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Time To Stumble At The Lane

Time To Stumble At The Lane

United are to face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow at the White Hart Lane in a game that might be crucial. Winning it maybe beyond us.

Spurs are not in blistering form, that's true. They sometimes looked very ordinary this season but their squad is still very strong, their attacking play is imaginative. Of course we could still win at them, regardless of all these attributes.

What led me to saying we won't win is that we collected maximum points at the Lane on the last 5 occasions and now it's really time for us to drop points here. Arsenal were desperate for some league success against us before this season and they finally got it. Now it could be Spurs' turn to finally get something against us.

And of course we have to add the Quieroz-effect. Rumours say he's responsible for the constant experimenting with the vastly uneffective 4-5-1. No matter how many times we failed with it, the bosses try it again. Last time it was Arsenal who punished it and due to the fashion of that defeat, I think Fergie won't accept he got the tactics wrong. With another formidable team waiting for us, the boss could easily opt for this cautious style, thus reducing the effectiveness of both Rooney and Giggs.

I hope I'll be exposed as a hopeless pessimist but if I see Rooney on the left wing I'll consider closing my eyes and judging the events by the sounds around me.

Match prediction: another away loss, 2-1.

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

Date:Saturday February 3 2007
Time: 4:07PM


although we havent had the best results when we have kicked off at 4pm on sundays istill see a win
03/02/2007 16:14:00
Don't be foolish, believe me.......a Spurs fan, you WILL win tommorow.
03/02/2007 16:29:00
as a spurs supporter i hope ur prediction is sport on bt i cant see it happening although i expect a good entertaining game.
03/02/2007 16:32:00
nah mate it could go either way. all depends on ronaldo and lennon. both are top class game changing players and if both are on song, it's gona be a great game for the neutrals! ... not for us yiddos tho :(
03/02/2007 16:53:00
Lets hope Quieroz sleeps it out and misses the game altogether, if i see us trying out that 4 5 1 again i'll hunt him down and make him watch rerun after rerun of biker grove
03/02/2007 16:57:00
I really hope you're right... but alas, I think you'll beat us tomorrow. I'm prediciting 2-1 to United
03/02/2007 17:24:00
Spurs never get anything against Man Utd, not even that infamous goal that was obvious to everyone and anyone from every and any angle, except the officials. Also Jol liked a bit of 4-5-1 himself against Arsenal's available first team (of which the only non-regulars were Traore and Diaby and the only ones missing were Lehmann and Henry)
03/02/2007 17:26:00
Lennon's pace will outdo united. Even though we may not be on form I still think we can win and we have already beated one of the top sides in Chelski and we can do the same to United.
03/02/2007 17:32:00
After the debacle against Arse, I don't hold much hope for us against Man Yoo. I've been the most overly confident fan this season, but I'venow conceded a high placing in the league and any kind of run in the FA Cup. I'll be going to the Lane tomorrow to support the boys and our "all-out defence while hitting them on the break" strategy, but I won't be expecting too much from the game. For someone like me to say that, it shows a lot!
03/02/2007 18:44:00
i hope you are right and we win 2-1 and hoping that the boys put on a show after the loss to the arse and make life difficult for you guys but a win maybe not i think a draw is in order 1-1 and i would be happy.
03/02/2007 20:04:00
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