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24 Mar 2018 10:31:23
There are some that said Jesse wasn’t good enough and I guess there are still some that think he is at best a squad player but you have to give the lad credit. He keeps popping up scoring important goals and he plays with a smile on his face and seems to enjoy every moment. I’m so pleased for him and I hope he can take that final step and be consistent.

AJH

1.) 24 Mar 2018 16:25:04
He has always been highly thought off within the club. It was always accepted that he would take longer to find his feet due to his size. I read an interview with him where he said that Sir Alex always said he would become a real player when he's 25 like Tigana. I wonder how much of him really stepping up this season is down to him feeling that this year was going to be his year.

I did worry when we signed Sanchez as it was going to push either Lingard or Martial out of the side when arguably they we our best two forwards at that time. Maybe its time for Sanchez to be dropped for a game or two and make him fight for his place against players who are in form.


2.) 24 Mar 2018 16:40:40
Shaps, I don’t know why we bought Sanchez other than to stop City buying him. We had needs inother areas way before a left sided attacker was needed and even if he starts firing it just relegates Martial or Rashford. This smacks of Woodward and his marque signing obsession. I don’t want to upset you but if Bale is available you can bet your mortgage Ed will be there waving his chequebook.


3.) 24 Mar 2018 16:46:51
The thing with Jesse is you know he will work on the pitch and not hide. He has proven this year that he has more in the locker than people thought imo but he had the beginnings of a good season couple of years back when he got ani injury early on at Swansea I think. Change of personel and management has not deterred him and I think he has saved us a good few bob on bringing in a n other player.


4.) 24 Mar 2018 16:58:44
I was one of those thinking he wasn't going to be up to it and would be sold, at times I feel foolish, but then he can be anonymous far too often for me (like most of our attacking players) .

I still think in order for us to be competing at the very top we need better than Lingard. But if he improves again as much as he has over the past 18 months then he will deserve a regular berth in a top Utd team.

I love his energy and clever runs, maybe there is even more to come from him once we get back to playing proper attacking football and those runs will be picked out by players that currently refuse the pass and opt for 'safety' instead. I certainly would like him to impact games more consistently as well, 10 seconds of brilliance now and again is good, but we need more than that over a 90 minute match from an attacking midfielder.


5.) 24 Mar 2018 17:39:38
I agree Beastand that was my point about consistency. When he is good he is very good but often you can forget he is on the pitch, which is very frustrating when he gets himself in such good positions and scores such important goals. He needs to turn up for more games than he does, which I think he will if he continues to develop as he has done in the last year. And he is home grown which means a lot to me,


6.) 24 Mar 2018 17:52:11
Does he go missing or as mentioned above is it a case of him making good runs and his team mates not playing the creative pass to find him?

The best players score in the big games, which he does more consistently than those around him. H deserves his place in the team, he works hard, he offers movement and he can finish. I think he will thrive if we add more quality to the midfield. He is a bit of a social media whore, but as long as he performs on the pitch it’s not a problem. I wish pogba put half the effort in he does.


7.) 24 Mar 2018 18:33:58
Agree with all of the posts regarding jesse in some degree, better than dele alli in my opinion who plays a similar role especially this season.


8.) 25 Mar 2018 05:21:49
I must be the only one who doesn't yet rate him. He for me is going through his Smalling patch where player looks good for a season or 2 but with lingard it has only been 2 months rather than the whole season.

He was mostly anonymous until December and has been anonymous for most part since February. That is 2 good months in 3-4 years. Yes he scores some important goals from time to time but he going to have to perform much better to be more than a squad player.


9.) 25 Mar 2018 16:58:04
No MU player apart from De Gea has been sensational for long, playing good for some time and then playing poorly.


10.) 26 Mar 2018 14:14:47
CSM, that's not really fair, even if he's only started looking like a real top player this season, he's actually been doing well for the last couple of years. He was hardly "anonymous" before December anyway. 8 goals and assists in 17 games, 11 of which he played 30 minutes or less in, may not be setting the league on fire, but it's certainly not "anonymous".

Re: the consistency, I'm inclined to agree with Huggy. He's suffering from the way the team is playing, and would have a much more consistent impact if the runs he makes were picked out a bit more often by players behind him. Now, I'm not saying he's doing everything right, maybe he'd still be a bit inconsistent with players behind him looking for those runs and playing more positive football, but the point is that we don't really know, and I don't think it's fair to judge him too harshly when we don't really know how much of the inconsistency is down to him, and how much is down to the way the teamas a whole is playing.

