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Old 04-13-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Reading, UK
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Didnt watch the game last night as i was listening the MASSIVE game between Reading and S****horpe. A lot of people saying Torres had a very poor game. Hernandez making a habbit of scoring important goals!
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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yep hernandez 6million, torres 50million you do the maths! man united make a habit of signing great players for cheap, ronaldo was 12million! they must have the best scouts out there
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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yep hernandez 6million, torres 50million you do the maths! man united make a habit of signing great players for cheap, ronaldo was 12million! they must have the best scouts out there
While Chelsea were outclassed, it's a little too early to suggest that Torres is a flop. I agree that had Drogba started, the game would have had a different scoreline but either way that's life. We will just have to prepare for next season...
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think at 50 million I would be expecting him to be performing a lot better than he has.

United have always had great scouts and even though it was painful to see him go, turning 12 million into 80 million for Ronaldo was great business.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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i am not suggesting he is a flop, but he has been out of form for a LONG while now and he needs to start justifying his transfer fee
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Torres is done.

What a shame.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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well done spurs you had a good run, and stuck to your style of play, not bad for first time in the champions league!

and i seriously can't wait for the semi's, just two weeks away!

and barcelona are playing real madrid 4 times in the coming weeks also, 2 champions league matches, one in the league and one cup final, i'm going for barca to win 9-3 on aggregate over the 4 games lol

and more than likely it will be a manchester united barcelona final at wembely in a month and a half, it's the final the champions league deserves, what a game it will be!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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Chelsea were successful early in Abramovich's ownership, when he did not interfere w/ the manager; then he decided that he was a better manager than Jose and forced Shevchenko on the team. Since that time, and the unfortunate results, Chelsea FC have done well, but only sporadically.
The same cannot yet be said re Man City since they have not won any cups despite massive sums being spent on players.
ManU remain the paradigm against which all other EPL sides are measured. They rely upon AF's keen insight into how to motivate players (despite the occasional ego folly a la his bust up w/ DB) and, as has been noted, exceptional scouts. And, they are owned by Americans (imagine that).
As to Torres, he is a great player who was not allowed to regain full health before being thrust into the fray again. Then, circumstances developed where star strikers were in great demand and he bit hard on that hook, as did others.
When you look at Chelsea, and Torres and Drogba in particular, you see two rather similar strikers. They use their bodies well and like to "graze" into position before shooting. Such "grazing" is used to lull defenders into not being prepared for the unexpected shot.
Can two similar strikers be on the pitch simultaneously and yield goals or is the best approach to rotate them?
What about Anelka? He can be a problem given his ego, but is talented.
Malouda has massive talent which sometimes seems out of place w/ Chelsea. That seems a contradiction, but is reality.
And, Lampard has not recovered from his early injury resulting in his inability to thread passes and finish when given the opportunity.
Their backs are solid, but Cole is the only one capable of and willing to play as a wing back, so vital to a cup winning side.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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ManU remain the paradigm against which all other EPL sides are measured..... And, they are owned by Americans (imagine that).
Absolutely no relevance to their success.

We've been owned by Americans only 6 years and the majority of our success came before that. In fact if we were not so successful and popular we probably wouldn't have been bought by Glazer.

Our recent success is mostly contributed to Sir Alex, who without a shadow of a doubt is one of the finest managers to grace the English game. Hate him or love him there is no arguing the fine job he has done with both players and staff.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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How has being owned by Americans got any relevance to do with their success ? If it wasnt for their success they wouldnt be owned by who they are owned by :S

Alex Ferguson is probably the greatest manager of my time. Still hate him though
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