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03 Oct 2020 18:48:27
Looks like we have signed cavani.


1.) 03 Oct 2020 19:07:24
Am I the only one who is genuinely excited about Cavani.
He would give us a different dimention to our game. I know many fans are thinking Alexis take two but I think Cavani could offer us alot. Is it desperate? Maybe. But we need another CF and we could do a lot worse than him.

2.) 03 Oct 2020 19:07:25
He's a very good player but I hope this isn't true. Very high wages and signing on fee for a number 9 when we badly need reinforcements in other areas ahead of that.

The Telles deal seems dead but if we couldn't stretch an extra few million for him but are willing to pay Cavani very high wages for a year or two, it shows the amateurs are at it again.

3.) 03 Oct 2020 19:10:09

4.) 03 Oct 2020 19:21:49
If it’s the only signing I’ll be gutted. If he supplements a left back and right winger I’ll be delighted.

5.) 03 Oct 2020 19:21:54
I don't like these kind of signings to be honest I think you should build for the future.
That said he might be a good fit with how we play, can and will play any of the front 3 positions .
2 years younger than ibra was when he signed .
But not the way forward imo, have to see how he does tho . Time will tell.

{Ed047's Note - to be fair, you have a fair few younger players and have been buying up more, your current front 3 our still young so can only really be a plus.

6.) 03 Oct 2020 19:22:25
Feels desperate - but if he comes as well as a RW then that’s more like it. Adds some serious firepower and a proper No9.

7.) 03 Oct 2020 19:22:40
I’d be happy with him too.
Ighalo gets worse each time he plays, whilst Martial is either incredible or woeful. Cavani will give us a genuine alternative option and he WILL score goals.

8.) 03 Oct 2020 19:26:17
He is a far better player than ighalo.

9.) 03 Oct 2020 19:26:33
We need maturity and we need winners, people with the right mentality. He may be past his best but he ticks those boxes and he’s still class.

10.) 03 Oct 2020 19:33:15
Cavani is injury prone, will demand huge sign on fee and huge wages, more than 33 years old.
Panic buy written all over it.

11.) 03 Oct 2020 19:58:53
Can any of the eds comment on hia professionalism, attitude etc? Is he a good guy to have around?

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in any tittle tattle about the incident with the koala bear.}

12.) 03 Oct 2020 20:05:18
Cavani will be an excellent veteran for our young players to learn from, just like Blanc and Larsson were, just like Mata is.

13.) 03 Oct 2020 20:11:55
Well we do have a history of signing big name stars past their best, the new Zlatan or Falcao. Shows a bit of desperation though as no way Cavani was a target at the beginning of the transfer window.
Makes you wonder what our transfer policy is, make stupid bids on top targets then sign a free agent who no-one else wanted.

14.) 03 Oct 2020 20:19:53
Would this signing be instead of pursuing a RW?

15.) 03 Oct 2020 20:22:04
Ed02 I have literally no idea what you're talking about.

{Ed002's Note - That is good - you won’t find out from me.}

16.) 03 Oct 2020 21:42:10
LOL Ed, we need more characters with koala gear tendencies.

17.) 03 Oct 2020 21:44:44
Signing another player past his best on massive wages. Just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber, you do something like this. And totally redeem yourself!

18.) 03 Oct 2020 22:15:52
When people say he’s injury prone, do they mean he had a few injuries last season? He’s not been injury prone at all in his career and been rated highly wherever he’s played.

19.) 04 Oct 2020 07:50:38
I think this is a clever move i really do we needed another striker and u don't get much better than Cavani on a free if he's half the player he used to be then that's still miles better than ighalo.
I think its more important we get telles shaws not good enough and is always injured too and offers nothing going forward same as AWB on the other side so i would shift williams to RB play him and telles on either side would give us a whole new dimension as our full backs are too defensive for my likig at the moment.

20.) 04 Oct 2020 10:32:47
Ed002, I heard it was a Koala bear and it's mum wasn't very happy about it.



