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17 May 2017 08:37:27
Haven't been on here that long and I pick up the eds and the posters find a lot of sources as very dubious and not reliable but a couple mentioning bale may like a return to England and would prefer a move to utd over Chelsea, anything in this or twaddle .

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{Ed001's Note - according to those that know the lad very well, family, friends and former and current coaches of his, at least the ones I have managed to speak to, they all say he has no interest in leaving Spain and is really happy there. Unless Madrid want rid, which I have not heard of any genuine talk of that being the case just yet, it is highly unlikely he will be moving this summer. Money may talk I guess, but this is his dream, playing for Madrid.}


1.) 17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.


 

 

 

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30 Jul 2019 11:20:53
Looking forward to the season starting, I enjoyed the cricket world cup and I can get into the tactics of the tour de France but ready for the football now.
Hopefully we will improve ddg looks like staying and he's a top keeper who hopefully just had an off season .
The defense has added wan bissaka and probs will add yet another CB . Hard to comment on the midfield as it may look different next week . I think top teams with better technical midfielders caused us possession problems last season in big matches, I'm not sure if it was by design and us sitting behind the ball or wether we were given little choice, mctom is winning me over I thought limited at first but he's beginning to look a powerful midfielder, I'm not sure I'd want him and matic in the same team tho .
The city and Liverpool front 3s will be looking for 60 goals between them and while we have players with bags of potential upfront it's time they up their numbers as to challenge they will have to.
I'm still concerned about right side of attack as teams above us will get a lot of goals from there but hopefully we have worked on a solution wether with a current player or a new recruit or even a youngster breaking through .
Things could look very different in a week .

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1.) 30 Jul 2019 12:23:14
Good Post Slate, if any one of Rashford or Martial crosses the 20 goal mark then we will be finishing in top 4. If we sign Fernades and Maguire than this would be our best window for some time. McTominay has to start games but not alongside Matic (he is yet to get back to his full fitness i believe) . My only worry would be a right sided attacker, players like Lingard and Mata "CAN" do a job there but that's not their natural position. I hope we at least give it a go at Ziyech, at 25 mil he would be worth a try.


 

 

23 Jun 2019 21:54:24
After watching the England game at the women's world cup, I was pretty disappointed about var . Despite matter of fact decisions being proven to be close but correct it still appeared possible despite all evidence, to portray a sense of injustice to a ref, which influenced judgement call decisions on later var incidents .

When var is introduced to prem games I really hope we don't see players disputing things that are proven as this appeared to have some degree of benefit for judgement var calls after creating a false sense of injustice .

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1.) 23 Jun 2019 22:28:47
Yeh that was a very weird game! Getting totally bent out of shape over a clear as day VAR over turn. Then English players getting booed for getting the correct decisions, but the opposition throwing a hissy fit had somehow gained them some sympathy and then the ref thinks it might be a bit harsh on them or cause them to strop again if she awards a penalty against them or a red card.


2.) 24 Jun 2019 09:06:24
Unfortunately there will always be a sense of injustice in sporting decisions, especially in such a tribal sport as football.

However, I don't feel that should be used as a stick to beat VAR.

Will VAR be perfect? No, of course not. Especially in its infancy while all the kinks are worked out. However, we can't allow those early blips to derail something that in the long run will be hugely beneficial to the sport.

They change the offside rule every few years as they keep coming across issues with the new way of implementing or understanding the rule. Yet no one calls for the offside rule to be scrapped. It's considered a work in progress. VAR should be afforded the same considerations.


3.) 24 Jun 2019 09:38:52
I maybe phrased it badly var wasn't the issue it got two decisions perfectly correctly, the issue was more because two decisions had quite correctly went against a team they were still able to relay a sense of injustice to the ref which the ref seemed to take on board when making later judgement calls using var . It had a feel of because they had been quite correctly on the end of two var decisions the ref was less inclined to put them on the end of another decision despite the var evidence.


