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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

PRE Season Footie Highlighted by Manchester United vs Sampdoria


   With the regular season around the corner, United are in the final stages of preparation. They get a decent test as they face Sampdoria at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin with kickoff at 2:45 PM EDT. There are a couple of Audi Cup matches as well as some preliminary round CL and EL matches. It's a great opportunity to enjoy some Summer Time Footie.

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Blogger manunitedrules said...

Watching highlights of United's tour of the United States with commentary from Jon Champion and Paul Mariner.

2:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bayern have had a horrible pre-season . They were clobbered by Liverpool 3-0 in their Audi Cup and lost 2-0 to Napoli in the same tournament today. Liverpool currently playing Athletico in this tournament.

2:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United will be facing Sampdoria, who finished tenth in Serie A, in Dublin.

2:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is the first ever meeting between the two teams in any type of match.

2:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matic , the new signing from Chelsea , makes his United debut.

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Dublin.

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea with the save of the Pre season as Blind made a back pass to the opposite corner of the goal where De Gea was , but the United keeper made a spectacular save.

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sampdoria with a free kick into the wall from six yards out and United break.

GOAL !!!! UNITED SCORE ON THE BREAK FROM THAT SAMPDORIA FREE KICK. MIKI WITH A CLOSE RANGE TAP IN

2:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am finally finished with power washing the fence and patio
just in time for Blind back pass, the block, the break, the goal!!!

MIKI

2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The United wall was on the goal line and Sampdoria were exactly six yards out .The free kick was blocked and Miki released Valencia, who went on a 60 yard solo run. He passed to Miki, who passed to Darmian down the left and his cross was headed in at the far post by Miki.

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, UWS. One of the weirdest exchanges of play we've witnessed in a while. Valencia doing what he should have been doing all these years with that nice solo run.

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea nearly caught off guard as a long ball found Fabio Quags , but his chipped volley was off target.

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Spurs vs Juve looks being shown lunch time on Saturday looks like an interesting view.

3:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looks like United are playing with 3 at the back.. that bloke was wide open... thankfully he didn't shoot

3:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great cross by Valencia and nice header by Miki right at the keeper

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! A great run and cross by Valencia was met with a close range header by Miki that forced a great reflex save by the keeper.

3:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mariner thinks that United are getting people in the box...I like that

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion said Jose is using that formation because Jones and Bailly are suspended for the Super Cup match vs Real. That he wants to prepare for that

3:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent effort by Lukaku

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! The Chunk with a left footed curling effort just wide.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mariner is correct. Valencia is taking people on and putting in great crosses. Is he a new signing?

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Blind fails to beat the first man from the corner

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Athletico take the lead vs Liverpool in the first place match in the Audi Cup. Napoli defeated Bayern in the third place match earlier today

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea Blind Sided with that back passes . That's a fact.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pereira with a finish more appropriate for Gaelic Football.

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ajax tie it up vs Nice on the nigh on agg. 1-1 on the night and Desmond on aggregate.

3:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry I have been spotty here.
Busy doing stuff around the house and eating

3:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Celtic still scoreless in Rosenburg after the first leg failed to produce a goal either
Just one goal by the hoops would be huge

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No problem. I have been using the Summer Break to catch up on chores as well.

3:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Valencia looks good going forward

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What does that say about the SPL when the team that wins the league by thirty points struggles against Norwegian opposition?

3:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hate bring up bad thoughts but... when do you go back?

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hard to believe that the Football League season starts in Friday. The Black Cats vs the Rams and Forest vs the newly promoted Evil Lions.

3:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Miki almost with another goal... another header

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I go back on the fourteenth, but will miss Wednesday and Thursday that week because Melanie is moving into her dorm early due to the fact that she is trying out for marching band. Students start on the 21st , and college students on the 28th. How about you?

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is Miki United's greatest aerial threat since Jordan and McQueen?

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A United pass is sliced away for a corner.

3:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless cross by Peira.... and an even worse corner

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A waste as it's headed away by the first man.

3:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

And a third useless cross...you're a professional!!!

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL!!!! Matic flirts with some female fans. Hard to believe that was random.

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sampdoria win a corner. Will United score on the break?

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Headed out by Pogs.

3:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Athletico one up vs Pool at the half in the Audi Cup championship match. Sounds like a successful drive by Atheltico

3:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stupid foul by Blind.. Lindelof almost with an OG

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lindelof clears away a Samp free kick for a corner that was clumsily conceded by Blind.

3:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm ignoring the Pun King

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Our local RGV Toros are one up north of the border at the Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves. That makes it a noon kickoff local time.

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The match is going swimmingly for Athletico vs Pool.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some Sampdoria fans shirtless in Dublin. I find it hard to believe it's that balmy there today.