I would really love to see Herrera used in a more advanced role, ahead of Matic rather than alongside him, where he can look to play the passes that someone like Lingard can feed on. It's too easy to see his great defensive performances last season and forget that he's a great passer of the ball, with an eye for getting team mates in behind the defence.


11.) 26 Mar 2018 14:23:10
That FA cup winning goal seemed to really kick him on and he’s improved a lot since then.

CSM,

How you can say he’s been anonymous is beyond me, he’s probably scored more important goals than any other player in the last 2 years.


12.) 26 Mar 2018 14:53:27
Gds important goals don't mean consistency. Yes he scored against Chelsea and in fa cup final but can you remember a run of games until December where you could say he was consistently good. A first team player needs to be consistently good and unlike rashford or martial lingard isn't exactly in the youngster category.

Thorne he has been good this season but last season he had 5 goals and 3 assists in 42 games in lvg's last season he had 7 goals and 4 assists in 41 games. Those are not good figures and he needs get similar to his current nos before we can be sure that he has improved rather than going through a purple patch.

Also where exactly will he play next season jose wants savic added to the team and jorginho as replacement for carrick, so we most likely will be switching to a mf 3.


13.) 30 Mar 2018 18:44:50
Good player, nice lad, silly dancer.


 

 

17 Feb 2018 08:31:11
Interesting rumour this morning, Real ready to move for Pogba. Could be paper trash talk of course but if they did and the money was big, would you sell? Clearly the boy has talent but he has yet to dominate a game or deliver on his potential. Is that down to him, the Manager, or a combination of both.

If the money was silly should we cash in? The problem with that is that he may go on and become the dominating player we believe is in there somewhere, and replacing him will cost a fortune too. For me, I’d seriously consider it though.

AJH

{Ed002's Note - There is zero interest in Paul Pogba from Real Madrid. They have very, very different ideas who they want.}


1.) 17 Feb 2018 11:41:22
There is no way we should be selling Pogba it would be crazy to do so.

Its likr selling the next messi and then trying to go buy a next ronaldo because we are noy patient enough.


2.) 17 Feb 2018 11:59:12
"Cash in" wtf? So some now want to sell Pogba when we have few midfielders for a pretty poor return? You bored with FIFA?


3.) 17 Feb 2018 11:20:17
Yay. Thanks ed for that.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 21:19:21
All this talk of Sanchez has masked the rumour that Vardy is also being considered. Not sure if they would sell or at what price but I think he would slot in much easier, albeit he is a like for like with Lukaku. Sanchez’s attitude worries me, the stories from Arsenal about his isolationist approach do not bode well for team spirit. Hey ho, what do I know?

AJH

1.) 12 Jan 2018 21:28:45
I hope not. Hateful diving git, Gerrard, suarez, terry, barton, keown, cattermole, Vardy. all the same to me would of hated to see any of them in a red shirt.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 23:05:33
That's one heck of a team those lot would make. Lacks some wide players tho.


3.) 13 Jan 2018 05:53:05
bfbw, there too much hate in your heart, i'd have had Keown and Suarez any day of the week. Go hug a tree man.


4.) 13 Jan 2018 08:10:14
AJH Vardy is a player Maze likes and admired over the years for his tenacity as well as his rags to riches story but to say he is a better option than Sanchez is silly, very silly.

Wake up AJH you are dreaming of poorly fabricated scenarios.


 

 

08 Dec 2017 20:28:41
So, first of all, I share my birthday with Jonny Evans so put that your pipe and smoke it. Secondly, I may have had a little wine tonight so forgive me if I am less coherent than Ronnie during a transfer window.

Sunday is a big game and I hope that Jose wakes up and has an epiphany but I fear it will not happen. I believe it is better to die fighting than running away and in football that is also true. Inspire the troops, give them hope and belief, rouse their spirits, fill their hearts with pride and desire. Let’s not turn up to stifle and try and nick a goal on the break. I don’t care if they are the best team, like Pierre the famous French fighter pilot, let’s go down in flames (google it) .

We are United, a team steeped in history and tradition, we live or die by our standard, there are times to stand up and be counted, Sunday is one of those times. We win, or we lose in a blaze of glory, to be a United fan there are no in betweens.

Time for more wine.

AJH

1.) 09 Dec 2017 01:43:34
Jesse's performance at Arsenal will have given him food for thought. Maybe we can press high with a few players and cause some chaos amongst their back line. Worry is that Matic and Ander would have to play out of their skins.

