Rantcast 188 – Moyes parks the bus

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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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  • http://twitter.com/srikanth_nimma Srikanth Nimma

    Awesome Ed!!….

  • Matt

    61 long balls per game.
    Nuff said


    • edwin farrugia

      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

      • http://www.unitedrant.co.uk Ed

        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

          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.

        • http://svergie.co.uk Alec Sverguson

          What a stat!

      • Ian

        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


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

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.t.morse David Thomas Morse

    Moyes IN

    • http://www.unitedrant.co.uk Ed

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/paulansorge Paul Ansorge

    NoooOOoOOoooOOOooooOOOooo :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/martin.eriksen90 Martin Senning Eriksen

    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.

    • http://www.unitedrant.co.uk Ed

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

    • http://svergie.co.uk Alec Sverguson

      And yes, Chelsea still do play pretty fucking negatively.

  • United1961

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

  • Thorsten

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

  • Ishan Narang

    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

    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

  • https://www.facebook.com/paulansorge Paul Ansorge

    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 :-)