Match Day Thread Manchester United v Southampton (BT Sport 1 ) - 8 pm 02/02

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  1. Ronnie Hotdog (MLsfc)

    Ronnie Hotdog (MLsfc) Well-Known Member

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    The newcastle game can't come quick enough - sooner we get a result and move on from this the better. Unlike the Leicester result where I think we had Everton, Man C & Arsenal in the following games - we now probably couldn't pick a better fixture - they are the only team in more of a mess than us at the moment!
     
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  2. saintrichie123

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    No, not at all, doesn’t make a jot of difference on someones sexual preference, colour or religion.
    Why should it?
     
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    He could at least come here and ask the question himself. Poor that.
     
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  4. Velcro Roy

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    GROW UP!
     
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  5. Pelletron

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    Next up:
    Software will come for linesmen first - the lowest paid, easiest jobs (assuming pitches are accurately and clearly lined).
    Drone referees to follow - with klaxon whistles and laser beam.
    Nice and hackable, for weighing marginal decisions towards whoever is meant to win the league that year.
     
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    I don't know, I'm kinda the opposite. Under normal circumstances this is a very winable game for us. Under current circumstances it could go either way and Newcastle will be favourites. I'd rather our winnable games didn't come around quickly at the moment because we have no players available to convert winnable into won. I get wanting to move on from yesterdays result. And although we probably wouldn't have been thrashed quite so badly, I'm glad it came against a good side that we were unlikely to get anything from anyway rather than a team that we should be looking to beat.
     
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  7. saintrichie123

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    The next 6 are:
    Newcastle (a)
    Wolves (h)
    Chelsea (h)
    Everton (a)
    Sheff Utd (a)
    Brighton (h)


    6 points for me.
     
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    I see Saints have requested that neither Mike Dean nor Lee Mason referee any of their games in the near future.
     
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    Dermot and his cronies on Sky say no Pen and no red for Bed. I couldn't work out what they said about Che's disallowed goal.
    UPDATE: He said the goal should have stood.
     
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  10. Ronnie Hotdog (MLsfc)

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    I know we are on poor form and have major injury problems but interesting that in the reverse fixtures we are unbeaten against all 6 of them - we beat Newcastle, Everton, Sheff Utd & Brighton and drew against Chelsea & Wolves - 14 points!

    Surely that has to give us confidence we can get a result in any of these games. My prediction from those 6 games is 8 points.
     
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  11. Piri Weepu

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    I’d suggest the misery voyeurs find something else to do.

    Football is probably the only emotional investment / outlet most of us have at the moment, many of us in dark places mentally with not much to be happy about. I’m personally doing fine, I can see last nights result for the absolute pantomime it was and I have enjoyed most of the group chat obliterations I have been on the receiving end of. Can’t say the same for others though, I can imagine being in the wrong mood or place with this going on and feeling pretty ****ing awful.

    Coming on here to stir **** up? Don’t bother.
     
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  12. saintrichie123

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    Thats one reason i went to bed, i was already wound up and knew the trolls would come......this morning feel much better, even though it was 9-0 we only lost a potential 3 points.....we move on to newcastle.
     
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    Having slept on it, I am resigned to us losing the match because of the team we put out but I am still annoyed that the referees in many games still make decisions that defy logic. When all the comments about a match are about the decisions of officials, you know something is wrong with the game.
     
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  14. Pelletron

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    In hindsight, was actually interesting to watch the villain change throughout the period from 79 seconds to 93 minutes - starting with Alex, and moving through Mike Dean, VAR, and even Martial at various points. Looks like VAR wins it, though, from this vantage point!
     
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    And to put it in context, both Man U (6, vs Spurs) and Liverpool (7, vs Villa) have shipped epic goal counts in a single match this season, and Liverpool did that with 11 players on the pitch! Man U only lost a striker, so still should have held it together better.
     
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    They no longer have any excuse either, it absolutely baffles me how Mike Dean could rewatch that image yesterday multiple times at multiple angles and give Bednarek a red card.
     
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    In the cold light of day it's become clear to me that I mostly don't give a **** - perhaps because we've been on the receiving end of that score line in the recent past, perhaps I'm still hung over, or perhaps I'm becoming a bit more zen in my old age. A few things conspired against us last night (it feels like such a cliche already to talk about VAR being the **** sandwich it is), but let's not forget that Utd were very, very good. Talk about smelling the blood in the water - they were relentless and really didn't let up.

    As long as we can have some sort of regrouping session and cobble together a team for the weekend, then on we march.

    In regard to Ralph, my view remains the same as ever - regardless of whatever faults the man has, we're ****ing lucky to have him. Wouldn't blame him at all if he fancied 'a new challenge' somewhere else and rode off into the sunset. In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy him being our coach.
     
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    Neither of the 0-9 defeats come even close to the Leeds game back in ‘72 in terms of anger.

    Leicester and United were clinical and made us pay the price for early red cards. Leeds just ended up trying to take the piss out of us. Could have been an even greater score line but they preferred to showboat for MOTD. I’ve hated them with a passion ever since.
     
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  19. Saint

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    Anyone calling for Ralph’s head needs to wake up and smell the coffee, he is far and away the best manager we have had since Koeman, maybe even Poch and we certainly won’t get anyone better, especially with the lack of investment in the team. Don’t get me wrong, he isn’t perfect. In my opinion, the way we play has no plan B so when it goes wrong and teams suss us out, it has the opportunity to do so spectacularly and it’s something we need to fix. When we are on song we can beat anyone and entertainingly so, not in the Sean Dyche fashion (nothing against him). 9 injuries and 2 red cards can do that to a team, we lost 3 points we weren’t going to gain anyway, let’s get Bednarek’s red card overturned and move on to Newcastle.
     
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    Is anyone calling for Ralph’s head?
     
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