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Terry Should Concentrate On His Own Performances

John Terry believes Manchester United have reached their peak during the last two seasons. Well, he must know it as he most certainly hasn't.

But does he have a point? Let's see what he had to say.

'I don't think they have got another level to go to,' he said.

'They've had a lot of players in their team who have hit the peak of their form in the last two years.'

'Rio's been awesome. Ronaldo's been unbelievable. I don't think we'll ever see that again. Rooney, Tevez, Giggs at his age - they've all been fantastic.'

Well, saying that Rio and Ronaldo have room to improve would be plain daft - I know it full well that they've been playing in the form of their lives. Rooney and Tevez, on the other hand... well, suffice to say that they should score more, especially our young Englishman.

But what does Terry have to do with it? I mean, does he have nothing better to do? Refine his penalty-taking technique, for example? HE certainly hasn't been at his peak for the past two seasons - or if he has, then we should lose little sleep over the threat of Chelsea...

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 13 2008

Time: 5:45AM

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I think you'll find Fergie started it!
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13/08/2008 06:35:00

exactly terry should concertarte on not slipping in games :D
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13/08/2008 08:34:00

Merlin's right. Is your memory that short? Fergie started it just lust week. Maybe he should concentrate on his own team then?
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13/08/2008 08:46:00

While I think Terry’s comments pointless and even erroneous, as has been mentioned, it was a direct response to SAF’s comments so it has everything to do with him. Pointless pre season mind games to help fill he papers if you ask me.
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13/08/2008 08:52:00

Sounds a bit like double standards to me. So its ok for your manager to come out with similar guff?
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13/08/2008 09:53:00

Fergie NEVER said Chelsea were past their best. But then again when you look at our team and Chelsea's, John Terry just sounds stupid. You look at Chelsea team of Anelka, Drogba, Deco, Lampard, Essien, Joe Cole, Ballack, SWP and compare them with Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez, Nani, Anderson, Scholes, Carrick, Hargreaves and tell me which set of players already look peaked???
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13/08/2008 13:45:00

Terry might not have been at his best the last 2 seasons but he has had 2 very disrupted seasons with injuries and so forth. This year he and the team are all fresh and ready to take the PL by storm. Gonna be a good battle. Watch out for the gooners too, people have seemed to have forgotten about them again
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13/08/2008 13:48:00

I for one am lovign the fact everyone in the media has been suckered into this whole "new-start" ***** Chelsea have pumped into their team. It will make it all the more pleasing then they crash and burn...again. Oh, as for peaking - im not surte how a team with an average age of nearly 30 can say they havent peaked whereas a team with players liek Ronaldo, Rooney, Nani, Anderson etc have. Other than that Di Santo guy (who wont get a game) and the amazingly crap pair of kalou and mikel - what chelsea players are under the age of 25?
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13/08/2008 14:47:00

You started it first.
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13/08/2008 14:48:00

Totally agree with Forever United: I looked at Terry's comments and couldn't believe it. United - reached their peak??? Well, yes, in terms of trophies, last season was pretty impressive, but our team is one of the youngest in the team, and there are plenty of players who are far from their peak. Rooney hasn't hit anything like his best form these past two seasons down to various things - mainly injury, and if he does really well this season, Terry'll be eating his words. Tevez is only really settling into the United team, and his partnership with Rooney is just starting to come good. He did pretty well last season, but he's had a good rest after he grew, and pre-season form promises a good season. Ronaldo's got a lot to prove to United fans, and a new striker (such as Berbatov) will have to claim his place in the team and shoudl score plenty of goals. And that's only four players... each United player has something to prove, and apart from the older players (van der Sar, Neville, Giggs, Scholes etc) they are mainly far from their peak. And the older ones never know whether this will be their last season, and last shot at a trophy, so will be giving it their best.
Man utd champions
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13/08/2008 19:34:00

As for Chelsea, the argument is, they've well passed their peak. The vast majority of their players must be nearer thirty than twenty. They, you could say, also had a veyr good season last year (Carling Cup Final, runner-up in league, Champions League Final) but because we picked up the actual trophies, we've peaked and they haven't? Just because United win a couple of big trophies, it doesn't mean we've peaked; far from it: just that we've managed to do really well early on, so when we do reach our peak (in a few years yet, John) Chelsea had better watch out.
Man utd champions
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13/08/2008 19:38:00

terry only said that because he knows he aint getting the england armband next week.
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13/08/2008 20:50:00

It's quite funny how Man Utd fans on here seem to get outraged so easily.
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13/08/2008 22:36:00

Monkeyg, maybe it is funny, but I'm sure terry wasn't having a laugh when he made those comments. The sad thing is he was actually being serious.
Man utd champions
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14/08/2008 09:16:00

i wonder why we pay attention to such comments.its only mind games. they dont have to be the end of the story, chelsea will wind up going on about how great a team they are, and that everyone else was superlucky but them, during these last few years and that THIS IS THEIR YEAR. The year they will play their super-football, that man u has shown its best and that they havent bla bla bla. At the end of the year, man u will be celebrating another huge campaing, with the EPL in their hands, The blues go on and on about their unlucky injuries, but they will never mention man u's 2006-7 title which saw only 13 players available since february till the end of the season, or rooneys numerous injury disruptions especially when he was starting to score every time.
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14/08/2008 11:35:00

just ignore all the erroneous comments its not worth it
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14/08/2008 11:37:00

Terry is trying to get into United's heads me thinks. Good luck.
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15/08/2008 17:41:00

Fergie lost his dummy again, has opinions on all other Clubs but doesn't like it when the compliments returned
Tiny T
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17/08/2008 05:33:00

Yeah, Tiny T, but he does have a point because most of your players are quite old (in football terms). He didn't say Chelsea wouldn't win the League, just that we've coped with Mourinho in the past, and it would be very hard to better his achievements, so you'll have to play really well to win the League (which you will). Terry's comments about United, when our squad consists mainly of youngsters just doesn't make sense, and just makes him sound ridiculous.
Man utd champions
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20/08/2008 09:39:00


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