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normal    346

Well done Manchester. ;)

I am worried about Sunday's game about Arsenal. They desperately need the win, and they'd really love to win at WHL right now, so that makes them dangerous. But on the plus side, if they did take points off us, it increases the chance of Wenger staying :D

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Milhouse    355

So much more for the Gooners to play for after today's results, with both Manc teams dropping 2 points. It's even conceivable City might drop out of the top four now. Come on the Arse! (as they say in pornos, apparently)

 

 

 

 

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Rvn    103

Poor performance by us but we had enough chances to win. Hmm that sounds annoyingly familiar. The football this weekend has been rubbish overall.

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Milhouse    355

I've quite enjoyed the footie so far! :)

The Goons are just about hanging on. I'll be surprised if this ends 0-0, but unfortunately I can't see Wengers mob managing to hit the target based on their first half performance.

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Rvn    103
I've quite enjoyed the footie so far!

Yes Burnley were very entertaining against Palace .

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Milhouse    355

Probably the worst Arsenal team in 20 years. Sadly Arsene will be a goner after this, but hopefully I'm wrong.

 

 

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Rvn    103

It depends on who they replace him with, if he goes. Moyes might be available ?

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Milhouse    355

Monkey chants and "black c@nt" definitely audible. Queue the media frenzy... oh, it's not Chelsea. Hmm. OK well never mind then.

A little bizarre that the Spurs officials would send Robbie down the road straight into the Spuds fans to record AFTV. What were they thinking...

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Rvn    103

I heard fat not black. No idea what was chanted at the end. "Robby what's the score?"

Also heard that some arsenal fans in the stands were making hissing noises.

 

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Milhouse    355

I dunno. The Monkey chants are fairly clear. Read the comments on the tweet.

I'm sure the Gooners were hissing, as they always do (where's Badiel when he's actually needed, rather than having a go at his own club for something much more minor/debatable?) but one wrong doesn't make a right etc. Both sets of fans are pretty sick and twisted, it's only a game after all. :(

I feel sorry for Robbie, he actually comes across as quite a decent bloke.

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Milhouse    355

Full video in the YouTube link. He got set up by the Tottenham stewards (on instruction from "the powers that be") who sent him into the Spurs fans, where (he claims) he was racially abused. What did I say about Spurs fans beating up loners and OAPs the other day? Confirmed by Robbie, sadly. Horrible, horrible fans (the thug ones, and there's quite a few). Love you @normal. And @Jon. :)

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normal    346

Disgusted by any form of abuse. Spurs fans everywhere should be ashamed that some of our own get involved.

 

On the football side, the score flattered Arsenal. I can't remember such a one sided derby before. I think Sanchez has given up and it's probably best if Ozil leaves. 

Utd were lucky to get a point in the end. How did Llorente miss?

Gutted Chelsea won. I really don't know what we can do to win the title. We're top scorers, with the tightest defence. Our autumn slump has really cost us.

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Milhouse    355

What makes me laugh is all these "Tottenham hard nuts" hurling abuse from behind the safety of a police cordon.

You gotta laugh at this one, no police to protect him and he pays the price... :)

 

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Rvn    103
Disgusted by any form of abuse. Spurs fans everywhere should be ashamed that some of our own get involved.

 

On the football side, the score flattered Arsenal. I can't remember such a one sided derby before. I think Sanchez has given up and it's probably best if Ozil leaves. 

Utd were lucky to get a point in the end. How did Llorente miss?

Gutted Chelsea won. I really don't know what we can do to win the title. We're top scorers, with the tightest defence. Our autumn slump has really cost us.

 

Don't forget Martial defending a certain goal from Rooney by blocking the shot with his backside. I think a draw was a fair result in the end.

Your team needs to build on what they have and have more quality available to cover for key injuries. Jose's Chelsea squad under Conte have that depth with the likes of Willian and Fabregas on the bench. Ake has looked good this season too.

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Milhouse    355
4 minutes ago, Rvn said:

Don't forget Martial defending a certain goal from Rooney by blocking the shot with his backside. I think a draw was a fair result in the end.

Disgraceful dive from Rashford. And Sanes for City. At least Kanes was genuine, even if he did put an unnecessary cherry on top.

4 minutes ago, Rvn said:

Your team needs to build on what they have and have more quality available to cover for key injuries. Jose's Chelsea squad under Conte have that depth with the likes of Willian and Fabregas on the bench. Ake has looked good this season too.

I agree Spurs need 3, maybe 4 extra players. Not world class players, but good players that can slot in when required. I also think Spurs could do with a Vincent Kompany kind of player, a leader with experience and authority (and preferably one that is able to stay fit). Convincing good players to become squad players isn't easy unless there's something to attract them, either money or "the project" (ie. money, and the possibility of winning stuff), and although Spurs are on the up they're not yet a Chelsea or United. The problem will be getting Levy to open his cheque book.

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Rvn    103

Yes we have a good squad, but Jose's unwillingness to rotate the likes of Pogba, Zlatan and his back 4 earlier in the season is hitting us hard now.

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Milhouse    355
1 minute ago, Rvn said:

Yes we have a good squad, but Jose's unwillingness to rotate the likes of Pogba, Zlatan and his back 4 earlier in the season is hitting us hard now.

When you pay close to £100m for one player you're hardly going to leave him on the bench. And the over dependence on Zlatan is/was because Rooney is basically finished. There's a fair amount of dead wood in the United squad (courtesy of LVG and Moyes) that can/should be got rid during the summer. If you're lucky you should be able to palm Rooney and Fellaini off to the Chinese, or maybe MLS. Darmian, Jones, Rojo, Blind - they can't hold a candle to United defenders of years gone by. The jury is still out on Shaw, but I'm glad we didn't sign him.

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Rvn    103

No matter what the price he's human and can only play so much before his body packs in. Martial hardly had a look in until recently and Rashford was used sparingly as a main striker until now. Some of those defenders might not be as good as we would like, but by God they have stepped up recently. Jones, Smalling and Shaw should be worried about their futures more.

Shaw in particular judging by Rooney's reaction of disgust when he talked to Shaw after he went down "injured" yesterday.

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normal    346

I've been meaning to ask. Do Utd have diving training sessions? I've never seen so many players fall over at the slightest hint that they might get tackled? I really wish ref's would crack down on Utd.

 

As for depth, it is a real problem in some areas. I'm still puzzled how we didn't buy another striker last summer, but blew £30 million on Sissoko who's been a complete flop. I'm willing to give Jannsen another season though as you can see he's got something about him.

 

We need one more very good central defender, another Dembele type, two real wingers and another striker. But amongst that, we need players who know how to win and can push the team on.

 

As much as I love the 'leaders' in our team such as Lloris, Toby and Kane, they don't push the whole team to victory at vital times through power of will.

 

I'd like to see Sissoko, Lamela, Nkoudou, Wimmer, Winks and Njie moved on. While Winks is a good player, I never believe he's good enough.

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Rvn    103

Nobody else dives apart from United then? It's rife in the game mate, that's the problem.

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normal    346

No one else dives like Utd does....

Either that, or they all need to check their studs on their boots, as some of them have real problems staying vertical for long. ;)

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