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Post by Glory Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:46 am

okay, so we are in sort of a situation here. Our fixture list for the next 8 matches reads like this

05-Mar - Premier League
Newcastle vs Man United

10-Mar - FA Cup Quarterfinal
Man United vs Arsenal

15-Mar - Premier League
Man United vs Tottenham

22-Mar - Premier League
Liverpool vs Man United

04-Apr - Premier League
Man United vs Aston Villa

12-Apr - Premier League
Man United vs Man City

18-Apr - Premier League
Chelsea vs Man United

26-Apr - Premier League
Everton vs Man United

The fun doesnt end there either. Theres also an away match to Crystal palace after these and the home one against Arsenal. Laughing  Will make a separate last 3 games thread involving those 2 and the last one against Hull. Its going to go down to the wire hopefully. First and foremeost lets concentrate on these super 8. Its like we are getting thrown right into the middle of a slaughter house and has got no way to escape. Sad

So, How many can we salvage from these bros ??

Newcastle away, Everton away and Crystal Palace away (which will come after the eight) most likely will decide our fate regarding whether or not we will play Champions League football next season. And thanks to the all eff ups we have constantly come up with this season, right now we need 9 out of that 9. pale or minimum 7. :facepalm:
Other than that, home games against Spurs, Ars and City. I have some confidence in the side. Hope we can triumph in 2 out of that 3. For that though, we need performances and momentum in the matches before that. Starting with Newcaslte match tonight which arguably is our most important match of the season I believe.
Chelsea and Poo away. Sad Well...just hope it wont get ugly for us.

k so, here we go. THE BUSINESS END FOLKS!!! Proud bounce

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Post by RED Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:00 pm

That run of fixtures :facepalm:

Every game, starting from today, is a cup final.

Drop any points and we're in the ****.

Lets see what the the players and manager is made out of. Especially LVG.

FWIW- I think we'll lose to Chelsea and draw v City at home. Beat Spurs, Liverpool, Villa, Everton and NewC.

I'm not too confident about this team right now. We're playing like sh*t and scraping by against the smaller clubs, against the tougher teams we'll be found out and punished. I'm still looking for that spark, that one promising performance that has eluded us for a long time- since Hull at OT.

The players and the manager has to stand up and take the test full on now. Hopefully the challenge of these fixtures will wake the team up.

-We'll beat Arsenal in the FA Cup.
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Post by FRANTIC Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:12 am

Yep. ..

Already looks over for Utd too much better teams in that run-in then yourselves. Hopefully for you guys Utd may just scrape Europa League but that's a big ask for a mid table team.

But you never know football is full of surprises hope you guys make Europa league you truly deserve it..

Van Gaal is a genius
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Post by jibers Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:20 am

FRANTIC wrote:Yep. ..

Already looks over for Utd too much better teams in that run-in then yourselves. Hopefully for you guys Utd may just scrape Europa League but that's a big ask for a mid table team.

But you never know football is full of surprises hope you guys make Europa league you truly deserve it..

Van Gaal is a genius


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Post by RED Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:58 am

eco smile giving it large.

Its gonna go right down to the wire and u still need to come to OT, this time there will be no gifts from Valencia. so prepare to lube up and assume the position arsenal have been in for utd the last decade. Wink
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Post by Hapless_Hans Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:11 am

Have to say the win against Spurs was impressive, and for the first time I felt the team managed to play van Gaal's way in a souvereign way.
As a result, you had complete control and domination in a way you rarely see in PL games, where even games that are one-sided are a lot more end-to-end and open, just that one team is too bad to get anything done.

Here Spurs never could get a foot into the door. Utd players knew where to pass and where to move, executed premeditated tactical moves (overloading the left flank) and completely dominated via possession and positioning.

Performances like that and you can win against any PL team in the run in (I would exempt Chelsea, but they have been poor recently, and Arsenal if they have a good day).

Didn't think Utd would get top 4 in recent months but now I can see them consolidating 4th.
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Post by jibers Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:52 am

Exactly what I've been saying. The football we played on a technical level is better than anything I have ever seen at OT tbh. The passing, the availability of a free man ( Fellaini most of the time), overloading the flanks and vertical passing options. What impressed me the most was how well we cut off the passing lanes from Spurs. Not pressing like maniacs but Pressing with tactical assurance. We forced Spurs to hit long. What I loved was the vertical Pass to Fellaini. I love those balls. Typical van Gaal move.

What I don't like us how often Fellaini's first touch lets him down. If he does that against Pool we will be punished swiftly. The speed of the passing was great as well. All we need to improve on is the positioning and be sharper in decision making. I'll give us at the end of next season before we are finally looking like a van Gaal team. We won't be anywhere the level of Ajax 90s, but we could at least look as competent as his Bayern side. That Ajax side is still the best side I have seen, surpassed maybe by Pepcelona.
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Post by Glory Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:55 am

FRANTIC wrote:Yep. ..

Already looks over for Utd too much better teams in that run-in then yourselves. Hopefully for you guys Utd may just scrape Europa League but that's a big ask for a mid table team.


oh man, I forgot this year Barca, Bayern and Real have an agreement in place with the FA to take up the respective spots of city, ars and pool in the table after the 29th game.  Laughing Proud No way we will finish inside 4th. This kid's a genius. Give him a medal someone, or if you cant find a medal, give him something, its too cute, his desperate attempts at trolling. :wub:  :bow:

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But you never know football is full of surprises hope you guys make Europa league you truly deserve it..

rofl Proud  k jokes apart, neither have the technique nor the subtle grace to pull stunts like these. Suggest getting a crash course from legendary Gil and come back later.

