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Well played lads!

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by djw1973 (U8197506) 01 March 2009
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Well not many teams can take Man Utd to 120 mins + of football without conceding. A penalty shoot-out is all down to experience and I'm afraid we lacked confidence /experience in that department.

Remember we played the current EPL, CL and World champions and took them all the way. They have hardly conceded a goal for ages and we didn't exactly have a potent strike force out there today.

Just to mention:

1) Modric ran his socks off and looked a real class act today
2) Bent ran and ran and was unlucky not to find the target
3) Jenas - I thought he had an excellent game tackling and tracking today. I have always critcised him, but I will put my hand up and say he worked his backside off today!

We need to get our premiership hats back on and make sure we stay up now.

No distractions = no excuses!

COYS!

p.s. well done Man U

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posted Mar 2, 2009

bishely - what game were you watching??

Modric was one of our best players out there and he and lennon were our most dangerous players by far. He was definately the most creative player out there and that, together with his great work rate, made him one of our top players!

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posted Mar 2, 2009

Good performance from the lads, especially considering the choice we had with all the exclusions. I thought that Bent was fantastis, running his socks off all game, Pav showed willing, but his free kick (what was he thinking?)and shot that he smashed high and wide after Zokora's run were wasteful and thats why he came off. Lennon was fantastic in the first half and near the end of the second, but was disappointed to see him fade out of the game for most of the second half, though this was partly because Manu marked him much better. Modric was sublime in patches, but took a while to get into the game - he was still running at the end though! Zok/Jenas I thought were immense in the middle of the park. I was really worried with Palacios out, but I thought those two had a great game. Started to be exposed a little later on by Anderson's fresh legs, but thats to be expected. Daws/King, rock solid nuff said. Corluka and BAE did well at looking after the wing threat in the most part. They really are no where near as dangerous if you show them the outside all the time. We had the better chances overall and Foster needed to make 2 key saves as well as Ferdinand intercepting a couple of crosses that would have been tap ins if he had not got there. If we perform even close to this in the games between now and the end of the season we will finish in the top half.

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posted Mar 2, 2009

was gonna have a laugh at Spurs but can't be bothered. Good luck in the championship

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posted Mar 2, 2009

Ive been reading some of these articles and there is some amount of rubbish in them. Redknapp out? what are you talking about your obviously a clown who hasnt a clue so no more out of u!! And as for comments that modric was poor yest, what game were u watching, he was unreal, none of uniteds midfield could handle him, any sort of creativity was going through him and his tracking back was first class!! the problem with yesturday was that them two clowns were up front, they simply have to go they are not up to the standard, they are slow to react, unaware of what is going on around them, finishing is poor, overall useless!! If keane r defoe were on yest it could of been a different story, someone with a bit of sharpness but alot of heart has to be taken from the performance and build on it!!!

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posted Mar 2, 2009

I reckon boro will win. They will be feeling good after beating Liverpool.

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posted Mar 2, 2009

djw1973 sums it all up in what he says. Like him I am very proud of the performance the lads put in yesterday. The focus, determination and will to perform for all to see was magnificent. I would also like to add that Aaron Lennon was by far and away the best player on the pitch. I took pleasure in watching the Utd supporters tense each time he got the ball! Mr Capello must have sat up and took note. Well done Man U, holding your nerve through the shoot out and converting. Back to the prem for us; with more confidnce and belief after that performance bodes well for us. COYS

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posted Mar 2, 2009

200% typical for the FA to ignore such act from united. Why are professional footballers, coaches and managers given at least a few days, to prepare before a match, so they can review any such necessities they wish could help them win a match. Once the whistle blows for kick-off, naturally, it is what you have researched prior to the whistle that should be allowed, not extra research during a match. Penalties are still part of the match. Would the FA allow the same act for a goal keeper to rush to the dugout and watch a clip of a player who is about to take a penalty against him during a match. I think not. Would the examination board allow you during your toilet break to have a quick look at your notes before heading back to your desk. I definitely think not. Why did the FA ban video evidence in the touchline following Jose Mourinho's incidents with referees, 'they claimed unfair disadvantage to the referees'. So what is different in this situation. Manchester United is the difference.

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posted Mar 3, 2009

I don't want to seem like sour grapes, so I will start with saying good game, well done to United, but I can't help but agree with you... This sort of thing does only seem to work for United, it is only United who seem to get the old 'lets turn a blind eye' treatment. United were better penalty takers then us, Fact. We done enough in the game to win in normal time, Fact. Manchester United get another set of rules just for them... We can let you decide...
As for the stupid gooners comments about Spurs on 606, the nearest thing to a cup you will get is Arsene Wenger's tea cup...

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posted Mar 3, 2009

I'm another Spurs fan who was at Wembley and agrees with DJW 1973.
They all gave 100% and it was unfortunate Pav had his worse game for Spurs.
Somehow, they have to keep the momentum going for the game tomorrow and at Sunderland.4 points will do nicely !
Had to laugh at 'Arry's comment about the re-arranged fixture on Saturday.He said...''they've decided to fit another game in because we haven't been playing enough recently ! ' Hope tomorrow brings a goal or 2 for Keano.

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comment by bishely (U4489360)

posted Mar 3, 2009

masterthfc4life - Lennon was fantastic, no doubt, but Modric only made 3 incisive passes, and tracked back well when he felt like it - most of their best chances came when he wasn't behind the ball. Also, he didn't seem to know what he was doing starting on the left - wasn't tracking back at all (although BAE didn't really need him to - had Ronaldo in his pocket) and wasn't getting anywhere going forward, either on the wing or cutting inside.

Don't get me wrong, I think he's an excellent player, but I thought he had quite a poor match overall - Harry kept him on because he knows players like that can play badly for a whole match and then score a winner in stoppage time, and besides, we had more pressing concerns elsewhere. And fair enough if everyone disagrees - It's just my opinion, and I haven't looked at any stats yet. But I was at Wembley and then watched the game again on Sky twice when I got back, so I can assure you I was watching the final ;)

Same comments to cmc1882 - I really didn't see him play his best by any stretch, but I do agree all this Harry out stuff is retarded.

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