dont go to old trafford, dont wear the colours of mancunia...bore off lol
not far enough to make it up there few times a season...thanks for your concern manure fan
i think the reason chelsea tend to grind out results is becuase they have limited flair upfront. Drogba is a traditional centre forward, more a battering ram. Cole tends not to get in as many central attacking positions as he could given his talent.
If they had bought the spanish liverpool lad (keep forgetting his name..argghhh!!) instead of sheva they would look a very different team - particularly if that meant an extended run on the bench for drogba. They've got terrific ball players in the team...ballack, lampard, carvallho, cole, kalou and the right number of grinders in essien and makalele.
I think that drogba has both a positive and negative impact of the team...as the main outlet he limits they're attacking options upfront on the one hand. Sometimes that dictates they're style, but at the same time he's scored so many crucial goals for them he's become this talisman. Particularly with anelka not firing since he joined.
@morstar, last time i checked liverpool had won the greater number of european cups AND league titles. That could change over the next 4 or 5 years, but at the moment the records show united are second best historically :P...stick that in your prawn sandwitch
I watched a game of rugby last week (Salford Reds VS Celtic Crusaders) where a mass brawl broke out in the second half.... punches flying everywhere. Salford's captain suffered a fractured cheekbone in the incident. The outcome? TWO YELLOW CARDS. For a mass brawl!
This proves how soft football is, and how sickening it is when the go down clutching their faces after a tiny little slap. Its pathetic, but sadly this is how football is nowadays. Overpaid muppets!
I will give you an example, any Manchester United player at any price (yes even Darren Fletcher) compared to Shevchenko (30 million) LOL.Lampard (11m) and ballack (free) look like bargains compared to the carrick (16m) and anderson(??) purchases.
By the way what has Chelsea's midfield trio won them this season compared to the Manchester trio? Cristiano Ronaldo scored 31 Premier League goals this season, Chelsea only scored 65 as a team. Well done Chelsea.
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So Liverpool have a few more years yet before they have to worry about getting near to those 25 (26?) years.
Anything can happen in 7 years, who knows !
Now that he's settled and if Rafa will play him i think they have a very good chance of mounting a serious challenge next year 'if' they concentrate on the league. The problem is i'm not quite sure they could win it still so could end up with nothing again.Fernando Torres. i think any team would produce results with him in the side - bloody awesome player.
Brazil against italy in '82 and Hungary against Germany in '54 from what i'm told. And ofcourse from recent memory Holland vs Italy in the european championship semi-finals in 2000, holland the better team kluivert hitting the post and missing penalties then losing on penalties to an italian team no-one likes. sound familiar ?
Read my post again i said chelsea bossed the midfield in the second half, and they did. My first thoughts 80 minutes into the game was 'when are chelsea going to get the winner' followed by 'where have united been for the last half hour ?
Second half was basically ronaldo as the outlet and doing a bit of trickery on the left before sending in a cross for a chelsea defender to let run behind or clear away....if that's what you call united being the better team then it's you who needs the guide dog and book deal. Only and idiot relies on possession to determine how effective a team are...
if united pass it sideways and fail to advance how is that being the better team. At 1-1 momentum was with chelsea and they put together the better moves, were sharper in the tackle and looked most ikely to score. United were dangerous on the counter attack with ronaldo but that was it.
It's all academic now because they lost....and you're right about sheva. But amongst the bizarre deals there was some fantastic transfers for chelsea....there's no englishman as talented as joe cole in uniteds team. end of.
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