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14 Oct 2017 21:02:23
Grab a coffee :)

Strange game today, much like last seasons game we looked ok in the first half but the second was awful.

I have noticed the parking the bus comment a lot, whilst my first reaction was the same i'm not so sure it's totally correct. I think the game plan is ok (with the back 4 and 2 deep CM built to counter) but the attacking players were woeful. Martial and especially Mkhitaryan provided no confidence or link up play when the ball was won so on reflection I think it's a combination of the two, sitting and playing too deep and poor use of the ball.

Couple that with Atkinson's reluctance to give us anything regarding a 50/ 50 foul when we did pinch the ball in dangerous areas.

A draw is ok I guess, never happy with not winning but it is the biggest game of the season for both clubs, form goes out of the window and it always feels more like a cup game these ones. Leaving the away ground with a point is managable and might prove important.

Matic is so good, I'll be honest I never knew how good he was using the ball before he signed but boy that guy can play for a DM.
Jones was solid and I really hope his injuries are fully behind him now because he is starting to show the form that made us sign him.
Valencia has transformed himself into the best RB in England atm.
De Gea only really had one top save to make but that save would of been a goal again'st the 19 other goalkeeper in the league today the others were hardly dangerous and routine.
The rest of the team were wasteful at best.

{Ed025's Note - your team were thoroughly boring deano and seeing as its supposed to be an entertainment industry they were a disgrace mate. swap special one for snoring one . }

Ed24 I see this down the page.

Really mate? views like this is why I guess your lot are never near the trophies at the end of the season.
While I take on board it's your opinion, I don't think anyone will be worrying to much about this game at the end of the season when the trophis are handed out. :)

{Ed025's Note - your probably right chris, i was so disappointed with united though mate, this was a chance to make a statement for me...they made one but not the one i hoped..

1.) 14 Oct 2017 21:21:48
Oh as was I eddy, but not disgraced lol.

Sometimes you need to shut down shop and say we will not be beaten today and hope one of the attackers win the game.

Alas it didn't happen but a draw is not the end of the world, I guess it shows how far we have come to be disappointed more with the performance at Liverpool than the result. We will play a hell of better than that and lose in the future. I am never confident going into these games regardless of form.

The performances and scorelines so far I think allow us to write this one off and move on with the point.

{Ed025's Note - for me it depends on how you see football chris, if your happy to see your team graft without any purpose and dourly kill a game with no intent to entertain the fans then you should be happy, myself when i go to a game i want to be entertained and thrilled, i guess it would be a boring old world if we all thought the same mate..

2.) 14 Oct 2017 21:23:53
Got to agree with Ed 25 we were boring. We miss a truly world class player who can take a game by the scruff of the neck and also create something out of nothing. Pogba may or may not turn out to be that player but in his absence we have nobody to do it. City are playing fast fluid football which was our hallmark in our pomp. To be honest I think they are getting close to the rampant Barcelona team of a few years ago and I can see them winning this league by a good margin. Liverpool are not a good team and today we should have gone there intending to give them a really good hiding.

{Ed025's Note - my thought exactly hendon, i loved the united of 10-15 years ago, entertaining as well as effective and with a hint of steel, this one is like wimbledon in their pomp mate..

3.) 14 Oct 2017 22:14:59
To reiterate at no point did I say I'm happy with that performance, just I can deal with it and won't throw out over reaction statements like disgraceful lol.

Sure I go to and watch football to be entertained, but I'm also not so naive to think we can play pretty football every game and win. So far we have scored 4 goals a number of times this season, sit in 2nd place having scored a load of goals and have Liverpool away out of the way.
Coming into a massive away game on the back of an international break I can move on.

Sure people will 5 throw out the old "not played any big teams yet" remark but Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and spurs are showing maybe these poor teams are not so poor actually?

As an Everton fan I'm sure u will understand how sick u feel losing at Liverpool regardless of how well u played. U can play the best football in the world but at the end of the day losing is not fun.

{Ed025's Note - i wont argue with that chris, i suppose im a bit of a purist when it comes to football mate..

