Manchester United - Birmingham City [R]

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by Motterman, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The lads need to bounce back from their Euro hangover. Rio has a niggling injury and will have to pass a late fitness test, but the rest of the squad is fit (sans the long term injuries we are all aware of).

    Match is Live on PPV and at your local footy pub.
     
  2. Potomac Red Devil

    Aug 12, 2003
    Indiana
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This one could be very similar to the Southampton match. Birmingham City are a tough defensive squad and I think they've only conceded two goals--and none at home.
     
  3. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a good thing we play them at Old Trafford then. :p
     
  4. bigtoga

    bigtoga Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Here's the supposed lineup (from rednews.co.uk):

    Howard, Carroll, Barthez, P Neville, G Neville, Silvestre, Ferdinand, O'Shea, Fortune, Butt, Ronaldo, Keane, Djemba-Djemba, Giggs, van Nistelrooy, Forlan, Fletcher, Richardson, Scholes
     
  5. Potomac Red Devil

    Aug 12, 2003
    Indiana
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "It's a good thing we play them at Old Trafford then"

    DOH!!!
     
  6. cachundo

    cachundo Katie Meyer Fan Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    Stanford
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    BBC Match Preview


    Rio Ferdinand will undergo a fitness test after injuring his foot in Manchester United's midweek Champions League defeat by Stuttgart......... Wes Brown (knee), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (knee) and Kleberson (shoulder) are still missing from the squad.
     
  7. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    I thought Carroll was out with injury and Barthez would be the #2.

    I wouldn't put the Blues in the same defensive category as a club like Southampton yet. They've had a nice start to the year, that's all.
     
  8. Potomac Red Devil

    Aug 12, 2003
    Indiana
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maik Taylor gets sent off in the 34 minute.

    Ruud makes it 1-0 on the penalty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Potomac Red Devil

    Aug 12, 2003
    Indiana
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Paul Scholes scores goals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2-0 Utd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From 25 yards out...
     
  10. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Giggsy!!!
    In the 82nd, wraps it all up for the Reds. :)
     
  11. bigtoga

    bigtoga Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    All in all a fair enough result. I wish it had been a more convincing first half (only 1-0 after the penalty/red card).

    You guys think Fletcher did well? I thought he worked hard, was a threat on the wing in the attack, but more often than not, the last touch/ball was lacking.

    I was sort of surprised that Forlan came in at 2-0. I guess SAF wanted to go for the 3-0 convincing win? The old "Kick em while they're down" strategy, eh? I liked it :)
     

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