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VIDEO: Nani’s Cracking Goal For Portugal vs Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nani scored a brilliant goal in Portugal’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight to put them 2-0 up after Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener.


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150 Comments

  1. redrider says:

    draw is in Dec.

  2. redrider says:

    Cedars

    Woke up from a nap and the first thing I saw was about the draw! Lol.
    Initial joy subdued somewhat now… :-P

  3. CedarsDevil says:

    redrider

    Hahaha…. Who cares about England anyway? Lebanon will win the WC in 2014! You heard it here first! hahaha

  4. CedarsDevil says:

    In an attempt to divert attention and fan rage from their crap first team coach, Leeds have just promoted a sheep into the position….. Fans rejoiced and promised to attend more training sessions

  5. WillieRedNut says:

    Random thought for the day:

    Phil Jones in midfield for England? I thought he looked the part in both games. Now, he didn’t exactly do himself justice for United in there against the vermin. There was no space at anfield, in a very congested midfield battle. Still, I think he could eventually end up in CM for United. Not the finished article of course, but watching him for England in those two games, has me rethinking that one. I would suggest the lad has the ability to progress into a sound central midfielder.

  6. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie

    I believe both you and I been shouting the thought since we signed the lad…. Totally agreed, Jones has abilities that most do not even realize, could play anywhere and like you I think he has the makings of a great CM…. Cannot believe he’s only 19!

  7. CedarsDevil says:

    When Ole takes over the hot seat Jones will be made club captain…

    RIP Duncan, we finally have someone remotely comparable to you

  8. rohan19 says:

    jones as the famed midfield ‘destroyer’ would be good.. he need tons of experience for that though..
    wouldn’t mind seeing him play there against benfica….

  9. rohan19 says:

    @cedars : remotely is the right word there i guess.. but we never know. jones might end up being 50% percent of what edwards was.. and he’ll still be one hell of a player..

    btw whats this news about us being in ‘hot pursuit’ of lucas. and apparently eriksen too

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    rohan

    Hello my friend, ya I said remotely as it is almost impossible to compare anyone to the late Edwards, Jones does seem to have similar attributes and I was quick to make the comparison, many United legends have done the same… Time will tell I suppose but the kid seems like one hell of a prospect..

    As for news on signings, I never really pay attention to such reports to be honest….. The boss seems to be picking them out of the hat these days, Hernandez springs to mind, no one knew about that one.

  11. wayne says:

    As it gets closer to the transfer window Utd will be linked with just about everyone,NewsNow this morning just the first 20-30 articles Utd are linked with
    Gotze
    Rodwell
    WS[apparantly Inter will let him go for 40mill,what a laugh]
    van der Wiel
    Hunletaar
    Van Persie
    Douglas Costa
    and that’s only in the last half hour

  12. CedarsDevil says:

    wayne

    Cheers for that share, just pissed myself

  13. rohan19 says:

    @cedars : he certainly does have the talent, determination, focus, and more than able guidance.. he can actually make me want to watch england play… what he needs is time and less media scrutiny.. it can really affect a youngster.. and the english media are like hounds.. (citation : De gea)

    yeah.. i don’t know much about this lucas really.. but i hope we don’t buy him.. what we really need is for this team to gel and for pogba to make giant strides… ravel morrison to stop acting like a jerk..
    all the above is too much to ask for i think..
    even if clev stays fit for 20 games we’ll be more than fine

  14. CedarsDevil says:

    rohan

    You are speaking to my heart my friend….. Well said, we can only live in hope I suppose

  15. wayne says:

    @Cedars hi mate i know most of the lads expect a signing in January,i’m not expecting a big signing
    Utd have looked disjointed but injuries having been plaguing the team.
    Anyone know the last time Utd shelled out big money in January for a player who’d supposed to make a instant impact.

  16. CedarsDevil says:

    wayne

    Not sure about big money (sure Costas will help with this) We did sign Evra and Vidic in January though, not bad if you ask me. Mind you Evra had a horrific debut at Shitlands lol

  17. wayne says:

    @Cedars,Evra and Vidic were both works in progress didn’t pay much for either and both struggled early.I’m assuming by all the talk alot of lads expect a 30-40mill midfielder who’ll turn the team around,if this happens i’ll be surprised.

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    wayne

    Like you I cannot see it happening buddy, nor do I want it to happen. Some here have multiple orgasms by the mere mention of a name linked to us… Possible transfers and related rumors never bother me

  19. wayne says:

    @Cedars most don’t make any sense,it’s all to do with Headlines that will attract internet hits.

  20. dazbomber says:

    We did sign Dong Fangzhuo in January. I don’t think we ever replaced him.

  21. CedarsDevil says:

    dazbomber

    hahahaha

  22. theboogeyman says:

    King Eric- Good to see you back posting sir!

