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    nine nine nine
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    Wise words Cman.

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    Makaveli
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    Ya, not so much a case of Mourinho’s style/strategies being out of date but more him being a poor match for Utd’s philosophy (as Mikus said) and also him being progressively more mad as the years have gone by. The guy is burnt out and either needs a break from the game, or to move to a club that is 100% on-board with the way he does business.

    There is one thing that was kind of shocking to me about Utd but maybe it makes more sense when you really think about it and that is the fact that they have absolutely NO IDEA how to run the footballing side of things. The managers that they’ve picked since Ferguson stepped aside have been beyond dreadful. They had the luxury of being able to attract the best mangers and also the best players. They had every advantage and have seemingly made the absolute worst of it. I’m not putting the boot in but you really have to look at how they’ve gone about things. They’ve spent 100ms of millions to go backwards.

    You’d think how could that be possible but you’re talking about a club who had been riding the Ferguson wave for years, not really needing to excel because he was carrying them. There were no real struggles to weed out the bad matches until it came to a time where some hard decision had to be made by someone else. Yes, Fergie recommended his successor but really it isn’t up to him and he’s biased as they are friends. I don’t count that as a fergie appointment, like some.

    What utd need is someone up top, who knows what they are doing. Someone who cares about the heart and soul of the club. Heads need to roll and they’ve got to get back to playing devastating attacking football. I honestly used to look forward to the Utd games so much but i don’t even like them anymore. The fixture has been utterly ruined by the succession of anti-football managers they’ve had since Fergie left. Don’t mistake that as me missing him but this tie is dead. It’s been replaced by the Man City one for me.

    Waffle over.

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    Makaveli
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    Back to things Liverpool + PL. It’s a weird season. I expected to see things starting to take shape by the time 10 games came around. Ok, no longer just 2 points between the top 5 but you’d imagine that a team who won 8 games from 10 and drawing 2, would have some kind of daylight somewhere. Instead we’re looking at really strong pack of 5 teams.

    I think every Liverpool supporter is just generally aware that Man City will not drop many points at all. It feels like just to keep pace, we’ve got to win every. single. game. Yet, where we are with them and we’re not alone. There’s a whole wolfpack of teams who seems to just be beating everyone else. Most of the points dropped up here seem to be to another top 5 team.

    We head to Arsenal on Saturday and we have got to win. Does anyone give Southampton a hope in hell of getting anything from man City? I don’t. It’s really frustrating as a Liverpool fan because on one have I am thinking “finally! we’ve reached this level. We are of PL challenging quality” and then on the other, we’ve got Man City , who I said last season were the best team in the world and I’ve not changed my mind since. In order to win the PL ahead of them, we’ve got to be a lot better than most PL winning teams, in my opinion. Man City are special and you know what, the other teams around us are sneaking in under their absolutely massive blip on the radar too.

    I can’t wait for the Arsenal match tomorrow but I really wish it wasn’t a case of us needing to go there and win, however, it is.

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    nine nine nine
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    KDB out for 5/6 weeks again with an injury to his other knee, feel for the lad the PL is a poorer League when he’s not playing.

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