Manchester United Rumours Member Posts

 

constantine167's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing


No Profile Picture uploaded

Team:


Where from:


Favourite player:


Best team moment:


Interests:


Timezone:




constantine167's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To constantine167's Posts

 

 

To constantine167's last 5 banter posts

 

To constantine167's last 5 banter replies

 

constantine167 has no Rumours Posts

 

 

constantine167's banter posts with other poster's replies to constantine167's banter posts

 

29 Jan 2021 21:39:44
Fortunately or unfortunately, I ended up dozing off the night of the Sheffield United game a little after the team sheets came out.

I did wake up disappointed to see that we lost and my heart did sink a bit while watching the highlights.

Was it a bad performance? Absolutely, yes. Is it the end of the season for us? No, we still have a lot to play for.

After the 6-1 defeat to Spurs, most of us would have gleefully said yes to being 2nd in the league, 3 points ahead of Liverpool and 4 points from the top (of course, we might have negotiated a bit about the Champions’ League bit) . It might not be to the standard of our glory years but we can admit that it’s an improvement. In some way, we ARE moving forward.

As passionate fans, all of us will have areas where we feel the team can improve, where the coach can do things differently or that certain players should be doing better. And it’s human nature to voice out that frustration in some form and I suppose all of us do it, myself included, to let go of that frustration. Some do it differently than others.

Without rambling on, I think what I am trying to say is that we have just gone through a strange year which affected each one of us in different ways. We are here on this site purely out of love for one common element - Manchester United (also for Ed001’s player profiles and tactical analyses and pestering Ed002 to spill some tea on the latest transfer gossip) . All of us have different opinions and more often that not, we might not agree with each other. But, is it too much to ask for all of us to be a bit kinder and bit more emphatic to each other? Just be a bit more united amongst ourselves.

This has been a crazy season and could still get much crazy by the time it ends. Let’s enjoy the ride and remember it for the right reasons if we do end winning something.

constantine167

1.) 29 Jan 2021 21:49:42
Empathetic*

Not emphatic

*Face Palm*.


2.) 29 Jan 2021 22:40:42
I like emphatic. There's definitely not enough emphaticness on this site.


 

 

21 Jan 2021 22:49:30
Anfield Falls!

Loving the meltdown these clearly biased pundits are going through. I am looking at you, Steve Macmanan.

Ironic that their record ended to a 83rd minute Burnley penalty right after Mr Klopp was busy scrutinising our penalty record in recent weeks.

Yet again, goes to show how crazy this season has been and will be. Anything can happen. Even, #21 *wink* *wink*.

constantine167

1.) 22 Jan 2021 06:36:52
They are in despair but I could only see one poster asking for Kopp to go.

It continues to show how odd the season is. Chelsea were being lauded and have bombed, same with Liverpool.

I think we need to ignore other teams and concentrate on ourselves.


2.) 22 Jan 2021 08:19:37
It’s only halfway, we need to get a grip, get reality in sight and realise we need to actually do better in the second half, because even this season I can’t see 80 points being enough.


3.) 22 Jan 2021 08:54:37
The supposed crisis at anfield, they are only 6 points off top spot and a are more than capable of making that up in an inconsist league.
As Tony says, just concentrate on our next game, doesn't matter what others do.
The next set of prem fixtures however could play nicely into the Manchester Clubs hands but again let's just take 1 step at a time.


4.) 22 Jan 2021 10:02:07
What is happening at rival club's is for fans to revel in. The club and the players need to focus on the next game.

You win a league title by playing every game like a cup final. That's the game that matters nothing else.

As United fans we should be bantering the Liverpool fanbase, I'm sure they have bantered us enough over the past few years. And I'm sure many of them come on here and laugh at us every time we have a meltdown on the page because we have lost or even drawn in some cases.

That's all part of being a fan.

The players and the club however need to save their bantering until the end of the season. Nothing would hurt the Scousers more than having to hand our trophy back to us.


