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04 Oct 2020 01:28:36
People say Cavani will score goals. Playing where ? As things stands our trident up front is untouchable, there is no place uo to debate.
Unless you give up on martial is not a good move. With 10 millions to his manager, a big sighning on fee and big wages the expectations are to start games. So he will start in expense of who ?

Herrera

1.) 04 Oct 2020 03:06:14
The phrase it’s a squad game springs to mind.


2.) 04 Oct 2020 04:11:06
Herrera, if that is how things worked, Ole wouldn't have played 1 game for United as he was also mostly used as a sub.

There should be no untouchables in the team no matter who you are as that creates complacency and your performance level drops.
Cavani will be here for short term and will create that competitive atmosphere and will keep Martial on his toes. Martial last scored in the QF against LASK and yet he plays every game.

Cavani as i read will be on lesser wages than Sancho would have been plus no 110m to Dortmund so i don't see that as too much of an issue.

I still feel we will get Telles with Dalot gone now. Sancho, i don't know but i do think a winger might come, Sarr may be.


3.) 04 Oct 2020 04:56:03
You do realize that this season is very congested with most weekends and midweek being matchday for 1 comp or other. Also with the little known thing called C.V. players might miss some games due to positive test or quarantine.

Maybe you can take a look at Liverpool right now. They signed Jota to be a backup. Right now Sadio Mane is out with C. V. So while Mane is self isolating, Jota willm fill in for him.

Also we didn't have a single forward on the sub bench against Brighton in the PL.

If there has ever been a season when having a good option to cover, its this season. No matter who we see as first choice, the chances are they will miss a few games due to one factor or another.


4.) 04 Oct 2020 07:00:43
Cavani probably = Sanchez Mk2.


5.) 04 Oct 2020 07:14:34
I think he will rotate with the other 3.


6.) 04 Oct 2020 07:45:10
Sanchez never wanted to come to United in the first place so i don't see how it could be similar.


7.) 04 Oct 2020 08:06:05
Disagree. We desperately needed a centre forward to:

A) put pressure on Martial, who sometimes plays as if he has no competition for his place.

B) fill in for Martial, especially with the upcoming Tues/ Weds/ Sat/ Sun set of fixtures. Ighalo couldn’t have done this well enough.

C) be on the bench for when we need a plan B.

D) show our three excellent young forwards how to score ‘scruffy’ goals.

Cavani will do all four far, far better than Ighalo. For a combined 25 (ish) million over two years inclusive of wages and agent fees.

Absolute no brainer for me.

Now for a RW, LB and CB. 😂.


8.) 04 Oct 2020 08:57:16
We need another forward, we will play around 60 games this season and in a shorter time period than a normal season.

Radical idea: Why don’t we wait a few months to see how things pan out rather than doom Cavani to failure before he’s even signed a contract.


9.) 04 Oct 2020 10:10:32
I like Cavani, he'll provide different options for the squad across the front. Rashford and Greenwood can all play on the right. Why not for a season or two. Sancho is an excellent player but I'd much prefer to see a decent centre back brought in with some of the money that would of been spent on him.

Separate issue here, but does anybody think Wan Bissaka could possibly play in the centre back position? I'm not saying he should or shouldn't, I'm just wondering what other, more knowledgeable posters think.

Have a great weekend everyone, fingers crossed for three points today.


10.) 04 Oct 2020 11:19:31
Martial is nowhere near consistent enough to be leading the line for Manchester United. Even if it's for one or two seasons Cavani could have an impact similar to Ibrahimovic, which although did have injured spells was still a decent period for the club. I'm in!


11.) 04 Oct 2020 11:25:49
If he can stay for, its an astute signing. Classy, winner, worker, professiona, he could have an impact.


12.) 04 Oct 2020 12:00:18
The question for me is why did they wait until now to get Cavani? He has been available for months, why didn’t we get him at the beginning of the season? Have they suddenly realised Martial is inconsistent and Ighalo is someone who really wasn’t good enough for the Premier League?

I think Cavani is a useful addition if he stays fit, we needed a striker, but it doesn’t look part of a plan. Personally I would have gone for Jovic at Madrid. Let’s see how Cavani does, but what plan was it part of?


