United travel to Transylvania, the supposedly vampire-filled setting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for their second Group H fixture on the back of a disappointing 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham on Saturday that left them four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
It was United’s first loss to Spurs at Old Trafford for 23 years and their first Premier League defeat against the north London club in 23 meetings, but far more concerning was the sloppy manner of the defending by Alex Ferguson’s side.
Of their six matches so far, United have been behind in five, while they have kept just one clean sheet and conceded nine goals, leading French left-back Evra to fear his team could suffer even greater embarrassment against Cluj unless they show more mental strength.
“The game is 90 minutes long and we deserved to lose because we only played for 45. To concede three goals at Old Trafford is not good enough,” Evra said.
“The problem is in our heads. It looked like we stayed in the hotel. The first 45 minutes had no speed, no focus, we didn’t win a lot of challenges and we conceded some silly goals.
“Maybe I am hard with myself and the team but we only showed the United face in the second half.
“We still have a lot to do, but we have to forget that first half against Spurs.
“I hope it was just an accident and we can get back the winning mentality that we showed in the second half in our first Champions League game against Galatasaray.”
On paper United’s encounter with the Romanian champions looks exactly the kind of undemanding fixture that should allow Ferguson’s side to restore their equilibrium with a morale-boosting win.
- Evra: We deserved to lose (standard.co.uk)
- National Sport: Evra: We deserved to lose (coventrytelegraph.net)
- Manchester United vs. Tottenham: 6 Things We Learned (bleacherreport.com)
100% confirmed, it would be a part of the beer giant’s SAB Caste Lite promotion, the rapper is to be seen in Johannesburg on 2 February. The venue for the proposed event has yet to be disclosed but I can personally guarantee you this will be an epic affair.
The concert comes at a very good time as Kanye is seen to be releasing a new album close to that time. The yet to be titled album is highly anticipated and South Africa will be privileged to sample some of his new work.
You never know; currently courting @KimKardashian, the pair might make an appearance together.
Limited tickets are expected to go on sale at Computicket from September 28, priced from R650 for a standard ticket to R1 000 for golden circle.
Anyone from Cape Town, this sounds like a road trip!
All you high-end couture muso’s can set your sights on a sneak peak of what G.O.O.D Music has in store with their 90 second sound clips of their latest album, Cruel Summer.
Spear-headed by the controversial multi-platinum and talented Kanye West, the album which is set to drop on the 18 September 2012, includes the likes of up coming stars including G.O.O.D Music superstars such as 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Big Sean, and the blissfully soulful John Legend.
True to Yeezy‘s nature, the album includes appearances by artists not associated to the G.O.O.D Music label, such as R-Kelly.
A move mastered in the past, with reference to inviting Elton John on the Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – a masterful tactic which proved fruitful.
Be sure to stream this, as we all know, Yeezy fails to dissapoint…ever!
Cruel Summer Tracklist:
01. To The World – Kanye West & R. Kelly
02. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
03. Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
04. New God Flow – Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah
05. The Morning – Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj
06. Cold – Kanye West & DJ Khaled
07. Higher – The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e
08. Sin City – John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef
09. The One – Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius
10. Creepers – Kid Cudi
11. Bliss – John Legend & Teyana Taylor
12. Don’t Like (Remix) – Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss
- Tracklist: G.O.O.D. Music – “Cruel Summer” (nickygeezy.com)
- Is This The “Cruel Summer” Tracklist? (complex.com)
- G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer Album Snippets [LISTEN] (hiphopwired.com)