The motivational piece is way more important than formation. Win your battles all over the pitch and you'll get a win.


2.) 09 Dec 2017 10:50:17
We’ll park the bus and try to catch them on the counter and via set pieces.


 

 

27 Aug 2017 19:14:26
Just caught up with MOTD, I thought all our players played well. Amongst other things that stood out though:

1. Joe Hart, wow, surely he isn't England's goalie any more
2. Anyone else warming to Rafa? No? Just me?
3. City, still not convincing and I think strong teams will bully them.
4. Shearer has become a half cent pundit since he stopped sitting on the fence.
5. Phil Neville, got to love him, is he the most positive person in the world ever?
6. Swansea possibly not as bad as we have thought.
7. Bilic and De Boer have to be worried although after today's debacle, perhaps Wenger will be first to go.

AJH

1.) 27 Aug 2017 20:35:38
Pretty much agree with everything there mate.
I was saying to my lad yesterday that if this palace squad go down it's the best squad ever to be relegated.


2.) 27 Aug 2017 00:43:07
Phil Neville really annoys me. He's so biased it's unbelievable. Agree with the rest. De Boer is no surprise, he was abysmal at inter. Played some disgraceful football there.


 

 

 

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30 Sep 2018 19:58:14
For everyone demanding shiny new players or talking about how our players aren’t good enough, take a look at the Ryder Cup. On paper the Americans were miles ahead. More majors, better world rankings by a mile, more wins this season, but they got battered. Team spirit, inspirational leadership, people playing to their potential, all ingredients that helped Europe win. There was probably complacency on the part of the USA but my key points are relevant. Time and again, a weaker team on paper rouses itself and slays the mightier beast. It’s about the team, the culture, application, desire, motivation. Many of those things are currently lacking in our team. Many will disagree with me, but we have better players than we are currently witnessing.

AJH

{Ed025's Note - your right AJH...thomas bjorn for manager anyone?..


1.) 30 Sep 2018 20:13:03
We should grow out the Old Trafford flanks to thick rough because that's where teams are out playing us at home. A lake somewhere might help out too.

{Ed025's Note - love it nat..


2.) 30 Sep 2018 20:40:43
Would do better if Jose didn’t insist that we play from the bunker all the time.


3.) 30 Sep 2018 21:56:09
You lot shouldn't ashamed of yourself making any comparisons to Golf.
Our club is in turmoil, we are currently way below par, and just got beat by the irons. Quite frankly, it's a balls up. And I am tee'd off with it.

{Ed025's Note - love it betty, but there is a fair-way to go this season yet and he might give some fringe players a go even though some of them are a bit green, i know its a radical approach but i dont think it will handicap the team and you will just have to putt up with it mate..well thats my spin on it..


4.) 30 Sep 2018 22:27:40
I could chip in with a few more Ed, but I think we should probably call it a day now before it drives everyone else round the twist.

{Ed025's Note - great stuff betty..


5.) 30 Sep 2018 23:52:34
Take a bow ed025 that was brilliant.

{Ed025's Note - cheers JS..


 

 

23 Sep 2018 06:47:19
That was tough to watch. I know it was after a European game but there was a lack of energy and urgency. Fred is mentioned down the page but I thought he was excellent. Pogba was casual, and once again Lukaku just didn’t get into the game. I’m a big Jesse fan but he was anonymous and if anyone thinks Sanchez is improving then I don’t know what you are watching.

I think buying Sanchez was a dreadful error and it feels like the same for Pogba; an occasional good game doesn’t cut it for me.

The most frustrating thing is we had generated momentum with 3 away wins but looked complacent against a very good Wolves team. We need a couple of signings but we need to sign a leader, someone who will lead by example and not accept a lack of effort or poor attitudes. As has been said so often, we have very talented players but they simply don’t deliver. I realise ‘it’s just 1 game’ but it’s symptomatic of our season.

AJH

1.) 23 Sep 2018 08:48:54
Pogba is just so talented. He has bags and bags of ability, arguably the most naturally gifted midfielder in world football, but it's just not clicking for him. He might have to move for his own good.


2.) 23 Sep 2018 11:03:25
RR no he's not. He needs to stand out before he is named one of the best. Currently the only way he stands out is on instagram.


3.) 23 Sep 2018 13:25:02
Pogba doesn't have to move on. He is one of the most talented players on the planet and shows that in flashes. His touch for the goal was world class, his goal midweek was world class. We need to persevere with him, Fred seems to be forming a relationshio with him.


