Any team can have NO moments. Everton is doing better than us but in the long run will they last? And it is an obvious thing we will come back and they will fade away. They are the Chievo of Serie A, a team that in the first phase does well and then fails. We shall see at the end of the tournament who laughs last.Pablo said:I wonder how Rooney feels now, leaving the club he's always loved to play for one of the big sides, yet his beloved side are 3rd in the table above the team he plays for now.
They'd be much worse off still with Rooney, especially playing the way they are. Rooney wouldn't be able to go 90 minutes every week with the amount of sheer running Bent, Cahill, Osman, Gravesen and Carsley have to do. Those fat little legs would tire out after 50 odd minutes.Queresma said:question is would they have done so well with rooney, the mentality of the team would be different, the tactics would have revolved more around rooney, things would have been very different if he had stayed and not necesarily better.
Prozone shows that Rooney covers more ground than any other player in the Premiership.khimik said:They'd be much worse off still with Rooney, especially playing the way they are. Rooney wouldn't be able to go 90 minutes every week with the amount of sheer running Bent, Cahill, Osman, Gravesen and Carsley have to do. Those fat little legs would tire out after 50 odd minutes.
No way!khimik said:Yes, he wouldn't last 50 minutes playing at the intensity of the running required to play for Everton now. That's what I said, Dagoods. Marcus Bent is covering multiple positions, defending all the time, dropping back into midfield and doing the work of four men. Rooney wouldn't be able to do that because of a) his fitness levels aren't as high as others and b) his age.
He would struggle to get to an hour playing the way Everton do.
He doesn't really come across as someone who covers a lot of ground, at least when I've watched him. I can admit I don't really pay a whole lot of attention to him (as I can't stand him) as I don't purposely sit down and watch United (I just usually leave it on in the background).SuicideDD said:No way!
I usually agree with you on most things, but I can't have that.
He gets all the "pie boy" quips, but he's probably one of the most naturally fit players in the league. Sven has said it, Fergie's said it and Moyes has said it. And it's there for everyone to see in his game.