Van Gaal Displays The Ultimate Courage Of Convictions

Louis van Gaal is a manager that often nudges into the bizarre, but changing his goalkeeper for penalties was ballsy even for him. Of course, it worked a treat...

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tk421 says...

*blows big raspberry at this article*

Posted 2:33pm 7th July 2014

bobsy (Liverpool) says...

i see f365 have found their new bandwagon for the next four months while luis is taking a break. everyone onboard? apparently so

Posted 1:46pm 7th July 2014

solskjaer99 (Manchester United) says...

@harryboulton Clearly I missed out the word "not", only an idiot would not have deduced this from the context of the post. ;-)

Posted 1:44pm 7th July 2014

joemanutd (Manchester United) says...

Oh it's music to my ears to hear all the ABU's spit bile and bull about LVG, he's not taken over our club yet and he's already despised! Now that ABU's is your fear typing, get used to it!

Posted 12:25pm 7th July 2014

Synergy says...

@dr soccer (Arsenal)> United fans are just happy to have a coach who plays attacking football, has the ability to change the system as per the team he has and can take the difficult decisions that need to be taken. Simply put we are just happy to have a world class coach and not be stuck with dithering David Moyes for another season.

I haven't seen any united fan claim we are title favorites or guaranteeing we would win the league. Most expect us to be comfortable in the top 4 and in the title picture, which I think is fair expectations.

Posted 11:47am 7th July 2014

jfrench (Arsenal) says...

This next season is going to be one hell of a ride. United with a new manager and depending on signings could actually be competitive again. This is the year Mourinho was talking about all last year for when his team would be ready and with some big signings already he will have no excuses now. Liverpool will be interesting to see if they spunk all the money away on useless players or actually strengthen this time. Also how will they cope without Suarez. City will probably strengthen and be business as usual. Finally Arsenal, if we actually do sign Sanchez and upgrade some positions like defensive midfield aswell will be really strong. Also Arsenal have already completed one of the most important signings for the club in a new fitness coach so maybe for once we can make it through the season without the annual injury crisis. Cant wait for the new season.

Posted 9:56am 7th July 2014

Synergy says...

Lets analyze. The Dutch have Robben, RVP & an washed up Sneijder. The rest of their players won't make it to the top 5 teams in the PL as they are average to poor. The Dutch are ranked 15, which is currently the lowest ranked team in the semi's. Simply put Van Gaal has helped them overachieve. Yes he took risky decisions and they may backfire sometimes, but as a United fan, I am used to a coach taking such decisions and backing himself, what I am not used to is dithering David Moyes, who couldn't take any constructive decision, rather just bend to public demand.

And I guess this is why the oppositions fans are so nervous. Its nice to have the hate of the SAF days starting to show. It means in the minds of the ABUs and opposition fans we are once again a legitimate contender for the title. Personally I can't wait for PL season to start. Exciting times.

Posted 8:39am 7th July 2014

drgreggles says...

Not sure why LVG is getting so many plaudits for this. It's not as if there were any great tactical adjustments made during the match. All he did was use his last substitution to swap one goalkeeper with a decent penalty saving record for another with a very poor one. So what? If he was that much of a genius he would have come up with a way of getting a better result against Costa Rica than the much-criticised England managed.

Posted 8:10am 7th July 2014

HarryBoulton says...

@solskjaer99 "only an idiot would say that United have got an upgrade". --------- Christ, are you ever happy with a Man Utd managerial appointment?

Posted 8:03am 7th July 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

He is doing brilliantly at the WC, but he won't win it. Brasil will win the WC, no one else. But I do think the Netherlands will be in the final.

Posted 4:48am 7th July 2014

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