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Ref, It Was Me! 191 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 17, 2014 13:49 Member since: Mar 5, 2013
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    Transfer Deadline Day

    by John Jan 31, 2014 08:55
    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?

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    Transfer Deadline Day

    by John Jan 31, 2014 08:55
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 31, 2014 09:31 Flag

    With Ramsey now out injured for up to 6 weeks (confirmed this morning), anyone but Klose would do for me. Draxler would be an excellent signing tho.

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    Outplayed!

    by Old Mother Oink! Jan 29, 2014 04:48
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 30, 2014 14:56 Flag

    " if we got rid of Cleverley, Young, Valencia, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Fletcher and Evans" ?????

    WHY would you want to do that, Rikk?

    Are we playing Championship Manager here?

    I can fully understand the argument in getting rid of the useless Cleverley, the over-rated Evans who always have a nightmare against decent forwards, the aging Rio and the diving cheat Young. But there's no need to throw the baby out with the bath water which is essentially what you're trying to do here with that cull. Vidic, Fletcher, and Evra can still do a job for Man U despite the fact that they are getting on a bit, I'd still retain the trio in the squad due to their vast experience at the top level. They can still play a key role in helping the likes of Januzag, Zaha, and other inexperienced players develop the steelness and winning mentality needed to succeed at the top level, you can't buy that.

  • I'm surprised that many people aren't asking questions about their high pressing tactics game in game out and to think that they do that for 90 minutes every match is amazing. But where do they get their energy from?, as they don't seem to get tired playing that way. Normally, you would expect a team who play the way the Saints do in the first half to be gasping for breathe in the second period but not Southampton as they seem to be going from strength to strength which is weird.

    I'd like to hear the opinion of any budding Sports Scientist out there on this issue.

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    Outplayed!

    by Old Mother Oink! Jan 29, 2014 04:48
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 29, 2014 10:35 Flag

    ^their

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    Outplayed!

    by Old Mother Oink! Jan 29, 2014 04:48
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 29, 2014 10:34 Flag

    Talking about 'Man U', I checked the table after yesterday's Premier League matches and was very shocked that they are still rooted in 7th place below Everton.

    I honestly was expecting them to move up the table a couple of places thanks to a rare win in 2014 at OT.

    @ Rikki, where do you still Man U finishing in the table this season? I personally think Man U have got an almighty battle on the hand with Spurs for the last Europa League spots, but you never know with the luck of Man U, City could let them in into Europe through the back door by winning the Capital One Cup.

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    v Coventry

    by John Jan 25, 2014 10:25
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 26, 2014 13:14 Flag

    My mistake. Indeed, they were embarrassed by the struggling Swansea side.

    Just goes to show, it proves what most of us have known in the last few years that Man U are an average side and the main reasons they were on top then was due to the dubious decisions that they always get from the officials.

    Fergie now GONE, refs unafraid to do their job and the same group of players are being shown up as the pathetic, average MIDTABLE fodder we all know they are.

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    v Coventry

    by John Jan 25, 2014 10:25
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 25, 2014 17:26 Flag

    FA Cup 4th Round tie....... Man City vs Watford:

    TEAMS: Man City: Pantilimon, Richards, Demichelis, Lescott, Kolarov, Jesus Navas, Toure, Rodwell, Lopes, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Clichy, Fernandinho, Nastasic, Jovetic.

    That looks like City fielded a very strong side, Rikki, against the Championship bottom table side Watford too. So Wenger isn't alone in not under-rating opponents.

    Here's hoping that David Moyes won't take whichever side your MIDTABLE fodder are drawn to play in the FAC Fourth round tie lightly on Sunday, or else your bunch of LOSERS will be sent packing early in this season's FA Cup competition.

  • Ref, It Was Me! by Ref, It Was Me! Jan 22, 2014 23:59 Flag

    I've been very impressed with Vito's displays since he joined the Black Cats.

    I hope we have some sort of clause in his contract to buy-back in future if he turns out to be the 'real deal'.

    Well done Mannone and Sunderland, Good luck in the final...

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    Am I seeing things......???

    by Baldrick Jan 21, 2014 13:40
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Jan 22, 2014 13:36 Flag

    You ain't seeing double, Baldrick.

    Indeed, Man U are 7th in the table and the bookies' favourite for Europa League spot.

    I hope they give Moyes the time he needed to complete the job.
    ;)

  • 1st off I'm a Norwich fan so I know a thing or 2 about losing, but I feel sorry for Moyes, he's inherited the weakest Utd team in 20 years, & a small number of deluded fans are having a go at him for it, apart from Rooney, RvP, Vidic, Evra & De Gea, could you honestly see any other Utd player getting into the Man City, Chelsea, or Arsenal 1st eleven? I can't, even Everton, Spurs, & Liverpool have a stronger 1st eleven as a team than Utd.

    Now I know the usual argument will come from those deluded few, but seriously people, Utd are just about where they should be imo, missing RvP, & Rooney is a massive blow, No Scholes,or Scholes type player in mf, & it says something when 1 of your best players is 40 years old.

    I didn't expect anything different from Utd this season, new manager, he has to get them playing his football, he has to figure out his best players, who he would like to keep, & where he has to strengthen, & any money spent on players for the sake of it in the summer, & now, would be money wasted & lets be honest he will have to spend a good £120M+ to build a team as strong as Arsenal, Chelsea, & especially City, let alone a squad as good as them.

    I expect big movement from Utd in the summer, I can see no less than 5 top players arriving, Fergie knew he wouldn't be able to squeeze another title out of this team, & did the smart thing, Moyes is in a transition season, & can build his team how he wants to, the difference with Mourinho, & Pelagrini is they have inherited a ready made team, & Wenger has built his for the last few seasons.
    So stop the delusional we should be winning mentality, get behind your team, & realise that 4th place this season would be an achievement.

    By Dean Pakes, a Norwich City fan.

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    [MCMXCIX] - what I would like to add is all Man U fans should look at the whole picture, Fergie did leave behind an average squad bereft of creativity in the middle of the park. Your defence is awful too....