Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4853 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 753 times:
Leverkusen kicked Manchester United out of the Champions League !
What a f*cking tight game, i listened to the UEFA radio and in the last minutes when ManU was running and running at the Bayer goal, i was near to a breakdown
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 708 times:
If Alex Ferguson had employed the correct tactics throughout the game i.e. 2 forwards and 4 midfielders, the result would probably have been different. But seeing that he used the stupid tactic that has not worked at all in European games for 70 minutes, I'm not surprised at the result!
Three clearances of the line suggest that Leverkusen were lucky but it may be a bit of a relief that Utd aren't in the final as they would have been torn to shreds by Real Madrid!
Looks like a first trophyless season since 1998 (there are some exceedingly unofficial rumours that the cleaning staff were running out of polish for the silverware, and requested at least 2 seasons of winning nothing).
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 692 times:
Howard (and Banco when he makes an appearance)
Rumour has it that no-one knows where the trophy room is at Maine Road as it's been so long since they won anything. Hence, they needed to get a new ground to put the 1st Division Championship Trophy in the correct room.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 693 times:
Playing veron was a mistake. He is just not a united player, he doesn't fit into the team, simple as that. Don't know what Scholes was doing on the right, as he was hopeless! Scholes should have been in the middle with keane making those darting runs into the box with keane sitting back slightly playing the anchor man role.
Oh well.......who cares? We are the team of the season!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 681 times:
Scotty - Funny if it rains eh?
Well, I have to say Leverkusen were lucky, after outclassing Man U in the first leg, I thought they couldn't contain them as well on their own ground. Luckily, Man Utd gave away tons of stuff, defended terribly and missed valuable chances.
Its sad that there is nobody from England left in the Champions league, may next year eh?
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 665 times:
Although I think it is indisputable that player for player Man Utd are a much better team than Bayer, I thought Bayer deserved it overall (especially after the 2-2 in Manchester). If Man utd had won, it would have been an injustice IMHO. Well done Bayer - I hope they win the cup now.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 650 times:
Racko, I didn't listen to the game yesterday but the breakdown you mentioned that probably is something like I had last Satruday when I listened to the Bundesliga live radio. That was close too - But Dortmund won.
And on Saturday we all have to cheer for Dortmund, that they win the series !
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 634 times:
You have to say that Leverkusen deserved it. Their performance at Old Trafford was thrilling, and while United actually did quite well to get a draw in Germany, they were never in control even at 1-0 up.
Apart from my obvious pleasure at seeing United go out (not because of people like you David, but the thousands of "where is Manchester, anyway?" glory-hunters) I am delighted to see the success of a small club like Leverkusen. It gives hope to everyone.
Oh, and David: shooting at an empty goal is no fun; try to be more creative when slagging off City, please.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 621 times:
Does three title wins in three years and 7 in 9 not distinguish Utd from Leverkusen? It is a tad embarrassing that we won the trophy whilst runners-up the previous year, but at least we have won the domestic championship!
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 615 times:
Sadly, UEFA are also going to wreck the UEFA Cup by turning it into a league format. Oh, wonderful.
The whole "Champions" League (and what was wrong with "European Cup" anyway?) goes on for far too long. The first group stage is a complete waste of time as we all know which teams will get through - apart from the odd one every dozen years or so. The fans aren't interested either, the attendances for these matches are dire.
Now, last night's match was (regardless of who you wanted to win) hugely entertaining, because there was something at stake. In other words, cup football.
But, the big clubs are greedy, and so want as many matches as possible. They then whinge about fixture congestion. Tough. You wanted it that way, so stop complaining.
Oh, one good thing about last night, well, actually there were many good things about last night, but this one in particular: at least David Beckham won't be rushed back for a final and can get on with being fit for the World Cup.
And I do like to see that miserable old git Ferguson whinge yet again. He had the nerve to say Bayer were lucky. Sour grapes. United were outplayed, and I'll be cheering Leverkusen on in the final.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.