25 Aug 2020 10:58:38
Ed are united really showing an interest in fati and is there any chance of him leaving barcelona.


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}



01 Jul 2020 20:05:30
Smalling and sanzhez loaned for another 12 month.


1.) 01 Jul 2020 20:13:35
I guess it is till end of this season only. august 1st week max.

2.) 01 Jul 2020 20:14:38
That's not correct mate. Their deals have been extended to coincide with the remainder of the serie A season. Nothings been agreed for next season as of yet.

3.) 01 Jul 2020 22:10:25
ah must of mis read it.

4.) 02 Jul 2020 09:59:37
Loans to cover European ties in August still to be agreed.

5.) 02 Jul 2020 10:31:12
jred i seen on sky it said smalling loan for another season and Sanchez till end of current.

maybe a typo on sky.



27 Jun 2020 15:42:19
Sancho on the bench again.


{Ed0666's Note - probably had another unsanctioned haircut

1.) 27 Jun 2020 15:52:39
It’s obvious his head has been turned however with C.V. 19 etc I just can’t see us paying what Dortmund want. There might not be anyone pay it either so he could very well stay. Think it’s best for the lad to get on with it and not burn any bridges, after all Dortmund have been good for him.



04 Jun 2020 18:15:13
Can we tick werner of the list looks like he is off to Chelsea.


{Ed002's Note - Other sides have an interest in Werner as I have explained. Liverpool have not contacted RBL or made an offer but have disrupted there player through a series of illegal approaches. RBL have spoken with other sides including Inter Milan and Chelsea but have maintained the stance that the player has had his head turned. If an acceptable offer has been made by Chelsea then they will have permission to talk with the player. It is then down to the player to decide if he wants to make the move - and remember he has previously expressed a desire to join Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Liverpool. If Liverpool do wish to buy the player, and they should do the principled thing, then they need to make an acceptable offer for the player - but as I have explained money may well be an issue to Liverpool. So the ball is in the court of the player and Liverpool. But there remains some way to go.}

1.) 04 Jun 2020 18:39:00
Werner is obviously a good player and doesn’t look like we’ve been in for him despite his previous quotes wishing to play for United and Liverpool (a slightly worrying sign in itself) . Ed’s comment suggests Livepool may need to sell before buying. Good news for the rest of the Prem.

Interesting to see what happens next. Werner to Chelsea may perhaps free up Sancho to United?

2.) 05 Jun 2020 04:18:38
A little disappointed that we didn’t make a move for him as I can see him being very successful in the Premier League, but I suppose right wing and center midfield are more important right now.

3.) 05 Jun 2020 14:43:13
Liverpool at it again with the illegal approaches. They should have points deducted from this season's total. Preferably 25.

4.) 06 Jun 2020 03:05:32
Not to fussed. He tends to occupy the same spaces as rashford from what I've read. Additionally ighalo provides the necessary cover in the short term.

5.) 07 Jun 2020 22:51:12
We don’t need him. We have Martial, Rashford, Ighalo and let’s not forget Sanchez on the books still when he comes back.




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25 Oct 2020 05:47:51
I'm not sure the team selection was as surprising as has been made out .
4231 is our main formation maguire is captain and was always going to come back in. Tuenz had a great game against psg but thst was his first game in 8 month . Telles also played well at psg but not even in the squad, must have s bit of a knock . Would be a strange decision to leave him out completely if he never .
So with that in mind a back 4 isn't that much of a surprise.
Cm picks itself after the psg game imo its a strong area for Chelsea, having a 10 in there allowed bruno to pick up jorghino out of possession. He starts a lot of play for Chelsea and ran the show in the fa cup game .
Up top mata came in for martial, can't complain to much with that he had a very good game against Newcastle.
James was probably lucky to start but also the alternatives greenwood returning from a knock or the naughty boys step and cavani still finding his feet where both probably unlikely to start, although I would of liked to of seen 1 of them in from the start . I thought cavani looked sharp looking forward to seeing more of him.
Poor game to watch, to a certain degree cancelled each other out, but an OK result.


