Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 14:51 Flag
Shouldn't on-field tactical issues be raised with his manager first rather than running off to the press to air his dirty linen in public, Govinda?
What he's done suggest to me that he doesn't respect his manager. You'd have expected a senior player like him to know better.
Javier Hernandez says that no individual player at Manchester United is bigger than the team.
The striker posted a thinly-veiled message on Instagram today after Robin van Persie had branded the side's form as "lousy" and complained that his team-mates have been getting in his way and preventing him hitting top form.
The post read: "Without your team-mates you can't be somebody in football, always be thankful."
Van Persie was critical of his team-mates after United's humiliating 2-0 defeat by Olympiakos first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.
The striker said they "occupied the spaces" that he likes to play in. He also branded the club "lousy", as well as joking that everyone should not be surprised by how they played on Tuesday night because they "didn't see us play in a while."
Former United midfielder Johnny Giles was angered by the comments, labelling the Dutchman a "prat".
"It can also show you Van Persie is a prat," Giles said. "In other words [to the comments] he is not at fault. Right, he's not at fault. And I watched the game and he never tried a leg."
This is getting real ugly at the Theatre of Dream.............. FIRST sign of trouble and RVP mouthing off in public, talk about kicking your team mates when they are down, ey! ......Good stuff, Robin, good stuff!
I'm glad they got rid of him at Arsenal.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 11:45 Flag
I meant "look at the results" ***and performance***.
Even when a team is on a bad losing run of games, you know that there's light at the end of the tunnel so long the team are performing but not getting the results their performance deserves.
Last season was a freak season when all the better sides didn't turn up for one reason or another. Going forward, chances of that happening again is very slim. Everyone knows that SAF got very lucky last season as their performance did not merit their achievement - even most ardent Man U fans would concede (in private). There's something about SAF in recent seasons which most people seem to forget, his team always get momentum and copious dodgy decisions in his favour in difficult games, this is an important element which helps team confidence. It's easy to forget that had the ref dutifully sent off Paul Scholes who was already on a yellow card when he committed another bad tackle on a Wigan player at the JJB stadium, Chelsea would have won the league on the final day of the season, these are the sort of helping hands SAF's team get on a regular basis than most teams. Again, ''momentum'' for you..
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 10:48 Flag
"We'll rebuild, and next season we'll be back where we left off"
Talk about being delusional, I take it City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Spurs, FIVE teams currently above and superior to your midtable side will all go into stagnation and let that happen, huh Rikki?
*Rebuilding* a team isn't what you do in a season, it takes time and plenty of money.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 10:33 Flag
Traitor's whining about his manager's tactics and critiicising his team-mates are becoming ridiculous by the day. I won't be too surprised if it has something to do with Rooney now getting extra 70 grand than him. I hope Man U make it clear to him that he's going nowhere until he's fulfilled his obligations to the club - remaining 2 years contract.
I'm looking forward to see him play against FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League next season.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 14:05 Flag
The onus is on YOU, Rikki.
PROVE that you were where you said you were in Asia -- date-stamped photos of you of cruising on your Harley Davidson for example, videos, etc.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 13:53 Flag
"what are you trying to achieve?"
To get you to admit that Man U are an average side which you've NOW done, full credit to you.
Your ***I' was in Asia*** tired excuses have been blown apart by all and sundry on here, so stop kidding yourself. You weren't.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:58 Flag
"What SAF was thinking when he bought Young, or replaced Nani on the right with Valencia, or thought Cleverley was first team material, is beyond me.
We have players loaned out who are better than this lot."
A refreshing, honest team appraisal by Rikki. Make no mistake, this is a galling admission by Rikki that the current Man U side aren't good enough, something most of us knew before a ball is kicked in anger last summer. The unbelievable thing is it took Rikki game FORTY-ONE of the season for him to come to terms with the decline of his side. Well, Rikki got there in the end, and that's what counts. ;)
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:27 Flag
Guillem Balague has proven to be very accurate with his transfer tidbits, he has all the right contacts with the two La Liga giants. For this reason, I think the Morata move to Arsenal could happen this coming summer but is a 22 year old Morata enough to strengthen our strike-force? I thought we were looking for another striker to replace or take the weight off his shoulders and not another work-in-progress.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:11 Flag
There's no way back for RVP, NOT in a million years at Arsenal. I think he may end up at one of the moneybag clubs who can afford his mercenary wages if he's still had it in him and got the legs which I'm beginning to doubt.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:00 Flag
I'm pretty sure Rikki has NO idea what's happening at his fast declining side. £550,000 per week attackers on the field last night and still can't breach Olympiakos' paper-thin defence line, poor, Rikki, very poor.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 11:41 Flag
So the fact Fergie rated Tom Cleverley above Pogba, and the latter "couldn't get a game" under Fergie means that Fergie is niw a bad manager, rikki?
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 11:27 Flag
I agree that Moyes is the lesser manager of the three, but laying all the blame at Moyes' door seem like a simplistic way of looking at what's going on at crumbling Man U right now. As a team, they've been in decline in the last 3 seasons before Moyes took over the managerial reign, Moyes is just unfortunate that their decline accelerated faster this season. Privately, Moyes would be shocked to find out how ordinary most of these Man U players are, Fergie knew that he got very lucky last season with that squad and that was the main reason he bailed out at the very first opportunity he had chance to do so. Moyes isn't a bad manager at all and he has managed to get the best out of many players during his time at Everton. Just look at the likes of Baines, Jagielka, Ross Barkley, Oviedo, Arteta, Lescott, etc, etc. These are decent, solid players who played under Moyes.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 10:31 Flag
Keep deluding yourself, rikki.
His thinly-veiled attack was aimed at one player and one player only, but you won't get it would you.
"Right now, I'm definitely a centre-forward. I'm after more goals,"
"When you play as a target man, you have to stay up front and help the team out by holding the ball up and waiting for support. That all comes with experience.
"It's a good role for me to play, and hopefully I can continue doing well there."