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    (Original post by Skkc16)
    What about Utd at home? We seem to have trouble against average teams at home these days
    True say :awesome:
    I'm not going to take the piss out of United just yet. If Rooney and RVP are back, I can see them putting in a performance.

    If we can win that match, then I don't see us dropping any more points at home till the end of the season, which may be enough to win the title.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    It happened a lot when I was quoted on this thread in my old account. That problem seems to have been fixed with the new one.

    Personally I'm more scared of liverpool away than City away. Liverpool have the same home record as us, they've drawn there once and won the rest of their matches.

    Against City away, we'll just sit back and counter attack. If we do that they'll have no space to play.
    Slightly more confident of a result against Liverpool for me given how well we played against them at home, whereas we were quite fortunate to win against City. Undoubtedly our two hardest remaining fixtures though.

    (Original post by Skkc16)
    What about Utd at home? We seem to have trouble against average teams at home these days
    Apparently (didn't watch it) in his post match interview Moyes said Rooney and RVP might not be back for the 2nd leg against Sunderland, which is after we play them. Without those two it *should* be a walk in the park tbf, even with them I still think we should win bar one of those two bringing a world class performance.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)

    If we can win that match, then I don't see us dropping any more points at home till the end of the season, which may be enough to win the title.
    Fingers crossed. We do seem to be building some nice momentum

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    Apparently (didn't watch it) Moyes said Rooney and RVP might not be back for the 2nd leg against Sunderland, which is after we play them. Without those two it *should* be a walk in the park tbf, even with them I still think we should win bar one of those two bringing a world class performance.
    Yeah I watched the game and Utd's best player was the 18yr old and seemed to be the only one capable of doing anything in attack, Ki won the battle in MF against them as well, so in theory we should be fine
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    (Original post by little_tom)
    Yea I'm getting this as well, in the United thread.
    It's a Liverpool time rift. They (Liverpool fans) are trying to make a joint effort in turning back time to the glory days by singing YNWA backwards in unison; disturbing the time continuum in the process. They can't defend set pieces for ****, nor can they properly turn back the years :facepalm2:
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    (Original post by Skkc16)
    Yeah I watched the game and Utd's best player was the 18yr old and seemed to be the only one capable of doing anything in attack, Ki won the battle in MF against them as well, so in theory we should be fine
    Meant to say in his post match interview, but yeah, provided they haven't found a quality CM to sign I think we'll be fine, would like to think we might have bought someone by then anyway. And I honestly can't decide if Januzaj is incredible or just being flattered by a lack of quality attacking team mates...
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    (Original post by Nickini)
    Meant to say in his post match interview, but yeah, provided they haven't found a quality CM to sign I think we'll be fine, would like to think we might have bought someone by then anyway. And I honestly can't decide if Januzaj is incredible or just being flattered by a lack of quality attacking team mates...
    Lack of quality attacking team mates.

    I'm a glass half empty guy tbf but when your options is a one footed player who plays like an RB and a 40 year old guy who's been past it for 3 seasons I don't think that's down to brilliance.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    Lack of quality attacking team mates.

    I'm a glass half empty guy tbf but when your options is a one footed player who plays like an RB and a 40 year old guy who's been past it for 3 seasons I don't think that's down to brilliance.
    Yeah that's what I was alluding to, he's undoubtedly a talent but when he's the only player who does anything with the ball he's going to look good.

    I agree with what you (I think it was you anyway) were saying in another thread about Gnabry/Janujaz not being top talents in comparison to the likes of Draxler, Hazard, Neymar, Gotze etc., we're just more exposed to the hype from media and fans than we would be from a young talent in a foreign league.
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    (Original post by Nickini)
    Slightly more confident of a result against Liverpool for me given how well we played against them at home, whereas we were quite fortunate to win against City. Undoubtedly our two hardest remaining fixtures though.

    Apparently (didn't watch it) in his post match interview Moyes said Rooney and RVP might not be back for the 2nd leg against Sunderland, which is after we play them. Without those two it *should* be a walk in the park tbf, even with them I still think we should win bar one of those two bringing a world class performance.
    We should've been home and and dry against City at half time. We kept them out, then we had 3-4 gilt-edged chances in the last 10 minutes of the half and shoudl've been at least 2-0 up. They score from an unlikely angle right at the start of the second half. We have to come out and play so they ultimately look better because they have a better group of players. The circumstances of our goal is fortunate, but City didn't really create anything clear cut throughout the game. Liverpool created more clear-cut chances against us at the Bridge.