{Ed025's Note - unfortunately maguire wont be available next week jred...the WWF have a show on in boston mate.. :)

1.) 25 Oct 2020 07:12:05
Ed25 he got away with 1.

{Ed025's Note - he really did jred, i was disappointed with the game to be honest mate and thought united would have built on the PSG result, but for me ole picked the wrong side and james should be nowhere near the side, just my opinion of course..

2.) 25 Oct 2020 07:32:22
Ed25 I can understand the team like I havd said above.
I would of liked cavani or greenwood to start if I'm honest but both are just coming back .
I think 1 of them may start on Wednesday and of course martial will come back in .
Its strange telles wasn't involved,

{Ed025's Note - it just seems like its 1 step forward 2 steps back jred, united need to go on a bit of a run like they did at the end of last season and get back into the race, but they wont do that by constantly changing the side and losing momentum mate..

3.) 25 Oct 2020 07:33:04
Yor right Ed025. James is not good enough for starting sport let alone being in 18 squad. You can see why Ole is deemed not good enough lacks consistency, tactical awareness, rare makes right selection despite having some decent players in the squad.

{Ed025's Note - i fear your right andy, just when i think united are getting there they seem to shoot themselves in the foot, and im an evertonian so i dont know what its like for you united supporters mate..

4.) 25 Oct 2020 08:13:04
Our front players get a lot of plaudits but I never feel like they are confident in 1 on 1 situations with a GK. its like a feeling of dread appears when they get in those positions. There keeper was good but I believe if we had a Jamie Vardy or Sadio Mane yesterday, we win the game. We need that selfish forward player.

5.) 25 Oct 2020 08:23:54
That line up sets up James to fail offensively. He was in there to cover their wing backs going forward. Too defensive from OGS/ Phelan yesterday. They were there for the taking.

6.) 25 Oct 2020 09:36:42
Dan's main attribute is his pace, which works well in a team set up for the counter attack, which is what Ole went for yesterday. The only thing he should be training on day in, day out is crossing that ball.



22 Oct 2020 08:47:32
Been reading a lot of posts about how good our squad is, which is strange because only a few week ago it was all about how poor it it was and we needed 5 players to compete.

So has woodward and co done a good job after all building a squad?


1.) 22 Oct 2020 10:02:55
Jred - a couple of decent results does not absolve the board of a disastrous transfer window and if we lose to Chelsea at the weekend we'll be plunged straight back into crisis mode once again.

As I've said on countless occasions Utd are always one game away from a crisis.

The big question for me is can Ole find a system that can bring some consistency and authority to our performances or will we spend another season jumping from one crisis to the next until he eventually finishes 4th or gets the sack.

2.) 22 Oct 2020 10:09:32
Peoples opinions change with the wind. The end of November will show whether or not Utd are back and competing.

There was an noticeable improvement on Tuesday. The team played as a team. They looked comfortable. However I fully expect OGS to recall Maguire and revert to 4231.

3.) 22 Oct 2020 10:15:12
I think this squad has potential. Many of our key players are still many years away from their peak.

Players like Henderson, AWB, Tuanzebe, Shaw, DvdB, McTominay, James, Martial and Rashford. Are all 23/ 24 or younger and at least 2-4 years away from their peak.

While we have some fantastic players in the next age bracket down in Mengi, Laird, Williams, Garner, Levitt, Mejbri, Pellistri, Chong, Traore and of course Greenwood. All of whom are 6-8 years away from their peaks.

If your looking at players in their peak years we have DDG, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Fred, Pogba and Fernandes. All of whom are 26-29.

While players like Mata, Matic and Cavani offer experience.

So we have some great young players who are a few years away. What we are maybe missing in one or two more players in their peak years. So it still feel like a team that is going to be great rather than one that is great right now. I think the good thing is that actually how many players we might need to bring in will depend on how many of those players from the youngest age group steps up and become top players.

While the club needs to move on players like Grant, Romero, Jones, Rojo, Bailly, Lingard, Andreas Pereira etc. All of whom are just blocking the youngest group of players.

