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08 May 2020 15:40:34
Hi ed002, I don't know if this has an answer. Let's say the season starts back and 3 or 4 games are played before the virus makes a comeback. Would the line be drawn across the season from the current point or would the line be drawn from the pre-restart league positions?

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - There have been no discussions about the options but the proposal from the RFEF is contraversial in that it proposes to reset to the pre-start positions if it subsequently stops.}


1.) 08 May 2020 16:15:23
It's a pretty big call to make considering permutations of the table that could change after a handful of games. Liverpool could be champions only for the table to be reset. Us or Sheffield United could therectically in the top 4.

Just goes to show that it will be impossible to please everyone.


 

 

17 Nov 2019 12:52:43
Hi ed002, how's things?

Do we still hold interest in Bruno Fernandes? Seemed like a weird turn of events in the summer regarding him. We put in an insulting offer for the player and then never went back?

We obviously targeted a player for the number 10 role since we spent time chasing Dybala and Eriksson. It's very peculiar that we never revisted Bruno as he would definitely improve our starting 11.

Here's hoping that ship hasn't sailed.

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt Manchester United will be looking at the player again after screwing around in the summer. There is interest from elsewhere and Sporting have financial difficulties - and they may reluctantly sell.}


1.) 17 Nov 2019 15:21:12
Ed any interest in Bale from United?

{Ed002's Note - The situation remains unchanged aside from the loan option that has likely gone. RM will try to include Bale in a deal for Pogba - and if his price fits what MU value him at then something can be done.}


2.) 17 Nov 2019 16:11:41
That's a shame. He's exactly what we need and he is available.

Thanks ed. Enjoy your Sunday night.


3.) 18 Nov 2019 12:07:24
Bale? You'd have thought we would have learned our lesson after Sanchez.


4.) 18 Nov 2019 11:20:27
Okay thanks ed.


 

 

29 Aug 2019 10:34:45
Hi ed002. Hope all is well. Are there any of our fringe players attracting any interest from any European teams at the minute?

Thanks!

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - Smalling is of interest to Roma who are fast running out of options. Pogba is of interest to Real Madrid but they are looking to someone else now. Rojo remains of interest to Fenerbahce and Matteo Darmian to Inter but both look unlikely.}


1.) 29 Aug 2019 13:03:24
Very kind Ed, thank you.


2.) 29 Aug 2019 20:18:42
Inter taking all of our unwanted players.


 

 

06 Aug 2019 07:24:03
Dybala deal back on after he finally had a meeting with Sarri? They should bin the transfer window altogether. This year has been the most tedious in memory.

Mumbles

1.) 06 Aug 2019 08:17:10
Where have you heard this, Mumbles?


2.) 06 Aug 2019 08:21:05
Mumbles, I think due to the many platforms accessible today, the transfer windows have become incredibly more tedious.

I'm sure that all of this went on years ago but news was only made available in the form of paper.

Now its everywhere. More rubbish than ever too. I'd imagine years ago, 'journalists' actually work hard to confirm and corroborate stories. So called journalists today are just regurgitating any news for clicks sake.

Man united are a big story and more is written about the club because more people will click on the story and the clicks mean revenue for the site.

Twitter is the devil during the transfer window lol.


3.) 06 Aug 2019 08:23:37
Apparently, Alfredo Pedulla (reliable in Italy, I hope) mentioned something is back on the table. Not too sure, though. I think it's just lousy paper/ journo talk.


4.) 06 Aug 2019 08:43:37
Some Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who's close to Sarri said he's willing to accept our offer. How true it is I don't know. It may be Juventus' last attempt to force the lad out the door.

We'll know how true it is in the coming days.


5.) 06 Aug 2019 10:37:24
I quite enjoy the chaos of the transfer window. Providing we end up with the right players once the window has shut, I’m happy to go along for the ride.

I’d still be happy with Dybala providing he cane for the right reasons and gave his all. I can’t blame the lad for looking for a big pay check, but am a little worried by how big the numbers we are hearing are.


6.) 06 Aug 2019 11:04:28
A Juve fan friend of mine told me some behind the scenes stuff that triggered the proposed sale of Dybala.
Apparently in the latter part of the season, Dybala when to the training ground with a list of demands for an improved contract. Juventus felt his demands were not justified and decided to ship him out.
According to him he ll end up at Psg who already informed him they re ready to meet his demands.