    Btw, I think we'll beat United at the Bridge. We have Arsenal, Spurs and Everton to come who are in better league positions so we should be more worried by their arrival. I do genuinely think Januzaj is a very good player. He looks more important to the team than Ronaldo was when he was 18. Januzaj looks much better than Ronaldo when he was 18. Ronaldo was literally just doing pointless tricks like 3 step-overs on the spot. I'm not saying Januzaj will become a better player than Ronaldo at all, because it took Ronaldo 3 years to actually find out what he's good at (shooting (long range), heading, free kicks, movement in the box) and when that was clear, he became a top player.

    Anyway, Januzaj looks like he knows what he's doing. Seems composed on the ball and knows how to evade players as well as having a good passing range and a decent amount of pace. He's only 18 and he shouldn't be playing too much too soon. You only have to take a look at what happened to Michael Owen to see that it's not healthy for your team to rely on you so heavily when you haven't even reached 20.
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    You know Moyes has lost it when he keeps on blaming the referees...

    ManU won't sack him coz Fergie wants him...gosh it's so awkward. Bet fergie must be thinking "what a tosser" :rofl:
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    (Original post by UnWise)
    It's a Liverpool time rift. They (Liverpool fans) are trying to make a joint effort in turning back time to the glory days by singing YNWA backwards in unison; disturbing the time continuum in the process. They can't defend set pieces for ****, nor can they properly turn back the years :facepalm2:
    Chelsea have conceded most set piece goals.
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    (Original post by 9MmBulletz)
    We should've been home and and dry against City at half time. We kept them out, then we had 3-4 gilt-edged chances in the last 10 minutes of the half and shoudl've been at least 2-0 up. They score from an unlikely angle right at the start of the second half. We have to come out and play so they ultimately look better because they have a better group of players. The circumstances of our goal is fortunate, but City didn't really create anything clear cut throughout the game. Liverpool created more clear-cut chances against us at the Bridge.

    Btw, I think we'll beat United at the Bridge. We have Arsenal, Spurs and Everton to come who are in better league positions so we should be more worried by their arrival. I do genuinely think Januzaj is a very good player. He looks more important to the team than Ronaldo was when he was 18. Januzaj looks much better than Ronaldo when he was 18. Ronaldo was literally just doing pointless tricks like 3 step-overs on the spot. I'm not saying Januzaj will become a better player than Ronaldo at all, because it took Ronaldo 3 years to actually find out what he's good at (shooting (long range), heading, free kicks, movement in the box) and when that was clear, he became a top player.

    Anyway, Januzaj looks like he knows what he's doing. Seems composed on the ball and knows how to evade players as well as having a good passing range and a decent amount of pace. He's only 18 and he shouldn't be playing too much too soon. You only have to take a look at what happened to Michael Owen to see that it's not healthy for your team to rely on you so heavily when you haven't even reached 20.
    We should have taken our chances, reminds me of the bayern game although bayern did knock on the door at the end of the match, City didn't create anything in the first half, City just looked like they were playing better as they scored a goal from a weird angle and forced us out.

    I'd like to say, with ronaldo, he actually had very good players with him. That 2004-06 team may not have been good as previous sides, but you still had giggs in his prime, Keane was still there around 04, Scholes was there, Van Nistelrooy was up top and you had the emerging Wayne Rooney. Their midfield was much better than it is currently, if they were solely relying on Ronaldo for the creative burden like they do with Januzaj, you would have seen similar performances from him.

    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    You know Moyes has lost it when he keeps on blaming the referees...

    ManU won't sack him coz Fergie wants him...gosh it's so awkward. Bet fergie must be thinking "what a tosser" :rofl:
    Fergie's thinking 'chip off the old block'
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    (Original post by Dogwithwings)
    Going to previous comments, the league is between city and manchester united. Only they have the squads to compete. Not only will you lot be miles behind, but you'll also be miles playing dire football :rolleyes:
    Hey, you cool man. Tell me more about United competing for the title?
    Ain't seen you in a while.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    We should have taken our chances, reminds me of the bayern game although bayern did knock on the door at the end of the match, City didn't create anything in the first half, City just looked like they were playing better as they scored a goal from a weird angle and forced us out.

