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I'm gonna take a gamble on him (if fit)he usually plays a blinder against Everton but the possibly of cards also looms in this game
Jeez Colyn.. you're making me nervous.. You've been pretty harsh on the team so far. I certainly have my cut and dry moments, and well known sarcasm, but I don't think we're as bad as you say. I think I can see ALOT (AND I MEAN ALOT) to improve on, and a ways to go, with many poor patches, but overall, I have to feel pretty good and applaud the bigger picture..
I think Rodgers was forced a hand or two, in reflection of some of the earlier games. I was beside myself sitting at Anfield, watching 4 CBs trying to play against Southampton, and was begging for Jordan to drop to rb, and Enrique in for lb, which was validated when Agger came off early w/ injury having started Sakho out wide. Southampton are no joke, but Rodgers got that one wrong..
Other games, we invited pressure on to us, others we shouldn't have used a 3 CB system, and I think he really left everyone wanting by not attempting to have Alberto take (or try) Coutinho's place and keep our shape as it was..
Back to Allen though.. if he can replicate anything from what he showed in that match, which I have to say was nothing short of sensational, then maybe we've really got a hidden gem we forgot, who played so well for team GB and early doors w/ us..
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The villagers also face fines of £5,500 after they admitted cooking the endangered animal.
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Listen to that Rikki squealing like a piglet, stuck by a Geordie.......if I could stop laughing I'd type some more....but sorry iiittsss immposssiblell....Look ive gotta go before I fill my pants.....later, in the jungle Rikki....
"Meanwhile its cocoa and bedtime here in the real world."
So your bedtime is 8pm??
What time do the adults go to bed?
Indeed. I'm also curious why he wasn't awarded the assist when Coutinho scored the first goal, there was a slight deflection of the ball but he seemed to intend heading it through to Coutinho...
- Reply to Baldrick Nov 22, 2013 14:47
Humiliated again, yes, you have been Altree and let's be honest here, it's nothing new!
What's wrong with the Man United board these days?
Is that pesky geordie still getting you all riled up?
geordies, geordies, geordies everywhere!!!
- Reply to Baldrick Nov 22, 2013 14:47
Oh look, Geordie-fool has had to dig up a couple of old IDs after that embarrassing humiliation I handed him!
Post in Latin, Geordie-idiot, give us all another laugh!
...Remy didn't do much v an ordinary Canary, whereas Kunegredo were irresistible v Spurs, simple decision h) Swans? Yep! Gooners decision a) Cardiff? 2 from Oz-Ram-Theo? Theo will probably take a game or 2 to get match ready, so it's Ozram. Captaincy? Kun or Suarez? Tough one eh...
B1 : Walcott
B2 : R Bennett
B3 : B Jones
B4 : Boruc
Cash : 1.71m
If we take the 6nil result first, then you have to blame the players. A manager will send his team out with a system of play that they would of trained and been prepared for and supposedly all the players knowing their role. How do you legislate for the keeper gifting 2 goals with the first straight from kick off? Does the manager tell the team from kick off, play it backwards and get it to the keeper? I doubt it. Does he tell the midfielders not to try passing the ball more than 3 metres? again I doubt it. Does he tell Walker to get forward and stand about around the oppositions penalty area when he hasnt got the ball instead of getting back in defense? I wouldn't have thought so. The system should work, as our possession stats and attempts on target would suggest in most games, so is it a fact that the players we have are just not good enough as a team? Individually, I would say we have some good players, but not the right mix to make a good team. I cant see one player who can spray the ball about from midfield to wide positions to switch play quickly or a pass over a defense to get behind them. Instead, all we see, are short passes through the middle which in turn causes congestion and slow build up which allows the other team to get back and organised. Some call for a 442 formation, but IMO opinion we don't have the right sort of strikers to play it. You need a Suarez or Rooney type who can drop off and control the ball and have the skill and flair to work their way in too the box and link up with the other striker and have a teamwork mentality, and we don't have that. We ask, why do our wingers keep cutting inside? well the answer is obvious to me, we don't have an Andy Carrol type forward so what is the point off putting in crosses for short players like Defoe or Soldado?.
I agree with a lot of that so I don't think our positions are very far away from each other.
The good news is that we seem to be good enough to beat the poorer teams in the division and that can take you a long way (assuming it continues).
The bad news is that, in spite of a good run, all the usual suspects are there or there abouts and we have to develop a way of taking points off them. Also, if we do make top 4, I think we're liable to be pulled apart in Europe next year.
We need to go again in the winter transfer market - over to John Henry & the mysterious transfer committee I guess!
"I'm everything I've said I am, I live where I say I live, done what I've said I've done"
Hahaha!! Let's analyse that ....
"I'm everything I've said I am" .... You haven't said you're anything, so you're nothing then!
"I live where I say I live" ..... Yes, we know, Newcastle, big deal!
"done what I've said I've done" .... You haven't said you've done anything, which is hardly surprising!
Did you like the video, and the photos?
Don't say you didn't see them I watched the views go up!!!
How do you say OWNED in Latin?
"the other team were very poor. Strange given the quality they have in their squad."?
Pardon my frenchie but that's a complete tosh from you, JK.
Marseille were already out of Europe with nothing to play for before a ball is kicked in anger last evening, why should they give a damn or try to bust a gut in a meaningless match for them (wasted effort)? Ok, some may well argue that they should've been trying harder than they did and playing for their pride, but the fact of the matter is they weren't (obviously) good enough in the group and that was why they found themselves at the foot of the table. Losing home and away games against Napoli knocked the stuffing out of them, hence their interest in the competition. I think they weren't as poor last evening as it was made out in the commentaries, and were ok-ish overall in my book given their standing in the group.