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Wednesday, February 22

Football the way its meant to be played

LAst night I watched us thoroughly deserve to beat Real Madrid. Two teams that want to play football - Madrid who dont bother to defend a lot were often exposed but comign forward they were great until they hit our back four which amazingly did very well. great great game and we gave ourself every chance of going through. I see at least 4 goals going in during the return leg. The Arsenal lads were given time and space on the ball and it made for a very entertaining game - alas in the Premiership where Bolton, Blackburn and the rest are you dont get to see such great football. Wenger has built a team that can compete in Europe though it ill be interesting to see if we survive and get Juve just how much space they allow us!


  • Great result Simon. The second leg will be a great game. I think it will be like that second leg we had against them in Old Trafford in 2003. Definitely see a few goals.

    Wouldn't bet against Liverpool as they have come back from much worse in this competition. It will be interesting to see them having to come out and score and maybe take a risk or two at the back as the game pushes on.

    Its such a silly competition though compared to the League Cup ;-)

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 12:16 PM  

  • Aye, its not quite like the League cup! Who will your midfield be for that by the way??? Sorry about Smith, no-one likes to see that kind of injury unless its to Chelsea players.
    Delighted to see them get stuffed today - they diddnt deserve the red but did get away with 2 definite penalties. Barcelona 'should' finish them off at home.
    As for Arsenal, I think you are right, hatful of goals and if their Galacticos want to play then it will be a great game, Ronaldo and Zidane were very poor against us in the first leg.

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 9:03 PM  

  • Your guess is as good as mine with Fergie these days. We might go two in the middle with Howard and Van Der Saar.

    Playing Richardson in the middle is a joke. I can barely handle him on the team at all. It will likely be four out of Giggs, Ronaldo, Park, Fletcher, O'Shea and Richardson but its hard to know which quartet he will go with. I think you have to get Giggs, Ronaldo and Park in there and then one of the others. I would probably go with O'Shea just to beef things up a little with the other 3.
    Ferguson was at Ibrox tonight apparently watching Riquelme. Although I suppose he could be planning a 20 million swoop for Forlan :-)

    Scary news about Sissoko. Shows how easily horrible things can happen on a football field.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 12:39 AM  

  • Yes Riquelme would be a good buy - Puyol would be another from Barcelona - UNited are clearly in need of a monster - apparently Gattuson, the former Rangers thug is free too though I dont think he is the answer though if you signed 2 and he was the second that wouldnt be bad.

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 11:15 AM  

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