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29 Nov 2014 07:54:04
Hi read in the mirror this morning something about Herrera being alleged of match fixing when previously in Spain. They won the game in question so can anyone shed some light on this. I'm assuming from the article that is something to do with getting some payment for winning the game


{Ed001's Note - it is common practice in Spain for clubs to offer payments to other teams to try harder at the end of the season, when the game would otherwise be meaningless to the team they wish to win. Odd system, but could that be anything to do with it? Only that is legal there, though it shouldn't be.}

1.) I read something about this, I don't think he's getting in trouble for it I just think he's being questioned to see if he knows anything about it, I doubt it it's probably between the clubs finance chiefs but you never know.

2.) Agree ed that does appear to be a weird system but thanks for the info. Article seemed to indicate he could be in trouble if implicated. Think the lads done well on the pitch so far considering the time he has been at the club.

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in discussing this matter but I will say that Toni Doblas is key to this whole thing.}



19 Feb 2014 08:05:00
Ed's with joleon lescotts contract expiring at end of season do you think it likely moyes will try and sign him? I don't personally want him at ot but heard a little rumour that the above might happen


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) A nice concise response that allays all my fears. Thanks ed



01 Nov 2013 08:24:55
Read this morning that rvp wants a rest due to niggling injuries. Don't think this is a bad thing as played well without him (not knocking rvp just think he hasn't been as good this year which could be accounted for due to having knocks)


1.) Has more to do with Moyes moronic pre-season training. RVP had a barren spell after Christmas under Fergie but still came good. The fact he has any niggles is down to the training regime. I feel sorry for him - he must have felt made up this time last year and now he's probably looking around wondering why he signed for United. He would never have signed if Moyes was manager 18 months ago.

2.) It would give us a chance to play Rooney up top with Kagawa in behind. That seems to get the best out of both players. Put Januzaj on one of the flanks and that should be some good football there.

3.) RVP is not in the best form.Rooney will never be as good as RVP when both are at their best.All players suffer from niggles it is the nature of the game.What need to happen is a working plan to get him through the problems.

4.) IanO you can't say that. Rooney and Rvp are different types of strikers. No doubt Rvp has better movement and finishing but Rooney has a wider range of passing, he's a stronger runner on the ball, puts in a lot more effort defensively and joins in with the build up play to help get things ticking.

There is no point trying to compare them just enjoy the fact they're both world class.

5.) IanO- rooney is the best player we have got, like ozwald said, he does more than just scoring, take him out of our team and we are nowhere near as strong, both top players but RVP is just a goalscorer, dosen't do half the stuff rooney produces, I would day rvp is more clinical and does what he has to as a striker, but rooney is a grafter and mops up all around the pitch



20 Aug 2013 07:48:48
Spoke to a friend who is involved with Everton and he told me they do not need to sell players so we can't expect that to be a factor when after fellaini/baines. He did say that they had expected bids for fellaini though and stated in his opinion fellaini may be moved on if Martinez would prefer to use the money for his targets. I'm guessing from that any fellaini bid would come down to Martinez decision if kenwright feels the amount is suitable


1.) Another made up story.

2.) Would Fellaini and Baines REALLY make that much of a difference to our first 11.
I am worried they only look good, because they are playing in an average Everton side. Would they shine at OT? I remain to be convinced.

3.) I would say average the ripped us to pieces at goodison last year I think there better than people give them credit for think they have just lacked match winners but that's changed now I was gob smacked when I saw they passed the ball more than anyone else at weekend that's a different approach now they have mirallas barkley baines fellaini all can win matches for them if there strikers can notch 50 goals for them then they could be top 4 don't underestimate them they are a team that look balanced and a threat and in barkley he could be stand out player this season in prem the kid is so gifted I have not seen midfielder like that for long time people say he is similar to Gerrard but I think he could be better he is better with the ball at his feet reminds me of Zidane but we are going to see a great player grace the prem

4.) I kinda got the impression from my friend that Baines isn't available (obviously an obscene amount of money offered could change this) however fellaini is a potentially viable sale. oh and no name who stated this is a made up story I can assure you its not but for blatantly obvious reasons I can't say who my friend is. I will say though that I have never posted any rumours on here before as haven't had the info but this time I could help out fellow readers of this site with valid info.




