Ronaldo vs Rooney
Heading 1 0
Scoring 1 0
dribbing 1 0
passing 1 0
long shoot 1 0
penalty 1 0
morale 1 0
Speed 1 0
tackle 0 1
whinning 0 1
Swearing 0 1
fould 0 1
yellow carding 0 1
Rooney is overstretched....he is not in the same form after he came back from his US vacation....SAF should rest him a couple of games for him to cool down...he should observe on his team mate on how to play soccer again....there are Solsjaer, Saha and Larsson to fill in the striker department
i feel that ronaldo issnt better at rooney in taking penalty. 1 example is his missed penalty recently, remember? heading, i feel they equal, with neither of them particularly shinning in this area, altho ronaldo did score a few goals thru heading recently. as for long shots, i feel rooney is better than ronaldo.
i also feel u missed out a few things which are important as a player, such as strength, determination and flair. these are 3 important stats which i feel rooney has the upper hand
, for most of this season, man u has been playing a lone striker role. rooney is playing the man behind striker position, which i feel is not a striker role, and no one in man u can replace that position. to put replace rooney with another striker such as solsjkaer, saha, larsson, would be to play 2 strikers. that is already different tactics. yes, tactics can be changed. but as they always say... "why fix something that is not broken"?
what i am trying to say is, man u are playing well currently. we shouldn't risk dropping points by changing tactics just becos 1 player issnt playing well. if we take out rooney and let him rest, who can replace him at his workrate to do his tackling, assists and drawing of defenders?
3 lousy stats of what i see in him , bullish , impatient, inconsistent.
giving away balls like nobody business ..cannot even pass properly. squander chances given by his teamates is what i see in him.. simple as that.. i see it with my own eyes.. i watch man u matches regularly ..
he can be forgiven now becos the rest of dem are playing well..but if man u start to stumble..he will be the first one to blame already.
u seem to like players as long as they are fast and not clumsy.
anyway, here are some stats according to soccernet:
saha : 17 (2 sub) games, 8 goals, 4 assists, 19 fouls, 1 YC, 0 RC
rooney: 19 (1 sub) games, 8 goals, 6 assists, 31 fouls, 3 YC, 0 RC
scholes: 18 (0sub) games, 4 goals, 1 assists, 25 fouls, 6 YC, 0 RC
so scholes must be damn sucky. less goals, so much less assists. played less games yet most YC, damn clumsy? time to sell scholes?
Its war time this weekend! Gun down them Gunners! Take our 3-prong fork and stab their backside! It will be great if Chelsea drop pts at Anfield!
It's gonna be a tough match this weekend and SAF will now have to consider very seriously if he should rest Rooney at this time.
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yeah, tough weekend for the 4 big EPL teams
Last edited by redstorm; 16th January 2007 at 10:03 PM.
saha would remain as the penalty taker when he comes back
i have a feeling that heinze might be leaving ...
Man Utd send Rossi on loan again to former club Parma: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/st...400365&cc=5739
Dong and Rossi will only get the chance next season when Saha leaves/no form and ole as sub or retires and assuming we dun sign Larsson. I tot they will get some chance when RVN leaves but it seems like its not the case.
January exit ruled out by Heinze
His contract ends this summer and he can leave for free. Quite amazing that Utd did not offer a contract extension considering that he was voted as best player last season.