Sunday, April 5, 2009

Man U v. Villa Open Thread

Man U's injury ward


It's a good one today, and not just because Man U has some serious injury issues....

Manchester United: Van der Sar; O'Shea, Neville, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Giggs; Fletcher, Tevez, Nani; Ronaldo.
Bench: Foster, Park, Welbeck, Gibson, Martin, Macheda, Eckersley.

Aston Villa: Friedel; L Young, Cuellar, Davies, Shorey; Milner, Petrov, Barry, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Bench: Guzan, Delfouneso, Knight, Salifou, Reo-Coker, Gardner, Albrighton.

That's right, Tevez is fit, but Neville and Evans are in at central back today. Can Villa take advantage and right their season? Meanwhile, in addition to injuries, Man U seem to be floundering, and are now facing rumors of C-Ron off to Real Madrid (again!) and training ground bustups featuring you-know-who. Oh and they turn around and play Porto in 48 hours.

Have your say after the jump, or feel free to chat about Everton-Wigan, Luton, Serie A, your pets, etc.

82 comments:

Spectator said...

Wow, Juve v. Chievo is pretty compelling... 3-3 at the death.

The NY Kid said...

Have I mentioned that Jonny Evans is a rapist?

phil said...

Every time I see Ronaldo's pinched little face, I want to punch him in the throat.

phil said...

I think Villa really miss Laursen.

Spectator said...

Oh good, Mike Riley

The NY Kid said...

ah, crap. That twat Ronaldo scored

Spectator said...

Boo!

phil said...

Coming soon to a Real Madrid match near you....

phil said...

No way Petrov was off. That is pisspoor.

The NY Kid said...

I do believe Rod Carew just scored. Who knew he played footy?

Spectator said...

And Gary Neville with the poor marking. Game on!

phil said...

Wonderful effort by Barry in the build-up. He absolutely ruined Evra.

phil said...

Everton are massacring Wigan. 4-0, Jo with a brace.

Spectator said...

Meanwhile, Everton are destroying Wigan 4-0.

Spectator said...

Ha point to Phil.

phil said...

WTF? How do you leave CR unmarked? Villa are lucky not to concede there.

Spectator said...

Rio Ferdinand and Ian Dowie... Best fwiends forever!

JT said...

I like what I'm seeing.

Spectator said...

FSC having some technical difficulties at the half, eh?

Mike Georger said...

"Tevez runs with ball down the United right, but is tackled and United have a throw. Save an occasional late goal, I'm not sure what he does."

Listen Soccernet, when the sign says 'Don't feed the bears', man you better not feed the bears.

JT said...

2-1! Villa! Holy shit!

(need to calm down)

ü75 said...

Gabby may be dead, but dammit, so might Man U.

ü75 said...

VdS has become a useless statue, has he not?

sven said...

*runs in, slides across the turf*

The Fan's Attic said...

suck it ManU.

ü75 said...

What a game for John Carew so far. It's like he and Ibrahimovic are equals today.

The Fan's Attic said...

does that guy look like Lampard to anybody else?

sven said...

Oh, this is delicious... SAF turns to his bench... and comes up with a 17-year old.

(JT, sorry I didn't get a chance to return your last text yesterday... busy evening)

JT said...

if Rooney were playing, he'd be working up enough anger to lash out and get himself sent off right about now.

ü75 said...

Like Macheda is? Young gun has learned his Man U lessons well, right?

JT said...

Macheda just seems like a C-Ron clone. Not re: talent, but re: his ability to fall down and gesture wildly for penalties and free kicks.

Mike Georger said...

Paging Keith to the main concourse, Keith.

Mike Georger said...

Is that guy the cocksmoker that United had to give money to his dad to get him to sign?

The Fan's Attic said...

Lampard+Crispy Ronaldo=
Macheda?

Mike Georger said...

He's got caverns in his cheeks for storing pies in the winter!

ü75 said...

Aww. He fixed his hair up today. Who says modern kids have no sense of occasion?

ü75 said...

@TFA-needs more MSPaint.

sven said...

Alright, Villa. Finish the job. Kill these fuckers off.

ü75 said...

Nice tights, nancy boy sub.

JT said...

don't put Reo-Coker at fullback!!

The NY Kid said...

@TFA - I was told there would be no math.

Mike Georger said...

FUCK

ü75 said...

dagnabbit

The NY Kid said...

and the twat has a brace

sven said...

Fuck.

JT said...

dammit

JT said...

he's a gamer, make no mistake. Fuck. COME ON VILLA

Mike Georger said...

