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Carrick Looks Forward To Spurs Match

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has told the 'Inside United' magazine that he can`t wait for his home debut, especially considering that it is against old club Tottenham Hotspur.

Injury knocked the former Spurs man out of the first league game at Old Trafford, and now the England midfielder is set to start against his former employer.

After such a quiet season start, Carrick will soon get enough action as United line-up Spurs, Celtic and then Arsenal in the coming week!

Carrick: 'To face your old team-mates is a great experience - you always want to come out on top. And then Arsenal, which is always such a huge game for this club. I can't wait.'

A hint perhaps as to why Carrick moved, he went on to mention that he was 'gutted' when Spurs missed out on Champions League, another reason (as if he didn't have enough?) to leave the club.

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The Journalist

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Date:Friday September 8 2006

Time: 8:26PM

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Change to most recent first says 14million signing. This would be a perfect time to prove it Michael!!!!!
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08/09/2006 20:43:00

Yeah I must agree. Hopefully he won't feel the pressure. There will be alot of people looking at him. With a bit of luck the West Ham saga will take some of the attention away from Carrick V Spurs.
Salford Red
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08/09/2006 20:44:00

I'm gled he left Spurs but he should have come to a side with real talent- like Arsenal!
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08/09/2006 20:46:00

The story did actually conitune to mention Arsenal. I just didn't think you were particularly important ;)
Salford Red
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08/09/2006 20:48:00

Well he actually admitted that he joined spurs so that he could move to Arsenal. So we must be a little bit important
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08/09/2006 21:00:00

davids and zokora will show him how to play football. and spurs will win 2-1 with united going 1 up. COYS
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08/09/2006 21:00:00

The joy about this site Tugboat is I can ignore whoever I want! Credit to you for bringing that point up though I struggle to see mr sticky's view about Davids???
Salford Red
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08/09/2006 21:12:00

talent at arsenal ha ha thats some funny *****
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08/09/2006 21:31:00

If you like French players I suppose Arsenal are fine. Good young talent, just a shame it's not English! Oh and dont start about Walcott nobody really cares.
Salford Red
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08/09/2006 21:39:00

im glad he left spurs in general, he could never tackle to save his life and the team often had to play around him. now if spurs were to let zokora settle in by playing him more often, it would allow players like jenas and lennon to go further forward. however, as much as i rate spurs, id have to agree with salford red about davids.... also TheatreOfDreams his total transfer including other fees will add up to about 18.6 million. hes got a hell of alot to prove he's worth that much.
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08/09/2006 22:17:00

The transfer of 18.6 is based on appearances surely rather than a flat fee? He has got alot to do to prove, but theres always the added extra of champions league football etc. It's certainly interesting to see what will come out from it. The curse of the former player, I'd put money on Carrick to score on Saturday!
Salford Red
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08/09/2006 23:16:00

The initial fee is 14.6 mill,the rest is based on Manchester Utd"s success over the next 3 seasons & not on Carrick"s appearences....An amazing deal for Spurs & a great deal for MC personally.....Man Utd is the pinnacle of any footballers career so nobody can blame him for wanting the move,the fact that he had 18 months left on his contract made the deal a no brainer in Spurs eyes but having watched MC closely over the last 2 season"s i can tell you now that he"s not even worth half of that....Neat & tidy,his trademark ball is the 40yd driven pass between centre half & left back & this allows quick counter attacks from deep inside his own half...However his passing can be really ineffective aswell,sideways & backwards alot of the time & this is because he cant run with the ball...He"s a poor tackler,dont expect any Roy Keane type aggresion because it"s not there in his make up,his abilty to read the game allows him to get his toe in here & there & for a 6 foot + fella he is weak in the air & his goals ratio was 1 per season...However i truly wish MC well,how refreshing it was too see an England international conduct himself impecably throughout his long drawn out transfer saga,never once feeling the need to gob off to the media like some other"s do......800% profit is a truly amazing deal for Spurs & confirms that Daniel Levy is as sharp in a football boardroom as he is in the City...Cheers
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09/09/2006 02:12:00

The writer of this'article' is obviously gutted that Tottenham and MC himself are the only winners,I can think of 18.6 million reasons why Tottenham are happy with selling Carrick which in my opinion is more than double his true value, Man U are not the force that they were and yet Tottenham are still on the up...stupid thing to do really, slagging off Spurs before the game as we could shock you yet......Agree with chalky76, fantastic bit of business for spurs and Carrick yet we have to put up with numpties writting this drivel....yawn!
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09/09/2006 06:00:00

sidyid, i can't see what tottenham are happy about it when they have now spent more money on zokora and berbatov combined and they are half the talent of carrick. lets face it, carrick moved to better himself and win things, which is what most tottenham players do eventually. next to go will be Lennon
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09/09/2006 10:26:00

Agree with you PUREGOLD. He'll come to Arsenal- so he can play in champs league!!!
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09/09/2006 11:41:00

arsenal wont even qualify for the champions league and as for carrick cant tackle he can but he dont go lunging in
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09/09/2006 15:00:00

"The writer of this'article' is obviously gutted that Tottenham and MC himself are the only winners" The only winners? To be honest you've somewhat seen us coming regarding the fee. However I believe we've signed a great player who will become a United legend.
Salford Red
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09/09/2006 16:34:00

far be it from me to stick up for Spurs but Berbatov is a striker!!
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14/09/2006 15:47:00

oh sidyid u said fantastic business rite...look where your team is at de moment even when u guys are playin ur first choice 11 minus lennon...u guys simply havent been able to create anythin...that shows de quality u are missin n u know whom i am talkin about lol...
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20/09/2006 05:55:00

and mark my words properly carrick is an united legend in de makin...i bet u that...
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20/09/2006 05:56:00


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