7.) 06 Aug 2019 11:37:39
I don't see we returning to Dybala, he has already acted like a mercenary and will only complicate things if he is to come and join.
Saying that we did look below average in midfield when Pogba is not playing and when Matic is there. So if we can add a solid midfielder to the fold then we will be set. I still feel we will get one more first team player in before the window shuts on thursday.


8.) 06 Aug 2019 11:58:08
dev1i. lol Seriously?
sounds total bs.


9.) 06 Aug 2019 13:05:12
My auntie is called Flo and she is an old lady and her bingo friend Doris said that her butchers window cleaner said that a bloke in the Eagle and Child told him that you can tell dev1i anything and he will believe it . and i mean anything 😄😄.


10.) 06 Aug 2019 13:23:55
BFRO I thought it was a song and tried to rap till I saw dev1i.


11.) 06 Aug 2019 13:41:15
@Truedevil when it s too good it probably isn't. Especially when it concerns Juventus.
I think Dybala will soon be gone, and most probably Costa too. However they ll manage to get good money for them even if they want them out.


12.) 06 Aug 2019 14:06:04
Pedulla is the best when it comes to Sarri coached teams. The best after our very Eds of course :)


13.) 06 Aug 2019 14:29:26
I find the eagle an child a bit cramped. I assume you mean the one in oxford.


14.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:25
No Mort Ramsbottom near Bury.


15.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:40
Romano tweets definitely off lol.


 

 

02 Jul 2019 08:22:16
Morning ed002. Today the lucky player to be joining us is Dani Olmo. Have we shown any interest in him?

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - Lots of sides have looked but turned away at the ridiculous asking price. Not the answer for MU but perhaps thay don't care.}


1.) 02 Jul 2019 10:15:00
Thank's ed. Is he well thought of or is it clubs drinking the Croatian kool aid?

Seems like United are being used yet again in the media to try and drum up interest.

{Ed002's Note - They are talking to Bayer Leverkusen about him - or at least were last week. Milan, Genoa, Crystal Palace and West Ham balked at the asking price.}


 

 

 

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06 Jan 2021 21:38:31
Ole loses Semi Finals. Move on.

Mumbles

1.) 06 Jan 2021 22:11:19
Mumbles, great post.


2.) 06 Jan 2021 22:19:36
Its a very accurate post. We have to move on. No choice. Hopfully we can sneak past watford and win our next 2 league games then this defeat will be soon forgotten.


 

 

30 Dec 2020 15:03:04
Great result last night. But I wouldn't even bother watching the highlights again it was that poor.

The whole "winning while playing badly is the hallmark of champions" wasn't meant for this Manchester United team. It's meant for the best teams who consistently play great football who have off days and find a way.

This iteration of Man Utd play that slow turgid football quite often. Relying on individual brilliance, a penalty or a slice of good fortune. Again last night I watched a team with no plan. Our movement in the final third is non existent. But as many have pointed out, Christmas time isn't the period to be worried about performances.

The team right now is quite perplexing. We have a lot of good individuals that don't play as a team. We're not a team that is as good/ better than the sum of its parts but it's working. We're just as capable as winning the next 6 as we are dropping points in them all.

We're the equivalent of a goal scored but it's being reviewed by VAR. I don't know whether to get excited by this team or is that excitement quickly going to turn to disappointed if results go against us?

Mumbles

1.) 30 Dec 2020 15:56:07
Since they’ve come back up, every time we face Wolves they’re awful games. I honestly couldn’t care how we play if we keep picking up points. I personally think we’ve played some good stuff this season, probably our best in a number of years. The defence worries me.

I wouldn’t say there was no movement last night, how many times did rashford make movements in behind and the ball not be great? Cavani made a few good runs. A good 3 points last night, move on rather than trying to bring negativity mumbles. I’m excited by this team and like you say we could go on a poor run- but I’m going to enjoy the ride.


2.) 30 Dec 2020 16:02:32
Only the scouse have scored more, we are averaging just over 2 goals a game.


3.) 30 Dec 2020 16:07:01
I think we’ve been playing much more like a team in the past few weeks. The performance against Everton was as good a team performance as I’ve seen from us in a long time.

I agree that we do rely on individual brilliance but hasn’t that always been the case to an extent? Cantona, Beckham, Ronaldo, Rooney to name a few, have all won us games with their individual brilliance. Cantona more times than I can remember.

