetings from north carolina.

Hey, Brian. Where in N.C.? My dad was twice stationed at Fort Bragg and decades later, I spent a year in Asheville. Anyway, welcome to Rant.

RobDiablo - September 16, 2011 Reply

Another good show, Ed and Paul.

I agree about not planning to do anything other than use Jones and Smalling as the first choice centre-back pairing in the (not too distant) future, but while Rio and Vidic are still preferred in those positions when healthy, I see no problem giving the youngsters games at right back and, in Jones’s case, as a defensive mid.

When it came time for your match predictions, a 2-1 (to United) score popped up in my head as well, so let’s hope there’s more to that than coincidence. Cheatski trailing by five points after five games has a nice ring to it. I imagine that the football in the Leeds game will be dire; I’m not sure that I will even watch the .avi download. Berbatov, Owen, Park, Carrick, Fletcher, Valencia, Fabio, Evans, Rio, Smalling, and Lindegard is my guess for the starting XI.

Bill - September 16, 2011 Reply

Nice one Brian. I have visited Charlotte on several occasions – definitely a nice part of the world.

Alfonso Bedoya - September 16, 2011 Reply

Commenter said:
Dear rantcast
Greetings from north carolina. Only been a fan for three seasons ( never even saw cristiano in the shirt live) I agree scrappy away games in Europe especially group stage are part of the season. players do need game time but it’s funny listening to the tv announcers talking about fergie making hasty changes or pulling out the hairdryer. I never suspected either. Would love to see Fletcher come back by the city game and repeat his great 09 cup perfomances against them. Cheers, you guys are fantastic for us overseas fans.
Brian

I’ve been through, on my way to Savannah… liked it a lot… few too many Yanks though…

Ed - September 16, 2011 Reply

Savannah I’ve been to. Unique place. Confederate flag flying everywhere

SKW - September 16, 2011 Reply

Savannah is great, Ed. Here’s hoping we thump Chelsea.

BrianC - September 17, 2011 Reply

Ranters
im in durham, nicer than charlotte, you have to drive into country a bit to see the rebel flag. we got lots of yanks, myself included, but arent we all yanks over here?

just had a great thought, no bebe or obertan in the otalal whatever games! no disrespect of course.

reddread - September 17, 2011 Reply

Ignore Alf, Brian. He’s Canadian…

Bill - September 17, 2011 Reply

I’ve been to NC State’s stadium on the way back from playing in Raleigh, its a pretty decent stadium. Would definitely call NC my third home! Great food, great people and good for sports too!

RobDiablo - September 17, 2011 Reply

RobDiablo said:
I imagine that the football in the Leeds game will be dire… Berbatov, Owen, Park, Carrick, Fletcher, Valencia, Fabio, Evans, Rio, Smalling, and Lindegard is my guess for the starting XI.

On second thought, Sir Alex is unlikely to start the now perennially crocked Rio two days after the match against Cheatski, so I guess Jones starts this one. Pogba on the bench.

Bill - September 17, 2011 Reply

Is Darron out injured still or just in the same dog house Wes Brown was last season?

Ed - September 18, 2011 Reply

Bill – ankle injury but he’ll be back with the reserves when he’s fit

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