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01 Sep 2015 15:18:03
Hi eds/other posters,

More a question of opinion really but say real have got cold feet over de Gea and are planning on not moving for him at all. Where does that leave de Gea ?

As stated he wanted to return to Spain for personal reasons, and now if Madrid are not interested he is well and truly buggered !

strebor83

{Ed002's Note - He has three options. (a) Sign a new contract with MU. (b) Make the move in January for a lesser fee. (c) Make the move next summer and thake the €12M offered to him.}


1.) 01 Sep 2015 16:26:08
Tough one now eh :-)


2.) 01 Sep 2015 16:26:39
Could United loan DDG (or one of their other keepers ) out to a non UEFA club (ie MLS,Australia,Asia etc) ?

{Ed002's Note - No, they could loan him to a non-FIFA nation or to a club from a country where the transfer window is still open.}


3.) 01 Sep 2015 16:32:57
Would you agree the true winners are still Real Madrid?
Madrid seem to have placed the blame on United, I'm not sure if United will issue a response and are just waiting on time to free up or if they'll ignore it to avoid making a bigger mess. However, De Gea wanted the move and probably still will get it. Madrid are still in pole position IMO, they have a keeper in Navas who is highly regarded by the fans (as shown by the poll which claimed 87.7% or something of fans wanted Navas over De Gea), nor did they give in and pay €40m to United which will probably appease the board and fans.

Of course, it isn't the best situation as Navas will now have low morale as he was being pushed out, and apparently did not want to move to United before LvG spoke to him and he didn't really have a choice. However, as Ed002 said, they can get him on the cheap in January, although if he plays in CL, he will be cup tied (I think) so I'm not sure if that's the option they'll take, or they can get him on a free and give him the €12m signing on fee. It probably depends on what is being whispered into De Gea's ear atm but I'm sure he will probably still want the move. (Here's hoping he doesn't!)

Ultimately though, it's not the best situation and I don't know if all of this is just speculation on my part lol. United still lose out on £29m (including Navas). That said, if De Gea signs a new contract, this would be perfect.


4.) 01 Sep 2015 16:33:48
Gibraltar FC could have the greatest goalkeeper duo ever then. well DDG wants to be closer to Spain after all.


 

 

29 Jan 2015 12:31:00
hi eds, keep seeing that we have put in a bid for cuadrado. any truth to this ? thanks in advance

strebor83

{Ed002's Note - I suspect someone has been teasing you. He will be joining Chelsea.}


1.) 29 Jan 2015 14:46:49
fair enough, cheers ed


 

 

21 Dec 2014 14:47:52
I really hope the rumours of United considering herrera Plus 7 mil for Shaqiri are just that RUMOURS. Shaqiri is a decent player but not worth herrera Plus 7 mil surely

strebor83

1.) Rumour going round Herrera keeps being late for training


2.) 22 Dec 2014 12:43:25
I was under the assumption that it was shaqiri + 7m for Herrera


3.) Please don't believe everything you red in the pappers just because I missed one game


 

 

10 Oct 2014 13:50:22
Hi Eds, just heard on eurosport that Juve are expecting Vidal to complete a move to United in January. Although i see this unlikely, do you have any information on the matter ?
thanks in advance

strebor83

{Ed002's Note - Juventus will be aware that interest remains in Vidal IF he were to become available. MUFC will still be interested IF he were to be available - but they will not be interested in postering or screwing around. There has been a little incident with Vidal that perhaps folks are over-reacting to. These things pass. So one for the "maybe" pile still.}


1.) Thanks ed, much appreciated.


2.) Yup basically Vidal got drunk and turned up late for training and got dropped to the bench for the biggest game of the season (allegedly :) )


3.) Hhhmmmm do we really want a player like that !!


