The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 9 - Jose back at the Bridge

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by BOR » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 pm

A good start with a win and three points. :)

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by PurplePenguin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:53 pm

Bit of drama at the end but job done. We played pretty poorly but it's just about the points for the first few games.

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by Kanbei » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:54 pm

Carragher was making up for lost time on the Neville ribbing tonight :lol:

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by Ploiper » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:15 pm

i hear Alexis was as wasteful as ever. surely he will eventually be dropped

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by PurplePenguin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:18 pm

I think Alexis is almost trying too hard. Every time he's looking to play the ball forward fast and he's either under hitting passes or over hitting them.

I do think eventually his quality will shine through.

Looking forward to having Matic, Lingard and Lukaku back in the starting line up.

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by Ploiper » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 pm

honestly, I think you will be best cutting losses on him. he's been this way for a good couple years now

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by Photek » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 pm

Sanchez was awful.

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by Mafro » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:35 pm

PurplePenguin wrote:I think Alexis is almost trying too hard. Every time he's looking to play the ball forward fast and he's either under hitting passes or over hitting them.

I do think eventually his quality will shine through.

Looking forward to having Matic, Lingard and Lukaku back in the starting line up.

If Pereira keeps this up then Matic shouldn't be getting straight back into the starting line up.

Ploiper wrote:honestly, I think you will be best cutting losses on him. he's been this way for a good couple years now

He was really good in preseason playing upfront rather than wide. He should have been playing there tonight with Rashford out wide.

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by Denster » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:39 pm

Good result. Very pleased for Shaw. Started well but didn’t really capitalise.
Three points so not too upset.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - MNU vs LEI - Result inside
by Harry Ola » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:08 am

Good news from last night, Fred and Perriera (back from loan) both look good, mobile additions to the squad. If Shaw becomes a genuine first team contender this year, that will be another bonus.

The not so good news .... I dread to think how ropey Sanchez would have been without his first proper pre-season in ages. And it's probably best not to mention Darmian.

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by gamerforever » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:15 am

Sanchez is a joke and hes paid a stupid amount of money. Arsenal did well to get shot of him imo.

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by Preezy » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:51 am

He just needs to learn to hold down X longer when doing his short passes, they're too underpowered at the moment.

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by PurplePenguin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:04 pm

I still have faith in Sanchez he's been poor since joining us but we play differently to Arsenal so he needs to adapt.

I think Rashford as a lone striker doesn't suit us. Mourinho teams almost always rely on that big number 9 who can hold the ball up and win headers. Drogba, Lukaku, Ibra they are all Mourinho types.

Considering a lot of our lads have had busy summers with the World Cup I didn't care how we won last night or to be honest how we win in the next 3-4 games just get the points.

I think Matic will be straight back in the side he was fantastic for large parts of the season last season.

Leicester do look a decent side though I think thats worth pointing out I can see them finishing in the top 8.

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by PES Fan » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:35 pm

PurplePenguin wrote:I still have faith in Sanchez he's been poor since joining us but we play differently to Arsenal so he needs to adapt.

I think Rashford as a lone striker doesn't suit us. Mourinho teams almost always rely on that big number 9 who can hold the ball up and win headers. Drogba, Lukaku, Ibra they are all Mourinho types.

Considering a lot of our lads have had busy summers with the World Cup I didn't care how we won last night or to be honest how we win in the next 3-4 games just get the points.

I think Matic will be straight back in the side he was fantastic for large parts of the season last season.

Leicester do look a decent side though I think thats worth pointing out I can see them finishing in the top 8.



Rashford as a lone striker doesn’t suit any team. He was terrible as a striker for England at the World Cup and he had Vardy alongside him.

He takes about 30 seconds to decide what to do with the ball before losing it. Screws up nearly every counter as a result of that. We can use the excuse that he is young. But he does it nearly every game. He had a purple patch with LVG, but for the last two years he’s been poor the majority of the games he has started. He can’t dribble past players or isn’t good in tight spaces to be a good winger. It would be crazy if we let Martial go and he stays.

If he wasn’t from the academy he would be blasted like Depay was.

The excuse he is young doesn’t buy with me. You look at Sterling he has the skill to get in good shooting positions but it’s his finishing or end product that lets him down. Rashford doesn’t have the skill to get in those positions. He’s just always ponderous on the ball. He should have been loaned out.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - MNU vs LEI - Result inside
by jawafour » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 pm

I love the excitement and the feeling of hope just as a new season starts :wub: .

Before those dreams are swiftly crushed, of course.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:57 pm

jawafour wrote:I love the excitement and the feeling of hope just as a new season starts :wub: .

Before those dreams are swiftly crushed, of course.


Do you follow a specific club, Jawa?

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by Photek » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:21 pm

He sounds like a West Ham Fan...

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by Benzin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:54 pm

Better start than last season :wub:

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by Irene Demova » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:48 pm

what a messy goal :lol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - MNU vs LEI - Result inside
by Photek » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:25 pm

Enjoyed that match, Richarlison quieting the doubters.

So good to have football back. :wub:

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