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  • A Yahoo! User Jan 7, 2009 01:00 Flag

    THE SAD DECLINE OF MANCHESTER UNITED

     

    all may have appeared sunny last season...... however, the future looks bleak.... so enjoy it while it still lasts....

    1. top performers of the double-winning side like tevez, ronaldo, and anderson are already dreaming of leaving... ronaldo: "IT IS MY DREAM TO PLAY FOR REAL MADRID"... anderson off to inter: "IT IS A DREAM COME TRUE TO PLAY FOR A COACH LIKE MOURINHO".... tevez: "I'M OFF TO ANY CLUB THAT OFFERS A 5 YR CONTRACT".... in this era, no contract can hold a player down once he has decided on leaving

    2. key experienced players retiring..... that form the backbone of the side like giggs, scholes.... how valuable are the experienced players? just ask arsenal what they have won since vieira left... NOTHING

    3. experienced players cannot be replaced because the current financial crisis has hit AIG hard, which is the glazers' main source of revenue..... they will surely sell to raise funds... there's not going to be any transfer funds to purchase adequate quality replacements... especially in a market where city is playing... the prices will be sky-high...

    4. add to all that the most successful manger ever retiring....

    5. rival clubs already have no fear.... mourinho was orderd champagne at the training ground to celebrate with the players when inter drew united...

    things could very easily go tits up in a couple of years.... obrigado!!

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    • This guy is somewhat CRAZY how can he SINGLE-HANDEDLY get so many ratings all the time? :D


      Some people just get crazy all day. :D

    • Yeah thats true,do you think they should hand back all the trophy's they're going to win again this year.....

    • " rival clubs already have no fear.... mourinho was orderd champagne at the training ground to celebrate with the players when inter drew united... "

      This could be the most idiotic post I've ever heard.

      • 2 Replies to vlad
      • Jose de pomba i dont want to sound insulting but you really do make yourself sound a complete and utter pillock , Like most soccer loveing portugese you seem to think the sun shines out of mourinho backside . your knowledge of the English game and United in particular is crap and im not going to even waste my time talking to you about the United squad . Can i just ask who your team is ?? must be a portugese side musnt it ? or by your obviously knowledge or lack of knowledge on liverpool it might be them which would really make sence wouldnt it seeing as your not even a scouse or English !! go and learn something about United then come back and we may take some notice ...then again i doubt it
        Bom dia , Otario

    • Jose,

      You know very little about Football.
      Lets look at facts: Liverpool have not won a premier league title since it started. You have won one European title since the 90`s (against a team that fell asleep at half time 3 nil up).
      LIVERPOOL WERE A FORCE IN THE 70`s & 80`s. They have been poor for many seasons and are just bordering on reasonable now. Liverpool are a one trick pony, lose Gerrard to injury (or Wormwood Scrubs) and u would be 5/6.
      As for Man U everyone keeps saying the same things: Bryan robson goes/Cantona goes/Keane goes but we keep replacing them and WINNING. I forget but i think we have doubled your european hall in the 90s and 00s? We have won how many Premierships???
      As for funding you forget we have just spent £17m again on bringing in players to replace the likes of Giggs/Neville.
      Yes AIG are in trouble but Man U are now effectively backed by the US Govt. Gillett & Hicks in case you forget are also american - where is that new stadium by the way????
      You ought to stick to your day job mate, cause you no nowt about football or economics

    • Jose,

      You know very little about Football.
      Lets look at facts: Liverpool have not won a premier league title since it started. You have won one European title since the 90`s (against a team that fell asleep at half time 3 nil up).
      LIVERPOOL WERE A FORCE IN THE 70`s & 80`s. They have been poor for many seasons and are just bordering on reasonable now. Liverpool are a one trick pony, lose Gerrard to injury (or Wormwood Scrubs) and u would be 5/6.
      As for Man U everyone keeps saying the same things: Bryan robson goes/Cantona goes/Keane goes but we keep replacing them and WINNING. I forget but i think we have doubled your european hall in the 90s and 00s? We have won how many Premierships???
      As for funding you forget we have just spent £17m again on bringing in players to replace the likes of Giggs/Neville.
      Yes AIG are in trouble but Man U are now effectively backed by the US Govt. Gillett & Hicks in case you forget are also american - where is that new stadium by the way????
      You ought to stick to your day job mate, cause you no nowt about football or economics

      • 2 Replies to PHILLIP W
      • nice put down m8 can you come over to the liverpool boards and do it there aswell cause the nonce aint no liverpool fan either as far as i know hes a fat cockney in his 40's who lives with his mummy and reads kiddy porn all day

      • Phillip, I think you need to step back and think about this, instead of jumping up for the bait that Jose has put out. On the so call facts, I'm not sure our exactly on the mark. Yes its been a heck of a long time since Liverpool won the title, but think how many years man u were out in the wilderness before you eventually started your, admittidly, long run of success.

        Also, I've heard this one trick pony song before, but you keep changing the words. Now your again saying its all about Gerrard, while last season, it was Torres who was the star of your lyric. Now they are both fit, which one is it? I'll also remind you, that most actually think its Alonso who's been the best player so far this season, and if you think about what's changed between this season and last, the only major change that has made a significant impact is Reira on the wing.

        So, when you consider that we did beat you in our last meeting, with Torres out, and Gerrard not on for the majority of the game, how does the song go? Is it no trick pony, but better than man u, or something else? But if just bordering on reasonable is what Liverpool are, as they sit top of the table, I'm not sure what that says about all the teams, including you, who sit below us? Are you actually slagging off your own team as being less than reasonable?

    • hate to say it but looks like pombal was right. a look into the future? 0-1 down to deby. uh-oh.

    • Obviously following in Fergusons footsteps is going to be hard for whoever it is dsteer. Thats why United will put a lot of work in to selecting the right sort of candidates that they hope have the right sort of personality and temperament to cope with such a task, hence why they probably already have a shortlist drawn up now.
      I think another thing that makes a big difference to how a club manages the change, is what happens with the rest of the coaching/backroom staff at the club. If a new manager completely overhauls everybody then of course it is going to have a bigger effect than if somebody comes in to work with who is already there. We will be effected in some way to start with, anyone would be naive to think things will carry on without any real change. But how big an effect it has and for how long we won't know until it happens. I think the United squad has a lot more allegience to the club than you may think too. Obviously the foreign contingent will be the ones that are most likely to get unsettled if at all. Again it comes down to the man who comes in. A new manager could well come in and decide he doesn't like half the squad, you never know whats going to happen.
      Im still confident United will continue to be a big force, but there will be changes and they may take a season or two to adjust. Like ive said all you can do at this point is speculate

    • of course,the media never lie. thats why ronaldo still playing for us.obrigado this.....your about as interesting and engaging as the star newspaper, give yourself a clap on the back

    • I think right now, your maybe right, that Ronaldo maybe the first person tempted with a switch, but I'd also think about other foreign players, because unless they've been with Utd, or in English football for a long time, I think they have less allegience. Although, and this is an acedemic question, a lot can change over 2 or 3 years, so who knows who might be the most unsettled at that point.

      But another thing to look at is how you manage a change, especially of a character who casts such a large shaddow. If continuity is maintained things can go well, but if a new manager does not stamp himself on the team, the club risks not growing and making progress. Balancing between keeping things like the old boss, but moving forward to keep up with everyone else, is a tough act.

    • Think you should put a line through this one, Jose. Have a blow in the bag, it's definitely too strong the stuff you're on.

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