13.) 04 Oct 2020 12:43:40
Herrera iur front 3 can't start every game. Assuming they start 30 league games each which would be a first for any of them then cavaini has 24 starts. It makes sense to me. i'd rather have cavaini starting those 24 than lingard or james but that's just me.
We need strength in depth up there and we get it and you are unhappy?
Could be a very astute signing. We are desperately short of experience consistency and know how in our front line.
A bit like if we had signed grealish i'm hopeful but not over expectant.


14.) 04 Oct 2020 13:31:52
Ken if its 40+ millions for two years for a squad player with injuries problems that's a problem. 10 millions a year to player, 10 to manager and 10 sighning on fee maybe.

I want options upfront because it is a squad game but i would prefer someone cheaper and a lot younger with legs who can understand his squad role better than Cavani. And if i would buy an older it would be Zirou to have a different option because his hold up play is excellent.

Its not like we buyed a class player who is technically excellent and its not a problem if he legs has gone because he has other attributes. Cavani did use his legs, his strength was his legs, his runs. He was never was excellent finisher, he was never was excellent with the ball and he was never was technically excellent.

He scored a lot because he run a lot, have a decent finishing (usually) and involved in many chances) . So if his legs have gone he is half the player he was because psishicallity was his numper one strength. This and the fact that with the money involved he must play no matter how bad he is, he is a risk not worth taking.


15.) 04 Oct 2020 14:06:33
Herrera
I think we can all agree that we shouldn’t be too concerned about the exact financial details as both - we don’t know them exactly (at least till next financial reports) and we don’t really know if it really hurts us that much financially

From a football player perspective, it looks like your assessment is off in terms not being a good finisher and only about running. Like many have said, waiting all summer to do this (Cavani reduced his demand too now) seems desperate but also - would we rather not have him now in the position we are in today? If the club does sign him, I hope we can give the player a chance before writing him off.


16.) 04 Oct 2020 14:56:08
Have his legs gone?


17.) 04 Oct 2020 15:52:56
Ken,

Don’t think so, 3 seasons ago he scored 49 goals in all competitions, just had a few injuries last season, PSG fans wanted him to stay from what I’ve read, works hard for the team and scored goals.


18.) 04 Oct 2020 16:23:29
One season ago Sanchez was one of the best players in Premier League too. But in some cases especially at 30 the downfall is a matter of 2-3 injuries. Our own Giggs would never have played until 40 so well if he had injuries problems at 32-33.
People say he only had injurie problems the previous two season like it is a coincidence. The truth is that for because he is the wrong side of 30 the injuries started for good.


19.) 04 Oct 2020 17:57:16
Herrera,

Terrible example, Giggs had a lot of injuries at 32-33.


20.) 05 Oct 2020 10:45:14
Cavani is a good signing. Ighalo isn't good enough and he goes in January and he poses no threat to Martial's position. It may give Martial a kick up the arse now his position is properly under threat.


21.) 05 Oct 2020 22:22:17
Whatever Manchester United’s transfer strategy was this summer, it didn’t involve signing a 33-year-old free agent at the last minute.


22.) 05 Oct 2020 22:23:25
Untouchable? They struggled to score against Palace. They won't get a sniff today either, hardly untouchable.


 

 

13 Apr 2020 14:24:28
Hi Ed002. In another page you said that Madrid will likely bid for Haaland. Do we still have interest in player ? And although i don't believe it, has Raiola put a release clause of 75 million in his contract ?

Herrera

{Ed002's Note - There is no chance of him moving to Manchester United I am afraid. I am not sure why yoo mention a release clause.}


1.) 13 Apr 2020 15:25:27
I guess it was my fault Ed002 i asked about a release clause. Thanks for quick response.


 

 

 

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15 Feb 2021 22:12:37
We are going nowhere with mentality. Lost or draw a game and it is the "x" who let us down or "z" etc. But when we were so so lucky to win a game (almost) none said that it was the luck and the "x" or "z" who saved us.
The truth is we have the same problems like when we had the "good run". When some of us told that we got pelters and we were accused that "we were satisfied with nothing". This team is nowhere near where must have been as a team. No matter what the players are. We are lucky and in false position, we had 3-4 good games all year. The main reason we are where we are is luck and the Bruno effect. Nothing else.

