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really classy stuff this

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fadass wrote:

Correction...

Only God (& Sned) can judge Gazza.

lol i cant take credit for that mate, its Stan Collymore

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So I was right then.

The problem for Manchester United this season isn’t quality of signings, certainly not Jose who will bludgeon his way as always to winning something.

There are two simple issues, which I pointed out in this very column back in early August. And if they are not changed and changed sharpish, with the competition levels high in the Premier League, Man United could yet face more time in the wilderness of the Europa League zone or below.

Home Truths
Let’s tell some truths, real truths, not sugar-coated like some pundits.

Wayne Rooney is now getting special treatment from every manager who he plays for and virtually every pundit who talks about him.

Let’s start with the managers. It was obvious back in the latter days of Fergie that he tolerated rather than wanted Rooney as the focal point of the team. Some people have short memories; this is a player who was rumoured to be leaving not once but twice.


First to Man City which I still believe nearly happened bar hoodies turning up and frightening the lad into staying. And the second time where it took my former agent’s gift of brinkmanship and United’s desperation to get Rooney a £300,000 a week contract.

Look, I like Rooney, he’s a great pro and his career will go down as one of the Premier League’s greatest. But don’t kid yourself with the Lineker documentary soft voice and PR spin, Rooney and Stretford are in it for Rooney and Stretford and if anyone thinks otherwise, that reminder above should jog the memory.

Poor Pundits
So why are United and England being so loyal to a guy who Mourinho said is a 9 or 10? Pundits last night reversed (VEHICLE REVERSING, VEHICLE REVERSING) into Rooney protection mode. “He’s now a 4, he still should be in the team, etc etc.”

WHY? On what basis? Hard work? I’m sure a club like United can find a grafter who pops 20 yard passes sideways. A dynamic attacking midfielder? Nope. What about an inspirational captain who leads the team through tough times? United have just lost 3 games in a week. So why then?

Special Clause?
Money. That’s the only thing it can be. I don’t believe that players get special contract terms that dictate when fit they must be in the team, it’s mostly an urban myth. But boy,

I am coming close to believing Stretford may well have not only screwed 300k a week out of United but something alluding to what I’ve just suggested, namely if the lad is fit, he plays.
For England it’s slightly different. We are shite, have been for ages and to be fair to Rooney, he’s scored qualification goals, captained the side through transition and has always turned up, knowing an over-expectant English nation still believes we are something special. United can spend and get rid of Rooney, England can’t.

So why aren’t pundits saying all of this? Partly because many of them aren’t very good at their job. Regardless of who your friends and relationships are with players, agents, agencies and so on, as a pundit you are there to give insight from your own playing experiences good and bad. And to see the obvious!

All I’m seeing is a barrage of ex-player excuses for Rooney or even worse; they know people like me and many fans are right, but choose not to upset England and United’s golden boy.

The Facts
The truth that many of us see is this:

1. Rooney can no longer play as a goalscoring 9. United and England have better.

2. He can’t play as a creative 10. Mata does better as a sub coming from the right than Rooney currently.

3. He is holding Manchester United back and treading water in poor groups with England.

4. Most managers recently who’ve had him love him as a pro but probably think “How the f*** am I left to be the one who finishes it for him?”

5. Regarding point 4, Allardyce wasn’t a popular dressing room choice, so he’s not going to do it.

6. Jose will be thinking it but is unsure as to what to do.

7. Pep would have done it by now.

8. Players at Manchester United, to challenge for trophies, have to be the best in their position not only in the club but in the league. We all could name many players that would deliver more than Rooney.

Bench Time
This isn’t a carve up, a spiteful rant, just an acknowledgment that when you get special treatment while not earning your corn, you deserve to be dropped, from any team, in any league, at any time, whoever you are.

If United in particular stick with Rooney and don’t even drop him when he played as poorly as against Watford, the message that sends to those on the bench is “Why bother working hard here, it’s who you are not what you do.”

