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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: February 06, 2014, 06:48:51 PM »
Vidic confirms United exit

Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he will leave Manchester United at the end of the 2013/14 season.

In a statement issued by the defender to, the Serbian said: ďItís the last year of my contract and I have had eight wonderful years here. My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career.

"I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies and I will certainly never forget that fantastic night in Moscow, memories that will live with me and the fans forever. However, I have decided that I will move on at the end of this season. I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years.

"Iím not considering staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for here is Manchester United and I was lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years. Iíve got a few options to move on and I will choose the right one for me and for my family.

"I am now going to focus all my efforts on playing for Manchester United and do the best I can for the team until the end of the season. I hope this stops any further speculation about my future."

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: February 06, 2014, 02:28:48 PM »

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: February 06, 2014, 02:27:03 PM »

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: January 19, 2014, 11:16:43 AM »

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: January 07, 2014, 06:57:21 PM »
It's a sad day when City fans know more about support United than our own plastics. This is a must read!!

By a Man City fan

This is one of those times where the modern media really fails us as football fans in explaining exactly what has happened at Manchester United. I often complain that they focus too much on irrelevance and not enough on the actual business of football behind the scenes and this is an example of where it could have helped.

I'm not sure what anybody else was expecting here but Man United are right about where I thought they would be. I think they'll finish higher than this but their form is somewhat predictable.
United as a Club has completely fell apart and it is the job of David Moyes to rebuild it. It has fell apart because the Club in the modern era was built entirely to Ferguson's exacting standards and methods. Every single person in every department of the Club knew what they were doing every day and what the ultimate point was.
Clubs falling apart after the movement of a Czar isn't new. United fell apart after Busby left, Liverpool got worse the more contrived the boot room system became. It's natural.

I think United fans should remember the words of Ferguson before he left. He's a proper football man, as is David Moyes, and they both know the scale of the task Moyes has undertaken and the time it will take to bear fruit. United can either studiously water their crops over time to create a vast sustainable empire once again that will provide riches for generations or they can dump nuclear waste on their land and grow tomacco.

For me, the real test of the Glazers as owners starts today. You can talk about money and whatever but to most people it's an irrelevance, United have been ultra successful and the manager has been given what he wanted. So far so good for the Glazers. The test starts right now because we discover whether they are the seasoned and patient businessmen that the Edwards family were or just another kneejerk bunch of twats who are sacking managers on ridiculous timescales.

I think Moyes has certainly made mistakes, or rather a single mistake. I think he tried to transition too quickly from Ferguson's staff to his own staff in the first team which created unneccesary pressure on himself. This can be forgiven however as I see what he was trying to accomplish. He knew that this would be a difficult period of transition and he wants to snap it as quickly as possible rather than do it piece by piece. Managers often do lack patience in transition, AVB had the same problem at Chelsea. Funnily, Ferguson did the same mistake when he first joined too.

I see people who have called Moyes unambitious because he has said that United played well when they didn't. This is a man who had a job for life in a stable Premier League team where he was beloved and he decided to pack that in and move to the most famous Club in the world and succeed the best ever manager in the game, to take on a rebuilding job the like of which has never been done in the modern era of football. Unambitious? Do me a favour.

You see, Manchester United was a club built in Ferguson's own image and everybody took their lead from him. He was an imposing figure yet if you meet him he had this working class charm that made you want to fight for him. David Moyes is a similar figure but doesn't yet covet the same respect and loyalty from everybody at Manchester United. There's no possible way that he could, that anybody could, most of the people at United were directly employed by Ferguson or employed whilst he was the manager. In time, Moyes will have the same respect bestowed on him, that's all that it needs at the minute, just some time for him to get his feet under the table.

Some fans believe that David Moyes isn't the man for United. I challenge the idea that they even understand what United is as a Club. David Moyes is pretty much the prototypical Manchester United manager, if you had to walk away and design a man who would manage them, it is him. He's fierce, he's tactically well versed, he has a superhuman work ethic, he believes in youth promotion, he plays with wingers, he inspires loyalty and fight from everybody around him. Those who don't see this have never been to Everton away under his tenure there. Moyes managed to turn that place into a lion's den in how ferocious the atmosphere was and how the team played, and make no mistake this developed under him and will wane without him, managers have a major effect on atmospheres as any United fan will tell you (or City fan for that matter), he will do the same to Old Trafford given time.
So I suppose the problem here is that fans have underestimated the mammoth of a task that Moyes has to accomplish and pundits have over-simplified it. It will take Moyes several years to get United built in his own image and it will be better off for it rather than start some roundabout of managerial changes. And I warn United fans, I'm a fan of a Club that has had probably 30 managers in the past 30 years. Once you start down this path of swapping in and out managers, you can never come back from it.

