Rangers v United [R]

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by Soccerholic, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Soccerholic

    Soccerholic New Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Mile High
    Wed, 10/22, 2:45pm, ET. Closed circuit TV only (Setanta). I thought I had read earlier on this board that this game would be on ESPN2, but I see the Real Madrid v Belgrade game listed on soccertv.com.

    A win in Glasgow would be a huge boost toward winning the group.
     
  2. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    the next united-rangers game is on espn2
     
  3. Soccerholic

    Soccerholic New Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Mile High
    Thanks for clearing that up, sch.
     
  4. haven

    haven New Member

    Jul 9, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Possibly the most important game of the group. Infinitely winnable, but just look at the prospects either way:

    Win, and passage to the next round is almost guaranteed. I think the home game against Rangers is close to a lock, as well as the road game against PAO. So winning this one would just about guarantee 12 points even if Man Utd go belly up and blow the home game against Stuttgart.

    Lose, though... or even draw... and the home match against Stuttgart could be influential and there's no room for error, particularly after Rangers already beat Stuttgart at Ibrox.

    That said, I don't expect this game to be as difficult as some. Rangers have been poor this season, dropping points in the SPL and barely getting past a Danish team to get into the group stage. Yes, they got a result against Stuttgart - but that's a very young team that was playing away from home against competition it probably underestimated.
     
  5. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's Rangers. It's Ibrox. United would do well to not give up a single inch.

    While Rangers aren't dominating the SPL this year, United have looked spotty at times in the Premiership. They'll certainly have to play better than they did in the Leeds game, and we'll need Ruud to be firing on all cylinders. Mark this as a game we need points from, if for no reason other than to get back on track in the CL psychologically.

    Is Giggs expected to be back by then? I'm still not sure why he sat out on Saturday.
     
  6. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Giggs reportedly had the flu, but he could very well have just been rested for the midweek clash. I expect to have a clean sheet against Rangers, I don't care if we score or not if that happens - at least in this game only.
     
  7. Pinesol13

    Pinesol13 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    NY
    I was wondering why Giggs wasn't playing against Leeds. If he had the flu, i hope he's over it. If he was just resting, then I can't wait to see him against Rangers.
     
  8. cachundo

    cachundo Katie Meyer Fan Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    Stanford
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    The local British pub is showing Rangers-ManUtd LIVE!!! :)

    They're charging a $20 cover. :(
     
  9. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    I hope a British team wins :)
     
  10. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There have been plenty of times I would have gladly paid $50 but still wasn't able to see the games at all. I'm not saying I'd pay $50 to watch Rangers vs. United, but I'm really glad I have the opportunity to watch it at all these days...
     
  11. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rednews.co.uk reports that Fortune is doubtful for the Rangers match with the knee injury from the Leeds match. No further info is available yet on the extent of the injury or how much time he's expected to miss....
     
  12. thasquad33

    thasquad33 New Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    boulder
    ruud and scholes are findin net. 3-1 united. ibrox will be rockin, but sir ferg will make absolute sure the lads are ready. not sweatin, but we need to get some points in this tie. i dont see stuttgart pullin away, but theyve got the upper hand as of now. get em DEVILS! tha cmac
     
  13. Lancashire Lad

    Lancashire Lad New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Lancashire
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Seems very greedy. Tell them from me that at least one Englishman doesnt approve. If you can charge, a modest cover charge is $5 say. $20 is taking this p1ss.

    I know America is the land off opportunity but $20!

    They should think of all the beer that will be drunk...mind you there will be more than 5 people watching? wont there?
     
  14. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the satellite carrier that enforces the charges unfortunately. But like I said, we're lucky we get the games we do now....

    Meanwhile, the Arse are losing 2-0 against European Giants Dynamo Kiev.
     
  15. Lancashire Lad

    Lancashire Lad New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Lancashire
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    2-1 now.

    Dont want Arsenal to win but we need English teams to progress, you never know when those extra Champs league places will come in useful!
     
  16. Lancashire Lad

    Lancashire Lad New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Lancashire
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I hope an English team wins! :D
     
  17. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
  18. giggs88

    giggs88 Member

    May 11, 2003
    Virginia
    he better be over it. we need him. is midfield going to look like this?

    giggs scholes keane ronaldo????


    or is scholes going to play an upfront role with behind ruud?
     
  19. bkn0528

    bkn0528 Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    nyc
    what about Fletcher? I know he did not have a great game last time out but this is in Scotland. Could motivate him.
     
  20. Ferris

    Ferris New Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    If I had to guess...
    ---------------Ruud--------------------
    -----------Scholes----------------
    Giggs---------Butt---------Keane---------Ronaldo
    O'Shea-------Ferdinand-----Silvestre----Neville
     
  21. Soccerholic

    Soccerholic New Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Mile High
    Anyone know if there will be a free radio broadcast on bbc.com or another website?
     
  22. bsucio9

    bsucio9 Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Twin Falls
    BBC only has the live text updates. The radio broadcast is not available online.
     
  23. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Might as well just use the UEFA Match Centre

    Lineups in:
    Man. United
    14 Howard
    2 Gary Neville
    3 Phil Neville
    5 Ferdinand
    10 Van Nistelrooij
    11 Giggs
    16 Keane
    18 Scholes
    22 O'Shea
    25 Fortune
    27 Silvestre
    Bench
    13 Carroll
    7 Ronaldo
    8 Butt
    12 Bellion
    19 Djemba-Djemba
    21 Forlán
    24 Fletcher
     

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