Herrera

1.) 15 Feb 2021 23:13:18
Herrera.
As you know I'm not a fan of our current coach and coaching team.
I think to out our position down to luck.
We are 24 games in and sit 2nd and deserve to be there.
The team has been resilient and as you say have put in 5 or 6 really good entertaining displays this season. But the rest of the matches have been a complete bore fest imo. Plenty of good results many in games that could have gone the other way but its not all luck. Confidence grew and we rode our luck and game back in lots of games. Primarily through bruno who along with Shaw has delivered most weeks.
We have seen those runs before under ole but now we are on an equally familiar downward spiral.
I didn't feel right to moan while we were winning. I said I'm happier with crap football and good results but if it returned to crap football and crap results I'd be calling for his head again. They worked hard to built a buffer To our other top 4 rivals for me now its a case of hanging on and hoping they don't improve. I don't think liverpool are too far away from clicking.
I've absolutely no expectancy and no faith in ole but I'm hoping this dip will bottom out soon enough.
Newcastle Chelsea City West ham are our next 4 league games with euro games and a cup 1/ 4 final in that run too. Let's hope we come through with some of our buffer still in place. With 10 games to go.


2.) 16 Feb 2021 00:09:05
The only improve we have is in confidence Ken and psychology. Ole portects his players and they play for him . That alone suggests that we are a happier place than with Mourinho. To be fair being better than the toxicity of Mourinho isn't too difficult. The bar is too low.
We have seen 5-6 good matches? You can say the same for a single Premier League team too. This is not an improvement.
I see an overaction with results because everyone see we are second and say wow. Are they so good? We lost 4 semi finals. In first season when it was difficult to lose 4 place we bottle it. Second season we were almost tie with Chelsea and Leicester.
This season that you all say how good we are doing we have already lost Champions League football, we are tie with Leicester and 4 points above Chelsea. A team that is doing fine (us) with a team not doing well. And only 6 points above Liverpool who has a hell lot of injuries and bad fortune.
I never was a fan of judging a team only from the league position because you can only take care of your own team and its fortune. Not others fortune. So you can be fifth and in the right direction because of bad luck, others being better, others overachieving etc. Or you can be first or second and in the wrong direction because others underachieving you are lucky etc. Personally i don't see a team close enough to be a top team and a team that are really good to challenge. We are where we are because of luck.


3.) 16 Feb 2021 00:51:57
you win nothing with clowns they belonng in a circus. the next few games will see u drop out of the top four. the sideways and backwards will not change the only difference is the two clowns before won trophyies.


4.) 16 Feb 2021 05:01:40
Doomsday brigade on here.

The forward line is not clicking at all. We need to find a way to get it going. We should expect more from them. Sometimes giving them the ball in space quickly should be enough for them to create something. Martial is not the same player as he was earlier in the season even. Rashford is overthinking and need to get going again (check his goals and assist stats for the league if you doubt he should still be a first team starter) and we are learning how to play with cavani - an actual striker.

Then you have refs calls. Whatever way you look at it, we had a few that didn't go our way. From Maguire's non foul at the back post a few weeks back, to Victor being mugged this week. I'm sure they will even out eventually.


5.) 16 Feb 2021 06:37:42
I will write it again

The team has no pattern of play, the sole tactic, no matter how the other team set up is move it wide to the full backs and then go inside and slowly across. Then look for an opening, repeat ad nauseum. We rarely manoeuvre to get behind and crosses are greeted with surprise. At WBA I watched Rashford get a yard on the full back, our forwards in the middle ready, yet he went back, then beat the full back again and yep went backwards. It’s what used to drive RVN mad yet it is what we do. Scared to give the ball away. Bruno tries things so gets shouted at by Ole, the ones that pass safely back don’t get shouted at. That in a nutshell is what is an issue. Safety first, don’t lose football. It looks like the sole way of playing. Fine if the opposition actually come out but when they sit deep we seem stuffed. Tactical naivety.

No doubt we will have some good games, score goals again but the same inconsistency will be with us whilst we have the present one tactic manager.


6.) 16 Feb 2021 08:29:50
This argument again.

We are 2nd because we have the 2nd most points.