4.) 23 Sep 2018 13:52:38
Yeh Fred will be forming the relationship with Pogba in the dressing room see who can dance the best that's about it.


5.) 23 Sep 2018 13:57:33
I agree with you on Sanchez AJH but I'm puzzled by how poor he looks in the team. Such a talented player but he has been bobbins since he joined.
I can't believe it's actually him sometimes.
It's so disappointing because he is a fantastic player.
Is it because he just doesn't fit in, personal reasons or not happy or lost half a yard of pace. I was really excited when he joined and now I just wonder why I was.


6.) 23 Sep 2018 14:21:01
The issue is not just the players, it's the system. The way we play doesn't get the most out of our players.

The problem we have is our defence isn't that strong, so we need a lot of cover and this leaves our atta ks toothless. We have talented people to both move the ball forward and deliver the final pass and finish, we just never have them in their best positions.


352 solves this problem. Midfield 3 of Matic, Fred, pogba with a back 3 should have us solid defensively, whilst allowing pogba and Fred the freedom to express themselves going forward without exposing us defensively. Width comes from Shaw and dalot, sanchez and lukaku upfront will hopefully get the best out of a very talented sanchez and give better service to lukaku.

Its a shame for martial, jese and rashford, but I'm not sold on any of them being good enough anyway.


7.) 23 Sep 2018 14:38:05
I like 3-5-2. Right now, I’d have Rash or Martial as the second striker, Sanchez has been. Why poor.


 

 

20 Sep 2018 06:51:22
That was a very solid performance, an open game but 3 goals and a clean sheet. After a relatively slow start we picked it up, took control, and did exactly what was needed. Great team selection from Jose, Dalot looks a great prospect and far ahead of where I thought he would be; his and Shaw could form a great partnership for years.

Rashford and Martial scared the pants off the defenders with their pace and directness, such a shame Rashford hit the post as that would have been a great goal. Nice to see Martial score, I thought he looked a bit rusty but he also looked up for it and kept running to the end.

Pogba showed what Pogba can do, I’m a bit surprised to see him as Captain, I guess Jose is trying to demonstrate he has no issue at all with him but it does crate slightly.

If our final ball had been better I think we would have had a 🎩 full. Let’s remember it was only Young Boys! but it was away from home, on a plastic pitch, and that’s 3 away wins on the bounce.

AJH

1.) 20 Sep 2018 09:08:15
The result was good but I was more pleased with an improved performance.

It was good to see two full backs who would get forward and be useful in the final third. It made us far more dangerous and less predictable.

I also thought we moved the ball quicker. Now was that due to having more width making more space and it easier to see and play passes. Was it the plastic pitch, or was it a directive from Jose.

I don't know, but we benefitted from it.

We do however, have to keep in mind that Young Boys aren't a great team. This was also their first ever appearance in the UCL group stages.

But the signs were good. Hopefully we can take momentum from the last few results, and hopefully expand on the good elements of this game when we play against a tricky Wolves side on Saturday.

Onward and upward.


2.) 20 Sep 2018 09:16:24
I liked the team selection last night and that was a good win as any team dropping points to young boys in the group would find themselves in a struggle .
If we beat Valencia at home, qualification could become a fair bit easier than was suspected when the draw was made it would take us 6 points clear of Valencia with young boys at home still to come .
Lukaku, martial and rash can frustrate but I like seeing them all play as for all their flaws they are fast and skillfull and give opponents plenty to ponder if they find themselves too far forward or exposed one on one . I'd like to see that selection a little more and if we have matic and fellaini or Fred give the wide lads a liscence not to come to far back .


3.) 20 Sep 2018 09:17:27
Morning AJH

Crucial win last night and it was good to keep the momentum going into the weekend.

I'd just like to get your thoughts on Fred? It's still early days but I'm not quite sure what kind of player he is yet or where he fits in? I like his energy, he's decent on the ball but he's flattered to deceive so far in my opinion. At the moment I don't see him as a ball winner and he's yet to provide any real kind of creative spark, he's looked tidy in possession at times but is yet to really influence a game in my opinion.

I thought he made a lot of forward runs ahead of the ball yesterday and with Pogba also operating in advanced positions it left us wide open to the counter attack especially in the opening 20 minutes or so. We looked much more vulnerable than in our last two games and against a better team we could easily have found ourselves behind. Like I said it's still early days but it will be interesting to see how he fits in moving forward.