It's a decent squad on paper, and one with huge potential. It's all about moving those on that aren't required, and getting the most out of the young player, helping them fulfill their potential.

I'm quite positive moving forward, our club has only ever been successful when there has been a large proportion of academy graduates in the first team. So I look at the likes of Henderson, Laird, Williams, Tuanzebe, Mengi, McTominay, Garner, Levitt, Rashford and Greenwood and I see ten players who if they all reach their potential could be key players in our team for the next decade.

While the club has spent a fortune in bringing in new players to our academy over the past couple of summers. Meaning that there is a hot bed of young talent just a few years younger who could match or surpass those youngster.

I think there is a lot to look forward to with this squad, and if managed correctly we could have the seeds already sown for the next dynasty.

{Ed025's Note - you make some good points there ken....i mean shappy.. :)

4.) 22 Oct 2020 10:52:01
Its almost like we are building a squad. Which takes time and patience.

Is there an argument that we have been fairly consistent for a number of months now?
I think we have done well since the turn of the year really .

5.) 22 Oct 2020 12:46:43
All we need now Jred is a manager that knows what to do with it.

6.) 22 Oct 2020 13:07:12
Jred - Results definitely improved once Fernandes signed but we can't ignore that we fell short in both the FA and Europa Cup semi finals.

We needed a big summer to kick on and improve but we didn't strengthen in the right areas. I think it can be argued that we didn't sign a single player that significantly improves the starting 11. Whether Telles starts over Shaw remains to be seen and there doesn't appear to be a plan for VdB other than deputy to Fernandes. The two youngsters obviously aren't ready and Cavani doesn't strike me as a player that significantly improves our starting 11 due to his age and injury record. Other teams have invested which makes the window even more frustrating and our position precarious and uncertain.

That being said we still have some very good players and if Ole can find a system that is able to get the best out of them then maybe he can still make the most out of an underwhelming situation.

I think Ole must find the balance between defensive solidarity and attacking intent. Fred and Mctominay have added energy, mobility and industry to the midfield which has stiffened the defence and given a platform for our attacking players to perform. How long Ole can resist picking Pogba remains to be seen but he clearly doesn't work as an holding midfielder.

I like the look of a midfield diamond which I think could be used for the majority of the games which gives us both defensive security and enables us to get most of our best midfielders on the pitch at the same time which is our strength in my opinion.

In the bigger games I think we could revert to a back three and look to play on the counter which has proven to be really effective.

Ole clearly has plenty of options and if he can choose the correct one for the right games we could even surprise ourselves. Let's wait and see it's been a fantastic start to a really challenging period and if you had asked me during the international break I'd have said Ole was under real pressure. The last two games have given us some much needed confidence and Ole has made the correct decisions let's hope it lasts!

7.) 22 Oct 2020 13:31:24
Spot on manc man.

8.) 22 Oct 2020 13:40:45
2 semi finals is still only 2 games. The Chelsea game was poor but I though we played well against sevilla just one of them nights . That's cup football .
Do we need to significantly improve the first 11? I'm not sure, I think our first 11 can beat anyone but we have looked a bit light on the bench . I think we needed to improve the squad more than the first 11 imo.

9.) 22 Oct 2020 14:11:18
Jred - it's two very important games though and games you need to win if you want to win trophies.

I think we're talking at cross purposes pal because if we want to compete with the likes of Liverpool, City dare I say Bayern then yes we really do need to improve the starting 11.

If we are content on finishing in the top 4 every season then we might just be ok but I certainly wouldn't bet my mortgage on it.

Anyway I've really enjoyed the last couple of games and long may it continue. Let's see where we are after this very tough run of fixtures mate.

10.) 22 Oct 2020 14:29:42
Dlib get on the script. We ignore losses completely and we ignore boring play and we ignore recent league losses and pick a time frame where stats can back up our thought process.

11.) 22 Oct 2020 14:59:34
Lol it was 2 games I would argue that the Leicester game which confirmed our CL status was a bigger game than either of the semi finals .
But again that is just one game so we should maybe look at the season as a whole. We finished 3rd and reached 2 semi finals .