Granted we’ve been poor in a number of games, but the league table does not lie.


7.) 16 Feb 2021 09:14:06
Typical Red Man, says we have no pattern of play then goes on to discribe our pattern of play.

I don't think you actually know what you're talking about, you've grabbed on to a buzz word and keep trying to drive home a near pointless point.

A pattern of play is exactly that a bloody pattern. Look up what a pattern is, it is a repeated design. The key word is REPEATED.

So when you say we keep doing the same thing over and over again what you are describing is a pattern of play.

What we lack is variation of play, the ability to do something outside of the pattern which catches the opposition off guard and creates a chance because we have lulled the opposition into thinking we will do one thing then doing another.

The problem is and I will say it again, we lack the creative individuals who can come up with something that goes against the normal pattern of play. Our wide players are strikers, players whose first instinct is to cut in on to their stronger foot to fashion a shooting opportunity.

Other than Pogba we don't have any deeper midfielders who are capable of quicker more expansive passing.

We need a creative wide player, someone who will mix things up and play in a different way. Maybe Diallo might be that player, but it might be a bit much to expect a young lad with only a handful of senior appearances and none yet in England to change things.

I keep hearing it's the managers fault, he's clueless etc etc, yet none of these people saying this can actually offer a solution with the players we have.


8.) 16 Feb 2021 09:32:52
Shappy I have a solution. Sack all the coaching staff and give every poster on here 1 game to see what we can do. At least it would be fun and not dull and boring like the last 7 years. We just keep going round in circles.


9.) 16 Feb 2021 10:14:34
Red Man,

Got to admit that was a funny first line on your post, describing the thing you said we don't have, knew I would look down and see Shappy pointing that out as well.

I think we have shown we can be entertaining but unfortunately when we play attacking we can't defend and when we concentrate on defence it nullifies the attack, we don't seem to be able to put the 2 together in the majority of games. The form is poor and needs to change quickly. I read this morning Ole only has a contract until the end of next season, I dread to think what this site will be like if they extend it during our next awesome run of results!


10.) 16 Feb 2021 11:14:50
GDS2, I hope our decision makers wait till the end of the season before extending Ole's contract.

They must evaluate the progress, assess other coaching options (if there is no progress) best suited to the club.


11.) 16 Feb 2021 11:35:46
Rashford is driving me mad at the moment. He is constantly trying to do to much trying to dribble through 3 or 4 players with his head down when is has options to pass the ball. He is so frustrating to watch.

Martial is non existent and doesn't deserve a place in the first 11. His body language is dreadful, he looks like he's reverted back to the old sad and sulky Martial.

I would rather Greenwood play on the right, Rashford on the left and Cavani through the centre.

The defence is a shambles especially Maguire and Lindelöf. Every time West Brom went forward (which wasn't much) they looked like they were going to score or at least create a decent chance.

That was a dreadful watch on Sunday, it was embarrassing.


12.) 16 Feb 2021 11:41:34
I doubt they would extend his contract before its clear where the club will finish. That said the only real problem at our club is that from the top we are run by rank armatures, so it really wouldn't surprise me if they extended Ole's contract during a run of poor form in an attempt to boost confidence.

Some people are adamant that Ole isn't the right man, and I expect ultimately they will be proven right. I mean if you back a football manager to be sacked you'll be right 9 times out of 10. Just a matter of time.

Yet the reality is Moyes wasn't the right man, neither was LvG, or Jose now Ole.
So why do people think that the decision makers who thought these managers were the right fit for the club, or that Harry Maguire was worth 80m, or any of the other expensive flops they have signed were good players. Why does anyone have any confidence that these people will sign a good manager next time? Or back them with good signings.

I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if we sacked Ole, hired Southgate then signed Mings as our top signing in the summer.

Would that be Ole's fault too?

Yeah, Ole probably isn't the right man, but he finished 3rd last season when most thought we would struggle to get 6th, while he has us in 2nd currently. He isn't the sharpest tactician, but he doesn't have a great deal to work with to be fair. I would argue that based on a COMBINATION of Ole's ability as a manager AND the quality of players he has available that currently the team is over achieving.

