Come on, Newcastle -- beat City! Manchester City are ahead of Man United by goal differential. Man Utd plays Swansea later on today, and wil hope for a slip-up by City to keep their championship hopes alive with two games remaining, including today.
OT - We are all Geordies today
You know an awful lot of people fucking hate Manchester United, don't you?
Hating Man Utd is like hating Michigan, as far as I'm concerned. City = Staeee!
Sir Alex Freguson is much more like Dantonio than he is like Hoke.
I know -- I can't help supporting United though. Been doing it since Boxing Day, 1996.
hey man, that's cool. ManU supporters are better than soccer-hating trolls in my book.
SAF is a dickhole though.
You're kidding right? Sir Alex Ferguson is the most decorated manager in history. He's universally respected, he has owned City for over 20 years.
Tell me again how he's like Dantonio. There is no way. If anything, he's like Tom Osborne.
In no mood to argue with anyone (hence my weak response on this topic), but you're absolutely correct. Other than the perception that Fergie has bought the referees, the guy is nothing but class. He's almost like a Dean Smith-figure :)
The European concept of "blaming the ref" for everything that goes wrong during a game is one of the reasons to not watch soccer. Compare it to rugby where the players shut their mouths and do their job.
Manchester United gets more penalties each year because his teams dare to attack. It's not a novel concept.
Ferguson is a dick. He has a propensity to complain about the FA and the referees when he's losing, he constantly makes derogatory remarks about other managers, and he has refused to give any interviews to the BBC because he thinks they are conspiring against him.
The man is a soccer genius, but he's a total d-bag.
I'm not a Man U fan by any stretch, but come on.
Name me a manager that DOESN'T complain about the FA and the referees, you cannot name one. Clough, Paisley, Robson (take yer pick), especially Redknapp, Wenger and oh my God how about Mourinho (ruining Rune Hauge's career).
He constantly makes derogatory remarks about other managers? Please provide one. Also, please let me know if the comment was made before or after he invited that manager up for a post-match bottle of wine (which he does after every match).
You just don't like Ferguson because he wins all the time. That's natural. He's anything but a d-bag. You'll be lucky to accomplish 1/50th in your field of work what he has, same as me.
Barca supporter -- no reasoning with him :)
Barcelona is my favorite team too (Frank Rijkaard is my favorite player/manager of all time), but that doesn't mean I cannot recognize greatness that is not blaugrana when I see it
Saying I don't like Ferguson because he wins all the time sounds an awful lot like Cristiano Ronaldo saying people don't like him because he's so rich and good looking.
Choosing between Man U and Man City is like choosing which foot I want to have cut off by a rusty saw.
Pulling for Newcastle cause I'd like to see them in the Champions League rather than Tottenham or Chelsea.
Yeah, I'm pulling for Newcastle for those reasons too (can't stand Spurs or Chelsea).
City already with a few quality opportunities - just a matter of time.
...I don't really care. I'm still bitter about that dang tie.
And yes, both ManU and City can respectfully go screw themselves.
Nice goal-line stand there by NU. Sheesh
I love the English announcers, sometimes.
I've tried to get back into Soccer lately, but the English leagues are just ridiculous. Can't stand the amount of flopping and fake injuries going on.
You think the English leagues are bad? I would not recommend watching La Liga...
Dempsey has scored for Fulham -- what a great season he's having.
A link to his goal:
Pretty awesome. His 50th career Premier League goal.
What the fuck is a Geordie, and why should I give a damn?
A Geordie is someone who lives in the toon
What's a toon?
The greater Newcastle Upon Tyne area.....not to be confused with Mackems.....they are from Sunderland and are therefore terrible
Man U = Yankees. Man City = Red Sox. No good reason to root for either one.
I used to agree....before the Sox got their WS in 04. But then their fans became as obnoxious as Yankee fans. Now I just hope that somehow all their players decide to retire simultaneously.
In a way I find Red Sox fans even more insufferable, because they persist in playing the "underdog card" despite having a gigantic payroll themselves. Yankee fans make no apologies for the fact that they outspend everyone.
BoSox fan: "OK, maybe our payroll is $150M and we've won two WS in the last decade but the Yankees spend more and we've only won two WS in 80 years, so we deserve to win all the time now. Plus we have a big wall in left field."
Yankee fan: "Yeah, we outspend everybody. You think Bud Selig's gonna put in a salary cap? Fuggeddaboutit."
Red Sox fandom is a lot like Sparty fandom in that they often exert more effort hating their rival than rooting for their own team, except mixed in with the general opinion that the sun revolves around Boston. So in response to Globules, no, not Red Sox over Yankees any day....in fact, ever since living in New England for a couple years I've been surprised to find myself believing the Yankees the lesser of the two evils.
i would say that sox = liverpool, you cause they are owned by the same people
Man U, Man City, and Chelsea are all the Yankees. Arsenal and Liverpool are both the Red Sox. Tottenham is maybe the Angels. All the other teams are the Brewers.
To hell with Tottenham.
Man, do we have the glory hunters in this thread. Americans rooting for Man U, Barca et al? Come on guys, how about some originality.
I root for Athletic Bilbao. Its rough, but someone has to do it.
I love Bilbao. Their posession style and the fact that every one of their players is from the Basque region in spain is fucking awesome.
And to needlessly defend myself, I started rooting for Barca 6 years ago because Xavi and Iniesta are little guys who make large defenders look silly.... and I am a small guy who wishes I could make large defenders look silly.
Hope you win the Europa League. Javi Martinez is a dream player for me and Llorente is excellent. Go get 'em!
No kidding. I follow the Wolves and Lecce. The latter because my buddies and I started a manager mode in Fifa and we just picked a random team in Serie B the year of the game. Turned out to be Lecce and we had a good time with it so I still follow them. My #1 is Wolves and I chose them because I like their name, their history and their manager at the time (McCarthy). I didn't want to pick a top team because I hate bandwagon fans and never wanted to be labeled as one.
...So you picked the worst team in the EPL. It kinda sounds like you just enjoy pain.
I actually picked to follow them in 2008 when they were in the Championship. But I didn't start becoming a soccer fanatic until last season.