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01 Feb 2017 17:45:10
Hello ed2

Sorry to borher you but seen a report on the internet so thought to ask you on these players.

Firstly, is Romero likely to leave? If yes which sidees are interested? Read Boca juniors are interested.

Secondly Is Manolas likely to leave and are we really interested? On the article I read it said we and Arsenal are seriously intersted.



{Ed002's Note - Sergio Romero might look to leave in the summer but it may depend on what happens with De Gea. Boca wanted a loan but he had no interest in that - if he moves he will look to move back to Italy.

Yes Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Manolas but it is Inter who will push very hard for a deal in the summer.}

1.) 02 Feb 2017 11:42:08
Ed2 are we looking at any keepers then as there seems to be a chance of one of pur keepers to be leaving or is J. Pereira likely to be considered as good enough prosprect ( I know we still have Johnstone but will he make it here) .

Also ed on the sharkopod you said Rojo is still considered as not dependable and it will be tough for Jones to make it past the summer window as a Utd player. So, has the opinion on them changed with their recent form or still the same? Also who is our primary cb target now as Gimenez is unlikely (or impossible)?


{Ed002's Note - (a) Manchester United will be trrying to understand where they are with goalkeepers going forward. They will look to hold on to De Gea but Romero will want to move for game time. (b) Manchester United will look for a different first choice centre back in the summer so Rojo and Jones will slide down the list and possibly out. (c) Lindelof remains very much the wanted player.}

2.) 03 Feb 2017 04:46:45
Thank you Ed

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 04 Feb 2017 15:07:16
Thanks ed.



30 Oct 2015 05:09:34
Hi eds
Recently when i asked on the madrid site about the players they are interested in bringing, ed2 replied that De Gea is of interest to them so, man utd must be aware of that and thus surely we are looking at keepers to replace ddg if he decides to leave so, ed2 do you know of any keepers we are actively looking at or was Romero brought in to replace ddg.


{Ed002's Note - It doesn't really work like that.}

1.) 30 Oct 2015 19:38:26
Wow kudos to you Ed,

What you told us about a yewr ago about the chinese consurtuim it has made the news today .

Thanks as always.

2.) 01 Nov 2015 13:40:39
what did it say about the chinese.




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11 Nov 2018 09:03:14
Hello everyone, so it's derby day today. Hope we can show that man utd still has life in them and are a credible threat to all.

I am in a dilemma myself. Should I join the live chat here or not. That last few games I joined, we won them all so, I was thinking of joining but then on Wednesday I didn't join (was too late in the night so fell asleep) and we went on to win the game. so now I can't decide whether I should continue to join the chat or not on match days.

Help guys.


{Ed025's Note - i have this strange feeling that united winning has very little to do with you going on live chat deependra, but you are very welcome to participate mate, i dont hold out much hope for utd today although i said the same about the juve game..

1.) 11 Nov 2018 16:14:26
how does one join the live chat? There used to be a hyperlink top of the page but i’ve not seen it ages, assumed the chat had stopped until i seen this post.

{Ed033's Note - Try opening your eyes and look for where it says, "The real time Manchester United Live Chat page will be open...".

2.) 11 Nov 2018 11:57:55
Superstitions ed25 superstitions
Even I don't it doesn't matter but superstitions. I have already quit watching us live.



17 Oct 2018 11:20:02
No 'Review of the day today ed1?


{Ed001's Note - no sorry mate, I couldn't scrape enough news together for it and never noticed the time early enough to pad it out with some anecdotes or something before the autolink would generate. I have set a daily alarm now to give me a warning in time to put in some filler so it shouldn't happen again.}

1.) 17 Oct 2018 16:12:39
No problem ed.

{Ed001's Note - it should be back as normal tomorrow.}



13 Mar 2018 23:58:47
Before commenting on the result I will admit I didn't watch the match. The stream wasnt loading and I fell asleep.

