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Old 04-07-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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As long as the players stay focused and play smart, I think they can win the remaining games. I just don't know which Liverpool team will show up when they play Chelsea. It will be interesting to say the least.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Yeah, but I can't see where Chelsea can lose and drop points except for their away game at Liverpool.
And can you imagine if L'pool do us a favour and beat Chelsea and ManU wins the title?
I want to see that.
Still, Utd have to win all their games, which includes Man City away.


And the Reds go marching on, on, on

Chelsea still has to play at White Hart Lane too. In fact, so does Arsenal....and 3 points there is certainly not a given..
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Chelsea still has to play at White Hart Lane too. In fact, so does Arsenal....and 3 points there is certainly not a given..
And Spurs are playing at Old Trafford too.
What a nightmare schedule for Spurs.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Veron, Forlan, Kleberson.....
Anderson has been a disappointment. Tevez's antics after leaving OT certainly won't endear him to United fans.

What is with the Brazilians that make them such massive fVckups in the premier league? Robinho anyone?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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Coincidentally, SAF has just signed 21yr old Mexican international Javier Hernandez from Mexican side Chivas for "an undisclosed fee."

I've been one of the people amazed at the levels United were able to operate at despite 'having to' sell Ronaldo, arguably the world's 2nd best (and most expensive) club player at the time. Leading the EPL and needing just one home goal to beat Bayern before 'only' Lyon standing in their path to yet another CL final.

But it's taken just less than a week's absence of Wayne Rooney to turn their entire season on its head. Obviously, the timing was awful (Chelsea sandwiched between the two CL qtr final legs, and Rooney's injury coming right in that time frame). But the absence of both CR and WR left United looking very short of creative ideas. And the void left by the slow demise of Giggs and Scholes has yet to be filled. Carrick and Fletcher are outstanding players in their roles, especially Darren, but the absence of Rooney as a hub/target for their work left the entire midfield seemingly directionless.

Nani and Valencia will become even better on the flanks (they are a handful already), but who will be threading balls through the middle? Gibson? Who else?
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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Coincidentally, SAF has just signed 21yr old Mexican international Javier Hernandez from Mexican side Chivas for "an undisclosed fee."

I've been one of the people amazed at the levels United were able to operate at despite 'having to' sell Ronaldo, arguably the world's 2nd best (and most expensive) club player at the time. Leading the EPL and needing just one home goal to beat Bayern before 'only' Lyon standing in their path to yet another CL final.

But it's taken just less than a week's absence of Wayne Rooney to turn their entire season on its head. Obviously, the timing was awful (Chelsea sandwiched between the two CL qtr final legs, and Rooney's injury coming right in that time frame). But the absence of both CR and WR left United looking very short of creative ideas. And the void left by the slow demise of Giggs and Scholes has yet to be filled. Carrick and Fletcher are outstanding players in their roles, especially Darren, but the absence of Rooney as a hub/target for their work left the entire midfield seemingly directionless.

Nani and Valencia will become even better on the flanks (they are a handful already), but who will be threading balls through the middle? Gibson? Who else?
Well, I don't think Gibson is a "passer", he is more of "long range" shooter and scored few screamers already.
As you said before, Anderson is a BIG disappointment, and with Scholes nearing retirement Utd really need some creative midfielder ASAP.
The word is that they are tracking Benfica's Angel DiMaria (remember him against Everton in Europa League?).
Yes ,Carrick is good in holding mid role, Fletcher and Park can run and tackle all day long, and with Nani and Valencia getting better with every game only a good playmaker is what we need.
Hopefully they can find someone good.
Also, a player who can play just behind Rooney will be an excellent addition.
Joe Cole is free agent in the summer and is still mulling over new contract with Chelsea.
If you follow Man Utd and SAF you should know that Ferguson is a great admirer of J. Cole.
So I won't be surprise if he signs for Utd.

And that new signing...well, what can I say.
I don't think he will bring any difference. It's just another youngster from Sounth/Central/America who will never perform well for Utd.
These players can just not play good for Utd.

