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There can be no getting away from the fact Manchester United's winger Ashley Young is a CHEAT.
I’ve lost count of the number of times over the past few years where he has flung himself to the ground theatrically to either win a penalty or get his opponent sent off.
Or usually both.
I suffered at his hands earlier this season when he took a tumble to win a penalty and get Kagisho Dikgacoi red carded during my Crystal Palace side’s visit to Old Trafford.
What minimal contact there was between the two players took place outside the penalty area.
But, on this occasion, the cheat did prosper.
Van Persie scored, we lost 2-0, United collected three points and Young pocketed a win bonus he didn’t deserve.
[EXTRACT from The Mirror, 9 Nov 2013].
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.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Sep 15, 2013 13:20 Flag
What 'sunderlands GOAL'?
If you have EVER played footie at ANY meaningful level, you should have been taught to 'play to the whistle'. And when a referee blew his whistle, a player should always STOP and obey the ref's instruction. It's basic Football 101, sonny.
Now, what comes first, Rikk?......... Altidore WILLINGLY disregarding the ref's CLEAR instruction and playing to his OWN whistle or the phantom Sunderland GOAL?
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Sep 14, 2013 19:31 Flag
"(at least till January!)"?
What planet are you from, Dave? :o)
I could have swore I've read several stories in the papers linking Suarez with a move away from Anfield already AFTER the window closed.
On Ozil's signing, please refer to my reply to Hoiotez's post above.
On what Arsenal needed?, only time will tell but 69% overall possession in Arsenal's favour isn't a bad stats to have especially at a tough ground like Stadium of Light. Most of the so-called balanced sides would be lucky to have that amount of possession against a decent Sunderland side this season. Wenger still knows what makes a trophy winning team despite all the acres of prints that have been written about him in the last 8 seasons . Personally, I'll defer to his judgement on what Arsenal need to start winning things again. Strangely, alot of people still forget that Arsenal were under financial constraints due to the stadium debts. Ozil and the attempts to sign Suarez this summer are the result of the austerity measured imposed in the last 8 seasons in order to give us a great chance of competing with the elite sides for great players in the long-run in the transfer market. As Gazidis rightly remarked earlier in the summer, Arsenal can now pay Rooney's wages to any player the manager is interested in signing. New dawn at the Emirates methinks...
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Sep 14, 2013 18:55 Flag
Haven't had the time to post on here as I used to do, but thanks all for contributing your valued inputs to this thread.
Hobitez, I couldn't disagree more. It's poor management to pass along the opportunity to sign an undoubtedly world class player like Ozil when you had the chance to do so, these sort of great players don't become available in the market most transfer windows, and Wenger did well by taking up the chance to sign him. Wenger confirmed after the Sunderland match today that we have now lost Cazorla for up to a month due to an injury he picked up at the just concluded International call-up, we would have been badly exposed in the engine room as a result of Cazorla's unavailability. Arsenal's game is purely based on high possession football due to our midfielders, the absence of Cazorla and Rosicky (also sidelined due to an injury he picked up whilst on International duties) could have left a big void in our midfield. A great coup by Wenger, imo, as Ozil is pure class and he showcased his obvious talent with a sublime performance at the stadium of Light today. The more ammunitions in midfield the better for Arsenal.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Sep 14, 2013 17:38 Flag
Every little dodgy decision helps, BUT c'mon NOT from OUTSIDE the box.
The ref could have let Olympic diver Young take his USUAL tumble INSIDE the box and point to the penalty spot. But OUTSIDE the box? NOT on your nelly, Rikki.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Sep 14, 2013 17:27 Flag
I can't recall the ref issuing a RED CARD in the Sunderland game.
If my memory still serves me well, the game at Old Trampford is the ONLY fixture in the Premier League where a red card was issued today, crucially when the scoreline was 0-0........... hmmm!
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Sep 14, 2013 17:07 Flag
"Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit"? Hahahaha!!........ one of Chrissy's fake IDs. It certainly brings back memory of the good old *chin Lee Bowyer* days on these boards.
- MCMXCIX by MCMXCIX Sep 14, 2013 16:00 Flag
No point for guessing which side gained yet ANOTHER dodgy decision... Same old, same old!