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  1. NicoQB I take your point about goalscorers and creators. But with Ronaldo gone this team done not have a pure goalscorer. I suppose you could count Owen but I think Fergie is planning to use him in a bit part role to ensure he is fit when it counts.

    We do not really have any creative midfielders or goalscoring midfielders with Giggs and Scholes on the way out. So there is a big burden on Rooney and Berbatov to provide the GOALS and the creativity that this team desperately needs.

    It is a big ask but with a lightweight midfield we need our forwards to be absolutely top drawer.

    Berbatov is a great player but the question is whether he can step up and become the world class forward we need.

    Rooney has less to prove but I still feel he is playing well below what he is capable of. He should be competing with Kaka, Messi and Ronaldo for world player of the year….he just needs to make that extra step up

  2. My Top 5 most hated Gooners.

    5- Patrick Veira, the spitting fouling Frenchman was not the big man he tried to come across when he addressed Gary Neville in the Tunnel and enquired if he was going to kick the poor little Arsenal players again………Roy Keane gave him the answer no, Arsenal lost the game and John O’Shea scored a cracker to add insult to injury.

    5- Cashley Cole, the mouthy little fullback has always never benn very popular and considered one of the game’s greatest whingers, public opinion of him hit an all-time low after allegations of his cheating on wife Cheryl Cole came to light, but when he said in his autobiogaphy that he felt sick at being offered a mere £55k a week, he was less so, his book sold a whopping 4,000 copies.

    4- Sol Campbell God I hate this twat, I am not Spurs’s biggest fan but being their captain and walking out of the club and signing for their biggest rivals is one of the worst things in football, but to some degree he did the same again with Arsenal, claiming he was going to move abroad when being granted a free, he signed for Portsmouth.

    3- Martin Keown, Monkey head was arguably one of the most disliked player to ever grace OT, His disgraceful taunting of Ruud Van Nistelrooy was one of the single most tawdry incidents in football’s long and shameful history, cunt.

    2- Thierry Henry, great player no doubt but my God he knew it, one of the most arrogant men alive with his stupid vain goal celebrations to his big game bottling a classless human being, ask his ex wife.

    1- Ian Wright, a horrible little twat jumping two footed onto Peter Schmeichel or looking like he would be getting sent off in almost ever game he played in, a gobby little oik, sums him up really.

  3. Looserpool drew 1-1 with Thailand.. 😆
    Thailand goal was class I must say…

  4. @colver: I think Carrick is a very creative midfielder. I think he’ll have a big season this year, feeding the wingers…. he can shoot too he just doesn’t usually get close enough to the goal to do it. Alongside Anderson he probably won’t either, but with Hargreaves he will be let off the reigns a little.

  5. @spizzy: Scoring once every two games is the kind of form you expect from a “goalscoring” striker, not a “creative” striker.

    Say someone plays 40 games a season.
    A good “goalscoring” striker scores 1 in 2 games = 20 goals.
    A good “creative” striker scores 1 in 3 games; but as a bonus has 10+ assists to show at the end of the season, which is exactly what Berbatov achieved.
    Sure he did not score in the most important games, and I’ll agree that we’ve still to see the best of him, but please I’d like people once and for all to stop spouting nonsense like he was poor last season. He was not.

  6. @Stephen: firstly i never stated the first point i only agreed to it but i mean in the sense of goals, i said he hasnt made a point in the perspective of goals. What did i say about anderson?

  7. sorry stephen i misread your comment (regarding anderson). I thought you said you “cant add anderson to that mix”, but yea i agree with what you said (that i should add anderson). He really needs to step up, but ive always rated him highly because i watched him quite a lot at porto and he looked like he was going to turn into the next best thing. But something happened i dont know if it was confidence or something else but his game at united doesnt look anywhere near to him at porto.

