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Remember when we were good

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Billy Blaggs, Sep 3, 2018.

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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Not good. The best.
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    Indnyc Full Member

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    Goosebumps!! Thank you for sharing
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Miss those days when the game was about passion, courage and loyalty. There is none these days, only money and greedy agents.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    I'm just watching and can't believe the difference in the team.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Myself and Mrs Blaggs just say the same thing courage passion. Loyalty and get your boots on top win. Or if you don't then die trying.
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Don't do it to yourself. MUTV had a programme recently of the 1000 goals scored at OT in the premier league by us. I managed to catch from 06/07 to 08/09. God I miss those days.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I think we don't fully realize how lucky we were to witness that Man United team (from 06/07 to 08/09).
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    I definitely didn't at the time, I was 15-18 and thought we'd carry on like that for the rest of my life. I certainly appreciate it now though and worry I'm going to be one of them old men raving about how much better past united was to whatever we will become.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Same for me +5 years :( :(
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    I was there from the time of Hughes.
    I'm not sure how long that is. Close to half a century.
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    Bobcat Full Member

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    That 08 squad was ridiculous, every single player from that team could walk into our current squad and improve us immensely (except maybe Van Der Saar)
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    They were everything we should be. Fighter warriors.

    We'll never be Barcelona or Madrid. But we can be the dog in the fight. That's all I want

    Champions.. Never give up never surrender . Kill yourself to win.
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    Be careful when you mention those things. You might soon be called an uber masculine nazi, top red from the 90's.:)
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    No big player is loyal enough these days
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    Tyrion Full Member

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    Why not? We have the same resources.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    I think he means stylistically.
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    TheRedHearted New Member

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    Yea- but why not? I would say it’s possible
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Well we have ‘been good’ before and never played like them. It’s part of what really irks me about this media obsession about our style of play since Fergie left. We were never the gold standard of good football under him. Arsenal were, for the most part.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Because that's never been our style.
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    Darlington Padgett New Member

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    That Robin Van Persie winner against City in 2012 was probably on of the last times we played with courage and passion. One of my favorite games as a fan of this club.
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    Yeah, we've never really played the tiki taka. We were the opposite in fact, fast and dynamic and by god it was exhilarating! Giggs and Kanchelskis was great but Rooney, Tevez, Ronaldo, oh boy. I so much prefer that style of football than the pass to death carousel.
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    Back when we had really good players.

    The back five of VDS, Nev, Rio, Vidic and Evra. Unbreakable.

    Now we have Young, Valencia, Smalling, Jones. Ugh.
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    What about when we came back to stop City winning on their patch, blue hair and all. Plenty of passion and courage in that.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    I get aroused every time I see this.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    Funny thing is, people said the exact same thing 20 to 30 years ago. The game keeps getting bigger and the players keep getting richer...
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    Nice video. He's not a bad singer either.
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    I started following our club from 2004ish. From that time, I feel this time is the nadir wrt the spirit for the game. Its all about diving, fouls and most importantly, money.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    I don't remember if I ever celebrated anything more than that. The wounds from previous season were still raw.
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    Be careful or this forum may devolve into RAWK Liverpool supporters have had years remembering when they were good.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Yeah, the passion was massive. It meant I always had complete trust in them to deliver. It seemed like they felt what we felt.
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    If only we could turn back time, God I will relish every single second of it.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    We're gonna start living far too much in the past unless the future brightens soon :lol:
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Yeah I can just about remember Sunday
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    Guys we did finish second last year. I know we are far from where we were with SAF and there's a lot that needs to be fixed to get us to be elite again, but a bit of perspective please. Some posters here sound like if we were languishing in the bottom third of the Championship.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    We were often 2 goals behind, but you just knew we would come back. Oh for those days again.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Except for all those times we didn’t come back.

    I’m all for a bit of nostalgia but there’s a danger in romanticising the past so much that nothing any current or future manager achieves will be able to match the myths we’ve built up around a fictional past where our team never lost or had a bad day at the office.

    Even the very best teams Fergie created were capable of producing shitty performances (usually against Liverpool, annoyingly enough)
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    But to say it never will be our style is wrong. Clubs change all the time, style of play changes all the time and even more so within the modern game.

    I'm not saying it's going to happen tomorrow, but there is nothing stopping it from happening 5, 10 or 15 years from now.
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Even van Der Sar mate - a great leader of that team.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Honestly don't think "any current or future manager" WILL match what we (SAF) did. Or get anywhere close.

    Nothing wrong with a bit of reminiscing.