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28 Jul 2020 15:33:37
Hi Ed. Might Buendia be a cost-effective AM/ RW option for Utd? He's very young and I can't see Norwich being able to hang onto him. Plus I suspect he'd cost a fraction of the main target.

spenno

{Ed002's Note - To replace the purchase of Sancho? He has not been looked at whereas others have.}


1.) 28 Jul 2020 18:07:08
I don’t see the fascination with Buendia? I watched him a few times after lockdown and he didn’t work back, got a stupid red and tried to do everything himself at times?


2.) 28 Jul 2020 19:40:37
Anyone wanting wanting players like buendia clearly want to step back not step forward.


3.) 28 Jul 2020 21:12:15
Out of that Norwich team the only players I’d consider adding to the squad would be Aarons, Lewis and cantwell.


4.) 28 Jul 2020 22:10:07
Buendia is 24 in a few months he's not that young. Plus a lot of Norwich games I noticed he starts on the bench. Nowhere near good enough for us in my opinion.


5.) 29 Jul 2020 14:27:00
Buendia is criminally underrated by so many, mostly likely because he plays for Norwich.

He ranks 4th in the EPL for Key Passes, with only KdB, Maddison and Grealish above him.

He ranks 4th in the EPL for expected assists (xA), with only KdB, TAA and Mahrez ranked above him.

Ranks 4th for successful dribbles in the EPL, with only Traore, Saint-Maxmin and Zaha ahead of him.

In Europe's top five leagues only Messi has played more through balls and created more "big chances".

And ranks 3rd in the league for passes into the opposition penalty area.

Yet he isn't just about creativity, he works hard for the team and does loads of defensive work.

He averages 13.6km distance covered per game, for context the league average is 11.4km. Anything over 12.5 places you in the top 10. Buendia is second in the league.

He ranks 5th for presses per game in the EPL, and is first amongst players 23 or under.

Is 4th in the league for counterpresses.

Makes more tackles in the defensive third of the pitch than any other forward in the league.

While, he is third for Norwich for appearances this season and 7th for minutes played. So is very much a regular starter.

Emi Buendia is one of the most complete and creative forwards in the EPL this season. He is EPL proven, which is far more than most other targets for the RW and would be significantly cheaper than most. Especially when we consider that he has managed this while playing for the worst team in the league. He was responsible for 21.3% of Norwich's league goals this season.

The only thing that really let's him down is he doesn't shoot enough, yet in a United side that would potentially contain Rashford, Martial, Greenwood and Bruno we don't really need a goalscorer, but a goal creator. And Buendia is one of the best in the league.

Buendia combines the work rate and defensive nous of Park Ji Sung, but with elite levels of creativity.

Sadly the team pressing hardest for his signature appears to be Leeds United and he would absolutely thrive under Marcelo Bielsa and his style of play. If Leeds sign him I can see them having a similar season to Sheffield United, maybe even going one better and getting into Europe in their first season back in the top flight.


6.) 29 Jul 2020 15:30:19
Shappy
Are Barcelona or Madrid in for him?


7.) 29 Jul 2020 15:43:39
Yes jred.


8.) 29 Jul 2020 22:15:28
Jred.

Barca just got rid of Arthur to sign an aging pjanjc. Their recruitment is a shambles in itself.


9.) 30 Jul 2020 08:20:36
Shappy
I think not, its also a really strange way to judge if we should buy a player.


10.) 30 Jul 2020 02:28:47
Stats can be deceptive at times, but that list does make a compelling case.

I haven't watched Norwich that much, so could be wrong, but he looked like he'd be comfortable at CAM as well as either wing, so maybe an alternative to Grealish rather than Sancho perhaps?


11.) 30 Jul 2020 11:58:10
Thorne, Buendía is definitely better coming off the right, but can equally play in the No.10 role. Not sure he has played much from the left. But then with Rashford, James, Martial and even Greenwood more than comfortable playing on the left I'm not sure we need any more cover for that side.


 

 

23 Dec 2017 13:54:36
Hey Ed. Is Fabinho still a midfield option? Liked the look of him last season, also a useful RB.

spenno

{Ed002's Note - when he plays in midfield it is as a DM player. Monaco will not be looking to sell in January - which is what they have told two clubs who asked.}


1.) 23 Dec 2017 15:05:28
Cheers Ed. Merry xmas!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome. And you.}


2.) 23 Dec 2017 18:16:10
Any wildcard for January Ed? . Merry xmas and New years to all of the Eds.

