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  • dsteer_lfc_68 dsteer_lfc_68 Apr 30, 2008 05:10 Flag

    Man U in Moscow

    We know its Man U on one side of the all English Final. If that does not motivate Gerrard I don't know what will. Lost heartbreaker (again) at home, and had to deal with the Mancs plus ref at OT. Time for some revenge on Russian soil.

    Come on lads, lets put Chelsea out, and move on to the big game.

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    • her bloody here!
      It is going to be so very difficult against Chelsea though. I just cannot see which way this is going to go. Lampard is playing and that could go either way, but it is Essien that most worries me. Also SWP later in the game - i don't no why, but our defence and to a point our midfield really cannot handle players running at them. I will be mortified if sami starts, he seems so clumsy in the box, and is really exposed by pace, getting that way with carra too. Martin has been a revelation in my book - other players really don't seem to like him (scary looking thing he is)!

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      • Agree, its going to be tough, and already getting nervous. But this is Europe, and there is no-one we can't beat in Europe so got to go in with confidence. Seeing Rafa's press conference he looked very confident, which makes me think the squad is also, so we got to keep our heads and hopes up. If they beat us, they beat us, but we ain't going in lying down.

        As for Sami, agree on the running at him. He's never had speed, and whatever he did have is fading with the years. But, he's still a monster in the air, both attacking, and more importantly in defending, which could be crucial against Drogba. Also, that experience, and cool head could be vital. I'm sure Drogba is going to try it on tomorrow, and more so if he gets frustrated, so a cool head at the back maybe needed. Right now I'm thinking Carra on the right, Skrtel and Sami in the middle, and Riise left. And, of cource Masch doing his thing in front of them.

        But the key is going to be up front. Torres, Gerrard, Babel and Kuyt have to do it. We need them all to play well, link up, and of course score. Do that, and do it early, and we put Chelsea on the back foot, and we'll be on our way to Moscow.

      • Agree, its going to be tough, and already getting nervous. But this is Europe, and there is no-one we can't beat in Europe so got to go in with confidence. Seeing Rafa's press conference he looked very confident, which makes me think the squad is also, so we got to keep our heads and hopes up. If they beat us, they beat us, but we ain't going in lying down.

        As for Sami, agree on the running at him. He's never had speed, and whatever he did have is fading with the years. But, he's still a monster in the air, both attacking, and more importantly in defending, which could be crucial against Drogba. Also, that experience, and cool head could be vital. I'm sure Drogba is going to try it on tomorrow, and more so if he gets frustrated, so a cool head at the back maybe needed. Right now I'm thinking Carra on the right, Skrtel and Sami in the middle, and Riise left. And, of cource Masch doing his thing in front of them.

        But the key is going to be up front. Torres, Gerrard, Babel and Kuyt have to do it. We need them all to play well, link up, and of course score. Do that, and do it early, and we put Chelsea on the back foot, and we'll be on our way to Moscow.

    • Yup we need to get one over those Mancs.. I'm sick and tired of them gloating each time they beat us in the league.. well we know that when we're in the CL we step up a few gears.. so lets hope thats enough.. in 2005 we were written off at half time and we stepped up a few gears and won.. are Man Utd better then AC Milan ? hmmm I'm not so sure.. we've proven in the CL we can beat any1 .. as long as we go in there with no fear then we could be the victors..however lets not forget it's on neutral ground so I think it's too close to call !!

    • Yup we need to get one over those Mancs.. I'm sick and tired of them gloating each time they beat us in the league.. well we know that when we're in the CL we step up a few gears.. so lets hope thats enough.. in 2005 we were written off at half time and we stepped up a few gears and won.. are Man Utd better then AC Milan ? hmmm I'm not so sure.. we've proven in the CL we can beat any1 .. as long as we go in there with no fear then we could be the victors..however lets not forget it's on neutral ground so I think it's too close to call !!