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31 Dec 2020 18:10:55
Ed002 thanks for the review below.
Just when you mention Saul you said 'not January' is he a realistic summer target ed?
Thanks and happy new year .

ken

{Ed002's Note - Not right now he is not a summer target. Manchester United would be interested if they had cleared out midfield and if he were available.}


1.) 01 Jan 2021 19:44:00
Happy new year to everyone.

What does “cleared out the midfield” mean?
Pogba and Lingard sold for cash?
Anyone else?

Thank you very much Ed002.


2.) 01 Jan 2021 22:28:09
Guessing offloading Pogba is the key one here and then finding a role for VDB. Lingard surely not even in the equation.


 

 

01 Dec 2020 08:53:21
Good morning ed002.
Do you expect Manchester United to try and get any new players in during the Jan window.? Who if anybody are the club targeting?
Secondly do you think we will be able to sell on any players? Is there any interest in any of our players from elswhere?
Thanks for your time.
Ken.

ken

{Ed002's Note - I don't see a concerted effort to do anything specific in January right now and my expectation is that clubs will not be looking to do too much in January as it is very difficult to plan for. Ighalo is out of contract in January and the club need to make decisions about those out of contract in the summer. The club will look toward players for the summer and already many clubs are talking to each other and agents about what will happen next summer. The club will look to add a third choice GK, perhaps internally, a CB, DM, and perhaps a LM. Much depends on sorting out the midfield problems.}


1.) 01 Dec 2020 12:11:29
Thought as much ed thank you.
Jan never the best time and with the unpredictability around finances its even worse this year.
I think shifting a few out will take priority this winter.
I hope that we can do that. Rojo and mata are both out of contract in the summer i'm not sure who else is.

{Ed002's Note - My notes say:
Sergio Romero (G) out of contract
Lee Grant (G) out of contract
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (RB) out of contract
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) out of contract
Jesse Lingard (AM) out of contract
Edinson Cavani (S) out of contract
Odion Ighalo (S) out of contract in January}


2.) 01 Dec 2020 13:26:29
Amateurs may still offer or trigger options players have to their contracts.


3.) 01 Dec 2020 14:09:33
i think cavani will likely get a new deal

the rest can leave for me.


4.) 01 Dec 2020 15:03:45
Cavani might be useful to keep for another year, he does have a one year extension option.

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All the others should be allowed to leave. None are anywhere near the first 11, they are taking up a lot of wages and even if given a new deal we wouldn't be able to get much for them. Best cutting ties and allowing them to move on.


5.) 01 Dec 2020 15:46:07
I'd keep Cavani as he is useful. The others can go as it will free up spaces in the squad aswell as wages. After all, C.V. effects will last some time. We need a new shirt sponsorship soon, it will more than likely be less than what we got last time.


6.) 01 Dec 2020 15:46:19
All of those players out of contract should be let go only one I'd consider keeping is cavani but that will be based off how he does this season. also ed wouldn't Mata be on the list?


7.) 01 Dec 2020 15:27:16
Hasn't TFM signed a new contract?

{Ed002's Note - He may well have done - I didn't check


8.) 01 Dec 2020 15:56:50
I hope Woodward doesn't do the "need to protect the value" thing.


9.) 02 Dec 2020 03:41:32
So we are not after a rw now such as Sancho which is good news as I think buying him doesn't make sense afyer buying Diallo and Pelistri.


10.) 02 Dec 2020 09:31:02
At least Phil Jones is'nt out of contract, thank God.


11.) 02 Dec 2020 11:34:53
Many thanks as always, Ed002.

I wouldn't object to any of the out of contract players leaving, with the exception of Cavani who should be renewed for a further year.

Interesting that you mentioned the club may look at left midfielder, I can't understand that when we have Rashford and Martial for that role. Are you able to shed any light onto this please? If you have chance before Christmas a broader transfer target update would be much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Rashford and Martial are forwards not midfield players. Don't expect much if anything in January.}


12.) 07 Dec 2020 22:04:11
We absolutely have to keep Mata and not just for what he can still provide on the park as a fringe player. He embodies everything about being a Red. He loves his craft, he is passionate and gives 100% every time he steps on the pitch. More like him across the park and we would be flying. Sure he is older but purely as an example to the youngsters he has to stay and eventually become an ambassador. The rest can leave including the circus that is Pogba.