But this is un-f###ing-acceptable, going by the highlights it looks like we didn't play to win, it looked like we were ok if the 90 minutes ended with 0-0. We didn't show any real attacking intent. We were playing a Sevilla team that had, on paper, less quality than us but they showed more desire to get thoroug.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 01:50:33
Deeps on paper they spent less money but have better quality.



01 Mar 2018 13:53:41
What about Scholes? He was left out of the "all time best PL XI" by them pundits for Gerrard and Lampard. For me he is the best English CM to play in the PL just ahead of the two aforementioned guys. What is your opinion on him Ed1?
Just for fun what would everyone's 1,2 and 3 be from Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard?
For me it's:
But it's a tough call between Lampard and Gerrard and Gerrard's lack of title just edged it out.


{Ed001's Note - I think they are all very different players and it really depends on what you need for your team. Personally I find it comes down to who supports what team as to which of the 3 they think is best.}

1.) 01 Mar 2018 14:08:36
But Scholes is always made to be like the third best by the English media and I think it is more because of him not hugging the limelight while a player. Just my opinion but he was phenomenal.

2.) 01 Mar 2018 15:23:24
Gerrard is more in the mould of bryan robson.
Lampard was a fantastically consistent goalscorer from midfield he played with much more discipline than gerard.
Scholes was the best english player of his generation.
All great players for their clubs and all great players. Why they did not play together as a 3 more often is a surprise to me.

3.) 01 Mar 2018 16:03:19
Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard; in that order for me.

4.) 01 Mar 2018 16:06:52
Me too Ken. They should have been played as a three. Gives a lot more balance.

5.) 01 Mar 2018 16:09:01

6.) 01 Mar 2018 16:16:44
Scholes for me, maybe biased but he was technically the best. Great range of passing.
Lampard second as he was an intelligent player who always seemed to pop up with a goal.
Gerrard distant third. To much Roy of the rovers. Shocking tactical awareness.

7.) 01 Mar 2018 17:35:20
The Liverpool game against Chelsea were they blew their chances of the title was why Gerrard was a distant third in that poll. It wasn't the "slip". Calling it a slip makes it sound unlucky. He miscontrolled the ball and gave it away, that's a mistake, it happens to every single footballer. That's not why. The second half is why.

Gerrard in the second half of that game was an utter disgrace. He took something like 15 shots from all different ranges trying to make up for his mistake. Consistently choosing the long odds of a 35 yarder going in instead of proping and trying to break Chelsea down.

I know boiling his fantastic career down to 45 minutes of football is quite ridiculous, but that summed him up. He wanted the headlines all for himself and cost his team a title. He was a MOTD player. Looked amazing in the highlights. Watch him for 90 minutes and he regularly went missing.

8.) 01 Mar 2018 18:21:06
Mumbles great post that. That is what spearates the best from the rest. Scholes without a doubt the best of all three.

The biggest difference between Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard was that Scholes couldve easily have played the way Gerrard or Lampard played where as Gerrard or Lampard couldn't play the way Scholes played.

9.) 01 Mar 2018 18:46:54
I’m not sure it’s that straight forward, each fan will favour their own player. Scholes is clearly a legend but look at Lampard’s goal scoring record, it is phenomenal for a midfielder. Having said that, I never bought into the Gerard hype, he’s a difficult bloke to like, thick as 2 short planks he would have been on the bins if he hadn’t been a footballer.

10.) 01 Mar 2018 19:02:16
Scholes Lampard, Gerrard distant third, not because of talent but because of impact.

For me in a team game its hard to judge a player by their achievements on the pitch as it is a team game which makes it hard to judge a player on what they "do" in a game. Would Lampard have scored as many goals for Chelsea had Drogba not been so good at holding up the ball? The tactics can be built around a key player to elevate their impact or for them to sacrifice their own "goals" for those of the team.

Scholes was all about the team game and played like it was more important that the team played well and won than if he did. Where as a certain scouse player was only happy if he was the best player in his team.

