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United's Ferguson accuses Torres of cheating

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09:34 AM ET 09.20 | Sir Alex Ferguson accused Liverpool striker Fernando Torres of cheating as Manchester United beat their greatest rivals 3-2 at Old Trafford yesterday. Despite the fact defender John O'Shea could easily have been sent off after hauling down Torres, Ferguson said: "I have watched it again. Fernando Torres made a meal of it. "An absolute meal of it. There is no doubt he tried to get the player sent off."

Daily Mail

Fernando Torres, John Powell/Getty Images Fernando Torres, John Powell/Getty Images
September 20, 2010  09:57 AM ET

I respect Ferguson but is he really serious when he had Ronaldo who was one of the best players and divers in the world.

September 20, 2010  10:04 AM ET
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I think it was one of those special sports moments, one that will be missed by most people, when on Friday, Shinji Kagawa, with only one goal in three Bundesliga matches life-time, promised he would score two goals at Schalke in his first Ruhr Derby.Not only did Dortmund win the away match 3-1, but Kagawa score two goals.

I was stoked when that happened!!!!

and Bayern is having troubles up front. i cant tell what it is but they aren't finding the net

September 20, 2010  10:05 AM ET
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How did the fan boycott turn out? Did they really not show up?

saw photos of the Dortmund section, and about half of their allotted seats were empty

September 20, 2010  10:09 AM ET

and for the record, F8KC Atletico Madrid for Injuring Messi intentionally. screw that dirty-**** podunk backwater side. all he wants to do is play. just cuz you suck in comparison (Ujfalusi) doesn't mean you have the right to tackle from behind, butt hole.

September 20, 2010  10:18 AM ET
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I respect Ferguson but is he really serious when he had Ronaldo who was one of the best players and divers in the world.

No kidding, SAF is a whiner. I am surprised he didn't call Torres a typical spaniard....

September 20, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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(Ujfalusi)

Uj! Love Ujfalusi. Great to hear he's still playing. I lost track of him after he left Fiorentina.

September 20, 2010  10:34 AM ET

Didn't United win the match? They got the points, so Fergie should chill a little.

Real Madrid 2, Real Sociedad 1. Cr7 saves the day!

September 20, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Uj! Love Ujfalusi. Great to hear he's still playing. I lost track of him after he left Fiorentina.

he's a POS

September 20, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Didn't United win the match? They got the points, so Fergie should chill a little.Real Madrid 2, Real Sociedad 1. Cr7 saves the day!

eh, Pepe's head

September 20, 2010  10:51 AM ET
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This weekend was very Dickensian (that's a word, right? J11, some help here) for Seattle football. The best of times (Sounders) and the worst of times (Huskies and Seachickens). And while I'm glad to see Dimmy Berbs scoring at will, the fact United can't protect a two goal lead is troubling.

The Bulgarian has been scoring some rather beautiful goals. Worthy of the next 1001 Greatest Goals at Manchester United DVD. The defensive breakdowns have to be addressed. No way United can beat Chelsea (who have literally been scoring at will) if they can not even hold a 2 goal lead.

September 20, 2010  10:55 AM ET

No matter how many championships this clown buys, to me he will always be a cowardly **** beatch that talks crap about players from behind the security of a microphone.

September 20, 2010  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE:

This weekend was very Dickensian (that's a word, right? J11, some help here) for Seattle football. The best of times (Sounders) and the worst of times (Huskies and Seachickens). And while I'm glad to see Dimmy Berbs scoring at will, the fact United can't protect a two goal lead is troubling.

It works. So long as the meaning is clear, there's really nothing wrong with creating new English words.

From Merriam Webster:
Dick??en??si??an/di??kenz????n/
Adjective: Of or reminiscent of the novels of Charles Dickens, esp. in suggesting the poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters that they portray: "the garrets of Dickensian London".

September 20, 2010  11:00 AM ET
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he's a POS



Honestly, not that bad of a tackle, in the sense that you see thousands worse everyday in Europe.

September 20, 2010  11:02 AM ET
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I had a hunch the week was gonna start out this way.

Can you explain the joke to me? I must have missed something.

September 20, 2010  11:02 AM ET

If you go to the article on the Daily Mail site there are some pretty funny comments being posted!

September 20, 2010  11:05 AM ET
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Can you explain the joke to me? I must have missed something.

Scroll through the article "Mexico stars hire vice girls, transvestite for party" Have fun.

September 20, 2010  11:05 AM ET
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Honestly, not that bad of a tackle, in the sense that you see thousands worse everyday in Europe.

DUDE! did yo not watch your own video?? he went studs up to the right ankle! :53.

September 20, 2010  11:05 AM ET
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just cuz you suck in comparison (Ujfalusi) doesn't mean you have the right to tackle from behind, butt hole.

Having actually seen the video, 1) of course Ujfalusi sucks in comparison to Messi - 99% of professional players do. Ujfalusi does have 80 international caps for the Czech Republic and around 300 appearances between the Bundesliga, Serie A, and La Liga. So it's not like he's a nobody.

2) It wasn't a tackle from behind. He gets his leg in front of Messi, it's just that his foot makes contact with Messi's ankle in a very weird way.

September 20, 2010  11:12 AM ET
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He gets his leg in front of Messi,

correct, it was not from behind. he just comes in from the side and is WAY friggin late. the ball isnt anywhere near him when he makes the tackle. dirty.

 
September 20, 2010  11:14 AM ET
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correct, it was not from behind. he just comes in from the side and is WAY friggin late. the ball isnt anywhere near him when he makes the tackle. dirty.

I was impressed the game was on ESPN2. I didn't know ESPN picked up La Liga games this season. Wonder how many viewers actually tuned in.

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