4.) 14 Oct 2017 22:23:15
Sorry eddy not purposely trying to start a debate but Wimbledon.

Come on mate I think u are either being purposely daft or unintentionally over reactive lol.

This team has played some great football this season, has scored 4 goals on multiple occasions and sit 2nd in the prem, top of our CL group and comfortable in the domestic cups.

On second thought I think your just more upset Liverpool didn't get a pastime today :)

{Ed025's Note - im a football purist chris..

5.) 15 Oct 2017 05:37:17
I see merit in both sides of the banter. Agree that it was a boring game yesterday but there will always be plenty who expect more even if we WH k Pool, Chelsea or City 4-0. It will never stop. Question will be why can’t we score more even if we win by 3 goals.
But for me it’s all about being coming away not losing rather than to give our most fiercely and historically against football team the bragging rights. Who care if we didn’t play well? If we didn’t play well then why didn’t they win? Sure they are missing their key player but we are missing our key playerS too! We are probably at 50% strength whilst they are at 80%. There are at home and we playing away. So there will always be opinions. Great to hear all dude of opinions and that happy that there are still many emotional and loyal fans.
Both managers have a job to do and us fans can only try to understand and support. I’d love us to win at Anfield but good to get out of there unscathed. I am sure Kloppy will feel same if they come to OT. But I am sure we will be different if they are here.
That said 1 pt earned and need to continue to focus on CL and challenge the PL title. Am sure City will drop somewhere somehow. Let’s see. Like I said it’s a marathon and not a sprint. Come end of season who knows that 1 pt might be very key to title and second who knows 😂😂. Good weekend all.

6.) 15 Oct 2017 12:59:37
Surely the statement is made in May ed when your lifting the big trophy?

{Ed025's Note - there is only one team lifting the PL trophy deano...and they play in sky blue mate..



19 Aug 2017 22:30:06
Ok lads I for one am not going to get carried away after just two games ok!

I think we will won the lot.

1.) 20 Aug 2017 01:48:02

That gave me a chuckle, great to see the positivity on here at the moment. Shame the live chat isn't like that until we are winning but I guess emotions run high during the game and people say silly things they don't mean.

2.) 20 Aug 2017 08:26:10
I thought live chat was good yesterday and no drama. Most of us wanted that second goal as we looked a bit shaky defending crosses.

We seem to have a debate on rash every game with people wanting more from him. I think if shaw gets back and provides him that speed and width, it will make him look better as he clearly does not go wide enough for my liking and come in too much and bit predictable. Blind has been solid but he does not have shaw pace to be bombing down the channel and not getting exposed on the counter and in a way stays put on many occasions.

3.) 20 Aug 2017 08:59:12
If jose wanted rash to hug the touch line I think he would play him on the right.
I think he is playing on the left so he can cut inside.

4.) 20 Aug 2017 09:11:44
Or maybe Rashford is faithful to his own touch line and does not want to go hugging other people's touch lines.

5.) 20 Aug 2017 09:28:45
It's not where he plays or what he does, it's more like he just puts his head down and runs without actually knowing what to do next. He and Martial are playing the same game but with Martial you actually have composure and the end product. It's no surprise United have looked far more threatening and have been able to carve open 2 defences easily when Martial has come on.

6.) 20 Aug 2017 09:55:50

We get it, you don't like Rashford. Fairly sure he 'carved apart' West Ham for the first goal last week with a great run and defence splitting pass. Martial coming on when the opposition are tired and chasing the game is always going to have more space so to judge the 2 solely based on two games where they both played different parts is at best naive and at worst a deliberate way to have a go at Rashford.

In my opinion Rashford has been brilliant so far this season other than his composure on the chance yesterday. None of the defenders he has played against so far have been able to cope with him. He's 19 and can improve a few things in his game (even his finishing csm 😂) but I'm sure Jose is happy with his contribution so far and so am I.

7.) 20 Aug 2017 10:08:02
I think rash has been excellent so far, looked a handful and scares teams.

