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VB Weekend Winners and Losers

VB Weekend Winners and Losers
As sad as it sounds the images of Saturday's defeat at Old Trafford will haunt me as a fan for a long time.

Never before have I seen my side be so woefully inadequate in every way and it made me feel sick just watching.

Let's just hope the lads can recover well enough to avoid it becoming more than just a one game nightmare.

But who earned some praise in the midst of a disaster? And who just flat out sucked big time?

WINNERS

MORTEN GAMST PEDERSEN -
By not being on the pitch through injury the Norwegian was one lucky son of a gun.

Morten was ruled out through the niggle picked up in the win over Aston Villa (god doesn't that seems ages ago?!) and as a result was rested as a precaution.

But through the shocking nature of the defeat Morten actually enhanced his own reputation and avoided the scolding that has and inevitably will be received by those involved.

And he even took time apologise on behalf of the club to the fans through his blog - http://gamst.co.uk/en/2010/11/28/tribute-to-our-fans/

Top stuff. Shame the others didn't give anywhere close to two hoots on the pitch.

JOSH MORRIS - The young lad made a little cameo when all was lost and was helped by the fact he introduction was made when United were taking their foot off the gas at 5-0.

But that should not discourage from the fact that his half an hour performance was encouraging.

Deployed out on the left, Morris was full of running and at least tried to make an impression on the United back line. His cross for the Samba consolation header was excellent and his positioning was very good.

Grasping at straws I know but the debut boy should not be put off by the sheer incompetency of more experienced players.

PAUL ROBINSON - No I have not gone nuts.

Robbo was on the receiving end of an almighty hiding on Saturday and it was hard to feel anything other than sorry for him.

None of the seven goals that went in could be attributed to our goalie and he even pulled off 3 or 4 excellent saves.

He was left badly exposed by those in front of him and is another one who should not be held accountable.

LOSERS

EVERYONE ELSE -
Utterly disgusting.

I hope all the outfield players apart from those in the winners section take a good, hard, long look at themselves in the mirror and understand what they have done.

Nobody expects us to roll into Old Trafford and win with swagger and poise in a 3-0 demolition but for people to pay £40 a ticket (minimum) and travel costs to watch those who you support meander round a pitch half assed and devoid of belief is flat out appalling.

The manager got it wrong, the players got it wrong and the fans had to suffer as result.

Shameful and almost unforgivable.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday November 29 2010
Time: 9:38AM

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It's still pretty raw so apologies for hyperbole mode!!!
Mikey Delap
29/11/2010 09:39:00
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The way I look at this is we get at least 1 hiding like this every season, and at least it was against United where a draw would have been an excellent result for us. It would have been much worse if it were against a team lower down the league like us.
Stubbs
29/11/2010 11:03:00
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It is for me and I only watched it on laptop! It would hurt me more if I had paid around £70 for ticket, travel n food!
Susief
29/11/2010 11:06:00
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Rover 23 was sat amongst the sodding United fans as well!!! Imagine that?!
Mikey Delap
29/11/2010 11:23:00
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I can still hear Vinjay crying - he's been put on suicide watch after finally admitting that Shearer may as well have gone to them and they are better than us... poor lad!
FreidelNo.1
29/11/2010 13:51:00
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the biggest loser is still Big Sam. He obviously didn't do enough to prep the boys and failed to impress his new boss.
DommyWalker
29/11/2010 15:27:00
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can't disagree with any of these comments, still reeling
glen9mullan
29/11/2010 17:09:00
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you could say venkys are also losers! they just saw what they bought into! lolll
sasman
29/11/2010 22:33:00
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Hopefully there wasn't a cooling off period?!
Mikey Delap
30/11/2010 09:26:00
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so it could turn into a ceasar salad?
retroflair31
04/12/2010 10:06:00
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