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

3:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HT
Decent effort

I'd like to see Lukaku and Rashford on together

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pogba high and wide with a long range effort and it's halftime with United one up thanks to a break from a Sampdoria close range free kick.

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !!! ESPN 45 SECONDS LATE!

3:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN are almost a full minute late back.. Jon Champion said they were early starting... RUBBISH

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion said that they started the second half early. They start on their schedule not ESPN's!

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. They're not going to wait for the ads to finish. Worse than FOX!

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will you be around for the MLS All Star Game. Not sure if I will.

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't think so

3:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mata Fellaini on Miki Peira

3:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will probably won't either. Not REAL interested in that match.

3:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Herrera is on too for Pos?

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A short flight from Manchester to Dublin. It's the same distance as flying to London.

3:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I know that Hair Bear came on for Pogs and Carrick for Matic. Not sure about the other changes.

3:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the half between Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves and RGV Toros.

3:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looked lik Lukaku was onside there

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk through on goal, but flagged offside. He looked on.

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rasford and Martial about to come on

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini with nice work and then useless cross then foul... then he fouled again... he's just a moron

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear starting with the stupid fouls that would cost him in a competitive match.

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rash and Mart on for Luk and ?

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here are the changes.... Martial and Rash on for Lukaku and Blind

4:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two United Substitutions. Blind is deservedly karate chopped off the pitch. Rash on for the Chunk. So much for them playing together.

4:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic making hard work of Rosenberg. Still 0-0 on agg.

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Herrera nets in but offside

4:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Herrera has a goal disallowed for offside off a pass from Hair bear, who controlled a cross from Valencia.

4:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER !!! SAMP TIE IT UP.

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice first time finish from Dennis Paet, but a poor clearance from Smalling off the cross.

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Spurs and Juve from Wembley!

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ajax have come from behind on the night and on agg to lead 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on agg.

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I definitely want to watch that.

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling and Jones were heavily criticized by Jose last season. Smalling sure didn't help his case with that equalizer.

4:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Euros all over the shop in 2020. I think the Final is at Wembley

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Celtic still scoreless

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash is fouled on the break just outside the Samp box.

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think that was dive by Rash

Free kick chance for United.. Mata...weak effort

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Mata deflects off the wall and goes straight to the keeper.

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mata hasn't been at the races since he's come on

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct, UWS. The final will be at Wembley and I believe both semis are as well. Is that correct?

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Darmian blocks for a Samp corner.

4:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Celtic take the lead!!
Rosenborg now need two

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It's as if it just doesn't Mata to him. It does to Jose as he showed when at Chelsea.

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

In 20 mins

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Torrerira booked for a rugby tackle on Herrera.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Forrest with the Celtic goal.

4:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Most the Untied games this preseason have been useless after the half!
I know there are lots of subs.. but they should want to play hard too

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic look to be saving themselves from and embarrassing result.

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. They're making it easier for Jose to decide who will be the starters.

4:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Firmino ties it up for Liverpool with a spot kick. vs Athletico. in the Audi Cup. Will that go straight to penalties?

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Even more subs... Players need to get used to play 90 mins soon

Is there another game before the Premier League opener apart from the Super Cup

4:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Desmond in Vancouver between the Whitecaps reserves and our RGV Toros.

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No . I think that's it before we kick off the Prem Season vs the Hammers where Chicha may be making his debut.

4:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!
MATA!

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! IT WAS JUST A MATA OF TIME BEFORE UNITED WOULD REGAIN THE LEAD.

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bob will be WNY for the opening weekend

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear did well to win a tackle in midfield and his pass down the left was karate chopped into the box and it was a Mata of scoring with a side footed finish.

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's fantastic . A great way to start the season. That will be a great occasion.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Audi Cup Final between Athletico and Pool has gone to spot kicks.

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool and Atletico are 1-1 in the 91st min

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!! The Whitecaps Reserves take a 3-2 lead vs the Toros.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice make it Desmond on the night at Ajax and now lead Ajax on the away goals rule.

4:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great effort by Herrera and then Rashford

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice United corner routine. An out swinger from Rash to Hererra , whose powerful volley was pushed away by the keeper and Hair Bear laid it off for Rash , whose shot went just over.

4:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's double Desmond on penalties in the Audi Cup Final.

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Athletico win the shootout 5-4 on pens vs Pool and are Audi Cup Champs. Whatever that means.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time. Three minutes.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and United defeat Samp 2-1 in Dublin.

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That's it
United finish their preseason with a win
5 wins, 1 Pen Win and 1 Loss

Up next... ruling Europe... bring on Real



ESPN off air after three seconds

Are you FOX in disguise!

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care David
Talk to you on Saturday

4:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Dave. Great chatting with you. Have a great day and look forward to chatting with you on Saturday

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for keeping the home fires burning, chaps. I'm sorry that I missed out on what sounds like it was a terrific win for you lot.

10:06 AM  

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