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  1. Costas says:

    @Rooney > England

    Yes, but they have lost both league games against us with Tevez in their side. :D Anyway, Tevez isn’t the problem. We get a fit back 5, as well as Fletcher, Carrick and Scholes available and I’ll be ok with our defence on Wednesday. It’s the creative part that worries me. And the fact that we are down to the bare bones. How will we rotate for Villa?

  2. Costas says:

    Can’t believe Ole is leaving. :( :(

    This is a temporary goodbye, 20legend.

  3. Rooney > England says:


    True but they are a much better side with him. With Balotelli out, we have one wanker less to deal with though :D . Am worried about the Villa game too. The worst part is, it is an early game on Saturday. Think we will see the likes of Gibson, Anderson start that one. Cant see Scholes starting against Villa if he plays against City. Hopefully Nani will return for Villa. If we emerge from those 2 games still unbeaten and still close to Chelsea it will be great. Difficult to see that happening though.

  4. Jeet says:

    @Costas: Very accurate assessment. I say play Fletch and Carrick against Shitty and hope we dont need to bring on Scholes. Rest Evra against Villa and play Fabio/JOS as LB.

    XI for shitty:
    Rafa Rio Vida Evra/JOS
    Park Fletch Carrick Giggs/Evra (if Giggsy is out play Evra at LW and JOS at LB)
    Berba Chichi

    XI for villa:
    Brown Rio(Smalling?) Vida JOS
    Park Fletch Scholes Giggs (hopefully Nani)
    Berba Chichi

    The guy I am most scared about is Fletch – poor guy never gets a rest and is simply irreplaceable right now – we just dont seem to have another grafter in our squad. More than a playmaker, we need a DMF, IMO…

  5. Costas says:

    @Rooney > England

    Don’t be so sure about Balotelli. They will appeal it and the FA are even bigger wankers than City…

    Are Gibson and Ando available this week? Kiko is the first player back from the virus, but I am not sure about the rest. It’s a terrible situation, because even if they have recovered, we don’t know how much it has taken out of them. Although some might say that if Gibson and Ando lost some weight it wouldn’t be a bad thing. ;) Plus, we have players who were flirting with the damn virus over the weekend and we don’t know how they are.

    We don’t have a game next week, so that fact that the VIlla game is 60 hours after the City game is ludicrous. No excuse for that. Sky keeps fucking us over. As I said, 4 points this week would be great. We will have to dig deep for it. Plus, Villa Park, like Craven Cottage and Goodison, has become another cursed ground for us in the last 3 years..

  6. Costas says:


    I’d love to join you and make predictions for the next two, but with the damn virus going around the team, it’s impossible. :) I see Giggsy and Nani playing only one game this week. Same for Scholesy and Rio. Park, Vida, Evra, VDS and Fletch are the ones that will probably play both. And maybe we will play 4-5-1 in both games rotating Berba and Chicha. Who knows? I hope we get some of the sick players back this week.

    I agree about a DMF. I’ve said it too. What we really luck is a replacement for Fletch. Carrick is a different player(albeit quite vital for us) and Ando is an enigma. Our creativity comes from the wings and Berba, so we are good there. Plus, Fletch and Scholes aren’t too bad at spraying passes either.

  7. Rooney > England says:


    I think even if Ando and Gibbo are fit enough to return for the derby they should be given more time to recover and should not play. We have Scholes, Carrick and Fletcher, maybe we can have one of them on the bench. SAF said Berbatov should recover so hopefully he will. Think Nani will return for Villa. Actually wont be surprised if he makes a surprise return against City. SAF always has a few surprises up his sleeve. Will be interesting to see how SAF rotates the squad.

    Quite a few draws at Villa park in the last few years. Hope we can win this time. Villa are looking ok under Houiller, nothing great.

  8. willierednut says:

    I could see Tevez and Balotelli becoming a devastating partnership in the next few years, that’s if the latter can keep his head of course.

  9. King Eric says:

    You say Chelsea have dropped points at grounds you would expect them to. Yeah well I expect them to drop them at Goodison and Bolton as well.

  10. King Eric says:

    willie – hello mate. Wont happen fella because the two wont be together for that long. I will give fat head Tevez this season before he has gone. Likewise Balotelli. I could of course be wrong but just cannot see them here that long. Why the fuck was Balotelli’s agent or tech director or shite watching him yesterday?

  11. denton davey says:

    Rooney > England @ 8:37: “Since Tevez has joined City, they havent won a single game in which he hasnt played”

    That’s an incredible statistic. But, of course, ManShitty haven’t won all the games in which he’s played – 4-3, mate !

  12. willierednut says:

    Say what ya want, he’ll be a big threat on wednesday, no doubt.

  13. RedScot says:

    @Jeet I see what you are saying. To stiffen up the midfield.Rodwell is a no no mate.He has a new 5 year contract at Goodison.David moyes is no mug mate.
    As for Bastian Schweinstiger he would be great, but it wont happen.
    Old Trafford was bombed bye the Germans buddie. joking….. tongue in cheek.
    You like me see we have a great team, just need more Ommph in the midfield.

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