And, yeah, after yesterdays antics from Rafael, I think Utd need a right back too, as Neville is done too.
Any suggestions for RB position?
Maicon plays excellent for Inter in that position, but then again he is Brazilian.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Well, it's next to impossible for any 21yr old (except someone like Messi) to make a big difference, but he has time to grow. I don't know anything about him, but if he can add some pace to the middle that will be a good thing. CRon was either immature or a show-pony when he arrived, but became the CL's dominant player by 2008. Tevez and Nani both grew tremendously under SAF.

United looked on course for another historic season, but last week their over-reliance on Rooney was made apparent. Even with WR, they were not able to score against FCB for 82+ minutes. So it's a good thing to strengthen the strikers' bench (Owen gamble hardly worked), but ultimately most strikers are only as good as the service provided them. Any moron like Bendtner can tap them in (or sometimes not). So still a lot of question marks for United going forward - the creative engine hasn't really been addressed. Ribery is not an answer - too expensive, over-rated and his service into the box is actually just average. It doesn't matter if he's quick down the flanks if ultimately a goal-scoring chance isn't created.

Maicon is an excellent player, as is Dani Alvez. But the top Brazilian/Argentine players are super expensive (even Tevez turned out to be too expensive), and the youngsters like Raphael and Anderson just don't cut it at OT for some reason.

United punched above their weight all the way til April 7th of this season, but belatedly the pessimists who anguished after CRon's departure are being proven right. It's not that CR himself is the answer (Utd lost the last CL final despite having him), but the lack of creativity seemed startling in the 2nd half yesterday. And while Roy Keane was a complete lunatic, you just have to wonder if someone like him could have put the fear of god into Ribery and Robben yesterday.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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Well, it's next to impossible for any 21yr old (except someone like Messi) to make a big difference, but he has time to grow. I don't know anything about him, but if he can add some pace to the middle that will be a good thing. CRon was either immature or a show-pony when he arrived, but became the CL's dominant player by 2008. Tevez and Nani both grew tremendously under SAF.

United looked on course for another historic season, but last week their over-reliance on Rooney was made apparent. Even with WR, they were not able to score against FCB for 82+ minutes. So it's a good thing to strengthen the strikers' bench (Owen gamble hardly worked), but ultimately most strikers are only as good as the service provided them. Any moron like Bendtner can tap them in (or sometimes not). So still a lot of question marks for United going forward - the creative engine hasn't really been addressed. Ribery is not an answer - too expensive, over-rated and his service into the box is actually just average. It doesn't matter if he's quick down the flanks if ultimately a goal-scoring chance isn't created.

Maicon is an excellent player, as is Dani Alvez. But the top Brazilian/Argentine players are super expensive (even Tevez turned out to be too expensive), and the youngsters like Raphael and Anderson just don't cut it at OT for some reason.

United punched above their weight all the way til April 7th of this season, but belatedly the pessimists who anguished after CRon's departure are being proven right. It's not that CR himself is the answer (Utd lost the last CL final despite having him), but the lack of creativity seemed startling in the 2nd half yesterday. And while Roy Keane was a complete lunatic, you just have to wonder if someone like him could have put the fear of god into Ribery and Robben yesterday.
You can bet Keane (or someone like him) would've make big difference yesterday. Do you remember his show against Juventus in 1999 CL semi-finals? He beat the then star-studded Juventus midfield by himself. He scored, he tackled Zidane and Co. he passed the ball, it was just amazing.
Shame we don't have that kind of a player anymore.

And for the top Brazilian/Argentinian players: Remember Juan Sebastian Veron?
Record transfer paid, was the best in Scudetto winning Lazio team, still lost his form at Old Trafford. He did absolutely nothing.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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I know this is a CL forum, but anybody watched Europa League?
Roy Hodgson is doing miracles with Fulham.
They beat Wolfsburg (German champions) at their own ground and progressed to semi finals.
What a story this is for Fulham.
Congratulations to them.
Roy Hodgson is a great manager.
Wish them luck against Hamburg in semis.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Here we go... BARCA vs. INTER!

Does it get much bigger than this?
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