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#1   II Capitano

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

Nice one for getting a thread up mate.

I think the players coming back from injury will be a big boost. Nani and Valencia on the wings would be great. Rooney and Welbeck up front possibly too, which I think would cause serious problems to Chelsea's defence. I think Chelsea are there for the taking this time at Stamford Bridge. They are always a solid unit at home but this is the weakest I think they've been for a while. For once I am quite confident we can get 3 points, which would be very handy considering City look likely to take 3 points now.

Let's just hope they don't use this snow as an excuse to postpone the match again eh.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

Hoping for a United win here. Would keep the gap between Arsenal and Chelsea at just two points.

I think with de Gea in goal, United could be vulnerable at the back. I'm not saying Amos is the answer, but de Gea is just so unconvincing. Hopefully he can put in a big performance and help United come out of this with a win.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:01 PM

Should be winning this no excuses.

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#5   II Capitano

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

Nice one for getting a thread up mate.

I think the players coming back from injury will be a big boost. Nani and Valencia on the wings would be great. Rooney and Welbeck up front possibly too, which I think would cause serious problems to Chelsea's defence. I think Chelsea are there for the taking this time at Stamford Bridge. They are always a solid unit at home but this is the weakest I think they've been for a while. For once I am quite confident we can get 3 points, which would be very handy considering City look likely to take 3 points now.

Let's just hope they don't use this snow as an excuse to postpone the match again eh.


Thanks, mate, sorry it was rushed a little bit, will make it up.

Definitely, the two biggest boosts are Rooney and Nani. Although Rooney hasn't exactly performed as expected of him over the past few weeks, we still need his presence in the side, otherwise we don't look comfortable enough when we attack down the middle. Nani is rediscovering some great form, had a great game against Arsenal, and his comeback should help boost our attacking threat down the left, hopefully. Chelsea are there to be taken advantage of. No Terry or Cole, two integral players - that is a side who are defensively frail. The replacement at centre-back will probably be Cahill, who hasn't really impressed me at all this season, he has regressed, but is more than capable of filling Terry's shoes. However, at left back, Villas-Boas said that it will either be the inexperienced Bertrand or Bosingwa. That can only mean another cameo display from Valencia, I mean, Bertrand is a player whose nerves could so easily get to him, and Bosingwa has poor positional awareness.

We should be looking to pick up the three points at Stamford Bridge, but our record is dire when playing there, it's laughable. But, it's partly down to poor refereeing decisions, partly down to poor player performances, which I can still remember vividly.

Hoping for a United win here. Would keep the gap between Arsenal and Chelsea at just two points.

I think with de Gea in goal, United could be vulnerable at the back. I'm not saying Amos is the answer, but de Gea is just so unconvincing. Hopefully he can put in a big performance and help United come out of this with a win.


What we have learned over the past couple of seasons is that Fergie could field anyone, so we may see Amos. However, that isn't exactly going to to improve de Gea's confidence. Amos has only played in two games, fair enough to him as he looked relatively comfortable in both games, but he wasn't tested fully. The squad rotation hasn't aided de Gea's confidence, for instance, when he was on form, Fergie decided to bench him, no logic in that. And, what's even more laughable is that he came back to action, he was introduced against Blackburn, of all teams. He has polished up on a lot, but he still doesn't exert himself in the best of ways when dealing with crosses, which is my only concern.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

I'm expecting a scoreline of either 3-1 or 2-0 to Manchester United. I'm just hoping that we at least keep it close and don't roll over too easily. Maybe Torres will start his streak going again! Here's to hoping right? Haha

Best of luck to all the Man Utd fans on here.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

So, what are the odds this match gets called off tomorrow? I was told the same thing happened to the game between Chelsea and United on December 2010, too. Snowy.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:12 AM

Is the weather really that bad in the UK?

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:25 AM

Stamford Bridge conditions about an hour ago. :hmm:

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Isn't undersoil heating supposed to help with this kind of snowfall or is this amount simply too much?


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:00 AM

Usually it's never the pitch that's a problem, it's the surrounding areas.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:07 AM

Well, the conditions could be icy tomorrow, which is quite dangerous to get about in large crowds. The snow has changed everything in just about five hours. I think the game might be called off.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:37 AM

lol... What crap. Last year i was able to attend the game because of the postponing though. :P
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:47 AM

Good, maybe we can get our act together in the mean time.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:58 AM

Pulling that old trick again. To be honest it's understandable, I nearly crashed into a ditch earlier tonight because of the conditions and the south is worse than the north I hear.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:42 AM

Haha I'm guessing that's tongue and cheek. It's more up to the police than it is our club. There are some things that transcend football and the safety of fans (home and away) is certainly one of those. I, for one, hope the game is not called off because I'd rather us drop points now than later on in the season when our backs are to the wall. Oh well, que sera sera.

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