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Manchester United vs Zenit st Petersburg

Europeon champions vs UEFA cup Champions

Who's going to win??

Please give your views on the upcoming fixture, plus your line ups for the match!

Will berbatov be playing for united on friday?? Will arshavin make the starting 11?

please give your views... heres my line up for united

................VDS.....

Brown.......ferd........vidic........evra

Nani.....fletcher....scholes....anderson...Rooney

................tevez................

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comment by orca54 (U10313290)

posted Aug 30, 2008

Henry_Still_a_Gunner (U13175128)
posted 7 Hours Ago

United simply just wern't good enough! they were shown by the russians themselves who Zenit really are. Zenit's play was amazing, united truly outclassed during most of the game, victimised and punished by a slick russian onslaught. I enjoyed it!

Zenit's talent was probably down to their brilliant tactician/manager- Dick Advocaat & a few crop of talented players he has. They quickly & dramatically made a name for themselves once the gaffer arrived.

As for united again...Well what can I say? thats the ManUtd we know! at times, they're unpredictable. starting the game not dominating with a below-par performance, realise they're on the back foot then when 30-25 mins to go; start to push forward for a goal which they usualy score in the end but it wasn't to be against Zenit.

Seeing them a number of times like this... personally I dont call that a champions style of play. they do grind out results (as mentioned by some pundits) but once again I wouldn't call a team with that sort of play 'champions'

They are a one man team!

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A bit like Arsenal without Cesc I think,Today just proves my point!!

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comment by Edward (U8139981)

posted Aug 31, 2008

Cheats never prosper, once again an English team caught red handed cheating, how low can you get, what a pathetic display, from an England international player no less! blatent hand ball to score! worse than anything maradonna ever did! typical English behaviour, I'm glad the world saw it!

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posted Aug 31, 2008

When is FM 2009 gonna come out = i think i will be Zenit

Lots of money floating about in the Russian footbal league.

25 Million for Danny.

Arshavin 80000 a week.

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posted Sep 1, 2008

I'm a United fan, and I knew Zenit was gonna be a force to reckon with. I have to hold my hands up and say they were the better side and deserved to win. United were poor and just didn't look like they knew how to put the ball in the net. Tevez again was fantastic but had no end product. Rooney, well you didn't know he was on the pitch, he really needs to improve his game. Rio, and Vidic was tested the whole game and it has to be said they came of the worse this time. Neville well, needs to retire. Evra was ripped appart by simple classic 1-2s. Nani was energetic but no end product, Scholes just had a bad game in general and his frustration shown in the end. Fletcher tried but no cigar. Anderson, looked knackered.

I just hope this is the kick up the backside United need before they travel to Anfield. And hopefully Berbatov will be a United player by then....

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posted Sep 1, 2008

I love it when Liverpool fans and other bitter supporters join in these debates. Yes United got beat and yes they deserved it. But what about Liverpool ...
Sky Sports have confirmed a new Premiership record as Liverpool went the whole game without a shot on target.... Excellent... And they think they are gonna win the premiership... Not to remind them they are playing United next without Gerrard and Torres....

Also Chelsea wasn't world class against Spurs.... It just proves they are beatable...

United will be back and that game against Zenit will make them stronger and hungrier.....

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posted Sep 1, 2008

In response to Elderman 1967 comments which state:-
"I can tell you that it is I have lived in Manchester, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, London and a few other towns in the West Midlands and your fans permeate everywhere! You have a wide fan base but for me I can genuinely see that your success has created a monster, your fans are fairweather at best and when the tide turns as it surely will as night follows day they will leave you in their droves!!!"

If you know anything about Unite's fans, and clearly you don't, you would know that they are probably the most loyal in the league. In the dark days of 1974 we were relegated into the old second division, yet even in our relegation year we had the highest home attendances througout the Football League, - higher than the champions or anyone else We also had easily the highest attendance figures anywhere in the country whilst we were in the second division, and our away support in both our relegation year and whilst we were in the second division was by far the greatest anywhere in the land. Fairweather fans - what utter rubbish.

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posted Sep 1, 2008

im sorry strettieboy but you really havent thought that through, just because the fans of thirty four years ago stuck by you doesn't mean you dont have fairweather fans today. Man United are probably the worst for fans wh are drawn by success, 90%+ have never been to a game and i'll bet a fair number haven't even been to manchester. Sorry mate

Besides the most loyal fans in the world are the ones who follow god awful unsuccessful two bit teams, teams who circle the drain of the lower leagues or who are even lower than that. Think about it

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posted Sep 2, 2008

Sharpski...

"im sorry strettieboy but you really havent thought that through, just because the fans of thirty four years ago stuck by you doesn't mean you dont have fairweather fans today. Man United are probably the worst for fans wh are drawn by success, 90%+ have never been to a game and i'll bet a fair number haven't even been to manchester. Sorry mate

Besides the most loyal fans in the world are the ones who follow god awful unsuccessful two bit teams, teams who circle the drain of the lower leagues or who are even lower than that. Think about it."

Precisely my point Sharpskey - United won next to nothing in the 70's apart from a few FA Cups yet we still had massive attendances - if that isn't loyal what is?? As for today, how can you say we have fairweather fans when we sell out every home and away game! Yes there will always be a certain number of "glory hunters" - you will get that at any club. 90% never been to a game - If thats based on 3 million UK fans and 330 million worldwide fans then yes you may have a point - the same argument holds true for Liverpool, Arsenal etc etc... Trying to get a ticket at OT is extemely difficult - all games are ballotted to members - so its pot luck. Regarding loyalty - I have no argument about lower league hardcore supporters being loyal - each club from Plymouth to Aberdeen has these supporters who are the lifeblood of all clubs. Look at the support Man City had in the lower leagues - very loyal and a lot of the small clubs survive on their respective loyal following. I was merely disageeing with the statement that should United be unsucessful, the fans would leave in droves - i.e. glory hunters - United true fans would never desert them mate in droves - 1974/75 proved that hence my point.

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posted Sep 8, 2008

i would say that yes, you would lose supporters but would easily fill your stadium, most of the fairweather fans i speak of are outside england and therefore irrelevant to your attendance.

the point i was making is that the higher you go in football the smaller the proportion (not neccessarily actual number) of your fans are glory hunters, and yes man u are a good example but same goes for chelsea, arsenal, liverpool and even the OF up here for that matter, whereas the lower you go the higher proportion are dyed in the wool true believers.

in short the most loyal fans in the world support the worst club, whereas the least loyal supprt the biggest (which is right now certainly man united)

think we actually agree on 80-90% of that, its not a dig at man u or their real fns, just my view on what loyalty is

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posted Sep 8, 2008

the point i was making is that the higher you go in football the *smaller* the proportion (not neccessarily actual number) of your fans are glory hunters,

read bigger for smaller, i am indeed a tool

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