I don’t need to tell you that in any walk of life when that happens, you’re doomed.

Bench for club, maybe even for country. Let’s see a reaction.

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disappointed not to see Nina Kravitz name there - she's been stealing a living from clubs like Fabric for years now she could at least give something back

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and Payet gone in January, yeah?

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Boring wrote:

It looks like the knives are out for Mourinho. Five games is more than enough time to judge.

Will he out last Pulis and Bilic in the sack race?


Billic? lol behave

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joeyp wrote:
Nick Sneddon wrote:

You sure about that? City, United, Arsenal and this years champions Liverpool will have a say Im sure

That Stratford air has got to you sned. Your talking utter bollocks.

Its their year mate, they beat the champions of England so by that logic they should be able to walk it

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You sure about that? City, United, Arsenal and this years champions Liverpool will have a say Im sure

sold out - thought they were changing the prices in the morning

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Dan Harwood wrote:

Most of those yanks are from the Sasha and Digweed Facebook group.


Christ. I bet it was a right laugh

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smallman1 wrote:

He won't fancy a cold Tuesday night in Stoke.

Fadass and Bravo that is.

I reckon that would be a quality night out

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dutchy101 wrote:

I had literally just text my brother asking if Vardy was even playing when Lucas passed that to him. That is quite possibly yhe worst bit of 'defending' I've ever seen. From a goal fucking kick. Honestly, did that actually just happen?

didn't see our game then?

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smallman1 wrote:

Watched Can't Pay We'll Take It Away featuring our very own BedRob earlier.

i fucking love that programme

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I hope everyone has signed the petition, the hearing is tomorrow

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Mr. C's Acting Career wrote:

All over this.

The Sneddon mix that won the MS competition was my introduction. Haven't been let down since.

Nice one pal – Ive actually been struggling to find any good new music so glad you liked it

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Nick Sneddon - Autumn 2016

Pablo - Feels like ( Opolopo Remix )
Sleazy McQueen - Do I Do
Re-Tide - The Power
Kiu D MKV - Funky People
Helicopter - On Ya Way
Per QX - The Heat
Seven Grand Housing Authority - I Wanna Go Higher ( Proper Remix )
Salif Keita - Madan ( Martin Solveig Exotic Disco Mix )
Mario Bianco - Unpredictable
Jaceo - Harlem Gigolo
Mesa - After Party
Piémont - Refuse ( As I Am Remix )
Dyone - Only Love Can Set U Free ( Bicep Remix )
Adrian Hour - Thats It
Abstract Source - The Return

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brilliant?

dubman2 wrote:

I watched XOXO last night it was quiet possibly the worst film i've seen in years I give it 1/10

why would you even

Grant wrote:

Just watched Vanilla Sky - got awful reviews and a poor Rotten Tomatoes score, but I actually thought it was excellent. I might be in a good mood mind.

Suicide Squad? I had to sit through the trailer when I watched the new Bourne film - absolute fucking bollocks - why anyone would even consider watching it over the age of 8 is beyond me.

do you not like comic book films Grant? you never said?

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La Nausee wrote:

Would quite happily watch her in a bongo flick. Trump, obis.

lol at bongo flick

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Yant wrote:
smallman1 wrote:

Looked ace in the Euro final Sissoko.

What point I'm trying to make I have no idea.

He looked top drawer all tournament to be fair.

he certainly did. I wonder why

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Yant wrote:
Nick Sneddon wrote:

we signed 10 players you tit

All 10 so good i don't know any of them.

If you havent heard of the likes of Ayew, Lanzini and Zaza that’s irrelavent, we still signed them

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we signed 10 players you tit

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Payet didnt move. what a shock

Rave Lizard wrote:
delged wrote:
Neko wrote:

Demi is Tenaglia's tour manager?

From his social media, yes. Used to enjoy S.O.S upstairs at Bedrock Heaven.

I always though Demi was the name of his Horse.

You know you have a problem when you start giving pet names to your drugs