8.) 20 Aug 2017 12:13:24
I am sorry GDS but if that's what you think than fine. Yes I don't have the romance with Rashford because he is a local lad. I really wouldn't have given a crows rubbish if he were from Bhutan. I am calling what I am seeing. Rashford keeps getting chances and he keeps missing those. For me that's simply not good enough. And add to the fact that people think he is a striker. That's already 4 open chances in 3 games this season including the Super Cup and he has 0 goals. That tells me what I want to know. I follow the club and not the player. So if you think I am having a go at Rashford is unjustified, I am more than happy to be proven wrong by the player rather than a bunch of keyboard warriors having blind faith in him. I will keep my humble pie ready. It's a world of cut throat competition. If you don't grab what you have in front of you, someone else will crush you and take it right there. Hope Rashford doesn't get crushed. Else you see Welbeck.

9.) 20 Aug 2017 12:40:38
Shan he's a 19 yr old boy lol. U expect him to be the finished article already?

Personally I would play Martial next week but rash needs time.

10.) 20 Aug 2017 12:46:01
I was really impressed with Rashford's passing in tight areas yesterday. It was crisp and tight and 6 months ago he'd have been giving it away a lot more in those situations. Yes, he missed a good opportunity yesterday, but I'm hoping that he just needs to get off the mark to get his finishing going. He's only 19 and since coming through, I think he has added a lot more to his game than just running at defenders, he's a much better member of the team now.

11.) 20 Aug 2017 13:02:14
How disheartening must it be be for opposition right backs? Having Marcus run them ragged and soften them up for 70 minutes, thinking they're going to get a breather, then look to the bench, and seeing Martial getting ready to come on. Love it.

12.) 20 Aug 2017 14:27:14
Sham, fair enough, but you are like a broken record when it comes to Rashford.

13.) 20 Aug 2017 15:02:44
True that AJH. I am like a broken record. But then so is Rashford when it comes to scoring a goal after that mesmerising run.

14.) 20 Aug 2017 21:14:57
Rashford needs to just gain a bit of composure in front of goal and that chance he had yesterday where he tried to flick it over the keeper showed good invention yet he couldn't execute it

The flick around the full back first half around the halfway line was a sublime piece of skill, his pace is frightening and good dribbling skills, he just needs that composure but there is a very good attacker there -wouldnt mind seeing him rough up a few defenders as he got roughed up yesterday at times himself.

15.) 20 Aug 2017 22:57:23
Martial is the better finisher at the moment, I'd love to see them both start, that pace on the flanks would be something else, but as someone said, either off them coming off the bench for the last 20 mins must just kill the oppositions defense, and its an ace we have up our sleeve and Joses plays it well.
PS - Sydney!, do you live in Sydney or is that just a your name (nickname)



01 Jun 2017 21:53:51
Firstly I'm right behind Jose, but I've seen people lauding this season as a massive success when in truth its somewhere in the middle.

To start the community shield (or whatever it's called) is not a real trophy. It's a competitive friendly to open a new season.

Aside from that, no team should be to high and mighty to not celebrate a league cup win, ok it's not a league title or Fa cup but its still a domestic trophy, where all league teams enter to win it and your the last left. It's served a lot of team well over the years too.

Next the Europa league win was great, we only had one European trophy to go for this season and we won that. Sure its the 2nd tier European cup to win but that's all that was on the table and clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool (and Chelsea in recent times), have never turned down any chance to grab a cup and give the fans chance to celebrate.
I remember under LvG and the 2 games in the Europa against Liverpool, I was so angry with the way we approached both games.
I'm happy we now have a manager that understands this.

The League performance was at times was disgraceful, Yes I use that term because drawing as many home games as we did, is. Of course we can point at opposition goalkeepers having the games of their lives at times but none the less, there have been plenty of times goalkeepers have turned up at Old Trafford and had great games and still lost by a few. There can be excuses for the odd game here and there but to score the amount of goals we did this season is nowhere near good enough and that has to change fast.

Now I see Ibra may out of the kindness of his heart, stay with us one more season picking up a hefty pay packet while out injured till January. What a man hey?