    I'd like to say, with ronaldo, he actually had very good players with him. That 2004-06 team may not have been good as previous sides, but you still had giggs in his prime, Keane was still there around 04, Scholes was there, Van Nistelrooy was up top and you had the emerging Wayne Rooney. Their midfield was much better than it is currently, if they were solely relying on Ronaldo for the creative burden like they do with Januzaj, you would have seen similar performances from him.


    Fergie's thinking 'chip off the old block'
    Tbh in the Bayern game, we were playing with 10 men for half-an-hour in extra time. Mourinho took Hazard off after he scored, so we couldn't counter attack. The ball would get lobbed up to Luakaku who wouldn't hold onto it. The one or two times we did break forward, he did something stupid. Bayern were going to score eventually (they should've scored earlier tbh) but the sendinng off of Ramires made things extremely difficult and not in our hands.

    I remember Ronaldo in his first 2 seasons at Old Trafford. He seemed to be a little inefficient. He had decent pace and was full of tricks, but his end product wasn't as good as Januzaj's is. Not that he wasn't as good, it was more he didn't know his best position and his strongest attributes. It was only after the 2006 World Cup that him and Rooney started interchanging between left wing and centre forward and you saw their potential as a force.

    I'm in no way disagreeing with you about United in 04-06. Giggs was just passing his peak although still quick (thought he was at his best from like 24-30), Roy Keane was like 33, but they still had Van Nistelrooy in his prime, with Wayne Rooney emerging. Rio Ferdinand was proving to be a force in defence. United were in transition and it wasn't until 2006 when United bought Vidic and Evra that they actually had a squad to build a title challenge on. The defence was set, Paul Scholes was still putting in performances, while Ronaldo and Rooney were terrorising defences.

    Januzaj is in a situation where the team was being held together by Ferguson. You can compare it to our team after we last won the league. Bare bones in midfield after Ballack had left and we were relying on our centre forward to do everything. Lampard would chip in too, but there wasn't much to write home about.
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    Rumours that PSG are readying an €80m bid for Hazard


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    (Original post by Entrepreneur123)
    Rumours that PSG are readying an €80m bid for Hazard


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    LOL, I'll take that in the summer. Absurd amount of money
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    (Original post by 9MmBulletz)
    LOL, I'll take that in the summer. Absurd amount of money
    Doubt this is true, they've supposedly been preparing a bid for Mata for 5 months now. Anyway I see no reason why Hazard would want to leave us unless he was going to Real Madrid and I think eventually they'll come knocking and by then he'll be an even better player and worth more money than this.
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    (Original post by 9MmBulletz)
    LOL, I'll take that in the summer. Absurd amount of money
    I won't, Hazard has to break the world transfer record, I'll take 110m euros.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    I won't, Hazard has to break the world transfer record, I'll take 110m euros.
    In January, it has to be around 90-100 million because we can't get a replacement. He won't go. Real Madrid don't really poach our players. We let Robben go there and we nicked Makelele off them 10 years ago.

    Who's to say by 2015/16 we won't win the Champions League?

    Players generally don't leave us to go to a bigger club. We're like the final stop for players at the top of their careers
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    (Original post by 9MmBulletz)
    In January, it has to be around 90-100 million because we can't get a replacement. He won't go. Real Madrid don't really poach our players. We let Robben go there and we nicked Makelele off them 10 years ago.

    Who's to say by 2015/16 we won't win the Champions League?

    Players generally don't leave us to go to a bigger club. We're like the final stop for players at the top of their careers
    Yeah, true.

    This is the interesting thing though, since we bought many young players, I wonder how long Oscar and Hazard will stay for us? We're planning on building a squad for the next 10 years with those players in. I'm sure that people do sideways moves from time to time at the peak of their careers. Wonder who of our current squad will do that.

    I don't think we'll be like Madrid and sell when we're bored though and buy some more players unless their needed.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    Yeah, true.

    This is the interesting thing though, since we bought many young players, I wonder how long Oscar and Hazard will stay for us? We're planning on building a squad for the next 10 years with those players in. I'm sure that people do sideways moves from time to time at the peak of their careers. Wonder who of our current squad will do that.

    I don't think we'll be like Madrid and sell when we're bored though and buy some more players unless their needed.
    Mata. Obvs. :lol:
 
 
 
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