Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Entertainment Discussion Forums > Sports Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 24-09-2017, 11:15   #2801
madstu
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 3,767
Thanks: 32
Thanked 61 Times in 29 Posts
I think we drew at Southampton last year - that says it all. We have scored far more goals this season than we have for a long time, prob even Fergie's last couple of seasons.

Grinding out a win when you are not playing well is exactly what wins you titles. It Herrera scored to make it 2-0 (and he really should have), then we may have won by 3 or 4. Conceded 2 goals so far, looking solid. This team is very reminiscent of a Fergie team (minus the wingers, which we are clearly looking to buy).




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"Ares, God of War, be praised! I shall discombobulate the entire world!!!"
madstu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2017, 13:41   #2802
jockosjungle
formerly rbullivant
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Warrington
Posts: 23,049
Thanks: 285
Thanked 1,220 Times in 863 Posts
It's what happens when you've built your finances on glory supporters, they demand glory all the time and cannot remember the bad times
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2017, 14:04   #2803
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbullivant View Post
It's what happens when you've built your finances on glory supporters, they demand glory all the time and cannot remember the bad times
What a ****. I followed United since the 50s & went through the wretched 70s with them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpig View Post
Seriously, MICON, yesterday's result was a good one. Have you forgotten the last few years already? We were wretched to watch and fell to pieces in the last ten minutes. Jose seems to have done something about that. Southampton should have scored in the second half, that was a good away day.
TBH I do agree with you. It's just we should be scoring more goals against teams like Southampton. If we can't then I don't know how we will fare against better opposition.

I look at the finance of the club & we have some of the best people bringing in the money, but I don't think we are in the same league as Chelsea or City at scouting or bringing in the best players. We seem to be paying over the top for players. At this moment I don't think we have a top striker. Good ones yes, but top ones no. They may, of course get better.
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2017, 15:40   #2804
jockosjungle
formerly rbullivant
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Warrington
Posts: 23,049
Thanks: 285
Thanked 1,220 Times in 863 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MICON View Post
What a ****. I followed United since the 50s & went through the wretched 70s with them.
You must have been a bundle of joy back then
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2017, 15:52   #2805
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbullivant View Post
You must have been a bundle of joy back then
I was always optimistic, & along came Alex & blew Liverpool into oblivion.
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2017, 07:32   #2806
MaxNutter
20
 
MaxNutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Timperley
Posts: 15,234
Thanks: 207
Thanked 611 Times in 370 Posts
Good win last night. Bonkers group. How bad must Benfica be?
__________________
"He has his mother's eyes..."
"I thought we had them?"
MaxNutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2017, 20:02   #2807
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxNutter View Post
Good win last night. Bonkers group. How bad must Benfica be?
We will find out on the 18th & 31st October.
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2017, 20:08   #2808
MaxNutter
20
 
MaxNutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Timperley
Posts: 15,234
Thanks: 207
Thanked 611 Times in 370 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MICON View Post
We will find out on the 18th & 31st October.
Nothing less than a cricket score will do?
__________________
"He has his mother's eyes..."
"I thought we had them?"
MaxNutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2017, 21:49   #2809
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxNutter View Post
Nothing less than a cricket score will do?
Bunch of fives?????
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2017, 23:15   #2810
MaxNutter
20
 
MaxNutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Timperley
Posts: 15,234
Thanks: 207
Thanked 611 Times in 370 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MICON View Post
Bunch of fives?????
I'm thinking of hitting them for six...
__________________
"He has his mother's eyes..."
"I thought we had them?"
MaxNutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2017, 08:38   #2811
HenryKrinkle
Clean, like my conscience
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Downtown
Posts: 4,188
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Well, we have Palace on Saturday...a team with a 100% record so far in losses and has shipped 13 goals without a single reply! So, should we be worried or could we possible burst through the 4 goal limit we seem to have set ourselves this season?

...with City playing Chelsea we could really get our noses out in front!!
__________________
"Suck on this!"
HenryKrinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2017, 08:46   #2812
MaxNutter
20
 
MaxNutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Timperley
Posts: 15,234
Thanks: 207
Thanked 611 Times in 370 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryKrinkle View Post
Well, we have Palace on Saturday...a team with a 100% record so far in losses and has shipped 13 goals without a single reply! So, should we be worried or could we possible burst through the 4 goal limit we seem to have set ourselves this season?

...with City playing Chelsea we could really get our noses out in front!!
1-0, Lukaku
__________________
"He has his mother's eyes..."
"I thought we had them?"
MaxNutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2017, 10:39   #2813
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxNutter View Post
1-0, Lukaku
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 02:38   #2814
Eastlander
Trusted User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 957
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Actually thought Palace looked much better than their results against us (even though we smashed them in the end). Just looked low on confidence more than anything. Banana skin.
Eastlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 14:19   #2815
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxNutter View Post
1-0, Juan Mata
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 14:29   #2816
AdamBrunt
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 24,720
Thanks: 135
Thanked 281 Times in 195 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eastlander View Post
Actually thought Palace looked much better than their results against us (even though we smashed them in the end). Just looked low on confidence more than anything. Banana skin.
It would be funny but won't happen.

Palace are awful at the minute. Their only plus point is that after their next game they will already have played Liverpool, United, City and Chelsea. Their problem is their confidence must be completely gone and they even done well in their other 'easier' games.

Last edited by AdamBrunt; 30-09-2017 at 17:13.
AdamBrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 16:41   #2817
HenryKrinkle
Clean, like my conscience
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Downtown
Posts: 4,188
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryKrinkle View Post
...could we possible burst through the 4 goal limit we seem to have set ourselves this season?
...no
__________________
"Suck on this!"
HenryKrinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 21:38   #2818
jpig
Trusted User
 
jpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 6,268
Thanks: 227
Thanked 302 Times in 81 Posts
Against all expectations, we look alright. Palace had spells today, but never really got a look in. We could have scored more.

For the first time in ages, it's hard to choose an XI on merit, because everyone is putting in a shift. Good times, we need it to continue.
jpig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 21:52   #2819
MICON
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,971
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpig View Post
Against all expectations, we look alright. Palace had spells today, but never really got a look in. We could have scored more.

For the first time in ages, it's hard to choose an XI on merit, because everyone is putting in a shift. Good times, we need it to continue.
The problem is we are level with City bar goal difference, but they have played Liverpool & Chelsea. We have yet to play any top team.
MICON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 22:00   #2820
jpig
Trusted User
 
jpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 6,268
Thanks: 227
Thanked 302 Times in 81 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MICON View Post
The problem is we are level with City bar goal difference, but they have played Liverpool & Chelsea. We have yet to play any top team.
We finished fifth last year. Relax. It's progress.
jpig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Manchester City Thread Alan b Sports Forum 1002 23-09-2012 17:28
The Manchester United Thread 2010/2011 Thread Alan b Sports Forum 1013 14-08-2011 17:28
The Manchester United Thread - 2010-11 - 2nd Fastest Sport Thread on the Forums rustybin Sports Forum 1035 22-03-2011 10:30
The Manchester United Thread Guest 4630 Sports Forum 3385 22-06-2004 21:54

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network