Blackburn Rovers v Manchester Utd

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  1. Apr 2, 2012

    Shimo Full Member

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    Must win. Anything else and not only do we give those other wannabes hope but, also puts pressure on us

    At this point don't care about goal difference as long as we get the win.
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    We don't need to batter them. We just need to win.

    Some of you seem to forget winning isn't that easy in this league, forget battering teams senseless. Wolves were pathetic when we beat them recently. If Blackburn are as bad (or a man down), we can maybe expect something similar. But I suspect it will be a tough game which we'll have to work hard and play well to just win.
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    Neo_Mufc Full Member

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    Next 2 games should be taken like cup finals. Win today and we have a big advantage to put immense pressure on them when they go to Arsenal.
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    marjen Desperately wants to be like Noodle

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    We'll draw tonight. 1-1.
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    5 points at this stage will really test their resolve. I would be very very confident of us winning the title if we can extend it to 5. Their confidence, which has been supreme for most of the season, will take another big hit. And with their best player (Silva) struggling for form it won't look good.
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    acrebo Full Member

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    Haven't felt nerves for a league fixture like this for a while now, I like it.

    I suspect we'll draw in all honesty, but a win would be a huge result. Not discounting our fixture on the weekend, giving City an 8-point mountain to climb so soon after them leading us by 5 would be a pretty big mental hurdle for them to clear.

    I wonder if they'll be able to pull another moral victory out of the bag?
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    Aporkalypse Full Member

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    Test the mettle time tonight. A team performance to show why United deserve this title as opposed to the whining, bickering mercenaries at City.
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    A win tonight and against QPR will put an 8-point gap between us and City before they have to go the Emirates.

    That would be an immense psychological advantage, and should they lose against Arsenal, I'd like to think that would be too big of an advantage for City to overturn in 6 games.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Last home game they beat Sunderland 2-0 who have been on a fantastic run since O'Neill took the job.

    Last 5 home matches:

    3-1 Fulham [Jan 14]
    0-2 Newcastle [Feb 1]
    3-2 QPR [Feb 11]
    1-1 Villa [Mar 3]
    2-0 Sunderland [Mar 20]

    3 win, 1 draw & 1 loss is pretty good home form.

    They are 5-1-9 at home this year, from 2-0-8 before their last five, their form constitutes a huge improvement over earlier in the year, a shame we couldn't have gotten this out of the way in 2011.

    Blackburn at home against the top 7:

    0-1 Everton [Aug 27]
    4-3 Arsenal [Sep 17]
    0-4 City [Oct 1]
    1-2 Spurs [Oct 23]
    0-1 Chelsea [Nov 5]
    0-2 Newcastle [Feb 1]
    ?-? United

    FA didn't do us any favors making us the only top 4 team that has to play at Ewood in the 2nd half of the season.
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    I would be very shocked if we battered Blackburn , we never have done before at Ewood Park.
    It will be a very close game they always are , I would like a good solid 0-3 win but in reality I would take a scrappy 0-1 last minute goal.
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    Feedingseagulls Full Member

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    I'm thinking along the same lines for the midfield battle and almost have the same team - except I'd prob have Smalling or Jones at RB.
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    padzilla Hipster

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    There's no way we can drop points here given the circumstances and the fact we know what's at stake. If we don't win the league we deserve to be labelled bottlers, but we're Man United so we're going to do it!
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    This isn't a must win game, we can lose it and still go on to win the title. It would be a huge momentum concession, but not fatal at all.

    You'd think we're due to batter them, but I'm sure we've thought that for a few years now.

    Friedel being gone could be the big difference though.
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    prateik City Fan

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    We battered them last season and it got Big Sam sacked..
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    Beachryan Full Member

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    As long as Fergie doesn't f*ck about with the team selection we should be okay. Put the form team out there, get em fired up and let them do their jobs. Nothing fancy, or tailoring to the opposition, or experimental or any of that crap. We LOST to this team at home earlier in the season, that should be motivation enough.

