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Vida: I Tackle But I’m No Killer

Nemanja Vidic has talked about his role as a defender but claims he isn’t a murderer, as his song would have you believe.

“I am not a number 10, I know that,” said Vidic. “I am defender and I have to stop the other team from scoring the goal. If I play well but make one mistake, than all anyone remembers is the goal I conceded. So I have to be fully focused. I am a defender. I like to defend, it’s what I do and what I’m best at. I tackle, I tackle, I tackle. This is what a defender does – this is how I developed my whole career, and this is what the manager wants from me. I play strong, yes. I am not a dirty player and I’m not a killer, as the fans sing. I don’t want to hurt or injure anyone. I just want to win. I have to win, so I do what I have to do.”

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  1. CedarsDevil says:

    Fred and Costas

    You buggers make me feel really old, I have faint recollections of the 74 WC, best for me were 78 because of the Dutch (No England again! hahaha) and 82 because of THAT amazing Brazil team… Totally lost interest in that fake tournament after that

  2. WillieRedNut says:

    Fred’s so offbeat, he should win Xfactor, no sweat! 8)

    Wee Daniel is banned. That’s my final fling. ;)

    Fuck all scousrs!(apart from looney Rooney) :lol:

  3. WillieRedNut says:

    Right bitch, go get the RedNut a drink?

  4. King Eric says:

    Fred – Always like your humour mate. Cheers for the group listings pal. Tough one for the Republik. Trappatoni has worked wonders there though and they could prove a tough team to break down.

  5. Costas says:

    Fred just described everything that was great about World Cup 94. ;) Not a lot of great football, but a lot of inspirational players if you weren’t a football fan.


    To make you feel better, I have vague memories of watching Maradona cry like a little girl in 90. :D Yeah you’ve been around longer, but you’ve seen more top football too.

  6. CedarsDevil says:



    The only pleasure and blessing as it were for being the age I am at is the fact that I was lucky enough to have seen Robbo live many times….. Such an honor

  7. Fred says:

    King Eric – Yeah, he might spring a surprise on Italy. They can’t be much cop these days, can they? Especially with a clown like Balotelli as one of their top players. What about France? Larry White and a bunch of snood-wearing pricks. They’ll do nothing. Germany and Spain will piss it.

    Costas – cheers. Here’s a scorcher from that summer of ’94: 8)

  8. Costas says:


    One of the few reasons I wish I was born sooner. ;)


    Nice one. What a goal hey? Some will tell you that he intended to cross the ball, but we know better. :) Colombia were Pele’s favorites to win it. Wise beyond his years. :lol:

  9. Fred says:

    Costas – that was no cross, pal. 8) Luis Figo against us in 2003 – THAT was a cross. :x

    Hey, maybe Bebe is a big Hagi fan and was trying to recreate this goal against Wolves last season; that’s why whenever he got the opportunity to cross, he just blasted the ball as hard as he could… :?

  10. CedarsDevil says:


    Thank God for modern day technology, at least you can enjoy his videos

  11. Red Harry4Life says:





  12. WillieRedNut says:

    Other way round! Rio!!!!

  13. Fred says:

    His father plays the banja,
    His mother smokes the ganja,
    Nis name is Nemanja,
    The Vidic family!

  14. tom c says:

    gotta love the stare vida gave lil jonnyevans in the everton game i think for jumping when it wasn’t needed, even i at home got shivers down my spine!

  15. Dasilvatwins says:

    Nemanja vidic dreams in HD


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