  8. @colver: I kinda agree. But I’m counting on our wingers to show some of their mettle. Nani has goals in him, that much is true. Given a full season, he can top 15 goals.
    With the exception of defenders, if all players add two to three goals to their name we can compensate for Ronaldo.
    Add to that Owen, Valencia, Obertan… and the youths..

    Remember the time of Cantona. No real outstanding goalscorer, but the goals were well spread among the midfield.

  9. @Anthony Los: I just hope he gets an early goal next season, the he could turn into the new Frank Lampard!! 😆 😆 😛 😛

  10. @ all: why we r talking so much about arsenal…
    they will be finishing definately top of sunderland but below fulham…
    next season standing:
    1> manu
    2> chelsea
    note : ( 1 or 2 point will decide…can go any way)
    3> liverpool
    4> man city
    5> tottenham
    6> everton
    7> aston villa
    8> fulham
    9> ARSENAL

    wat u all think mate

  11. @m34ch: I would be very surprised if we made a move for villa, fergie just bigged up macheda and said he would be getting games this season, cant see him getting much games if villa came in could you, so no i would be extremely surprised to see villa come our way.
    I think this all comes from the fact that guilleme ballague sees that villa hasnt made a big move this summer, notices madrid and barca are unlikely to get him, sees we have alot of money and puts two and two together and gets our name, honestly i think thats it. From what ive seen of ballague in the past hes a guy who does seem to have some inside info but he seems to come out with a new player going somewhere every day, i remember he was convinced fernando torres was headed our way in 2006, so much so he said he was house hunting in the area. The man is not like the twats who work for the rags here, but he links 40 players a day with moves so in the end a couple are bound to come true, but who knows he does seem to get a few right so maybe he has here.
    But anyway if we are gonna spend big money on any position i hope its a CM anyway cos even from the 2 friendlies ive seen against average opposition our midfield was getting over run at times and if thats happening against avergae opposition think about how it will be against quality teams.

  12. NicoQB yeah if our midfield could step up that would take the pressure off Rooney and Berbatov neither of whom is really prolific. I agree that Nani could score double figures a season if he is given the playing time and not shackled too much by Fergie. He has the selfish streak and over-confidence that Ronaldo had but I do not think Fergie has the same patience and I get the impression that if Nani takes too many shots, tries one to many dribble Fergie will bench him….which would be a mistake because while he is a bit of a defensive liability and sometimes loses possession too cheaply he is very very dangerous going forward.

    Really if he had got more playing time last season he’d be in a better position to step up. But last season he went backward as Fergie got obsessed with defence.

  13. @ matt: villa and aguero r such wonders that whenever they will be available ,any team will be willing to chase…
    fergie has said abt macheda probably in context of talks about eto,huntelaar…
    and more also when he chased benzema a lot,then at that moment had he forgotten macheda???

  14. @colver: WE all agree about Nani. Plus he can also provide assists if he learns to release the ball at the right time.

  15. Off topic…I need some help please. Is last seasons review DVD out and available in the US yet? I can’t find a link. I can find it at the megastore, but only the Brit version which, I know from experience, doesn’t work in my DVD player.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  16. @owen: I would make an exception for aguero but for me villa, whilst being a brilliant player, wouldnt be worth it imo.
    First the fee being spoken about at £45m, i have to wonder why in fergies own words he said £35m would be the maximum he would bid for benzema, and then he would change his mind and go to £45m for villa who imo is not as good for value player as benzema.
    Second as with any foreign player, this price for a player who has only experience in spain is a risk, from all ive heard the man doesnt seem too enthusiastic about coming to england, i have to wonder why we would even bother for a bloke who would put us behind barca and real in the list of clubs he would want to play for aguero on the other hand is a massive united fan who im positive would resist the advances of barca and definitely real to join us which is the kind of players we should be going for and not mercenaries.
    And finally villa for me is the wrong side of the age spectrum, 27 years old and a transfer fee of £45m for a 27 y/o is too much, i would offer that in a second for aguero who for me is a better player and also much younger but whilst i wouldnt be disappointed if we signed villa i would be upset the united team would overlook aguero for him.
    Anyway im sure all this villa talk as i say is just bull.