4.) 24 Jun 2019 12:01:38
Agree slate. In short, crap ref.


 

 

05 May 2019 12:42:48
Although this season looks like being a damp squib there's surely hope for the future .
There's loads of things we can improve hopefully starting with buying a specialist right sided attacker who can beat a man on the inside or outside and be supported by a new full back, I hope we stop playing strikers or number tens or fullbacks or midfielders out wide it's been pretty fruitless and we buy what we need and a specialist .

A couple of midfielders with good technique and ability to be comfortable on the ball, able to retain possession and dictate a game better would see us look much better as would a CB with a bit class and speed .
I hope no more older players looking for a big pay day who quickly decline and then cause issues over their salary and have little resale value . Offer bigger money to players actually performing and not what they may do in the future or have done in the past . Surely we have a world wide scouting network and hopefully a hefty budget.

To be fair this all sounds obvious and the case in previous spending, a little more accountability for poor buys maybe a good idea.
If we did these changes I hope we have the balls to actually take good teams on next season rather than retreat against the likes of city as nearly everyone bar Liverpool and maybe spurs do, which duznt work and yields city enormous points totals .

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1.) 05 May 2019 13:15:11
We have some excellent prospects at the club, in the first team currently we have Martial, Rashford, Dalot, McTominay and Lindelof. All of which are young players who could improve. Then there are the academy prospects, Gomes, Greenwood, Tuanzebe and Garner are in my opinion the most likely to make the step up to the first team.

That's 8-9 players who could be key first team players in 2-3 years.

The key is to bring in the right people to complement them, while also enabling them to flourish.

There is potential for a bright future. But we need to have the vision and the patience to build towards it.


2.) 05 May 2019 13:52:14
Assuming we are out of top 4 at the end i'd sell pogba ddg lukaku and martial. Probably 300m there to start a rebuild.
If we do get top 4 i'd fight hard to keep ddg but still look to sell the other 3.
Along with the exits of herrera valencia darmain rojo one of smalling jones or bailly and possibly mata we can then begin to look at to the future.


3.) 05 May 2019 13:54:25
Read the page today Shappy. Patience?


 

 

27 Jan 2019 11:41:13
What a difference a few weeks and a change of attitude makes, we have went from a drab team to watch with many unhappy players scratching around with Watford and Bournemouth in the league to a good watch with a fast exciting forward line and a excellent winning streak .
We also have a big scope for improvement as 3 or 4 positions look like they could be sizeably upgraded, easier than say city or to an extent Liverpool who can also upgrade but may have to take a decent player out now in order to get another in.
On the pitch is much improved and dressing room seems happier, now to get incomings and outgoings rite and we could be on the road back.

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30 Aug 2018 18:50:53
I see a bit of great man management from Southgate to inspire Shaw's return to form and his inclusion back into the England squad . (in gest fellas)
Anyway well done to Shaw and hopefully we will see him wearing England's number 3 shirt, and as I've said 3 I should probably point out that coincidentally that's the number of times .

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14 Dec 2018 09:50:52
I agree Ken we don't have a squad good enough to win the league however why is that.
We have bought 11 players under the manager that's an entire new team. Currently he inherited a great GK has bought his own players for 3 of the back 4 positions, an entire new 3 man midfield, a striker and a wideman .
Many players people feel maybe aren't good enough are still go to players and if they are given new deals it's hard to blame the tools he was left .

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12 Nov 2018 20:54:51
You make very articulate points about structure, outlay and ownership redman and I enjoy reading yr posts without always agreeing. There may be many issues at the club but we have been 19 and 23 points adrift and are currently 12 points behind but in all likelihood heading for twenty odd behind and we are currently in November behind Watford and Bournemouth .