We’re winning now, can we just have a few days on here to enjoy it 😂.


4.) 30 Dec 2020 16:52:48
Jred, add that "second most goals scored" trophy to the "3rd in the calendar year table" trophy and we could get an open top bus parade for the outstanding achievements.

I am happy lads honestly. It's always nice to score a last minute winner and the table looks decent. All I'm saying is that there are few different faces to this team. We play some outstanding football in bursts. But also some woeful stuff.

Head down and pick up a few more wins and see where we are. All we ask is that we're I the hunt for trophies in March/ April.


5.) 30 Dec 2020 17:14:32
Mumbles we know United are miles off being the finished article but Christ man we've made some improvements. Remember Ole asked for Grealish, Sancho and Upamecano and got none of those reinforcements. Instead we have Van de Beek who Ed has already noted looks to be potentially off elsewhere and Cavani - a last minute addition though he's a quality player and can do a job for 2 years. Diallo at RW could be sensational in time who knows. But the point remains Ole has got us to second after a poor start and without the players he thought he may be getting. Add into that the Pogba 'Is he staying / is he going' circus and I think Ole deserves a little more credit than he's getting.

The knives will always be out for Ole to some extent. He's got the job on pure luck let's be honest and many times he has looked out of his depth. But also given us memorable victories too. Perhaps signs of someone still learning in one of the biggest jobs in management?

Our defence is a worry and we are still a CB short for the first team. I would argue we are short of a Grealish too - someone who is versatile and cover key positions of Bruno and Rashford who we are exceptionally reliant on.

Our RW problem is well documented though expect Greenwood to continue there and the youngsters Diallo and Pellistri are for the future.

Whilst we know we are very much still a work in progress I don't think we are as far away from a genuine title challenge as you may think. I do not think we will win the league this year as that defence just won't hold up. But we can play some good stuff now and are scoring plenty and I think we that will get us Top 4 and a cup this season, then with the addition of quality CB and a goodbye to the Pogba circus we will genuinely challenge for honours across the board next season.

We are second in the league. let's enjoy it!


6.) 30 Dec 2020 17:31:54
No Mumbles I have again pointed out that things maybe aren't as bad as you and a couple other like to make out.

You say we
"Relying on individual brilliance, a penalty or a slice of good fortune"
Averaging just over 2 goals a game over 15 games suggest different imo.
Again no need for an open bus.


7.) 30 Dec 2020 17:41:59
We don’t have anyone competing for top scorer so perhaps other teams are relying on individual brilliance. Bruno is our top scorer but goals are being shared around.


8.) 30 Dec 2020 17:46:39
Cavani and Rashford did make runs off the ball. However, the passes to them were either not timed well or wasn't good enough.
Bruno missed a sitter as well.

The games are coming thick and fast. Winning is all that matters at the moment.
We are the form team at the moment and we also possess the squad depth to challenge Liverpool.


9.) 30 Dec 2020 17:53:21
Halesini, he can ask for Sancho, Grealish and Upmancano all he wants. He's been back fairly well in the transfer market.

Again, I am happy but I think there is huge room for improvement. As you mention, the defence look shakey. I'd be worried about AWB. He looks to be going backwards in terms of development. Going forward he hasn't improved and his positional awareness is off too.

I'd expect any Man Utd team to average 2 goals a game Jred. That's nothing to write home about.

Do any of you think there's another gear or two we can go to?


10.) 30 Dec 2020 18:07:45
On the brilliance subject, Utd have always partly relied on individual brilliance. They have actively sought/ developed these players for years. I honestly believe fergie knew Van Persie’s brilliance would win the league. 2-3 quality signings and Utd will be as good as anyone.


11.) 30 Dec 2020 18:18:16
Mumbles absolutely i have said many times there is room for improvement and an other gear to go into .
But also things are imo nowhere near as bad a some make out.
On this particular thread I don't belive
"Relying on individual brilliance, a penalty or a slice of good fortune" is true " .


