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Football - Cup Competitions 2021

Non-Smoking Man

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Congratulations to Man U. for their 6 - 2 win at home to Roma in the first leg semi final of the Europa Cup. The link up attacking play was outstanding. Surely they will do enough in the second leg to go through to the Final.

The Manchester team badly need something to put on the mantelpiece this season. Ive seen the trophy room at Old Trafford - its incredible.

Jack NSM

 

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Arsenal lost to Villareal in the other semi and Man U did enough in their second leg to see them through to the Europa Cup Final, so its Man U. v. Villareal.

Damned if I know how we failed to make the F.A Cup Final but this is Europe so, arguably, its more prestigious.

 

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Talking of the F.A. Cup - its this Saturday.

Chelsea take on Leicester.

My eyes will be focussed on the £2000 Chelsea striker Timo Werner, who has netted a paltry 6 goals in 33 appearances in 20/21.

He cant shoot straight for starters. They could do with Harry Kane - mind you, he's passed it. :sofa:

Jack

 

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Man Utd are not doing a great preperation for the Europa cup final. The injury to Maguire might be crucial hope he is really fit in time. 

Utd are much the better team and should win easily but football is not always like that. Emre is a serial winner in this competition and gets less than stellar talent teams to perform for a final. 

This is not going to be an easy ride but then again what do I know I had Liverpool down for losing last night and they go and score four goals.

 

myles

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The question you have to ask yourself is, is Fernandes not up for performing in the big games or not up for performing against the big teams? When your most talented player has a question mark over his grit then you have to fear playing a team like Villarreal who are no mugs and will step up to the big occasion - and will put themselves about. Teams like them are cute with the naughty stuff whereas MacTominay (who I rate) and Fred (who I definitely don't!) don't have the cute in them. One of them might very well walk during the game, if the opponents pull the strings in the right way.

 

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It looked a midtable game, did the FA Cup until the goal (+1 with Greybeard there). I dont rate Chelsea for various reasons: 1., they have no guile; 2. their forwards, with the possible exception of Mount, especially Timo Werner, are relatively useless (£50+ million?!).

I'm pro VAR - if its offside, its offside.

Jack

 

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The question you have to ask yourself is, is Fernandes not up for performing in the big games or not up for performing against the big teams? When your most talented player has a question mark over his grit then you have to fear playing a team like Villarreal who are no mugs and will step up to the big occasion - and will put themselves about. Teams like them are cute with the naughty stuff whereas MacTominay (who I rate) and Fred (who I definitely don't!) don't have the cute in them. One of them might very well walk during the game, if the opponents pull the strings in the right way.
Does he have a question mark against his 'grit' in top games? First I've heard of it. I have asked myself the question and Ive come up with 'no'.

Jack

 
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myles

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Does he have a question mark against his 'grit' in top games? First I've heard of it. I have asked myself the question and Ive come up with 'no'.

Jack
The question has been asked, why doesn't he step up against the big six?

 

Non-Smoking Man

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So who do we think will win the Europa Cup Final?

Let's hope the underachiever that is Bruno Fernandes pulls his finger out. :D

Jack NSM

 
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myles

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Who starts in goal, who starts in Maguire's position and who is trusted to keep a cool head in front of the back four? These are the keys to the result - there could very well be a massive chasm that could be manipulated and AWB and Shaw (the two best defenders at this time) might not even be able to influence the defensive action. 

This game could be closer than people think, especially on current form.

 

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Well glad I managed to miss that final it seems that it was not the best football spectacle . Utd beaten on penalties with the Goal keeper missing his penalty . Not the finish to the season I think they would have wanted but the comments all seem to be that Utd just did not do enough in the 120 minutes to show their superior ability over a limited team .

Then again I did say that Emre is a real specialist when it comes to this Cup and he show it again getting a limited set of players to all just work hard and keep going .

 

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