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Champions Leagye

07/12/11 19:45

Attendance: 36,894

Referee: B.Kiepers

Stroller (9), A.Frei (84)Jones (89)
Sommer     De Gea    
Steinhofer     Smalling    
Abraham     Vidic     43
Dragovic     Ferdinand    
Park     Evra    
Shaqiri     90+1 Park     81
Cabral     Giggs    
Xhaka     82 Jones    
Frei F     Young     65
FreI A     86 Rooney    
Streller     Nani    
Colomba     Lindegaard    
Chipperfield     82 Evans     43
Stocker     90+1 Welbeck     65
Kusunga     86 Fletcher    
Kovac     Valencia    
Zova     Macheda     81
Pak     Gibson    
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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Thursday December 8 2011
Time: 5:00PM


08/12/2011 17:32:00
Dont care for stats, sure we were the better side, but what does it matter when we cant score. Its just not good enough, putting aside the fact that we have a few young players comming through, and even more on the injury list, we should have won this game easy. Ever since the first couple of games of the season where we demolished Arsenal and Tottenham, we havent looked the same. I find it hard to believe it is down to Cleverly being injured, and if so, United cant count on one AM to carry us. We played Giggs and Park in central midfield yesterday, for christ sake, then something is not right, neither of them are central midfielders. I dont even want to go into the performance of Evans, this CL exit was not down to just this game, but a string of poor performances. This is a huge disappointment, to go out of the CL in group stages, and we only have ourselves to blame. I really hope SAF will strengthen the midfield this january, go all out to secure Götze, Hamsik or another young talented AM. We could argue that all the youngsters should be given time to gell and mature, and that we should expect a transistion period, and maybe this year is one we should write off as a transit year. As for the Euro league, forget it, its beneath us, let *****ty have it, I hope SAF play only youngsters and the reserves in these games, it does not count as throphy, the day we celebrate the Euroleague, is the day we are doomed. There is no need for any knee jerked reponses, but we havent looked good all season, and we are playing without flair. We will hopefully still win the PL, as I see *****ty going down soon, funny how their CL exit doesnt even soften the blow of us going out.
08/12/2011 18:38:00
" As for the Euro league, forget it, its beneath us" and some people wonder why U*d and their fans are despised.
08/12/2011 18:50:00
For being brutally honest and saying what everyone is thinking? Other teams might not say it but their opinions of the Europa are pretty obvious from the squad they field.
08/12/2011 19:49:00
I don't think the poor performance is solely down to Cleverley's injury but I do believe it is a major factor towards it. Our midfield is poor and I find it all too coincedental to believe that when we finally did have a decent CM in Cleverley we played well and the forwards were getting the service they need and yet as soon as he's out of the team injured we play ****** again and just look inept and out of ideas in the middle. In the same respect, our defence without Vidic is a complete different defence to when he's in it. Personally want us to sign another midfielder not a Sneijder. I would love a Gotze but he would cost a fortune, perhaps Afellay from Barca? His had 2 appearances all season for them and shouldn't demand massive wages nor massive transfer fees and can provide that creative spark we need to unlock defences.
08/12/2011 20:05:00
No it's not the Europa League that's beneath you nerdy, it's a very large trap door.
08/12/2011 20:53:00
Nordkap can you really see Gotze, Hamsik or any of the Hottest Talent in Europe going to OT? Please do not give me that Guff about History, and ''we're ManUtd'' *****e, those players are in the Champions League, this year and Man U are not much like ourselves, BUT it will not be such a culture shock to us as it will be to you guys, and we play attacking, attractive football, something Slur Alex doesnt at the moment!! So please do not go kidding yourselves that those players will come to you, you will not pay top wages any more, something that top players EXPECT, and with Rooney on alledgedly£ 250,000, per week, i cant see the Glazers making that mistake again...... so stop it for the sake of your sanity......
08/12/2011 21:58:00
Gotze and Hamsik are think are fairly realistic cityman. The clubs they play for don't reflect their ability nor their potential and pretty certain that if the opportunity came along they would sign for us Borussia/Napoli or Man U, bit of a no brainer really. If they want to win significant trophies on a consistent basis then the move is even more likely. As for the Champions League mate your logic is flawed, even if we were still in it and signed them in January they wouldn't be able to play as they will be cup tied to their current teams and I'm certain that come next season we will be back in it. The only thing that makes them unrealistic targets is the distorted market and the money their clubs will demand for them, something Fergie would be unwilling to pay. The wages don't even need thinking about, not every footballer is in it for the money cityman but with the amount of mercs in your squad you wouldn't know that :P
08/12/2011 22:14:00
Good lord, you will not lose the arrogance even though the walls are tumbling down around you. "We're manyoo, messi would still sign for us if we were out of Europe altogether." get the green and gold scarves out of the closet mate, it's going to be a LONG season for you (even though it will be over by the second week of January).
09/12/2011 13:37:00
I'm not saying we'll sign whoever we want mate just in the case of Hamsik and Gotze I would fancy us signing them if we were to put in a bid. Heard all the doom and gloom from ya before fcb and guess what? We're still here! So excuse me if I reckon you've cried wolf one too many times.
09/12/2011 15:05:00
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