Is it funny that Andy Carroll cost More then Villa Or Berbatov?
Yes, yes it is. But you can't just consider how good a player he is. NUFC have just sold a player they produced themselves, selling a homegrown players whos popular with the fans would be very unpopular if they didn't recieve such a massive fee. And Mike Ashley doesn't want to lose any popularity...
He was over priced for a player who has played not even one season of top flight football, but I think he'll do well at Liverpool.
Do you think Dimitar Berbatov will stay at the mighty yid army?
when was the last time spurs won thier opening fixture ?? dont worry about it bud if you win next week you will of collected more points than man united did last year in our first two games ?? and we still won the title.. just look at it as a blip ..
i dunno whats gonna happen with berbatov ....
Why has Sir Alex selected Danny Welbeck over Hernandez and Berbatov?
Hernandez has just come back from injury, and i'm sure that SAF didn't wan't to play Hernandez for the whole 90 mins, But he's most likely to come on second half, and for Berbatov, i don't know about him.
But anyways Danny Welbeck has done very well for Manchester united in his last couple of games, but i can see Hernandez coming on for him later in the 2nd half.
Even though he got a hat-trick past Liverpool does anyone agree with me Berbatov is just an average striker?
Have been saying this all week pal. He has been at the club over 2 years and only now after 1 hat-trick Utd fans saying he one of best in world...this is a bandwago way of looking at it...Fact is manu fans despised him last season and Now he has 1 good game he is a hero..Bandwagon supporters
Does Berbatov represent everything wrong with football in 2008?
No, I think Arshavin is the worst role model for children or anyone aspiring to be a footballer.
He plays in Zenit St. Petersburg, the current Russian League Champion as well as the current UEFA Cup champions. To describe Zenit, it is a strong team in a rather weaker league (Russian Premier League)
Just because of an interest from Tottenham, which is a WEAK club in a stong league (EPL), he has lost interest in football, at least in Zenit and he refuses to even give 70% of his best to play for Zenit, this is evident in the bad run that Zenit is experiencing at the start of the current Russian season.
I think he is one hell of a football mercenary. I dare say that Zenit's achievements were much much better than Tottenham's, or for that matter, I dare say that Zenit is a much stronger team compared to Tottenham. He would rather play in Tottenham, a weak and mediocre club in England who did not even qualify for any European competitions via the league and have no chance at all to win the title or even qualify for Europe rather than continue playing for Zenit and play in the Champions League and even having a chance to win it. But he has destroyed Zenit from inside out while crying like a spoiled brat and holding the whole Zenit as a form of hostage. The situation is, "If you don't transfer me to Tottenham, I will destroy Zenit from inside out!"
This is not the way to thank a club which gave you the chance to win big things and to ignite interest from clubs such as Tottenham and Barcelona at the first place. Nobody knew about Arshavin before Zenit's victory in UEFA Cup and if you say that his reputation skyrocketed due to Euro 2008, I don't think he would have been called up or even if he was, he won't be able to play at his best as he does not have the confidence that he has now due to the UEFA cup victory.
i think compared to Arshavin, Berbatov is still a good guy, and in this era where football is equal to money, mercenary mindset of players cannot be avoided... It is just the way it is, but taking your club as a hostage just like Arshavin, it is not acceptable, and he is the one who represents every dark side in football in 2008, and even for this decade!
PS: It won't be long before a player would rather play in Hull and fight a messy relegation battle rather than playing in the Champions League or even winning it with Bayern Munich or Fenerbahce. Football is going haywire, and football is completely blinded by money.
What are the odds of Berbatov scoring a goal in a BIG game?
Very bleak.. Maybe he'll just laze around.. God, y can't he step it up for Utd's sake?
Odds of Torres scoring is also as bleak though.. He'll probably wind up getting injured.. Berba will save himself that pain...
i agree that the fact he was still there at the beginning of the season probably affected them but thats not his fault Spurs knew right from the beginning that he wanted to leave and they were always going to sell him but they wanted as much as they possibly could for him (fair enough) but the only way to do that was to drag it out untill the last minute so Man Utd would be forced to pay whatever they wanted also they cleverly told the press about the bid from City even though they had no intention of selling to them because of this they didn't have adequate time to bring in a replacement with the money so they have no-one to blame but themselves!
Should Wenger help SAF out and accept Berbatov on a free transfer?
Yes he should. Berbatov is a player who would rather set up goals with his neat touches and little flicks rather than score them. And is similar to Van piesi a couple of years ago (when he use to play on the flanks.) Arsenal care about passing and setting up goals and he would be perfect to play just behind RVP to set up him.
Fellow Manchester United supporters, in your opinion, who should start against Barcelona, Chico or Berbatov?
