United, please take back Januzaj. He is utter dog shite.
Mourinho has now lost 16 of his past 34 matches (after losing 16 of the previous 111) and lost three in a row for the first time in ten years. Has the magic gone? It's still very early but I think you have to be a little bit concerned about the apparent lack of plans, he already just seems to be throwing darts and hoping that he'll fluke a bullseye.
United, please take back Januzaj. He is utter dog shite.
Yeah, again I stress, United take back Januzaj.
1 point after 6 games? Jesus today's game sucked huge donkey dick, like badly. How the fuck can you give away a 2-goal lead? Do we blame Moyes, that's the easy thing to do but the player's can't get off free either.
We're going down this season, being made more painful when the mag bastards pass us on the way up.
They had an exceptional season that also saw Chelsea and Manchester City shit the bed. Arsenal didn't have the best year last season and still managed to finish 2nd. Last season was an anomaly.
They also lost Kante who was a big part of their attack last season. They'll be lucky if they challenge for Champions League again this year.
The most worrying thing for Leicester in my view is just how porous their defence has been. It was always unlikely that Mahrez and Vardy would replicate their prolific streak, but given there were no changes in the back four I expected them to hold fairly tight. Goals from corners like they were conceding against United is just one thing you wouldn't be accounting for given their strength with Huth and Morgan. I think Ranieri really has to go to a three man midfield and solidify things - the 4-4-2 is nice and was such a big success last season but without Kante they are proving to be far too exposed, conceding four goals in three straight games.
Looking at them as the "best team in England" is an anomaly as last season was so unbelievable, and only a handful of their players have played in European competition before. From any perspective they are doing fantastically well.
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Our current injured list is sublimely banterific.
Fairly astonishing results from last night, underlining just how poor the quality of defending in the league is these days. 29 goals in 6 games. Obviously the most noteworthy was Leicester turning over Man City, something which I don't think anyone would have seen coming given Leicester's form as of late - but they took advantage of City's abject defending and truly awful tactical structure. Guardiola had an absolute nightmare, compounding his side's loss of strength through suspension by trying to force square pegs in to round holes - it seems like all the changes he's made (more than any other manager in the league this season) has completely confused most of his players who have no idea what they are supposed to be doing.
Just because there are a few managers who have found some success with a back-3 doesn't mean it is a magic bullet, and it certainly isn't when you have players at your disposal like Stones, Kolarov and Sagna. I think they'll have to try and invest (once again) in the January transfer window to try and shore up the backline. Kompany is simply too unreliable, Stones needs someone with more experience and strength alongside him, Otamendi is too impulsive, and the aforementioned Kolarov and Sagna are just not central defenders.
So Wayne Rooney to China, eh? Thoughts?
Nothing official yet but it's looking like it could happen. I think two things:
1) Rooney should take it and get his pay day. He could play for a year and be set for life (not that he isn't already but you know what I mean $$$)
2) Rooney doesn't owe the fans anything. Why stay at Old Trafford and watch his career dwindle to nothing from the bench?
Just my two cents.
Froggy and/or Tenks still lurk around here right?
Leicester City have tonight SACKED title winning manager Claudio Ranieri.
Moments like this is why I don't really watch football anymore. It's a heartless, soulless game
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Mourinho was sacked
Pelligrini was replace
Mancini was sacked
Anchotti was sacked
Football managment, such a funny business.
It's obviously sad but I think it was a move that they had to make, Leicester haven't just been bad recently, they've been absolutely diabolical, and with others around them like Swansea and Hull improving under their new managers, are now more than a legitimate candidate for relegation.
It would have been nice from a sentimental perspective for him to have at least got see the Champions League campaign through, as they're still vaguely in with a chance in the second leg against Sevilla, but that home league game against Hull before hand is a massive fixture, and then there's back to back home games against Stoke and Sunderland which they really need to get some points from, so you can understand the rationale of making a change now having not scored in the league this calendar year.
Yeah, they'll beat us
Arsenal just got whooped 10-2 on aggregate over Bayern Munich.
Fans are calling for Arsene Wenger to be fired. You think this may happen?
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Nah. They'll give him an extension and he'll retire a Gunner in a few years.
If the team isn't already in "rebuild and scout Arsene's replacement," mode, they will be come summer. They probably won't have a choice.
Alexis is gone (he was laughing on the bench after Bayern's 5th), Cazorla is gone, not sure what Ozil will want/do because I don't know his contract details (he seems indifferent at best though), Cech is old...yeah, time to get serious about filling the obvious gaps and focusing on being a contender in a few years and not next year.
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