Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Our Old Friend Avram Is Back

Our Old Friend Avram Is Back

The big news of the week is that Avram Grant has been named as Portsmouth manager. The Israel man used to work as technical director at the club before taking over the reins at Chelsea after Mourinho's abrupt exit.

He was ridiculed at that time and I must admit I laughed at his dourness and his muppetlike appearance - but in hindsight I have to say that he did a damn good job that season. United had an incredibly great team yet that Chelsea pushed us to the limits in the league and in the Champions League as well. Scolari and Hiddink could not do this against a much weaker Manchester United side last season...

So I have some respect for Grant now and fully agree with Sir Alex's sentiments that he's capable of keeping Pompey up - even though he clearly needs some investment in players to do that as the current bunch looks inadequate for survival. But in a way I'm rooting for Grant and do you know why?

His name is forever linked with one of the greatest nights of my life as a fan. He is part of that night in Moscow, just as Sammy Kuffour is very much a part of the whole package that is Nou Camp 1999. They might not remember those nights as fondly as I do but I'll never forget them. So, for me, tomorrow's visit to Fratton Park will be like greeting an old friend, a friend whom I haven't seen in a long time and who is not really keen on recalling our last meeting...



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday November 27 2009
Time: 4:02PM

Comments

0
but for a wobbly penalty spot caused by the torrential rain we'd have re-written your history!
Merlin
27/11/2009 20:54:00
0
Chelsea would have won the title last season if Hiddink was hired earlier, he's probably been their best manager for many years, better than ancelotti in my opinion just look at what he did with malouda. He turned him from a disaster to a great winger in the space of a few weeks and he also got drogba to play good again. We should look at hiring him once fergie's retired
khoder
27/11/2009 23:25:00
0
Ifs, buts, shouda, coulda, woulda! If we got a penalty 2 years ago we would have got to the fa cup final, won and done the treble. Truth is, I hope we dont suffer at the hands of new manager syndrome tomorrow. Pompey arent great, but its a horrible place to go. If they get an early lead, park the bus and then play their hearts out for avram it could be a horrible match. Ideally, we win 5-0 and then chelsea lose or draw.
tuscan3000
28/11/2009 05:50:00
0
Would wish him luck for the rest of the season but today my friend u have to lose,its a huge game for us and then its up to the next big one,a draw in that one would be ideal.
Antriksh (abmtd)
28/11/2009 06:54:00
0
he started his managing career in england with chelsea and played man u and got beat this time he is with protsmouth and im sure he will get beat again
leeimp95
29/11/2009 12:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Set to Raid Spurs for Dier

As Mourinho looks to improve the squad for next season.

Shaw Dropping Down the England Pecking Order

Due to first team inactivity at Old Trafford.

United In Police Investigation

After homophobic chanting!

Ferguson Reckons the Europa League is the best Route

Failing to qualify for the Champions League last season was a bitter pill to swallow.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea10%
Bailly1%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young1%
Carrick1%
Fellaini3%
Valencia54%
Mata2%
Rashford3%
Lingard22%
Rojo2%
Martial1%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Aloffy1
Write for Vital Football