I would say Alex has to start with Berbatov and hope he brings his A game. It's a gamble worth taking because even if doesn't play as well as he can, he still has a better football brain than Hernandez (who's a bit green). You need someone with his experience in that sort of game.
I can see where you might be coming from with Hernandez. Barca won't necessarily know how to cope with him being less familiar - and he's a lively little player. Tactically it would be worth bringing him on to stretch some tired Barca legs near the end of the game.
Do you think dimitar berbatov will leave Manchester United?
Nope don't think it will happen.
People think that just because he isn't getting game time ALL the time that he wants to leave. I honestly don't think so. That happened with Tevez because he wanted to play and wanted to earn money. That's fair enough for him, also at his age he deserved the opportunity.
But Berba is close to 30 now, he has years left with us and he's the kind of player who can keep playing well into his 30's so I think he still has a lot to offer for us. He is a technical player and if anything, that gets better with age. Having his experience and depth will also be an asset to us so for that I really do hope he stays.
BUT, maybe now would be the best to time to cash in on him if Sir Alex was planning to do so. Reason being that if left too late his value will drop due to his age. Also we currently have a great stream of young talented strikers coming through the club with Chicharito, Diouf, Welbeck, Macheda and Joshua King.. so the options for his replacement are there, but they will be NOWHERE close to replicating Berba's ability.
Does Berbatov have the best first touch in the current soccer?
He's definitely improved, but he doesn't have the best first touch (yet). I would say Messi is killer at controlling the ball when he gets it, followed by Berbatov's old teammate Ronaldo...but Berbatov is moving up quickly and I can see him getting the EPL player of the year if he keeps at it.
Is it true that Berbatov will be at Tottenham next season?
tottenham are not playing fantastic football ???
berbatov should be at spurs next season if he isnt then he is a very stupid man
because why would you leave a club that is on the up...
and yes they should be in the top 6 next season
maybe even 4th...?
What is the best team to use to be able to defeat Berbatov in the air, and mark Cristiano Ronaldo, for FIFA 09?
Just try using another 5-star team, like Barcelona, Chelsea, Milan, Inter (dont pick Juventus, Arsenal). If you want to mark Ronaldo, at the start up screen before you enter the game, go to custom tactics and lower your defence's pressure (lower will obviously make them much more defensive). also make sure your playing cover and not the offside trap. On Inter, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is almost as good as Ronaldo and a few inches taller, so i like to use Inter. But w,e, try that stuff.
Has Ronaldo cost Man United the loss of Berbatov ?
The Berbatov issue is dragging on thanks to Spurs, what makes you think if we've started the chase at the beginning of the transfer season, we'd have gotten him now??
@M4rky: short on what, I'm sure you don't mean short on cash, cus we've got plenty of that...
Is Berbatov really injured or are United making excuses to the fans for Ferguson leaving him out of the squad?
On one perspective, this may just be one of Ferguson's tricks being played so that his tactics are unpredictable. Then again, it's no secret that Ferguson prefers to nurture his young talent than play with an already proven striker. It's understandable though, as Hernandez and Rooney sound like a great combination for the future.
But if he is really injured, it doesn't make much of a difference; I wasn't expecting him to start anyway.
Why do you think Keane and Berbatov flopped at their clubs?
They were amazing when they played against Reading in 2007, which ended up in a 6-4 win*. I recall that Barbatov scored 4 and Keane set up 3 and scored 2.
When Keane went to Liverpool, he didn't fit into their style of play. Liverpool (Back in the 2008/09) season liked to play 4-4-1-1, with Torres infront of Gerrard, there was no way Keane could outshine Torres, as that season was one of his greatest ever.
Berbatov, however, I fought he done amazing at United in his first season. Like you said, "he scored 20 goals this season." I don't see why Fergie left him on the bench and left him out the CL final. When Berbatov's on his game, he scores a brace or a hatrick, but sometimes he's lazy and inconsistent.
Yes. They're both fantastic players, although, I think Keane's passed it.
As it stands, would you rather have Berbatov or Rooney start for MU?
Berba's been hit with a stubborn case of man flu but he should back soon.
Rooney definitely should start every game he possible can as none of our other strikers have a work as heavy as his. He'll be back in his own half to get the ball back when the opposition have it and that's a rare quality in a striker.
Berba and Chicharito should start depending on the type of game. When United play opposing teams with a fast build up like Arsenal, West Brom etc I think Berba will be the better choice as his technique in holding the ball up can help break down play and create chances. While when playing teams with slower build ups like Stoke, Blackburn etc Chicharito can be a real plus in breaking through the defence.
Im a Liverpool supporter but he even gets on my nerves,He has no heart,determination or love for a great club like Man United,which is sad because he cost £30million,But Fergunson will surely sell up in the summer?