Good look closing the gap and passing the scouse in one transfer window during thd C.V. C.V.
I personally think you need to build a squad and it takes time.
And as you havd said built up the squad.

12.) 22 Oct 2020 17:37:47
This was a great squad last year. Now we need to build 😂.

13.) 22 Oct 2020 18:21:44
Angle its a decent squad last season i'm not sure I would of said great . But each to their own.

14.) 23 Oct 2020 09:30:27
We still need x1 CB (at least), x1 CDM, x1 RW, x1 striker, perhaps the nippers Pellistri and Amad will surprise us as may Cavani (but that's short term) but we are a few positions away from really kicking on. We can beat anyone on our day but we can also get thrashed by anyone on our day, its that inconsistency that is an issue, at present I don't see us finishing higher than 3rd again nor do I see we have strengthened sufficiently yet. Some maybe happy with 3rd and semi final losses, maybe I'm spoilt because I've come from the 80's to see us develop under Fergie but I'm not accepting mediocrity, however, I'll say what I've said a thousand times, people can think Ole is the man or not, until we address our club structure it really doesn't matter as we will continue to be also rans until that is dealt with. While I back Ole and the team I know in my heart he is not the man to take us up the level we need even if we had strengthened correctly, yes he's a club legend, he's doing his best and yes a nice guy and I love him for all of that but we as a club are in need of restructure, proper strengthening in key areas and a manager that can propel us towards challenging for titles, until such times I just enjoy the ride but I can't pretend that I am happy that we get thrashed by Spurs and Palace at OT and think we are doing OK, we have some long roads ahead that will remain long until we as a club address a few issues.



21 Oct 2020 10:11:21
Tuanzebe was impressive last night .
After 8 month out and only back in training for 2 week it shows the faith ole has in him
Maybe why we never bought a cb 🤔.


1.) 21 Oct 2020 10:43:51
Proper centre back performance although he was helped by the way Ole set up with a back 5, meant he had plenty of cover from AWB and lindelof.

Some of his recovery runs were really good and exactly what were crying out for at centre back.

Bailly seems to be injured again, i think its time to call time on his united career unfortunately as i don't think it will ever work out for him at the club. Maguire and lindelof have their obvious limitations.

If axel can't make it this season, he won't get a better chance.

2.) 21 Oct 2020 11:42:03
Jred - Tuanzebe was absolutely brilliant last night! He really shouldn't have been able to play that well considering it was his first game of football in nearly a year following injury.

Without wanting to go overboard he actually looked like our star CB returning from a serious injury to bolster a much maligned and criticised defence in his absence.

I remember him pocketing Sanchez when he first broke into the first team a few years ago and last night he was just as impressive.

The kid has obviously got huge potential and if he can stay fit and clear of injury he won't have a better opportunity to force his way into the team. Delighted for him.

3.) 21 Oct 2020 12:21:13
Knocking on the door for 2 years he just has had no luck with injury.
Let's hope he gets an injury free run so that he can stake his claim.

4.) 21 Oct 2020 12:38:20
Ole has faith in Tuanzebe.
Always spoke highly about him and even gave him captaincy during a Europa game last season.

Perfect time for him to shine.

5.) 21 Oct 2020 21:47:50
He was excellent. Be a shame if he is dropped for Maguire when he returns.



20 Oct 2020 22:02:13
Good performance tonight coming of a decent performance at the weekend .
Its almost as if after no preseason 1 sort of friendly we are finding a bit of fitness, match sharpness and form .
Ole done well tonight.
Lost 2 league games since feb, decent season and 3rd last season maybe things aren't as bad as some make out .




27 Sep 2020 18:09:04
Remember all the post just a few days ago about city not looking tired etc etc .


1.) 27 Sep 2020 18:20:50
Pep lost, sack him. Clueless, defence all at sea, most expensive squad in the league. Cheque book manager. Bye Pep.

2.) 27 Sep 2020 18:21:26
I imagine pep and the coaching staff will be resigning first thing tomorrow jred 😂😂.

