Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Bad Week

A Draw in Murcia and a loss to Werder Bremen.
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We're having a BAD week.... that's very clear now. Shit. Shit. Shit. What a pisser. Some thoughts / observations on the matches:
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1.) Raul and RVN BOTH looked lost in both matches. Are they getting fed the right balls from midfield? or are they just not playing with the necessary energy to fight for the incoming passes for them to pounce? RVN missed a sitter that would have made is 2-2 vs. Bremen (it became 3-1 seocnds after that chance). What's up? Tired?
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2.) Guti needs to have his head checked and get his act together (what the fuck was that red card all aobut!?!??!). RM better work the phones fast and secure Diego (better Cesc, though looking more and more impossible) so we don't have to waste our hopes and time on waiting for the moment Guti will start acting like a mature player whom the team can regard as a Vice Captain. His talent is unquestionable... but bloody hell, his temper, attitude and inconsistency is really a massive liability for the team considering the importance of his role.
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3.) What happened to the Double Pivot that destroyed Valencia? We were like pussies vs. Murcia and the Gago-Diarra tandem was overrun by Bremen's midfield. Was their performance at the Mestalla an aberration? We got owned at midfield which brings us to...
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4.) Terrible Defense again. Where the hell is the Christoph Metzelder who was once hailed as Beckenbauer's 2nd coming? What happened to the Fabio Cannavaro who captained Italy to lift the World Cup?
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5.) Sergio Ramos looks tired.
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6.) Marcelo is slowly being exposed as the amateur he might really still be. Would it be better if we just keep him in RM Castilla for the moment? Torres and play Left Back and though he's no Roberto Carlos, he's not really comical with his defending. Coz right now it seems pretty clear that everyone knows that the way into RM's defense is through Marcelo's wing... and that's a problem.
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7.) I'm happy at least that Robinho's run of form has continued.... 2 goals in the last 2 matches. Schuster: If you wanna give Robben minutes to work him back to regain match fitness: pls. don't do it at the expense of Robinho while the game's still on the line.
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8.) I've finally seen Pepe play... and he hasn't been bad at all. Does this mean that RM will need to pay 30m Euros everytime they need a decent defender? (Ramos was around that price too).
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We're Playing Racing Santander tonight. Hope we don't shoot our foot again coz Villareal's now just a point away, and Barca 2. How do we beat them? For Sneijder to get over his 'I'm shy and I'm having trouble coping with the pressure of being an RM player' mode. Make an assist, score a bloody goal. Act like a man. Win us a match!
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We're all hoping...

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