  17. @ matt : i agree with u and more bcoz strikers r really not required as per the squad…
    we really need a gud mid fielder…
    if alonso would not have been with liverpools ,then he would have a perfect buy for us or even mascherano …
    any waywhom u think is better b/w those two…
    for me its alonso and i like only him in their squad

  18. @owen: he’s probably still in disbelief that we signed yet another potential striker rather than an actually good striker.

  19. @ Will: mate i dont agree with you..bcoz be sure owen will score more than berba…
    due to owen,we will score the same number of goals from penalty area but the problem will be to score from outside the box and from headers…
    u know anyone from the squad who can do this…( please dont mention nani as i m serious)

  20. @owen: Alonso is a great player and i agree i would probably have him over mascherano if we could ever have bought these 2. If alonso does make the move to real then unless they sign hernanes as has been reported then it may be title challenge over before it has even started, he is such an important player for them and one of rafas good buys. Sounds like mascherano is making sounds about leaving though and they would never let both leave, alonso from what ive heard is settled in england so i guess they would prefer mascherano to go over alonso. If there ever was any chance of getting alonso he would have been brilliant, quality player, he will probably end up at real which is good for us cos it weakens liverpool considerably.

  21. @owen: Everyone moans that our playmakers play too deep. Alonso wouldn’t have solved that.

  22. @tevez : i would have started alonso little behind carrick which would have benefitted carrick and to owen also as alonso is master of giving long passes also…
    he dominates the half line mark very well….
    alonso was the main reason behind liverpools good last season…

  23. @owen: So you’d rather face liverpool without alonso than Gerrard?

    For all the abberation of his very existence, Gerrard is a world class footballer.

    And Alonso is way too similar to Carrick imho. We need a midfield dominator, and Alonso is not that.

  24. @owen: Everyone’s also moaning that we don’t have a competent ballwinner in midfield right now. Alonso playing with carrick would result in no grit at all, certainly not solving this problem.
    Alonso is a good player but the main reason liverpool finished the season strong is because benitez removed the shackles and allowed the players to have a right go and express themselves, and also because they have gerrard and torres.

  25. @tevez: How many fucking LFC filth do we want in our team anyway?? They are infiltrating our ranks!!. Bastards!! 😆

  26. @Redrich: yeh #$%k that!!
    Owen is it. No more. no less.
    rather beat them on the pitch, than get them in a United jersey!!

  27. @Redrich: “beat them” as in get Vidic, to personally beat Torres and Gerrard into submission so they actually end up passing the ball to him instead.
    and we could socre a few goals to show that they got beat on the sheet too 👿 😈

  28. @NicoQB: That precisely why I said mate that Berba was no flop in the first season.. I mean like you said he is Creative striker so he is not going to give you 1 goal every 2 matches. If we are rational enough to think that then with around 14 goals and same amount of Assists he has done relatively well.

    The Problem is that he came with hefty Price tag. But, we were holding out for far lesser than that only to be forced by Man City into it isn’t???

    And to tell you frankly he does not decide at what price he wants to move. he only plays on the ground but still every now and then i keep hearing people say that he costs us good part of 31 mn and they expect more than what he has done from a 31 mn player…

    My point is simple was it him who did decide the Price Tag of 31 mn???? The ANS is NO… Then shall we hold him responsible for it????

    You all are smart enough to know the answer!!! 🙂 🙂

  29. I’m pretty sure that goals will come, problem is I’m not sure who will score all those goals. someone will have to step up,because ronaldo single handedly won too many games for us.He is the reason we won last season,I remember the teams poor performance when he was recuperating. but truth be told rooney wont do it, neither will berba or owen, someone else will have to stand up and win those games for us.I think that’s where macheda will pay up for the gaffers faith. He won us two last year.

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