Manchester United Talk banner

1 - 20 of 107 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,467 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
The last 8 of the Champions League contains-

4 English Teams-(The Big 4)
1 Italian Team-Roma-currently 2nd in Serie A
1 Turkish Team-Fenerbache-currently 3rd in Turkish League
1 Spanish Team-Barcelona-currently 2nd in la Liga
1 German team-Schalke-currrently 5th in Bundesliga

-It just shows that the English League is going to dominate in Europe again
like they did in the late 70's and 80's.

-Serie A is falling to pieces, especially since the match fixing scandals.
Both Milan's were very poor.
-There wasnt one Italian in Inter's team tonight and no
Englishman started fro Arsenal last week :confused:

-Schalke and Fener and even Roma are surprise packages to say the least.

-If the English teams can avoid eachother then it is very possible that
all 4 make the semi's which would be very interesting.

-Id nearly bet my house on Chelsea getting an easy draw and us getting
a toughie.

-Draw for the quarters to be made on Friday 14th March.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,853 Posts
I really have no idea on who i want us to get in the draw.

ALL will be tough. But i feel if play our best (ie 4-4-2!!) against who ever we get, we WILL be able to quailfy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,467 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Cant see the 442 being used, especially away from home, but I guess it depends on who we play. I think the 'easier' draws would be Roma, fener and Schalke.
We would be hot favourites to beat them. Im getting so sick of the Scousers
that I would nearly love to draw them and wipe those smirks off their faces.
At all costs I want to avoid Chelsea and Barca to some degree.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,853 Posts
We'll be extremely lucky if we quailfy playing 4-5-1 (especially if the one is rooney) imo. The formation is a load of rubbish. It does nothing for us in Europe apart from make us look bad.

Slows us down, to many players behind the ball and often than not the '1' is left by himself struggling.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,001 Posts
Barcelona are a bit on/off at the moment. I have no doubt we'd beat them.
I predict an all English final and even possiblly an all English semi's. We're all strong enough to get through.

Can't wait for the Draw on Friday. Should be good.
I hope we draw the Scousers. I want us to put an end to any idea they had of actually winning a trophy. It'll give us bragging rights over them. :D
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,946 Posts
I don't care who we draw to be honest ...

You have to beat the best to win the trophy so why not start now ...

Barca, Fenerbahce, Schalke whatever ...

Bring them on and we kick their butts anyway !!!

This is the first time ANY country has had 4 left in the last 8 of this competition EVER !!

United better make a good run this year - they have still only been in as many
finals as my little Steaua Bucuresti boys ... :p
 

·
He wipes front to back
Joined
·
27,654 Posts
carlyluvsunited said:
I don't care who we draw to be honest ...

You have to beat the best to win the trophy so why not start now ...

Barca, Fenerbahce, Schalke whatever ...

Bring them on and we kick their butts anyway !!!

This is the first time ANY country has had 4 left in the last 8 of this competition EVER !!

United better make a good run this year - they have still only been in as many
finals as my little Steaua Bucuresti boys ... :p
so carly you picked a great country to be part of !!! dont go away again i miss you . i want shalke. then pool in semis chelsea in final
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
854 Posts
please barca pool or ars. crackin games and we wud beat them all. any1 really bar chelsea. we havent scored in stamford since becks in 2002.

no it was giggs that same game. he got the second
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,766 Posts
it is gonna be really interesting....EPL everyone knows is the most popular......but after the match fixing scandals italy won the world cup and AC Milan won the UCL......so they didnt go down then itself......but EPL is just better now and will be for a long time....
anyway back to the topic.....i would love to have schalke or fener but depending on how much luck we have in draws i say we will get barca or chelsea.......
 

·
Smeghead Moderator
Joined
·
13,664 Posts
Anyone know what time the draw is on Friday?

I'd prefer Schalke or Fenerbache tbh and see which of the 'big boys' knock each other out in the quarters.

I think it's extremely likely that at least 2 of the Prem teams will be drawn together. I hope it's Chelsea v Arsenal (and then the Scousers can have Barca ;) )
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,349 Posts
we need either barca or liverpool and then need arsenal to draw chelsea. i would love for chelski to knock out arsenal and us to knock out the scousers. or we will just have to deal with barca.

tbh i dont wanna see any english club win it apart from us but id choose chelsea to win it over scousers and le arse
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
9,926 Posts
Chelski will get 'pool..........its just meant to be! :p

I'd love Barce, or Schalke.......dont want roma or fenerbache anyway!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
590 Posts
As quite a few other people have said, I think whoever we play, our formation is key. We played 4-5-1 in both ties against Lyon and struggled. Against the likes of Roma and Sporting we were playing attacking football and ripping teams apart. Fergie seems ademant to stick to the 4-5-1, and only change back to 4-4-2 when things go wrong, e.g. Lyon away.

In my opinion 4-4-2 at OT is a must. If we need to change it away from home then that could perhaps work on the odd occasion, but uner normal circumstances, I think for us 4-4-2 is the way forward.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,467 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Dont know about you guys but Im delighted with the draw.
If we get to the semi's Barca/Schalke is also good draw.
Glad we steered clear of the English teams at least for now.
 
1 - 20 of 107 Posts
Top