Manchester United Message Board
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 8, 2014 15:09 Flag
I don't buy the ''not mentally prepared'' charge as Ozil, Per are all battle hardened players who have all played in difficult grounds before, we were just awful in every department, an OFF day. End of.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 8, 2014 14:56 Flag
No, Brittania Stadium is a tough place to go. Stoke also defeated Chelsea. A Chelsea side that outplayed City.
Arsenal took it out of your hands today no doudt.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 8, 2014 14:50 Flag
You should be very disappointed with this result, Rikki.
With that shower of #$%$ of performance by Arsenal at Anfield, we have ensured that Liverpool will finish above Man U. If we had taken something out of the game, it would have given Man U a glimmer of hope. Not anymore.
Put simply, we were awful from every department on the pitch and second best in 50/50 challenges. We made Kolo look like a world beater.Never seen nothing like that would be an understatement. Anyway, roll on Wednesday night....
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 6, 2014 17:12 Flag
"My question was about the players on the roster before a ball is kicked and before any player in injured. It might be that you find it difficult to develop an opinion on that but don't come with a pseudo intellectual reply about results." ??
Govinda, may I remind you that you're one of the "doubting Thomas" Jack was referring to in his thread. At the start of the season (2013-14), YOU posted that the reigning Champions, Man City and Chelsea will be challenging for honours this season.
YOU said that Arsenal haven't a cat in hell's chance of challenging for the title race 'before a ball is kicked and before any player in injured'.
I'm surprised that you have suddenly changed your tune and now ranked* Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool ABOVE Man U, a side that YOU said 'before a ball is kicked and before any player in injured' last August will be challenging for all the major honours with City and Chelsea.
* "3. Arsenal; 4. Spurs; 5. Liverpool; 6. Man U "
YOU also said that Spurs have a better squad than Arsenal and will finish the season above Arsenal back in August when they embarked on their summer's over 100m pounds spending spree if I may jog your memory, Govinda.
In truth, the only poster resorting to 'a pseudo intellectual' argument is YOU, Govinda and I think you should be man enough admit that you got it all wrong. What has changed markedly from the views you held back in August that Arsenal aren't strong enough to finish in the top 4 places? Don't tell you're looking at the **results** too.......
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 5, 2014 13:01 Flag
There's no such thing as ''the best squad on paper''. I take it you mean the *deepest* squad on paper, Govinda? The only way to find which of the teams has 'the best squad on paper' is by looking at actual results, and as things stand, nobody in the country would doubt that Arsenal have 'the best squad on paper' which I'm sure isn't what you're asking.
Looking at your ranking, if Suarez picks up an injury which sidelined the player for 4-5 matches or suspended again (unlucky for Liverpool) as a result of the player's unquenchable thirst for blood, I'm sure that would affect your ranking massively and let in both Man U and Everton above them in the ranking. The point I'm getting at is there are all sorts of factors which can influence your ranking. Were City to lose David Silva to injury, that would impact the creative side in City's games massively, same logic applies to Chelsea (e.g. Hazard).
I think it's better to look at how teams are performing *on the pitch* rather than debating on a highly subjective topic about ''Who has the best squad on paper?''.
Just my tuppence worth.
They dominated City all over the park, and City showed up as over-hyped team who always get lucky with poor decisions, but none tonight.
Well done Chelsea, City only lead the table for a few days before they surrendered the lead to the best team in the league The Arsenal.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 3, 2014 10:12 Flag
Moyes' Man U are breaking all sorts of records this season, and they aren't the ones he'd be proud of. If you're a Man U fan, look away now:
- most defeats in a season since the advent of the EPL,
- the most expensive bench-warmer bought in football history,
- the first Man U manager to be beaten by a Charlie Adam's 'worldy', lol.
- etc, etc.
As they say, when it rains, it pours.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 3, 2014 09:37 Flag
*** ''Who the hell would want your support MCMXCIX(what's that spell. PRICK?), when all you can do is pick bl..dy holes in everything Arsenal(except when we are winning). '' *** ???
This is new territory for me, Baldrick.
I've been accused in the past of supporting Lord Wenger steadfastly on this same forum and for being ''a Wenger sheep'' by the doom and gloom merchants, this is at a time when the team were struggling badly for form one reason or another.
You are barking up the wrong tree, Baldrick.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 1, 2014 18:23 Flag
Hi Rikki, I'd have said before Man U's match vs Stoke that Man U did best in the transfer window. But Mata didn't turn up today or justify his club record fees, Man U can't afford it especially with Liverpool in the form of their lives. No wonder Mourinhno didn't believe his luck when Moyes offered £37.5m for a Chelsea's bench-warmer. I think the problem for Moyes is it 's counter-productive to accommodate both Mata and Rooney in the same starting 11, one of them (Mata or Rooney) has to sit on the bench for the good of the side.
Back to the topic, it has to be Sunderland for me. I think Poyet did some great business this window which would stand them in good stead at the business end of the season.
What a great result for them in their relegation battle.
I thought at the time that it was a daft decision by them to get rid of the hoofball tactician Pulis, but not on this performance by Sparky's 'pass masters', lol.
A well deserved 3 points for them against a very strong Man U side including Mata, Rooney, RVP, De Gea, Carrick and Chicaritos.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 31, 2014 17:26 Flag
He's played 8 times and scored 1 goal for Spartak this season (2013-14) according to his page on ESPN Sports, although the above appearances could be Substitute appearances in the 90TH minutes just to run down the clock for his team., lol!
What has Wenger got himself into? I hope Kim fails his medical if this is true. We don't need another potential figure of ridicule in our squad.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 31, 2014 12:46 Flag
A few shady deals going on, John.
Fulham flop Adel Taarabt and Chelsea's bench-warmer Essien heading to the San Siro to attempt to save their flagging season. How the mighty have fallen.
I hope Wenger has learned his lessons on Scillacci- type signings as Kim could turn out to be a poor signing for us, don't think any of our fans would be exciting about this.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 31, 2014 10:50 Flag
Apparently, his release clause expired last season according to Schalke's GM.
My main concern with Klose is he's too slow and I think that would be an hindrance for him against Premier League defenders, I'd prefer to see more of the inexperienced youngster Sanogo than Klose in our side, additionally Bendtner is also available who knows the league inside out.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 31, 2014 10:38 Flag
"if we beat Liverpool at home, and Everton away" ?
Rikki, lets assume Man U defeated the two Mersey sides, but all other things being equal, I still think Man U would fall short of top 4 placing due to the superior goals difference by Liverpool. With the form SAS are in right now, the goals difference is going to get larger by the game, not shorter.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 31, 2014 09:48 Flag
This is interesting, Wenger is being quoted as saying that he's 80% certain that Arsenal are going to sign a midfielder today, but who?