{Ed002's Note - Can’t think of any right now.}


3.) 23 Dec 2017 19:07:39
No worries Ed. Have a great evening.


4.) 24 Dec 2017 07:42:33
2 Bad results in one week, Shocking draw against Leicester. Then Jose comes out and says childish attacking and defending. No Jose its childish management, Why take off our most dangerous winger Martial and replace him with I can't be arsed and ball greedy git Rashford. This team at the moment is starting too look so one dimensional, it pains me to say it but Jose is starting to show the same attitude he had at Chelsea just before he was handed his P45.


5.) 24 Dec 2017 09:28:21
rock it was anybody but mourinho's fault, he took martial off for a simple reason that we have a game on tuesday and we need fresh players for that one as well. It wasn't mourinho who missed 4 sitters in the game, it wasn't mourinho who give the ball away cheaply in the 91st of the game when we could have had a corner or with a good pass even a 3rd goal, it wasn't mourinho who decided to lety smalling mark their biggest player when he couldn't walk, the fault solely lies with the players.


6.) 24 Dec 2017 11:29:23
Rashford came on and got their full back sent off.


7.) 24 Dec 2017 12:28:05
gds that was the fb's own doing neither occasion did he need to foul rash but he did and got sent off, rashford had a great chance to kill the game in added time yesterday he acted greedily in the end costing the us the game, can't blame him alone but he smalling and hererra share the most blame for yesterday's result.


8.) 24 Dec 2017 19:55:26
I think we needed leadership yesterday and it was severely lacking. Who picked the captain? Who sat and took no ownership as things were starting to crumble and players were unsure of what to do?

Yes the players are responsible in many ways, but Jose had the experience and know-how to counter the pathetic Leicester threat that emerged - he just sat there and left it to our leaderless team to try and figure out for themselves - this wasn't training it was a really important match. Jose is the most to blame, and the players as always were found wanting when it mattered.

I felt sick watching it.

{Ed025's Note - you can be a bit of a moaner beast, but i agree on that mate..


9.) 27 Dec 2017 01:11:39
How can you blame Smalling? I don't rate him, but the guy was walking on one leg. Up to José to sort it out. Either go 10 v 10, or keep Mike out of trouble up front. Don't keep him in the danger area, with one leg.


10.) 27 Dec 2017 05:13:03
Nou Jones tried that he had lindelof playing as cb and wanted Herrera to play rb, Herrera acted like a tat and Smalling decided he knew better, if you can't walk you shouldn't be playing and that is a decision player himself needs to make no one else can be blamed for that.


11.) 27 Dec 2017 08:47:33
it's clear we need a number 10 lingard has done well but Miki has not lived up to expectations Mata is ok there but we need a real top quality player in that position I like The Fekir from Lyon he is the wild card who Jose will look to bring in.


12.) 28 Dec 2017 14:27:05
CSM, I think Smalling might have been overcompensating after the last time he was injured, when José wasn't exactly sympathetic to his plight. Having said that, the manager could see the pain he was in, and still just sat there. That's when a proper touchline manager earns his crust. How can you organise, cajole and inspire, when you're sitting with your hands in your pocket most of the game, snuggled up in your parka looking mean and moody. Would Herrera have been so awkward if it was José barking the instructions at him?


 

 

26 Apr 2017 22:06:09
Seriously, all these reports every season of a handful players leaving. Not just Man U but any top team. How often does this happen? 3-4 in, the same out for continuity. Rooney, Young, maybe Blind or Carrick out, and if something ridiculous is on the table, DDG out. No-one else.

spenno

1.) 29 Apr 2017 11:43:53
Jose needs to build a team that can challenge immediately but have medium-longer term crack at Champs League, i. e. winning it at least twice overly the likely 7 to 10 year period he sees himself here. I think he is 53 now and has said previously he would love to be Portugal national coach as his final managerial post. I think and hope this is Jose's last club manager role. The days of Ferguson like characters (with obvious exception of Wenger) staying 20 years anywhere are long gone.

So players wise I think we are looking to build a core of 24-27yo players ideally. Players who are fully developed, fully proven and class reinforcements who can walk into the first team.

With De Gea seemingly gone a world class keeper is a must. I think we will be knocking on Tottenham's door for Lloris or go for Jan Oblak at Athletico.

