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Charlton: It's A Blessing In Disguise

Charlton: It's A Blessing In Disguise

Sir Bobby looks on the bright side of life, if there's any such thing after a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool. He believes this sobering loss might have come at the best possible time.

'I think there was just a little bit of stress, because we kept on winning matches.

'It helps to maybe turn the gas down a little bit, and a lot of pressure's maybe eased. I'm hoping we're going to do better because of this result.

'It wasn't a result anybody at Manchester United could be proud of, but you have to say Liverpool played really well and deserved to win.'


With all due respect Sir Bobby I disagree. Winning all those games did not increase stress and pressure, on the contrary: we have become a bit complacent. A less courteous man than Sir Bobby would possibly say that the players need a kick up their backside.

They got that from Liverpool and no doubt they got that from Fergie who, I repeat, must analyse his own mistake and his own complacency: had he prepared for this game as meticulously as for the one at the San Siro we could have avoided this embarassment. It looked like he simply did not devise his tactics carefully enough: he trusted Carrick and Anderson to do a job but gave them no special instructions when it was clear that one of them should occupy the space in which Gerrard operates.

So, the defeat might be a blessing in disguise, yeah, if A) Benitez gets a new contract and B) Fergie and the lads get back on the ground and start approaching games with more attention to detail. No radical action is needed, this team is still one of the finest in Europe and definitely better than Liverpool.

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Writer:Zae
Date:Monday March 16 2009
Time: 10:04AM

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OMG... your arrogance is unbelievable!!! Yes, Benitez will get a new contract, and with Parry gone he might actually sign the players he wants and needs, and then you''ll end up eating your words. If you're so much better than us, then why arent you ranked higher than us in Europe? And why do you still keep using Liverpool as the benchmark for your success? AND why could you only score two and concede 6 against us this season? Man - Just a bunch of sore losers
Smilezzz
16/03/2009 10:43:00
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OMG... your arrogance is unbelievable!!! Yes, Benitez will get a new contract, and with Parry gone he might actually sign the players he wants and needs, and then you''ll end up eating your words. If you're so much better than us, then why arent you ranked higher than us in Europe? And why do you still keep using Liverpool as the benchmark for your success? AND why could you only score two and concede 6 against us this season? Man - Just a bunch of sore losers
Smilezzz
16/03/2009 10:43:00
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Our arrogance is unbelievable? After that post! Haha! Let us not forget how arrogant you lot were until we took the top spot...
Tosswink
16/03/2009 13:51:00
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Our arrogance is unbelievable? After that post! Haha! Let us not forget how arrogant you lot were until we took the top spot...
Tosswink
16/03/2009 13:51:00
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Its the wake up call that was probably needed
denno4
16/03/2009 14:15:00
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Its the wake up call that was probably needed
denno4
16/03/2009 14:15:00
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We didn't even play well. It shows every other team that you can go to Old Trafford and take the points. It dents your supposed invincibility and for that, it will have more far reaching implications than simply the loss of 3 points. However, a fair referee helped. Lets hope more are as strong.
KB1
16/03/2009 15:18:00
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We didn't even play well. It shows every other team that you can go to Old Trafford and take the points. It dents your supposed invincibility and for that, it will have more far reaching implications than simply the loss of 3 points. However, a fair referee helped. Lets hope more are as strong.
KB1
16/03/2009 15:18:00
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...and we still have the easier run-in...
Tosswink
16/03/2009 17:20:00
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...and we still have the easier run-in...
Tosswink
16/03/2009 17:20:00
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