- Mar 7, 2015
That’s how it felt.It was a friendly kick about with mates.
Yeah but City also seemed delighted when we were there for the taking. Pep rested his players on midweek too. It’s just one of those games where both teams cancelled each other out, I haven’t seen Lampard criticised much when he did it against us and Spurs.Awwwww, that’s lovely isn’t it? Everyone having a laugh, giggle, hug and kiss at full time. United were delighted with a point against a City side there for the taking. The mentality at this club is all wrong.
It is also a sign of respect and praise to the other team or player in terms "well done, a proper fight that one". It is quite common and I even like it.This kind of thing really doesn’t mean anything if we’re honest.
NFL teams go out there and knock bells out of one another, but they’ll often be great friends and swap shirts etc. after a game.
They don’t have to be squaring up in the tunnel like the 90s against Arsenal, even if it was fun to watch. Opposition players getting on with each other doesn’t signal a lack of professionalism or heart. Things have just changed.
I wouldn't say livid (at least not a headline-grabbing Roy Keane meltdown like his DDG rant), but he clearly doesn't like it and expects at least threatening postures and piercing glares from the players towards their opponents.I couldn’t bear to watch the post match on Sky, but Keane was livid by all accounts. He knows what it takes to be a winner.
I seen a 100+ games under SAF where the football was dire and players looked like they didn’t care. It happens. Jesus his last few years I thought the team and football was dross. Turns out I just didn’t know what real garbage was. Now I do I just think I was a spoilt idiot before. I’m hoping I don’t think the same about me now in afew seasons.None of them are hungry.
Not hungry for food, or glory, or the club rivalries.
We don't have to talk about Keano and the Arsenal fight, we could talk about any of our former teams that played with passion.
Rooney would be fired up for these kind of games.
Evra as well.
You could always sense the tension in Rio.
Rafael would be fired up as well.
This group of players lack that. Bar Fernandes for desire, and Mctominay for passion...the rest are all....bland. Unsalted. Buttery.
I just wondered if you were complaining because it’s a new thing and/or something all clubs and players do, new-style player you might say.What does it matter?
They and Ole are weak.
He was out again after the match calling it the best derby performance in his time
Hes fecking deluded.
I think Bruno is a great leader. As is Jordan Henderson, for LFC.Just a sign of how football has changed.
Just like their being no good captains / leaders around anymore.
Yes, they did. It depends on whether the team needed a win (while risking a loss) or if 1 point would suffice.Did big teams used to set up to draw matches that often back in the day too? By back in the day I mean 10-15 years. I’m 30 years old but the game seems so much different.
Nobody is asking players to fight.isn’t his football these day (unfortunately)?The days when players “fought” in the tunnel, “fought” after the final whistle, put their heads down in shame for a draw or loss are long gone.