United fans wanting rival players to do well!?!

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  1. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:07
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    walkinhop Full Member

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    What the heck is this nonsense?

    I get if you still care about Rooney and don't want him to humiliate himself.
    I get liking a player in Italy or where ever but wishing that Morata as long as we do "better"?

    It's like saying you want Klopp to do well but us better, giggidy...Am I the only one not getting it?
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  2. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:08
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    Paz Anthony Martial slept with my girlfriend

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    sources?
  4. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:10
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Wouldn't consider Everton our rival.

    What's wrong with wanting players to do well once it's not against you? I cheer on Irish international players.
  5. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:11
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Yeah really weird mentality. Also people who hype players up beyond their performances is weird too. I play Fantasy Football and have rival players in there but I'd still rather they flopped badly.
  6. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:11
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    There's loads of players at "rival" clubs I want to do well. Mata and Lukaku at United for example, most English players (as that benefits the national side I support).

    People should grow up, it's football.
  7. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:12
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    Kush Full Member

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    That's not the norm on here.

    Assuming you're talking about Morata, plenty of fans wanted him as he's a quite technical striker compared to Lukaku who's about more pace and power. If he does well, it helps their case of being 'right' to score some brownie points, which lets be honest means feck all. So don't bother and ignore such posts.
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    Still ill Full Member

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    Yeah, burn in hell, non-United assholes! Right?
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    ADJUDICATOR Full Member

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    Exactly. I can't believe this thread is rearing its ugly head again.
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    Completely agree.
  11. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:13
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    I want Chicharito to do well, feck off OP.
  12. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:13
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    Seveneric Full Member

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    They like the player, they want him to do well regardless, or like someone said above, fantasy football points.

    Not hard to grasp and I'm not sure it should bother you to the extent it's obviously doing.
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    Don't get it. Maybe they care more about them being right about their opinion of some player?

    I for one hope all our rivals players are crap.
  14. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:15
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    But that's different no? Morata is neither an ex United player nor he's English. Caf becomes a tad weird sometimes.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    I saw a few people in the Premier League thread saying they were happy to see Morata do well at Chelsea :houllier:
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian

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    walkinhop Full Member

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    So, this is what growing up is? I knew sucking on my wife's titty while taking a shit is totally fine.
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    walkinhop Full Member

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    Where to MR? What destination would please you most?
  19. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:19
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    With American Football it's kind of tainted the spirit of the game a bit for me.

    I didn't grow up in the states but spent a solid chunk in Philly. Went to the Eagles v Cowboys game (major rivalry) a few years back and in my fantasy team I had the Cowboys' star receiver Dez Bryant (top scorer for me at that point). It was a playoff fantasy match up but I removed Dez from my lineup and rooted against him heavily. He scored 3 touchdowns. My friends who are born raised Philly said it was a dumb move. A couple of them had Dez on their team yet despite the hatred of the Cowboys played him and were feeling that "bittersweet" feeling after losing that game.

    What a crock of shite. Philadelphia fans notorious for their unbridled passion. Countless stories about bleeding green. Sold out for fantasy.

    That's no one off. Seems a trend across the board and into football too (soccer)
  20. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:19
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    AlecHDR Angry, incoherent heterosexual slob

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    I find it weird how bothered you are by it. And your example is terrible. Klopp is nowhere near Morata. I doubt many on here would say 'I hope Klopp does well' while he is managibg Liverpool
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    Sigma Full Member

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    Not really. People have all kinds of reasons for liking a player.

    My favourite non-united player is Willian. That's becuase I followed him before he came to Chelsea and have always loved Brazilian athletes as I love the country. My favourite athlete in any sport is Felipe Massa (Brazillian F1 driver).

    I also like Salah and Elneny because my blood is 100% Syrian and it's nice to see middle eastern players doing well.

    I also like when English players go abroad such as Bale and Hart because of the difficulties of going abroad and the rarities for British players to do such a thing.

    And I also hate when players get abuse for no reason other than, he's playing for a rival club so lets laugh at him.
  22. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:21
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    Hojoon Full Member

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    Yeah, some fans take these things way to seriously. Let other people support or feel what they want, it's their lives.
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    well said.

    This sentence is nonsense
  24. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:22
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    leontas Full Member

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    Wishing a player does well when he doesn't have any connection to United and playing for a direct rival is odd to be honest.
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    Stack Leave Women's Football Alone!!!

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    I see we are now only allowed to like Utd players
  26. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:22
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian

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    Attack the post & not the poster(s), you pyramid-high pile of pigeon poop.
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    :lol: the surprise...we had/have United fans wishing us to lose, wishing rival player to do good is a progress.
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    Jazz Full Member

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    What kind of thread is this:lol: C'mon relax. We have bigger problems than worrying about stuff like this. I mean I love Roger Federer, and always want him to do well, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate what Rafa Nadal does. It's sports at the end of the day. No big deal.
  29. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:26
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    The player might not have a connection to United but there might be a connection to whoever likes the player. It might be a player people love to watch.

    When I was a kid I used to love watching Baggio but I'm not Italian and I don't give a feck about Juve.
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    Camy89 Love Island obsessive

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    Don't get why OP is so against it.

    It's a game at the end of the day, relax. I wouldn't say I want Morata to do hugely well, but I don't want him to do shit/poorly. Wishing misfortune on a player, in my opinion, is pretty petty and childish.
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    They clearly say as long as United do better which makes it irrelevant and it's not a big deal. We have people who hate our own players and call them shit. This is much better.
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    For me, if it's an ex United player that was a good servant for the club, I want them to have a good career post United. Also if I know that the guy is a non United player who I have great respect for as a person outside of football I would wish them well. Just not against United.
  33. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:29
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    I'll not bother responding to each semi-question but will rather try and group everything here.

    1. The grammar police, really?
    2. If a rival fan does well, the rival club will, by a virtue of logic, do well too. This is how it works unless you hope that player does well but all the other 10 fail, etc.
    3. I'm not sure why people think i'm bother "that much". I simply don't get it and can't seem to find any of the arguments for it rather weird.
    4. The passion people defend their opinion with makes me believe there's an internal struggle on the matter. -> Don't take this that seriously.
    5. "As long as not against utd." - We are in the same point table, hence everything is against united.
    6. I didn't say nor wish that a player gets injured or nonsense like it.


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  34. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:29
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    leontas Full Member

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    That is true but it's hard to have that kind of affection for a player that has spent the majority of his career on the bench.
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    Camy89 Love Island obsessive

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    A lot of people like players from their own country, they might just so happen to play for Chelsea, City, Liverpool etc. I'm Scottish so don't really have the luxury of this, but I can understand Spanish fans wanting to see Morata do well. It's not really that surprising.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    You're not even allowed to like the majority of those.



    What am I allowed to like?
  37. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:38
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    Agreed. The lovin' that Morata was getting in the match day thread was rather bizzare to say the least.

    Here's hoping Morata fails miserably this season and Chelsea suffer as a result of that.
  38. Aug 12, 2017 at 17:40
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    kps88 Full Member

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    Depends on the reason. Wanting Morata to do well because he was supposed to sign for us and other United fans criticised him after his last game is weird.
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    Support whatever players you want, just don't call yourself a supporter of a team when you're supporting their rivals independently.
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