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1st team would have won

Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers
by Indo (U2360920) 15 December 2009
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shame really as 1st team would have won--united were poor

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comment by Shaun (U8878083)

posted Dec 16, 2009

I dont quite agree that Wolves were gutless. Beating spurs was a great result for any side but to go to old trafford after utd lost to villa in their previous game is pretty much a guarenteed win to the home side.
Utd have a reputation of coming out all guns blazing when they lose a game.

Wolves have a far more important match against Burnley at the weekend.

If this is to be a talking point at the end of the season if utd come out champions I would say its a little petty.

It doesnt take 1 game to determine a season, bearing in mind this game to the pundits would be forecasted as a utd win anyway.

People will say "thats not the point" but there are plenty more important controversial issues that have come up in the premiership then a predictable utd win over wolves at OT

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comment by Oli M (U13679545)

posted Dec 16, 2009

Indo,

How can you claim that United were poor? They were on top throughout the game, and they looked extremely threatening with every attack. In the end, I thought United deserved more, and if Wolves had put out their full strength team, they probably would have lost, still. For this reason, I agree with manutdspecial and feel that McCarthy had every right to rest his top players. He's more likely to get points against Burnley than United.

It's a shame for the fans who went to the game, but I'm sure they'd be pleased if it saves the from relegation.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

How on earth can the Prem League expect clubs to field their strongest side when they are often asked to play
twice in 3 days
7 times in 3 weeks
or over 60 matches per season

Top sides will have to rest good players for harder fixtures, and bottom sides will have to rest good players for easier winnable games.

Man Utd will do just enough to win these type of games with gas in the tank.
Get over it.....its called tactics

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posted Dec 16, 2009

I dont quite agree that Wolves were gutless. Beating spurs was a great result for any side but to go to old trafford after utd lost to villa in their previous game is pretty much a guarenteed win to the home side.
Utd have a reputation of coming out all guns blazing when they lose a game.

Wolves have a far more important match against Burnley at the weekend.

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So every team that are second favourites to win shouldn't bother to turn up? It's only a guaranteed win when the opposition manager throws in the towel before the game.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

shame really as 1st team would have won--united were poor

Errm so how do come up this great idea???? I think to be honest your first team is going to have a job beating Burnley on Saturday. I think you need to come back from the realms of fantasy to be honest.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

Mick McCarthy can name whatever team he likes. He's the Wolves manager, it's his prerogative to manage his resources how he likes.

When big teams rotate their squads to rest their key players, the media cream themselves over what strength in depth they've got and how amazing their squads are. They rarely talk about disrespect to opposition or the league.

Wolves have a target this season: it's not to win the league or even finish top 4, it's to stay in the league. They had to play 3 days after an energy-sapping game at Tottenham and they've got Burnley in a relegation 6 pointer at the weekend.

It's not McCarthy's responsibility to name the same XI in every game. He doesn't have an obligation to any other club but Wolves. Ultimately it's not his or Wolves' fault what happens to any other club if over 38 games in a season they do not achieve the target they set themselves.

Sorry if that doesn't add up to a convenient excuse for other clubs who fail, but thats reality.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

comment by etienne123 (U3972680)
posted 15 Hours Ago

Wolves had just won at Spurs and were going to a team that had just lost at home. Will they ever get a better chance to win there? Gutless.
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The only teams that have won at Old Trafford this year are Liverpool (who'd just knocked Real Madrid out of the CL at the time), Besiktas (when Man Utd fielded a weakened team) and Aston Villa (in form, 3rd in the league right now. Sunderland came close when Darren Bent was in form and Foster was having a nightmare.

It's pushing it to say that the same Wolves team that won at Spurs 3 days earlier could produce another performance and take points at Old Trafford. We'd all like certain things to happen and think they might, doesn't mean that they will. It's easy after the team McCarthy named ended up losing 3-0 to come out with all this in hindsight.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

Indo - Yeah right?! Wolves are pretty rubbish and McCarthy is a fool. No way they would have beaten United. The thing is that United perform according to what the pressure is - if Wolves had put out a better team they would have adjusted to it - but would still have won - for sure. The threat to United really comes from the top 4 teams.

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comment by Mihalj (U8885138)

posted Dec 16, 2009

didnt watch the game but I must write one comment and about villa game and english football and media coverage in general.

we all remember when all hell broke loose after eduardo's dive. articles, analysis, videos all condeming his dive and all the talk about how foreign players brought this to the PL not to mention english players saying diving is shameful and that they wouldnt do it.

now last week we saw gerrard diving last week and rooney this week. although I'm an United fan I was ashamed to see Rooney dive especially that he told after eduardo's dive he would have never done it.

and after all that not a word in english media, not only that but I heard some reporters trying to say that ref made a shameful decision not giving rooney a pen. and no analysis, videos, articles, not a word and its like when english player dives it doesnt happen or he fell because a lack of gravity or sthing and when a foreign player does it all that hell brakes out and talk about honest english players and football

I just cant understand where is all that xenophobia in english football coming from cause it was the foreign players that made the PL the best league in the world.

similar story with that of eduardo was with ngog diving

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comment by tapera (U4741835)

posted Dec 16, 2009

Horible, feeds into the feeling of some people that Fergie has his small boys supporting him in the premiership

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