Barclays Premier League Thread 13/14

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Crayo, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Given up trying to find my old one I made, so here's a new one.

    General discussion about BPL games and anything else BPL relevant can be posted here.
     
  2. Giggs starts against Liverpool.

    Our midfield is: Young, Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs

    Worst midfield out of any top European team by an absolute mile. Carrick is the only one remotely world class.
     
  3. That isn't your strongest though is it? Why isn't Kagawa playing also? Had offer some creativity sitting behind RVP at least plus combined with Cleverly would give major workrate.
     
  4. No idea why Kagawa isn't there. His agent has said he's not fit, but he was fit enough for the bench last week. Absolutely disgusting central midfield though apart from Carrick. I feel sorry for him at times.
     
  5. Absolutely loving the match so far both Liverpool midfield and defense are doing a great job containing any offense from United and they seem dangerous on the counter as well,I wouldn't be surprised if they scored another one early in the 2nd half.
     
  6. I'm a fan of Moyes and hate United fans who tweet #MoyesOut, but his performance as a manager today was pathetic. He had no balls. He chose a team Ferguson would choose without having the effects of Ferguson to make it work. It baffles me how players like Zaha, Kagawa, and Januzaj weren't even options on the bench, but players like Ryan Giggs can play 70 fucking minutes while giving the ball away at every single opportunity. Young ahead of Nani or Valencia was just embarrassing, especially Valencia's track record of destroying Enrique.

    Our central midfield is the worst out of any top European team by a mile, and our only good midfield option in Carrick played poorly today, but I completely understand why. We had zero creativity, but the issue wasn't our lack of creativity, it was Moyes not noticing how basically the same team that played against Chelsea last week done exactly the same thing. You either invest in multiple creative players now, or you trust your creative youth players; you don't just play none and hope experience grinds you a win against a hungry Liverpool side at home. We have the best striker on the planet playing in Manchester United colours, but no one to feed him any chances.

    After today's performances, I'm simply disappointed in Moyes' safe tactic of picking a side Ferguson would probably pick.
     
  7. Sounds like knowone will be coming in either if what he said is true afterwards
     
  8. 1-0 arsenal giroud with the goal
     
  9. Wow, poor Spurs. They'll be hearing so much of "0 million beat 100 million" but I'll just be waiting for the next game, the Home one for Spurs. They'll most likely have gelled together and be suited to the Premier League... Meanwhile, Chelsea bought Christian Atsu according to reports. Seriously? I don't know why they're signing so many of these guys, Willian ect. They have enough guys as it is, so many that they're talking about Juan Mata being out of favour even though their BY FAR our best player and they have our youth products like McEachran, Chalobah, Bamford who should get a chance. McEachran was making his champions league debut in 2010 under Ancelotti and 3 years (and many managers later) later he's not even competing to be on the bench. Says a lot about how unfairly he's been treated when he was considered Chelsea's next big thing.
     
  10. Fabio from start? Crayo
     
  11. Yep. Good.
     
  12. Really? Have not seen much of him, but the little I saw the last season in QPR he did not impress that much, but he might've developed! But it looks good so far.
     
  13. Didnt watch the game yesterday, was out biking with my crush.

    Which position did fabio play in? Rb or Lb? I would say he is good enough to replace evra in the lb, and certainly much better than buttner, but AFTER evra retires, evra is still one of the best lb in the league, if not the world. Rafael is excellent in rb, dont see the need to replace him either.

    Did fellaini play? How was his performance? Did nani play?
     
  14. Didnt watch the game yesterday, was out biking with my crush.

    Which position did fabio play in? Rb or Lb? I would say he is good enough to replace evra in the lb, and certainly much better than buttner, but AFTER evra retires, evra is still one of the best lb in the league, if not the world. Rafael is excellent in rb, dont see the need to replace him either.

    Did fellaini play? How was his performance? Did nani play?
     
  15. OMG it's Jeebro you @JeebaK mics Bro? Let's mic up.
     
  16. Fabio played RB. Definitely not good enough to replace Evra, but played pretty well overall. Still more rash in his tackles than his brother and not as good going forward. Fellaini played and did the simple stuff well. He had a great volley that the keeper did well to save. You can tell he will at least bring a bit more goal threat to the center of our midfield, and physicality as I don't think he lost a heading battle yesterday. Nani didn't play. The real star of the show was Januzaj - as I said he would be - and it looks like Moyes thinks the same. Januzaj is a fantastic player and will bring that spark/creativity to our team that we so desperately need. Him on one side with an on form Nani/Valencia on the other will finally give us some threat on the wing.

    Januzaj is more of a CAM who plays wing though (like a Mata or Oscar). Btw, Evra is no where near to being "one of the best Lb's in the world", quit with that nonsense lol. He is so diabolical defensively which is why Moyes wanted Baines so desperately, but Evra still offers some good offensive threat.
     
  17. I would still like to see Kagawa in the starting line up.

    How many LBs are actually better than Evra? Contrao, Marcello, Alba, Lahm. Cant think of anyone else, Cole maybe if he was 3 - 4 years younger. Baines is hugely overrated, as most british players are, like morinho pointed out, he has been hailed as a "Talent" for the last 6 years, but he never really "grew up" or reached the potential people thought he would, evra, even at this age will outclass baines anyday.

    Evra might be a little weak defensively, but offensively there are not many better than him. Fabio, with time, might become much better than Baines ever was imo, not to mention baines is 28.
     
  18. I would still like to see Kagawa in the starting line up.

    How many LBs are actually better than Evra? Contrao, Marcello, Alba, Lahm. Cant think of anyone else, Cole maybe if he was 3 - 4 years younger. Baines is hugely overrated, as most british players are, like morinho pointed out, he has been hailed as a "Talent" for the last 6 years, but he never really "grew up" or reached the potential people thought he would, evra, even at this age will outclass baines anyday.

    Evra might be a little weak defensively, but offensively there are not many better than him. Fabio, with time, might become much better than Baines ever was imo, not to mention baines is 28.
     

  19. I don't know why you felt obligated to add this.
     
  20. Well, Cole's by far the best left-back in the world and second only to Lahm as the best full-back. Then you've got players like Alaba and Alba who are miles ahead of Evra. And I'd say that Coentrao, Baines and Schmelzer are all marginally better than Evra too.