- 05/20/2012, 05:19PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/20, 05:19 PM
Taking off mueller too soon..
you dont take off the guy that is red hot..
you try and make a defensive move, and then it backfires, you look bad..
had it been a normal 90mins match, fine..
but not if its a potential 120mins match..
this guy needs to go..
his failures vs dortmund, were bad to..
carroll presented chaos in 20mins fa cup final..
sure would havebeen noice to have him for 90mins..
coach got fired anyway
3. Man united vs chitty
not starting valencia..
not bringing on little pea..
it looked like fergie was going for the draw..
backfired big time..
4. Nba starting sundays 2nd sunday game at 10.30pm..
im not staying up for it, for sure!
5. Miami not even tryin to start bosh!
its just an abdominal strain..
give him some painkillers and give the heat fans what they want..
6. Bobby valentine..
consistently leaves starters in for too long..
i know you dont want to wear down your bullpen..
leaving a starter who has run out of gas after 110 pitches is mindblowing..
MagicSpecs said 05/21, 09:28 AM
1 Patrick Vieira trying to play mind games with Fergie
One thing any pretender to Man Utd's Premier League throne should know is that you don't play mind games with SAF. Vieira's misplaced barbs aimed towards Old Trafford came at a time when Man City dipped and Man Utd were peaking, and could only have piled more pressure on at the Etihad.
2 St Louis Cardinals mismanaging injuries
Something screwy is going on in St Louis. Their injury list is literally painful. I don't know if it's Matheny or a member of the training-staff, but someone's not doing their job at Busch Stadium.
3 Fergie dropping the ball vs Everton
The title may have been won in the dying minutes at Eastlands, but it was lost at Old Trafford against Everton. Uncharacteristically, Man Utd lost focus and SAF must take the blame for letting it happen.
4 Champions League Final
Prior to the final, 124 games were played in the Champions League (not including qualifiers). 62 on a Tuesday, 62 on a Wednesday. So of course, the final was played on a... Saturday?! Are you kidding me? The whole competition is a midweek competition - a Saturday (evening, no less) final is just a shameless money-grabbing gimmick.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/21, 11:26 AM
1. I dont mind "mind games"..
someone asked viera an honest question..
and he gave an honest answer..
while some people feel, its better to let sleeping giants lie..
others like to show confidence, on and off the pitch..
for me, both are acceptable..
the only 3 times, where i thought, boy is he stupid:
1. Vanderjerk, saying pats were ripe for the upset..
2. Freddie mitchell, tellin pats rodney harrison to watch out, "ive got somethin special for you!"
3. A steelers guy sayin a 12_0 pats team was over rated..
all 3 guys were virtually anynomous.. But they talked trash to make the headlines and be remembered forever..
you definitely dont talk trash to a great team.. Bad move!
but man U was good not great.. They got knocked out of CL by basel for freaki sakes..
1. Drogba needs extension.. Let him play till hes a cripple!
2. di matteo..
chelsea owner should have appointed him manager before cl final..
he won fa cup
got to cl finals, after heroic wins over napoli and barca..
MagicSpecs said 05/21, 12:24 PM
Carroll has been a liability all season long. Since his move to Anfield he's not deserved to wear the number 9. He's always been a problem kid (exhibit A: numerous arrests, exhibit B: demanding at Newcastle less than 6 months after signing an extension). You can't trust him. He needs service, and Downing was supposed to be the guy to deliver. And he's sucked too. Liverpool are just a mess.
Valentine has got to be scared of the bullpen after the early season struggles. There's hardly anything to like in that BoSox staff.
Drogba's time is up. The next Chelsea manager is going to oversee a rebuilding phase, and Drogba is part of the old school. With Terry, Lampard and Drogba getting beyond use it's time for Chelsea to move on.
1 Anything Dusty Baker does. Someone buy that dude a dictionary that includes the word 'sabermetrics'. Please.
2 Alex McLeish. I have no idea what that Villa team was supposed to be this season, but a club that size should not be that close to the relegation zone.
3 Arsene Wenger. He should have tied up Van Persie by now. Without RVP Arsenal are super-average.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/21, 12:52 PM
How did fergie drop the ball vs everton?
what subs would you have made differently?
everton has a recent history of being man U"s boogeyman..
i dont know why.. But they have their number..
same way chelsea have barcas number..
and kraijeck had sampras"s number..
its weird, but it happens..
fergie could not have done anything differently vs everton..
The match fergie dropped the ball was the first man chitty game, 6_1..
that was a 10 goal swing! In differential..
fergie should have drilled it into his players heads, not to be too aggressive, if they are losing..
this was a game, where the players and the manager had their heads up their butt..
I like the cl final being played on saturday, sorry ha ha..
it gave the players rest.. Means higher quality game..
the german kickoff was 8.45pm.. It gave the germans and londoners a chance to sleep off massive hangovers..
it built more suspense.. I needed a couple of days to get over the excitement o chittys dramatic win..
Real vs barca should not have been played 3 days before cl semis..
MagicSpecs said 05/22, 06:52 AM
Fergie is the psychological master of the EPL. He does not lose mind games (see Keegan, Kevin or Benitez, Rafa if you want a reference), and always knows how to motivate his team.
Against Everton, he failed. His attention was clearly on the following game against City (which they subsequently lost 1-0). It's not about the substitutions he made or the tactics he played - SAF allowed his players to lose their focus. Conceding four goals at home to an impotent Toffee attack could only be explained by a severe lapse in concentration - and Fergie must take responsibility for that.
And I'm not sure I'd label Everton as a bogey team - they've only won 1 of their last 14 games against Man U.
The Champions League final on a Saturday night is an aberration. Gone are the days of the glorious Wednesday night final at the Camp Nou in '99 or the thriller in Istanbul in '05. Saturday nights are not Champions League football nights. It is a midweek competition.
You wouldn't schedule the Superbowl for a Tuesday, why schedule the CL final on a Saturday?
Good TD, Frog.
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