3.) 27 Sep 2020 18:32:11
City are not good enough they have lost leaders and characters from that team. They used to be a strong team with the likes of Yaya Toure, Kompany, Zabaleta then they had the craft of David Silva. They haven't improved nowhere near enough for me and can't rely on Aguero anymore either. As sad as it is I see another comfortable title win for our lovely rivals 😳.

4.) 27 Sep 2020 18:34:13
Pep’s problem is always the same, he thinks he can win without organising his defence. If he gets Dias, he’ll probably get away with it if he can keep him and Laporte fit. But the defence relies upon individual ability, not any tactical plan.

5.) 27 Sep 2020 18:37:44
Why do people try to justify us appointing a very inexperienced manager with nothing on his CV to suggest he’s up to the job against one of the most successful managers to grace the game?

6.) 27 Sep 2020 18:44:01
Stand what's it got to do with ole?
Both pep and rodri spoke before the match about the effects of having no pre season.
But look at all the post just a couple of days ago .

7.) 27 Sep 2020 18:51:12
Stand pep won it all with the best club side potentially the world has ever seen. He then continued to win a one horse race in Germany. Came to england, has spent almost half a billion pounds on his defence and Liverpool caught up and overtook them. It’s not justifying ole, not in the slightest. But people compare him to pep and bang on about pep like he’s gods gift on this site.

8.) 27 Sep 2020 18:52:29
Stand he has a title on his cv as manager let's not forget that.

9.) 27 Sep 2020 19:08:50
Taking solace in other team being bad. Pathetic losers. This is what has become of us now? Focus on ourselves. Focus on the top of the table rather than a team. If its not City, it could be Liverpool or Everton, hell even Palace. Should focus on being top of the table. Comparison between Pep and Ole is like comparing a Royce with 3 wheeled bullock cart.

10.) 27 Sep 2020 19:10:29
All those players listed above are players that Pep did not sign. He has ultimately made them worse than they were with the signings he has made. Not replaced Kompany, not replaced Toure, Foden not ready yet to replace David Silva and Jesus will not be good enough to replace Aguero. Fine manager but not Klopp's level. However, he's a mile better than Ole.

11.) 27 Sep 2020 19:15:01
So City lost and that now justifies our own failings, really? . City look to be in transition to me and that isn’t something Pep has managed a team/ club through.

The difference is there is a clear pattern to their play, coached into the team, a pattern that has won league titles. At the same time we are disorganised. City are organised and under cooked training wise, we are disorganised and under cooked.

12.) 27 Sep 2020 19:22:04
This tiredness excuse annoys me, its bollocks, City lost because yeah got exposed by a better team on the day and their defence is abysmal, we lost v Palace because we was garbage and Ole pocked the wrong team. Excuses is embarrassing.
On one hand tho, if Ole had lost 5-2 at home the noose would be readies for him, I guess the almighty Pep will get a free ride.

13.) 27 Sep 2020 20:26:42
Man, these excuses are getting embarrassing now.

14.) 27 Sep 2020 20:50:51
Again there not excuses, what has the op got to do with united?
Read some of the post from a few days ago about city .
Then have a look what the same people are saying now .
Thd same people who are also trying to make everything about ole 🤔.

15.) 27 Sep 2020 21:10:06
Jesus guys. Can't seem to have a chat on here anymore just people biting each others heads off all the time and jumping down each others throat. Relax mun and how did this thread become about Ole 😂😂? Its not really not a happy camp on here. Let's stick together 👊.

16.) 27 Sep 2020 21:13:06
Who's mentioning Ole now? And who said my post about excuses had anything to do with United? The OP was about city 🤔.

17.) 27 Sep 2020 21:37:44
If we’d lost 5-2 at home to a very average Leicester side. Crikey just imagine. It’s exhibition/ pre-season football that’s all right now.

By the way, as I’ve always told my City mates, Pep is the luckiest manager in the world. Cheque book manager, poor coach, rarely plays youngsters and after 3 seasons his methods wear off as the players get tired of him. Just goes to show good Sir Alex was in refreshing new squads each season.