4.) Lol not really ! besides Mata is awesome


 

 

22 Jan 2014 16:14:44
Beeb sport claiming united have tabled 35m bid for mata

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08 Aug 2018 08:58:20
Long time reader but don't post much these days. I must be the only fan that isn't bothered if we don't sign anymore players and the reason being, honestly ask yourself who was the last player we bought that made a massive difference consistently. Lukaku did okay last season, ibra did okay too but was never a long term investment. My point is we're either crap when it comes to buying the right players or it's what happens when they get here. pogba, Di Maria, Sanchez, Shaw, martial, Falcao, mkhitaryan, kagawa to name a few were all top players before they came to us and agreed Sanchez hasn't had time and Falcao was coming off another injury but we're fast becoming the team that kills talent not nurtures it. Until we sort that out it doesn't matter who we sign.

strebor83

1.) 08 Aug 2018 09:05:21
All very true Strebor. But if we don't sign anybody then that means we are relying on Mourinho to improve the players organically. I haven't seen signs of that happening, certainly not to anywhere near the level to compete with City for the league.

Some of our rivals are strengthening and their signings in recent years have worked out as well. So not only are people like Pep and Klopp getting more from their existing players, they are also signing players for their system that on the whole seem to click. So a double whammy hit.

I think most of us realise that the only way to catch City currently is with making world class signings.

{Ed0333's Note - you can make all the world class signings you want but if you carry on playing prehistoric football under a manager who doesn’t want to be at your club the results will be the same. I would suggest you get rid of Mr Charisma and start again with someone who has a blueprint and some desire.


2.) 08 Aug 2018 09:19:11
beast i find it odd that a youngish manager like jose has failed to move with the times. fergie did this well albeit with the help of the assistant managers he employed, it was only in his latter years it dipped. now i'm not the kind of fan that calls for a managers head if results aren't happening as long as i can see where we're heading and unfortunately with mour i can't anymore. like ed0333 has said we can sign who we want but while jose is there i don't think it's going to make the slightest difference so why waste the money.

{Ed0333's Note - Im incredulous your board bettering the terms of Moan-rinho’s contract. Heads should role for that alone. You guys need to get rid of him ASAP and start again. He’s becoming toxic.


3.) 08 Aug 2018 09:26:08
Plans come from the top though ed. What's the glazers plan? Scrape top 4 and get the champions league cash. Sign marketable players with resale value. Woodward carries that out. They know jose can deliver top 4 but they have no further ambitions and he does.

{Ed0333's Note - I would be aghast if that’s the true ideology for the richest club in the world mate.


4.) 08 Aug 2018 09:42:32
+1 mort.


5.) 08 Aug 2018 09:30:32
like i said ed0333 i'm not one to call for a managers head but i find it difficult to disagree with you. his interviews get me angry and he'll never get the best out of his players while he's constantly slagging them off.

{Ed0333's Note - if he carries on like this he’ll the club will have no choice but to terminate his contract. How anyone can thrive and flourish under this atmosphere is beyond me.


6.) 08 Aug 2018 09:33:22
Well spending was cut under Fergie. No value in the market but he could keep on delivering. Its only when we started dropping out the top 4 they spent big money. Now were back in the top 4 the spendings stopping again. Ok as you say why waste the money on the current manager. But it is what it looks like.


7.) 08 Aug 2018 09:35:26
playing prehistoric football under a manager who doesn’t want to be at your club.

Harsh but true Ed.

I do worry it will end in tears, and I really don't want another season to go to waste. Hope the extra special one can at least earn his modest wage and get the players playing, even if he is sad and lonely.

First game is massive for many reasons. The world is waiting for us to fail on the opening night of the season and stick the knife in, so I hope we can get through the challenge.

Also seems like no smoke without fire on the situation with our reality TV star Pogba. Leaves us very exposed to this farcical position of our window closing early but the other European giants having free rein to unsettle our players for the rest of the month. Frequently flatter to deceive but possibly our only player with a bit of X factor so we are in a pickle without a replacement.

