Certainly didn’t see that 3-0 drubbing coming! At one point on Wednesday afternoon when I’d heard Michu and Bony were both definitely missing, I had even allowed myself to think we’d sneak a win and carry on our tidy little run. Of course by now, I should fully know what to expect with this lot.
Whilst I think the praise the players and management team have received has been generally well deserved recently, what the fuck was that supposed to be last night? We decided not to press them and close them down high up the pitch for fear of them waltzing through us, (By the way this is Swansea we’re talking about, not 1970’s Brasil) so we adopted the sit back and make it tight and compact for them, which they responded to by waltzing through us!! Then having spent fucking ages trying without the ball, we found the fastest possible way to return it to them whenever we briefly had possession. The individual mistakes were right through the team too. Awful display, awful result, let’s put it behind us.
Not that I think Manchester United away is the fixture you’d want to be looking at for bouncing back in. Our record at Old Trafford (vs Man Utd) is fucking hideous. Just 8 points (all draws) from a possible 72 since 1984/85. Same as Anfield!
David Moyes has so far found it tough to fill Alex Ferguson’s shoes, however, they couldn’t have picked a more miserable, prick if they’d tried. They spent most of their summer trying to snare Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini from Everton. In the end they had to settle for just the big wigged Belgian but not before they’d handed over £28 million. Wilfried Zaha returned from his loan spell at Crystal Palace and Paul Scholes retied (again)
After 14 games played, they’re in 9th and most ‘experts’ are counting them out. I think I vividly remember them once shaking down a 12 point lead a few years back! They’ve lost 2 of their 7 home league games so far vs Everton (1-0) and WBA. (2-1) They’ve also dropped points by drawing with Chelsea (0-0) and Southampton (1-1), but they have seen off Crystal Palace (4-0), Arsenal (1-0) and Stoke (3-2). They’re through to the quarter finals of the League Cup and cruised through to the next stage of the Champion’s League.
Rooney (prick – I shan’t forget the fat, cunt running behind the linesman, giving it the “wanker” sign to the Milburn after scoring at the Gallowgate End )and van Persie (prick – I shan’t forget his behaviour with Krul at Arsenal) both have 10 goals. However, there may be a god after all as both are missing. Rooney is suspended and van Persie is injured. Not that missing strikers helped us last night!! Carrick and Fletcher are also injured.
I can’t see the manager ripping the team up after 1 bad defeat, although we await news on Ben Arfa’s illness and Cisse’s foot injury
Ryan Taylor – Knee – not expected back this year
Possible Team (4-3-3)
1.Krul: 2. Debuchy, 5. Williamson, 6.Coloccini (Capt), 3. Santon: 8. Cabaye, 4. Tiote 10. Sissoko: 7. Gouffran, 9. Shola Ameobi, 11. Remy:
Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, , Ben Arfa, Cisse
Referee: Andre Marriner
League History at Man Utd
Grim. White socks nonsense.
1984/85 Humped 5-0. Some of the worst defending we can ever have produced! A huge travelling support witnessing an emphatic thrashing! The undoubted highlight being Kevin Carr trying to castrate himself in an attempt to out-psyche Gordon Strachan for his penalty. Attendance was 54,915. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjEvnOtrOhQ
1985/86 Lost 3-0. Another defeat without scoring, this was our first defeat of the season, with 51,102 in attendance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eglM9qI4IQ
1986/87. Lost 4-1. At least we scored this time, in fact we scored twice, the Peter Jackson header was unstoppable, sadly it flew past Martin Thomas for an OG. Darren Jackson with out goal and the white socks beginning to get an inferiority complex. 43,334 inside Old Trafford. Highlights around the 4 minute mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wHTOVJpwCw
1987/88 Drew 2-2. Mirandinha’s first goals for the club. An unexpected point as we were in a bad run of form at the time. Attendance 45,137. White socks reprieved! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQOYP9jmyC8
1988/89 2-0 defeat. Regulation defeat for the already relegated Mags. At least it was the last we seen of Kenny fucking Sansom! Not sure Anth Lormor ever belonged on such a stage. Attendance, 30,379. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBz5R-Chdd4
1993/94 1-1. “United are back, United are back, hello, hello!” The sexiest of slide rule through balls from Nicky Papavasiliou for Andy Cole to level it up for our first ever point in the Premier League. 41,829. See it 8 minutes in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEXOQkE7SHc
1994/95 0-2. Our first defeat of the season and it came on October 29th, just a couple of days after we’d knocked them out of the league cup at SJP. Pallister and Keith Gillespie scored the goals in front of 43,795
1995/96 0-2. This could have/should have been our year, but our away form was letting us down, we bumped into Ferguson’s men who were in clinical mood. Andy Cole scoring against us hurt a lot. Keane finished it off. Christmas ruined by Newcastle United, not for the first time. 42,024
1996/97 0-0. Dalglish was in charge and we once again came up short, the 0-0 at West Ham had all but taken us out of the equation, but we’d qualify for the European Champion’s League. Ferdinand came closest to scoring for us with 55,236 inside Old Trafford.
