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- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 12:58 Flag
"What SAF was thinking when he bought Young, or replaced Nani on the right with Valencia, or thought Cleverley was first team material, is beyond me.
We have players loaned out who are better than this lot."
A refreshing, honest team appraisal by Rikki. Make no mistake, this is a galling admission by Rikki that the current Man U side aren't good enough, something most of us knew before a ball is kicked in anger last summer. The unbelievable thing is it took Rikki game FORTY-ONE of the season for him to come to terms with the decline of his side. Well, Rikki got there in the end, and that's what counts. ;)
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 12:27 Flag
Guillem Balague has proven to be very accurate with his transfer tidbits, he has all the right contacts with the two La Liga giants. For this reason, I think the Morata move to Arsenal could happen this coming summer but is a 22 year old Morata enough to strengthen our strike-force? I thought we were looking for another striker to replace or take the weight off his shoulders and not another work-in-progress.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 12:11 Flag
There's no way back for RVP, NOT in a million years at Arsenal. I think he may end up at one of the moneybag clubs who can afford his mercenary wages if he's still had it in him and got the legs which I'm beginning to doubt.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 12:00 Flag
I'm pretty sure Rikki has NO idea what's happening at his fast declining side. £550,000 per week attackers on the field last night and still can't breach Olympiakos' paper-thin defence line, poor, Rikki, very poor.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 11:41 Flag
So the fact Fergie rated Tom Cleverley above Pogba, and the latter "couldn't get a game" under Fergie means that Fergie is niw a bad manager, rikki?
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 11:27 Flag
I agree that Moyes is the lesser manager of the three, but laying all the blame at Moyes' door seem like a simplistic way of looking at what's going on at crumbling Man U right now. As a team, they've been in decline in the last 3 seasons before Moyes took over the managerial reign, Moyes is just unfortunate that their decline accelerated faster this season. Privately, Moyes would be shocked to find out how ordinary most of these Man U players are, Fergie knew that he got very lucky last season with that squad and that was the main reason he bailed out at the very first opportunity he had chance to do so. Moyes isn't a bad manager at all and he has managed to get the best out of many players during his time at Everton. Just look at the likes of Baines, Jagielka, Ross Barkley, Oviedo, Arteta, Lescott, etc, etc. These are decent, solid players who played under Moyes.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 10:31 Flag
Keep deluding yourself, rikki.
His thinly-veiled attack was aimed at one player and one player only, but you won't get it would you.
"Right now, I'm definitely a centre-forward. I'm after more goals,"
"When you play as a target man, you have to stay up front and help the team out by holding the ball up and waiting for support. That all comes with experience.
"It's a good role for me to play, and hopefully I can continue doing well there."
Van Purse $tring, speaking to Dutch broadcasting channel NOS after the match, said that:
"Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in," he said after being whether he was allowed to drop deep to get the ball.
"And when I see that, it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well. So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players."
"And, unfortunately, they are often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame."
There may be some truth to the imminent exit rumours of the Traitor as posted by Govinda, he's obviously unhappy with Rooney invading his zones. I won't be too surprised if he ends up at Galatasaray next season.
What a great finish by the Arsenal loanee.
I knew that Campbell had that in him, he won't have done his chances of sealing a move to the Emirates Stadium and a spot in our first team any harm with that finish.
I was honestly expecting Olympiacos to be on the receiving end of a real spanking by Man U, this is a damaging defeat to one of the weakest teams still remaining in the competition.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 25, 2014 10:03 Flag
What size pants do you wear, rikki?
How big is your manhood?
How many cubic centimetres does a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle engine have?
Where is the fuse box on a 1998 Harley Sportster?
Should we really subject ourselves to these sorts of juvenile non- topics, Rikki?
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 25, 2014 09:41 Flag
Points well made, Govinda.
He isn't worth that sort of money and he isn't the only player in their squad who are simply taking the #$%$ out of the club. Mata was on £70,000 per week at Chelsea, Man U bumped up his wages to a ludicrous £150,000 per week.
The knock-on effect in all these silly deals being handed out by Man U is that when it's time for our own players to re-negotiate their our deals with Arsenal, they may be thinking to themselves that if those average mid-table fodder up north with most probably no European footie next season can extract that sort of money from their club, why not them? This is probably the main reason Bacary Sagna is digging his foot in and refusing to extend his contract unless we match his £100,000 per week demand.
Ps, isn't it funny that Arsenal hater Rikki has shy away from this meaningful discussion relating to his club like the plague, typical of the man really.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 24, 2014 10:14 Flag
Rikki, on the subject of selling players whilst they're "still worth a few bob", I think Moyes missed a trick by handing Rooney a new 5 year contract on £300,000 per week. It's another act of desperation from Moyes in my view, this latest deal reminds me of the idiotic decision to hand the largely inconsistent Nani a new 5 year contract extension last summer. I think Moyes had a perfect chance to put his own stamp on squad, what better way of doing that than by getting rid of a wage-sucker like Rooney and tell him Man U couldn't afford his mercenaries wages with their Europa League football next season, and don't tell me that Rooney is worth HALF of the money he's currently getting at OT, he isn't, son. Man U could have bought THREE decent new strikers on £100,000 per week each who could have added more value to their squad, but instead missed that opportunity and let Rooney continue to hold them to ransom with his ridiculous wage demands. You couldn't make it up.
.....so we have to be ready and fight 100 per cent in every game, every competition,” he said.
“I am convinced we can win the league and we can win the cup as well. But we have to make a lot of effort.”
That's what I like to hear from our players, spot-on Sagna!
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 21, 2014 11:18 Flag
"Your opinion doesn't count because you aren't English, you're just a glory-hunting Dutchman"
You should be ashamed of yourself for having that thought, Rikki. Never mind posting on a PUBLIC forum. We’re not in the 60s anymore.
- Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 21, 2014 11:04 Flag
"you're just a glory-hunting Dutchman"
Tells you all you need to know about this small-minded,opinionated little RACIST turd, Govinda.