Barcelona 6 – 1 Psg.
Sorry but I am not buying into the Barcelona bullshit, following their ‘greatest comeback of all time’ as it’s being dubbed. Perhaps the greatest in Champions League history, but the fact is, this victory was only made possible by the awarding of two dubious, if not spurious penalties to the home side.
Both Neymar and Suarez were guilty of cheating, in winning the two spot kicks. Seriously, look at Suarez going down, with his usual ‘change of grab where I was hit’ routine. The guy is repulsive. A great talent, but a disgusting cheat.
How the referee fell for his half beheaded routine is sickening. But that is modern football. The whole thing stinks. Meanwhile the powers that be will sell this latest tripe as the perfect example of just how beautiful the beautiful game is.
The fact is UEFA just like FIFA are luddites, who refuse to implement the technology, that will spare us, or at least punish the cheating dramatics, of a bunch of overpaid tossers.
Listening to Liam Brady and Richard Sadlier, on RTE’s post match analysis was equally sickening. They praised Neymar for conning his way to a penalty. “Clever play!”
If it had been Wayne Rooney, or Zlatan, there would have been no end to the amount of vitriol they would have spouted about him.
As for ex United man Di Maria, well he shit on it, didn’t he? Just pass the ball you muppet and Cavan scores to make it 3-2. Game over. That would have been a beautiful game.
Manchester United Vs Hull City
No disrespect to Hull City or indeed Steve Bruce, but this is not a fixture that would normally excite, or get the juices flowing so to speak, but after a much needed win, away to Arsenal last week, and the added need to establish momentum and consistency, regarding results, it is as important a fixture as United have had this season.
Defeat at home, especially after the promising result of a tough away win, would simply be disastrous, whereas a win will surely instil a belief that finally a corner has been turned.
It’s a home fixture, as is our next outing against Stoke, and its not unreasonable to suggest, that this current, albeit injury ridden, Manchester United team should mop up six Premiership points and make it four wins in a row, before we head into the Monday night game at Southampton, on December 8th.
Our injury list continues to frustrate, despite the availability of Rojo and Falcao today, most notably the loss of Luke Shaw, who has put in some excellent performances for us of late, but Hull City come into this game on the back of three straight defeats, and have not won in the Premiership since their 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on October 4th.
In a nutshell this is a game we should win, it’s a game I’m pretty sure we will win and I’m going to say 4-1 United.
Make your prediction here!
Tuned into the Liverpool game, its dire. Another glorious European night blah di blah…
The 168th Manchester Derby
The 168th Manchester Derby takes place at The Etihad Stadium on Sunday November 2nd, with a 1.30 PM kick off. United have not beaten City since Robin Van Persie’s late winner at the Etihad in December 2012. United would go on to finish as champions that season, but their on field fortunes have plummeted dramatically since then.
A Credible Draw
Sundays game between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford has left many talking points and controversies in its wake. From penalties that never were, Van Persie’s ” rugby tackle ” to United’s celebration of what was in fact an injury time equaliser as opposed to a winner.
But a very important goal it was, and for this United team who are trying to resurrect themselves from the ashes of last seasons debacle perhaps it is the first stretch of their phoenix wings. In gaining that last minute point United also denied Chelsea two, and next we make the short journey across town to the Etihad Stadium to face City on Sunday in another crucial fixture.
Twitter Reacts As Madrid Wallop Liverpool
Liverpool V Real Madrid – Champions League
Another glorious night of European football at Anfield indeed. Here is a pick of some of the many, many tweets that rolled in during tonights game, so many in fact that #LiverpoolVsRealMadrid was top trending throughout the first half. I read that on Twitter.
Newcastle United 5
Manchester United 0
Sun 20 October 1996 | 4 pm | St. James’ Park | Att: 36,579
Having claimed a Premier League and FA Cup double the previous season, and beating Newcastle 4-0 in the Charity Shield that August, United would have had few reservations heading into this game.
But what ensued was a torturous 90 mins for United. On any given day a top team can suffer a trashing, meted out by one of their challengers and this was just such a day. In truth everything Newcastle did that day simply came off for them, and for United it was to be the start of a very turbulent run of form. Read more
Wayne Rooney Wondergoal
19 October 2002
Its hard to believe but it’s twelve years to the day since Wayne Rooney announced himself to the football world, with his wonder goal against Arsenal. At the age of 16 years and 360 days, Rooney had come of the bench to end Arsenal’s 30 game unbeaten run with a screamer. It was also Arsenals first away defeat in 24 games, but all the headlines were stolen by Rooney, and you just sensed you were watching a player who would one day be a great. Rooney signed for Manchester United for £25.6 M, late in the 2004 summer transfer window and would go on to add many more spectaculars to his goals catalogue.
[manchesterunited]Mata versus Herrera Crossbar Challenge
Two of Manchester United’s Spanish contingent go head to head in an intense crossbar challenge. Check out the video below to see who comes out on top, by being the first to hit the crossbar three times.