{Ed0333's Note - Your players should be giving their all but don’t due to the manager. Look at Sanchez on his day is unplayable but is a shadow of the player he can be and that in my opinion is due to Jose. This isn’t about me being a Liverpool fan and reveling in your misery I’d like nothing more than Liverpool and the red half of Manchester having strong teams and going toe to toe for the title that would give me unbridled joy. Jose is just a train wreck momentarily and with his demeanor you can’t help but want adverse results for him. The best analogy I can muster for my feelings toward Mourinho at the moment is it’s like when your dating someone that is moody. They are always in a bad mood and make your life hell but when on the odd occasion their in a good mood you think their the best partner on the planet. You abide their bad moods just to experience that once in a while positive demeanour. I’m sure the guy is a nice guy away from football but FFS mate smile will ya.


8.) 08 Aug 2018 10:12:08
Sat in 2nd place in the league when we went out and made Sanchez the highest paid player in EPL history .
Spends millions over the last few transfer windows.
This window hasn't even closed but dummies are out.


9.) 08 Aug 2018 10:21:29
There are some of us that have seen the writing on the wall and have been saying all this but of course we have a deluded group who believe it's the players' fault and want all the fair players we have gone so Mourinho can buy his lump-in-the-air giants.

People screaming about some players being on break, I haven't heard them or Mourinho complain about Fellaini.


10.) 08 Aug 2018 10:22:24
And you think there's nothing wrong?


11.) 08 Aug 2018 10:23:49
my dummies not out jred, like i said i don't mind if we don't sign anyone else, my problem is what we're doing with the player once they arrive. somethings wrong and no amount of superstars will change it. In fact the list of players i listed were not all purchased under Jose, it wasn't even a jose bashing statement i made. whether it's the coaches behind the scenes or maybe the old blueprint fergie used with the attitude/ mentality of a player being important has disappeared. something ain't working!


12.) 08 Aug 2018 10:23:53
Moyes. Wasn't backed in the market. Two panic buys.
Van Gaal. Claims he didn't get the players he asked for.
Mourinho kicking off this window because he hasn't got the players he asked for.
But there's nothing wrong.


13.) 08 Aug 2018 10:36:42
but what's being done with the players even when they're backed!


14.) 08 Aug 2018 11:05:32
Mourinho asked for two players;Bailly and Lindelof but went went on ahead to keep them on the bench while whe had calamity after catastrophe in defense.

How can the board back you when you don't use the players you asked for and were bought for you.


Remind me of the time he took off Pogba for McTominay.
MC to ina! I don't care what you think but your football sense is whack if you'll even contenplate justifying that ego-tripping action because Mourinho didn't do it for footballing reasons but to assertain who's the boss.

Constantly playing Fellaini over Herrera.

Another game we were seeking a goal he messed it up and we lost with Martial, Rashford and Mata on the bench.

Tell me something new!


15.) 08 Aug 2018 09:59:29
Ed 33 - I've been moaning and doing everyone's head in for a while about the Grumpy One. I have long said the most important transfer we can make is the one ridding us of our toxic manager. Probably Christmas his first season I realised that we had hired another LVG, somebody over his prime and not looking like he is willing or able to change his ancient ideas.

Watching my team look like West Brom almost every week is horrendous, especially with the hundreds of millions we have spent and quality we have.

{Ed0333's Note - your right pal get rid and start again. It will cost you a few quid but will only benefit you in the future. His once successfully tactics have long been bypassed with a different type of football and his once lauded man management is also a thing of the past. I think it stems from him not wanting to be there. You’re right he’s LVG on steroids.


16.) 08 Aug 2018 10:07:07
Ed0333 atleast Jose shows up on his dates unlike the great Klopp. Tell me again how many finals he won?

{Ed0333's Note - I think he’s not won any mate. But I’d still have Klopp over the guy that’s gonna drag your club into mid table mediocrity.