    (De Gea, Rafa,Rio,Evans,Evra,Scholes,Carrick,Valencia,Young,Rooney,Welbeck)
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    In that case, 3-0 win ill be fine. :)
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    redevil2 Full Member

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    The Fergie f*cking up team selection accusation is really tiresome. He along with coaching staff saw the players day in and day out watching/coaching them in training. Sir knows who's in form, ready for certain games or not and hence he is to select, not you or any John Smith, who have no personal knowledge of how the players train and never observe the players off pitch. Who's to say he f*ucked up selection whenever we did not win? if selection is easy, you will be the manager. There are so many reasons how a team is picked, players psychology and man management skills included.
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    Don't Kill Bill Full Member

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    Who's is Blackburns left back and is he any good?
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    GE Captain Rio

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    SSN are really building this game up. Flashbacks of previous Blackburn wins before they cut to the adverts, interviews with former Rovers players etc. cnuts.
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    Solius Has a massive ginger bush

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    One of the Olsson twins I think. No, not those ones.
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    redevil2 Full Member

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    All shitty fans, players and staff will be watching too. Not blaming SSN treating this game seriously. It can be the game of the season and title decider! LOL
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Don't they both have M. Olsson on the back of their shirt? :lol:
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    Don't Kill Bill Full Member

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    They used to have a guy with a beard called duvet or something. To be honest either of the Olsen twins are better defenders.
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    Beachryan Full Member

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    Very mature. I forgot that Fergie and his team have never made any mistakes, and are above criticism from lowly fans like myself. We might as well shut the forum down now eh?

    Man, would have loved to see those training sessions back in December with Park and Rafael pinging about passes between each other - dominating the midfield in training...
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    Just need a strong start. Early goal a bonus , they will press us all over the pitch , but our quality will shine through.
    Be nice if Jones got the winner
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    jatin Full Member

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    This, and lets not forget Blackburn have been in pretty good form off late
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    Beachryan Full Member

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    Will be interesting to see Hoilett against us. Given Demebele's relative success at dropping a shoulder and running through our midfield, if I were Steve Kean I'd deploy the Hoilett the exact same way.

    I think it's virtually guaranteed we're going to give a goal away. Just hope we bring our shooting boots so it doesn't matter.
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    Amir Full Member

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    Can't see anything too unusual with team selection. Quite different to the periods when we had tons of injuries (not that we're not missing players now, but still...) and trying to accomodate an assault on several fronts.

    As for tonight, well, it's not really must win in terms of the title, but it's certainly must win in terms of calming the nerves!
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    SATA Full Member

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    Other than Pedersen and Yakubu and a couple of other blokes whom i have forgotten, who have Blackburn got these days? Nelsen and Samba have left, who are their starting centrebacks? Salgado has vanished too isn't he?
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    Man-United Full Member

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    Hoilett is their best player I think. Olsson the left back is quite good as well. Robinson also been impressive.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    I meant at Ewood. Had a 1-1 draw last year, 2 wins in last 11, IIRC.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Here's the team that beat us:

    13 Mark Bunn
    31 Grant Hanley
    4 Christopher Samba
    39 Adam Henley
    35 Jason Lowe
    20 Ruben Rochina
    14 Radosav Petrovic
    15 Steven Nzonzi
    12 Morten Gamst Pedersen
    10 Mauro Formica
    24 Yakubu Aiyegbeni

    Bunn
    Lowe Samba Hanley Henley
    N'Zonzi
    Formica Petrovic Rochina Pederson
    Yakubu​
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    SATA Full Member

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    They still have that Zidane wannabe at the club, don't they?
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    Inigo Montoya Full Member

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    Of the aforementioned players it was Samba who gave us most trouble at OT.While they have a decent record at home of late we'll have a better team out than last time and we'll be better prepared than before.
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    Plan M Banned

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    Eh? Didn't we draw at Ewood last season?
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    SATA Full Member

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    Was it the 7-1 at OT? I can't remember if it was still Big Sam in charge that day though
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    Inigo Montoya Full Member

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    This was ours.One look at the central defence and you can see why they were so dominant aerially
    Man United
    1 De Gea
    25 Valencia
    16 Carrick
    4 Jones
    3 Evra
    17 Nani
    21 Rafael 48
    13 Park
    19 Welbeck
    14 Hernandez 8
    9 Berbatov
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    Orton Ati-virus, keeps missing the n button

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    Exactly, if we had a proper defence and midfield that day we would have beaten them. Rafael and Park in the centre of midfield is a complete joke really, luckily we have most of the squad to choose from tonight and should be fine.
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Batter them? We have 10 points in 10 years at Ewood. I'll be delighted with a 1-0 win even if it's a pathetic performance.
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    Inigo Montoya Full Member

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    He was sacked on the 13 Dec 2010, we beat them 7-1 in November

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