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Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore

Posted by hakanrylander on December 4, 2008

Last night against Blackburn Rovers it finally became obvious that Gary Neville’s career hastens to its end. He was at fault for two of Blackburn’s goals. The signs have been there to see all season, but I’ve thought that maybe he needed time to get back to full fitness and therefore I’ve given him the benefit of the doubt. Until now. He is now just third, after Rafael da Silva and Wes Brown, in my right-back pecking order, and unlikely to be asked to play in central defence again unless there is an emergency. Jonny Evans has been sensational this season and John O’Shea often plays in this position for Ireland. I expect this to be Gary’s last season.

On a more positive note, it was of course an absolute delight to see Carlos Tevez score three (or was it four?). Hopefully this confidence boost will make him return to his high performance levels of last season.

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5 Responses to “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore”

  1. Carlitos goals are special, I fondly remember his first at Old Trafford.

  2. hakanrylander said

    I understand that the Sheffield U board also remember that goal, but perhaps not fondly.

  3. I also remember one of the United players laughing after missing an open goal, not really giving a ***** if his team won or lost. Maybe Sheffield should look into that as well…

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  5. […] impressive individual displays. Gary Neville surprised me the most and it seems that some “experts” have written him off too quickly. Jonny Evans again proved that he plays better the bigger […]

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