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Tony Adams Is Still Working Against United!

Fergie wrote in his autobiography how much he admired Tony Adams and that 'I can't wait for him to retire'. Well, he did, yet it seems he can't stop undermining United!

Today he had the perfect opportunity to deliver a memorable win as Rafa Crackin' Benitez fielded a team at Fratton Park which was simply baffling. Sure enough, Liverpool were terrible and Portsmouth even took the lead. I envisaged the headlines about Liverpool's feeble challenge being over... how wrong I was.

First, ex-Liverpool player Peter Crouch's woeful backpass was handled by ex-Liverpool player David James. Free-kick inside the box, Aurelio rammed it home.

Oh well. Pompey soon went ahead again (the tremendously overrated Reina made yet another mistake) and it looked like they might hold on. However, Adams' pupils had other ideas. Anyone care to explain that how a former defender like himself can tolerate what Distin and Campbell regularly do this season? This time, they simply refused to clear the ball no matter how Torres and Kuyt tried to screw up Liverpool's attack and in the end the dippers equalised.

Then when a draw looked almost assured, they left Torres totally unmarked and he scored another... If Pompey weren't sliding towards relegation with alarming speed I'd say Adams is doing it on purpose - their defending was unreal!

Oh well. United can regain top spot with a win or a draw tomorrow and still have a game in hand against the worst away side (bar Stoke) of the top flight. But it would have been so satisfying to see another dismal Liverpool draw or defeat... well, you can't have everything I suppose.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 7 2009

Time: 8:28PM

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I was probably more upset about that loss than any Pompey fan would be at that point. How they could've EASILY come away with all the three points if they just kept their heads! What on earth were Crouch and Distin thinking!??? Oh well, I guess we'll have to put them back in their place!
ForeverUnited
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08/02/2009 03:29:00

Love your arrogance mate - "have to put them back in their place". And you go on about how Tony Adams is working against you - Of course he'd put his reputation as a manager on the line just to deny united the title, with absolutely no regard for his own job security. They really are all out to get United. BOO!
fifthcolumnblue
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08/02/2009 07:28:00

Villa fan here. Well well well what a weekend. Now every Villa fan knows this even the most die hard fan knows that we will not win the title. But i would love it to go back to the start of the premiership where it was Man Utd and Villa challenging for the title. I think we will be in the Champions Legaue next season,i just hope that we can sort of challenege you lot at the top. Good luck for the season i woulden't put it past you to win on every front. UTV
Jonesy08
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08/02/2009 11:16:00

Now that we have won againt west ham,the game against city for liverpool has heaped more pressure and without Gerrard they are not the same team we all know that,I guess the team with the better defence,better organisation will win as both have a fairly good attack.
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