Wrong personal football beliefs

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  1. Dec 22, 2017
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    So, this is about having a particular opinion about a player/club/game which turned out completely wrong.

    My cases:

    1. Thought that Matic wouldn't be a good fit. To be precise I thought he would be ok but only by having Herrera beside him who will compensate for his running in the midfield and we will regularly play 4-3-3. Turns out he is best with no Herrera and individually looking one of the best buys in recent history.

    2. Brazil 2006. Best WC team ever. Prime Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano, Robinho and still useful Ronaldo, just to name the attack. Thought they will walk to the title. They struggled every game and were totally dysfunctional. Probably too much booze in the camp.

    3. Kaka would be immense in Madrid, as would be Torres for Chelsea.

    4. Schweni had at least 2 or 3 years on highest level when he joined United.

    Yours?
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  2. Dec 22, 2017
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    Eurotrash Full Member

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    Nah, I have always been right about everything.
  3. Dec 22, 2017
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    :lol: Knew that will be amongst first replies.

    Wrong thread I think, as everyone is right around here.
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    I thought van Nistelrooy would be the first United player to break Charlton's goal-scoring record (and that's even taking his spat with Ferguson into account). I never thought he'd be dispensed so readily.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    I thought Rooney and Giggs would be respected as legends of united when they left. How wrong I was
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Yeah, if someone told me Giggs would be actually ridiculed around here, wouldn't believe him.
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    Mystry Friendship is magic

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    I thought Gourcuff would become one of the best players in the world. Injuries and a shite mentallity proved me wrong.
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    Maybe because Giggs is a scum bag of a person
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    I thought that we would win the PL when we beat QPR 4-0 in 2014. I don't remember being so excited ahead of a season. That front line on paper was just mouthwatering. Rooney, Mata, Van Persie, Di Maria, Falcao all in 1 team. It's a real shame how things turned out. All that money spent and we ended up relying on Young and Fellaini by the end of the season.
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    Blue always red Full Member

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    Thought Cleverley and Henderson would become England's midfield maestros.
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    What has that got to do with football achievements?
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Giggs is a United legend everywhere except the caf. Talk to anyone outside the ground on a match day, or even just your average United fan and they'll tell you he should be alongside Law, Best and Charlton on their plinth.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    I presume you don't consider Terry a legend so.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Wait, what? Since when is Giggs not a Utd legend on the Caf? That's nonsense.
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    he is regularly ridiculed tho, every time he does almost anything
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Yeah because he's a bit of a prick and seems like a boring, self entitled fecker who seems to think he deserves the best managerial jobs despite having zero experience at all. But that doesn't mean he's not a club legend. There are plenty of other pricks out there I'd consider club legends!
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    The reason Giggs is ridiculed is because the internet is full of sour, angry people. It's all over the internet - people just being annoyed and immediately going into uptight feck you mode about everything.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    The best managerial jobs? He’s only officially applied for the Swansea one, and why not?
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Yep, it’s pretty pathetic
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Though Anderson was going to be big up until 2009/10 season.
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    acnumber9 Full Member

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    He should’ve started managing in non league and built his way steadily up to Swansea like their former managers, Paul Clement, Gary Monk and Roberto Martinez all did.
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    I thought RVN would flop and Veron would be ace.

    Prior to 2007 I thought Rooney would develop into the best player in the world while Ronaldo would have a successful albeit frustrating football career (I bet I'm not the only one on here).

    I thought Bolton/Villa's Alan Thompson was a potential Rivaldo-like player and was desperate for us to sign him.
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Tbf, he went bigger and bigger every season. ;)
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    Dan Smells of wee

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    He’s always been big.
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    Maurice Setters Training New Member

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    I thought that both Veron and Di Maria would be amazing for us. Even just before he left for Chelsea, I thought that we would build a strong Champions League team around Veron. I thought that Cleverley and Anderson would be a top midfield duo. I also thought that Carlos Queiroz would come back for a successful third spell as AM.

    At one point we were going to buy Stubbs and McAteer and I thought that Stubbs would be the new Hansen, only for United, (Scouse git).

    Oh, and Kleberson would be our Carrick/Pirlo style deep lying playmaker.
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    I also thought Denilson would be second coming of Garrincha. Until I figured out he ends up in the blind alley with his dribbling all the time.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Gary monk went straight from being a Swansea player to first team manager afaik
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    acnumber9 Full Member

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    I was just being sarcastic. Martinez was exactly the same. And Clement’s only managerial experience was being sacked by Derby. And Rodgers had the experience of being sacked by Watford.
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    MalcolmTucker New Member

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    After watching Ryan Babel in a U17 game vs England, I concluded he was going to be a star.
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Cleverley and Anderson will be our midfield duo for years to come:(
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    Charles Miller Full Member Verified Moaner

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    First months i watched Rivaldo in the 90s i thought he was average.
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    shamans 1 set of sheets, optimistic about chances of sex

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    Maybe you are joking but I seriously thought we were different than other fans as we respect our players for what they've won for us in the past. Sad to see the reality...
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    Memphis would tear apart the league for us. :nono:
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    I thought this is Liverpool's year.
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Tim Krul would be playing for a much better team than Newcastle or at least be rated as one of the better keepers
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    It just comes down to values. You can’t rip the piss out of John Terry one minute and the next treat Giggs like a saint. The guy fecked his sister in law for a decade and emotionally destroyed a brother that held him in the highest regard. It’s the definition of a scum bag. The same applies for Rooney cheating on his wife every time she was carrying his kids.

    They gave us some great moments as fans, but I’m not going to facilitate that sort of behaviour by pretending it can be overlooked due to their status.
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    T A New Member

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    Huntelaar. Still unknown what happened to his career
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    Baby Groot Banned

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    That Ronaldo and Messi secretly love each other. They fawn over each other ablites on the pitch and send each other love messages and phone calls.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    I always had my doubts, but I thought Moyes might actually do well and turn the first season around at this time of the year. We got a nice gritty win against Stoke in the cup and won like 4-5 games in a row. Overall things didn't look great, but I thought maybe it can all click sooner or later and being 2 points behind Liverpool come new year I had hope to challenge. A lot based on being selected by SAF so surely he need to have good qualities and he did a decent job at Everton. Although when Sunderland fecked us in the league cup and we tried to defend that 1-0 lead to win on away goals and then fecked it up and ended on penalties that we lost I just thought this man is a total loser he will never win things with us. At that point I just did see how totally out of depth he was and that our club was going down.

    I had hope on LVG, but that did go out of the window when he made all crazy transfers and got fecked by MK Dons so it didn't last for long.
    I also didn't think Zidane would do that well at Real. Although it also turned around quickly watching the games and his tactics. He did really well to win the champions league that first season.

    I thought Özil might fail at Arsenal, but he have done really well. Probably others, but can't mention them right now. I thought Blind would be a bit useless although he did better than expected. Not so good this season though. I thought Shaw could be great as well.

    Suarez also performed way above what I thought he would although that might be due to a personal bias against him hoping he would do bad.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I still think of him as being a 22 year old Ruud regen.

    He’s thirty fecking four.