Third feels inevitable. At least six minutes of stoppage time.

Mike Georger said...

Nice Audi seat, dick.

Mike Georger said...

Who else didn't know Welbeck was black?

Spectator said...

5 minutes my ass!

sven said...

5 minutes at OT.

Shocker.

ü75 said...

I like the announcer acting like the amount of added time is a lottery.

Teeknuts said...

Come on Villa, shove that five minutes up their ass

Mike Georger said...

Season over. thanks for nothing Villa, go fuck yourselves.

Spectator said...

So fucking inevitable

ü75 said...

Now

FUCK

The Fan's Attic said...

fuckity, fuck, fuck, fuck.

sven said...

Fuck you, Villa.

No Champions League place for you. You don't deserve it.

Asshats.

The NY Kid said...

well then. that was quite the strike

Teeknuts said...

God fucking dammit

ü75 said...

Look at all those white guys going crazy.

Mike Georger said...

Can't blame Friedel, but I can blame the terrible defense. Just let everyone dance with the ball in the box you fucking pansies. Maybe if your boss wasn't so shrewd and bought a defender or two your season wouldn't have collapsed.

The Fan's Attic said...

yeah, i'm pretty sure that ginger was related to the italian goalscorer.

The Fan's Attic said...

stupid announcers.

Mike Georger said...

Where's the PIRA when you need it.

The Fan's Attic said...

can't you do anything right Villa? hosers.

Mike Georger said...

That was the chance. Now every other manager is going to lay down for SAF just like every other title year. Fuck. If I hadn't spent the last twelve hours puking my guts out, I'd probably be sick.

JT said...

Poor Villa.

I can't be too mad as we're still doing everything we must do to keep it close. We just need a result or two to go our way... thought today might be one of them.

Keith: your team fucking sucks. Fucking assholes. 2-2 and you do that. Fucking bullshit. Fuck Aston Villa. Kill Martin O'Neill.

sven said...

What a bunch of pussies. Are you Birmingham in disguise?

MON should sacrifice one of them in the dressing room as punishment.

JT said...

Yeah, I fucking hate Aston Villa now. Fuck your useless tired fucks. Sat back and tried to soak it up for the last 10 minutes, at the Stretford End no less. Fucking counter-attack, stop giving away corner after corner. Fucking pussies. Hate you all.

c0rrine said...

i hate my fucking LIFE

c0rrine said...

lol manutd are never going to drop pts again

JT said...

Seriously c0rrine. Fuck Aston Villa more than United right now. Bunch of bitches. Hate you. Claret and blue... makes me sick.

c0rrine said...

this hurt more than liverpool losing to boro haha. i wish villa at least sealed their loss EARLY so i could have avoided falsely believing in them for 90 mins UGHHHH.

they have their confidence and their players back after this match. fergie will know what to do and porto are basically dead

JT said...

to try and watch the limp, turgid efforts of Serie A after a 5-goal EPL thriller like that is utterly impossible.

JT said...

agreed, c0rrine. They'll go back to their shit-eating grins, smug attitudes and complacency as if March never happened. Now, I root for Sunderland, who are due for a good result.

I mean, we're still winning any which way, and doing everything we can at this point to keep it close. We need someone to stand up and take these cunts on squarely. We even showed the league how to do it! And STILL nothing. Villa dominated for 74 minutes, kept Ronaldo quiet (except for his two world-class goals, no doubt), and they leave with nothing.

O'Neill couldn't make one change or tactical adjustment in that last 10? He hung them out to dry. Fucking hate that entire team right now.

Teeknuts said...

At least it's Opening Night tonight. The start of baseball season will wash away any bad feelings I had today

Spectator said...

Weekend is still a success for me... Exeter City up to 2nd place. Two huge games coming up against Brentford and Wycombe. C'mon City!

jjf3 said...

The fuck's a Macheda, and where do I get one for my team?

Jebus Fucking Christ, how could Villa not close that out? And thank you, Mike "5-frickin minute" Riley...good to see you weren't intimidated at OT, you useless twat.

I watched a Villa fan stand up and walk out after the last goal with 18 ozs of his pint still untouched. Couldn't blame him...that was a freakin' awful end to the game...

jjf3 said...

Separately, what does it say about the EPL when ManUre runs its full "B"-team (excepting CR, VDS, and Evra) out there against the 5th-best team in the league, and it fucking wins? Fuck the EPL, and fuck ManUre...

jjf3 said...

Oh, and Congrats to the Hatters!! Great job this season staying positive and refusing to be beaten down!