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Post by Glory Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:14 pm

Hapless_Hans wrote:Have to say the win against Spurs was impressive, and for the first time I felt the team managed to play van Gaal's way in a souvereign way.
As a result, you had complete control and domination in a way you rarely see in PL games, where even games that are one-sided are a lot more end-to-end and open, just that one team is too bad to get anything done.

Here Spurs never could get a foot into the door. Utd players knew where to pass and where to move, executed premeditated tactical moves (overloading the left flank) and completely dominated via possession and positioning.

Performances like that and you can win against any PL team in the run in (I would exempt Chelsea, but they have been poor recently, and Arsenal if they have a good day).

Didn't think Utd would get top 4 in recent months but now I can see them consolidating 4th.


Yea. Spurs were expecting to take points from OT again, their fans and players were confident, may be a tad too confident. So they kinda underestimated us at the start. It may have evaporated soon seeing us ripping them a new one, but at the start I think they were not at it.
Added with that the loss to ars, along with the rooney motivational speech before the match, we were really pumped up.
But having said this much and when trying to separate the above points as the possible reasons why we dominated, its safe to say that it was a complete tactical victory on part of LvG. Pochettino was clueless throughout.
And even in the last few weeks, the FA cup match, the newcastle match where we did yet another so called fluke win, there were signs that finally the wheels were in motion. It didnt add up to anything in those matches, but here it culminated into a complete performance.

May be its too early and may be di maria returning will once again cut the momentum this team managed in the last match. But I think despite that theres positive signs and enough to suggest that we should stand by lvg.

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Post by RED Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:26 pm

Hapless_Hans wrote:Have to say the win against Spurs was impressive, and for the first time I felt the team managed to play van Gaal's way in a souvereign way.
As a result, you had complete control and domination in a way you rarely see in PL games, where even games that are one-sided are a lot more end-to-end and open, just that one team is too bad to get anything done.

Here Spurs never could get a foot into the door. Utd players knew where to pass and where to move, executed premeditated tactical moves (overloading the left flank) and completely dominated via possession and positioning.

Performances like that and you can win against any PL team in the run in (I would exempt Chelsea, but they have been poor recently, and Arsenal if they have a good day).

Didn't think Utd would get top 4 in recent months but now I can see them consolidating 4th.


It was an impressive performance indeed and it was what I, and many united fans, have been crying out for.

Forget winning while playing poorly ( Not a bad thing in the grand scheme of things), I just wanted to be entertained by United. I wanted to finish watching a match with a smile on my face, not looking like I aged 10 years lol.

I know with LVG it's a gradual process, and Jibers put up a solid argument in LVG's defence tbf, if we carry on and kick on from last Sunday playing like that, I will have no qualms about LVG and would be fully behind him, even if we don't make top4.

That football is the football I love watching. Direct, quick passing and movement, full of purpose and intent. Not that awful possession based football with no risks.

It's funny how we had to have Di Maria and RVP missing for us to produce our best footballing performance( against a solid team) in ages. It was our most balanced formation(other than Val at rb). And surpise, surprise, the team clicked.

LVG has now gotta continue with upkeeping this balance and not resort to type by cramming star names in the starting 11 and playing players all over the place to accommodate them (regardless of form).
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Post by FRANTIC Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:41 am

I've been thinking about a bet on the Liverpool vs Utd game.

How many goals do you think you'll lose by trying to guess the correct score.
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Post by Glory Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:58 pm

At least this guy's got the basics right. He's not replying to the replies of his garbage posts. Proud
A future GL troll legend in the making. But still I feel he should take lessons from proven performers such as Gil and Sepi or his development will stagnate. Laughing rofl :coffee:


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Post by Glory Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:41 pm

Our death run is finally over. And we did very well. 15 from 7. Proud Today's hopefully was just a blip. We can at least hope that way.
Okay.

Provided Pool win all of their matches (with not so big margins) we need 8 points minimum from 4 games. I think with 6, 7 we can do it.
So automatically next week match becomes the one of the most important matches of the season. Expected to take 3 points. And cant fek up no matter whatsoever.


Btw Record intact of getting lucky with these kinda threads. Smile

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Post by RED Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:30 pm

We never make it easy for ourseleves do we. Had the chance to seal top 4 and potentially be in the run in to get 2nd place yesterday and the players mentally decided to take the day off. Shocking.

WBA game is so vital and LVG will need to change things up a bit because WBA will deploy the same ultra defensive tactics that frustrate our team. Our home form should see us grab a win though.

2 more wins and a draw is what's needed. Doable. Yesterday should serve as a kick up the arse hopefully. No room for complacency anymore.
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Post by RED Sat May 02, 2015 7:37 pm

Glory wrote:Our death run is finally over. And we did very well. 15 from 7. Proud Today's hopefully was just a blip. We can at least hope that way.
Okay.

Provided Pool win all of their matches (with not so big margins) we need 8 points minimum from 4 games. I think with 6, 7 we can do it.
So automatically next week match becomes the one of the most important matches of the season. Expected to take 3 points. And cant fek up no matter whatsoever.


Btw Record intact of getting lucky with these kinda threads. Smile


Looks like it began at Everton. Unreal how much we're undoing all that hard work of defeating Spurs, LFC and City...heck, even Villa, who are on a very good run of form.

smh
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Post by Glory Sat May 02, 2015 8:09 pm

silent
will start a new thread just in case. have this luck thing with those sort of threads.

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