If the manager is over achieving then how can he be the root problem? Maybe if the club was run properly, with a clear structure, with a clear vision and with top people in the right positions.
Then maybe we wouldn't see decisions like Phil Jones getting his contract extended, or Romero being messed about, trying to get a few extra million out of Everton for Rojo for them to pull out of the deal and the club pay Rojo to holiday in Argentina for 18 months before cancelling the final 6 months of his contract and paying him to leave. Maybe we would see some clarity in the players we sign, players bought to play a certain style, that fit a certain criteria, that might mean we build a squad that works well together giving the manager (whoever he is) the best chance of success.

If you are unhappy with where we are as a club then point the blame at the people who have made the decisions that have got us here.


13.) 16 Feb 2021 12:16:43
Don't know what's happened to Rashford. He carried the team last year pre lockdown, he's not the same player now.


14.) 16 Feb 2021 12:20:15
Shappy

We are using a tactic but are using the same one no matter what the situation despite knowing it won’t work. In the words attributed to Einstein “ The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ”

Perhaps we should use the words successful pattern as with what Pep and Klopp set up

Is the manager over achieving? Semi defeats and out of the Champions League. Judgement should be made when results are totted up, not in between.

Personally I think the team could do a lot better, the individuals as a team could improve with a more successful pattern, better coaching, a pattern that works more consistently is better thought out.

Your argument always comes back to Ole overachieving, I can’t see that until he wins something and see improvement in style on the pitch. We have had a great chance to challenge, yet have been poor recently, Ole hasn’t learned from previous poor patches, that isn’t overachieving.

We still have a chance in the league, in the FA Cup, Ole can still prove me wrong, I hope he does but I can’t see it, anymore than I can see a successful pattern there either.


15.) 16 Feb 2021 12:52:32
Fearmongering Shappy. That's what you're doing. We don't know that the decision makers will make the right appointment, that doesn't mean they shouldn't?

I do enjoy your posts but the last few have been very contradictory in an attempt to absolve the manager of any blame.

We've a poor squad according to you. But the players that have arrived are Maguire, AWB, Bruno, VDB, Telles, James, Cavani and a few kids. Players that have left are Smalling, young, Herrera, Lukaku, Valencia, Darmain, Sanchez and Fellaini.

I think the squad is in a much better posistion that Oles predecessors squad.

Ole is certainly not over achieving! He's won nothing. Zero. Finished 6th and 3rd. He's doing the bare minimum to keep himself in a job. You can take all the snapshots you want of us topping the table last month, means nothing.

Title challenge was over before it began. Now we have the F. A cup and the Europa League, which you said you didn't enjoy winning. Maybe that was because of who our manager was. Maybe if Ole lifts it, you'll be able to enjoy this one.

Our goal was to close the gap on the league leaders. We were 6 points behind 1st place with 45 points to play for and the manager said "We're not in the title race" he should have been sacked on the spot for that comment and sums the man up.


16.) 16 Feb 2021 12:48:43
Bang on redman.
You just watch how tuchel does better with the players fat Frank couldn't organise.
Same players better coach better football better results.
Folk on here were laughing at the chelsea squad under Frank whirly under achieving. Exact same would happen here with a better coach.


17.) 16 Feb 2021 14:51:04
Shappy. Ole didn't finish 3rd last season Bruno did.
Without Bruno we wouldn't of had a sniff at finishing in the top 4.
I have lost count of the amount of times Bruno has pulled us out of the sh*t and saved Ole from the sack.


18.) 16 Feb 2021 15:25:48
Tony, Rashford has been pretty good in terms of out put, 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 4 games. I think there is a combination of him playing many games even through injury while he has also been shunted about a lot.

We say about how well Shaw has played recently but if we played him at RB for a few games to fit Telles in at LB and his level dipped would we be surprised?
Yet when Rashford plays well on the left then gets shunted over to the right to accommodate Martial is it really surprising to see his output drop?

Red Man, you keep talking about this successful pattern, but what is it? Are you going to play Mata in the No.10 with Bruno in a deeper role to add creativity deeper? Are you going to push AWB further up the pitch and tell him to hit crosses in the box?

If I gave you nothing but pasta and asked you to make a pizza out of it could you do it? Or are you limited by what you can create by the elements you have to create it?