Defence wise there is only Bailly who is a shue-in first team for me with Valencia a great RB back-up (only given age) and Blind a versatile CB/ FB cover. There were reports back in Jan that a deal for Lindelof the Benfica CB was done and dusted but gone quiet there. Alderweireld is a must if rumours of a buy-out clause of £25m are true. I do think prising any players from Tottenham will be very difficult though. They are clearly the emerging team to beat and if they can keep their squad together and bulk their squad up a little they are definite contenders next year.

Midfield - a Carrick replacement a must. Pogba he will look to build a team around logically though interestingly where do folk think his best position actually is? Herrera has been immense at times and proved via Chelsea the occasionally man to man job that may be required he is absolutely perfect for. Fellaini I appreciate remains a head scratcher for all of us but he is the tall physical player Jose likes so don't see him going.

Forwards:
Mkhitaryan needs to improve for me- either sublimely class or looks to go missing a bit. The younger pacier forwards such as Rashford, Martial and Lingard will all be safe but only see Rashford as a regular first X1 tbh. Ibra and Rooney both gone already. Mata I think could still do a job for us but likely he won't get game time he wants.

I think squad wise we are looking as a minimum at:
1 x GK
2 x FB
2 x CB
1 x DM
1 x CF
1 x CF / Winger

So appreciate that's 8 players in but I see following all going out:
De Gea (sadly)
Jones (too crocked)
Smalling (too not good enough)
Young (too old)
Ibra (possibly retired now)
Rooney (retired about 3 year back lol)

Those on the possible list to go:
Darmian
Shaw
Mata


I do think this is the summer we will see the Jose revolution. He inherited a squad he's not convinced by and had a year to suss them all out. Rooney he sussed in 6 games in fairness to him. Jose knows Chelsea will go again in the market, Spurs already are contenders and City have a major re-build to. let's not underestimate the size of the task to make us into League winning and Champs League challenging regulars.

And if you don't believe that then ask yourself this question:
From our current squad, barring De Gea, who would walk into any premiership team? who would walk into any team in Europe?


 

 

 

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27 Sep 2020 17:05:03
Ridiculous, awful, embarrassing (say Alan Shearer and Roy Hodgson) : the new handball rule is a shambles, with players encouraged to blitz the ball at any opposition player in the box at every opportunity. With every second goal in the Prem likely to be a highly dubious penalty, at least we have a decent taker. Bruno may end up our top scorer with 20+ this season.

spenno

1.) 27 Sep 2020 17:24:17
I was fuming and I don't support Spurs obvs, its getting really embarrassing to watch and making me not even want to bother watching the game anymore.


2.) 27 Sep 2020 18:13:08
Complete nonsense, ruining the game.


3.) 27 Sep 2020 18:51:00
Surely it can’t be football people coming up with these mental rules.


4.) 27 Sep 2020 19:39:48
It doesn’t help with the players screaming blue murder every time they cross the ball and it hits an arm either.


5.) 27 Sep 2020 23:01:19
It’s sucking the life out of the game. The emotions are going when there’s decisions like this. I really hope it’s changed soon.


 

 

24 Sep 2020 14:39:42
Fun time! Looking at Utd's current XI, their recent (supposed) targets, the crop of their reserve and youth teams, and one or two dream signings, how can you see the line-up in say two seasons time? Some might say these are the kind of changes they should be implementing this season, but realistically sides don't change half their team in one fell swoop. Unless they're Chelsea of course...

GK - Henderson
LB - Telles
CB - Maguire
CB - Upamecano
RB - Wan-Bissaka
MD - van De Beek
MD - Fernandes
MD - Saul
LW - Rashford
CF - Haaland
RW - Sancho

Here's a realistic line-up in my view. One big change in all three of the outfield positions with Upamecano, Saul and Haaland being for me dream targets. At the back Maguire I feel is going to be here for some time having been identified as Ole's main target and captain last season. Upamecano seems the go-to CB name these days and Telles sounds like the attack-minded fullback Luke Shaw once was at Southampton.
In midfield one major change sees Pogba ultimately leaving for Saul who for me is a dynamic Keane-esque leader the side still lacks.
Up front I think they will get their man in Sancho, if not this summer then next. More than anyone I'd love to see his current teammate Haaland as our fulcrum. Incredible player and already too big for Dortmund to hang onto. They are a selling club. Eventually.
Of course I'd love to see Greenwood in this line-up. He's not strong enough as the frontman yet, but could well be in a season or two. The club are already prioritising his position in terms of strengthening. I would love to see a winger come in who can play on either flank as Rashford is arguably the weak link in this fantasy line-up.

spenno

1.) 24 Sep 2020 15:31:27
You been playing Fifa 😷😷.


