Posts tagged nani
Posts tagged nani
Nani flips out in excitement after his thunderbolt strike
The life of a football fan is a maddening one. Even at 3-0 up I was bobbing around the house with ever increasing nervous energy. You simply can’t take a scoreline for granted in these huge games and United certainly kept the game close with some careless passing and flat-footed defending. But a win is a win, especially against Chelsea.
Wow! Well that was *quite* the match. These Community (néé Charity) Shield games are usually a right old slog - two teams sparring with each other and neither willing to supply the punches necessary to knock the other out. But this time, bloody hell, it was a feisty affair that was packed with full blooded challenges, quality goals and exceptional passages of play from the first minute. 2-0 down in the first half, but two goals from Nani and one from the marauding Chris Smalling sealed a win for the Reds in a pulsating encounter.
Well that was rubbish, wasn’t it? We were short of ideas and, more importantly, a creative spark from the middle of the park. Although the second half was an improvement, the Scousers ran out deserved winners and Man Yoo are left to lick their wounds. Starting with this one presumably…
Nani’s nightmare: Only a yellow card for this? Shocker
The challenge from Carragher that caused Nani’s shin to open like a pair of fleshy curtains should’ve seen red. A clearly distressed Nani didn’t do himself any favours by standing up to remonstrate with the ref, but fucking ouch, that could be the end of his season.
Maxi’s cowardly tackle on Rafael should also have seen him take an early bath but instead it was the young Brazilian who was booked for going in on Lucas like an angry pair of scissors, seconds later. Another match, another disgraceful display from the officials.
The result is what it is and we’ll march on regardless but it’s the frailty of our squad - especially in the creativity ranks - that’s not only prompted our first proper post at When The Seagulls, but also has us worried for what lies ahead.