People go on and on and on about how great a coach Pep is and how he's taught all these players how to play great football. But how many of those players at City does he play with who precede him at the club? Hardly any, 10 of their typical starting 11 have been bought to play Pep's style.

The same thing to a slightly lesser extent has happened with Klopp at Liverpool. With only Henderson and Firmino being regulars who weren't bought by Klopp, while TAA came through the academy.

As for are we overachieving? To be fair we will only know at the end of the season. Do you think we had the third best squad and manager in the league last season? If so then we were par, if you think there were other better teams and better managers and we finished above them then we overachieved.

I think its important to avoid arrogance and be realistic. We are a club with fantastic history, but we have very few Premier league winners in our squad (Jones, DDG at United, Mata and Matic at Chelsea) . That's it. Two are past their best, one isn't good enough and the forth is declining. We almost have as many League winners in our coaching staff as we do in our team (Ole, Carrick and Fletcher) . In fact if you look at number of EPL medals I suspect our coaching team far outweighs our teams.

In the league I would say we have an outside chance at best, if City win their game in hand we will be 10 points behind and even if we win our last 14 games we will need Man City to lose 3 and draw 1 game at the very least. A 14 game winning streak to win the league and Ole would deserve a new 5 year deal. Decent chance in the FA cup, although it does look at some point we would have to beat a vastly superior Man City side if we are to win it. The Europa league final is 8 games away, anything can happen in that competition. Personally I wouldn't stretch the team too thinly to try and win it as I don't think we have great squad depth, not in terms of quality.

Our First 11 looks good albeit it with some clear areas that need strengthening (particularly in defence and a creative wide player) . While many of our most promising players have yet to peak. However our second 11 looks distinctly mid-table. I think 3rd is about par for this side, any higher would be overachievement any lower is a underachievement.

Mumbles, its not fearmongering. It's about having an objective view on the decisions made at our club at a level higher than the manager. The manager can only work with what he has. What he is given is determined by those above him. Do you think the decision makers have made good decisions?

Is the squad better than when Ole took over? Personally I'd agree I think it is slightly better. Is it 300m better? absolutely not.
If we compare the players:

Maguire v Smalling - Similar if we are honest. Maybe Maguire shades it being a few years younger.

DvdB v Herrera - Herrera did more in a United shirt thann Donny has managed so far. But again Donny has more potential.

AWB v Valencia - AWB is a clear upgrade as he can defend, both a little lackluster in attack.

Cavani v Lukaku - fairly similar again. Lukaku is much younger though.

James v Young - Similar but James has some potential, both never more than squad players really.

Bruno v Sanchez - The one obvious upgrade.

Darmian v Telles - Telles is the better player, yet he is up against Shaw for a starting spot who is currently playing better, so he has had little real impact.

Pellistri and Diallo v Fellaini - This one will all be about how good the kids become in a few years time. Right now Fellaini would offer more impact, but the potential of these kids is fantastic.

So Bruno is the one big advantage, with a few other "upgrades" of aging players with younger ones with potential. Their impact though is more based on what they will do in a United shirt rather than what they can do currently. So a slightly better squad in my opinion but not significantly better. Just a huge impact from Bruno.

I enjoyed winning our last FA cup even if I had to endure the matches rather than enjoy them. The Europa league means very little to me, it's like winning the 3rd place play off at the world cup. You win the game, but no one considers your achievements because its a second class competition. I derided Liverpool fans when they sang about winning the UEFA cup as it was then, I'm now not going to cheer it like its some great achievement. For what you have to go through to win it, to then not even be considered as good as the team that lost the UCL final just doesn't make it worth it.

As for sacking managers on the spot for saying things we might disagree with in a press conference, we would probably go through 7 managers a season. What a ridiculous comment. Press conferences are just about giving the media something to write, keep interest and excitement up so that football draws in viewers and makes the big bucks. 90% of what they say is pure BS. They lie about decisions in games, they lie about players being injured, they deflect questions and attempt to put pressure on the opposition and take pressure off their own players. If you listen to what managers say in press conferences and take it as gospel then you deserve to be mugged off. If you want I have a bag of magic beans.


