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More Injuries - Now Carrick, Giggs And Campbell

More Injuries - Now Carrick, Giggs And Campbell

At least Carlos Tevez will be back for the Portsmouth game. That's about the only positive after yesterday's frustrating 1-1 draw against Newcastle.

Michael Carrick was forced off after only 25 minutes with an ankle injury and will have to miss the next two weeks of the season. He won't be able to play at Portsmouth or the European Super Cup game against Zenit.

Ryan Giggs's recurring hamstring injury reared its head again and Sir Alex had no choice but to substitute the veteran Welshman, thus depriving us of further attacking edge. How long he will be out we do not know, let's hope he'll be back against Portsmouth.

And to cap an unbelievable week, another attacker, Frazier Campbell also picked up a knock - it looks like there's some evil plan to deprive us of all our strikers and midfielders.

This injury crisis is almost unprecedented though last season, of course, saw something similar. At one point during the autumn, we had an entire first eleven on the sidelines - yet all we heard was how unlucky Chelsea were with their injuries. Just like in 2006/07, when Vidic missed more games than Terry yet Chelsea supposedly lost the title because we were 'lucky' with injuries.

Pundits make no excuses for us of course: we are expected to beat anyone with the entire first-team out, it's only poor little Chelsea with their limited funds and small squad who cannot afford losing one or two players. So, the usual stuff.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Monday August 18 2008
Time: 12:32PM

Comments

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If our woeful play against you at Wembley & at Chelski is anything to go by, you won't miss them!!!
storagematt
18/08/2008 12:49:00
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It always annoys em how the media seem to gloss over our injury problems, yet unlucky Chelsea are suffering, and poor little Arsenal didn't win the Title last season due to the disastrous amount of injuries. To name just a few (seriously) we've had to do without our influential captain (Mr United Neville) for the past year and a half; Rooney's been on and off for the last two or three seasons with a worryingly frequent pattern of illness and injuries; our only real out-and-out striker has played about as many games as you can count on two hands in the past two or three years; Ronaldo's just out for a couple of months; Scholes - who arguably makes us tick - was out for about six months last season... the list goes on, yet NO ONE seems to notice (or care). I know it's no excuse, and we should perform well whatever, but the amount of injuries we have had puts every other team in the shade YET we have just won the Double.
Man utd champions
18/08/2008 12:54:00
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*me
Man utd champions
18/08/2008 12:55:00
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Going on your opinion of Portsmouth, storagematt, I'm starting to worry that it'll either be a 0-0 draw, or whoever wins will win by default. We have an exceptionally bad record at your place, and I know I'm sounding desperate just one game in, but I really am quite worried about how United are doing :(
Man utd champions
18/08/2008 12:57:00
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Every football fan gets the feeling the media is against them trust me.
sw6cfc
18/08/2008 13:13:00
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we have three really hard away games coming up next.
rooneyisgod
18/08/2008 14:22:00
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Yeah, I suppose, sw6cfc, but it's not so much the media's against us, more they're just ignoring us totally lol. And yes, rooneyisgod, no worries there, then.
Man utd champions
18/08/2008 17:10:00
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yeah fixture list isnt any help :| Portsmouth, liverpool and chelsea away :( if we beat chelsea at stamford bridge that would make my season tbh lol :P :P
Reddevils4ever89
18/08/2008 17:12:00
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Isn't this the BESTEST ever football team with the BESTEST ever squad? Get over it you moaners! Excuse #38,451 coming out of Yankiescum utd
bseymour
19/08/2008 06:59:00
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cry me a river. injuries are what they are. everyone needs to get past the club bias and focus on what's in front of them. every player has their own recovery time and schedule. and lets not compare teams in this vein. you'll be fine. you weathered this last term and there were no complaints when you were lifting the trophy. everything will work itself out.
forza chelski
19/08/2008 19:37:00
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