On a positive note I agree it was a very encouraging debut for Dalot and refreshing to see Jose pick both Shaw and Dalot together in a tricky away fixture. Again it's early days but it we could get them both playing to anywhere near their potential, they can both stay clear from injury, then they should be able to add another attacking dimension to our team which we've lacked for a number of years now.

So after two successive defeats we've seen a very positive reaction. It's too early to get carried away but we have cause to be optimistic moving forward. Another tricky test awaits on Saturday let's hope we can keep the momentum going.


4.) 20 Sep 2018 09:24:57
Yes Dalot was impressive and more importantly looks like we have more threat down his side going forward. If your good enough, your old enough, maybe it’s time we took a risk and started phasing out 33yr old full backs, Shaw seems to have cemented the left back slot which I’m happy about after coming such a long way.
I’ve been pogbas harshest critic but an impressive display and 2 goals to boot. Again the caveat will be ‘it’s only young boys, expected to win’ but Burnley, Watford and Young Boys away in a row and 3 wins, that’s impressive.


5.) 20 Sep 2018 09:45:57
Good day mates!

We're surely better than we are/ were playing.
We need some consistency on the team selection and the players need a bit more freedom to express themselves on the pitch without losing the tactical discipline.

But it's really good to see us wining games after a slow start.

As for Dalot and Shaw, I hope Mourinho take risks and use them both. Very good prospects for LB/ RB positoins.

Keep the momentum.


6.) 20 Sep 2018 09:58:53
Rashford was amazing? seriously?


7.) 20 Sep 2018 10:22:29
Good result, we improved after looking very lethargic and frankly over-run by the Young Boys. Pogba's goal came at the right time. before he scored I was getting very irritated with Pogba slowing everything down as usual, trying to draw fouls and delaying a simple pass.

Matic for me is not up to snuff any longer, been going down hill almost since he signed, great first few months then drifting to nothingness. He can be effective as a body, but he is so slow and surprisingly pretyy unaware at times - not too sure what he brings over even Fellaini nowadays.

Wingers looked like they were a bit scared at times, but they don't have too much going on around them so it's a case of beat 2 men or be negative. Hard on plastic pitch as well tbf.

Good result though in the end, Young Boys obviously went for it first 20mins and burnt out which is why we may have looked more off the pace than we really were. Hope we continue to improve and we quicken up the midfield passing/ movement. Fair play to the defence as well, looked pretty good - Lukaku with a poor touch again, things breaking down all the time whenever he is involved in build up play.


8.) 20 Sep 2018 10:41:40
The game was filled with lots of positives. The defence looked balanced with only a few slip ups in positioning mainly coming from losing possession and facing the counter. We also had more width down both sides and both fb were putting in dangerous balls, also couple of times dalot used his lightning fast pace to beat a man. The midfield seemed to get a bit congested as the game went on but otherwise really nice interchanging passing and movement.

Then there was the attack. All 3 were terrible in my opinion. Yes rashford was unlucky with his effort of the post, but even if all 3 had scored I would still be highly critical of their involvement. All had a terrible first touch, constantly played into trouble, were extremely static, and even when in good advanced positions they lacked the composure required. It must have been terribly annoying for the likes of Pogba and Fred who had done the hard work of winning the ball back, playing it through the midfield smartly only to see it bounce back 10m in the opposition half.

In conclusion it was a great result, as all away wins in Europe are, great progress as a team and the way we are playing, and most especially a hugely encouraging debut from Dalot.


9.) 20 Sep 2018 12:38:31
Agree with you on matic beast, definitely need to bring somebody in for the holding role in Jan or the summer. He's the passenger lately. Who would you replace him with? No stand out DM I can think of who would be attainable.


10.) 20 Sep 2018 13:29:31
DLIB, not sure what type of player Fred is or where we want him to play. He has bags of energy and huge potential, we just need to give him a clear rrolw I think.

Interesting points about Matic, but we won 3-0 so right now I’m chilled with him.


11.) 20 Sep 2018 16:23:55
Maybe see how TFM does and if he's able to step up. Or see if the scouts can work their magic.


12.) 20 Sep 2018 18:58:34
Thought the team didn't defend well as a whole in the first half. Lindlehof is shockingly bad.
Pogba's goal was excellent and we controlled matters after we scored.
Jury still out on Fred.
Martial and Rashford continue to frustrate with no real aggression to their game.
Shaw and Pogba were very good and the result was excellent.


13.) 20 Sep 2018 22:35:37
Schmid, blunt but pretty fair and accurate.


 

 

21 Aug 2018 10:29:19
Still time to enter my predictions competition

You have until Friday to get it done.