I think a better way to judge just how good and key they were as players is to see the impact they had on the team when they didn't play. At United we never looked like we had total control of a game unless Scholes was on the pitch, even though we had some great players on in his stead.

Where as bizarrely I thought Liverpool played better in the games Gerrard didn't play. That's not to say he wasn't a hugely talented player, just that Liverpool as a team played better when he wasn't overshadowing his team mates and trying to carry the club on his back. 11 men playing like a team just performed better than Steven Gerrard and 10 men trying to make him look good ever did.

Lampard's absence was felt by Chelsea, but he wasn't the heart beat like Scholes was so it was easier for Chelsea to adapt when he wasn't on the field.

11.) 01 Mar 2018 19:10:50
Scholes was the most underrated English player when he played,
The other 2 wouldn't lace his boots.
Didn't zidane, inesta all those big players rate amoung the best, the french italians spanish all wanted him and couldn't understand how engkand didn't build there team around him.
Scholes was a player.
I wouldn't have swaped him for no other midfielder in the world.

12.) 01 Mar 2018 21:13:55
All completely different but Scholes and Gerrard were miles ahead of lampard who worked incredibly hard to make up for his lack of overall talent.

Scholes, closely followed by Gerrard, then Lampard a good distance away.

13.) 02 Mar 2018 08:21:45
I think the biggest point was that both the Liverpool and Chelsea set up's were designed/ built around getting the best from Gerrard and Lampard. I think in Chelsea's case that was much to the detriment of Shevchenko, Torres and other strikers that weren't Drogba. Gerrard at Liverpool was in the main the reason the Xabi Alsonso was misused and never the player seen at Real and Bayern.

Scholes on the other hand dominated matches, had the ability and football brain to move positions on the pitch and adapt his game. All 3 were phenomenal players for their clubs, and each clubs fans would say their player was the best. Scholes for me was the best - again biased being a United fan. Scholes is appreciated more in Europe and by other world class midefielders.

{Ed001's Note - I think United fans need to remember, when they talk about Scholes being able to change positions making him better, that Gerrard was able to play far more roles than Scholes, so not sure how that applies. Scholes broke through as a forward, dropped back to attacking midfield and ended up a deep lying playmaker. Gerrard played as a centreback and right back initially, and did extremely well in the latter role as well. Then he moved to play right wing, with his best season, imo, coming on the right, before he moved inside to play off Torres. He also played as a central mid, deep lying playmaker and on the left (for England in particular) with varying degrees of success admittedly, but he played there. In fact the England staff used to move him wider because he was felt the best able of the 3 to adapt to different roles. So anyone suggesting Scholes ability to change positions makes him better should really think about it properly.}



01 Mar 2018 03:07:31
I saw a video yesterday of Wright, Danny Murphy and Shearer discussing All time PL team and when talking about CBS they said Rio was better than Vidic or something along those lines, like Vidic looked good because of having Rio alongside him.
So what is everyone's take on this who do you think was better? I think they were one of the best pairings ever for us but I prefer Vidic over Rio if I have to take a pick. Vidic for me is the best defender I have seen play (.


{Ed0333's Note - wow deependra you must be no older than 14

1.) 01 Mar 2018 03:20:34
Pressed send before finishing.
Vidic is the best defender that has played for United since the turn of the century, and he was a leader as well and a strong character too. So who is your pick eds Rio or Vida.

P. s I am 21.

{Ed001's Note - Rio. Don't worry about ed0333, when people get as old as he is, they get cranky and like to blame everything on the 'yoof of today'.}

2.) 01 Mar 2018 03:31:46

Rio was a rolls Royce of a defender, regarded as the best in the world when we bought him. As a partnership with Vidic it worked really well but as a player Rio was well ahead. Technically excellent with pace, knew how to defend by staying on his feet and read the game extremely well, Rio was a great central defender when great is a too often used description, yet Rio deserved it. SAF built teams on strong central defensive partnerships and Rio/ Vidic was his best in my opinion although Pally and Bruce were very good. Rio by far the best and oh for him now.