 

 

04 Jan 2021 22:57:35
Well done, Saints. Also, was moved by the emotion Hassenhüttl displayed at the end. His first win against Klopp, I believe.

Interesting titbit: Southampton become the first team to beat 7 Premier League winners while they are the reigning champions.

Is it too early to start dreaming?

Feel like we can really kick on. A shrewd signing or two in the January window for critical positions wouldn't go amiss although Ed002 did say we shouldn't expect much action.

Fingers crossed that we keep going. This has probably been the strangest season all of us have experienced and we got to just enjoy the rollercoaster ride.

I hope we go past the in-fighting rampant on our site. I know we messed up the UCL with some mistakes at vital points in the PSG, Leipzig and Istanbul games. But, we still have a lot to look forward to. During this bleak times, let us try to look at things optimistically at least with the team we all love. After all, we do want the best for it and I got to ask those who are complaining "Are you really not entertained by this team? "

constantine167

1.) 04 Jan 2021 23:32:04
Defence wins titles
We need Pau Torres or a 1st team ready centre back.

Look at how Bailly has levelled up the defence. Pau Torres is left footed, fast, can play out and is positionally better than Maguire .

{Ed0666's Note - Steven Hawkins would have been positionally better than McGuire


2.) 05 Jan 2021 08:16:15
Interesting that both the Manchester clubs started late, struggled for a few months, but if they win their games in hand they will be first and second in the league and we are only half way through the season.


 

 

08 Dec 2020 23:22:42
We only have ourselves to blame for getting dumped out at the group stage. It was a tough group but after the start we had, losing our way like this is inexcusable.

Losing at Istanbul, wastefulness at home against PSG and today's defending. That will be remembered over the excellent game in Paris and the 5-0 against RBL.

To setup with a 5 man defence and 2 defensive midfielders but yet be dismantled in the first minutes was hard enough to watch. Solskjaer should have pulled the trigger, admitted he got it wrong and changed it up in the first half. That's what good managers do. You don't wait to change things when the tide is against you.

The two goals did give us a glimmer of hope but I guess all of us can agree that we deserved nothing from the game. Solskjaer's decision to use his last two substitutions on TFM and Tuanzebe was puzzling.

Why not James as a right wing-back to provide some more width and pace instead of TFM? It felt almost like a defeatist move and damage control.

Infuriatingly, it again is two steps backward after we take one ahead.

As a fan, all I can do is continue supporting the club every week and enjoy the ups and downs. But, all of us do know that change is required across the club right from the top to the coaching methods used. But, realistically, can we hope for that to happen?

constantine167

1.) 09 Dec 2020 00:00:59
I’d be surprised if Ole keeps his job if we lost to City, but these players have a knack of saving his skin. Something tells me that this will be the one where they’re either unable (or perhaps even unwilling) to pull his feet out of the fire.

After City we have 8 winnable fixtures on the spin before we travel to Anfield (Leicester could be tricky, but you’d like to think we’d be the favorites at home with a competent manager at the helm who’s still riding that new manager hype train) .

If I had to guess, we’ll get thumped by City (5-2) and then have Poch in place no later that the Leeds game on the 21st.

{Ed0666's Note - I’m not so sure his job is safe as his buddies in the media are turning on him.


 

 

05 Dec 2020 21:17:04
Well, I am confused as everyone else on here.

Which Manchester United will turn up for the next game will be anyone's guess. I can't help but hoping that with just a bit more consistency and maybe one or two smart additions in key positions, this team just might do well in the coming seasons or is that too much to dream of?

Coming to today's game, I don't think any of us complained about the teamsheet prior to the game. So, it was a bit of a shock to see us so open at the back and struggling to get some control in the game.

I, too, was perplexed when Cavani was withdrawn instead of Martial at HT but Ole explained that later. In any case, I think all three subs (forced or otherwise) had an impact on the game.

Bruno was simply outstanding once he was on. 8 chances created in 45 minutes are crazy numbers and could have registered some more assists had others buried their chances - I'm looking at you, Marcus.