18.) 27 Sep 2020 21:48:36
You're right Eric, very very lucky guy 🙄.

19.) 27 Sep 2020 21:53:25
The only way we get back to where we want to be is by taking care of our own business. Justifying us being crap because City lost is a bit sad really.
Get our own house in order, and worry about our own performances. I couldn't give two hoots what City do. Other teams dropping points should bee seen an opportunity for us to get ahead of them, not an excuse to be as bad as them.
Do you think Klopp will be telling his team they can take it easy tomorrow because City lost?

20.) 27 Sep 2020 22:11:29
City were not tired they were soundly beaten. 81% possession in the first 30 mins vardy touched the ball 8 times in the first half. But awful defending cost them badly. Floor all the money they have spent they couldn't field a cf. Their team looks very beatable and vulnerable just now.

21.) 27 Sep 2020 23:10:47
Oh city are in transition now?

That's bollox and we all know it. City have had plenty of time to see this coming and have replacements in place for the older key players, but they didn't. Simple fact is that Pep is a very good coach in some areas, but he doesn't know what he's doing in others. In particular, he doesn't know how to gradually refresh his squad over time, because he has never had to do it.

He took over a great squad at Barca, and did an amazing job improving it and turning it into the best in the world, but he skipped town with Barcelona about a year or two away from exactly the situation City are now in. at Munich he failed to have the same impact and left before refreshing the squad became a problem. Now at City he's improved the squad like at Barca, but key players were already a bit older, and he's hit the problem of refreshing the squad earlier.

No team should EVER be going into transition a few years after the manager comes in. Either the manager comes in and the team goes into a period of transition as he shifts out deadwood and players not suited to the style of football he wants and brings in his own faces, or he has time to get replacements ready before it gets to this point.

City WILL be in transition next season, and it's because Pep screwed up. He's still a good coach, and he'll learn from this, but he still screwed up.

None of it has anything to do with Ole, just that Pep is not quite the infallible wonder boy people make him out to be.

22.) 28 Sep 2020 00:14:36
thorn we have been in transition for how long and still miles away.

23.) 28 Sep 2020 13:32:07
A season and a half Daze. That's how long Ole has been here. We weren't in really in transition before that, no matter hi own much a few idiot journalists and pundits might throw the phrase around.

And what does that have to do with anything I said? Even if we were permanently "in transition" that doesn't change that Pep bolloxed up at City because he doesn't know how to oversee a gradual refreshing of his squad.

24.) 29 Sep 2020 10:11:05
To be fair, the comparisons come thick and fast on here when our various rivals win a game and we lose. Have to expect it back when they hit a bump in the road.




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Cheshire its been an enjoyable change to read your posts of late.




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08 Oct 2020 16:47:00
Doesn't tie in with the normal doom and gloom i'm very surprised 1 or 2 haven't been all over this because if really is at odds with the general mood on thd site.




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07 Oct 2020 09:46:26
Cheshire red another good read thst and an interesting point of view, nice to see a different take on the situation to be honest.




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06 Oct 2020 19:29:54
Cheshire red couple of interesting post there.




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06 Oct 2020 15:16:30
Whats he not happy about? He signed a contract.





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25 Oct 2020 15:29:57
They say Imitation is the highest form of flattery. So I should be pleased.




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25 Oct 2020 14:00:30
Shan what you posted really doesn't make lot of sense .

Wow jred if 4 people is full house for you it just shows how empty your side of the house is now.?




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25 Oct 2020 12:51:11
Shan that really doesn't make a lot of sense.




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25 Oct 2020 12:42:15
It's going to be relentless, It's easy to be a fan, or to be you and sit and say 'he should be playing, he should be playing', but you don't know what's going on behind the scenes.
They are tired, they've played lots of internationals now, every three days. And after PSG last time [in 2019] we had a big dip. This time around we've started with a good performance, we got a point and it's something to build from. "




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25 Oct 2020 12:20:35
Intersting manager nagelsmann done Well finishing 3rd with RB last year, had a good Cup run and easy on the eye.