Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Jan 14, 2014 14:33 Flag
Well, look at the pathetic average squad and #$%$ midfield Fergie left behind.
I think it's fair to conclude that they are paying a heavy price for not challenging 'the greatest manager this country has ever seen'.
Don't know which of the two is bad: Fergie leaving behind a midfield bereft of creativity or Moyes continuing that same policy by adding Fellaini? Lol!
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Jan 14, 2014 14:18 Flag
ps, I tried posting this thread on the now defunct Mank board. But it seems that Yahoo! have finally pulled the plug since Le Poof, Ian Robert H, Eric Cantona, and other regular users have all deserted their posts. Typical,. People can dish it out but can't take it, lol!
Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon says Manchester United must have been 'blind' to let Paul Pogba go.
Speaking on Italian hit TV show Tiki Taka, the keeper said: "Pogba is one of those players who leaves you speechless.
"When he came we didn't know him but after only three or four training sessions we were impressed by his enormous qualities.
"My team-mates and me looked at each other as to say 'Are they blind in Manchester?' (to let him go away)."
Well, we were shocked too when Fergie decided to let Pogba go without a fight and instead persisted with the duo Cleverley and Anderson.
"Name a better player"
Why go outside of the EPL, John?
Rickie Lambert anyone?... He's younger, faster, and would have something to prove than BerbaSlug.
I think you're looking at it from the fans perspective and maybe not the way Wenger would.
Many people, myself included, would have argued at the start of the season that Ramsey and Scsz (in goal) aren't good enough for a club with serious ambition of challenging for trophies. With half the season gone, it seems that Wenger is winning that argument thus far.
A lot of fans don't always factor in the financial costs of signing players on temporary basis in their debates and how difficult and costly it is to shift unwanted /surplus to requirements players when injured players return.
It would be great if we sign someone this window who can help our cause but I doubt Wenger would, I think the likes of 'Park, Myiachi and Sanogo ' would be given a chance to prove themselves in the absence of the long-term injured key players.
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't knocking the discussion about the perceived lack of forwards in our squad to mount a serious challenge against high scoring City side. The sticking point for me is a renowned lazy player like Berbatov is being mentioned when we're trying to match the industry of City's strike-force of Aguero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic (and hopefully beat City at the end). Yes, I know that Jovetic hasn't featured for City much this season but he's a player who works his sock off everytime I've seen him player for club and country in the past, and can't be accused of not giving his all for the course. Having lazy players in the squad probably cost us in recent seasons, why bring another? Personally, I'd have preferred Arsenal going for an out-of-sorts Benteke over a moody, albeit talented, Berbatov any day of the week as I know the former would give his best in matches.
Oh, any chance of reversing that to 20/80 against?
"Without being disrespectful to Berbatov, however, he isn’t the sort of player who is going to make a difference in the final third for Arsenal,” the Scot stated.
"Three years ago I would have been in favour of signing him as, at that point, he was very much a player who could produce something special in the final third.
"I know he’s still capable of a moment of magic but he is having less and less impact on games and he’s at that stage where he’ll struggle to find many top-flight clubs wanting him.
"Rather than winning a move to a bigger club, I’d imagine if Berbatov was to secure a £2m this month it would most certainly be to a club from the middle of the table down to the bottom end."
Exactly the points I made on the Berba thread, sadly he isn't good enough for Arsenal, he'd fit in at a midtable side. But not at Arsenal, not even as a bench-warmer (imo).
The 'Chosen One' is the wrong man for the job. He's just trying to divert attention from his failures by blaming referees every time they get spanked.
It's clear to see that he's out of his depth as an elite coach, also the fact that the current Man U squad are jam-packed with too many average doesn't help and make matters worse. They are now a team in decline, the greedy owners would have to investment huge sums in order to get them challenging the likes of Arsenal, City, Chelsea, and Liverpool again. Not only do they need to rebuild their squad, there's an urgent need for a new manager too who can get them playing attractive football, Swansea's Laudrup perfectly fits the bill (imo).
Are people forgetting that Arsenal still have Park listed as a forward in our squad? Btw, I'm not in way comparing Park to Eduardo or Berba (both are proven quality no doubt) but I think we won't know how good or bad (yes I know it's too risky at the business end of the season) he really is until he's given a fair crack of the whip at Arsenal. Surely, he can't be that bad as our fourth choice forward, if you know what I mean?
Any latest updates on whether the Traitor has proved his readiness to return to action for Man U, and is the match on telly tonight?
He's being stuck on the treatment table at Carrington for ages..... I hope Man U had some sort of provision in place to deduct from his wages for services not provided as you lot knew that he's injury-prone.
It depends on the Eduardo we'd be getting, if it's the Eduardo of old then I'm all for it. But if it's the Eduardo who has struggled to force his way regularly into the starting 11 of Shakhtar Donetsk, then I don't think the move is worth pursuing as he won't make a blind difference to our side. My fear is, the Eduardo of 2014 isn't the same player we had at Arsenal before his sickening leg break.
- MCMXCIX by MCMXCIX Jan 6, 2014 18:56 Flag
This is a HUGE blow for us as we have lost one of ours match winners, hopefully Wenger will work the market urgently in order to replace his contribution to the squad. I know we have Gnabry who can fill in for Theo on a short-term basis but I'd still prefer an experienced player rather than putting too much pressure on Gnabry's young shoulder..
The form that Gervinho is in right now, he's head and shoulders above any of Rikki's LOSERS.
It's fair to say that if Man U had someone like Gervinho in their side who can hold the ball, take the presurre off his team and create space for others, they won't be in the same pathetic situation they are right now.
It wasn't meant to be for Gervinho at Arsenal....
They got the HOME ADVANTAGE everyone wanted and still didn't turn up in front of their fan...
Well done Swansea, a well deserved win for them.
That's FIVE home defeats of the season for Man U.... I knew they were there for the taking AGAIN and Swansea didn't disappoint.... I actually fell sorry for them.