 

 

22 Nov 2020 12:20:18
Hi ed 002
There are several reports recently that Manchester United are showing interest in Evertons DOF Marcel Brands.
Do you know if there is any truth in this? His contract with Everton expires at the end of the season.
In your opinion would he be a good candidate and do you think he would get the structure he would like?
Thanks.

ken

{Ed002's Note - Brands has a contract ending next year and much will depend how he feels after now being allowed greater control over at least the first team this season. He would be a great DoF but needs way more than Manchetser United would ever offer as he would want to instill the same approach and discipline throughout the club easing the process of bringing players through. It seems unlikely it would be viable.}


1.) 22 Nov 2020 13:19:22
Thanks ed002. Appreciate the switch response.


 

 

16 Oct 2020 17:33:38
As predicted the club have apparently triggered the 1 year extension on pogbas contract well before jan to prevent him leaving on a free next summer.
I wonder will this move trigger new contract talks or not.
Im not sure too many clubs want to pay a big fee but if he runs his contract down there would be no shortage of offers to consider i'm sure.
Let's hope ole finds a way to get him playing well.

ken

1.) 16 Oct 2020 18:24:19
Who will be at United longer, Ole or Pogba?


2.) 16 Oct 2020 21:30:58
Just want to stop him leaving free i guess but tbh I'd pay for his taxi to wherever he feels like.


3.) 16 Oct 2020 18:59:49
Very good question Grim!


4.) 17 Oct 2020 10:03:35
Both need to go, edd too n we can maybe salvage our season.


5.) 17 Oct 2020 10:06:44
Worst kept secret in Manchester. His hearts been in Madrid for years. There ain’t a hope in hell that he’ll sign a new contract with us, it’s all been engineered by his agent to get him over there. He’d have been over there last year if Madrid had the money, but what they’ve probably said is hang on until you have a year left and we’ll sign you then when United are forced to take a smaller fee.

I hate the Spanish mob and their little games, you watch when he’s got a year left with us, they’ll wheel out Benzema in front of the cameras to spout about how great a player Pog is and he’ll always be welcome at the Bernabaeu. Plus, it’s no coincidence we’ve signed DVB, he’s obviously been identified as Pog’s replacement, it’s just that we had to sign him now at a decent price to prevent the fee been inflated when we inevitably flog Pog!


6.) 17 Oct 2020 14:07:48
If he’s smart he’ll sign a new deal with an agreed release clause and be gone in January. He’s 27 now and will be 29 by the time his contract’s up. He’ll get a nice signing on fee if he runs the contract down but will struggle to find anybody willing to give him a long contract - especially if his form hasn’t improved massively. Getting a big 5 year deal in January would make a lot more sense than wasting his best years at a club that he doesn’t want to be at and then getting a 2-3 year deal in 2 years time.


7.) 18 Oct 2020 10:45:41
Sad it didn’t work out with Pogba - but stop flogging a dead horse. He doesn’t want to be here anymore and that’s fair enough. You can’t keep someone against their will it’s crazy.

Encourage some decent bids, get him out in Jan and build the team around Bruno and VDB who looks a class act in the glimpses we have seen so far.


8.) 18 Oct 2020 12:48:37
why not be proactive for once and offer Pogba to Real in exchange for Rafael Varane in January or next summer. Both at the same age and the same contract length, should be a decent offer from our side.

We could cut some 30 million quid from our annual budget (13 million wages plus at least 19 million amortization from the fee paid to Juventus, not even accounting for agent fees etc. as I don't know whether they are deducted over the contracting period or as a one off) and thus make room for new signings.


9.) 19 Oct 2020 15:06:16
Why on earth would selling Pogba mean manchester united would gain money from Juventus. it would only change the timing within the accounts nothing else.


10.) 19 Oct 2020 20:45:17
I know what i would do with Pogba, tie his 2 feet into 1 boot around the back of his head and kick his ass to Spain for free! :D Fukn Mercenary!


11.) 19 Oct 2020 21:13:08
Pogba hurts his career. He should ask a transfer request to force a move away. No point hold a player who doesn't want to be here, again no point for him staying in a place doesn't want to. Its a lose-lose so i can't understand why they don't sit down to find a solution.


 

 

05 Oct 2020 18:46:45
Free reputedly agreed for smalling.
Delighted for him.

ken

1.) 05 Oct 2020 18:59:47
Hes one of a few that gave his all for every manager since fergie. He might not be the standard that we want to be playing at but he can leave with his head held high! Good luck to him.


