19th August 2018 at 8:50 pm #25464gjbluesParticipant95 pts
Point taken Nine. As far as I’m concerned that’s the end of it.19th August 2018 at 8:53 pm #25466cmParticipant15 pts
Apologies Ed, I just got caught up. Anyway feel free to delete any posts if you believe it is necessary.19th August 2018 at 8:53 pm #25467
Agree with Nine. Come on CM. I know it’s an awful time to be a Utd fan but let’s not let the forum become like so many others.19th August 2018 at 9:06 pm #25468
Poor stuff from you CM.21st August 2018 at 10:52 pm #25564
Spoke to my United supporting neighbour across our drives after work for the first time since back from hols. Nice fella! First thing he says to me is, have you been watching all or nothing? No I tell him, not yet. Compulsive viewing for any football fan he tells me! Just watched first three episodes. I think hes right.21st August 2018 at 10:59 pm #25565
By the way CM your stats must relate to the program that contains the derby. United certainly arnt mentioned if at all in the other programs I’ve watched so far. Judge it after you have watched it. It’s good viewing, imo so far it’s been very fair and says it as it is giving credit to everyone including United on their achievements. Imo its an interesting insight into a premier league club and coach. Cheers Jim22nd August 2018 at 7:23 am #25572
Jim, I’ve not seen it but will probably try to watch it. I’ve just read, though, that the narrator at one point says “Guardiola versus Mourinho… attacking football versus Park-the-bus”. If so, I can now understand Mourinho’s anger somewhat.
People might not like the man but it seems incredibly unnecessary to have a cheap dig like that. Mourinho himself lacks class, so is not one to speak about the subject but those kind of digs would wind anyone up.22nd August 2018 at 10:03 am #25580
In fairness Ed, I do recall something like that but I think the narrator isnt offering an opinion he is is quoting or reporting what is widely regarded. Is it a cheap dig or is it a style of play that is associated with Mouriniho and a style that he chooses to play. You can’t tell me that with the money spent he couldn’t play more attractive football. Other teams with much smaller budgets than United and Mouriniho in the league play more expansive football than United. And isnt it what many United fans are also saying? Can I also add that City didnt write the script, Amazon did, and that kind of thing has been widely reported in the tabloids for months. To be honest I have no sympathy with the man on this issue and I doubt many football fans of other teams have either. Sorry but he is the architect of his own downfall. That aside I do find it interesting and an insight, I would watch a similar type programe on United Liverpool or Spurs etc. Jim22nd August 2018 at 10:23 am #25581
Don’t get me wrong Jim. Utd are far too cautious in the big away games and could easily play more entertaining football. But highlighting your rival’s flaws in a documentary about City just seems a bit tasteless to me. Just because there’s some truth in something doesn’t mean it’s not mocking to say it. Amazon had editorial control but City had veto rights over any content so they could have prevented it being said. Source https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/08/15/manchester-city-mock-jose-mourinho-defensive-coach-amazon-documentary/
It’s clearly a dig at Mourinho, which I just feel was unnecessary in what otherwise seems like an interesting watch. I can at least understand what he’s referring to now. Previously, I thought he was just having a general dig at City for doing the programme. If you ask me, neither have come out of the whole thing smelling of roses.22nd August 2018 at 10:29 am #25582
Just to add, I think City have generally shown a lot of class previously in things relating to Utd such as Munich tributes and well wishes to Sir Alex etc. Also, it’s obviously not that big of a deal what was said. I just think it would have been better left unsaid.22nd August 2018 at 10:32 am #25583
Well we are going to have to agree to dissagree on this one Ed. As I said it’s nothing new. Its been reported that his style was that way for months by all and sundry and if Amazon want it in why should City want it out to make their rival look better than he is? I have no sympathy. I respect your view as being different to mine, fair enough. but out of interest do you think in a straw poll what % of fans of all clubs would think its an unfair comment to say about Mouriniho. You say he plays that style in the big games, did that include Brighton at the weekend?22nd August 2018 at 10:41 am #25584
Against Brighton, we didn’t park the bus if that’s what you mean Jim. We were atrocious but the intent to win the game was there. We just weren’t good enough. You don’t get the record for most goals ever in a La Liga season by parking the bus, so I think it’s a very selective comment.
I think around 100% of fans would take the opportunity to have the same dig at Utd, given the chance, to answer your question. The term ABU doesn’t exist for nothing! Still, IMO there’s a certain way clubs should conduct themselves beyond the fans. If Utd (as a club) came out and had a dig at City for the way Pep stuck a finger up at the academy players last season by refusing to name a full bench, it would IMO be unnecessary. But you’d expect the fans to throw mud at each other over things like that.
Happy to disagree Jim. It’s very rare I defend Mourinho, and he’s certainly not blameless in this, but I would have liked my club to have removed that comment had it been the other way around.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.