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  • what does "the special one" gain by always sayin we are under more pressure than chelsea

    is it a poor attempt at mind games or is he just feeling the pressure himself and trying to deflect some of it?

    or is it fear talking?

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    • Normally I discount out out hand whatever Maureen says, but actually think a lot of what he said made some sense.

      Yes the pressure is on us to perform. We've got new owners, and spent heavy (not has heavy as others) in the off season.

      Fact is if we finish with no silverware and 20+ points off this coming season, then Rafa will be looking in the help wanted ads. I'm not saying we need to win the prem this year, but we better be a real contender down the line.

      But Maureen also said managers welcome that kind of pressure, which I think was a compliment to Rafa. He maybe trying to set the stage to explain Chelsea not performing as well as expecations, but the fact is that come teh end of the season there are at least 3 managers from those who finished in the top 4 last season who will have their jobs in jeapardy if they don't perform.

    • he now genuinley sees us as a major threat and is playing mindgames

      same as fegie thats why he doesnt want heinze to join us as it will make us stronger and he already considers us a major threat

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      • Not a major threat, just one of the top 4 threats , level with Tottenham, but behind Arsenal and waaaaaaaaayyyy behind Manchester United. You all know its between United and Chelsea for the title, and 2 from 3 out of Liverpool , Arsenal and Tottenham for a Champions League place.

        You are all a bit drunk on the pre season joys of Fernando 'the unproven one' Torres. Hit the ground running Fernando ................... or ?

    • What makes me laugh is that he came out a couple of days ago and stated that he was going to take a more laid back approach this season, that lasted all of a few days.
      Just goes to show he can't help engaging his mouth before his brain kicks in.
      But he is entertaining i'll give him that, even if it is un-intentional most of the time.

    • The guys a complete muppet.

      "It's been four years with Benitez and they want the Premiership," Mourinho said. "They don't hide it - Benitez, the players, they all speak about winning the title.

      Well we know he REALLY wants the European CUP. How gutted must he have been when we came back against Milan in 2005!!

    • Firstly Maureen if i had an ignore button for him i'd click it..not interested..same stuck record over and over...why the press still love him God only knows...Room 101..straight in.
      As for SAF his lack off humility still grates but you cannot argue with the record.Utd have won 9 titles for various reasons but having him as manager has been a massive influence..as for his tactics..in the EPL he knows his stuff..CL..not so clever..as for the money.Utd have spent better..i'm not going to say any different..both have signed huge failures over the years but regretably for us we've signed more...

    • it wasn't so much him trying to divert pressure onto us which p*ssed me off, it was him saying if we don't win anything this year, gerrard, carra and riise will be off. what a pr*ck! you can't speculate on players futures like that!

    • howl1892

      we won it 9 times we won it 9 times!

      we won the prem 9 times and youve never won it you stupid fuckbag!

      It must really grate you, Who cares about your titles from years and years ago!!

      You were just a twinkle in your daddys napsack then you stupid gobshite!!

    • i find the net spending argument to be irrelevant myself but in the case of fergie i have already stated my belief that he is merely a figurehead for the fans and the real manager is carlos quieroz

    • "As for "buying" the league, wake up mate,football is business (unfortunatly) if you don't spend big you will not win the league."

      Exactly. It's somewhat pointless having the league at times, as so few teams have any real chance of winning. Go back to the years before the Prem and big money-big business (began with MU going public), and 6-8 teams had a real chance of winning each year. Now, depending on the odds, it's only 1-4 teams who could win the title in any year. Where's the competition? Where's the sport? Long gone. Equaling out squad costs and wages, Everton probably would have won the league in '05.

    • Vlad, supporting a team who really could be considered a flash in the pan I really don't see how your judgement of what Liverpool may or may not achieve can be justified... Yes, everything we have achieved is history and yes we've had a long barren spell but lets be honest, you can't really be sure of any longevity with the recent success you've had.... The cracks are there for all to see and they may well get bigger my friend! Over the coming years I think the train spotting Ruski might just get a bit bored with his new toy when the winning stops and then lets see what happens! Your post sound like you went to the same school as the unshaven, greasy haired moaner who manages your team!

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