19.) 17 Feb 2021 01:26:11
Not allowed to speak to the teams results until their all totted up. Except that when they were last year, there were reasons why that suddenly was false. Now we have to listen to this droning negativity all season because assessing it model year is not appropriate.

Some people just will never be happy. Chill and enjoy the sport. It is a rollercoaster with many ups and down. The downs helps to exagerate the ups.


 

 

14 Feb 2021 18:25:02
We never were really good. To be out of form you must first to be the in form team.
Nothing has changed in compare to our "good spell" except the results. I said it again, our games are like Russian Roulette and in most games we had good fortune and the edge. The only difference now is that the results don't go our way. This is a correction and for me is as simple as that.

Herrera

1.) 14 Feb 2021 18:50:25
I agree Herrera. We've had too many times where it's thought we've turned a corner only to be hit again with awful performances and poor results. Good teams don't do that.

In a funny way Ole reminds me of Moyes when he was at United. He sets his team up with such fear about what an opposition can do to us rather than what we can do to them. He makes the same like for like changes game in game out as well. 2 defensive midfielders today against a Sam Allardyce Sunday League tribute team tells you everything you need to know.


2.) 14 Feb 2021 19:29:48
I think mcsauce and his 7 goals may dispute your description of him.


 

 

28 Dec 2020 21:51:56
Hi Ed001, hope you are well, Merry Christmas !! I was watching Wolves last night and i was really impressed with Podence especially when he was centrally. Fantastic little player who makes the team tick, good control and good at tight areas , i would say he was similar to our own Mata a little bit but with more pace and tricks. what's your opinion on him ?

Herrera

{Ed001's Note - excellent little player but a little prone to playing with his head down at times. If he could learn to assess his options and pick the right one more often, he would be frighteningly good.}


1.) 28 Dec 2020 22:53:14
Thank you Ed001. Have a happy and healthy new year!

{Ed001's Note - you too mate, hope 2021 is a good one for you.}


2.) 29 Dec 2020 01:30:49
He was megging people for fun last night, great to see as a fan but needs to add more of an end product after he’s done it, megging people in an empty stadium and passing it for a throw in isn’t great but the talent is clearly there, cracking player in there somewhere.


3.) 29 Dec 2020 06:31:55
Podence was the player I picked out when Shappy did a post about players who had impressed. Look forward to seeing him when they play us.


4.) 29 Dec 2020 08:39:09
Kind of like an eden hazard regen.


5.) 29 Dec 2020 12:10:41
Herrera I made the same comparison between Podence and Mata yesterday. He’s a tidy little player. I’ve been really impressed with him and Neto this season.

Looking forward to tonight’s game.


6.) 29 Dec 2020 12:37:33
Podence is a lot quicker than mata but I see some similarities.


7.) 29 Dec 2020 12:51:31
Does Podence play on the right or on the left? I know Adama Traits has lost out the starting place on the wings to Neto and Podence but I am not sure which one of them plays where.


8.) 29 Dec 2020 14:25:50
Podance is a very good player, much quicker than Mata, but I see the technical ability as being the reason for the comparison.

Typically he plays on the RW and has to an extent pushed Traore out of the side, to the extent that Traore has been played at wing back a few times as that was his only way into the team. Personally I think Traore could be better suited to a wing back role, physically strong enough to be a good defender if coached well. But lacks a little in forward areas to truly be a forward for a top side. He reminds me a lot of Antonio Valencia. Pace and power, but inconsistent end product.

Podance is a far more technical and intelligent player. My gut instinct is that Neto long term will be the better player, but we could do a lot worse than signing Podance for the RW spot.


9.) 29 Dec 2020 14:35:23
Yes Wazza, it looked like a quicker Mata. Or maybe more of a David Silva because although his stats aren't good he makes his team tick. Good in tight areas and always moves to become a choice for his team mates.
Deependra they played all of them against Spurs. Podence plays everywhere behind the striker, mostly left winger or thought the middle.


10.) 29 Dec 2020 15:13:53
I agree with Shappy, typically he is a right winger, i think that was his position at Olympiakos. But he impressed me mainly when he was centrally because he made his team tick like David Silva.


