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Pogba has been quite rubbish for a few weeks now. Jose continues to stick him deep along side Matic, but Kroos and Modric play here for Madrid, so it's no excuse.

United, over the last few games have really let the old habits in. They're like molasses through midfield. This standing over the ball thinking of passing right then left then right then ultimately knocking it backwards to reset. It's bull shit. This is simple to defend against, and every god damned team has figured it out.

Lukaku is an unfortunate victim of this problem. He gets such horrible service it's a joke at this point. He looks horrible, but what striker wouldn't look horrible being expected to hold up a ball fired at his feet from 5 yard deflections, or launched 50 yards up the field, 15 yards from where he's standing and expected to back in a centre half and hold up the ball????

It's shite football lads, and this should be quite easily fixed. All the players, and the fans, are looking for a killer pass right away. What's wrong with quick touches and banging the ball around? Dog shit is what it is.
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Pogba has looked terrible recently, I agree. This last weekend though, something more was wrong. I mean, he didn't go 90, something more was up here.
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(2018-02-12, 11:16 AM)miltonred Wrote:
(2018-02-12, 10:41 AM)theDC Wrote: United were terrible this weekend.

Pogba looked sick, Carrick comes on in his stead... United were down at this point, and we bring on Carrick? I don't recall seeing any real attacker on the bench either.

Jose got the tactics all wrong, and only compounded the issue with his substitutions.

They were poor.  I don't know what you mean by tactics, because they did pretty much what they always do. It was Newcastle who took the game.
Definitely should have had a penalty, disrupted Uniteds midfield very successfully for 75 minutes, partly because Pogba is too easily forced into being ineffective, and worked their damn asses off for 95 mins.

Then having said all that, United could have scored through Sanchez, and should have scored through Martial. Could have been a glorious 2-1 away victory.

On the subject of Sanchez, he seems to have lost a yard. Arsenal had you noticed anything before he headed north?
Generally, you could tell this season that Sanchez's heart wasn't with Arsenal.  However an 80% hearted Sanchez is still a pretty good player. He wanted away last summer and we didn't accommodate, then he missed preseason training, stayed home to 'recover', so there was no momentum to his game.  He played through his lack of match fitness, and was forcing things....he gave up the ball allot....I mean a serious ton, but that was interspersed with terrific flashes.  At the end of his Arsenal career, he only had eyes for Ozil, and personally, I didn't like his game, his decisions, or his low percentage passing game. 

Wenger accommodated Sanchez with a free role, and very few assigned responsibilities.  That is not Jomo's game, and I suspect that there will be a period of adjustment for the lad under a Mourinho system.  

I'm flashing back to a discussion Busby and I had when Pogba came aboard.  I said Mourinho would have very little patience for Pogba's low percentage shots on target, and Pogba may be ocassionally harnessed and retrained as an Uber stopper under Mourinho.  Mourinho expects consistent, on target shooting, and consistent goal production from a central forward playing midfielder.  Frank Lampard really was something special....not particularly fast, not particularly fit, but he instinctively knew where to be, and he knew how to hit a target. (Sorry, I digress...I had to get up early to sign a real estate offer, and it's just me and the Olympics in Spanish?, and you guys to keep me company).
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Daniel Sturridge lasted a whole three minutes on his debut for West Brom.
Hurt his hamstring. Not torn just "hurt". WTF?
Klopp famously said he needed to learn the difference between an injury and pain. Clearly he hasn't yet.
Feel sorry for WBA, but not Pardew, because he's a c***.
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Lol my relatives still hate Pardew for his horrendous season with West Ham after their loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup final
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Lacazette knee surgery.  Might be a blessing in disguise, as the lad was struggling for confidence.  The team was crying out for goals to cover our sins this season and it became painfully obvious he was unable to provide (enough).  Shut it down, rehab, reset and start fresh next season?
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Chelsea lays a beatdown on Hull city 4-0...damn
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Ha! Friend was on Fanzone yesterday.

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(2018-02-13, 01:06 AM)bicboi Wrote: Lol my relatives still hate Pardew for his horrendous season with West Ham after their loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup final

They don't remember that he won them promotion and got them to a cup final? Sound like typical ungrateful cockney gobshites.
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(Yesterday, 05:57 AM)miltonred Wrote:
(2018-02-13, 01:06 AM)bicboi Wrote: Lol my relatives still hate Pardew for his horrendous season with West Ham after their loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup final

They don't remember that he won them promotion and got them to a cup final? Sound like typical ungrateful cockney gobshites.

Three other members of the soccer forum quickly google search 'cockney gobshite'.
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