So to finish it was an awful league campaign but with great moments of celebration.
Winning trophies can only ever be considered a good thing for any club but next season I expect a lot more in the league and a decent CL campaign.
We are not a million miles away as some think but we do need to improve key areas or these problems will remain.

Cheers guys.

{Ed007's Note - Nice to see you back posting, Chris.}

1.) 01 Jun 2017 22:02:24
Yer good post as well.

2.) 01 Jun 2017 22:19:25
Ctr United will be 1 million and 1 miles away if de gea leaves for sunny madrid. World class keepers like defenders are extremely rare these days.

3.) 01 Jun 2017 22:33:48
Thanks Bond.

Bit of a silly comment really AL tbh. Clearly goalkeepers are important and a good one can get u a few extra points a season but that statement is wrong mate. I'm not even going to get into a debate about it as the fact you say it, means nothing I say will be any worth to you :)

4.) 01 Jun 2017 23:31:31
I'd also say the community shield is a little bit above a competitive friendly, look at the requirements to make that match (fa cup winners / league winners)
Bit like the super cup but domestic .
great balanced post ctr.

5.) 02 Jun 2017 08:23:12
Good post CTR sums it up well mate.

6.) 02 Jun 2017 11:31:02
I bet replacing DDG will be easier for us than replacing coutinho will be for you when he inevitably goes to Barcelona Big Al. Good post Chris.



11 May 2017 19:21:16
Hey guys,
Not posted for a while, I've had so much to deal with over the last few months it feels like a month takes like a day but anyways all getting back on track now.

So here we go.

Progression, I don't think it can be in doubt we have progressed this season, Mou took over a team that was very unbalanced and lacking real quality in vital areas.
I have heard many people saying we haven't but we have, people forget how bad we were last season it got to the point where a shot on target was celebrated like a goal. This season its different, we have been very wasteful and almost coasting games we have controlled a large number of games we have dropped points in (not as many as Mou would have u believe mind) .
Its clear the quality in the defensive areas mentally and ability wise hamper us and i'd expect Mou to sort this asap.

tonight is huge, after all its what clubs like United, Liverpool etc are about, winning things.
We don't celebrate finishing forth like gooners. I was chuffed last season when Louis got us the FA cup (long overdue. Sure when the Champions league tune plays i get jealous but our name will be on that FA cup and league cup forever, that won't be forgotten 51 teams playing CL will be!

Onto to next season, I really hope Mou will loosen up the shackles a bit in the big away games, I don't expect us to go gun-ho but i do expect more intent going forward. His Chelsea teams did and i'd expect no different.

Ed02 did mention signing Zlatan was a mistake and i'd have to say in large he's right. For me Zlats has lost us as many points as he's got us over the season. Good player but the team need to built around him and we can't do that.

We have some real talent coming through the ranks atm and couple that with some shrewd signings and we should be ready to go much better.

This Squad is not half as bad as some people will have u think its just really unbalanced due to 3 managers and 3 different styles in 4 years.
We just need tweaking in areas like defense and CM.

Keep the faith guys we are in a better position than most and definitely better off than last year.

Anyways good to be back guys missed you crazy lot :)

1.) 11 May 2017 20:21:14
United will lose their only world class player this summer ctr. I suspect de gea is Madrid bound. Regardless of managers, united need a few great players next season to truly compete. Harry kane would be a fantastic signing for united. He'd turn those many draws into wins.
Mourinho will address what you need.

2.) 11 May 2017 20:51:31
Good post Ctr and its good to have you back .

3.) 11 May 2017 21:20:24
Difficult to disagree with any of that Chris, good post.

However, on top of all of that Jose himself needs to cheer up! I'm not expecting him to act like Klipperty, nor would I want an eccentric clown like that in charge, he just needs to look and sound like he wants to be there and is enjoying it.

{Ed025's Note - i agree CAM..

4.) 11 May 2017 22:12:53
Ctr I hope this he are good with you now. good to see you back mate.

5.) 11 May 2017 23:56:51
Good to see you back, Chris. Hope everything's alright with the bairn, mate.



18 Oct 2016 19:12:22
These games are never as good as they are built up to be.

I see a lot of opinions from both sides on last nights game so let me add a few of mine.