2.) 05 Oct 2020 19:21:05
A real shame that it’s taken this long. He’s been a good servant to us and should have been allowed to go much much earlier. Ed said all window we were asking for too much. We could have got this deal done weeks ago imo.


3.) 05 Oct 2020 19:28:53
Here here W16. and fee agreed obviously.


4.) 05 Oct 2020 19:49:27
Good to see it will go through, good luck Mike.


 

 

 

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04 Mar 2021 10:11:44
its going to be some race for the 2nd 3rd and 4th
Who do people see the top 4 being come the end of season?

ken

{Ed077's Note - Man Utd Liverpool and Everton in no particular order. Maybe Chelsea might sneak in ahead of Everton.}


1.) 04 Mar 2021 10:38:36
Man City, the other 3 places are up for grabs. We are favourites for one of them, Leicester are in good form as well, they need to keep Maddison fit as they are a much poorer side without him. Barnes injury will hit them hard as well.

For me City are the only side in the league with a strong enough squad to rotate 3 or 4 players out of their first 11 and not have much drop off in quality if any.

No one else can do that so every other side in the league will be at the mercy of injuries/ suspensions/ fatigue. Whoever can navigate those issues best will make top 4 this season. Could be any three from United, Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton or West Ham. I think Villa and Spurs are too far away to make a sustained push, but if the other sides above them struggle with injuries and fatigue then it might even open the door for them.


2.) 04 Mar 2021 11:07:26
In short you'd rather not say?


3.) 04 Mar 2021 11:16:45
In short Ken its a weird topsy turvy season that is unlike anything any of us have seen before. So I expect lots of twists and turns before then end of the season.


4.) 04 Mar 2021 11:18:01
1.) Man City
2.) Chelsea
3.) Liverpool
4.) Man United (Win against wolves on the final day to clinch it)


5.) 04 Mar 2021 12:08:46
Shappy, so if we swapped DDG for Henderson, Maguire for Bailly, Lindelof for Tuanzebe, Shaw for Telles, Fred for Matic, as examples, we would be much weaker?

Our squad depth is on a par with City's.


6.) 04 Mar 2021 12:27:16
Sepp, what are you on about, our squad depth is on par with City's?

Having equally as poor options on the bench as in the first team doesn't make for a strong squad.

Which of the players that you mentioned would get near City's starting 11?

None of those CB's are good enough. Neither are Fred or Matic, both can only work as part of a double pivot in midifled as neither is capable of doing the defensive work by themselves. They are either to slow and immobile (Matic) or lacking understanding and reading of the game (Fred) .


7.) 04 Mar 2021 12:58:55
You said no other team could afford to rotate 3 to 4 players without being considerably weaker?

I'm not talking about comparing on an individual basis, but you can't say that we don'thave a strong squad with strong depth?


8.) 04 Mar 2021 13:18:54
We can easily take 5 out and put 5 in without weakening or team. Your talking rubbish shappy.


9.) 04 Mar 2021 14:46:31
Okay Sepp, so who do we rotate with Bruno, Rashford, Pogba, Canavi or AWB to give them a rest without weakening the team?

I'll wait.

{Ed077's Note - Shaps no teams remain at the same high level when you replace their 5 best players, even City.}


10.) 04 Mar 2021 15:32:25
But you didn't say strongest players.

Jesus is pants compared to Aguero. Who would replace Ederson? If Sterling and Mahrez got injured, are they just as strong?

Again, I'm not saying on an individual level, but you can't say we don't have strength in depth.


11.) 04 Mar 2021 18:06:41
Bolloxology at its best.


 

 

04 Mar 2021 09:16:15
I was just thinking If only we had a pre season. I think we would have won last night.

ken

1.) 04 Mar 2021 09:28:21
Still getting our fitness up aren't we Ken.


2.) 04 Mar 2021 09:31:01
Ken

But, but, what was your expectation for this season, have we not exceeded all expectations.


3.) 04 Mar 2021 09:52:07
Ken 😂😂.


4.) 04 Mar 2021 10:02:08
maybe it wasn't fog last night. Maybe it was smog and that fresh air ole created is getting polluted.


5.) 04 Mar 2021 10:41:07
The players are shattered, some of them have been overplayed and are spent, poor player management.


6.) 04 Mar 2021 12:05:01
lol Ken :)


 

 

03 Mar 2021 13:44:21
I see lazio have no interest in signing pereira .
No surprise there really. Another one that will exit on a free or not much more I suspect.

ken

1.) 03 Mar 2021 14:21:27
He’s not taken his chance out there Ken. I’m sure he will only have himself to blame.