3.) 01 Mar 2018 03:38:30
I should add that I go back to Bill Foulkes playing in CD and what a player he was. Jim Holton 6 foot 2 eyes of blue, Martin Buchan another. You will also have missed Jaap Stam another fantastic central defender, all of those every bit as good if not better than Vidic.

4.) 01 Mar 2018 05:13:21
No denying Rio's talents but he sometimes looked not much fussed because of his superiority and thus at times lacked concentration, grit and focus. Vidic though less talented gave every ounce of his on the field. That's just my opinion.
Rio could have been even better than he was he was just class above most of his generation.

What's your take on Rio and Vida ed1?

{Ed001's Note - Rio was a far better player, I would take Pallister over Vidic as well. Stam too. Vidic was ok, but he went to pieces at times, there were certain opponents that could destroy him and he would fold against them. Rio was the key to that defence, sometimes he did coast, but he was so good that it was too easy for him at times and that was the problem. However, when he was tested in a game, he would rise to the occasion most of the time, Vidic could get himself in a flap, as he often did against Liverpool when Torres was there. Rio Ferdinand was a class apart and the huge fee paid for him (at the time) was fully justified.}

5.) 01 Mar 2018 05:34:46
Stam from whatever little I have seen is like the cross between Rio and Vidic. Quick, Strong, Good on the ball, Good positioning and reading of the game. Vidic lacked pace and wasn't great on the ball.
But when you talk about these defenders from past you realize the lack of quality right now.

{Ed001's Note - defenders were much better in the past because they were taught to defend and read the game defensively. Nowadays they spend all their time learning flicks, tricks and how to pass the ball. There is a lack of balance in the game right now. Too much emphasis on attacking and not enough on the defending. Mind it will probably be the opposite way round in a few years, as it tends to over-adjust when it goes too far one way.}

6.) 01 Mar 2018 07:23:42
Guys yoyr clearly forgetting about Prunier! What a player!
Rio was awesome. A unit of a man that could outpace most strikers. His positioning wasnt great but his pace usually got him out of any trouble. He would have been captain for years if he never messed us around with contracts early on. Fergie wouldn't officially give it to him.
Vida wasnt technically great but had the heart of a lion and you knew he always gave 100%. Like Redman said Bruce and Pally (Daisy and Dolly! ) Were very similar. Bruce the no nonsense and Pally swept up with pace. Yip Jaap was a monster. Pace, power and won everything. Just couldn't keep his mouth shut! It was ok as we got Blanc on his zimmerframe.
Its weird though. I mean I've just turned 31 and was chatting to an 18 year old in the pub the other day. he's never really watched Cantona, Robson, Schmeical etc. couldn't get my head round it! I gave him some homework assignments from 1955 onwards. Learning the history of the club made me fall in love with it. But I suppose i'm one of the old boys now who harps on football was better back in my day! Turning into Redman! ha ha.

7.) 01 Mar 2018 08:26:50
Rio was far better than vidic and ed is right so was stam and pallister.
Back then defenders where allowed to defend tho.

8.) 01 Mar 2018 09:17:08
Paul mcgrath was better than them all but never proved it at united because he was an alcoholic. Stam then rio for me.

{Ed001's Note - McGrath! What a player he was despite having no knees!}

9.) 01 Mar 2018 10:22:39
Best I've ever seen ed001. Bryan robson said he was the best player he ever played with and the best player he ever played against.

{Ed001's Note - he was sensational.}

10.) 01 Mar 2018 10:33:53
Stam was an amazing defender and pips it over Vidic for me. Vidic was one of my favourite players but he did often struggle against strikers with serious pace such as Torres. But Rio is the best for me. So good on the ball as well as a proper defender. Would be worth £80-90m in today’s market. Would be the perfect defender for a pep system. We have in a way kind of replaced Vidic with bailly. But we have never replaced Rio. Perhaps Lindelof can with his ball playing abilities but he is streets behind Rio in his defensive capability at the moment. But I think he has the talent to be a very good player for us.