17.) 08 Aug 2018 16:47:31
Loads of jose bayttering . justified to an extent. He has imoroved things tho. tropies, position etc. No one can give a dead cert answer- one that holds up above all the rest as to who would bring us back. My humble guess is that the next manager who ever he be will a struggle too. Go and hammer me now but i have no answers just like you lot or maybe some subjective conjecture like the masses. No one can say with certainty who's better than jose. but yet he is what we have. i'm fed up of the whining, moaning and so on of fans. and then theres. Jose. I sense the toxics are back too. united are a multinational business with a footballer at the helm. pick holes but imagine the share price/ bottom line success being based on a bolchy, cocky failed footballer. what do you expect? Sir Alex was a one in a million everbody. he nearly ended at arsenal too and we wouldn't be here. we'd be like newcastle. a sleeping giant.


18.) 08 Aug 2018 17:07:26
How could ripping it up and syarting again work? there's three or four changes needed. 1, manager (who could yet proveus wrong - he has done more in football than many) . United have quality and need four players. Top class cb, ch, full bk, holding mid. Now why is a team that finished second last yr, euro lg yr before, spent more than spurs and arsenal over the past few years meant to rip it up.? Its like a drama for the sake of it . its poor reasoning. good lord almighty.


 

 

14 May 2017 16:26:18
Evening gents, looking for opinions on why you each feel the English teams have fallen so far behind Europe's elite? It wasn't that long ago we had an English team in a fair few consecutive finals, and at least two in every semi final. It's not as though they can't compete financially so what's got wrong?

strebor83

1.) 14 May 2017 17:00:59
In my view EPL clubs are poorly structured and poorly run with little to no long term planning. We rely on our very deep pockets to be able to throw money at a problem.

If we look at Bayern, they clearly have an identity and strategy that remains fairly stable even if the manager changes. They identify the players they need and then go get them. ribery and robben are getting on in years so they go out and get coman and costa early, interstate them into the team so when Ribery and robben leave their successors are already intergrated into the team.

Man Utd let Vida, rio and evra leave without quality replacements in place.
Bayern have very deep pockets, but we don't see them getting their pants pulled down on transfers. Don't get me wrong, they pay significant transfer fees, but not stupid money like we have.

I think one reason why they are so well run is that they have ex players involved with running the club. People who know football and know the club. I think we could learn a lot from their German efficiency.


2.) 14 May 2017 19:20:02
I completely agree with that post.

One thing I would add is that when English teams dominated, Spanish clubs couldn't offer the money we could. Now they can, and somewhere like Madrid is much more attractive that an Manchester, Liverpool etc. They play in front of huge crowds, paid the best money, have great weather and a fantastic quality of life.


3.) 14 May 2017 19:31:46
Both great points, so my next question is are we capable of getting some of that dominance back or is that our lot, bar an occasional European title hear and there?


4.) 14 May 2017 19:39:03
Spot on Huggy. We seem to be battling to put a decent first 11 together whilst Bayern are putting together a 2nd 11 to to ensure they dominate domestically at the very least for the next 10 years.

Their recruitment is excellent, they rarely sign a flop and seem to get rid of their players before they become an over paid squad player.


5.) 14 May 2017 19:49:45
Huggy, you've hit the nail on the head there mate. If you look at all the top European clubs they have ex players working at all levels. We just don't seem to do that in England. We have a few ex players who have ambassadorial roles or youth team coaches, nothing else though.
The structures of the clubs abroad are much better. This is also why we struggle with our national team. There's no identity within our football anymore.


6.) 14 May 2017 21:23:54
I said this year's ago that we should have the likes of Giggs, Scholes, Neville being the guys to pass on their knowledge and experience.


7.) 14 May 2017 23:12:33
The EPL money is well documented. Average players are marketed at huge prices as they know we will pay and know we have no better option. Bayern for example could go and buy Goretza for £15 million this summer, our equivalent is Dier at over £40m. The market is toppy to say the least - a bubble that will burst at some point. It isn't sustainable.


