Rantcast 188 – Moyes parks the bus

April 4, 2014 Tags: The Pod 19 comments
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In what was ostensibly a good week for David Moyes, Ed & Paul contrive to record their most ‘Moyes-Out’ show yet. It was hard work ladies and gents, but somebody has to do it!

The show covers the win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, and Manchester United’s brave, plucky, up and at ’em bus parking performances against Bayern Munich. Also on the pod: your twitter questions, a preview of the dead rubber against Newcastle United, and a look ahead to quite how bad the damage could get next week in Munich.

After last week’s overuse of the word “dichotomy,” the word of the week this time around is “conflate”.

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Srikanth Nimma - April 4, 2014 Reply

Awesome Ed!!….

Matt - April 4, 2014 Reply

61 long balls per game.
Nuff said


edwin farrugia - April 4, 2014 Reply

im not interested if moyes out or not .the argument is he inherited a load of old players & some not good enough .last tuesday man utd played the same game fergie played vs real madrid last season.when you have no defence no mid-field that dominate.the size of man utd ,ipretened to be equal to barca real bayern psg onthe ground not like club playing to escape religation

Ed - April 4, 2014 Reply

Well just for the sake of accuracy United had 37% possession against Madrid, with 13% of balls going long. Against Bayern this is 24%/23%. Patently not playing the same way, although for sure it was cautious. But SO WHAT. I’ll say this again and again and again. What does it prove. Let’s point to dozens of games down the years where United played attacking football against the best.

Jean - Paul - April 4, 2014 Reply

The reason United had more possession against Real Madrid was because their more direct playing style, plus United looked more comfortable and less outplayed against Bayern than Madrid even before Nani’s red card. To me the real difference between SAF’s final years and Moyes is Fergie’s mental approach, he was a well respected and feared figure with a clear winning mentality ‘cuz tactically they’re both cowards.

Alec Sverguson - April 4, 2014 Reply

What a stat!

Ian - April 4, 2014 Reply

Please stop with the inherited old/bad players stuff. Utd won the league last year with 89 points. The year before they came a close second also with 89 points. This group of players has been doing a lot better that they have this season. In all my years of watching football (and I’m approaching 50) I am only now realising the effect a manager has on a team and how it plays.

Haider - April 4, 2014 Reply


read the last bits of his everton years. it says things we have been saying all year long this season…

David Thomas Morse - April 4, 2014 Reply

Moyes IN

Ed - April 4, 2014 Reply

This statement is redundant. He already has the job. He doesn’t need to get “IN” anything. Unless it’s the job centre.

Paul Ansorge - April 4, 2014 Reply

NoooOOoOOoooOOOooooOOOooo 🙂

Martin Senning Eriksen - April 4, 2014 Reply

I don’t agree with the statement that United parking the bus against Bayern will lead to them playing more negative football. Look at Chelsea, they won the CL by parking the bus, do they play negative football now? Honestly, give Moyes some credit when its due.

Ed - April 4, 2014 Reply

Except that this is within the context of United playing in a distinctly negative style all season.

Alec Sverguson - April 4, 2014 Reply

And yes, Chelsea still do play pretty fucking negatively.

United1961 - April 4, 2014 Reply

How is this for a nightmare,just found out I share the same birthday as dogturd Dave

Thorsten - April 4, 2014 Reply

We are not EVERTON ffs…..but Moyes is transforming United into a richer form of Toffees with history

Ishan Narang - April 5, 2014 Reply

So Bayern’s last few away matches in Europe –

Beat Arsenal 3-1

Beat Juventus 2-0

Beat Barcelona 3-0

Beat Manchester City 3-1

Beat Pzlen 1-0

Beat CSKA 3-1

Beat Arsenal 2-0

Just too put things in perspective.

Well, we ceded possession (more than we should have first half and recovered in 2nd) but then we had the best chance and a disallowed goal as well. And besides there goal don’t remember many clear cut chances for them as such.

Julian - April 5, 2014 Reply

Hope you are going to apologise to Wayne Rooney having suggested – as is your won’t – that he wasn’t fit enough to see out the Bayern Game when it was fairly clear he had taken a knock towards the end. Enough of this anti Rooney nonsense. He’s still our best and most influential player by a country mile

Paul Ansorge - April 18, 2014 Reply

Martin – the problem, as I think we tried to articulate, is that you have to get super lucky for that to work. And, indeed, it didn’t work 🙂

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