12.) 30 Dec 2020 18:29:29
Not buying Sancho and Grealish is an excuse? I would say wanting them in the first place, knowing their price and their personality, is a mistake.
I think is the same Sancho who doesn't played good in a single international match, this year has no goal and last year while scored a lot i didn't see anything to suggest he is a 150+ million player. Are you happy to throw so much money for a player only proven in a weak league, a league that our former Mikytarian seemed to be world class?
Is it the same Grealish that dived 10 times against Chelsea and holds the ball too much? If i remember correctly he almost injured a player diving in front of his foot. Are you happy with 80 millions for such a player?
You must move on from this, no manager have the full backing. And thankfully.


13.) 30 Dec 2020 19:00:18
Herrera- stop chatting rubbish. Grealish is a very good player, a bit of a prat off the pitch but I like him. I’m sure he must be a good player if the messiah pep wants him at city.
Sancho is a good player in poor form- likely caused by the uncertainty around his future from the summer when we messed Dortmund and him around.


14.) 30 Dec 2020 19:28:13
Is he Caolan? Talented yes, but very good player? I am sorry when i see him i don't think he makes his team better like for example winaldum or Bissouma, holds the ball too much much always dives and doent track back too much. Really is he the best buy for 80 millions? Is the "good player in poor form" Sancho worths 150+ millions?
You can keep liking Grealish if you want, oh look at his stats and the fouls won. Let me like whoever i watch and want.


15.) 30 Dec 2020 19:51:26
I think grealish is a good player can beat a man find a pass and works hard for team. Makes villa tick looked the part for England.
Sancho is also a good player, I don't think anyone will spend a 150 mil on him, united certainly won't imo .


16.) 30 Dec 2020 22:08:28
Both are talented Jred. But they are the obvious choice, as Maguire or Bissaka was. Are they the best pair we can get with 250 millions? that's the total cost according to Ed002. Sancho has talent but we don't know if he will become a world class player. Only by paying a huge amount of money will allow us to learn if he will continue improving or not, worth it?
We can't take 100 players and buying one means missing the chance to buy another. So is Grealish the midfielder we are missing? I would go for a selfness player not so effective but who makes the team tick. that's more important than scoring 5 more goals. So why going for someone with outfilled problems and a clearly cheater and not for say Bissouma? Cases like Pogba Unfortunately didn't make us wiser, we are crying for all these players with hype who seems good at highlights and the same time there are much better players with less money.


17.) 30 Dec 2020 22:35:30
Herrera I think I will have to disagree with your judgement on sancho and grealish .
And bissouma as well who imo is nothing like the above?
Have a look at ANGUISSA at Fulham in regards to a pogba replacement.


18.) 31 Dec 2020 00:05:47
Herrera where have you plucked £150 million for Sancho from?

Also Grealish does improve villa- a lot actually. 5 goals and 6 assists in 14 matches. Wijnaldum and bissouma are completely opposite players in terms of role and position. So I don’t get the comparison. I bet you probably thought we shouldn’t sign Bruno because he was in a “weak league”.


19.) 31 Dec 2020 01:51:03
Hang on, someone actually thinks Grealish doesn’t make Villa better? He’s literally their best player and pretty much singlehandedly kept them up last season.


 

 

27 Dec 2020 15:43:04
So now the Calendar Year League Table is being rolled as an achievement. Iv seen a few posts saying only Liverpool are ahead of us in this table. Actually a quick Google search and City are too so we're 3rd.

Top 4 trophy, 3rd in the calendar table, 3 semi finals. All these achievements used to show Ole is the right man for the job are pathetic. Arsenal were ridiculed for years for celebrating top 4 finishes. If one of our rivals used the annual table (which we don't even top) as a plus point, they would be ridiculed.

Ole and the team did well last season to meet or minimum requirements of top 4. Now it seems he's more worried about keeping his job and playing it safe, then he is about winning football matches.

We had a really good record against our rivals and struggled against teams that sat back. That seems to have switched. We've been better at breaking teams down but now struggle against our rivals.

Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal, City and Leicester. We were well beaten by Spurs but the other 4 games were their to be won. Games against PSG and RBL we set up to get a point and those results and performances were appaling.

Ole has managed to keep his head above water as the bar rises. What is acceptable this year? Consolidate top 4? Does he need to win a trophy?

Every team has dropped some silly points and will continue to do so. But this year seems like the title could be won with 85 points. Do we have a team capable of reaching that points tally? The manager talks about playing football the right way, the Man Utd way but I see a man who is now caught in the headlights. Afraid to lose games. The grin on his face after the Chelsea draw, the City draw and the Leicester draw seems to show he is content.