8.) 15 May 2017 07:50:21
Huggy. Fantastic post and totally agree.
Our transfer policy has been a shambles and many of us have been saying it for a long time. Fergie made a few errors also. When Silva and Aguero were available, we didn't want to pay. And Silva was £20m. Yet we go out and splash £60m on adm, £30m on Depay etc.
Bayern transfer policy seems more structured as all German companies are. Our transfer policy seems to have no thought at all. Also, some say Woodword is doing a good job! I totally disagree. He's throwing money at clubs and giving players astronomical wages. There's nothing clever about that.
Finally, our scouting has been as bad as it gets and it's time the club changed that.
I don't think we're in good shape on the pitch and we're certainly not in good shape for the near future. Club's have better training facilities than us. It seems that the club is stuck in a time warp. Ed002 has alluded to this many times before.
I for one don't want us to buy Rodriguez or greizman as we're turning into a club full of overrated overhyped individuals with no idea of team spirit.


 

 

11 Aug 2016 15:41:41
Souness article on big money signings in prem, long story short everyone's signings were rubbish except Liverpool 😂😂 can't stand the bloke.

strebor83

1.) 11 Aug 2016 16:35:52
Personally i am enjoying it, all the scouse media dimwits, sorry pundits, are calling pogba over hyped and not worth the money, almost all opposition fans are hoping for us to fail, it is a really good feeling to be back to being the most hated club. Have missed this for 3 years.


2.) 11 Aug 2016 16:44:59
Its always a good sign when we dominate the tabloids, sports news etc!

And the icing on the cake is when all of the UTD hates tell us we going nowhere and our world class signings are a waste of money!

:-)


3.) 11 Aug 2016 16:55:48
Annoys me on how biased they are
Delusion is a guaranteed trait for the scousers.


4.) 11 Aug 2016 17:12:12
Too right Trumours, I mean Wayne Rooney believes he is a footballer. I mean seriously how delusional can you get. Lol.


5.) 11 Aug 2016 18:27:23
i have read many articles about pogba's transfer how it is good or bad, views have been differing mostly on the basis of who the writer supports, but what i read just now takes the cake, this great piece of work calls pogba's transfer a insult to humanity, linking it to everything from terrorism to brexit to blacklivesmatter. it is on the website which names itself on the the term used for ball going inside the net.


6.) 11 Aug 2016 19:01:28
lol i think the article is spot on.

as it says yes the money is there etc but paying such sums of money on a footballer any footballer is wrong .
society is messed up pal.


7.) 11 Aug 2016 18:15:14
To be fair Souness hasn't written that as an artical it is just clippings from different articles that sky have pasted together to make it look the way you read it. He was actually quite complimentary about the majority of our business this window.


8.) 11 Aug 2016 19:21:04
Try as I might I find it hard to dislike Souness regardless of what he says. You have to love the guy for the way he helped pull Liverpool down and help them implode.


9.) 11 Aug 2016 19:32:01
Common sense moyes
That would be goal. com, right?
The worst of the worst.


10.) 11 Aug 2016 20:52:50
Liverpool have had a highly questionable transfer window. United have targeted their weaknesses and atleast addressed those positions. Again we have signed a few players we don't need (Wijnaldum is a terrible buy) and have messed about concerning left backs. We could end up with milner as first choice lb. I'm confident klopp will make us a force but there's a lot of bumps ahead that we could have avoided.


11.) 11 Aug 2016 21:17:59
Of all the Liverpool pundits most of my bile is saved for sourness I simply cannot stand the bloke his punditry is up there with his management style.


12.) 11 Aug 2016 21:24:15
Wow little Al are you feeling ok?


13.) 11 Aug 2016 21:33:43
Simon I'm 6,4 kid And I'm feeling wonderful. Cyprus awaits next week. It's a much needed holiday especially when you have eccentric teenagers to worry about on a daily basis.


