Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 27, 2013 14:16 Flag
"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.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 24, 2013 21:16 Flag
This is what I'm suggesting Rikk...............
'On a weekend where the main discussion has been; is the refereeing in the Premier League poor or terrible? It’s sad to say that the final game of the weekend, terrible took the victory!
Neil Swarbrick, a referee who showed a lack of bottle all afternoon, let Rooney get away with what I would describe as assault. There is no way what Rooney did can construed as anything but a red card. Out-muscled by Jordon Mutch, Rooney saw it fit to leather him through the back of his legs.
The ball was nowhere near him. The aggression was Rooney-esque. The referee saw it but only booked him.
Of course, if Mutch had committed the same offence at Old Trafford, the referee would have had the red card out in record time. It was dirty, it was dangerous and it was full of intent. It’s a red card all day.
Instead, the Manchester United rule came into effect. In fact, the whole game was refereed in this spirit. Cardiff players were booked for offences that United players were allowed to get away with. Fellaini was warned and then fouled more without picking up a booking.
Rooney, who shouldn’t have been on the pitch, spent his game berating the referee even when decisions went his way. Peter Whittingham picked up a yellow card where Tom Cleverley escaped one for a similar indiscretion.'
- Reply to Baldrick Nov 16, 2013 08:17MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 16, 2013 22:12 Flag
"any fool could see that"
I'm in agreement, NOT, Rikki.
Even a blind fool knows it's you, so cut the 'Mr This, and Sir That' b0ll0ck5. Nobody talks like that in the real world. It's pathetic and unreal.
You may fool some people sometime, Rikk, but not ALL of the people all of the time.
And why the sudden niceties, Rikk?
Not trying to put words into other posters mouth but I'd like to think that most on here prefer the MAD DOG Butchy, thank you very much.
- Reply to Dopey Gillian Brown Nov 13, 2013 08:31MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 14, 2013 09:57 Flag
'I made my first post for a very long time on Sunday, so made no remarks about Arsenal until after the United game.'
Ahahahahaha!..........Well spotted, FAB.
How on earth did I miss that nugget earlier?
Talking about glory-hunting supporter - typical.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 11, 2013 12:14 Flag
ICJ, I'm sure Rooney wasn't fully match-fit yesterday too, that could well explain why he was running around the pitch like some headless chicken, ;-)
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 11, 2013 11:52 Flag
What does ICJ make of the below list of Europe's elite top 23 performers for 2013?
For some weird reasons, I can't seem to find Rooney's name on the list whilst Mesut Ozil was included. I wonder why, ICJ ?
FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 longlist:
- Gareth Bale (Wales/Tottenham Hotspur/Real Madrid),
- Edinson Cavani (Uruguay/Napoli/Paris Saint Germain),
- Radamel Falcao (Colombia/Atletico Madrid/Monaco),
- Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea),
- Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/AC Milan/Paris Saint Germain),
- Andrés Iniesta (Spain/Barcelona),
- Philipp Lahm (Germany/Bayern Munich),
- Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Borussia Dortmund),
- Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona),
- Thomas Müller (Germany/Bayern Munich),
- Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayer Munich),
- Neymar (Brazil/Santos/Barcelona),
- Mesut Özil (Germany/Real Madrid/ARSENALl),
- Andrea Pirlo (Italy/Juventus),
- Franck Ribéry (France/Bayern Munich),
- Arjen Robben (Netherlands/Bayern Munich),
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid),
- Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany/Bayern Munich),
- Luis Suárez (Uruguay/Liverpool),
- Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint Germain),
- Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast/Manchester City),
- Robin Van Persie (Netherlands/Manchester United),
- Xavi (Spain/Barcelona).
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 11, 2013 10:51 Flag
"I do hope though that if anything was clear yesterday that it is that we need a quality striker soon."
Painfully obvious to the power that be at the club, that was why we were after Luis Suarez in the summer. But Suarez's form since returning from his ban proved that Liverpool were right to refuse to do business with Arsenal. You don't strengthen a rival side unless you're Wenger - bad bit of business.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 11, 2013 10:37 Flag
"If he stays healthy they could well qualify for CL football" ?
Are you having a laugh, Govinda?
Man U's squad is inferior to all the teams above them including Man City's and Spurs'. Just can't see them finishing the season above any of the aforementioned sides. In all honesty, Europa League is their forte next season unless Moyes strengthen his squad with at least 3-4 top top class signings in January which won't happen - they are skint.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 10, 2013 19:35 Flag
I'd take an ''honest'' but limited Bendtner over Young any day of the week - CHEATS! .................... pmsl!
When you take away the points Young won for Man U through DIVING and CHEATING. I'd bet they would be further down the BOTTOM half of the table in an ideal scenario WITHOUT CHEATING AND DIVING.
CHEATS do prosper, they do, just ask Ian Holloway and others who were cheated out of points.
What an AVERAGE side! You should be ashamed of your team' antics, SHAMELESS.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 10, 2013 18:59 Flag
Agreed, as I said before the match, it's their Cup final. Therefore I'm not surprised that we dropped 3 points today. Man U simply don't have the quality those ahead of them have, and that's the main difference this season.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 10, 2013 18:44 Flag
You don't have to watch their games, the table speaks for itself John. FFS, Southampton were ahead of them. Go look it up John - TABLE.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 10, 2013 18:34 Flag
He's clearly deluding himself. The problem for Man U is their squad is average at best. They need to buy at least 4 top class players in January window in order to challenge the likes of Arsenal, City, Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool this season.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 10, 2013 18:24 Flag
I was truly amazed how average this current Moyes' Man U side were in front of their OWN fans today having not seen any game by them prior to this game. Given the quality of rivals squad (Southampton, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and Man City) ahead of them in the league I'd be surprised if they qualify for CL football next season. They got a lucky today, and Arsenal were clearly knackered having played a strong and superior Liverpool and Dortmund sides in the last 7 days before this match. Our injuries didn't help either.
Yahoo!'s decision to hide all links to these forum seems to be working perfectly as the forum now looks and feels like a GHOST town.
Anyway, just pop in to the forum to wish you guys commiserations on your defeat at the Emirates Stadium this evening, it was a great game by two great sides. Sadly for you lot, something has to give as you can't have two top sides at the top of the tree, lol. Good luck for the rest of the season folks but obviously NOT when we play Liverpool in the return fixture at Anfield later on in the season.
All the best, Gooneresque.