Whether you think he's done well or not. The bar is rising. A 65 points tally won't be good enough. I'd love to see a Man Utd team not afraid of their opponents. We have enough attacking quality to cause any team problems.

So what would constitute an improvement come the end of the season?

Mumbles

1.) 27 Dec 2020 16:02:03
I don't think top 4 etc is seen as an achievement it simply points out that things are no where near as bad as small amount of posters make out .


2.) 27 Dec 2020 16:16:36
I'd say an improvement would be a points finish in the high 70's. Say 78 points which would be 12 more than last season. We've only broke 70 points in the league twice since Fergie left. I'd also like to see us actually control matches for a relatively long period, more than just a 20 minute blast where we score a couple. Ole has shown he has only really three ways to win, counter attack, an opponent mistake or wait for one of the very good attacking players we have to do something brilliant. In recent years it's rare to see a very good team who don't keep the ball and control the game. Currently we don't but are winning some games.

If we can combine that with a trophy from any of the three cup competitions as well I'd argue that is a big improvement overall. As it stands though I'm still very sceltical that we are actually improving significantly and I think we are merely showing that the average top 6 side nowadays aren't as good as they used to be say 5-10 years ago compared to the rest of the league.


3.) 27 Dec 2020 16:24:22
Mumbles,

Stats can be really deceiving as is in this case. I think Ole has done well riding the tide clearing the doom and gloom when Jose left. However, the inconsistency across his tenure reflects upon the inexperiences of both Ole and his coaching staff.

The team is in a much better shape to take the leap to the next level which requires a manager with better credentials and a bold character to stamp his authority on this team and move us forward in the right direction to winning silverware.

The board really needs to have a vision for the future and take responsible decisions. If they want to persist with Ole then at the very least bring in a DOF and surround Ole with a better Assistant and coaching staffs.


4.) 27 Dec 2020 16:46:28
United are one of the biggest clubs in the world. As good as the stats look on paper, Ole isn't the right man for the job.

Neville summed it up greatly a few weeks back by saying we should be aiming for the best in class that should include managers, players and structure. No one can say Ole is best in class.


5.) 27 Dec 2020 16:48:10
My target at the outset of the season was debated and regarded generally as fair .
Plus 20 points on last season
Reach cl 1/ 4 final or 16 as a minimum
Reach another final.
In other word be in there competing to win all comps. Knowing you have a chance.
Given the circumstances and the context of the season and all that surrounds it I think its fair to say plus 12 -15 points would keep us competitive.
The cl target has been failed.
League cup exact same semi as last season we have that opportunity.
Fa cup and EL to start.
CL aside which should not be over looked its not too bad ole has pulled it back in the league after a woeful start.
Im very firmly ole out but have not been beating the drum for the last few weeks because i may not like how we are playing but as long as the results are there i'm happy with that.
When we win i like to look at the positives. Yesterday despite losing a win there were positives. This team still does not represent how i'd like to see our team play every week or even 95% of the time. But like under jose if the results and trophies come ill be delighted.
Id like to see a different approach but maybe that will come.
We had poor football and poor results
We had poor football and good results.
Couple of highlight games leeds psg rbl
Couple of nightmare games istanbul spurs rbl
Mixed bag . i'd have pulled the trigger after 1st 2 months.
Last 2 months cl exit aside the results have been good so imo you have to recognise that and wait. If results go downhill again then it will be time to be more criticle.
Fist i want us competing i want to have pride in my team.
Secondly i want to be entertained.
I have always held that view.
This team is not there for me yet. I believe it could be i believe in most of our players.
Can ole turn these players into winners? He is being given every opportunity.


6.) 27 Dec 2020 17:05:35
Jred, you use last year's finish as a bullet proof vest for Ole. Further down the page you mention the league table for the year as an achievement. We're 3rd in it.

Let's play. Any manager that would be a suitable fit for us would have thier C. V dragged through the mud, yet all of Oles deficiencies are excused.

Ken, I would be on the same page as you. Ole deserved another crack at it this season and an improvement for me would be that we're in the mix for the league come March/ April. There is nothing stopping this team hitting 80 plus points this season.

If you look at the 3 semi finals last year, the games against our rivals this year and the two Champions League games we needed a point from, we have failed in them all. The quality is there against the lesser teams now but we've fallen short in the big head to heads when it's mattered.

