Nani will reignite our charge to the title

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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    He is starting today, let's hope you're right
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    Alwyn Got rid of his pee

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    Now's his chance.
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    It's important to remember he's just coming back from an injury which has kept him out for a while.

    Just a small reminder to those who are currently sharpening their pitchforks.
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    Crerand Legend Banned

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    I accept that but he needs a big game despite what you are saying, he is running out of chances, hope he does well
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    hungrywing Full Member

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    Good sport. Give him a head start guys, okay?
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    What about Phil?
    Not too bad so far. Started poorly but really has got better and better as the half wore on.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    He's done alright in the first half but you're right he's been out for a while so we need to give him a chance.
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    Galactic Incorrigible pest

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    A Nani-inspired win would make a good reading in the papers tomorrow.
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    Rowem Full Member

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    The first 15-20 minutes everything went wrong for the lad but he's grown into the game since.
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    mswiss Full Member

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    if he had scored with that bicycle kick that would have been something, great effort. As bad as it is thats what some people need to see from him, a goal will do him a world of good
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    He didn't hit the ball that one time. His passing rate and crossing rate is very high this game. It's not his fault that we don't have good headers. Saying everything went wrong is harsh.
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    Boss Melodramatic, attention seeking space-attacker

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    He's done ok, I'm more concerned about others I expect so much of.
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    Rowem Full Member

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    Huh?

    In the first 15 minutes it did. Several poor passes. I'm not slating him, it was to be expecting after injury.

    He recovered well.
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    Cinja el Shagawa Not into French ticklers

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    One of the best players on the pitch today, and deserved a goal.

    Good lad, keep it coming
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Rooney?
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    Did well today, given it was his first start in a very long time. Tracked back and looked creative going forward. Our play at time looked more balance with him & Valencia on the wings.

    What was more annoying was Lou Macari saying Nani was having a nightmare in the game. I think any opportunity arises people will just look to put him down without giving some rational thought as to why.
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    Motm today. Couple of little errors but looked dangerous and led the play for the first goal. Keeps it up and he'll be cementing that spot for himself. Better play on Tuesday against City. He'll rip that defense a new one.
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    samabachan Banned

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    Lou Macari was absolutely slating him. Also slated Valencia for never taking on his full-back :houllier:

    EDIT: I'm normally one of the few to defend Nani on here but although he wasn't awful he was nowhere near MOTM like some of you are saying
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Did well today. He faded in the 2nd half but he's been out for over 6 weeks through injury. What he did was good, though. Definitely keeps himself in contention for games against City and Hull.
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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner

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    Berbatov MOTM for me to be honest, Nani was average.
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    Allforone Full Member

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    Very encouraging i thought, Along with Valencia and Berbatov provided our only real attacking thrust for much of the game....
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    Sc40les Banned

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    Diouf was MOTM.
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    He did fine.
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    Carl has permanently erect nipples

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    I watched the Setanta stream and they were extremely harsh on Nani. I thought he did ok. Gave it away a few times but i was pleased enough with him.
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    Nani was one of our best players in the first half, but faded as commonly happens. Played things safe today rather than the spectacular he's capable of, but some who constantly slate him prefer that. Might even draw faint praise from them today.
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    Carl has permanently erect nipples

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    Really??? I have Rooney, Evra + Scholes ahead of him for MOTM.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Thought he was inconsistent as usual today, occasional delightful cross followed up giving the ball away and leaving Evra exposed. Valencia outshone him in my view.

    He was average along with Berbatov and Rooney but unlike the latter I suppose seeing as he is back from injury and just a squad player can't expect too much from him. Doubt he will start against City.
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    RedSky Matt Smith's sinister twin

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    Played very well, his end product looked alot more threatening than Valencia and he came close to a brilliant solo effort. Looked a bit tired near the end, but thats to be expected being his first game back.

    What Nani really needs now is to play midweek, that'll give him a real confidence boost.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Good game today, the commentators are all spastic, spent most of the 2nd half criticizing Nani.
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    Gambit Desperately wants to be a Muppet

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    Well we won, so we can say he has.
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    MelvinYeo I'm only here for the post count

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    Commentators don't have a clue, the one on my coverage was coming down a lot on Nani as well. He played well today, surpassed my expectations of him after so long out. I still stand by that there's no better player in our squad being able to stand up a good ball into a dangerous area, just that our team aren't particularly great headers. Onwards and upwards hopefully for him this season.
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    Dyslexic Untied Full Member

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    He had a good game, nothing special but not much negative either.
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    Go and buy some clue
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    Scholesy Full Member

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    He needs to play consistent games.
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    I thought Nani did ok. Several decent attempts to score. Not caught in possession that often.
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    Sojiro Formerly MST3K

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    better game today from Nani, grew as the game went on(like at wolfburg before he left injured). some good passes, crosses but more importantly decsion making was better. Today what let him down was execution but that will come with match sharpness.

    play some nice balls in and took a couple good shots. He still needs alot of work but today was a good launching pad (hopefully). Took a beating from Lou Macari who thought he was having a nightmare, which I thought was harsh on him. Though he gave valencia and nani a verbal beating throughout the game.
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    Looked rusty. Which is to be expected.
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    Fine game from him. I guess people need to stop picking on a few stray passes he made. ALL players do that.
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    Did alright... Need to give him a consistend run now... Won't happen though. Glad Fergie never took him off like normal
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    Sojiro Formerly MST3K

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    for the bollocking he gets on here, when he steps on the pitch we rarely lose. I posted that stat somewhere in another thread, we are like 12-2-0 this season. something around there which for as bad he plays, its not such a bad thing.
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