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Rooney Taken Off Again

In our match preview we predicted that having been substituted in the previous game, Wayne Rooney would be up for it this time around.

As it turned out Wayne helped himself to a brace but didn`t look to be in top form and, although he was on a hat-trick he was withdrawn for the second game on the trot.

Speaking about the situation afterwards, Sir Alex Ferguson remarked about Rooney,

"Wayne has to play on the edge of a game, when it is really close and competitive."

"When the game gets to the casual bit he is worse than the rest of them. He gets really casual about it."

"It is better when he is on the edge, then he is marvelous."

All rather strange don`t you think!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 16 2012

Time: 4:36PM

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He was poor by his standards and deserved to get subbed. The sub last week v Wigan confused me because we were chasing the game and he was one of the few players we had who could change the game. This week however, the game was wrapped up, he needs a rest and it was evident through his poor performance.
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16/04/2012 20:25:00

Did you not see him arguing with Fergie on the touchline during the Wigan game then TF7? of course indiscipline like that doesn't happen at U*d does it?
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17/04/2012 11:47:00

Well at least he hasn't gone playing golf for months on end while getting paid cos he had a disagreement with his boss.......
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17/04/2012 18:10:00

You couldn't be on about Carlos Tevez he plays when he wants could you niteworlok?
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17/04/2012 20:38:00

I ask a question about indiscipline at U*d and I don't get an answer, instead I get the typical Rag diatribe sent back my way. NW, just for the record, the money that T***z was paid when he went AWOL has since been taken back by the club but don't let facts get in the way of a good story eh?
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18/04/2012 09:16:00

Of course indiscipline occurs at United, I discipline occurs at all clubs so that's just a silly question really. The difference is, at Unted the players get slapped back into position and they dont act out in the same manner again and if they do he shows them the exit door. Not a single United player would get away with what Balotelli and Tevez have got away with with Mancini. I applauded Mancini for the way he handled Tevez up until he started selecting him again in the team. In the same manner I thought telling Balotelli that's it that's the final straw your gone was great, someone who constantly breaks club curfew and rules and then acts like a (unt on pitch doesn't deserve to be at the club but as per usual Balotelli gets away with it and Mancini goes back on his I'm probably selling him. That said, all the othe City players are well behaved.
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18/04/2012 09:36:00

This isn't the first tine I've seen Slur and Shrek rowing on the sideline and it certainly won't be the last, so your claim about being shown the door is rubbish. You do understand why T***z had to be used again don't you? The legal reasons? His transfer value? I'd be more upset if T***z was allowed to do next to nothing and receive them wages rather than be used to our gain when we couldn't move him on in January. Mario constantly breaks curfew rules, does he? Twice and he was fined on the second occasion. Does acting like a (unt on the pitch include having the best strike rate for minutes played in the PL?
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18/04/2012 10:05:00

No it's more to do with stamping on people's heads (Parker), high foot challenges to the knee (Song) and chest (Europa last year) not too mention the post kicking and ground kicking because something didn't go your way, arguing with team mates over who gets to take the free kick and throwing a strop. How much of a (unt he is is epitomised by his players walking past him when he faked being injured and also his manager admitting to wanting to punch him. His talent is undeniable but his bad influence is also undeniable and when Mourinho says you're unmanageable, there's got to be a reason behind it. Many players have rowed with Fergie but a row doesn't warrant being told to leave at Man U, how you act is what gets you kicked out of united and there's many examples of its ether Fergies way or you're out.
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18/04/2012 11:09:00

How much influence does a 21 year old actually have on a squad mate? His indiscipline on the pitch is no worse than Shrek's was at a similar age and pales in comparison to Cantona's at a much older a presumably more mature age, yet Fergie stuck by them. There's quotes from Lescott doing the rounds today defending Mario, because he can see through the media bull****.
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18/04/2012 11:14:00

I see no reason to continue arguing with you because you're only ever going to see it your way. Lescott is the only city player to defend him, what does that tell you? Everyone else can see Balotelli and Tevez for the disharmonious influences they are on the squad. Rooney might of had discipline issues but it wasn't to a stage where he was breaking club curfew and rules, acting like a knob to get headlines e.g. Setting off fireworks in his own home and making his teammates want to punch him in the face.
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19/04/2012 07:31:00

He didn't set off fireworks in his own home. 90% of the crap written about him is false. You really are a Sly Sports wet dream mate. Btw Rooney was dropped from a game this season for breaking curfew rules, was he not? As for seeing it my way, how is that any different to you?
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19/04/2012 09:34:00

Because when you prove me wrong bluedub I accept being wrong well what did Balotelli do as it was highly coincedental that he was then made the face for thw safety with fireworks campaign. Wasn't SkySports news I heard it from either. How many years has Rooney been at United and you can name one occasion where he broke curfew and he hasn't done it again since in comparison.....
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19/04/2012 12:02:00

If you really want to know the truth it can be found mate. A friend of his brothers lit the firework in the bathroom, he panicked and threw it in the bin, setting the place ablaze. This is the reason Mario had the 'Why Always Me?' t-shirt printed up, because he was getting blamed, yet again, for something he didn't do. The reason he did the safety campaign is because he is a good bloke at heart ( evident through his philantropy, eg helping Brazilian streetkids in the Favellas, funding a house for kids with disabilities in Italy and funding housing projects in Sudan to name a few ) and when he got the call asking would he do it he obliged. As for breaking his curfew, one was ordering a pizza at 1.45am and the other was being at a strip club a couple of nights before a game ( he's a teetotaller btw so no alcohol consumed ) and was subsequently fined. Hardly heinous crimes. Just one more point mate, every single thing Mario does is scrutinised to the extreme, moreso than any other footballer because of the Hollywood image the British press have built up for him, so every slight misdemeanour is magnified and exaggerated to sell papers. He is naively idiotic at times and he has that 'red mist' which is often seen in young players but he is not this (unt that he's made out to be, far from it. Make of that what you will.
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19/04/2012 12:28:00

famous is right - Indiscipline does happen at every club, and it happens at the rags with regular frequency according to several people I know with connections to the club. The main difference is that our club does not have journalists living under the threat of being permanently banned from City press conferences, training and live match coverage. The rags on the other hand are in the habit of banning anyone who says the slightest thing wrong about them - hence the brown noses of any journalist allowed into Old Toilet. Simple really, and yet another example of the manipulation employed by your disgrace of a manager. Can't wait until he's gone.
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20/04/2012 12:25:00


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