One last thing to note. I find it interesting how many people when this was announced said things like "Moyes will need a transition time" but have now decided that he should be gone in January. Transition time is a term used to denote the time it takes to sweep away the mentality of the old regime and bring in your own mentality. Essentially, how long it takes to forget the old manager and buy into the thoughts of the new even if it conflicts with what the old manager would say. For a manager who casts the shadow of Ferguson, this will take 3 or 4 years, not 3 or 4 months. Bobby Charlton, Alex Ferguson and others at United understand this so appointed a manager who can rebuild United and have the wide shoulders it requires to bear the load of expectation from the fans and media. They think they found their right man in David Moyes and all piss taking aside, so do I. I hope that they both fight his corner in the boardroom and I'm sure they will. These people understand United as a Club, understand what makes it successful and understand what makes it special.

can someone PLEASE shut Alvin Corneal up  :cursing:

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: November 10, 2013, 12:28:50 PM »
We love United, we do!
We love United, we do!
We love United, we do!
Oh United we love you!

We love United, we do!
We love United, we do!
We love United, we do!
Oh United we love you!


Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: October 26, 2013, 12:06:49 PM »
When he replaced Cleverly, Smalling and Nani with Januzaj, Chicharito and Valencia it was like the team momentum changed drastically

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: October 26, 2013, 09:40:50 AM »
I think he still on the bench

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:53:06 PM »
a 6 minute tactical analysis of some of the weaknesses in Moyes' new system, with also touching on how it fared against Southampton's 4-2-3-1.

Football / Re: Vincent Kompany
« on: September 22, 2013, 09:46:33 PM »
why the hell didnt Moyes stick with the line up against Bayern?? he could have put Hernandez up front with Rooney since RVP injured  :banginghead: :banginghead:  :cursing: :cursing:

Football / Re: T&T snatches 3rd-place from host Saudi.
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:50:49 PM »
Kenwyne ends up being the top scorer for the tournament well done KJ

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Saudi Arabia Game (9-Sept-2013).
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:17:00 AM »
this damn water break nonesense, like we playing ah test match....

well the place damn hot what do you expect!?!?!

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Saudi Arabia Game (9-Sept-2013).
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:51:09 AM »
so much for the clean sheet  :'(

Cricket Anyone / Re: Caribbean Premier League Thread.
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:33:49 PM »

look like the Collapse is on!!!!

Football / Re: Birchall set to consider his future with T&T
« on: July 27, 2013, 09:07:47 AM »
Do what you got to Birchie if you want to focus on your club we wont criticize you for that. But I blame you Stephen Hart for using him to late against Mexico AND when he could have had some playing time in the last 4 games of the Gold Cup!!!   :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: >:( >:( >:( >:( :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:

Football / Re: A message to the T&T football team.
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:00:35 PM »
Let the events of the 2000 Gold Cup be their motivation! We made to the semis back then I am sure we can go all the way this year!

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Honduras Game (15-Jul-2013).
« on: July 15, 2013, 10:21:54 PM »
Watch allyuh..allyuh rel glad..I happy fuh allyuh...celebrate..after all what is life without a little bit of fun..
Allyuh get to beat a third string side..that wasn't even tryin..a player give heself a red card and de next one bounce dong de man and handle de ball at de same time to make sure de referee see..den de keeper move to he left to make sure Molino see de far post open..hmm..allyuh celebrate..
De brand we play when we build confidence look better in de latter half..but it sad to see football not played in de true spirit ah de game..
one love still.. a win is a win congrats to Hart at least he'll get some time to do something fuh he country.

coache SHUT THE EFF UP!! Why this dumbass aint get ban yet? only thing that coming out his mouth is nothing but bullshite

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Haiti Game (12-Jul-2013).
« on: July 12, 2013, 09:38:58 PM »
somebody plz get "COACHE' outta here


Football / Re: We big Flag...
« on: June 04, 2013, 04:58:22 PM »
miss those days  :'(

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: May 20, 2013, 02:49:11 PM »

Football / Re: Europa Cup Final
« on: May 15, 2013, 02:44:52 PM »
Outplayed and Outmatched yet still win, talk bout counting your luck but say what congrats to Chelsea anyway.

Football / Re: 2012/13 Premier League (EPL) Thread.
« on: May 11, 2013, 04:08:52 PM »
Frank Lampard - Chelsea's all time leading scorer  :beermug:

  Who cares?!  ::)   LMAO!!

Post of the day!

Football / Re: Dortmund v Read Madrid 2013 Thread
« on: April 24, 2013, 02:41:58 PM »
Total German Domination yes WHEYZ!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now both spanish camps cant say jack to each other after losses like that


remember the time palos single handedly saved the site from being hacked by some porn freaks lol ,that was a fun late night .

Palos is a personal friend of my, and he stepped down because he could not have committed the time to help out. No one forced him out, and the same rules go for every moderator including myself !!!!

wait you serious? he really step down? no wonder I dont see many posts from him lately.

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:06:12 AM »
 :beermug: :beermug:

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: April 22, 2013, 03:05:01 PM »

Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:57:04 AM »

Football / Re: The Fallen Warrior Thread
« on: April 04, 2013, 10:28:07 AM »
A toast. ToÖabsent friends. In memory still bright. :beermug: :beermug:


Thank the series finale of Babylon 5 for that quote. I thought its a fitting tribute to the fallen

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