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President Cantona

Eric Cantona has written to France’s elected mayors seeking 500 signatures needed to stand for the 2012 presidential vote.


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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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91 Comments

  1. smartalex says:

    Mes – I think wayne answered your 14:25 with his 14:27. They work well together.

    Mancini is unconfident in his own ability to win this year. He thinks that the rug will be pulled if he doesn’t win the Europa or the League, so he’s getting his excuses in early. A bit too early.

    Either he can convince his boss to buy more players, or he can’t. Thinking that media pressure will force the Sheik to back down and buy, is moronic. Therefore it’s not about more players, he’s trying to show everyone that his job is SO hard, and he’s really doing well under terrible circumstances.

    Idiot.

  2. WillieRedNut says:

    Seriously, I’m surprised Cantona is going for this. He always played the rebel. Some might see this as him selling out. I personally see it as a bit fun. Though, if Keano comes out in the next few years and says he’s gonna run for Irish president, I will have to rethink his United legend status lol. Becks for prime minister!

  3. Costas says:

    If it’s for real, can’t wait to see him hit kung fu kicks on his politcal opposition!

  4. WillieRedNut says:

    http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16145751

    Have a look at this picture? Bruce Lee in full flight!

  5. smartalex says:

    Kompany appeal Dismissed! Fuck yeah!

  6. smartalex says:

    Kompany will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect. The suspension consists of a statutory three-match suspension for Serious Foul Play plus one additional game given this is Kompany’s second dismissal of the season.

  7. Costas says:

    Suck on this Mancini.

  8. WillieRedNut says:

    Suck on that Costas? Just keeping you right pal. ;) You wouldn’t want Bobby wank sucking on anything belonging to you! Lol.

  9. smartalex says:

    Kompany will serve a four-match ban, starting with Wednesday’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool. then the League game at Wigan, the home League game against Tottenham and the second leg of the Carling Cup at Anfield on 25 January.

    Liverpool are smiling, no doubt. Only 2 League games affected.
    Of course, were he to get sent off again, he’d have a big problem.

    That should rein him in a bit.

  10. Costas says:

    On that piece of news willie. What else? :lol:

  11. Giles Oakley says:

    So nice to see everyone in a good mood (thoughts of Eric the King and the Peanut Headed One having to serve his time, perhaps) with lots of rib-tickling comments all round. Keep it up guys and gals!

    Anyway, many thanks for the kind comments from Mes and Red Devil. My health is OK, I’m just taking a rest from writing longer articles, hence more posts day to day. Got a longer one in mind for next week mind you.

    Hi Cedars, good to see you back in action. It would be great to meet up if you’re coming to London in March. Might need more than 5 minutes though! Let me know when you know when you’re coming and I’ll give you my contact details.

  12. kiccha says:

    i would ve preferred if they had banned him after the match vs racists . . would ve missed an extra pl match . . but again , good on fa to not give in to barn stein fella . .
    suck on that you classless clueless bitter blue bertie poznan pricks ! :lol:

  13. WillieRedNut says:

    Pity that ban takes in 2 of the league cup games? You really wanted him missing 4 league games. Of course, he wouldn’t miss any games in the FA cup! Ha

  14. Mikekelly12 says:

    Cedars is back Cedars is back hello hello!!! Welcome back pal. Ooooooooohhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Oooooooohhhhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ooooooooohhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh CANTONA!! Ooooooooohhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Cantonaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !

  15. kanchelskis says:

    Haha. Peanut-head.

    Annoying they’re still in the CC. Four league games without him could really have thrown a spanner in the works.

    Oh well. Fancy Spurs to get somethign at Wastelands now.

  16. Mikekelly12 says:

    Can i share a mail from a blue:

    Thought the game on Sunday was cracking, even though the result was disappointing. Kompany made a great tackle, and Foy (following his criticism for not sending Lampard off vs Wolves a week earlier) felt he had no option. Personally, i would have even been aggrieved with a yellow. Clearly wins the ball, and is in control of his trailing leg. The difference with this and many other so called two footed tackles is that they are made front on, whereby it is inevitable that one or both legs will catch the opponent. As Kompany came from the side, his leading leg is wrapped nicely around the  ball and isn’t over the top, and his trailing leg , whilst off the ground leading to all the “technically he had to go rubbish”, was never going to catch Nani. Of all the players out there, if anyone was going to make a meal of the slightest touch it would have been Nani – and he didn’t even appeal for a foul. Doubt the appeal will be successful as the FA will need to seen to backing their man, so we’ll just have to dust ourselves down and move on.
     