Also, major kudos to Henderson. He kept his head after the relentless in the first half, put in a peach of a ball along the touchline (Moyes might disagree all he wants) which essentially sparked our comeback coupled with a beautiful save to keep a well-taken freekick out. Would love to see more of him.

Coming to things we could improve - Martial really needs to step-up if he wants to be regular starter. It didn't help that Greenwood seemed much more livelier in the middle and also scored a goal via a delicious take.
I am still not convinced with Pogba. Yes, he did score an amazing goal but didn't do much of note otherwise. There was a point where he casually lost the ball in our half and had to be bailed out by Maguire - instances which frustrate me.

Was it a perfect performance? No.

But one could argue that this was a reflection of many, many SAF games where we came from behind so I wouldn't focus on the first half too much. However, it does highlight our over-reliance on certain players which could be a problem if they are forced out of action. So, food for thought.

About the Ole debates which seem to turn slightly toxic once in a while - everyone can have an opinion and should be able to voice it. Whether it is about Ole or whether it is about the club's management but I don't think all that should come in the way of a fan's love and enjoyment of the game.

Leave the cribbing and ranting aside during the game. We might win some and we might lose some. Let's just enjoy the ride and celebrate every happy moment like they deserve to be instead of squabbling amongst ourselves.

Hoping the Top 3 drop some points this matchday. Also, the Chelsea - Leeds game looks like a cracker for anyone not watching it yet. Happy weekend, Red Devils!

constantine167

1.) 05 Dec 2020 21:47:19
It’s ridiculous isn’t it, but it’s bloody good fun.


2.) 05 Dec 2020 22:53:26
We have the players to compete. Bruno is superb.
I though the selection today was good with the exception of pogba and vdb who i thought should be in the opposite roles vdb is not a no10 imo he rarely played there for ajax. Cavani injury explains martial staying on .
2 massive games next week. Let's hope they recover.


3.) 06 Dec 2020 15:41:12
I agree Ken, we have a really good squad and arguably, the strongest in terms of depth. That should go in our favour given the busy schedule.

I actually think we should have capitalised on Liverpool and City's slight stutter to the start of the season.


 

 

 

constantine167 has no Rumour Replies

 

 

constantine167's banter replies

 

Click To View This Thread

27 Apr 2021 16:57:25
GK - Oblak - Slovenia
RB - Trent Alexander-Arnold - England
CB - Sergio Ramos - Spain
CB - VVD - Netherlands
LB - Alphonso Davies - Canada
DM - Joshua Kimmich - Germany
CM - Luka Modric - Croatia
CM - Marco Verratti - Italy
RW - Kylian Mbappe - France
ST - Robert Lewandowski - Polland
LW - Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal.

constantine167

 

 

Click To View This Thread

20 Apr 2021 16:05:37
I am from India and I would be totally against the idea.

A system where the team essentially plays over-glorified friendlies against the so-called big names of European football every week is something I wouldn't be in support of, ever. If it does go through, somehow, beyond all the opposition against it from fans, players and coaches, that will be end of me as a Manchester United fan.

constantine167

 

 

Click To View This Thread

14 Apr 2021 15:51:59
Given that there have been discussions for and against the listed strikers, my shortlist/ wishlist of strikers that I would choose apart from them are:


Proven strikers:

Lautaro Martinez

Raul Jimenez (PL proven - remains to see how his comeback looks like)

Punts on younger strikers:

Patson Daka (He might be more of a rotational option to start with and would involve Cavani staying on or a Cavani like signing for next season)

Darwin Nunez.

constantine167

 

 

Click To View This Thread

29 Jan 2021 21:49:42
Empathetic*

Not emphatic

*Face Palm*.

constantine167

 

 

Click To View This Thread

20 Jan 2021 22:39:36
I would hope so, Ports. Especially if he has the same spirit and attitude. That would be the optimistic view about it.

The cynical side would be to say that he might be stepping up only because he knows it would help him get a big move and have more suitors available.

Either way, having a Pogba performing at higher standards is a win-win for us.

constantine167