Tuesday, September 27, 2005

[manchesterunited_rulez] Digest Number 301

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1. Re: Re: United slump to shock defeat at home to Blackburn
From: Nicki Band <prettttypanda@yahoo.com>

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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 17:18:49 +0100 (BST)
From: Nicki Band <prettttypanda@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Re: United slump to shock defeat at home to Blackburn

Hm..Abi, look at our defence and think. So u can find
out the reason. Plus I don't think that that guy, Park
is good for United- he's too slow and loses ball
simply. I think it was a mistake to put him into 1st
squad from the beginning- he should play for reserves
for some time. Even Smith and Neville did this!

--- Abi Gail <abi1hp@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Uh, how could we lose? Anyway, I'll hope we'll get a
> better result
> next time....
>
> --- In manchesterunited_rulez@yahoogroups.com, Larry
> Cai
> <larry66b@y...> wrote:
> > Reds Attack, But Missed Chances Prove Costly
> >
> > United v Blackburn, Old TraffordRuud van
> Nistelrooy, United's
> scorer, shows his desperation as the Reds cannot
> find the finishing
> touch.>> In Pictures: Old Trafford Match GalleryFA
> Barclaycard
> Premier League
> > Manchester United 1
> > Blackburn Rovers 2
> > 24 September, 2005
> >
> > United returned to their kamikaze roots of
> attacking football and
> could have easily beaten Blackburn on Saturday, but
> missed chances
> and two goals from Morten Gamst Pedersen inflicted a
> first defeat of
> the season.
> >
> > Fans chanted "attack, attack, attack" despite the
> Reds conjuring
> numerous goalscoring opportunities. It was, however,
> United's
> inability to take those chances not the lack of
> creating them that
> cost them at Old Trafford.
> >
> > On the evidence of the opening 20 minutes it would
> have been
> difficult to argue the Premiership is a league
> lacking in
> entertainment.
> >
> > United had seven clear chances in that time, while
> Blackburn
> themselves could have been 3-0 up by half time.
> >
> > Ruud van Nistelrooy twice went close, Cristiano
> Ronaldo and Alan
> Smith both narrowly missed with headers from
> corners, while Scholes
> side-footed wide from close range.
> >
> > The match started as if the Premiership had a
> guilty conscience
> about it's so far joy-less charm. Sir Alex had even
> broached the
> subject in his programme notes.
> >
> > He wrote: "The prophets of doom are having a field
> day as they
> predict the end of football... everywhere you turn
> media pundits are
> suggesting that gates are falling, ticket prices are
> too high,
> football is too defensive and boring and that the
> game is losing its
> glamour."
> >
> > Blackburn, 18th in the Premiership at the start of
> play, were not
> at Old Trafford as bystanders. The pace of Craig
> Bellamy upfront
> continually caused the Reds problems. The Welshman
> created the
> visitors' first chance when he played in Pedersen,
> whose cross
> narrowly evaded Paul Dickov.
> >
> > Edwin van der Sar then denied the Scottish forward
> with a
> brilliant point-blank save from a close-range diving
> header.
> >
> >
> >
> > But United were creating with almost every attack.
> Van Nistelrooy
> had a golden opportunity to put the Reds in front,
> but side-footed
> the ball over from Fletcher's cross.
> >
> > However, the danger from Mark Hughes' side was
> constantly
> simmering. David Bentley should have done better
> when a goal-mouth
> scramble presented him with the ball eight yards out
> and with just
> van der Sar to beat. He struck his shot straight at
> the Dutchman.
> >
> > United appeared in control. But Blackburn took the
> lead from a
> seemingly unthreatening free-kick on the right
> flank. Pedersen's
> curling cross from a set-piece evaded defenders or
> attackers and
> beat van der Sar at the far post.
> >
> > Chants of "4-4-2, 4-4-2, 4-4-2" and booing could
> be heard around
> the ground before and immediately after the
> half-time whistle,
> pleading for Ferguson to alter his formation.
> >
> > A change in formation would not, however, have
> converted chances,
> which had been United's main problem.
> >
> > After the break United were the game's sole
> creators. A Ronaldo
> free-kick much like the one Pedersen scored from in
> the first half
> sailed just wide minutes after the restart.
> >
> > Wayne Rooney's introduction to the game ten
> minutes into the
> second half increased United's grip. The 19-year-old
> had the ball in
> the back of the net within a couple of minutes, but
> he was clearly
> offside and it did not count.
> >
> > United often turn to the teenager when in need of
> inspiration. And
> it was his turn and shot from the edge of the area
> on 67 minutes
> that brought about a United equaliser. Brad Friedel
> parried Rooney's
> shot, but van Nistelrooy pounced first and rounded
> the American
> stopper to score his sixth goal of the season, a
> strike that puts
> the Dutchman tenth in United's list of all-time top
> scorers.
> >
> > Blackburn created very little themselves in the
> second half, but
> as it turned out they didn't need to. United
> needlessly got
> themselves into trouble on the edge of the area with
> ten minutes
> remaining. Paul Scholes, normally so reliable for
> the Reds, lost the
> ball to Michael Gray. The former Sunderland
> left-back slipped the
> ball to Pedersen, who fired his and Blackburn's
> second past van der
> Sar into the top left corner.
> >
> > Rooney went close in the 89th minute with a
> glancing header but,
> as had been the case all day, the ball went the
> wrong side of the
> post.
> >
> > Team Line-Ups
> >
> > United: Van der Sar; O'Shea (Bardsley, 57),
> Ferdinand, Silvestre,
> Richardson; Fletcher (Rooney, 55), Scholes, Smith;
> Ronaldo, van
> Nistelrooy, Park (Giggs, 67).
> > Subs not used: Howard, Miller.
> >
> > Blackburn: Friedel; Neill, Khizanishvili, Nelsen
> (c), Gray; Tugay
> (Mokoena, 45), Savage, Pedersen, Bentley (Emerton,
> 75); Bellamy,
> Dickov (Reid, 63).
> > Subs not used: Enckelman, Kuqi.
> >
> > Att: 67,765
> >
> > Report by Ben Hibbs, at Old Trafford.
> >
> >
> >
> > Send instant messages to your online friends
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>
>
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