    Thought the ref had a shocker, and at one point looked like he was going to lose control – let a couple of obvious bookings go, and repeat offenders off yet gave Wellbeck Utd’s first yellow for something completely innocuous and was his first offence, as well as missing two stonewall penalties.
     
    Feared at 3-0 that Utd were going to go on and avenge the 6-1, and think they have psychologically missed a trick there as by putting us to the sword would have created doubts and raise the old “no team spirit or desire – bunch of mercenaries” claptrap. As it is, they will take heart from the second half performance and going out of the FA cup could be a watershead moment come the end of the season.

  17. kiccha says:

    always enjoy reading the posts of ‘older’ guys here . . the lot of us ‘young fans from abroad ‘ get to know about the history of the club and its a pleasure as well as an honour .
    my humble request sir Giles , please post often .thanks .

  18. smartalex says:

    WillieRedNut – I think he misses both legs of the semi-final of the Moral FA Cup
    Luckily Nani still has both of his.

    Bad Kompany!

  19. James21 says:

    So suprisingly Rooney DID get him sent off and not his tackle. This is what its like to be Shitty. :D

  20. Mikekelly12 says:

    My reply was:

    Hmmm. Ok then. I’m sure we’d be getting the same reaction had Rooney made the tackle. Like I said, when watching your own team the opinions vary a great deal and this is such a case. Important thing is we’re in the next round the rest of the psychological stuff and missing a trick as you rightly point out is clap trap. Onto Bolton!

  21. Mikekelly12 says:

    To which he responded:

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!
    So watching my own team yet confirming Utd should have had a penalty and Wellbeck shouldn’t have been  booked suggests i’m not being objective.
    Obviously you would concur that Phil Jones wasn’t guilty of handball – it was ball to hand etc.
     
    It was there for all to see, including the Utd fans baying “we want 7”, that any sort of hammering on the scale of the 6-1 would have had a huge impact psychologically on City. As it stands, both teams will take positives from the match for different reasons, whereas City could have been dumped unceremoniously out of the cup, doubting themselves and their ability to handle the pressure of the run in and would have been slaughtered by the press how would drag up the mercenaries/noisy neighbours rubbish/footballing lesson rubbish.
     
    Mancini following his imaginary card incident apologised and confirmed he was caught in the heat of the moment. Rooney does similar but denies it and gets back up by his manager. Don’t think Foy had even considered giving it as a free kick until he is heckled by Rooney.

  22. Mikekelly12 says:

    My final response:
    Like I say Albs, differing opinions, however, please point out the section where I said you weren’t being objective about the match. I agree totally, two stone wall pens were missed. I agree Jones was handball, it hit his arm in the area to his advantage, regardless of the fact it hit his leg first it was a pen. However, I am consistent with my opinions. Did we not have a similar discussion when the ball hit Richards on the arm against Arsenal? My opinion of both incidents is the same, unchanged, mainly because the incidents were the same, however, your opinion on the two incidents seems to differ slightly. Now this may or may not be because one was against city, the other United, I can’t be sure.
    I think your a bit long in the tooth to think that the players and the fans Share the same psyche on these things. Yes the fans were chanting for 7, it’s banter and I’m sure fans and players alike would have loved 7 goals but these are professional footballers! Their goal was to get through to the next round, anything else would have been a bonus not a shattering blow to the mindset of either players. You said yourself this talk of lack of team spirit and cohesion is clap trap so why would you think a one off thumping would have had a huge affect on your team?
    On the Rooney issue, remarkable that you can climb into Foys brain and ascertain with certainty that he wasn’t going to give a red before Rooney’s complaint, a special skill indeed. Rooney did not deny speaking to Foy about the incident, he denied getting Mekon sent off, which is true, it was Foy who sent him off not Rooney. Out of interest, has anyone taken time out to watch the game again away from the live emotion and anxiety?? Often looks a lot different.