1997/98 1-1. I’ve no idea how it happened, but with our focus drifting towards the FA cup final, Andreas Andersson went on a goal scoring spree (that’s 2 in 2 which was a spree for the useless twat) he’d squeezed us into the lead early on but Beckham equalised!
Beckham’s equaliser around 5 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdVDR3w-Mjs
1998/99 0-0. Fuck knows how, but a team that lost at home to West Ham 3-0, went to Man Utd with Paul Dalglish, George Georgiadis and Laurent Charvet in the team and got a point. Attendance was 55,174
1999/00 1-5 Awful day. This was 5 defeats from our first 6 matches. Cole hit 4. Nick The Greek got his marching orders. Steve Clarke standing in as Manager after the Dreadlocked Duck egg had left United. Attendance, 55,190
The debacle is 12 mins in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abKXy_hMS8w
2000/01 0-2 Opening day defeat. Cole hitting the net again, The cunt had burnt his bridges at SJP with his singing on camera and by now, I hated the wanker! His goals against us stung quite a bit. Seeing Shearer and Cort up front was ‘interesting.’ Attendance was 67,477
8 minutes 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIyynwaD9lo
2001/02 1-3 Not quite a happy New Year. But not disgraced. Attendance 67,646
An hour in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuPqsMi30hQ
Shearer’s header 13 mins 26 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqkfzH7A8Ow
(You might never leave the house again if you click this link)
2002/03 3-5. Best remembered for Shearer’s rocket
2003/04 0-0 a well earned point. Unlucky not to take all 3, Shearer should have had a penalty. With Woodgate at centre half, anything was possible! 67,622
2004/05 1-2. Still smarting from a cup final roasting we went to Old Trafford with our season in tatters. Darren Ambrose had scored an absolute cracker to put us in front. But Rooney’s volley changed everything. 67,845 See Peter Ramage tee him up brilliantly. 8 mins 20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAkLn5Ecbzs
2005/06 0-2. 2 for the fat, scouse, wanker! Routine home win. 67,858
2006/07 0-2 Just getting the regulation, Old Trafford defeat out of the way, early on. 2 for Solsjkaer. Albert Luque warming up after our 3rd substitution had been made……. Aye, it was that sort of time under Roeder. 75,664
2007/08 0-6 It was 0-0 at half time!! Smith red carded for being a tit. Outrageously bad defending. My swearing reached new heights. Do not click this link unless you’re clutching a bottle of Jack Daniels. 75,965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpa9oDJpG1A
2008/09 1-1 I recall the optimism is me rising up a notch or 2 as the final whistle sounded. It was the last time I felt it. Martins header for us, Gutierrez owning the left wing all night. Mostly downhill from here on. 75,512
Fletcher goal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19USc3OAQCc
2010/11 0-3 Welcome back to the Premier League…… NOT! 75,221 See 2 mins in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwQ2TbiKVOY
2011/12 1-1 With 10 men as Gutierrez walked for 2 yellow cards. Ba equalising from the spot. 75,594
2012/13 A 2-1 cup defeat and a gut wrenching 4-3 defeat in the league. 75,596
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We’ll put this on twitter for the benefit of any mags looking to drink in the same place on Saturday despite the unsociable ko time