14.) 11 Aug 2016 21:43:40
Al, Mane is your only decent buy. The rest are very questionable. But then again your manager is settled, the players are used to him and his style and Klopp made a name for himself not by signing big name players but by finding the hidden gems that suited his style and polishing them up. Matip if he adapts could be a savvy purchase, and Karius has been unlucky picking up that injury, he has massive potential. Not 100% sure he is ready for the step up to the EPL yet though. Klavan looks very questionable when what you really needed was a top CB. Suprised you haven't brought in a top striker, if Sturridge stays fit you'll be fine, but if not then you will struggle for goals with Benteke or Origi. Although Ings coming back might be a life saver. Obviously LB is still a major issue.
Personally I think you have a very average team with a couple of players cabable of winning you a game but probably not enough to really help you push on.
Man for man I think Everton probably have a strong team, with only Coutinho and maybe Firmino threatning to be the only Liverpool players who should get a look in in a combined team.
Klopp with have to weave his magic and get the team performing greater than the sum of its parts.


 

 

12 Jul 2016 17:25:56
Personally I'm not that bothered whether we sign pogba or not but I am more concerned with the fact yet another so called superstar has decided (if he does of course) not to sign for United. Why is it the higher caliber of players choose not to come here? As far back as Ronaldinho snubbing us we just cannot seem to attract the top top players. It's not the money and granted we haven't got champs league but that's only been the last couple of seasons here and there. Is it the area? But then they go city and Chelsea, also Munich isn't that different. I find it strange for a club of our stature to struggle with the elite. Now I'm not saying we haven't had elite at our club but we didn't sign them that way. Anybody else find it strange?

strebor83

1.) 12 Jul 2016 17:43:48
the weather that's all simple.


2.) 12 Jul 2016 18:34:52
The weather is similar in Germany n pretty sure it's the same the other side of Manchester.


3.) 12 Jul 2016 20:17:27
Munich is certainly by far more attractive then Manchester as a city.
I'm sure this is a part of it.
I would guess it's mostly lifestyle, including city flair, weather, food, prestige of the area, health care, in some cases educational chances for the kids.
Not saying Manchester is particularly bad in the whole package, but not up there with Madrid, Munich or Barcelona.

We used to have the guarantee of success, unfortunately we lost that trump with the retirement : (


4.) 12 Jul 2016 20:42:12
Don't think weather is the main problem. I think it might be because of things out of our control.
Chelsea and Arsenal attract more because of London the city that is considered the financial capital of world.

France, Italy offers romance and great food and intercontinental culture that appeals to players and more importantly to wags. Spain offers hot outdoor lifestyle with a simple happy life and great fashion as with France and Italy and even London.

Manchester and the rest of Northern England have the same problem of having the same bad weather but worse the more north you go. Neglect and lack of investment by government since industrial decline. The North has more natural beauty geographically but in the world of Prada, Gucci, Ferrari's and yachts that's hardly a motivation.

The reason for a player, a true player to cone to Man Utd or Siteh or any other team is either for the proud history, the nice hard working fans or more money than sense.
A player who chooses football chooses Man Utd, a player that wants riches go to highest bidder, the players slightly under the thumb mostly go to Europe! That simple. :)
Hope that answers your question and sorry for long post.


 

 

10 Jul 2016 10:00:52
Is it me or are certain positions in football disappearing? Out n out strikers seem to be not about anymore as do quality keepers and defenders across the board. I'm not saying there aren't any but it just seems every young kid coming through is a number 10, or multi position jack of all trades master of none type players. Probably why the standard of the average player has dropped (bar the elite of course)

strebor83

1.) 10 Jul 2016 10:56:25
It's not only you it seems the same for me too. It also looks like a player is judged more on physical attributes these days a good player must be fast and strong long gone are the days of technical mastery. Seems to me it has become difficult to find players in the mould of Iniesta and berbatov playing at the highest level.


2.) 10 Jul 2016 11:41:45
I wouldn't say out and out strikers are disapearing, I would just say more is asked of them now. Gone are the days of a front man partnership, the big strong lad paired with the quick little one. We now expect an out and out striker to be strong, quick and clinical. They need to be good passers and get involved in build up play, while also chipping in with a few assists. That means so few really make it to the top now as so much more is being asked of them. Micheal Owen was considered a world class striker 10-12 years ago. Yet he was very one dimensional. Now he would be considered a decent striker.

Defenders now also have to contribute to the offensive play of the team, they are the playmakers and key defenders.