{Ed001's Note - 80-90? And the rest mate. He would be a 100m+ player I think.}

11.) 01 Mar 2018 11:04:53
Yeh your probably right ed!

{Ed001's Note - I always am ;-)

12.) 01 Mar 2018 11:48:47
Stam was an exceptional player for United, pure class. Pity he fell out with Fergie. Now I'm not saying he was the best or anything like but he often gets over looked but he was a brilliant defensive player for us: Ronny Johnson. Cool as a cucumber, tough and could play a bit as well. Very underated in my opinion.
Glad someone mentioned Mcgrath. Top player. One of the best readers of the game I can remember. I used to love watching him play. Hard as nails as well. A great player at United.

13.) 01 Mar 2018 12:06:37
Torres made mincemeat of Vidic. Ferdinand was better, Vidic was very good but appeared better than he was thanks to the players around him.

14.) 01 Mar 2018 13:31:09

We are all hard as nails when we have had a few drinks haha.

We have been lucky to have such great centre backs over the years, I do think Stam and Johnsen are underrated when people talk about our best defensive partnerships, perhaps because we had May and Berg as well stepping in, it seemed like Dolly and Daisy played every week back in the 90s. I know Pallister played every minute of every game in the 93/ 94 title win which wasn't repeated again for almost 20 years.

Rio absolutely amazing on his day, probably was the best of the lot, Vidic not far away and would probably be in the top 3 best ever at most clubs but we have had such great ones he probably doesn't make the top 5.




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08 Oct 2018 09:44:01
Exactly what I was fearing of. This kind of uncertainty happened under Van Has too and it led us to shafting a long term plan and taking the high road. Not the best decision but Van Has did warrant the sack. The club need to quickly decide what they want to do in this scenario, either fully back Jose or sack him. There are options available to the club so just make a well thought out logical decision that doesn't look at what the share prices will be tomorrow but rather looks at where will this potentially lead us to this time next year and year after that. A similar scenario resulted ultimately into this mess and also cost us Saul Niguez amongst others (according to ed2, we were going to hold+ a meeting with Atleti nut all plans were cancelled back then) . Don't want a repeat of similar situation where the club is direction less for a significant time.

Just imagine Sail in our Midfield. What a player he is, one of the best midfielders unlike someone who is always a potentially one of the best but doesn't have the time to take his head out of his backside.


{Ed001's Note - Saul is a fantastic player.}



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08 Oct 2018 09:24:02
For all I have written above (with a million typos- do you guys even understand half of that, even I have to read it twice to be sure what I was trying to write) , United need to part ways with Jose and that is inevitable. However sweet the result at the weekend was, we were down 2_0 to a team that looks like will find hard to survive and that at home. Jose needs to take a huge share of the blame for that. The players need to put 100% effort, that is the minimum I as a fan expect but Jose is the guy in charge to ensure that does not change. Having a team full of players that don't seem like they want to break a sweat go out to play, well he makes the decision on who plays so he takes the blame too. Not all of it, but a huge chunk of it.

I think we could do a lot worse than Mr. Wenger for a shirt term solution. He might even end up being a good DOF ( who knows) . Also Conte is out of Job.
The number of so called big name manager out of job might make the board act quicker as they seemingly have the options available. Just off the top of my head Ranieri, Wenger, Zidane, Conte, Roger Schmidt, Sampaoli, they all are out of job and/ or in a position where they will be attainable a bit easily. A random name and he is at a club that was once a rival to us but wouldn't it be a hell of a journey if Mr Madman Bielsa was at our great club. That would be fun. If you think Pep plays exciting football, well he is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to high octane energetic football, a rollercoaster ride.

I know you would enjoy Bielsa at a top club ( maybe not at Utd) ed1.

