Inter - Man Utd (24 Feb 09)

Roberto

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well in that case, i accept your offer sir. we can paint our nails and talk about who's sexier sir alex ferguson or jose mourinho
 

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great and insightful post Roberto. Are you a new member?Your from Ontario, why don't you come to my place to watch the game, beer is free, TV is "60 wide and male on male intercourse is always encouraged.

Come on down and we'll celebrate with our hairy palms firmly gripped into one another.

Butt-plugs are strictly prohibited!!

I've been around here for a long time and you haven't even offered me yet! But you see this guy for the first time and you invite him! :(
 

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My 2 cents,

I think this game was a weird one, at least to me as I have not had the opportunity to watch many Inter games this season. In the first half we appeared to play with 9 men. Muntari could not do a thing right, whether it was a pass, a cross or a tackle he just ran without sense most times. Then there was Rivas, he was possessed with nerves or at least it appeared to be the case, that display was really scary and we where very lucky that ManU did not take advantage of it specially since we where pressed for 20 mins and for 10 of those mins it felt that it would be a matter of time that Rivas was going to to screw up … which he did, when he was late on the off side trap and gifted a one on one to ManU.

In the second half the team did change (with the Cordaba substitution) and we started pressing hard with ManU finding it hard to keep possession for long periods as they did in the first half and this time we actually did create chances, unlucky for us Adriano mis-kicked the shot and decided to throw him self in the area after Rio pulled his shirt, I think we could have made some thing better. I liked How jose decided to attack even more and brought in Mario and Cruz (although I think Adriano could have stayed on as IMO Cruz was not needed). I think those substituions with new 433 attack minded gave the team some confidence (false in the sense that Rooney and Tevez were not on and ManU was happy to defend at that point) that we could do it and it may pay dividends as we may now not feel too far behind from ManU’s quality. It is unfortunate that Ibra’s clearest chance was given offside when it was not.

Considering that we have an inferiority complex in the CL I was quite happy how we kept ManU scoreless (although luck was on our side with Julio saving his best for this match) despite Inter creating very little. ManU really had two chances from open play in that half and they came from mistakes, everything else was from set pieces . I was also annoyed at Carrick’s and Fletcher’s keenness to go down to the floor easily, I guess they are instructed well, dive when the ref will not be scrutinized heavily and the opposing team will lose momentum or at worst slow their attack if not stop it.

I am not too disappointed of our display as well since it reminded me of our Milan derbies 3 years back when Milan flooded the midfield and made it hard to pass and then a lucky deflection came, lucky for us this time a deflection to our goal did not happen.

We are in with a chance it may not be a strong change but it is there. ManU will be a different dog at OT and we might benefit from more space available for out attacks and be ready to soak a lot of pressure.

PS Got to love the atmosphere at the Meazza, From the TV you could tell the crowd was great, I can’t belive how CR7 was whistled constantly. Kudos to Santon I was impressed and the lad is quick we was only turned once when Critiano got a cross which no one got to.
 

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Robertooooooooooooooooooooo :hug: I got some new shit for you fucka, need to get my ass on msn though.

Mikey, save some of that mayonnaise for me.

Nyall, don't take it harshly bro...he's just not that into you.
 

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look man, you're really creeping me out. I wouldn't be out of line to report you to the moderators. I like women ok, not a kiddie pool full of mayo filled with dudes. go on the united forum.

lmao!:D
 

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I couldn't understand why we didn't put in Maxwell the second half. Santon had a few good runs but had to stop and get the ball to his right foot, in which he didn't succeed most of all times. If we had Maxwell on the left we would have been more dangerous.

I hope Maxwell won't get any leaving plans if he stays benched.
 

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I couldn't understand why we didn't put in Maxwell the second half. Santon had a few good runs but had to stop and get the ball to his right foot, in which he didn't succeed most of all times. If we had Maxwell on the left we would have been more dangerous.

I hope Maxwell won't get any leaving plans if he stays benched.

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Santon's form > Maxwell
 

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I agree with Thomas' point though. The only time we stretched their right hand side was when Ibra drifted out there and took on O'Shea. He was certainly the weak link in their team but we never exploited it because Muntari kept pushing into the middle (and couldn't pass for shit) while Santon kept cutting inside onto his right foot.
 

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I agree with Thomas' point though. The only time we stretched their right hand side was when Ibra drifted out there and took on O'Shea. He was certainly the weak link in their team but we never exploited it because Muntari kept pushing into the middle (and couldn't pass for shit) while Santon kept cutting inside onto his right foot.

Yeah. Plus I'm sure Santon was instructed to be sure not to leave his position unguarded because Ronaldo was there. Muntari failed the most in the left flank.
 

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Santon's form > Maxwell

I agree with you, put the point is that he couldn't bring anything in attack because he had to stop and cut the ball to his right foot. Although the space was most of all times on the left flank, with Santon we couldn't bring very much.

I agree with you that Santon is in great form and is a big talent. Also Maxwell isn't in the form of his life but it's a pity that Santon can't do anything with his left.

What I really don't understand is that professional players aren't both footed. I mean, not all of them. Even some of my friends are and they don't play professional football. They go to school and have jobs. In my opinion every player should train his weaker foot, it is such an advantage and when your job is to play football I think it's more an obligation than a choice, never understood it. Why 90 % of the keepers are both footed and the rest of the team isn't...?
 

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I agree with you, put the point is that he couldn't bring anything in attack because he had to stop and cut the ball to his right foot. Although the space was most of all times on the left flank, with Santon we couldn't bring very much.

I agree with you that Santon is in great form and is a big talent. Also Maxwell isn't in the form of his life but it's a pity that Santon can't do anything with his left.

What I really don't understand is that professional players aren't both footed. I mean, not all of them. Even some of my friends are and they don't play professional football. They go to school and have jobs. In my opinion every player should train his weaker foot, it is such an advantage and when your job is to play football I think it's more an obligation than a choice, never understood it. Why 90 % of the keepers are both footed and the rest of the team isn't...?

I think the biggest reason for the lack of LB attack was CR7. Doesnt matter who is back there, he is under orders not to get drawn too far forward. Santon did an excellent job on Ronaldo given his age and (in)experience. To knock his performance because he didnt get forward on the left flank is asking too much of the young lad, IMO.

and as sandro said, santon's form is certainly better than Max's at the mo.
 

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I think the biggest reason for the lack of LB attack was CR7. Doesnt matter who is back there, he is under orders not to get drawn too far forward. Santon did an excellent job on Ronaldo given his age and (in)experience. To knock his performance because he didnt get forward on the left flank is asking too much of the young lad, IMO.

and as sandro said, santon's form is certainly better than Max's at the mo.

I agree with you, but the point is he actually did get forward but he couldn't do anything when he was in front because he had to get the ball to his right foot.

He did had an excellent performance on marking RC7 and had indeed a very good match.
 
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