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Manchester United
Topic posted by Dave - urmston.net ... dated:30 April 2008
A general topic for Man United related posts.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:26 May 2017

I did indeed Aardvark, thank you for the correction.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:25 May 2017

Divad, did you mean to write "adversity"?

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:25 May 2017

Not too bad a season over all, however, the standard of football for a final wasn't too great. Jose has work to do as if they play like that next season we will get nowhere. The game last night was a win for Manchester over diversity.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Bob ... dated:25 May 2017

End of season now, reportedly a bad one, three trophies in the cabinet. 

José is definitely on the right track.

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 September 2016

Great Derby even though the result was not to my liking. Cannot complain when a team scores one more goal than we did. Good entertainment showing little difference between the top teams this year.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:07 August 2016

Nothing special in that win today, no new tactics to show some promise for the season. I know it is early days but Jose had better begin sorting out where the team is headed. 

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Alf ... dated:26 May 2016

If the unfair comment is aimed at the sackings then there is nothing unfair for me about the LVG sacking. He has to be the worst tactical manager I have ever had the misfortune to see. The United team got to where they are despite him not because of him. 

His failures have left the club and flourished.

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:21 May 2016

It still seems unfair, United 66 pts. City 66 pts. United FA Cup. City League Cup. Both qualify for Europa next year. City still to go through qualifying European Cup and yet both managers sacked. For Manchester it has been a reasonable season but not enough for some.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Bob ... dated:21 May 2016

So, Jose is in!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36351371

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 May 2016

I agree with that but I also believe we have been a tad spoilt, riding on a reputaion that no longer is. LVG always said that he envisioned three years for a rebuild. Now, after one, its not so bad and things should only get better. They will buy and they will use youngsters, its the United way. The key thing missing for this last year was some form of style for entertaing soccer.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Bob ... dated:09 May 2016

Modern professional sport is a ruthless environment Divad, an area where you focus on your own performance and by which you set your own standards. For so long as even you will know, the rest of the premier league was playing catch up and in response Ferguson and his team pushed the bar even higher.

Those days are long gone, what has replaced them is not satisfactory by previous standards, let alone where those standards should have evolved to by now. Poor players being poorly managed equals poor performance, that's just not what United's faithful hordes will keep on tolerating.

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:08 May 2016

Compared of course to City who might loose fourth place to United, but then there was the lesser trophy that they did manage. This from all the poor football, it makes the rest of the league terrible by your standards.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Bob ... dated:08 May 2016

The standard of United's football is appallingly bad. If it's to be considered a successful season, winning the FA Cup and just qualifying for Europe (whichever competition), then it only confirms that standards have fallen so low that we are now in danger of becoming a mainstream club.

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:08 May 2016

After an up and down season it all comes down to three games. Win the last two league games and we qualify for the European Cup. Win the last one (FA Cup) and we will need silver polish. For all the comments and complaints about LVG it has turned out to be quite a year.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:01 September 2015

According to a news item, Manchester Uniteds stadium is infested with mice. I now look forward to what any City supporters are going to say about that?

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Shrubb ... dated:22 August 2015

I am afraid that I have to agree with grumpychops.  As a Manchester tour guide, sadly, Manchester United was of far more interest to visitors that the Industrial Revolution.  But that didn't stop me talking about it, though!

As to football being the 'beautiful game', obviously you haven't played the man's game - rugby! :-)

But that is a topic for another thread!

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Grumpychops ... dated:21 August 2015
Thanks Aragorn - do you really believe that if we went round the world with a clipboard and asked people what is the first thing that comes into your head when we mention Manchester they would say "the Industrial revolution" ?? I understand the importance by the way and not trying to deflect the things that Manchester has given the world - Rolls Royce, First Modern Computer, Votes for women, splitting of the atom and Alan Turing with Enigma code (although strictly speaking he was a Londerner) as well as the IndustrialRevolution but we live in a world that is more inclined to see Manchester as the home of Football and one of the greatest teams in the world with arguably the most supporters in the world - like I said it may not be to your liking but the beautiful game is more than 22 men kicking a bag of wind about.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Aragorn ... dated:21 August 2015
"Oh and it may not be to your liking but Manchester United have put Manchester on the world map."

Grumpychops, I think you'll find It was the industrial revolution that put Manchester on the world map and not 11 men chasing a bag of wind around a field.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:14 August 2015

The game against Villa was horrible, the sort of football no one wants to see. They played like they had never been together before. LVG and his tactics needs some work. Rooney was a lost soul out on his own, we need a partner for him badly.

Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:12 August 2015

I have been to Shaw and watched Trafford, it is a good afternoon out and value for money. The trouble is when they play their games it clashes with the Premiership more often than not.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Spr ... dated:12 August 2015
Surely this being an URMSTON forum we should be supporting our LOCAL Premier League Team !!!
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:11 August 2015

Still United are the Greater of them all. The reference to the location of the club and its name is such a school boy boner. I remember it being discussed before I could spell Citi.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Edd ... dated:11 August 2015

Divad, there are a few Greater Manchester league clubs - Oldham Athletic, United, Bury etc.

Manchester has one league club, Manchester City, the current league leaders,.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Grumpychops ... dated:11 August 2015
The only people that have an interest in Manchester Uniteds current geography are the disillusioned berties who have no idea about the history roots and formation of the worlds greatest football team. Made of Manchester - try googling Manchester and after your first 3 letters you will come up with our team followed by a company called Mango who sell womens clothing and then a local newspaper before you find our neighbors - just saying.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 August 2015

For those that are worried about United not being quite in Manchester from now on you may call us the Greater Manchester Club (of the two)
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Grumpychops ... dated:10 August 2015
Oh and it may not be to your liking but Manchester United have put Manchester on the world map and their very existence leads to millions of pounds to the local economy every year, not necessarily arrogant just better.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Grumpychops ... dated:10 August 2015
Thanks Edd I didn't say renting was bad, just an observation I am sure your Sheikh could buy you a 90,000 capacity ground that would dwarf Old Trafford but he couldnt buy our history - class is permenant, form is temporary - Manchester United were made in Manchester - fact
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:10 August 2015
Divad, as much as it hurts, it is true.
Re: Manchester United
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 August 2015

That is the bottom of the barrel Edd, surely you can come up with something better than that?
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