I was happy, why? Because for the first time in 4 years we actually looked like a bloody team. We had a plan and each and every one of them players executed it, they worked for each other and trusted each other to do their own jobs.

This performance could prove to be worth more than points over the season.
Mou thrives on creating a 'us against the world' attitude and all the negative vibes and snides will feed into that.
Only one team will go in to training this morning knowing they done there job, the other will feel deflated and now not be looking forward to the West Brom game.

Which brings me on to the performance. While I understand its not the 'united way' to play a defensive game like that, let me add its also not 'the united way' to not be challenging for cups.

There has been a lot of snide remarks from Liverpool fans about anti football and a like. Well boo bloody hoo, that's just whinging and moaning. Its a typical reaction to the realization that they're team is not there yet and will need more than running around fast to win a title.

The league is over 38 games and I would rather trust a manager that can be emotionless about a game and set the team up to get a result than a manager that for the third time already this season feels he needs to ask the fans to make it the ''noisiest night at Anfield ever'' to get a result.

Like Mou or not, he wins titles. He knows how to manage a 38 game season.
This may be a great point yet, that will be proven in May.

Sure let the remarks come, take them on the chin and laugh. After all we set out to not concede and it never felt in doubt. We had arguably the best chance of the game and we should of scored it. Its hardly like De Gea had much more to do in the game. A Coutinho hit and hope and a Can ricochet.

Our attacking side was off and the slow transition didn't help it but our defensive and mental side of the the game, in arguably the biggest PL game this season was in top notch form.

Its one game in a long season.

1.) 18 Oct 2016 19:28:07
Great post chris. I agree.

2.) 18 Oct 2016 20:24:46
Agree fully, couldn't have put it better myself, I think your line about not challenging for trophies not being the United way is the thing that resonates most for me, this was a good point that kept is in touching difference whilst not losing any confidence in the first of 4 tough games in 10 days. We will know more about this team after Sunday as well, I doubt mourinho will want a point there against the players that lost him his job.

3.) 18 Oct 2016 20:44:14
Spot on Chris, good to see you back. X.

4.) 18 Oct 2016 21:19:32
Agree. 1 of our toughest away games and deservedly come away with a point. The first 20/ 30mins was probably the best we've played as a team for a while that I've seen. Always looked in control and powerful going forward in that period. Liverpool created 1 half chance from Can. The other was just a speculative effort from coutinho which was met by a great save. Mourinho was even going to push Rushford in behind zlatan which was the correct move until Rushford got cramp.

5.) 18 Oct 2016 21:38:29
CTR I disagree. Like a few others have said if LVG or Moyes played this way they would have been mauled on here. Tactics are tactic but my problem was that Mourinho had no intention of trying to win this game and that is not good enough.

Folk say that this was a 'mou masterclass' no it wasn't it was a 'mou bottling it'. As an A-grade coach you would expect as the game goes on Jose would see that Matip was constantly letting space in behind or that Clyne and Milner especially kept finding themselves out of postion and exploit this by trying to pick them off.

I don't buy into this ideology of the game. Will Pep do this against Liverpool? Did Poch or even Wenger (granted they lost to a last minute goal)? The fact is no other team would do this, in all actuality is there even another club in Europe with a similar reputation and resources that United have got that would play the game this way? I can't think of any.

No one is claiming we should have smashed them but we should have tried to win the match on occasion. Sorry but for me it wasn't good enough.

6.) 18 Oct 2016 22:09:21
I didn't expect you to agree on one of my posts mate lol.

To answer your questions, off the to of my head yes. A Madrid employ them a lot more than us and have reached two cl finals and won a title to boot.

Pep went to Barcelona and played man for man and got beat, he also went to spurs who were in top form and lost that to.

Klopp got found out to a large extent in Germany.

Yes LVG and Moyes would of got slated but we couldn't of done the task under those guys, it was clear the team was divided. Last night seeing us play as a team was very satisfying.

We controlled the game, it was played to our song sheet and we were a header away from doing it to perfection.

