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- MCMXCIX by MCMXCIX 14 hours ago Flag
Over 120 minutes, a fantastic performance and well deserved win by the Wearsiders.
They need to start picking up points especially at home for their league survival sharpish.
Well done Sunderland and Poyet
'mind games' my @r5e, Rikki!
You have nothing to back that 5hyte up as you're not privy to his innermost thoughts.
Unless you have a valid logical explanation to prove that Boateng didn't mean it as reported by the media, your mind games theory is a fanciful notion.
But WHY do you care about the Premier League LEADERS' CL qualification chances so much? Haven't you got enough to contend with already, e.g. Spud being a shyte team this season and your pathetic average ManUre side still below them in the league table? He he!
Whatever happens in the ties between Bayern and Arsenal, I can guarantee you now that we will be back in the CL competition next season, you can't say the same about your AVERAGE #$%$ side can you Rikki?
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Dec 17, 2013 10:07 Flag
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng admitted: "They're the toughest opponents we could have had. They'll be totally up for it after what happened last year. Both matches will be very intense."
Hey 'virus-mad Rikki, take note son!
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Dec 16, 2013 13:56 Flag
We have 2 months ahead before the first leg of the Round of 16 matches between the English Premier League LEADERS and the Bundesliga League leaders, anything could happen between now and then. Who knows for sure the sort of side Bayern would be fielding against the league LEADERS, Rikk? Nobody knows if Robben would be available or still crocked for the Germans in that match? We don't know if Ribery would be available for them. The message I'm trying to convey to you is it's way too early to nail your colours to the mast. There are too many things we don't know just yet which could impact match: injuries, lack of form, etc, etc.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Dec 16, 2013 12:05 Flag
Bayern Munich 3-3 Arsenal ...... As you can see there was nothing to separate the two sides last time around. The eventual European Champions (Bayern) went through on AWAY goals aggregate, JUST!
Oh, and that was when Arsenal were very poor in defending last season, and no Ozil and Flamini in the side, and no revitalised Ramsey. The EPL league LEADERS are a different kettle of fish this season as their strong league position shows and a better side all round than the team Bayern edged on the away goal rules.
Yes, Bayern are the clear favourites to go through but favourites don't always win football matches as Galatasaray demonstrated in their win against Juve. Write Arsenal off at your peril, Rikki.
Comical Ali more like....... what a dunce!
"Saturday’s match in Manchester was also unusual in that it could have gone another way had Arsenal not been on the wrong end of a trio of dubious offside calls, a trio of poor Olivier Giroud misses, and a rejected penalty appeal when Pablo Zabaleta handled in the box at 3-1 – although it did seem accidental, those are often given."
By Eurosport | Pitchside Europe
What game were you watching, Rikki? Surely not the above game, and I won't be surprised if you had your dunce hat on during the game, mid-table fodder.
- Reply to MCMXCIX Dec 7, 2013 15:01
Hehehe Rikki, is that a final admission by 'yous' that Man U were an average side who got very LUCKY last season? lol
I'm in agreement that Suarez is the best striker in the Premier League and Aguero second, but I think Aguero suits our style of play more than Suarez. Suarez is a complete striker and can do everything on his own, while Aguero is a more of a team player imo.
Going back to the theme of the thread, Suarez would defo be a great signing for us. I can't see Real going for Suarez signing as that would upset the balance in their team again, and they risk losing another player in their squad the way they lost Ozil if they pursue Suarez. The problem for Real would be how can you possibly accommodate Ronaldo, Bale and Suarez in the same team and keep them happy with quality game-time? If Liverpool fail to make CL next season, I strongly believe that Arsenal would be in stronger position to get Suarez as he would have a year less on his contract and I'm pretty sure there are concrete assurances given to Suarez that if they fail to make CL they wouldn't stand in his way next season.
"where the keeper dives for the ball, misses it and makes contact with the player"
Thing is, Gov, the keeper didn't make contact with the player, video replays of the incident clearly proved that Welbeck's trailing leg made contact with the keeper first, and not the other way round. For that reason, NOT a penalty.
That wasn't a penalty, it was a joke decision by Mikey who was clearly chomping at the bit to dig manUre out of the hole they found themselves at the Lane.
It's strange that manUre always get these sort of dodgy decisions in their favour when things aren't going to plan.
It's Europa League spot at best for them this season as their squad is packed with too many MIDTABLE grade players like Welbeck, Young, Cleverley, Nani, etc, and and aging oldies like Rio, Vidic, Giggs. None of these lot will make the bench at any of the elite sides in the division. That's how far manUre have now fallen behind their traditional rivals.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 30, 2013 21:05 Flag
Excellent performance by the lads against a decent Cardiff side. Arsenal's class was there for all to see in the end, this is what was lacking particularly in the THUGGISH brand of football being played by Rooney 6 days ago. The team are moving onwards and upwards after our eighth league away win this season.
I'm looking forward to the Europa League spots ELIMINATION match between the tiny Totts and manUre on Sunday, can't wait!
- 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.