  23. WillieRedNut says:

    Nothing major will happen in January. It’s always seen as panic buying. Give or take a few seasons, we hardly ever make signings in the January window. That’s gonna be pain in the ass for all the transfer muppets out there lol. You will have to wait till the summer.

  24. Briggsy says:

    Hello everyone.

    Hell, is the premier league on again yet? No two weeks drag longer then when its the international break.

    Might of been said already, but glad Rio and Rooney didn’t play this past week, hope Cleveley is back. Should have a fairly rested squad. Here’s to tonking the Welsh, hopefully.

  25. King Eric says:

    wayne – Ha . Hunterlaar. That one keeps rearing its head mate. He is fucking gash. According to the nazi mail two week ago he “snubbed” United. Yeah as if we wanted that one paced, one dimensional over rated cunt. See him last night in his Zorro mask? I know I wanted Sneijder in the summer but having watched him this season he has been fucking shambolic. Wether it be for Inter or country he keeps getting hauled off after an hour. He had his peak in Inter’s treble season.

    Another thing can someone please tell me what Ibrahimovich has done aside from THAT goal to warrant being up there with there with the worlds best. Every single time I have watched him he has been awful. Really awful.

    Willie – I am another mate that said Jonesy could play midfield. A few on here laughed at us. He is a right fucking player and we need players like him in the centre to make those lung bursting runs. Once that lad scores a goal the floodgates could open. Been so close in games. His passing aint too bad either and he has a footballing brain on him.

  26. King Eric says:

    Had to laugh this morning. Andy Gray and Keys’ said this morning that “its not inconceivable that Phil Jones will be on the plane to the Euro’s next summer”. You don’t say. He is a fucking shoe in.

  27. King Eric says:

    theboogeyman – Thanks alot mate. Hope you are well.

  28. rohan19 says:

    @cedars : yeah hope is eternal as far as ravel morrison is concerned..
    rest i can see happening slowly.
    lets hope we see clev and carrick play together against swansea…
    40 mil for sneijder is pure invention..
    and we have already signed a 5 year old ‘whizkid’… so im not really worried :P

  29. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    The truth is Nani & Ronaldo was never similar, its just a myth created by the media.

    Ronaldo was a super speedy cunt, Nani is a averagely fast wacko jacko.
    Ronaldo couldn’t cross, Nani does.
    Ronaldo scored like 23,41,27 goals for us. Nani’s scores like 10? Assists are like 20?
    Ronaldo cant assist unless its a squared ball across goal.
    Ronaldo scored set pieces, Nani creates goals from set pieces.
    Ronaldo carries teams. Nani works for his team.

    They are both two footed, portugoose & Love step overs but thats where the similarity ends. Its like comparing Joe Cole to Messi….:lol:

    Nani’s style has developed into a more classical winger’s style, more comfortable on the right, utilising pace, ball control and trickery to create space. While capable of cutting off both wings to strike at goal from distance, Nani has fewer goals, but a higher proportion of assists tthan Ronnie.

    Nani almost fell for this myth that he was the next Ronnie when in fact he was his own man, we have now seen the real nani and he is a killer star. By age 26, the finished article will be worth £50m

    Happy Birthday to Nani Jackson ….. 25 tommorow, time flies, Rooneys fucking 26 :shock: .

  30. rohan19 says:

    this obsession with attacking mids has driven the footy world nuts… goetze eriksen lucas some other continental kid et al are suddenly seen as saviors of almost every team…
    the day’s are gone when deep lying playmakers like makelele were in demand..
    what we really need is a carrick sorta player.. a shield who has an eye for a pass and can get us playin without being caught with our pants down

  31. WillieRedNut says:

    King Eric – I didn’t catch Keys and gray today. Jones is nailed on to go to the finals next year. It remains to be seen whether Don Fabio has the balls to play him. The so – called golden generation(what a laugh that is) have consistently failed at tournaments. Time for little England to unleash some of the young lads. If anything else, they’ll have no fear playing against anyone.

  32. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    All this talk about youngsters going to euros is non sense, when the times comes this will be the team;

    Hart,Carson,Stockdale
    Johnson,Rio,Jagielka,Terry,Cahil,Lescott,Cole,Baines,Walcott,Milner,Barry,Parker,Gerrard,Carrick,Lampard,Young,Downing,Rooney,Bent,Carroll,,Zamora.

    Smalling,Jones,Cleverley,Rodwell,Wiltshire,Adam Johnson,Sturridge,Welbeck,Kyle Walker,Gibbs,Agbonlahor will be left behind by Crapello

    ————-Sorry for talking about international garbage, I despise ingurand —–
    I hope Ireland,France & Portugal do well.

  33. WillieRedNut says:

    I hope Brazil win the Euros.

