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Poll Results: Your favorite team to be 2010-2011 Europe's Champion?

Poll expired: May 31, 2011  
  • 56% (9)
    Barcelona
  • 6% (1)
    Chelsea
  • 6% (1)
    Internazionale
  • 18% (3)
    Manchester United
  • 12% (2)
    Real Madrid
  • 0% (0)
    Schalke 04
  • 0% (0)
    Shakhtar Donetsk
  • 0% (0)
    Tottenham Hotspur
16 Total Votes  
post #61 of 89
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post





what are you talking about the game is 50 hours from now biggrin.gif Oh! the excitement



What is that with the final game on saturday, man. I'm way too used to Champions League on wednesday (and tuesdays these days).

National team games (qualifying games) also are more and more on saturday.

 

 

 

post #62 of 89
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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

 


Which ever way, some beer is going to be involved!



You're very right about that!

post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

well the largest time difference would be 24 hours and that is we are next to the line on opposite sides, Im guessing he's in Asia and 16 hours ahead of me(?) but this is not geography class, this is war!

 

I really hope rooney doesnt pull out another hooligan on saturday, he's quite a terrorist in the field. back when he was younger it was usual for him to get a red card in the most intense matches

 

chose wisely Eddie! my only option is out with 5 friends (all barca supporters...) or alone he!

 

 

- Jorge, 26/may/2011; 10:00 am wink_face.gif


Oops. I just read the game was gonna be on the 27th on whatever country the website was based on... So it is on Saturday then. What channel can I watch this in US?

 

post #64 of 89

Man we just identified Man Utd problem. There is no holding midfielder in the team. Even Fletcher is more a second holding midfielder than the most defensive midfielder in a team. lol

Anyway, giggs and park in the middle won't cut it. Anderson will play then, and Valencia and Nani is very unlikely.

So I will bet on carrick, anderson and giggs in the middle. Rooney up front. Or just carrick and Anderson. Park will be on the left side.

Rooney is amazing anywhere in the picth. I mean that guy can play at right, left, center forward or as a classic number 10 (latin 10), lol, and I bet he can play as a second holding midfielder better than many guys on the top.

 

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You're right. I think Carrick has steadily got worse and is in no way a holding midfielder. He just casually drifts around waiting to be pased the ball and try and make an impressive pass, at least he used to pull them off, these days he mostly messes it up and concedes possession.

 

Fletcher would be the man for the job, but isn't fit, although actually Park can do this as well.

 

While Park is pretty handy going forward, it might be best to use him in the centre to hassle Xavi and Iniesta and break their game up, this would then allow both Nani and Valencia to play, and offer more creative freedom to Giggs and Rooney. Valencia on the right for his crossing and Nani would be on the left then, so would have Alves to deal with. Yes, Park would do a better job of dealing with Alves, but Park would not cause Alves as many problems in attack as Nani could...

 

So a possible good set up could be:

 

Hernandez

Nani Rooney Valencia

Giggs Park

Evra Vidic Ferdinand DaSilva

Van der Sar



 

post #65 of 89
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Originally Posted by mcnoiserdc View Post

Man we just identified Man Utd problem. There is no holding midfielder in the team. Even Fletcher is more a second holding midfielder than the most defensive midfielder in a team. lol

Anyway, giggs and park in the middle won't cut it. Anderson will play then, and Valencia and Nani is very unlikely.

So I will bet on carrick, anderson and giggs in the middle. Rooney up front. Or just carrick and Anderson. Park will be on the left side.

Rooney is amazing anywhere in the picth. I mean that guy can play at right, left, center forward or as a classic number 10 (latin 10), lol, and I bet he can play as a second holding midfielder better than many guys on the top.

 



 


Apparently this blog thinks the midfield is the problem as well.

 

http://a-kick-in-the-grass.blogspot.com/2011/05/uniteds-messi-plan-is-collective.html

 

post #66 of 89

Manu have no midfield 'problems.' What the hell- they bloody won the league with the same crop that they are choosing from on saturday. Fletchers been 'absent' for most of the season.

Carrick will hold the midfield most likely, as he always has done.

 

And I hope fergie is drunk enough to give anderson a starting call. Anderson's a brainless chicken.

 

Maybe if busquets get's lost on his way to wembly, then mascherano plays instead. Or hopefuly a weird united player gets him injured in the first few miniutes. I can see a busquets howler gifting united a goal.

 

post #67 of 89


Well, they could use someone like Roy Keane tomorrow
 

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Manu have no midfield 'problems.'

post #68 of 89

You are so right.

One thing is to play the whole year against teams in premier league that play the same way. Playing against Barça is another thing.

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Well, they could use someone like Roy Keane tomorrow
 



 

post #69 of 89

I would be surprised if he picked Anderson, and would be equally surprised if Anderson is still with united next season.

 

I think the most predictable will happen and, as Can't Scare Me says, he will stick with Carrick in the holding role, which will be their biggest weakness.

 

Park would be more effective there if only for his attitude and energy, and he is better at winning the ball than Carrick and challenges for everything. Carrick looks way too casual and his passing isn't what it used to be either.

 

Using Park there would ease the defensive burden on Giggs and Ronney as well, and allow both Valencia and Nani to play.

 

But I don't think it'll happen.

 

I still think my first prediction is the most likely

 

VDS

Fabio, Rio, Vidic, Evra

Carrick, Giggs

Valenica, Rooney, Park

Hernandez

 

With Valencia possibly being Nani.

post #70 of 89

 

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I still think my first prediction is the most likely

 

VDS

Fabio, Rio, Vidic, Evra

Carrick, Giggs

Valenica, Rooney, Park

Hernandez

 

With Valencia possibly being Nani.

 

 

Spot on.

post #71 of 89

I am certain Fergusson won't play only Giggs and Carrick on the holding midfield role, in case Ferguson does it, Man UTD will suffer a goal before half-time!. Carrick will do the most defensive midfielder as he is the only one for the job.
 

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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post

 

 

Spot on.



 

post #72 of 89

Apparently it's been "disclosed" that United's "Plan B" is to take off Park and put on Smalling when/if they go behind, converting into a 3, 4, 3.

 

VDS

Rio Smalling Vidic

Fabio Carrick Giggs Evra

Valencia Hernandez Rooney

 

That said, it would be very like Ferguson to release bull to mess with the oppositions mind...

post #73 of 89

It is kind of a dream of mine to see a strong side play 3-4-3 against Barça. I want to know how that goes because as Messi roams on freely on the field one of the center backs is like useless a lot of times.

 

I don't see Man utd playing 3-4-3 as I never saw Man UTD trying that. 

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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

Apparently it's been "disclosed" that United's "Plan B" is to take off Park and put on Smalling when/if they go behind, converting into a 3, 4, 3.

 

VDS

Rio Smalling Vidic

Fabio Carrick Giggs Evra

Valencia Hernandez Rooney

 

That said, it would be very like Ferguson to release bull to mess with the oppositions mind...



 

post #74 of 89

I know it smells fishy to me, like United are leaking stuff like this to the press to try and screw with Barce's head and make them re-strategise at the last minute for no reason. I find it hard to beleive they're actually going to do it.

post #75 of 89

You are not alone. I have seen similar thoughts
 

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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

I know it smells fishy to me, like United are leaking stuff like this to the press to try and screw with Barce's head and make them re-strategise at the last minute for no reason. I find it hard to beleive they're actually going to do it.



 

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