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25 Nov 2021 14:19:29
Is Cantona pulling people's leg?


1.) 25 Nov 2021 14:36:26
He always does :)



17 Jul 2016 09:28:39
After mourinho's first game thought i would comment on his start so far from my opinion. First i would say it was nice to see him off his seat and on the touchline expressing his wishes to the team which the majority felt was a weakness of lvg last season. He is also acutely aware of the fans issues with the team last year so has also provided the soundbites when interviewed to ensure fans hear what they expect and support him passionately from the outset. Now i am not implying that utd fans would not support him but am highlighting in my opinion one of his biggest strengths which is the psychological aspect of human beings. It is well known that mourinho interacts differently with each player dependent on what he feels will get the best out of them so it will be interesting how this pans out with the squad (will they fight for him like zlatan, lampard etc or turn against him like casillas did) . Mourinho is well known for his guided discovery approach which he originally learned from lvg who learnt it from rinus michels and i believe the best leaders understand that to get the best out of people they have to feel something for the individual (in this case mourinho) . One of my favourite examples of psychology to fire up players is shankly's chelsea fa cup brochure (yes i know he was from a great rival team but the idea is genius) . I am sorry for the long post but thought it makes a change from who we need to sign as sometimes i feel people have the idea that you just buy the best and you will win everything but there is much more to it than just having the best team (as leicester, portugal, greece etc have shown) .


1.) 17 Jul 2016 10:05:24
Good post.

2.) 17 Jul 2016 10:36:27
Really good post booked😉.

3.) 17 Jul 2016 16:50:11
Top post.



20 May 2015 19:05:11
Hoping Sunderland win tonight to add a little bit of excitement to our last game (i sppreciate hull fans won't share my opinion as the game will be tense enough for them as it is)




25 Apr 2015 07:58:57
Hi eds I have seen a couple of stories that depay flew into Manchester to have talks with Liverpool and that they have permission to talk to him (so should have agreed a fee with his club). Is this true and if so do united have permission too as found it strange he flew into manchester (unless this airport was nearest destination available of course)


{Ed002's Note - Try and ignore tittle=tattle like this.}

1.) 25 Apr 2015 09:40:01
Fair enough, thanks for the response ed.

2.) 25 Apr 2015 09:51:33
I was at the airport and I saw him. He was wearing sunglasses, a baseball cap and a comedy moustache but it was definitely him as he was in full kit with his name on the back. I caught up with him and asked him was it true he was here to talk toLiverpool. he said 'Ja, for sure, as they are a massive club'

3.) 25 Apr 2015 13:03:26
I'm disappointed ajh thought he might have been in Elvis gear :)



29 Jan 2015 17:45:53
Hi eds I know you don't like to talk about numbers but are you aware if united are still overspent on wages for ffp now we have some more commercial revenue deals agreed. Respect if you don't want to discuss it but thought I would ask as your very knowledgeable on these subjects.


{Ed002's Note - This is why I don't want to talk about money. The commercial revenue makes no difference to the wages.}




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24 Jun 2022 08:09:03
Srestha I was not joking. If you know Phil Jones and he has said or intimated to you he does not want to leave his comfort zone then fair play I accept you are right.

If you do not know him then who are you to make these comments about someone's character as if they were clear facts. If you are making out your thoughts are the truth without any info and slating someone that is character assassination in my book.

You keep saying about him not playing has erased the memory of his football but my issue was you saying his leeching. I tend to agree we need a better defender but that is not what I refer to in my response.

You are right players sometimes move for game time but there are also lots of players who turn down opportunity to stay and fight for their place back. You seem to know the truth as you say so if you know him well enough I accept your thoughts.

