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Man U struggling for points this campaign is not a real shock to me.
Man U are just an average side and all the signs were there for anyone who cares to look over the last 2 seasons. Last season was a FREAK for all sorts of reasons and they were very very lucky that the other top sides in the league under-performed to their real potentials. Even Fergie knew this and that was why he fast-tracked his retirement plan, imo, as I don't think Fergie has the time nor the funds needed to rebuild the squad given his age. We won't see any team in the division playing poorly and winning the title as Man U did last season for the foreseeable future.
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 25, 2013 13:34 Flag
Your pretty average team are SIXTH in the league, SEVEN clear points adrift of the league LEADERS, Rikk.
I'm fully expecting that lead to be TEN points behind the LEADERS by Townsend, Lennon and Co wreck havoc into your pathetic MIDTABLE defence at the Lane.
Fergie saw it coming a country mile off and jumped ship at the right....... hahahha!!!
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Nov 25, 2013 12:47 Flag
Rafael = a liability and an accident in waiting.
Vidic = AGING and past it at this level.
Kagawa = Not fit to lace Diaby's boot. Moyes obviously doesn't rate him that much hence all the nonsense talks of his return to Dortmund.
RVP = Wenger-made, the ONLY notable absence in your list.
Jones = jack of all trades, master of none. Come back when Jones knows what position he's good at, haha Rikk!
Carrick = too slow and would struggle to make the sub bench at ANY of the TOP 4 sides.
- 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.'
Currently banned for 3 matches for his stamp on Man U's Adnan Januzaj under new FA disciplinary system despite been yellow carded by the referee during the match.
I wonder what the Fulham defender Sascha Riether made of Rooney's latest crazy kick on Mutch.
Thing is, Fellaini and some Man U players were calling for the FA to throw the book at Riether after their game against Fulham. Hopefully Rooney won't escaped punishment to become the second player to be charged by the FA under a new pilot scheme where a panel of 3 ex- referees reviews video evidence of incidents not seen by match officials or deemed worthy of a red card.
I guess that's the LUCK Man U needed to hang on to a famous DRAW against the mighty Cardiff..........hahahahaha!!!
Welcome back to the real world deluded Man U fans, the squad is AVERAGE and Cardiff DOMINATED play from the OFF with LION SHARE of POSSESSION.......... HAHAHA!!!
- 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 11:15 Flag
"I doubt very much if my clone is Butch, not that it bothers me."
Rikki won't do such a thing.
I'm pretty sure Rikk has bigger fish to fry than resorting to sumfin petty such as cloning IDs.
Anyone seen Rikk lately? I thought he was meant to be back by the end of September from his Asia itinerary, lol.