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In special measures: Manchester United 16/17

Discussion in 'football' started by chilango, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Abramovich has just sacked Mourinho again...just out of habit.
     
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  2. Wilf

    Wilf 8% Beach Ready

    I now feel the need to point out that was for anyone who wanted to try out a basic addition sum, not a football prediction. :oops:
     
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  3. Wilf

    Wilf 8% Beach Ready

    A good moment to mention that David Moyes may soon be at a loose end? :hmm:
     
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  4. chilango

    chilango rdgXhc

    I'm still on board with Mou.

    We are playing better despite the results.

    The results aren't helping though.
     
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    doesn't matter how well you play, if you get four knocked past you and don't score four or more you will still lose even if you play them off the pitch.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016
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  6. chilango

    chilango rdgXhc

    This time last year LVG was getting results but playing shite. I know which I prefer.
     
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Nice to see a good loser
     
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  8. chilango

    chilango rdgXhc

    Patience is a virtue.
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Rhythm is a dancer
     
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  10. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Have you copied this from our thread? This time last year :D
     
  11. Jurrihahay

    Jurrihahay Banned Banned

    Thought they did well today, Chelsea. These typical mid-table sides are often difficult to break down when you play 'em at home.
     
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  12. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    You should have got over the Watford result by now, it was humiliating :D
     
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  13. tommers

    tommers Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent

    The tears of the Cockney Reds are... delicious.

    Just a pity it was Chelsea. Ruins it a bit but you can't have everything I guess.
     
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  14. Jurrihahay

    Jurrihahay Banned Banned

    Think you might have missed my point.
     
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  15. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    Over the past two seasons, Man U have had to opportunity to sign, Klopp, Gaurdiola, Ancellotti, and even Conte. Instead, they went for a man who nearly got a league winning team relegated...
     
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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Do you remember the tintin book, prisoners of the sun or similar, where tintin's on a runaway train? That's you on board with Mou
     
  17. Wilf

    Wilf 8% Beach Ready

    I've been one arguing they should have got rid of Moyes and lvg even earlier than they did - and will probably be joining in with similar calls if things carry on like this till Christmas. Same time, all 3 post fergie managers have been 'plausible' appointments - ish, kind of, at the wrong time... You could see the logic of appointing moyes, for reasons of continuity, even if Fergie not wanting to be eclipsed by a big name was in the mix. But if they did want continuity they should have insisted on keeping Fergie's back room staff (even though that would have in itself undermined Moyes). Okay, they go for big name in lvg, some self confidence, a presence - but they get him on the way down in his career. Bit early to tell with Mourihno, I'd rather have had the Mourhino of 12 years ago than the one of today. After purring over him and United in the first few games, there have been a few press stories about him going though the motions, losing his fire. All of the truculence, but little of the passion etc. Same time, whilst he did dramatically fuck things up the year after, he did of course win the league in 2014-15.
     
  18. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    You had Conte trying to get the Chelsea fans to sing after they went four up, Pogba looking like a 25 million quid player, it had plenty.
     
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  19. Wilf

    Wilf 8% Beach Ready

    grauniad musing on whether this defeat will 'awaken the monster':
    Don’t be too swift to bury José Mourinho – the monster may be stirring
    The line that he's been behaving a bit too well, trying to keep within the 'united tradition' is plausible. At the same time, it's bullshit, Ferguson was the original monster. Same time, that defeat is going to hurt, bound to be some kind of reaction.
     
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  20. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I think I did. I've just catched up on this actually sober. Nice one I'm laughing even more louder now.
    A "like" for your patience :D
     
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  21. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    The Guardian is obsessed with Man Utd in the same way the Mail is with the Royal Family.
     
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  22. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Maureen: the Phillip Green of modern football.
     
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  23. Wilf

    Wilf 8% Beach Ready

    Random thought: wonder if Rooney will now manage to break Bobby Charlton's club goals record? He's 3 behind but neither playing well nor getting much game time - along with the China rumours/January transfer deadline - and he's no longer penalty taker. If he's realised the game is up at united, hanging on till he breaks the record might now be his main goal. That itself might hinge on beating citeh tonight so he can get a couple in the efl cup. I doubt Mourhino does sympathy in terms of the record, but then he might just want to keep Rooney till the Summer in case there's a run of injuries.
     
  24. Eggby

    Eggby Well-Known Member

    Good win to put City out tonight, thought Mata looked poor but then he redeemed himself with the finish, still not sure about Rojo but reckon Mourinho will be heading back to the Travelodge in much better spirits after that
     
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  25. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    But you paid how much for Pogba ? It confuses me every time I see Utd play
     
  26. Eggby

    Eggby Well-Known Member

    £89 million I believe, yes I'm a bit perplexed why the fee was so high for Pogba but then I still think the amount that Forest paid for Trevor Francis was crazy at £1 million...hope Pog does start living up to it though and he is only 23 after all
     
  27. Jay Park

    Jay Park quasihobo

    I sure hope that record stays with Bob Charlton. A real gent and a wonderful footballer. At the end of the day at his summer soccer schools he'd do ridiculous things like blast laser shots at the bar 10 times in a row.
     
  28. Wilf

    Wilf 8% Beach Ready

    That issue was behind my post really. I'm a bit conflicted, I hate all the sniffy, class prejudice there used to be about Rooney from all the comedians calling him thick etc. He's got through all that - he's anything but thick, but shouldn't ever have had to prove it. SAme time, I can't really warm to him and there was all that threatening to leave stuff. If you had to chose someone to have the record it would be a Charlton. But then... it would be a bit shit if he got left on one behind Charlton, like Lineker did. I don't wish him ill, might be fitting if he ended up on the same as Charlton.
     
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  29. Jay Park

    Jay Park quasihobo

    I'm yet to see evidence of his natural ability now he's lost that explosive power. Scholes went from striker to number 10 to playmaker and was accompished in each position. Not happening with Wazza.
     
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  30. chilango

    chilango rdgXhc

    Screw Wayne Rooney, should've been shown the door during his contract shenanigans. Never mind his second bout.

    Hope he never plays for us again.
     
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