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A shit 2nd half from Utd. 

Next up a game of pure shithousery from Burnley. Ashley Barnes to the rescue.

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13 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Just what is the point of Jesse Lingard?

https://streamable.com/jt370

Fucking shite.

Bit obsessed with Manchester United aren't you?  

Just a reminder that he has won;

1 FA Cup

1 Caraboa Cup (or whatever it was called at the time

1 UEFA Europa League

(and a community shield if you count that).

Plus he is an England international so I would suggest that he is actually a pretty good player.  That miss was rather unfortunate though.

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15 minutes ago, manxman1980 said:

Plus he is an England international so I would suggest that he is actually a pretty good player. 

I don't think that is any guarantee of greatness. I mean Glen Hoddle, got 53 caps, Glen Hoddle!

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6 minutes ago, Declan said:

I don't think that is any guarantee of greatness. I mean Glen Hoddle, got 53 caps, Glen Hoddle!

Emile Heskey would be a much better example..

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1 hour ago, manxman1980 said:

Emile Heskey would be a much better example..

That's a bit unfair, Heskey was probably the best man available for the role the managers wanted, at least until Peter Crouch came along. Whether those managers had the right approach isn't his fault - he always played to the best of his ability. Something Hoddle never did. 

Anyway, I think Lingard is a fine player, who at least for England contributes his best. 

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On 4/22/2019 at 1:06 PM, TheTeapot said:

'Supporter' of team hopes his team lose to local rivals.

Pathetic.

There is some logic in this. We would get over being beaten by the berties (we are now quite used to it, after all) much more quickly than we would get over the dippers winning the title.

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11 hours ago, manxman1980 said:

Bit obsessed with Manchester United aren't you?  

Just a reminder that he has won;

1 FA Cup

1 Caraboa Cup (or whatever it was called at the time

1 UEFA Europa League

(and a community shield if you count that).

Plus he is an England international so I would suggest that he is actually a pretty good player.  That miss was rather unfortunate though.

He's not. He jogs around the pitch like he wonders why he's there.

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11 hours ago, manxman1980 said:

Emile Heskey would be a much better example..

Indeed. I remember when there was some nutter looking to break a record for remaining motionless in a box and the scouse humour at the time was that he'd given up in realisation that there was no chance of breaking Heskey's record.

For a modern day tragedy, what about Benteke? Christ, he's bad. Can't buy a goal. Give him the ball in a promising position and he falls over it. On the odd occasion he gets into a good position with the ball he fires it wide, usually spurning an open goal. If Palace are on the attack and Zaha has the ball, you will sometimes see him look up for options. Occasionally Benteke will be there with his hand up "give it to me", and you can see on Zaha's face, "no fucking chance you'll only waste it."

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10 hours ago, Declan said:

That's a bit unfair, Heskey was probably the best man available for the role the managers wanted, at least until Peter Crouch came along. Whether those managers had the right approach isn't his fault - he always played to the best of his ability. Something Hoddle never did. 

Anyway, I think Lingard is a fine player, who at least for England contributes his best. 

That's almost entirely bizarre. I play to the best of my ability. Can I play for Liverpool?

Lingard is not a fine player!!

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On 4/22/2019 at 2:21 PM, manxman1980 said:

I hope we beat City.  I am a realist though and don't think it is likely.  

United are carrying too many mediocre players and a bunch of others who are more interested in their next big move.

Pogba should never have been signed.  The first time he left he was sulking that the club did not rate him.  Since he has been back it seems he believes to is too good for the club.

Sanchez and Fred appear to have been signed just to keep them away from City.

I actually think that the recent results  might wake the board up and realise they need to listen to people who k ow football rather than chase players who increase the clubs social media profile.

Rescued this that I posted in the Brexit thread last week:

Never seen such a team of lazy bastards as those currently on display for United. Lingard, £100k a week. What exactly is his job? Occasional blockbuster goal from outside the area. Rest of the time, absolutely nothing, just ambles up and down the pitch putting in less effort than the linesman. Pogba, £350k a week. Good when he wants to be but that isn't often enough. The rest? Not enough effort and skill levels way short of what is good enough. Passing too often wayward, first touch like a trampoline, no control. What on Earth do they do in training? Yet they all think they are effing wonderful.

Ole? Won't make any difference. Way too nice but he suits the purpose. Pochettino, Zidane would want £10-15m a year salary and half a billion at least for a much needed team shake up. Ole will probably work for £2-3m and carry on smiling while playing Lingard, Young, Jones et al. So long as you have a stadium full of punters who will turn up come rain or shine to watch any old shite, why bother spending good money? The only time they will look at it is if the rights fees and shirt sales start diminishing or if out of CL football revenue for any length of time. I think they looked at the old Arsenal model.

I'm United since birth, but I won't watch this shite. Prefer to watch City to be honest. They play lovely stuff.

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Are City nice to watch, or do they just make good highlights?

They remind me a little bit of the Spanish national team* between 2008-2010 when they dominated international football. They played some great football, scored some fantastic goals, but to watch a whole 90 minutes of trying to maintain 80% possession was just hard work!

 

*but not yet quite as bad as Spain; at least City actually use a striker which Spain often didn't!

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12 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Benteke scored against Arsenal last week.

It was an accident, he's since apologised...

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