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Old 21-10-2019, 02:27 PM   #8956
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Finally calmed down after that run of horrible results, a 2 week cooling off period, and another exasperating 8 minutes.
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It was a good gameplan by OGS, perhaps showing glimpses of how he indeed has the ability to set things up correctly according to the opposition as well as making the best of who we have available.

Was watching the pre-match buildup, and saw AxelT. Next moment, in the tunnel, I see MarcosR. Duh. Another new player starts getting this cursed "injured during warmup" symptom? Last I remember, players who got this were names like LouisSaha, OwenHargreaves, PhilJ, LukeS. And we all know how the first 3 careers panned out.

Perhaps OleGS finally found the position that AndreasP is best used in. He's not amazing, but he has the energy to do the job behind 2 quick forwards. I'd like to think the early scuffed shot by him was on purpose - to draw defenders to close him down whenever he advances to open up space for the sides. Execution was meh though.

Fred was... underwhelming really. Energetic but technically really quite a liability so far. I really don't like midfielders losing the ball in our own third. Actually, I don't like midfielders losing the ball due to slowness at all.

I still remember seeing the timer at 84th and thinking the team just needs to keep it steady for another 8mins or so. And next moment they all stood flatfooted to let them score. 3 central defenders who let the ball pass by them to the far post. Fantastic defence isn't it? AshleyY was bested by the one he was supposed to mark, but one of the 3 central defenders should really have cut it out.

Extremely disappointed with the manner we let slip 2 points. I'd eat bittergourd if it was some wonder strike, but for the defence to not do anything about what seemed like a simple cross is just duh. Would it have been different had it been AxelT? Maybe, who knows. All I know is that apparently ChrisS is now an anchor player in Roma's defence.

It has been a while since I've felt that the squad depth is way too thin. But the biggest problem remains - we don't have alternative type of players who can offer something different.
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Old 21-10-2019, 02:35 PM   #8957
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Yes Chris Smalling has been great at Roma, one of their best players this season. I was watching the Sampdoria-Roma game before ours and he played very well. I also didn’t know Claudio Ranieiri was Sampdoria’s manager until i watched that game yesterday!
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Dont have to keep going for big names who want an arm and a leg cause we got no UCL.
Now as long as its united, doesnt need to be big names. Small names also will charge us high high.
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Yes Chris Smalling has been great at Roma, one of their best players this season. I was watching the Sampdoria-Roma game before ours and he played very well. I also didn’t know Claudio Ranieiri was Sampdoria’s manager until i watched that game yesterday!
Totally forgotten about smalling lol.
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Old 21-10-2019, 03:16 PM   #8960
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Positive:
We didn't lose.
Liverpool drop points.
Ole still is our manager.

Negative:
Liverpool still top of the table.
Young prove again he is cui.
Ole still is our manager.
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Old 21-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #8961
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Good news is Lukaku played very badly despite scoring 2 goals (1 of them pen). He kept losing the ball on his first touch.
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Good news is Lukaku played very badly despite scoring 2 goals (1 of them pen). He kept losing the ball on his first touch.
Good news for Man Utd is so far I think we will still be in the BPL next year
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Old 21-10-2019, 04:01 PM   #8963
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What’s so great about Ashley Young? He’s not my captain
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Old 21-10-2019, 04:23 PM   #8964
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Don't worry. Luke Shaw will be back next week.
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Good news is Lukaku played very badly despite scoring 2 goals (1 of them pen). He kept losing the ball on his first touch.
lukaku is not about first touch,
just like you don't associate fire engines with gourmet food
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lukaku is a flat track bully who uses his size and strength to intimidate,
and finishes ~1 in 5 chances presented to him on a plate
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Old 21-10-2019, 04:26 PM   #8966
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Manchester United legend Roy Keane was shocked seeing United and Liverpool players hugging each other in the tunnel ahead of Sunday's 1-1 draw.

Roberto Firmino was seen speaking to and smiling with Andreas Pereira and Fred moments before the players walked out on the pitch.

"I'm disgusted with players [scenes in the tunnel]. You're going to war, they're hugging and kissing," Keane said on Sky Sports.

"Don't even look at the opposition. You're going into battle against them.

"The game hasn't changed that much, the players have changed. You're going to war against these players and they're hugging each other.

"Chat to them after the game, or don't even chat to them after the game.
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Old 21-10-2019, 04:30 PM   #8967
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lukaku is not about first touch,
just like you don't associate fire engines with gourmet food
totally unrelated


lukaku is a flat track bully who uses his size and strength to intimidate,
and finishes ~1 in 5 chances presented to him on a plate
But lukaku sometimes quite soft and don't dare to bully or earn penalties.

I think Diego Costa still a flat track bully looking for penalties every time.
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But lukaku sometimes quite soft and don't dare to bully or earn penalties.

I think Diego Costa still a flat track bully looking for penalties every time.
drogba ?? bulldoze his way during his time at chelsea.
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Manchester United legend Roy Keane was shocked seeing United and Liverpool players hugging each other in the tunnel ahead of Sunday's 1-1 draw.

Roberto Firmino was seen speaking to and smiling with Andreas Pereira and Fred moments before the players walked out on the pitch.

"I'm disgusted with players [scenes in the tunnel]. You're going to war, they're hugging and kissing," Keane said on Sky Sports.

"Don't even look at the opposition. You're going into battle against them.

"The game hasn't changed that much, the players have changed. You're going to war against these players and they're hugging each other.

"Chat to them after the game, or don't even chat to them after the game.
No wonder Pool fans hate our team so much esp during saf era
Then can blame the referee for the draw
Say something like we can't even beat their reserve/ below par team
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What’s so great about Ashley Young? He’s not my captain
I missed Keane and Vidic
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