On a side note Ed, with all this uncertainty is there any update on the transfer front or has this toxic environment halted the plan once more?



{Ed001's Note - the club will always continue to look at players but right now they do not even know who they will be recruiting for. It is difficult to sign players who want to know the coach who will be training them and picking them.}



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08 Oct 2018 08:50:16
I think a DOF of sorts is a must for Us, and if he is a guy that is liked by Fans and all then maybe the best option football wise as coach wouldn't be the hardest thing to achieve. And also ed1 I was never trying to say Jose is not at fault, what my point is people in general seem to think firing Jose and hiring a new manager will be solution I think Jose is, as you said, the biggest part of the problem but not the whole problem. I think this having to be a big name and/ or an ex player so that the fans will get behind them and the stock value won't plummet approach will eventually lead us into obscurity if not dealt with properly in time. If the club appoints a competent guy who is not yet a big name it doesn't matter to me as a fan and I think it shouldn't matter to others as well. What should matter is that the guy is leading us in the correct direction. Just a random name and not the first choice I would make but Eugenio Di Francesco will get my full backing if he is leading us to the correction direction irrespective of the fact that he is not a big name manager or has never played for United. On the other hand Mark Hughes would be a terrible choice although he is an ex player and so is Steve Bruce. This is already starting on the wrong side. Only half decent ex man it's player turned manager is Blanc and he isn't that great either. Our club is turning into a huge mess and that won't be solved just by saving Jose. It may be a start but that doesn't end there.

Also ed1 I was not trying to say that we are in the same position as Chelsea or Leicester. It was just an example of player power getting out of hand. Speaking of Leicester, what is Ranier up to these days, I think even he would be better than Zidane. I don't know why but I am not convinced by Zidane, although he has won more European trophy in 3 yrs than SAF managed in his whole Career. Something just doesn't seem right to me yet.


{Ed001's Note - I wasn't meaning it to suggest you were saying those things, it was just trying to address the whole discussion I have seen on the pages over recent weeks.

I agree on Zidane, he is not convincing at all.}



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08 Oct 2018 07:41:21
Esq could you give your views on our current state if you have time. The media have placed the blame firmly on Jose but I think that is very much incorrect. Although he isn't the best suited manager out their to the "United way" some of the players have been appalling to say the least and it seems he hasn't been backed 100% by the board. As a fan what I ask of from everyone involved is first and foremost 100% effort. It shouldn't matter whether you like the manager or not, whether you like the tealady or not, if you are a part of the association then you can't have these childish attitude towards the club and I don't just mean it for United and United players. You should be true to your job and fully professional at the least.

It happened at Chelsea, it happened at Leicester too, 2 prime examples of the recent times. I think player power is starting to get out of control in football as a whole.

On a side note Ed 1, who do you think United will go for if (when? ) Jose goes out of the door and who do you think we should go after? I think we might go for Zidane and I think it would be the 2nd worst choice (first being Big Sam) . I think when we go for a new manager, we should do what City and Liverpool have done, get a manager that plays the desired style of football, has a bit of success proven himself somewhere for a few years and give him 2_3 years time before demanding all sorts of results and that goes for us fans too. We should do a proper rebuild of the club and how it is run.

Rant over


{Ed001's Note - it is never 100% totally one person's fault, but Jose has to take a large portion of the blame, over 50% of it, for the way he has handled things. He has been confrontational and never willing to compromise. He has been deliberately obstructive at times and has come into the job in all the wrong way from the start. That has turned the board and players against him, when initially they were almost entirely on his side.

This is not the same situation as at either Chelsea or Leicester. This is a man who knew there were people who were not keen on his appointment and then has deliberately and wilfully antagonised them by making it known he hated living in Manchester and refusing to buy a house in the area. If you start a relationship at someone's throat and you are unwilling to compromise, the only way it goes is downhill.

He has put himself into a situation where he has made it all about himself and his demands. Only he is to blame for that.

