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#2821 Bork Laser

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

I hate United and I hate it when the league is referenced as the EPL. It's the PL...what other football league could you possibly be referencing?

Indian Premier League, but then again we ain't talking bout Cricket. lel


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:34 PM

Used to be season ticket holder at O.T., what is yours?


I didn't realize you had lived in England or were a Manc.

I've been called a glory hunter by so many Canadian Man United supporters it wears thin.

For someone to support the most successful club in English football ostensibly for that rrason and claim those who support Chelsea or other newly successful English clubs is asinine.

The average Canadian's the only real connection to the clubs in England is whichever one they chose to support, not where they were born and I made that incorrect assumption about you.

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

^To add to this, I chose to support Chelsea mostly because they're good and have no shame in that.

When I got into soccer they were the hot topic after coming from behind to beat Napoli and it was an intriguing story to me. Jumped on the bandwagon then and have watched nearly every game since then.

Everyone starts somewhere, we aren't always born into a team.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

That was freakin' hilarious when you hopped on the Ravens bandwagon last weekend with 2 minutes left in their divisional playoff game. They choked literally seconds after you started trolling. :lol:


For some reason the ravens and buccaneers were always my favorite team. Can pull up all my franchise modes from Madden 08 and my save files lol. Not going to lie I'm a casual NFL fan, and I don't watch until the playoffs.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

 
That was freakin' hilarious when you hopped on the Ravens bandwagon last weekend with 2 minutes left in their divisional playoff game. They choked literally seconds after you started trolling. :lol:


Not as bad as me celebrating a 4-1 lead in the third period of game 7 like a series win.

I should have known.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:58 PM

I didn't realize you had lived in England or were a Manc.

I've been called a glory hunter by so many Canadian Man United supporters it wears thin.

For someone to support the most successful club in English football ostensibly for that rrason and claim those who support Chelsea or other newly successful English clubs is asinine.

The average Canadian's the only real connection to the clubs in England is whichever one they chose to support, not where they were born and I made that incorrect assumption about you.

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.

No worries bud.

Yes, we all start supporting teams for various reasons. 

Chelsea and City are top dogs just now (unfortunately), but we will be back again soon.

And I will still call you glory hunter and everything under the sun (smile). God knows I've been called that often enough myself... but that's supporters do to their biggest rivals. :)

 

PS. Good win on Saturday for your team. Looked strong and very much in the driving seat this year.

U-N-I-T-E-D 


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:05 PM

No worries bud.
Yes, we all start supporting teams for various reasons. 
Chelsea and City are top dogs just now (unfortunately), but we will be back again soon.
And I will still call you glory hunter and everything under the sun (smile). God knows I've been called that often enough myself... but that's supporters do to their biggest rivals. :)
 
PS. Good win on Saturday for your team. Looked strong and very much in the driving seat this year.
U-N-I-T-E-D 


If LVG can get his defence sorted or even some better luck with injuries for next year United will be title contenders.

This way he doesn't need Rooney in midfield and Di Maria as a striker in the 3-5-2 to cover for United's poor defence and can stick with a 4 at the back formation.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:22 PM

If LVG can get his defence sorted or even some better luck with injuries for next year United will be title contenders.

This way he doesn't need Rooney in midfield and Di Maria as a striker in the 3-5-2 to cover for United's poor defence and can stick with a 4 at the back formation.

Should go back to standard 4-4-2...

3 at the back system doesn't suit the players, and they look lost at times.

Not a fan of Rooney in the middle neither, but if you play Rooney as a no 10, you struggle to fit in Mata, as he doesn't defend well as a midfielder nor work to his potential as a winger (ask Moyes). Would love to see De Maria on one wing and RVP or Rooney up top with Mata just behind. 

Ferguson never had any issues sitting top talent on the bench, in order to maintain the balance of the team.

And mega yes Defence needs sorted big time before we have any chance of even pushing you lot.

Just a final thought on united before I bore you to death... youth... On of the pleasing things with utd was always youth with pace, and I feel we have lost a step up front... So glad when they introduced Wilson against QPR.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:24 PM

Not as bad as me celebrating a 4-1 lead in the third period of game 7 like a series win.

I should have known.

 

Yeah I remember that....highlight of my playoffs that year.

 

I gotta hand it to you for sticking around here given the severe Leaf bashing fetish that some of us have.

 

Carry on


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:23 PM

Should go back to standard 4-4-2...

3 at the back system doesn't suit the players, and they look lost at times.

Not a fan of Rooney in the middle neither, but if you play Rooney as a no 10, you struggle to fit in Mata, as he doesn't defend well as a midfielder nor work to his potential as a winger (ask Moyes). Would love to see De Maria on one wing and RVP or Rooney up top with Mata just behind. 