Be great to win a cup, it always is. And to be with a sniff of the league come spring would be an improvement in my eyes.

{Ed047's Note - jred and a few others have been coming out with the same lame excuses for anything and everything since 2013.

It’s always about too, is or has or maybe or could or should or will be better than it actually is! 🤦‍♂️


7.) 27 Dec 2020 17:18:21
Does anyone on here actually view finishing in the top 4 as an achievement? I don’t think so.

We should be aiming to win the league, and the squad we have is looking more and more capable. The coaching setup, not so much, but that’s been done to death.


8.) 27 Dec 2020 17:17:54
It just shows how far we've dropped in 7 years ed. These little triumphs like calendar year, top 4 nonsense is what teams that don't win anything shout about.

The bar has dropped so much in terms of what should be accepted. And the constant moving of the goalposts to prove Ole is doing a great job is always fun to read.

{Ed047's Note - exactly what Arsenal turned into and what’s been happening here for far to long.

Making excuse after excuse, new dawns every 5 minutes and a crazy notion that this manager and this squad are on a level they’re collectively nowhere near.


9.) 27 Dec 2020 17:48:08
Ed 47 definitely not it was time for both lvg and jose to go no excuses.
But people like yourself have gone on about how bad things are when in reality we finished 3rd last season. You don't even watch your own team?
Mumbles you where very clear that last season top 4 was all that mattered . Until off course we finished top 4 .
As I have said points in a calendar year is not an achievement but it is a fact . We havd been consistently picking up points and winning football matches for a 12 month period. Even if people find this hard to accept.
Whats the point of setting a target you will just move the goal post and sulk like when we finished 4th .

{Ed047's Note - just talking bollox again as usual. What relevance has watching Arsenal got to do with anything I said, zero.

You will and have said literally anything to make out your team is better than the sum of its parts and have since Fergie left.

You are a classic this year is going to be our year dreamer! 🤦‍♂️


10.) 27 Dec 2020 17:57:45
Ed47 you don't even watch your own team ( what type of supporter is that ) but seem to soend your time watching united.
Let's be honest your only replies are in relation to myself .
But I will play the game last season we finished 3rd this season we are 4th with a game in hand . that's our level at the moment although I expect us to continue to improve which we did over the course of last season and have so far this season.
I think we about 10 points better of so far than last season .
You have slated ole and united, where telling me a few month back that Luis was a top cb and you had more faith in arteta doing well than ole
So where do you see this poor united team?

{Ed047's Note - winning absolutely nothing mate, that’s where I see them and not for some considerable time.

You don’t yet have a top quality starting 11, you defence is still dodgy and you remain heavily reliant on Fernandez.

OGS won’t win more trophies that Arteta.


11.) 27 Dec 2020 18:04:21
Jred is a big big boy and doesn’t need me defending him but I don’t see what he has said that is so bad. The team is accumulating more points, 3rd and 3 semi finals last year and as ken says, we need to see an improvement on that. You don’t go from being pants to being champions the next season (ok, Leicester did it) so if we can add significant points to last year and win a trophy then surely that is progress.

It’s not perfect, far from it and it could just as easily implode but right now I’m enjoying the ride.


12.) 27 Dec 2020 18:27:10
Jred. I said that top 4 was the minimum requirements for him to keep his job. And I literally wrote on the post above that he deserved a crack at this season, I wrote further down the page that we've been doing ok and as Ken above, now isn't a time to pull the trigger.

I'm disappointed this year because of the disastrous Champions League campaign and our pragmatic approach in the big games. I'd like to see Ole grow into the job and go out nd bully teams. But what we have now is a manager that sets up defensively because he's terrified to lose.

AJH, I would be happy with a 15 more points and for Ole not to choke in the latter stages of competition's. Gradual improvement is all we can hope for but I have seen many missed opportunities this year that is very frustration.


13.) 27 Dec 2020 18:57:18
So we weren't out for a win yesterday? Rashford didn't miss 2 100% chances, we didn't have a disallowed goal, we didn't pressure their backline? Or, did we lose 2 points? If we did, that must mean we were a better team, and dropped the win in the end. I honestly don't know what game you have watched yesterday.

I believe no one is satisfied with "top 4 title", but nothing changes over night. We all know we need few more top signings. But the results we have, with the current squad and their limits, i'd say its pretty good.