Keepers is a slightly different story, the technology put into footballs now in order to make them harder for keepers to handle due to the lightness of the ball and the way they move through the air is making top class goalkeepers look like amatures on occasions. This has lead to a change in the way keepers can defend their goal, and this takes time to fully filter through.


3.) 10 Jul 2016 12:05:22
Most strikers are not clinical though Shap. i think an in prime Owen would still get in most sides. Also surely a van nistlerooy type striker would still get bags of goals if the midfield were doing their Job as with defenders, if the midfield is good enough then there is no need for a cb to be part of the attack play. Maybe it's the midfielders who are indeed lacking then hence putting more work on the strikers and defenders?


4.) 10 Jul 2016 12:10:13
What I feel is that the art of defending has dropped massively. There's not many defenders that still go in for a crunching tackle at the risk of getting sent off due to, what I think of football becoming less of a contact sport, with slight contact leading to quick yellows. The lack of good defending has led to a need of a more quicker striker rather than more technical. It's sad.


5.) 10 Jul 2016 12:43:54
Trumours I think you are right. Maybe less so in places like Italy but as the world Demands entertaining football so the high line has come about. Defenders who can bring the ball out rather than Pass to nearest midfielder. This in turn has demanded the sweeper keeper that everyone then needs with Neuer being the pinnacle and why I think we could start seeing the decline of Joe Hart who struggles with this.
Time moves on. I miss the player wHo would get a tough tackle and ride it and carry on rather than a feather knocking the big boys over
Times change whether we want them to or not. sadder is that we as a country are quite often 3/ 4 years behind the change and by the time we do the game has moved again.
England decide to play possession based football just as Spain/ Germany develop a different take on it.
Who knows with Leicester winning we could see counter attacking next year again.


6.) 10 Jul 2016 12:47:59
Physical attributes are deemed more important than technical ability. We in this country have put to much power in the hands of sports science, on the continent they are used in a completely different way.


 

 

 

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08 Aug 2018 14:19:28
who would you move for shappy, manager wise?

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29 Jul 2017 08:21:01
Spurs
United
Chelsea
City
Arsenal
Liverpool.

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19 Apr 2017 10:13:52
we have money! pretty sure we wouldn't need to sell to buy.

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28 Mar 2017 12:37:31
haha awesome ed. made me chuckle that did.

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28 Mar 2017 11:52:57
Hi Ed002, just out of curiosity what do you do for a living? you travel a hell of a lot and i'm impressed you manage to find the time to answer most questions put to you.
i understand if you find it too personnal ;)

strebor83

{Ed002's Note - I am a gentleman adventurer (a bit like Adam Adamant) and part time rodeo clown.}


 

 

 

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09 Aug 2018 10:48:32
sorry singh but i don't agree! i don't pay to go watch business! fans want entertainment, i struggle to watch a full match these days as it's boring simple as that. does it make me less of a fan, i don't think so. i 've never been a fan who needs a shiny new player every ten minutes so i don't really care about signings in all honesty, but i do care what i see on the pitch and it's crap.

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09 Aug 2018 10:03:57
not entertaining though. i watch football to be entertained.

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08 Aug 2018 10:36:42
but what's being done with the players even when they're backed!

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08 Aug 2018 10:23:49
my dummies not out jred, like i said i don't mind if we don't sign anyone else, my problem is what we're doing with the player once they arrive. somethings wrong and no amount of superstars will change it. In fact the list of players i listed were not all purchased under Jose, it wasn't even a jose bashing statement i made. whether it's the coaches behind the scenes or maybe the old blueprint fergie used with the attitude/ mentality of a player being important has disappeared. something ain't working!

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08 Aug 2018 09:30:32
like i said ed0333 i'm not one to call for a managers head but i find it difficult to disagree with you. his interviews get me angry and he'll never get the best out of his players while he's constantly slagging them off.

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{Ed0333's Note - if he carries on like this he’ll the club will have no choice but to terminate his contract. How anyone can thrive and flourish under this atmosphere is beyond me.