Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (Wake me up when November ends :'()
Shreeves is a complete tool.
I haven't posted in here all week as I've had such a hectic week. Anyway, I caught the United/QPR highlights on MOTD and read some of the comments on here from the United fans. Why do we continue to persist with this zombie football style? It gets us no where, creates zero opportunities for us and then the opposing team ends up scoring first after displaying some really good build-up play. It needs to stop! We're in November and some of the players still look like they're in pre-season mode. We need to start performing better as like the Spurs and Norwich results, it'll eventually cost us points.
Why Anderson isn't getting picked when he's been our best midfield player is beyond me. Scholes hasn't shown top form yet, Carrick has been useless and Giggs can't run anymore. Yet Ferguson continues to pick the old age pensioners. It's baffling really. Time to give Fletcher, Anderson and Cleverley a chance in the centre of midfield as I'm sure we'll perform much better then. At least those three show energy and urgency and try to charge forward unlike the other options.
I was watching Football Focus on Saturday to hear the live results and after we won 3-1, it was funny hearing Garth Crooks analysis on our defence. Instead of looking at our injuries in defence or Evra, who can't seem to defend anymore (although he's looked decent in attack recently) he singled out Rafael by saying his "consistency is inconsistent". What a fucking idiot! I'm one of those who enjoys listening to Garth when he's with Robbie Savage as they both get into hilarious arguments. However, he does say some really incompetent things and this was one of them. Has he seen Rafael play every game this season and the fact he's been one of our CONSISTENT defenders (along with Evans and at times Ferdinand) and the one whose actually looked like he knows how to defend. Ridiculous comment.
Once again, Ferguson named a poor starting XI and got the substitutions right. It needs addressing though because as much as I love and respect Ferguson, he got a lot of things wrong last season with our starting XI and our tactics in the big games and he's doing that again this season. Drop Carrick, Scholes, and Giggs. Bring some youth and energy into the centre of midfield. I really hope Nani recovers soon as despite being poor all season, at least he's looked FAR BETTER than Young, who just looks awful. I'll give him time as he did show some great form at the start and end of last season but he better recover that form soon.
As for the RDM firing, I feel for the guy. He seemed like a genuine and humble bloke and didn't deserve to be treated like that. The Rafa signing is a surreal one but it might only be temporary in the end.