Btw, I bet Arsenal fans would love that "top 4 title" now. I guess it wasnt all Wengers fault after all.

P. S. off with Klopps head, he dropped 2 points against one of the worst teams in the league!


14.) 28 Dec 2020 03:26:24
Surely the question is will arteta be fired before Ole wins his first trophy?


15.) 28 Dec 2020 09:33:54
Mourinho finished second and won two trophies. How have we improved since then?


 

 

20 Dec 2020 19:22:28
Crazy game of football. Almost like 2 groups of lads playing in the park. If you only listened to the commentary of Martin Tyler and Neville, you would have thought this Leeds side were world champions. Very entertaining to watch and Bielsa's teams always give 100%, they were appaling today. Honestly this game could have seen us score 15 goals.

I thought we set up slightly defensive but it was clear the space was going to be left in behind and our forwards have enough to cause any team problems, especially a team that have no desire to defend as a team.

Great win, great result. Nice to see others chipping in with goals. Big game coming up on Stephens Day against a quality Leicester side. Head down and don't get carried away and a few good results could see us well in the title race when we get out of the festive period.

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1.) 20 Dec 2020 20:38:52
I like Bielsa and his style. However I don’t get the love in with Leeds- they’re sat in 14th. They’ve had a few decent results but honestly they were lucky we didn’t score 10 today.


2.) 20 Dec 2020 21:31:44
To listen to people talk about bielsa you would think he was the second coming at times.

Today Leeds were very naive. It is not a footballing philosophy to simply vacate the midfield! We could have easily scored 12 or more goals today. Absolutely crazy.


3.) 20 Dec 2020 23:35:16
lets not forget they could of scored six or seven before we start shouting this is our year.


4.) 21 Dec 2020 08:29:45
Daz they had 3 shots on target. Not 6 or 7.


 

 

25 Aug 2020 15:36:25
Jred, you mentioned further down the page about fans attacking Woodwards house based on not being happy about the transfers at the club.

A week after we hire Neil Ashton (former sports editor of the S*n) as our PR guru, a S*n journalist who worked under Neil got a tip of that thugs were going to Woodwards house.

The journalist managed to turn up before the mob and their pitchforks got there. Managed to get some lovely high definition photos. Managed to break the story before anyone else.

Dozens of men turned up when neither Woodward or his family were home. You'd think hardcore fans that were pissed off with how their club was run, who decided to break multiple laws and risk years in prison would double check to see if the man was in the country? Easily google would tell you he was in France on his holidays, there was some nice pictures in the S*n a few days before of him on the train.

After spray painting his walls and throwing flares into the garden, not one arrest was made. Nine of 20 men, one of whom notified the news paper of their plan, were even identified let alone arrested. The journalist broke the law by not notifying the police a crime was going to take place, nothing happened to them.

This was all cooked up to garner sympathy for a man who home fans were going to protest about during our next next home game. Fans were to leave the stadium on th 68th minute in protest of how the club was run.

Poor eds intercom gets spray painted, everyone says those thugs went too far. Now if you cristise ed you're lumped in with the mob. We sign Bruno, no fans walk out.

Imagine staging this nonsense to improve yoir image, instead of you know, getting better at yoir job and doing what's best for the club.

I could do with some of your optimism that's for sure. But we're yet again at the pivotal crossroads and it looks like Ole could be left high and dry.

Mumbles

1.) 25 Aug 2020 16:57:08
Mumbles of course that 100% what happened there are no idiots doing stuff like that . OK
And what difference does it make that he was in France?
Idiots acting like idiots however you want to condone it .
Silly Billy's getting there nickers in a twist after believing what they had read in the media . We signed bruno a few days later which makes it even more pathetic.
But hey if its bern reported or on a cluckbait it must be true? Like the story above?

When do people worry and get so upset over a transfer market, look at the year we have all just, look at other clubs struggling to get by .
We will sign players? But that doesn't mean they are going to be any good .
Its all part of supporting a club through thick and thin.


2.) 25 Aug 2020 17:04:50
Also no i don't think idiots like these would check if he was in .
It was more about making a statement .
The SUN should be a dirty word for every football fan imo . The club reported them over the above .


 

 

 

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25 Aug 2020 19:17:22
Realistically what clubs could afford him?

I think he's a year or two too young for the MLS.