11.) 29 Dec 2020 15:15:41
As you are discussing who you would like to sign from my team I am going to tell Uncle Jorge Mendes to have a word with Bruno Fernandes. We could do with a couple of goal scorers while we wait on the recovery of Raul so at the same time Uncle Jorge will have a word with that Cavani, Rashford and Greenwood.


12.) 29 Dec 2020 15:38:41
Your uncle can't help you mate because our players are too expensive. I think your team making a fantastic job buying good Portuguese players for good prices. You have 4-5 players that could walk in most teams. Have a nice match GTW.


 

 

02 Nov 2020 09:38:01
Today started again the conversation about Adidas buying Pogba for us etc. Some people says that he plays because Adidas brought him to us , that Mourinho didn't want him back then at 2016 and its all about marketing.

I rubbishd this , i don't think a company like Adidas would give 100-150 millions for a player, i don't think they would make profit and i don't even know if its legal to buy us a player. I think its not working like that.

I would like to know your opinion, is it possible to be true ? And theoritically if Adidas brought him to us, is it possible for Adidas to make profit after giving 150 millions to buy the player ? Thanks in regards

Herrera

1.) 02 Nov 2020 09:58:11
Manchester United bought pogba for Manchester United. Nobody else.


2.) 02 Nov 2020 10:33:34
Yes adidas a company like most others which seeks to keep its costs at an absolute minimum so much so most of their trainers and clothes are made in asia by people earning a fraction of the minimum wage in the developed western hemisphere would fund a speculative transfer from juventus to manchester united.

Its not like pogba was not a lucrative marketing asset at juventus, they're one of the biggest clubs in italy lol.


 

 

22 Oct 2020 23:42:51
is it a possibility of Luis Campos coming to our club as sporting director?

Herrera

1.) 23 Oct 2020 09:24:38
Possible yes, probable no!


2.) 23 Oct 2020 13:34:19
Lol ExFZZ. I agree probable not. I didn't know he wasnt at Lille any more, i read about this only 2 days before, that's the reason i asked.


 

 

 

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21 Mar 2021 14:58:35
I think for a player with Netos quality, age and potential 50 millions is a fair price. Maybe is cheap.
I am not sure he is a worst player than the 100+ million Sancho.

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04 Mar 2021 22:42:45
I am the one who believes wile will spend 150 millions. I am ready for the eggs 😄.

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23 Jan 2021 15:02:55
Xavi and Iniesta had nothing to do with a very attacking midfielder. They were first of all good at possession, their job was to control games. Grealish and Fernandez as a pair are totally different kind of players.

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11 Jan 2021 21:58:32
Shappy i wouldn't say we have two keepers better than Romero. Henderson maybe will become better and i wish he becomes world class. But i don't feel safe with him in goalposts, i felt always safe with Romero, he was always solid.

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07 Jan 2021 21:40:34
What about taking 290,000 a week and playing for the club you want Blackpool? Its not like we do him any favour by paying him 290,000 a week. He can find a good salary in another team too.

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15 Apr 2021 22:14:01
For 150 millions i would say no Shappy. I don't think a center forward is priority. So i would go with a stop gap and improve the team in other areas like cb rw.

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15 Apr 2021 19:35:02
Is Haaland already a top class forward? I would go with Kane if his injuries are not a problem. If we can't buy Kane then there in no reason to pay a big fee for an "average" striker like Belotti. Go with someone like Ings as stop gap and save the money for Bellingham.

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15 Apr 2021 12:57:11
I think even himself said some days ago that he went there to play. To be fair i have friends who support Dortmund and said me that until 1 month ago Bellingham was very average, and that's normal for a 17 year boy. But that means that he couldn't play in a much harder league like Premier League. I was very upset when we lost him at Dortmund, way more than Sancho.

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15 Apr 2021 01:53:33
Belotti is a decent player and i wouldn't have problem back then to buy him. If i remember correctly it was between him Morata and Lukaku.
He was a very good talent but then he had a bad injury and after that i think drop back a level. He is still decent but i wouldn't touch him, if we are going to buy a stop gap then there are better players out there including Ings.

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14 Apr 2021 22:26:36
I think he has a clause in his contract to play a certain amount of money at Dortmund and that's the reason he went there. I think we wanted him for the under 18-under 23 at the first place and then put him in the first team slowly.

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