AJH

 

 

18 Aug 2018 16:40:58
Whilst you all consider your predictions for this year’s competition (search or predictions) I noticed an article in today’s Times. Every Saturday the Fink Tank uses science to predict what will happen. Obviously for a one off game it is often wrong but using science to look at a seasons result is interesting.

This week they looked at likelihood of relegation and found the most likely team to be relegated is Huddersfield, followed by Brighton, Fulham, Cardiff and then West Ham. The one thing it doesn’t take into account is transfer business but interestingly the big 6 are all seen as having 0% chance of being relegated. Everyone else has odds. If I asked you to guess who is deemed to be least likely to be relegated after the big 6, I’m guessing most of you wouldn’t have said Palace, but that’s what the science says. Very interesting read.

AJH

{Ed004's Note - I think Palace have a very strong side. Its between them and Everton for the award of best of the rest for me}


1.) 18 Aug 2018 17:04:06
I put Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham for relegation, almost put Brighton. 4 worst teams on paper.


2.) 18 Aug 2018 21:08:53
Agree, Ed004. I have 3 Palace players in my fantasy football team, and I never thought that would happen!

{Ed004's Note - They are also extremely entertaining to watch, however, there season relies on Zaha maintaining fitness}


3.) 18 Aug 2018 21:32:26
Yeah, I think keeping him there this summer, was pivotal to their season. I've enjoyed watching from the second half of last season, which surprises me for a Roy Hodgson team.


4.) 19 Aug 2018 23:09:02
Hey mort don't you think Fulham Invested decent It depends on how fast they can hit the ground running and also the possibility of seri's chillblains affecting them but sessegnons a very good player I think they might have enough I reckon Huddersfield and Cardiff and then third team that wasn't expected to no one thought west bromo or Stoke would go down last year and huges is in charge of a potential relegation team.


 

 

 

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14 Oct 2018 21:04:04
And if it happens I will find another club to support. Some things in life are more important than football.

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02 Sep 2018 13:58:33
Of course you can Singh, Moeen has admitted it himself, his confidence was low and now it is high.

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17 Aug 2018 11:12:59
I think the press have an agenda, I can’t believe I’m typing this but I’m starting to feel sorry for Jose. I hope he has a man to man with Pogba and tells him he can be the best in the world if he does as he is told, but that he also plays him where he can excel.

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24 Jul 2018 07:34:07
Top post Shappy, we’ve spent a lot, some of it badly, bought who the Manager wanted, and he doesn’t play them or wants them gone. It’s the Board’s fault, go figure.

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05 Jul 2018 20:34:14
I thought it was just pictures, mostly of nipples.

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11 Oct 2018 20:36:52
Who says Allegri was the answer? That might have been the plan but it doesn’t mean it would have worked. I’m almost reassured that there was a plan as it often seems Woodward makes it up as he goes along, signing Sanchez for example was a knee jerk reaction. Letting SAF influence the choice of Moyes was bizarre, the appointment of Moyes went against all sensible rational thought, I wonder if he was a deliberate fall guy. Then appointing LVG almost felt like a reaction to that one great Holland game.

Mourinho is not for me but he has been getting some dreadful stick lately, it seems to be open season with everyone piling in a bit like a pack of bullies taking encouragement from the rest, egging each other on.

We lack leadership and expertise on the football side of things. We can change the Manager as often as we want but if we don’t address those things then it won’t get any better.

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07 Oct 2018 11:14:05
Red Man, I completely agree but you and I both know that just the name Zidane will get Woodward drooling.

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07 Oct 2018 11:13:01
I don’t mind losing as long as we go down fighting. Have a go, take the game to them. Not going to happen is it?

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07 Oct 2018 11:11:53
Danny, spot on. Our defence only conceded one more goal that City last year yet all Summer they have been told they aren’t good enough. Players can be fragile, constantly being told we need a new CB, regularly being rotated, does not build confidence. If someone tells you often enough you are crap, you will start believing it.

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06 Oct 2018 08:57:43
There is a major problem with the lack of Black Managers in the league, whether it is casual racism or more overt than that I don’t know. However, Yorke plays the race card when he has done nothing to suggest he should get a big job. I know Lampard and Gerrard have started at a good level but the discipline they showed through their careers will have helped. Yorke’s ‘style’ will worry people - does he have the intellect, the discipline, the work ethic required. To blame the colour of hiis skin is a cheap shot.

AJH

{Ed001's Note - exactly and makes it harder for a genuine black man/woman who has been discriminated against.}