Ferguson never had any issues sitting top talent on the bench, in order to maintain the balance of the team.

And mega yes Defence needs sorted big time before we have any chance of even pushing you lot.

Just a final thought on united before I bore you to death... youth... On of the pleasing things with utd was always youth with pace, and I feel we have lost a step up front... So glad when they introduced Wilson against QPR.

 

LvG's is strange.  His starting lineup was messed up.  Di Maria at striker and three backs garbage.  Takes Di Maria out and switches to 4 backs and suddenly everything starts to click again.  If anyone needs to be benched it's Robin van Persie.  He is so slow now.

 

Oh yeah, and ASIAN CUP go korea republic


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:25 PM

Awful goal for City to concede. Wow.

this result has wrecked my day.the whole team played badly. corners need to get sorted out.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:11 PM

Olivier Giroud is a good looking dude


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:29 PM

LvG's is strange.  His starting lineup was messed up.  Di Maria at striker and three backs garbage.  Takes Di Maria out and switches to 4 backs and suddenly everything starts to click again.  If anyone needs to be benched it's Robin van Persie.  He is so slow now.
 
Oh yeah, and ASIAN CUP go korea republic


Van Persie at 31 is a shadow of his former self.

In my mind he should have been sold in lieu of Wellbeck, but I guess United isn't top concerned about FFP considering their massive yearly profit.
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:12 AM

 

LvG's is strange.  His starting lineup was messed up.  Di Maria at striker and three backs garbage.  Takes Di Maria out and switches to 4 backs and suddenly everything starts to click again.  If anyone needs to be benched it's Robin van Persie.  He is so slow now.

 

Oh yeah, and ASIAN CUP go korea republic

You speak my language my friend... Back to 4-4-2 very basic. 3000 travelling fans was chanting 4-4-2 during 1st half and at half time... says everything... 


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:31 AM

You speak my language my friend... Back to 4-4-2 very basic. 3000 travelling fans was chanting 4-4-2 during 1st half and at half time... says everything... 

 

It's nice to know you support the South Korean national team!


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 03:50 AM

 

It's nice to know you support the South Korean national team!

lol :) Close but no cigar 


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 06:38 AM

Can't believe Torres is a football player again, there is no place like home. 


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:32 PM

Martin Ødegaard signed with Real Madrid and will be making a reported £80,000 per week. He will be with the "B" team for the remainder of the year.

I thought he should have been loaned back to Stromso to play first team football.
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

RIP Odegaard
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:37 AM

FA cup has come up with some very surprising results... Chelski out, Citeh out, Saints out, Spurs out...who's next  ::D Suddenly Utd's lame draw yesterday wasn't so bad after all.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:06 PM

FA cup has come up with some very surprising results... Chelski out, Citeh out, Saints out, Spurs out...who's next  ::D Suddenly Utd's lame draw yesterday wasn't so bad after all.


This is probably worse than losing to MKDonalds.
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

well at least we lost to PL team


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Posted Yesterday, 10:48 AM

Pogba, best young player in the world...scored a nasty goal earlier on :( :( :(


..and on a side note, Pogba currently gets €23,000 a week, Odegaard €80,000 a week, dafuq? And it's supposedly imminent United is going to place a bid for Pogba who's said he would like to come back. Juventus doesn't have the money to keep him.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:03 AM

FA cup has come up with some very surprising results... Chelski out, Citeh out, Saints out, Spurs out...who's next  : :D Suddenly Utd's lame draw yesterday wasn't so bad after all.

 

The FA Cup's always been like that, every year there are huge upsets by unknown clubs.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:09 AM

 

The FA Cup's always been like that, every year there are huge upsets by unknown clubs.

Yes true...but yesterday was extraordinary though... out of the top nine teams in the league only two are through and two face replays. And the fact City and Chelsea got done at home to lower league opposition makes it even more remarkable...


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Posted Yesterday, 11:17 AM

Pogba, best young player in the world...scored a nasty goal earlier on :( :( :(


..and on a side note, Pogba currently gets €23,000 a week, Odegaard €80,000 a week, dafuq? And it's supposedly imminent United is going to place a bid for Pogba who's said he would like to come back. Juventus doesn't have the money to keep him.

Would love a player of Pogba's ability back in the Utd line up, and think Fergie totally mismanaged the situation in his eagerness to get the PL trophy back to O.T.

However doubt he'll be back despite what he says... unfortunately 


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Posted Yesterday, 02:10 PM

The fact that a 16 year old is on 80k a week is insane.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:25 PM

Caboose who would you rather have on chelsea the rest of the season (hypothetical) cuadrado or varane?
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