2.) 24 Sep 2020 15:47:04
Nope! That’s for children isn’t it?


3.) 24 Sep 2020 16:08:50
You don't become a top player without playing. Most the very best players were playing and starting regularly when they were 18/ 19 years old, all of them were by they time they were 21.

If Greenwood is going to make it and become the player his talent threatens that he might become then he needs to start most weeks.

We saw the class of the lad against Luton (not a great side), we had the better of the game with our second string on the pitch. Yet we struggled to put the game to bed. Greenwood comes on and some great hold up play and a clever little pass with the outside of his boot and he puts Rashford through 1 Vs 1 with the keeper for Rashford to sweep home. Then a few minutes later he gets half a glance at goal and smash, it's in the back of the net.

Greenwood needs to be playing most weeks. So I actually don't see the value in signing someone like Sancho for the prices quoted. All he will do is dramatically reduce Greenwoods game time and slow his progression.

Sancho is considered a top talent because at the age of 20 he scores 20 goal and creates 20 assists in one season.

Greenwood who is nearly three years younger managed 17 goals (most of which came in a tougher league), in his first season playing senior football in a team that has been struggling.

Greenwoods potential is every bit as high as Sancho's, possibly higher.

I also don't necessarily prescribe to the idea that Greenwood will become a central striker.

The same was said for Rashford, yet he looks far more comfortable playing with space to run into. While there are numerous examples of strikers who play in the wider roles and score bucket loads of goals. Salah, Sterling, Aubameyang, Ronaldo and Messi have all played in wide roles. Theirry Henry and RvP while eventually moved into a central role (in their mid twenties) they started out playing wide and even as a central striker would often move into the inside wide channels at the start of moves then move in field.

Rashford and Henry might well have been named in a starting 11 in different positions (Rashford LW and Henry ST), yet if you watch a lot of their goals they are very similar, starting off in the inside left channel, make a diagonal run between the full back and the centre back then finish in either corner.

I think Greenwood will play in a wider role until he is in his early to mid twenties at least, if not most of his career.

In which case Greenwood will be a RW for the next 4-5 years at least.

So any RW we sign is just going to be limiting his minutes.

Personally I'm of the opinion now that Ismaila Sarr might be a better option for us. Sancho while the better player currently, his wages, his fee and the fact he will take minutes away from Greenwood mean that he might not be the best option for us.

{Ed004's Note - Tbf if Sancho came in, on current form, I think it would be Rashford at most risk of dropping out of the side}


4.) 24 Sep 2020 16:20:20
In two seasons, I'd like to think something along the lines of:

GK - Henderson
LB - Telles
CB - Mengi
CB - Upamecano
RB - Wan-Bissaka
MD - Ndidi
MD - Fernandes
MD - Saul
LW - Rashford
CF - Martial
RW - Chiesa

I'd love to see Upamecano come in with an older experienced CB whilst we develop Mengi (who hopefully will live up to his promise), otherwise, someone in the Varane calibre in that spot. Chiesa would be a better choice in the RW spot for me. Saul replacing Pogba would be ideal and I do think we need a good DM, Ndidi looks good, and has premier league experience. I'm a big fan of Martial, so would love to still see him up top bagging in the goals.


5.) 24 Sep 2020 16:49:48
LLV good looking team but i'm curious to know why you wouldn't put greenwood in there instead of martial?


6.) 24 Sep 2020 17:08:38
I just think Martial has something special, and he developing into the player he was believed to be. Sure he can lack presence when supply is dry, but he has shown he is capable of creating a goal from nothing. I do really like Greenwood though, he could develop into a sensational player, he'd still be only 20 in two years though, whereas Martial would be at his peak.


7.) 24 Sep 2020 17:21:43
My prediction for 2 years time:

GK - DDG
RB - AWB
CB - Maguire
CB - Lindelof
LB - Shaw
MD - Matic
MD - McTominay
MD - Bruno
RW - Greenwood
LW - Rashford
CF - Martial

Subs: Henderson, Williams, TFM, Bailly, Fred, James, Mata

manchesterunitedrumoursdotcodotuk is no more after the outcry breaks the internet.


8.) 24 Sep 2020 17:22:50
For me I'd like to see two potential line ups.