Our football is often awful and our team for the money spent on it should be way better. We looked a bit out of our depth against city and maybe it's because they have spent more but by that logic we should be better than most if not all other teams in the world bar city. I think people can find it hard to hear about all areas where things aren't going to well but very little said about the obvious to some main thing, the managers results, style and transfer record.

i'm not sure what evidence there is that refutes every player we have bought was run past and agreed with Jose. To on the whole not mention Jose much but point out all the other things wrong with the club to me is like someone holding yr head underwater in the bath and pointing out the tap is running too fast and the waters too deep but then not really mentioning the hand holding year head underwater.

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06 May 2018 21:09:25
I think the whole do you blame players or the manager thing needs consistency if you feel it's not the managers fault when players performance or attitude are poor as he's not out on the pitch and can't be held accountable when they cross the line that's fine but why praise him when performance and attitude is good when you feel it was nothing to do with him when it wasn't.
To me the buck stops with the manager good or bad . I don't like the way he has us playing most of the time but we are second and in a cup final and as I say buck stops with the manager so to me that's worthy of another chance to make a title challenge . I may like others suspect we are as likely to slip back as keep going forward but that hasn't happened yet . If we do well next year IL praise the manager if we don't IL hold him accountable what I won't do is say he's great when we win but it's the players fault when we lose and nothing to do with him .

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14 Nov 2017 10:35:43
I'm a big bale fan and would have loved us to get him last summer, other posters pointed out it was to risky as he's injured a lot and now to be honest they are being proved correct . Very hard to justify big fee and big wages .

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17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.

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08 Aug 2019 23:38:47
I'm a pogba fan and like him but he has been bad at least as often as he's been good since joining, mctom looks like he's much improved and looking a pretty powerful midfielder but hardly creative, the back ups in my opinion matic Fred and perriera aren't elite footballers .
We will have days when pog and mctom are on song and look fine and no apparent problem but I can see days where we are firmly planted on the backfoot and with an injury or suspension before a top class opponent a pretty big problem .
The midfield was often disappointing last season and many thought Herrera was better than most of them in our midfield, I'm not too sure how being weaker in midfield than last season, when last season wasn't good isn't a problem .
I don't mean to be doom and gloom good keeper, good defense, forward line with bags of potential but surprises me finishing so low last season and starting with a weaker midfield than last season .

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29 Jul 2019 22:03:45
I don't think transfer window can even be attempted to be judged till it's over at the minute it's like watching a 1500 meter race but not watching the sprint finish .
There's looks to be good signs in the pre season friendlies but then again there have been good signs in those games in other years aswell .
Alot of the areas that we know we lag way behind on haven't been addressed but it's a time for patience as they may well be before the window closes and a fair assessment can be made soon when things become facts and not speculation.

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09 Jul 2019 20:40:51
I understand the concerns we may end up with a lesser player and waiting for Sancho may look appealing but there's quite a few variables in waiting a year, he may have lots of options, he may see his future elsewhere, there maybe lots of teams interested in him, he may love living abroad or he may be injured .
We have looked too lopsided when attacking for too long to just go with the same players down the right again who all seem to be filling in there not specialising .

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24 Jun 2019 09:38:52
I maybe phrased it badly var wasn't the issue it got two decisions perfectly correctly, the issue was more because two decisions had quite correctly went against a team they were still able to relay a sense of injustice to the ref which the ref seemed to take on board when making later judgement calls using var . It had a feel of because they had been quite correctly on the end of two var decisions the ref was less inclined to put them on the end of another decision despite the var evidence.

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17 Jun 2019 15:51:08
I wouldn't personally get too hung up where a player is from or what league we get them from .
United had great success with a team of young English lads but there's also plenty of signings of promising English players that hasn't went so well Jones, smalling, young, maybe Shaw . City have been pretty dominant and of what I'd say was there first eleven last season probably 9 were from foreign leagues although they had some squad players also . I don't think nationality or what league there from is the greatest guarantee of success or failure .
If we believe a young English player is the best option available that's fine and of course we should pursue it but because they are the best option available and not just because they are English or play in the English league .
Only if there's a quota issue would I give it any relevance . Ability to settle and overcome obstacles need researching as best as possible but all things being equal ability should trump nationality .

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