Excuse me if I'm not going for the rope just yet lol.


7.) 18 Oct 2016 23:14:17
Ctr we didn't control the game, in the second half we sat back and defended and only for our keeper we would have lost.
They were there for the taking, they have a dodgy back 4 and keeper.
After we got the better of them in the first half we should have went at them second half.
What did we buy pogba for, surely for controlling games like that and attacking them.
I know its only one game but its one we could have won.

8.) 19 Oct 2016 00:44:30
CTR It doesn’t make a difference to me who posts what. I read the post not the persons name who writes it. First off A Madrid do not employ the tactics we seen Jose play over the weekend. Yes they have a robust style but are unbelievable to watch on the break. They have a great attacking dynamic to go with their hustle and bustle approach but Jose’s game plan offered no attacking substance and that was my problem with the performance.

Again CTR this was not about ‘getting found out’. I am more than happy to accept that away from home in a tight affair a team employ certain tactics to nullify the opponents but you must still for at least a small portion of the game stay true to your principles of being a team that wants to win. Jose should have been analysing that game as it played out and changed our structure to exploit the glaring weaknesses Liverpool showed.

I don’t know if the team under LVG and Moyes was divided. Countless times I seen posters on here saying LVG had brought a ‘togetherness to the squad’. For me the team still looked disjointed. Zlatan seems to be struggling and Pogba was non-existent playing as a 10. Only the usual suspects of Young, Felliani and De Gea etc looked like they knew exactly what was asked of them.

As for controlling the game we must have watched different matches. I watched 10 bodies camped in their own half scampering like dogs across the field constantly chasing the ball. If that is controlling the game then my word I hope we do not control a game ever again. As for the ‘rope’ I don’t think anyone is suggesting that, I just feel we deserve more form one of the most reputable football clubs, one of the highest regarded managers and some of the most top grossing players.

9.) 19 Oct 2016 06:49:11
Athleti have deployed those tactics often maze. Yes they counter very well but yet still give up possession.

I was joking mate, I know u are giving your opinion nothing to do with names lol.

Leahy we must of watched different games mate.

10.) 19 Oct 2016 08:29:48
I thought Jose'got his game plan spot on: deny Liverpool their pressing games (Herrera was superb) then catch them on the break. Yes Liverpool had more success in the second half but by the end of the match were just packing defence to protect the draw. It was a mature, tactical performance from United in possibly their toughest away fixture of the season. Sure it was boring and Pogba and Ibra were disappointing but, as a means to an end, it worked well.

Of course we'd all like more attacking football - and if his tactics continue like this then there will be concerns - but as a marker of a team finally casting off Van Gaal's ideas and embracing Jose's, it could be the springboard for something better.

11.) 19 Oct 2016 08:52:45
I see a United team more together for the first time since Fergie, it wasn't a bottle job he want to Liverpool to do a job and done it spot on, just cz we didn't have the ball doesn't mean we didn't control the game, the game was played out exactly as Jose wanted it too, therefore a tactical masterclass. I think people are expecting champagne football and titles already, Jose is only just building his team, top 3/ 4 is the aim and a point at a rampant Liverpool is a tremendous result for a team yet again in transistion.

12.) 19 Oct 2016 12:18:11
This is a manager with 8 league titles in 3 different countries and 2 champions leagues, yet i find more and more posters on here really question his tactics.

Man utd want to win, jose mourinho knows how to get the job done, it will take time but his record speaks for itself. I just can't believe people questioning his tactical ability. On Monday, a job was done that needed to be done, wasn't the best but it was what was needed.

13.) 19 Oct 2016 13:04:07
Ctr we had 35% possession.
Was letting them have the ball controlling the game.
Herrera done his job very well so did ddg . valencia made a top notch tackle. so if you look at them 3 things we were defending the game hoping for a draw, not controlling the game.

14.) 19 Oct 2016 13:29:25
Leahy, yes it was. Possession isn't the most important thing on a football pitch, space is. Look at how little Liverpool had the ball in our defensive third, they had the ball in their defensive third and the middle third of the pitch.