433

GK: Henderson
RB: AWB
CB: Upamecano
CB: Maguire
LB: Alex Telles
CDM: Rice
CM: Bruno
CM: DvdB
RF: Greenwood
CF: Édouard
LF: Rashford

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GK: Henderson
RCB: Upamecano
CB: Maguire
LCB: Shaw
RWB: Williams
CM: Bruno
CM: McTominay
LWB: Alex Telles
CAM: DvdB
RF: Greenwood
LF: Rashford

I'd like to see players like Mengi, Levitt, Sarr, Mejbri, Garner and Martial in and around the first team.

With players like Mengi and Garner eventually replacing Maguire and Bruno.


9.) 24 Sep 2020 18:09:53
My God I wouldn’t want to see Declan Rice anywhere near OT. He’s Phil Jones mk. II just potentially less injury prone. Clearly a centre half being played out of position who everyone raves about because he’s English. He’s pony.


10.) 24 Sep 2020 19:17:41
Downsie, Dice is a fantastic player.
Good reading of the game, snuffs danger and great energy.
One of the best defensive midfielders in the league.


11.) 24 Sep 2020 19:48:42
I think I missed the boat with Rice. I don’t see it. But I was the same with Carrick. Certainly not players who stand out in highlights reels but certainly the types of players managers love who read the game and snuff out the danger. Makele is the benchmark.


12.) 24 Sep 2020 20:32:12
True Red Devil - sure, one of the best defensive midfielders in the league, yet can’t pass water. Fine if you want them to kick and head, but in a team who should desire to have most of the ball in each game, he’d be atrocious. His passing range is on Jones/ Smalling levels.


 

 

22 Sep 2020 20:29:42
We constantly hear from managers (ok, Ole in particular) that the club are 'working hard behind the scenes', 'working round the clock' etc to make transfers happen.
I was wondering if an ed could clear up exactly what this means! What specifically is hard or time consuming about it? What's going on in the background? Is it more the clubs working with agents attempting to part with players before they can move for new ones? If not, what is the time consuming element that prevents a bid being made and the haggling process to begin?

spenno

1.) 23 Sep 2020 07:54:36
I guess Judge not answering his phone may make it a little more time consuming.


 

 

28 Aug 2020 13:59:18
I have seen a few tidbits today suggesting Manchester United would do well to consider Louis Suarez as a potential signing. pundit gossip of course, and he isn't the main area the club needs to strengthen. Yes he caused all kinds of negativity for Liverpool once he had decided he wanted out. But if there is a selection of players available from Barca, I certainly wouldn't mind um, a bite at Suarez, Rakitic, Pique etc.

spenno

1.) 28 Aug 2020 14:13:00
Thankfully, never going to happen!


2.) 28 Aug 2020 14:16:17
not after what he did to Evra. no chance.


3.) 28 Aug 2020 14:25:45
Only one I'd prefer from Barcelona is Frenkie De Jong.

They will have a tough job replacing Suarez, Messi, Pique, Rakitic etc, .

{Ed002's Note - They have a plan to replace all of those players.}


4.) 28 Aug 2020 14:29:35
I think barcelona will win their league next year.


5.) 28 Aug 2020 14:54:41
I wouldn't touch Suarez with a barge pole. He abused one of our players. While he used to be a top player, his knees look shot and he will struggle to play consistently in a top league.

There are only a few players from Barcelona I would consider signing. Ter Stegen (although we don't need a keeper), De Jong, Lenglet and Fati.

Messi if he was good value or a few years younger. But at 33 and with a package that would supposedly be close to 500m (wages, bonuses and fees included) I just don't see the value.


6.) 28 Aug 2020 15:20:15
Would 100% take Umiti and Rakitic as Umiti is (In my view) better than what we have at the minute and Rakitic, albeit for a short period, would strengthen us. Would not want Suarez at all, never forget what happened with Evra by Suarez.


7.) 28 Aug 2020 17:13:50
Pigeon, Rakitic is not a personality I'd want at our club. He has some shocking views which make him come across as a throughly unpleasant person. While Umtiti would only be useful if we sold all our injury prone players and needed someone to keep the physios company.

Neither are good enough for Barcelona and we should be aiming to be at least equal if not better than Barcelona.


8.) 28 Aug 2020 18:50:19
OP 🎣🎣🎣 😂😂.


9.) 29 Aug 2020 10:39:16
Suarez is a no for me, great player but a disgusting human, he's been done for certain comments and biting people don't forget.