Both the board and the players could have responded better to his actions, you are correct, but the mess there right now is largely down to Jose.

Having said that, just getting rid of Jose will not fix it, as he is just the major problem, not the whole problem. There is a need to remove Ed Woodward from any involvement with the football side of things at all, I would argue that should probably extend to the whole of United, as the achievements he has made are those any junior executive should have been able to do. A genuine football person needs to come in to oversee the football side of things, to create a blueprint for the type of football the club, as a whole, will look to play and to bring in the people to achieve that goal at all levels. That is far more important than the manager, in modern day football, as they are the roles the old school football manager at clubs like United used to fulfil. Ferguson was never a coach, in fact there were large periods where he never even got time to get to the training ground. United need to stop trying to hang on to this idealised version of what he did and move into the real world and see what he actually did. Once that is done, then the club can catch the team on the other side of the city.

As for a replacement, I really don't know. The desire of most is a big name or club legend, as anyone else would be an issue with regards to club profile and stock market value. Which is why Zidane is favourite. Because of that I do think I think I can remove options like Howe from the running. It does look like Zidane, Carrick or Giggs, as there are very few other options out there.}



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28 Jun 2018 09:54:57
Surely it must mean at least one of Joel Pereira or Romero leaves? Any interest Eds?



{Ed002's Note - Real Betis would like JP on loan to replace Dani Gimenez.}




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06 Dec 2018 17:35:35
Another interesting addition to the PL. I was impressed with Hassenhutl at Leipzig and also at Ingolstadt. Will be interesting to. see how he fares at Southampton. They have some good players and should be much higher in the table than they are at right now imo. What do you make of him ed1?


{Ed001's Note - I like the Alpine Klopp, RBL played some exciting football under him and I just hope he gets Saints playing the same way.}



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06 Dec 2018 17:35:35
Another interesting addition to the PL. I was impressed with Hassenhutl at Leipzig and also at Ingolstadt. Will be interesting to. see how he fares at Southampton. They have some good players and should be much higher in the table than they are at right now imo. What do you make of him ed1?




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05 Dec 2018 18:20:02
There are 8 thumbs down on the OP (according to my phone at least) .

I think this proves the point ed002 has been making for a long time now, our club has a "toxic fanbase" although these people shouldn't actually be considered fans. They aren't supporters of the team, they are glory hunters at best.




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05 Dec 2018 17:18:13
The day I become a guy that wants my club to lose a game so that a manager loses his job, the club doesn't deserve me.

You wrote what I was thinking. Fully agree. If you want us to lose tonight to get Jose the sack then sorry you are not a fan, you are a glory hunter, a scumbag even imo.


{Ed025's Note - im with you deependra..



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14 Nov 2018 14:08:27
Agree with Fresh. The problem is not just Mourinho. When Fergie left, we not only lost a long serving manager but lost a whole structure, how things were run and handled. Right now we don't have a concrete idea. I can't think of a club more in need of a DoF type person than our club. We need to have a clear vision and work towards it. It's easy for everyone to rave about City and Pep and how he has got them going so easily yet people seem to completely ignore the fact that they were moving in this direction for a long time. They already had a structure built with a vision of what we are seeing right now.
City had the structure and personnel in place a long time before Pep took over. They had a clear idea of how and where they want to be in. Thus now they have a concrete identity.

And before anyone says anything, let me put this out, I am not a Mourinho fan, I am not someone who believes he can't do no wrong. But I think people need to realise that Mounting is not the only issue here and getting rid of him doesn't instantly solve our problem. I think whatever ends up happening in the future, going into next season we not just need a manager in charge nut I believe we need a concrete plan, an idea of where we want to be 3years, 5 yrs or more down the line.

Also I saw people suggesting guys like Howe for managers role to replace Mourinho. I think that would be a huge step back. I am not implying that Howe is not good (IMO not proven enough to be utd boss right now) but for him to succeed he needs a strong personality, a figure above him to guide him imo. A "dof" of sorts.