2.) 03 Mar 2021 14:29:25
Brazilian Tom Cleverley. Talented, useful player, but ultimately unable to make an impact in the adult game.


3.) 03 Mar 2021 14:35:25
Andreas and Dalot get only substitute appearances almost everytime.
Unfortunate for both of them.


4.) 03 Mar 2021 14:47:57
Not unfortunate. Not good enough.


5.) 03 Mar 2021 18:17:22
Never saw anything in him to get excited about. Dalot has shown glimpses but he seems to have regressed too.


6.) 03 Mar 2021 18:55:06
Rave reviews on laird's loan spell. Very good performances highly rated.
If his injury woes are behind him he would be my favourite to break through next season and clinch a squad place to compete with awb.


 

 

20 Feb 2021 13:25:12
Looking forward to tomorrow. We need to get back on track in the league to cement that cl place as early as possible.
I said yesterday I feared top 4 would be a struggle I should have said dog fight.
We need to maintain our buffer and take advantage of they slip up which they will.
Good fixture for us. They are not great and while it's not an easy game it is not a very tough one. Let's hope it spells the end of this recent dip in results.

ken

1.) 20 Feb 2021 13:55:25
Yeah Ken, We went from top of the league to a poor run of results against teams where we should have capitalized.

Lets hope we start to put another strong run in the league.


2.) 20 Feb 2021 20:46:13
Pretty much anyone who has been top this year has subsequently failed to capitalise, apart from City who seemed to have risen to the challenge, annoying I know.

Leicester were good last year, but struggled over the last 10 games, will they do the same this year? Chelsea seem to have improved under Touché, Liverpool have gone, West Ham could be a good outside bet and Everton, well I wouldn't rule out them going on a decent run.


 

 

17 Feb 2021 18:24:26
Good debate on pogba below.
Is he talented? Hell yeah.
The fact remains that like the vast majority of players of his undoubted ability they are only truey effective if they are playing a system and with players and in a league that compliments them.
Pogba and martial wool both excel elsewhere i feel. But tyke way we play and played under Jose just doesn't suit them.
Pogba is not bad at football. He is unhappy and is playing a role and with players that doesn't get the best from him.

ken

1.) 17 Feb 2021 19:13:48
Pogba functions best when with players of a similar ability. We bought him as a leader to raise the team up to his level, but that has never been his strength.

Moving on from the Pogba debate, Bruno, still our most influential player but has been out of form since Christmas. To me he looks shattered, I think Ole has become over reliant on him and he needs a break. Would you dare resting him for 2-3 games or just struggle through to the end of the season?


2.) 17 Feb 2021 20:20:47
Not sure grim i'd be tempted to keep playing him. Obviously if there is a dead tie or a game is well won i'd rest. But no I think he should play every week when fit and available. League Cup easy fa Cup ties and as I siad above dead European games aside.
There may be occasions you might rest him if prioritising the match following. But the best players in the world play nearly every game.


3.) 17 Feb 2021 21:00:48
I would be tempted as well to play him as much as wants, I just worry about burn out. The best players in the world play every week, but do they carry the their teams as much as Bruno carries United, that must be a massive strain on him.


4.) 17 Feb 2021 21:45:20
Pogba is a good player, capable of moments of world class play.

What he lacks is the desire to do the dirty work, preferring to play passed for YouTube highlight reels.

He is without a shadow of a doubt one of if not our most talented player.

Of course we miss him when he doesn't play. He either needs to be the third man in midfield in a similar set up to what he had at Juventus with a playmaker sitting deep and an all action ball winner (Pirlo and Vidal) . Meaning he is free to carry the ball forward and pop up in pockets of space to either isolate players and dribble past them of fashion a shooting chance for himself. He need to be free to find that space BOTH vertically and horizontally across a pitch.

The other option is to play him in a double pivot with a world class defensive player like Kante and have some of the best defenders in the world behind him like he has for France.

Unfortunately at United he suffers from having no one who can progress the ball from deep to give him that freedom in midfield, while his lack of defensive work leaves our poor defence wide open at times.

That coupled with fans expectation that he can do everything all at once all of the time mean he will always be judged to a higher level than other players.

From all the reports he works hard in training, and is a good character to have in the squad.

It's a shame the he doesn't want to be at United, while United are unable to provide him with the platform to be as successful as he could be.

It's just one of those situations where a talented player and a top club are just a bad match for eachother.

