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03-11-2013, 06:20 AM
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Chelsea is a mess. They have some great players, but glaring holes. United is a very beatable team, you have to wonder how they can dominate the EPL like this.
Your observation about Chelsea begins to answer your own question.

It is embarrassing that a comparatively average Man U team is running away with the league. It helps that they're more accomplished at picking up points when they play badly than the others.

We've seen this time and again. (The most extreme example being 96/97, when the Red Devils won the title with a measly 76 points). Ultimately, it has to come back to Ferguson, whose opportunism permeates the entire club. That he's a great manager is manifest, but he's been lucky in his enemies, most of whom have lacked the half-crazed ferocity of spirit that Ferguson possesses. I think that Dalglish and Mourinho have similar mindsets, but for differing reasons, neither endured.

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03-11-2013, 06:43 AM
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when will the Moyes love stop, Laudrup won a trophy in 8-9 months with a smaller budget than Everton, Moyes 11 years without one
In between my laughter, as I watched Wigan tear Everton apart, I found myself wondering if Moyes' great strength is his great weakness.

Everton are set up as a percentages sort of a team. Tight and energetic in midfield rather than inventive, the emphasis being on getting the ball wide and putting in crosses. Across a league season that style can garner a lot of points, because it allows a team to be consistently hard to beat.

To win a cup, however, where opponents are psyched up to a higher level of intensity than usual, its necessary to find an extra gear. That's what Everton lacks because Moyes emphasises the physical over the technical.

Mind you, even the physical side of Everton's game broke down on Saturday. They allowed Wigan a fatal amount of time and space.

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03-11-2013, 07:26 AM
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03-11-2013, 07:29 AM
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The thing is, he's been studying up and he's made a concerted effort to learn more about the game. There is plenty of time for him to learn enough for the 2018 WC.
I don't know. I think the lifers have an edge. There's only so much he can cram in before it's just basic facts that sound fake.

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03-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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WEMBERLEEEE WEMBERLEEEE etc.

We owe those pie-munchers one too.

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03-29-2013, 09:25 AM
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Chelsea-ManU replay on Monday??? What kind of scheduling is this?

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03-29-2013, 06:22 PM
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Chelsea-ManU replay on Monday??? What kind of scheduling is this?
It's Easter weekend, there's often games on the Monday.

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03-30-2013, 09:24 AM
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It's Easter weekend, there's often games on the Monday.
With only 48 hour rests?

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03-30-2013, 10:09 AM
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With only 48 hour rests?
It's a congested fixture list, especially with the other commitments with Chelsea in Europe. It's not the FA's fault neither team got the game done the last game.

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Crap, I thought the game would have been on later tonight...

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We're missing Rooney's creativity out there..

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Big (and probably costly) miss from RvP.

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aaaaaand CHELSEA are through!

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His name is Rio and he cannot mark his man ...

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Sucks to com out with only 1 trophy this year

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04-02-2013, 10:17 AM
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Sucks to com out with only 1 trophy this year
said no Arsenal fan ever.

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Sat at Wembley getting ready to see Wigan smash us. Come on Wall!

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04-13-2013, 12:56 PM
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Wigan winning 2:0 - 10 minutes to go.

Mill wall were looking dangerous and had the momentum but McManam just about seals the win

Small groups of millwall fans are fighting each other

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04-13-2013, 01:01 PM
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Millwall fans fighting amongst themselves in the family stand in front of children. Living up to their reputation thanks to a small minority.

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Millwall beaten on the pitch, then beat each other in the stands

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04-13-2013, 01:14 PM
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Millwall beaten on the pitch, then beat each other in the stands
Hopefully everyone involved is jailed and banned, embarrassment to their club and other Millwall fans - some got injured during it :

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One of them knicked a policemans helmet and he looked so proud.

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04-13-2013, 01:14 PM
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Millwall beaten on the pitch, then beat each other in the stands
Now now now it's just the same small minority of racist and violent fans that keep showing up to matches all across England, most likely from Eastern Europe.

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04-13-2013, 01:16 PM
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Now now now it's just the same small minority of racist and violent fans that keep showing up to matches all across England, most likely from Eastern Europe.
Ahh, but they were provoked by the police brutality shown.

I look forward to seeing who they'll try and blame.

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