  23. kiccha says:

    mike :lol: great reply !
    you could ve rubbed more salt to the wound by reminding him that less-cot and savic will be their cb pairing for the next 4 matches ! :D

  24. WillieRedNut says:

    smartalex – That’s right? In their heads, they won? A huge dose of deluded insulin had beset the bitters!

  25. smartalex says:

    Delusions of candour, WillieRedNut!

    They dream their own reality.

  26. Mikekelly12 says:

    Now my reason for sharing this is I don’t have the superior wordplay of Smartalex and Willie. The knowledge and raw ranting power of King Eric and James the eloquence of Sir Giles of Oakley, the stat attack of Costas or the sheer indulgence of Cedars. So when this guy comes back at me with his fancy word play and stats and news I haven’t digested (and he does bamboozle me at times) I should have some backup to give him both barrels. Hope you’re all well by the way!

  27. gaz says:

    hahahaha peanut head you cunt!! lets see how Shittys squad copes with injuries/Suspensions! whats the bets Mankini will just throw money at the problem fucking classless fuckwits!

  28. WillieRedNut says:

    Mikey – Where’s this blue nose live? I’ll send over a delousing squad, to get rid of the bitter blue lice that has infected him! And a bottle of Red. Lol. Job done!

  29. gaz says:

    breaking news…….Vincent Kompany has had his red card against Manchester United in the FA Cup 3rd round rescinded because in Micah Richards head it was overturned morally,,,,,,

  30. Pratyush says:

    From the ref’s angle, Kompany’s tackle was definitely dangerous. On the FA’s website, they have a vid of both angles, and while it may look to be ok from behind, when you’re viewing it from the front, it certainly seems leg-shattering. And I think Kompany only got the ball because Nani jumped out of the way, and for no other reason. If Nani hadn’t moved ( and I certainly don’t begrudge him valuing his safety), that would’ve been a definite broken leg.

    Also, all that crap about City’s MASSIVE comeback is bullshit. Both their goals came from United mistakes, and they hardly created anything else. While I agree we should have taken the game to them, I believe that SAF wanted to keep the ball, and not give away goals, as we’ve done in the CL and other matches this season. So he brought on more midfielders to slow down the game and keep the ball.

    And all that talk of the supposed comeback providing them with the fuel to carry on winning for the entire season is just another pile of crap. A comeback is one that you win. Remember United coming back from 2 down to win 5-2 against Spurs? Now that is a comeback, and what do you know, we won the league that season. City’s was not a comeback, just an epic fail.

    We had gamechanging opportunities denied too, so I do not understand how that was CITY’s half.
    I personally was irritated by all the commentors on the matchday thread. They were moaning about the game when we were winning, a game in which one of our greatest ever players returned.

    They even went on to claim that Scholesy’s return would stunt Pogba’s and Ravel’s debuts. If they were good enough and strong enough, then they would play. I personally feel that next season is theirs. I’ll just be sad to see Scholesy retire again.

    Rant over.

  31. Mikekelly12 says:

    Willie
    He lives near me in Sale. I have to burn incense to mask the smell of blues around me!!

  32. Collyhurst Red says:

    He’s got my vote!

  33. WillieRedNut says:

    Mikey – He lives in Sale, so he sold out and took up bittering? What can you do mate, he’s a lost cause!

  34. LUHG says:

    Canto for president !!!

  35. James21 says:

    M19ke
    Re email
    We fuckin won end of so go send your E-mail to someone who gives a shit like Mankini.
    So boo hoo you bitter blue.

  36. CedarsDevil says:

    Mike

    No need to bother with stats etc pal, just smack him in the face and then say it was accidental! haha

  37. StatesideAussie says:

    Giles … yes, spot on. He may not be serious trying for president, but he is trying to achieve something that ought to be commended. To dismiss it as a PR stunt is despicable, since that implies he is only doing it for personal gain.

    SmartAlex, re Mancini … yep, I posted something about that on a different thread, contrasting SAF’s handling of our injury crisis (which is real and huge) and Mancini’s attitude. Chalk and cheese.

  38. StatesideAussie says:

    SmartAlex … “Delusions of candour”? love it!

  39. Cantona_93 says:

    I’m french, you’ve got me voteMr Cantona…not to be president got it but for changing this situation with money and no confort for the people who look for a place to live!
    Outstanding cause Mr Cantona!

  40. redorded says:

    From King to President. Isn’t democracy great?

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