Let him move on, he will likely be a success wherever he goes and we need to look to reinvest in another player.


5.) 18 Feb 2021 00:16:35
world class players do not need other players to make them look better. they just get on with it. pogba will never be in that class. average at best.


6.) 18 Feb 2021 00:47:51
Spot on Gaz. It's nonsense to say what a great player Pogba is but then qualify it by saying he can only be great in a couple of specialised circumstances.

He was pretty decent for Utd the last games before he was injured and that was because he seemed bothered to put a bit of effort in for a change.

He has shown that he can be a good player when he wants but most of the time he doesn't want to because he is too lazy. Ergo he is mainly crap.


7.) 18 Feb 2021 07:48:15
Nail on head MancMan. He divides opinion because he’s talented yet lazy. People look for different things in players. Some want to see a no look pass, others want to see effort.


8.) 18 Feb 2021 08:22:15
Wazxa, I want to see effectiveness and Pogba is mainly an ineffective player. It doesn't matter why he is ineffective, whether it's lack of talent, lack of effort, wrong mentality, can only play on a Tuesday under a full moon and if its not raining; it's all noise.

All that maters is whether a player can do the business or not and Pogba has demonstrated quite clearly over 5 years that in the main, for whatever reason he isn't up to it.

Shappy can make all the excuses he likes but at the end of the day Pogba has not delivered for Man Utd.

The problem is he looks like he should be a great footballer. The way he looks and the way he is marketed flatter to deceive and so people get seduced by the 'idea' of Paul Pogba as a excellent footballer.

But that's all it is, an idea, a concept, part of a brand. The reality, as we have all seen is quite different.


9.) 18 Feb 2021 10:21:00
He's been ineffective in scoring 33 goals and getting 31 assists mostly from a deeper midfield position in 5 years of which he has spent over a year on the side lines injured.

While you could easily argue that he would have had many more assists had the players he has played with not missed so many chances.

While he might not stick his foot in or bust a gut tracking back, from a creative point of view he has been successful on the whole.


10.) 18 Feb 2021 10:35:57
I don't get this whole Pogba being a great player debate, how can you be a great player when you have been absolutely sh*t for the last 4-5 seasons, it's ridiculous and embarrassing.


11.) 18 Feb 2021 12:12:52
Shappy, let me just get this straight. You are saying Man Utd's "most talented player" (your words) is a midfielder who won't tackle, can't be bothered tracking back and contributes on average 6-7 goals and 6 assists per season?

And on top of that, according to you it's not his fault because "he suffers from having no one who can progress the ball", "he is judged to a higher level than other players" and "United are unable to provide him with the platform to be as successful as he could be".

Shappy, you have outdone yourself with this claptrap.


12.) 18 Feb 2021 13:50:38
Shappy, Pogba hasn't played "mostly from a deeper midfield". Don't let a few games this season fool you.

He played most games off Zlatan before his "injury" and has most recently playing on the left meaning Rashford has moved to the right.

Saying he's have more assists if other players scored from his passes is just making excuses. That works for every player.

How can he be successful from an attacking point of view after 18 months without a goal at OT?

He's scored 29 Premier League goals in over 4.5 seasons. 7 of which were penalties (and he missed 4). Less than 5 goals per season excluding penalties is a paltry return.


13.) 19 Feb 2021 07:06:33
Wazza, Pogba has mostly played as one of the double pivot in a 4231 shape. With the exception of the games when Ole was caretaker manager in which he played on the left of the midfield 3 in a 433 shape.

Mourinho never played him as a no.10, he tried in a few games and it didn't work. While since Ole was made permanent manager he mostly played Pogba in the pivot as well.

Which by the way is no excuse for Pogba, he plays the same role for France to good effect. The difference is for France he has far superior defenders behind.


14.) 19 Feb 2021 09:03:46
Shappy, so in addition to all his other limitations Utd's most talented player cannot play as a 10 either and he is only effective when he plays with a good defence?

Honestly, it does my head in. Pogba can ponce around Utd's midfield for years on mega money contributing little and in many ways be a hinderance. Then rather than recognise what a lazy waste of space he is people continue to defend and make excuses for him.

In fact Shappy, during this thread you have just described what sounds like a really crap and limited player and then tried to argue he is just a misunderstood talent. Amazing!


 

 

 

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20 Jan 2021 22:49:21
I have to say a loan would be great if he can get into the qpr team he will gain great experience.