Remember we had loads of possession last season, but never in the final third. Which made us boring to watch. The difference between us last season and Liverpool against us this season is us not going into the final third last season was because we didn't try too, where as Liverpool didn't get into the final third against us because we didn't let them.

If we forced them to play in a different way and in a way we wanted them to then it is fair to say we controlled the game.

Liverpool like press high, this doesn't work when they have the ball. Giving them the ball deeper means they have to work opens in a more patient way. They don't have that deeper playmaker, that person who can create from deep. Henderson is no Carrick, and they don't have ball playing defenders. Liverpools weakness is their defence and a lack of someone deeper to control the tempo, their strengths lie in Coutinho, Firmino and Mane being able to get on the ball on the edge of the penalty area. We blunted them by cutting off their supply unless they dropped deep where they aren't as much of a threat.

We limited them so much that in 60 minutes on the pitch Sturridge had one touch in our penalty area.

15.) 19 Oct 2016 13:41:49
The game plan was to let Liverpool have the ball so they couldn't harass us off it which is when they score a lot of goals from, by having 35% possession yes we controlled it.

16.) 19 Oct 2016 13:45:57
Shappy that liverpool team is far from a top side everyone is making them out to be.
We could have done a lot better going forward.

17.) 19 Oct 2016 16:28:26
Leahy, that Liverpool team is only 2 points off of top spot. Everyone is waxing lyrical about how well City are playing, well if Liverpool are only 2 points off of them then they can't be playing too badly.

In fact if Liverpool won the game against us by three goals they would have been top of the league ahead of that fantastic City team.




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06 Apr 2016 19:11:01
That United blood in you coming out mate.

{Ed001's Note - erm. Somehow I doubt that. If there was any of that in me me ma would have crucified me as a child. Me mate gave me a Wolves shirt once as a present. It was a proper team shirt like, as replicas weren't something you bought then in the early 80s when I was in primary school. She burnt it.}



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21 Feb 2016 13:46:36
I love the fact that any spainsh player/ manager first thoughts are "right get this contract signed, then tell ballbag all the info"



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06 Feb 2016 14:58:24
RIP to all the people that lost there lives on this tragic day.

We will never forget you.

{Ed001's Note - well said. RIP.}



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05 Oct 2015 18:40:51
How about after the international break ms85?



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05 Oct 2015 18:38:08
But he kinda did fresh lol.




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23 Mar 2018 06:58:01
Most clubs in England have a atmosphere problem. It happened years ago when clubs moved fans from each other after redeveloping a ground.
Stoke can create an atmosphere at times also palace.

The others are all poor.



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22 Mar 2018 18:09:03
Ed01 is right. For some daft reason the Glasgow clubs seem to wear there 'rivalry' as a badge of honour.

It often gets disgusting and nothing to be proud of. Certainly nothing to come on a united message board and boast about that's for sure.



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16 Mar 2018 10:00:55
The thought process was to sit deep and let sevilla have the ball. Then when we won it dump it to fellani and have runners off him to pick up the balls.

John Beckesque.



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15 Mar 2018 22:20:47
It was a terrible display redman, soon as I saw Fellani in the 11 I knew the game we were going to play and knew it would be tricky.

The preparation for the game wasn't exactly right if you ask me. After the game against Liverpool the players should of been on a high, raring to go but instead our manager went for FDB and allowed eyes to wonder away from the task at hand.

I understand Mourinho's frustration, he seems to get a lot of unjust flak but pick your times to hit back. He done it against Conte perfectly.

The sad thing is we actually have some really good players. De Gea, Baily, Matic, Pogba, Rashford and Martial are all good players to build our team around. But, for some reason we have made Fellani, Young, Lingard and Smalling our important players.

Defence is our real weak link. Our fullbacks are average and Smalling is the worse defender at the club. Yet we set up to give them the most work. We can't be suprised when they let us down.

It's not all bad though on fact far from it. But performances need to improve and wins must become consistent.



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13 Mar 2018 17:49:52
I think we are ok atm. Nothing great but the mentality is back.

Once we upgrade a few positions we will be a lot closer to city.