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April 15, 2012, 05:01:47 PM
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Pienaar will be the only change that the side from the cup defeat, but there won't be any change in how the match will pan out. We'll sit back, try and contain them, Jelavic will be isloated for the entire 90 minutes and we'll roll over giving them victory that will, no doubt, hand them the title.

April 20, 2012, 09:44:13 PM
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Dan Walker tweeted that we haven't scored a goal at Old Trafford since Cahill got one way back in May 2007.

Not sure if it's legitimate, but if it is then that sums up our trips down there. Try to contain, fail, and lose by a couple.

April 22, 2012, 05:39:14 PM
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Everton XI to face Man Utd: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Osman, Jelavic.

What a grim lineup.


April 22, 2012, 07:31:03 PM
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I'm glad to have been proven wrong so far. United know they're in a game and will have to up their tempo a couple of notches to beat us.

My hope is that we don't sit back and invite them onto us in the first 10-15 minutes of the second half, espeically with what Ferguson will have said to them at half time.

Oh, and those of you moaning about people who thought we might lose: It's not hard to see why that was more of a possibility, considering we haven't won away in 47 matches against the 'big' teams. The bare minimum we expect is for our team to give the opposition a go. I think a lot more fans would be accepting of a defeat, as much as it would still rankle, as long as we gave teams a go. We're doing that today so this has to be the benchmark for away matches at the likes of United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the future.

April 22, 2012, 08:31:59 PM
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What a fantastic match, and glad to be proven wrong about us sitting back and letting them dictate for the entire game... even though we looked dead and buried at 3-1 down.

Just goes to show though what a few of us have wanted all along: if you got to Old Trafford and give it a go then you have a much better chance of getting something out of the match than just sitting back. Happy that we got a point.

Thats that.

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Serves you right.