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Stodge

First XI
Joined
Feb 18, 2004
Messages
353
Location
Benfleet
Boss: Let's get back to work

Sir Alex Ferguson insists United will respond in the right manner after their shock Carling Cup exit at Southend.

Not for the first time in his 20 years at Old Trafford, the manager will have to keep his head while all those around him - in the press, at least - lose theirs. He will shun the inevitable calls for players to be axed, even exiled, and concentrate on preparing his Premiership leaders for the pursuit of a sixth consecutive league win.

"We are disappointed because our club can’t accept being beaten in any kind of competition, even a friendly, because of the expectation level," conceded Sir Alex at Southend.

"But I know that tomorrow we can get our togs on and start working again because that’s the name of the game at this club. Not to look back but look forward.

"We’ve had a disappointment but there’ll be no knee-jerk reaction, no mass sackings or suicides I hope, but a lot of recriminations.

"We’ll get panned in the press but by doing that you’re taking away from the performance that Southend gave.

"I think we started a bit slack and they got some impetus from that. The goal they scored was incredible, it was fantastic. I don’t think the boy (Fredy Eastwood) will score another one like it in his lifetime.

"If you’re going to be beaten, it’s better to be beaten by something special. I think it was something special."

Cristiano Ronaldo - described by Sir Alex as "our one player who really did play well tonight" - made several attempts to score a special goal himself, only to be denied by the acrobatics of Southend shot-stopper Darryl Flahavan.

"He’s had four or five fantastic strikes at goal and the goalkeeper’s been magnificent. I thought he was the star man, I must say," praised Sir Alex.
 

EugeneBob

Schoolboy
Joined
Nov 7, 2005
Messages
51
Location
Norwich
Freddy will never score another goal like that in his lifetime?

Someone didn't do their homework.
 

Upminster Blue

Manager
Joined
Feb 12, 2004
Messages
1,567
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Stodge @ Nov. 07 2006,23:57)]"... I don’t think the boy (Fredy Eastwood) will score another one like it in his lifetime."
He clearly doesn't know much about Freddy. If he saw a video of Freddy's best goals he'd be making a £5m bid in double quick time.
 

Stodge

First XI
Joined
Feb 18, 2004
Messages
353
Location
Benfleet
Freddy today for the first time proved he can do it against world class defenders. Not just the free kick, but the movement, pace and vision.

We'll be lucky to hold onto him in January, but will get a few more quid for him now.
 

shrimptank

Coach
Joined
Aug 27, 2005
Messages
941
Credit to Fergie, he said on Sky Sports that we deserved it and no sourness from the Scottish geezer unlike previous times before. He's gone up in my estimation, but to be fair we played so well tonight, he couldn't sat much else!
 

Beefy

Life President
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
18,906
Location
Old Leigh
Fergie gets some stick from rival fans but I think everything about his approach to tonight's game was respectful, including those comments.

Freddy has scored some wonderful goals. I'm not sure he's scored a better on than that though. What a hit.
 

Bielzibubz

President
Joined
Feb 21, 2006
Messages
4,757
Location
Eastwood, the posh part of Rayleigh..
Some of the Manure fans aren't so gracious about their own players.

From one of their forums

Kuzcczak - not as good as VDS

Oshea - tractor, crap
Tango - orange.
Silvestre - kidney head, crap
Heinze - slow, can't pass, play Evra

Ronaldo - showpony, winker
Jones - new keane.
Fletcher - new miller
Richardson - crap, crap

Rooney - fat
Smith - ex leeds


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Up the Shrimpers

Life President
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
8,089
[b said:
Quote[/b] (D62SUBOY @ Nov. 08 2006,01:21)]Some of the Manure fans aren't so gracious about their own players.

From one of their forums

Kuzcczak - not as good as VDS

Oshea - tractor, crap
Tango - orange.
Silvestre - kidney head, crap
Heinze - slow, can't pass, play Evra

Ronaldo - showpony, winker
Jones - new keane.
Fletcher - new miller
Richardson - crap, crap

Rooney - fat
Smith - ex leeds


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shame
How many International players? only 10
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