September 18th, 2006, 12:03 PM
O'Shea is your classic jack of all trades master of none. Against the likes of Fulham and Bolton he's ok. He can grind things out in the midfield and win the ball. But against top class sides he's outmatched.
Originally Posted by go
Fletcher is a bit of a tweener, he's a good passer but not fast enough to play wide. And he's too much of a lightweight to play CM in a 4-4-2. He plays well in a 4-3-3 where he does all the donkey work and lets the better players distribute.
Regarding Ronaldo I was pretty harsh on him, the giveaway in the middle of the park was inexcusable but he did have United's best chance. I'm not sure what else he could have done on that volley(you questioning his finishing). Lehmann got lucky his head was in the way.
September 18th, 2006, 01:47 PM
You're right, O'shea and Fletcher do suck.
Originally Posted by go
September 18th, 2006, 01:58 PM
I like Fletcher. I think he's not where he needs to be just yet, but is maturing already. I expect more from him this season. I don't really like him out wide though. He's more suited for that CM position.
Ronaldo had a decent game. He can finish just fine, he just needs to learn to pass more and dribble less though. And it's always nice seeing Ole Gunnar play (for old time sentimental reasons).
September 18th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Except the role he plays/should play is as a passer, distributer, linking defense to offense and United have Scholes and Carrick who can do that. Even Giggs had a nice run at CM last year.
Originally Posted by Puckman
Fletcher isn't good enough to supplant those 2 and probably never will. Most United fans are high on David Jones(great player for the reserves and played well in the Dutch league last year). I think he'll be better than Fletcher, Fletcher will really never be more than a squad player. He's useful, but not a guy you want playing against elite teams.
September 18th, 2006, 02:17 PM
September 20th, 2006, 07:27 AM
Liverpool and Newcastle today.
Come on you Geordies
September 20th, 2006, 09:41 AM
The Barcodes are going DOWN! =)
September 20th, 2006, 09:59 AM
September 20th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Alonso does it AGAIN! A goal from inside his own half seals the deal as Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0
view it here:
Last edited by chu gar; September 20th, 2006 at 03:03 PM.
Reason: the french feed is better!
September 21st, 2006, 01:51 AM
Not only did he score that goal, he created the first goal for for Liverpool.
Originally Posted by chu gar
Kuyt is looking better and better and looks like he is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Garcia had a great game on the left, which is where he prefers to play.