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11 Jan 2021 20:21:41
Tfm refused the new contract offer. Willams a far better player imo so its good all round. Not much off the wage bill. He was the worst paid in the squad at 18k a well reputedly.
Rojo romero and jones cost a combined 12m a year plus so it would be a nice wedge to save for players that make no contribution.
Id like jesse to get a move for his own sake. Nice lad and a real 100% type of guy. He will make a good player for the right team.

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09 Jan 2021 19:05:33
Laird played there when fit with willams on the left. But its rarely the same 11 at un23 for 2 games in a row. He played rb and cm in a couple of games
Bang on Danny.
He ain't getting into the team here for whatever reason ole doesn't fancy him. There have been rumours and counter rumours about him and Greenwood discipline wise but i don't always pay too much attention to that.

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09 Jan 2021 18:41:50
Im not saying 1 negative thing about Williams nor ole in this case.
He is not playing him unless he has to or maybe as jred says tonight as there is likely to be wholesale changes.
In his situation at 20 when there are 5 or 6 players played in front of him there is a decision for him to make. Loan would be my choice. For whatever reason ole doesn't want him in the team at rb he has has awb tfm lindelof and tuanzebe ahead of him at lb shaw and telles. Maybe he is not doing enough in training to warrent a chance. But this is oles decision. Its not a critisism its a fact. I've not said its a bad decision.
From Williams point of view he developed into a 1st team lb very quickly at 20 he has stalled and ole has barely played him this season so its in his best interests to get 1st team football for 6 months.
He could be a great signing on loan he as we have recognised above he can play either side and i would be looking to snap him up on loan if i were a team short on good defenders.
Vdb finds himself in the same position although he has had about 500 mins but he has bruno fred mctom matic and pogba ahead of him.
Ole generally prefers to have 2 players behind bruno he obviously feels vdb is not the player he wants to play. But he needs to be patient and to his credit he seems to keep his head down. He has not had the chance to play in the team for a run of games but that's oles choice.
8 wins 2 draws in the league I've not been calling for ole to start him in the league at all for the past 6 games ole is getting results his way in the league. My view on the sub in 88th min was a public humiliation of the player. A jose type act. That's my opinion on that one.
Lingard jones rojo romero tfm ighalo willams all appear to be totally out of favour and of those if willams stmt on loan and the rest left permanent it would make no difference to the squad at all.
To a much lesser extent mata he also has to decide if he wants to go and play somewhere or be a mentor type squad player at united.

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09 Jan 2021 17:35:58
😂😂😂.

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05 Mar 2021 21:36:53
Wazza come on now stand up and admit it. There is no shame.
When your wife wants to borrow your bank card you reach for your pocket for fear of your life🤣🤣🤣.

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05 Mar 2021 21:03:57
Exactly Tim is healthy enough most of the time.

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05 Mar 2021 19:18:33
For heavans sake ole was bemoaning not getting 5 subs. He hardly uses 3 and almost never before 80 mins.
His choice is not to use his options.
How many different cb and fb pairings have city used this season.
How many midfield?
Front 3?
They all slot in and out of the team shape seamlessly.
City won a league with Delph playing lb.
Williams played in most of our good run last season.
James has added life recently.
V Palace why not start him on left and leave a badly out of form rashford on the bench. A very viable option given James form.

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05 Mar 2021 18:50:58
Shappy why the extremism?
They don't all have to be left out of the same games. Lots of times we have had a cb on the bench.
We could have rested bruno or rashford in the 10 games we havn't scored in for example or in any of they games they have been crap in.
It really is very waring your insistence that the options are limited. There are lots of options we can go back to the start of the season when you were talking up our squad and the potential it had. How well ole has shaped it. Now its the opposite your preaching. Its tiresome imo.
Lots of options. The truth is ole has refused to use the options.
How many posts did you write praising Williams in the last 18 months?
How many praising dvb?
Bailly on our bench 7 times this season
Tuanzabe on our bench 9 times.
How many posts have you praised greenwood in?
James been available most of the season.
Matic mata very under utilised.
Most games we could accommodate 2 or 3 of these players.
You have lauded most of these players at one time or another and now they are not even an option? Just so you can defend a most ridiculous point of view.
How is dvb not an option? The player you have praised so often. Tuanzabe another you have called for could have started more games to rest maguire.
Again you cannot deny the options are there. Ole has been ignoring the players and not utilising them that's his prerogative. He will have his own reasons for that but the reason will not be because he didn't have the option.

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05 Mar 2021 16:59:01
Sorry form.

ken