 

 

19 Aug 2020 12:22:26
I guess I'm getting particularly ahead of myself here, but looking towards next summer I would love for a second raid on Dortmund to get Haaland. What a signing he would have been. Maybe the chance has gone.

spenno

{Ed002's Note - What was the first raid?}


1.) 19 Aug 2020 12:40:37
Kagawa obviously😁.


2.) 19 Aug 2020 13:25:19
I didn't say the first raid was successful :D.


3.) 21 Aug 2020 07:44:46
Second one was pretty poor too.


 

 

 

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31 Oct 2020 15:49:44
City seems a deal now, at least according to Stefanovic’s club.

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04 Oct 2020 11:19:31
Martial is nowhere near consistent enough to be leading the line for Manchester United. Even if it's for one or two seasons Cavani could have an impact similar to Ibrahimovic, which although did have injured spells was still a decent period for the club. I'm in!

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22 Sep 2020 16:41:17
Barcelona have already shipped out a handful of players without replacing them. How many are they going to have left? Surely they will retain the younger players and build around them whilst getting the older players off the books, which they have begun doing.

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{Ed002's Note - They are working on various things.}


 

 

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14 Sep 2020 14:13:00
We've never quite got the Luke Shaw we thought we were getting from Southampton. I thought he looked a decent option on the left side of a three man defence last season.

Williams hasn't blown me away but is young and homegrown so I can see the attachment but I'd love to see Reguilon come in, even if LB doesn't seem a priority.

spenno

{Ed047's Note - I’d say you could definitely do better there so if he’s an improvement, which looks likely then get him in and offload Shaw.


 

 

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13 Sep 2020 11:54:17
Things get blown somewhat out of proportion here with a few voices seemingly seen as gospel. if Pogba starts Utd's games this month and has a good impact on the side, he is suddenly indispensible and worth double the fee thrown around above. I think/ hope/ believe (most likely fantasise) that he will look a little more like his old self and who knows, sign a new contract! Positivity!

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22 Nov 2020 09:15:12
Woo relying on another dodgy penalty. I know it’s a problem across the league with most games being dominated and ruined by controversy. Think it’s being looked into at a meeting this week if I’m not mistaken?

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03 Nov 2020 17:26:45
By his own admission, Ole is 'delighted with our group of players'. Yet they sit in 15th in the Premier League. Therefore I can only deduce he is the problem. Great managers get the best out of average players, yet he can't get a performance out of players who have already been great (we can't deny that Sanchez and Pogba, possibly the highest profile players the club has had post-Fergie, have looked excellent for Arsenal and France/ Juventus previously) .
I know, he's a lovely guy and all. But he should have been the right-hand man alongside a Mourinho, putting his arm round players, motivating. That's what he can do well. The other stuff, adapting to games tactically as they unfold and leading from the sidelines. it's miles out of his reach. He has managed Molde and had an utterly disastrous spell at Cardiff. I'm not suggesting a manager needs to have been at multiple high-profile clubs before they get this role - look at Pep, who had never managed before taking the reigns at Barcelona - and it does seem quite in-vogue at the moment to employ younger former players who 'get the club'. Sadly, enthusiasm and a love of the club are clearly not enough.

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27 Oct 2020 21:49:49
What is embarrassing is this whole overreaction to the DVB ‘thing’, firstly in the press then by proxy here. Clearly the player was scouted extensively by Ole for some time. Just because he hasn’t started a few games the whole thing is a mistake? Please. He’ll play plenty and I expect the midfield competition will ease in the next few windows.

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05 Oct 2020 17:06:25
Pellistri and Traore look just like children. Their dreaded YouTube compilations are just on parks against 5 ft scrawny kids. The Prem is not the place for these players right now. Hopefully neither are treated as the saviours of the season.

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04 Oct 2020 11:26:28
It does seem like the Sancho thing is dead for this season, which leaves the situation of holding out for next season to do it properly (if these guys are capable of such a thing) and addressing the position with a loan signing, or moving on and finding a long-term replacement in. gulp . just over 24 hours. Seems like Dembele and Sarr are the likely candidates. I assume Sarr would be a permanent signing and I don't think would prevent the signing of Sancho later on as he is adaptable up front. However Dembele on a permanent deal would seem to scupper it. For me a loan for Dembele would be my preferred choice if Barcelona are up for it.
The Telles situation is ridiculous. Haggling over what seems to be a very low fee in the grand scheme of things. Of course we only go on what appears in the media and things snowball. Maybe there is more to all of it we never hear.

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