Ryan Giggs - 900

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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    On 899 now. What a ridiculous achievement this will be.

    Ryan Giggs 900 appearances - Official Manchester United Website

    Loved the last line of this article. The word Legend is also not suitable for the services he has given to the club
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    Sw33t Full Member

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    Not enough superlatives for Giggs.

    900? feck me, that's just.... ridiculously insane. Here's to 1,000!
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    Imagine he actually got 1,000
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    He'd be 40 at the very least, it'd be magic.
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    Neo_Mufc Full Member

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    Our best ever player IMO.

    Will probably manage us too in the future.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    An average of what? Somewhere around 45 games a year at the highest level?

    An unbelievable achievement.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    He made his debut when I was 11.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    Never been sent off for United either.
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    Stretch Full Member

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    Incredible. There are no superlatives left to describe the man's career. If he got to 1000 you'd see a plethora of United fans with Giggs 1000 on their replica shirts.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Correct, but I think he was once for Wales
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    900 Games...

    That's 81,000 minutes
    1,350 hours
    56 1/4 days
    Which is two months of February...

    And all + Fergie Time...

    Just imagine how much sex he could have been having in that time....
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Its been an honour watching him play week in week out for us.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    If anyone dares to post po-faced crap like 'Great player, but alas, I for one cannot forgive him for sleeping with Imogen Z-List, family members, his budgie etc etc,' I am going to e-shoot them.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    His legacy has been tainted some what
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    900 is just............:eek:

    To get to 1000 games, he'd have to play for another two full seasons. Can he do it? He probably could if he keeps himself in shape and steers clear of any serious injuries.

    Well, we all know he has signed on for next season so he'll be on his way to it.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    His cultural legacy perhaps, mate, but not his footballing legacy. After all, it's not like he was taking performance-enhancing drugs or something.
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    Not in the slightest in my eyes.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    As a man, yes, but not as a footballer.
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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    I was looking for white text. Partly due to the idiocy of that statement and partly because of your lack of a full stop. His legacy has nothing to do with what he did off the pitch, it has not been tainted.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Randall, if you want to talk about Giggsy's off field activities, make another thread about it and satisfy your need for attention craving. Leave this thread for those who want to talk or celebrate about this achievement.
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    Man Utd Mrs We all love our MUM Scout

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    He is amazing.
    To play football, for Manchester United, at top level, for so long, is awe inspiring.

    Love him :)
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    :lol:

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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    I don’t have much interest in his off field stuff. I literally posted just a couple of times in the recent Giggs threads.

    I merely pointed out his legacy has been tainted. Unfortunately a legacy entails both football and personal life to many people.
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    It must be so depressing to view life through your eyes.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Anyway, I always feel very lucky to have enjoyed Giggs in 92/93 and 93/94

    At the time he looked like one of the most exciting players in the world.

    always loved the opening goal against Norwich

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    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    Eh? The whole post was white text!:smirk:

    Anyway, the only minor way in which his legacy has been "tainted" in my book is that he's a little bit thicker than I thought, what with going through with that whole super-injunction debacle.

    Basically I don't give a shit about it, and I don't think most football fans, apart from a few tabloid-obsessed cretins do.

    "He shags who he wants..."
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    I'd actually love it if he got to 1000.
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    Aaah remember this well 1:57 that look of shellshock and disbelief on Gunns face! That United team dismantled Norwich that day who if I'm not mistaken were challengers back then?
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Norwich were indeed challengers along with Aston Villa.

    But that game Giggs was unplayable. Not just his 1st goal, but also a big hand in the 2nd and he never stopped

    The goals he scored over those 2 seasons were sensational. He kindve got found out a tad in 94/95 (Injuries did not help either) but then adapted his game accordingly. And that is what he has done for 20 years now.
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    Remember all the criticism he was getting around 2002/2003 and there were rumours flying round that he'd go abroad and then he scored that goal against Juventus, ran to the crowd, turned round and pointed to the name & number on his shirt as if to say "THIS is what you'd be missing, now STFU".

    Goal #9 (about 40 seconds in):

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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    Incredible footballer

    This is always a good youtube video;

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    anytime we faced Italian teams, you could sense that they feared him the most. Still remember the way he tore Juventus a new one almost every time we played them. I can imagine their frustation having to deal with him this long
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    I have no idea either, yet.
    In fairness to Randall he didn't bring it up; he just gave his opinion.
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    Talking Vulture He's shit, move on.

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    He's been a bit shite in his last couple of games tbf........:D

    An absolute freak of a player.
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    Hectic Full Member

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    His legacy hasn't been tainted at all. He might be a cnut of person outside of United for all I know, but his legacy at the club is completely in tact, and remains at the very highest.
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    How long til he gets a statue outside Old Trafford?
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Thanks Moses

    Like has been said already, it has been done to death.

    I will say one final thing in relation to this though -

    For me a year or so ago Ryan Giggs was pretty much the perfect sports person. I obviously had huge respect for him for his footballing career but I also had the upmost respect for him, in that he seemed a good family man as well. Which for some reason is a bit important to me.

    Fair enough if his reputation has not been tarnished for all. But sadly it has a bit for me. More so at the time when it all came out. I have pretty much forgotten about it now
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    How the feck are his legs still attached to his body? 900 matches, that's an insane amount of work he's put in.
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    lynchie Full Member

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    One thing I find interesting is that he's now surpassed Sir Bobby's starts for the club.

    I seem to remember a few years back when he passed the appearance record, there was a lot of nonsense about it not really being as impressive because he was making lots of late sub appearances.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    I can very much see that side of it, but for me I have no idea what his private situation is like and not much interest in it either. I know I've done things I'm not proud of but I'd like to think I'm no different from anyone else on this planet in that regard.