9/20 -- Howard: Man Utd v Arsenal {R.}

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by babytiger2001, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know what's even more surprising, for the Gunners? Pires on the bench. When was the last time that happened in a big game? That might be an even bigger break for Howard and the Red Devils.

    Anyway, the match is about to start...
     
  2. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hope Tim has a solid match. Look forward to listening to this one.
     
  3. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man U paid more for Howard then Arsenal for Lehmann (1.5 mil)
     
  4. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Tim gets his first touch -- easy catch after a flick on by Arsenal forward.
     
  5. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3rd min. - Howard gets his first touch, and an easy one at that.
     
  6. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting stat, seriously.

    As for the match, very much of a feeling-out process by both teams right now, in the early stages.
     
  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Tim has a second easy catch and then handles a back pass with a simple forward pass.

    Boy - Ronaldo has a world class step-over move. Frankie Hejduk can only dream of such a step-over move. I think I once saw Ronaldo do ten in a row, and the most Frankie has ever pulled off was about 4 or 5.
     
  8. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    thanks for the pbp!
     
  9. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No worries, our pleasure. :)

    8th min. - O'Shea playing very composed in the back so far, very much a part of aiding Howard and the rest of the Red Devils' defence.
     
  10. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    10 th minute, lots of midfield play , neither team able to make more then two passes together
     
  11. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    consecutively?!??! :eek:
     
  12. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    10 minutes gone -- fairly easy pace so far. No real chances for either side.

    BTW - I assume BT has the pbp, I'm just supplementing his comments.
     
  13. Elder Statesman

    Mar 29, 2002
    Central Park South,

    Lol. Ronaldo actually runs at players when he does it. Frankie does when there's no one around.
     
  14. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As long as I can stay alert, seriously. It's about 1:15 a.m. here, Melbourne time. If I start feeling loopy, I'll let you guys know and signal for a sub.

    Otherwise, it's a team effort. :)

    11th min. - United won the first corner of the game, but nothing came from that.
     
  15. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Sure - to be a true master of the step-over move you have to realize that even if no one bites after 4 or 5 moves, if you go to 9 or 10 they might finally fall for it because they become mesmerized by so many step-over moves in a row. Ronaldo has mastered this at a very young age. He truly hypnotizes defenders with his multiple step over moves. That's what makes him World Class.

    Giggs just misses on a free kick. Hit the outside of the post.
     
  16. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    first Man U chance, a Giggs free kick, the balls hits the outside of the post
     
  17. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    14th min. - Lehman fooled and nearly made to pay by a United shot taken by Giggs, which hit the woodwork. Lehman appeared to make a late move on the shot.
     
  18. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    My point exactly.

    Tim bails Rio out after a poor back pass -- came quickly out to clear it.
     
  19. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Terrible offside call kills Arsenal 1 v. Howard breakaway.
     
  20. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    My comment was meant to say that I am shocked to have learned that not only has Hejduk pulled off 4 or 5 stepovers TOTAL in his career, but that you contend that he has done so consecutively

    nevermind :D
     
  21. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    19th min. - Bergkamp misses with his shot, goal kick to Howard.

    20th min. - Giggs and Ronaldo looking to make one flowing move forward after another, appearing to look very sharp together.
     
  22. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    20th min. - Deep free kick to United, after Ronaldo is fouled after a keen run, but RVN can't quite finish, his shot landing in the roof of the netting.
     
  23. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    20 th min, another Giggs freekick , Nystelroy head it over the bar
     
  24. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Well, maybe I exaggerated so Hejduk wouldn't look so bad. Ronaldo with a rare mis-touch after 3 step-overs. Goes out for a goal kick.

    ManU with a couple of near misses.

    21 minutes gone.

    Keane earns a yellow with a nasty tackle.
     
  25. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    23rd min. - Keane booked, for a hard foul on Lauren, radio commentators think the Arsenal player may have milked it.
     

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