- Nov 6, 2017
Sexton worse than that for me!
Just another birtles....It was just like watching (Alan) Brazil. The 70's and 80's were the 90's and noughties for us compared to Liverpool. They won trophy after trophy while Utd floundered.
You don't know you're born if you weren't excited about Peter Davenport.
I don't think it was actually. It was the start of the Docherty revolution, out with the old past-it players and in with youth, attack and flair. The crowd were right behind Docherty that season and the pitch invasion on relegation day was surprisingly joyous, everyone was in no doubt we would bounce straight back. If EtH sets about us the way Docherty did I'll be happy indeed. Well maybe without the relegationJust checked the season we got relegated, Leeds won the league while pool won the fa cup.
What a shitshow that must have been.
It was pretty packed that day. Wouldn't surprise me. Great comeback too.Yeah we did,and the team did try but they just weren't good and the season in Division 2 was fun.
Do we still hold the record for the biggest crowd in Division 2,60,000 against Sunderland 3-2
To be fair we were shockingly bad in Fergusons last season in charge. Was only the man mangement and brilliance of Van Persie that won that title. The football minus Van Persie was generally really poor and he actually handed over a poor side to Moyes.1989 and the season Moyes was in charge. Basically the season before Fergie went beastmode, and right after he left.
Alwyas found it weird even at the start of the swason peopl egenuinel yexpecting us to compete for the title. We had came second during a pandemic that seemed to help us, in a season Liverpool were decimated by injuries and several others had had a bad season, so decieving.Yes this is the worst for me - the heavy defeats from our biggest rivals are the lowest depths
In the Jose/Ole season we had that night in Paris and a record breaking win run when OLE first arrived
Moyes season is also a contender but my expectations post Fergie were low (still Moyes managed to do worse!) Whereas this season I had high hopes for progress
Obviously going back prePL there have been worse years but I doubt many here experienced them
I became a fan as an 11-12 year old and that was 1982. I don't think I have ever felt so disconnected in any other season. At least with Ole there was some positivity and I liked what he was trying to do with the culture in the dressing room. As far as players go...talent is one thing, attitude and giving it your fekkin all is another. This is the first time I have considered giving up my MUTV subscription and all that (not that I'd miss Neville's commentary). All in all, I think the Glazers have hollowed out what was once a great club and left a thin veneer.Ive been a fan since 82/83 and this for me is by far the worst.
2018/9 at least had the PSG miracle and we were pretty good for 3/4 months post Ole taking over.
Other seasons like 86/87, 88/89 and 13/14, whilst we were rubbish at least we had likeable players who would give their all.
This season we've not even had a decent domestic cup run, had so many heavy defeats (and to the likes of Watford, Brighton and Leicester), terrible performances week in week out and worst of all for me is the massive divide between the players and fans. All but a couple of the players are remotely likeable and give a shit.
I didn't say anywhere that I expected us to compete for the title - I had us around 3rd pushing for 2nd with a cup final perhapsAlwyas found it weird even at the start of the swason peopl egenuinel yexpecting us to compete for the title. We had came second during a pandemic that seemed to help us, in a season Liverpool were decimated by injuries and several others had had a bad season, so decieving.
I udnerstand the three signings all looked good on paper....but we were always doomed for me with out total failure to sign a single central midfielder, did anybody really expect a title challenge with mcFred? SAyign that it was hard not to buy into the optimism after the opening day a little but and nobody even as negative as me could have imagined just how poor this season the off field problems, battering etc would be. I expected 4/5th, I didnt expect football often individually and collectively of embarrassingly poor basic errors and weak performacnes though
It’s the same for me. Moyes season was woeful but it was down to him not being good enough. This season was all on the players who never looked interested and as a fan I felt so disconnected with us.What should be mentioned also is that all season in all competitions I think we had at most 5 good performances with comfortable wins.
Every other win was a struggle, and of course there were plenty of horrible losses.
It's by far the worst season I have ever seen as a Utd fan. I've never felt as disconnected to the club and especially the players, really dislike about 95% of the squad.
Went to the last game that season,lost at Leeds and Liverpool won,which meant they would have won it anywayThe cup run in 79 was great though, especially the semi-final replay at Goodison. Finished 2nd the following year 2 points behind Liverpool. @ silly lossed at Forest and Leeds cost us and getting tonked at Ipswich.
Whenever you can't reply properly, just try to be sarcastic and shift goal posts to something else. A common tactic on this forum I guess.Yeah, I read your reply, saw zero arguments and decided to focus on more productive things. Now I'm busy doing something that reminded me of your post, thus am back.
Exactly this. I started supporting only 3 years after so I guess we saw the same eras. On a personal note what topped it off for me is that my son is finally old enough to be into football and we have sat down and watched United together for the first time. Every fathers dream right?I started supporting the club in 1980 as a 6 year old. Seen plenty of awful seasons, Liverpool were winnign everything then and as dominant in fact more than us udner Ferguson.
Fergusons early years were some of the worst for me. ROuting out some of the supposed problem players liek Whiteside and McGrath who were fans favourites and it looked like he had made a big mistake doing so, some of the early signigns were poor as was the football and hard for yougner fans to beleive, but he looked like beign a huge flop for several months.
Even so, this for me is the worst season I can ever remember supporting the club, it hasnt even felt liek I was supporting the club as so much has been unrecognisable now that was always there under some of our poorer teams.
1) There have always been a couple of players to love in our sides and a good spirit. Ronaldo is the only one as a player at the moment really and the spirit isnt there
2) The disharmony within the side - no winning or team mentality and all the leaks etc
3) Lack of effort and attitude
4) Simply awful performaces both individually and collectively. I dont think I can ever remember a season where one of the worlds top clubs has been picked apart and got at so easily over a season, we are lucky to haze a zero goal difference
5) A captain that has no example or belief in him from the fans...this has actually been a problem for a long time, but never so bad as this year
6) The most over rated magical star players. This goes back to my frist point but performacne wise Pogba.....no, Rashford embarrassingly bad and never a start player anyway but most of all Fernandes, world class, Cantona, DeBruyne comparisons, take away the honeymoon he has always been wasteful here and really Pogba had a 3month period of brilliance and that was it and was a let down, Fernandes has actually done less in his time here as a player yet is only getting criticism the last couple of months which has alwways surprised me
7) SO many players in the side simply not good enough playing regularly Telles, Dalot, Lindelof, McTominay, Fred...dont want to say Elanga as its early but we have many a time had a few not god enough but there are loads now and they have cost a lot of money too
8) And to top all of that off, the one player here not nearer the wrogn end of the career who has bought genuine hope from performances of being a true world class star player.......is awaiting whether he will be charged with sex crimes
Yes this season is an all time low in terms of ownership, state of Old Traffod, debt, talent, attitude, management, performance etc etc etc. I and saddened just how bad this side has been this season and actually disgusted some of these players are still here wearing one of the most coveted shirts in world football, ,so few of them have any right to
Look at your own replied and arguments. I've provided my point of view and why, for me, both the records and the results mattered.Whenever you can't reply properly, just try to be sarcastic and shift goal posts to something else. A common tactic on this forum I guess.
Well we'll need the power of hindsight for that one,maybe we will indeed look fondly back on this season in a few season time and talking about the ten hag revolution!I don't think it was actually. It was the start of the Docherty revolution, out with the old past-it players and in with youth, attack and flair. The crowd were right behind Docherty that season and the pitch invasion on relegation day was surprisingly joyous, everyone was in no doubt we would bounce straight back. If EtH sets about us the way Docherty did I'll be happy indeed. Well maybe without the relegation