Us, City, Chelsea, PSG, Juventus and Inter are probably the ones who may afford him but this year, who knows?

He obviously has somewhere lined up. My guess would be City.

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23 Aug 2020 18:43:04
That departure list is tough to read. So much wasted money on wages and pissing clubs off.

There were some posters when me, Shappy and others were exposing that Sancho and Grealish were too expensive, we were told "the club know what they're doing". Have a read of that and say that again.

Thanks for taking your time ed to do this, very much appreciated.

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22 Aug 2020 17:38:40
Definetely Shappy. He would be a very astute signing. Seems to a stigma on players who don't make it at the top clubs. He could be a very good addition to our squad.

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19 Aug 2020 23:57:21
The argument was always Sancho and Grealish would cost upwards of £200 million. With the manager showing he can't rotate a team very well and is leajs to the press that the squad is poor, spending that much money on two players is ludacris.

Considering we've been deferring our loans and the uncertainty of what's around the corner. For half that amount of money and some sales, we could bring in 3 or 4 players that would help the manager achieve his goals next year. Because playing the same 11 week in week out and making subs on the 88th minute will probably get us till November before we're in the famous Ole downward spiral.

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19 Aug 2020 20:11:41
Eric, iv used what's known as an analogy. Iv taken Chelsea and Man Citys transfer activity and used "wave" to show the momentum and the fact they seem to be constantly moving.

Anything else?

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19 Jan 2021 13:58:26
Doggy Banter. The side we played on Sunday were certainly not Barcelona.

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19 Jan 2021 13:19:14
We conceded possession and sat deep hoping to hit them on the break. But the problem with playing Fred and McTominay is that they're not particularly good on the ball. Countless times they just goofed the ball up the pitch to no one.

If Ole was disappointed then he had the ability to change it. This squad now has a very good bench. Players that can change games. This habit of giving players 2 minutes at the end of games has to stop. We made 2 subs When in fact 4 or 5 deserved to be hooked off.

This team on their day can beat anyone. I'd just wish the manager was aware of this.

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19 Jan 2021 12:34:02
When it comes to United AJH, I don't enjoy watching us draw. I certainly don't take the positives from a loss either like a few on here.

Iv read dozens of smug posts when we went top like "it's not so bad after all". Like overtaking a Liverpool side that are burnt out was some magnificent acheivement.

We've dropped points in 7 of our 18 league games. We were embarrassing in the Champions league and were yet again dumped out of another semi final.

We're a team that doesn't fair well when we try to defend. Fred and McTominay should never be a midfield pairing, it simply hasn't worked this season.

A point at Anfield is a good one but 60 minutes into that game, we should have smelt blood. As the season unfolds and we find ourselves top, look back at the list of games we've dropped points in. It would have been beneficial to actually have a go and try and win these games?

We have improved on last season. Our record against the lesser teams this year is very impressive. A lot of those games were won by 1 goal so that shows our ability to dig deep and grind out wins. My problem is though in the big games. This goes for the League, Champions League and the semi final.

I wonder will the penny drop for Ole? The league is there for the taking. He talks about United DNA and the United way. The only way he can silence his critics is by winning trophies. Well the big one is there in front of him if he wants it.

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19 Jan 2021 03:33:10
We sit top of the league because the bar has significantly fallen. As Shappy said earlier on, this points total would have us 6th and 4th over the last two years.

Points dropped against our rivals Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal, City, Leicester and Liverpool. 4 points from 18. Showing some ambition in those games could have seen us running away with the league.

Ole is a negative coach. If our previous manager turned out those defensive performances this year plus our embarrassing exit in the Champions League, he would have been roasted.

Looking back at those fixtures leaves a "what if" scenario in my head. We have the players to win any game of football. But I think our manager would rather the headlines after a draw instead of actually trying to win these matches.

The good thing is, the team have shown they can be challenging for the league at the halfway point. So anything other than a proper title challenge this year will be a failure.

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15 Jan 2021 08:30:44
He has to go and try and win this game. The previous set up this season against our rivals and the two Champions league games were incredibly poor.

They may be playing Henderson and Fabinho as their centre backs. Add to that their forward line is mis firing. Normally I wouldn't dream of playing an open game against this Liverpool team but I think as things stand, we have to be brave and take the game to them.

If we play Fred and McTominay and concedes possession to try and counter, we could be in for a long day on Sunday.

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