12 Feb 2019 12:13:20
I'll be there tonight.

I want to just say that lose or win I all for ole getting the job.
I'm also against signing any big names this summer, we need to get players that are going to do the job and not sign them because of there name like recent years.

Ole deserves the job regardless of what happens between now and end of season, he would be very smart with anyone he acquires for the team.

Rb cb cm rw is all we need.

We should move on mata Valencia darmian rojo Pereira Sanchez lukaku.

4 in 6 out and bring some youth in.

1.) 12 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 13:22:22
It’s still too early to make a decision on Ole. We could capitulate in the next 4-6 weeks and where do we go then? Why not make a decision at the end of the season. So far he’s doing great, but I think we should be cautious. If it continues until the end of the season then he will have deserved it.

Also don’t agree we should avoid big names if they’re the right fit. Liverpool signed VVD and Allison and the improvement is monumental. It’s about getting the right fit. Big name or not.

2.) 12 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 13:32:12
Were VvD and Allison big names though? i'd say not compared to the likes if di Maria, Falcao, Bastien or Sanchez they weren't. Or did Liverpool just identify problem positions and go out to sign players to fit those positions rather than just grabbing any bug name available and trying to fit them in.

We need to have an idea on the next manager soon or later because that person will need to submit his list of transfer targets so work can begin on getting them in. Leaving things to the end of May doesn't give us a lot of time especially given how notoriously slow United are in the market. The longer we leave it then things have to be rushed. And that costs more. i'd like to see a decision made by start of April, the list handed on and negotiations under way by mid May.

3.) 12 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 13:32:21
Agree with all that stand.

4.) 12 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 16:11:17
It all "seems" easy for Ole now (im sure there's a lot of work he gets through though! @) . but as was topical during the early part of the season we apparently need a DOF, understandably when things are going well this is less of a focal point. However, Ole or Poch or whoever it turns out to be will need support and a knowledge he will not be thrown under the bus when things inevitably get tough. Whatever they (the hierarchy) eventually do, I hope this is considered.

5.) 12 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 16:51:56
Mort, I think that's the point of a DoF. The club want "club" signings not "manager" signings. So whoever gets the job come June will have to operate in such a way. The manager will have a say in signings no doubt, but they will likely have to be within a club structure of signings. Signings that suit the style and image of the club.

In that manner the club has an extensive scouting network, and will have the 100's of potential targets.

Although people often forget scouting starts at home. Unless you have a detailed understanding of the players you have you won't be able to identify what type of players your missing.

That has been an issue with constant changing managers over the last 5 years. Not only have we signed players the managers wanted, but they often came up with this list of players with limited exposure to our current players and their capabilities. This why we often saw a managers signings sitting on the bench while players who were already at the club started the game. That was a classic case of money wasted.

Hopefully this new approach should bring some continuity to our recruitment and some stability to the squad.

6.) 12 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 18:10:21
That's if you expect us to actually appoint a DoF. I don't think we will. We've been trying for 3-4 years and got nowhere and suddenly we'll have one in 6 months.