  34. Sandeep1878 says:

    Good evening Red Devils around the world,

    hope you all are good,

    Costas,

    stunning news on Clev and Young,

    King Eric,

    hello pal, long time, hope you are good..

    here wishing you all the best for soon to be a father..

    Cedars,

    how are you buddy?

    some prob with my laptop so couldnt catch up for sometime and wont be for sometime..

    I think Cleverly, ando and carrick will kick on now…fascinated agai n

  35. Sandeep1878 says:

    Willie,

    and yeah i hope Pele scores the wining goal :P

  36. RedHound says:

    dont know if you guys have already seen this already but here’s an actual video of the 5 year old Charlie Jackson kid, he’s actually playing with some pretty big kids

  37. RedHound says:

    However, Baerke van der Meij holds the record after being tied down to a 10 year contract this year with dutch club VVV-Venlo at 18months (1 and a half years) of age, the club moved fast to make the move after this video went viral on youtube.
    Are there really soccer geniuses in the true sense of the word? you have your 13 year olds with PHDs in advanced science fields, the 8 year old running a marble internet business, the 8 year old developing advanced ipad apps, so maybe, just maybe there are kids whose brains are just gifted at this and give them a headstart, we’ll just wait and see

  38. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Luis Suarez Charged by FA! The wheels of justice do grind on

    http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/Disciplinary/NewsAndFeatures/2011/suarez-161111

  39. WillieRedNut says:

    The FA are charging Suarez for the incident involving Evra. Hope the cunt gets the severest punishment possible.

  40. Fred says:

    I’m stunned! I hope they throw the book at the cunt. Can we now have apologies from every journalist who insinuated that Evra was lying? Thanks in advance, chaps. 8)

  41. Champ19n says:

    Old Trafford is crying out for a hero, isn’t she? I wish Cantona was still a misfit at Leeds and Dion Dublin had two good feet.

    Experiencing all that through the 90′s put things into perspective for me, all these kids crying out for 40 million pound transfers every half hour will learn to be patient just like we did.

    Just put your faith in the gaffer, when has he ever let us down?
    I saw two pictures of him the other day on the official website, side by side. One on the left was when he joined us 25 years ago, the one on the right was current. I was thinking to myself, he’s grown old here…become part of our fabric, and in the process has become a father figure to millions of people who have not even met him. And yet of our fans think he doesn’t know what players our club needs?
    He has won 12 out of the last 18 premier league titles, fuck me name one big club in Europe that has done that.

    We are a couple of players away from greatness boys and the boss knows it. Heroes always manage to find us. The boss is going to lift those ‘big ears’ again.

    Believe you reds!

  42. WillieRedNut says:

    If I was a cynical man, I would think the FA’s timing on this, when Blatter has just made the most stupid comment have heard in a long time on Racism, is rather convenient.

  43. Sandeep1878 says:

    fuck,

    FA charging a NON UNITED player,

    now i m sure the world is gonna end in 2012…

  44. Fred says:

    Sepp Blatter, what a stupid cunt. I don’t know of a single person in the football world who likes him (other than himself, of course.)

  45. RedManWalking says:

    Champ19n – I saw that pic! The thought that came to my mind was – “Only the hair has become white! Everything looks the same. Almost like he has joined United with a lot of hunger and expectations! The fire still burns brightly as it ever did!”

    The F.A. are charging Suarez with racially abusing Evra. I bet the punishment is a 1000 pound fine and a warning! I hope its an 8 month ban!

  46. Fred says:

    Liverpool statement:

    The Club this afternoon received notification from the Football Association of their decision to charge Luis Suarez and will take time to properly review the documentation which has been sent to us.

    We will discuss the matter fully with him when he returns from international duty, but he will plead not guilty to the charge and we expect him to request a personal hearing.

    Luis remains determined to clear his name of the allegation made against him by Patrice Evra.

    The Club remain fully supportive of Luis in this matter.

    :lol:

  47. redbilly says:

    champ 19 – well said.

  48. Sandeep1878 says:

    i m still shell shocked..

    has FA gone anti rouge? :P

  49. Zibbie says:

    Great read, good day RoM.
    SAF had in the last winter window got 4 verbal commitments from players and signed 3 of them. Nasri went for more money and he signed the other 3. Since I have been a fan 2003/4 not many singed in the winter window. The 3 I remember Vida, Evra and Diouf and kids for the future. He knows he if just 2 or 3 players to compete and win, for the PL and CL for the next 6 years.
    If Rodwell keeps progressing he could come in the summer. If Pogba goes he comes for sure?
    He has 15-20 possibles and some we have no clue about. I think he surprise’s us with one in the winter window and 2 in the summer with 2 prospects (16 to 18 ys old 5 to 10 mill type) to boot.

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