I just personally feel that Phil Jones (or any player) would have a lot to consider around his personal life/ family before making a move and should consider those above the wants of some utd fan only considering their own perspective. Should he have got an extension, possibly not but I understand him signing it to fight for his place back.

If you do not know him and are just making up things that sound right in your head without facts then top bolloxology to you.





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23 Jun 2022 10:02:01
Way to go with the character assassination and saying he is leeching off the club. I don't know Phil Jones but most of the ex players I know hated being injured and found that the hardest thing.

They are not playing and fear the replacement would knock them out of the squad. I would assume in that position I would sign a new contract to give me an opportunity to fight for my place back. Its not even as simple as going somewhere else to play as he would have considered his kids, homelife etc.

I know ex players who rejected moves with more money as the impact on family, schooling were too great so it is not as simple as saying he had offers so is a leech cause he did not take them. Personally I don't blame him at all and you may be blasting someone who is just determined to still have a career and try and succeed at utd.




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29 Aug 2017 18:10:29
In my opinion I would be less surprised if we end up with mahrez than sanchez. I don't think we will sign either really and kinda hope griezman is still our target once a. madrid can replace him.




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20 Dec 2015 16:14:02
redman i too believe pep will go to city but only time will tell if he is a success there (he will be backed well of course in the transfer market) . I personally wouldn't be happy with jose as some are saying but this is due to his behaviour at last 2 clubs. Should the united board decide to change manager then i am not sure who would be best should pep go blue (chelsea or city)




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15 Sep 2015 18:13:39
i too have been surprised by some of the signings made by what some would call smaller clubs. I can see a fair few more quality players coming in when the new cash deal kicks in next season making for a very tight league with lots more so called surprise defeats for the bigger clubs. I did actually think the money was coming this year when the likes of shaquiri etc but an ed thankfully explained it was the next season





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05 Aug 2022 12:15:46
It may be the same players but the performance and tactics have been a lot better in preseason and for me the question will be can they maintain this or will they return to previous years work rate.
I am quietly optimistic that the players will buy into eth standards and although I doubt we will win a trophy I fully expect to see big improvements should they maintain what we have seen from a eth team so far.




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02 Aug 2022 12:00:20
I don't know much about him but he apparently won 69% of his aerial duels last year which is not too shabby (unless the Dutch league has a large percentage of shorter players) . Like most I have only seen him in the recent friendly but he looked composed on the ball and his positioning was good. Perhaps being in the right place negates some of his lack of height or perhaps he has a good leap on him. We are sure to find out very shortly but I am not overly concerned currently.




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19 Jul 2022 16:03:52
Ken I think we are a better team to watch for sure already. Yes there will be times we are caught out on the break as we are committing numbers to attack but so far I have seen better passing and possession with intent.
There has been no player tantrums from what I have seen and more importantly no passengers with all running not walking back. Considering the short space of time eth has been coaching them i think there is plenty of evidence to back up our optimism for what he can do once he fully knows the players and has had a couple of transfer windows.




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19 Jul 2022 14:35:42
I am starting to be quietly optimistic that we could have a good season. I don't think we will be challenging for the title but would not be surprised if we are not far off if the players continue to do as eth asks and maintain the current commitment they are showing in pre-season.

I would agree with the things AJH wants to see and would argue apart from players picked on merit (it is preseason) we have seen all of these things so far.

Ps. Did anyone else hear eth shout "David what are you doing" when he cleared the ball down field instead of playing out from the back near the end of the Palace game. Love it. Setting standards.




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14 Jul 2022 14:41:46
Strangely I think dvdb will have a better season and think he may do well. I have to be honest and say this is just a gut feeling and he has not been great at utd or Everton but imo he was good for ajax.
I just have a feeling once the whole side get used to quick passing and creating triangles this may benefit him by suiting his game and help his performances.

I hope I am right as it would mean he played well for our team but I could just as easily be wrong.