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21 Dec 2018 08:17:17
Given the number of games that we have left to go, that Matic is already exhausted and we are not going to be able to buy a new DM in January. I would like to see Bailley tried as a DM, if we could get another defender in.

I am not saying he would become a world class DM. But JM has left us desperate in that position and it would give us some energy in midfield that would be better than the alternatives.


1.) 21 Dec 2018 09:10:13
I'd use Herrera.

2.) 21 Dec 2018 10:05:11
I'm concerned that you could watch Bailly and think he has anywhere near the passing ability or spacial awareness to play defensive midfield.

3.) 21 Dec 2018 11:03:38
I think Ole should perhaps focus on playing players in their normal positions and see how things work out with that first.

4.) 21 Dec 2018 12:48:34
Maybe we could try mctominay in that position, instead of using him as a pawn to prove a point to pogba or prove a point to the board that they were wrong not to buy the manager a centre back.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 13:08:07
We are shocking at CB so why would we move the only decent one we have out of that position in to one that he has not got the skills to play? CDMs don't need to be Tall bruisers - Herrera could slot in there. We could also stick in McTominay or another youngster.

6.) 21 Dec 2018 13:42:46
Bailly can play as cb i hope.

7.) 21 Dec 2018 14:01:53
Phil Jones has played there before.

8.) 21 Dec 2018 14:20:30
Bailly is better suited to CB. If we are to play any CB in midfield I feel Lindelof would be best suited.

However, I'd rather go with Herrera.

9.) 21 Dec 2018 15:40:41
Was about to say shappy I think lindelof has qualities to play defensive midfield especially with his passing range and reading of the game. If we were to sign someone like koulibaly I would not be against seeing lindelof moved there. He has struggled with the physicality of the league at times and he would not have to worry about it as much in midfield. Having koulibaly and bailly behind him would offer more than enough cover. He would be like dier for spurs except more talented on the ball. However, I can’t see ole moving him from CB.

10.) 21 Dec 2018 20:09:41
Park, if Pochettino joins in the summer I could see Lindelof playing the Dier role.

I think the EPL might just be a little too rough for him as a CB, but feel he could be excellent as a shield Infront of the back four and dropping back to cover for full backs.

11.) 21 Dec 2018 23:00:54
I agree completely shaps.

12.) 22 Dec 2018 03:54:09
What abt andres pereira playing that role great passer and good energy, just a thought! at least he likes to keep the ball moving and open up teams.



08 Feb 2016 16:21:52
If we all aren't depressed enough today. The papers are saying that historically it takes at least 70 points to secure a champions league place. With our current 41 points, we will need to win at least 10 of the 13 remaining games. gulp.


1.) 08 Feb 2016 17:20:24
chin up mate we should had 3 pts, back t the wall let's goout fighting!

2.) 08 Feb 2016 17:28:13
You can't compare this season to others, closer than ever. We'll probably see the lowest points scoring champions in premier league history.

3.) 09 Feb 2016 11:13:38
Top 4 has gone. With that comes new manager surely.



29 Jul 2014 12:29:42
Appaling news folks. Ashley Young is staying. Apparently LVG thinks he is good as a wing back :

"Ashley Young is a winger, but he is another type who can play wing-back and he did very well against Roma"



1.) He could be a back-up for Shaw. It really could work.

2.) He did get plenty of practice covering for Evra.

3.) 29 Jul 2014 13:28:35
As I said the other day young is a confidence player and the last couple of seasons have battered him. Maybe supporting players instead of constantly abusing them might be a radical suggestion but hey.

4.) MrE as much as I hate to say it, maybe its a master stroke by LVG. He probably has seen that he can't buy back up for shaw and is building up Young for the games Shaw isn't performing in. Young is terrible but has played some good games in the past as a back up player youd take him and hope he played like he did when he started.

5.) 29 Jul 2014 14:11:02
Tbh I think one of the good few things to take out of the moyes reign was he got young playing better along with Rooney, I like young, he's not a worldie but given support could prove his worth

6.) Young won't be cover for shaw he will be cover on the right side where he played against roma. Van gaal likes left footed lwb and right footed rwb. I would like cuadrado to come in as rwb and sell nani and young should pretty much fund the deal to buy cuadrado. It would still leave us shorton the left though and maybe halt janko and varela progression into first team

7.) To be fair, Young always looks quite solid defensively. i'm certainly not going to suggest I know better than LVG

8.) Browred i'm not sure selling young and nani would cover what Fiorentina are hoping to get for cuadrado



28 Jun 2014 13:08:18
Did people see the Dwight Yorke interview on TV today where he said that he has heard that we are trying to get 6 or 7 players? Sounds like LVG is trying to overhaul the squad, if Ed can get the players he wants. Interesting summer ahead hopefully.




26 Nov 2013 20:33:35
Guillem Ballsack said tonight that he is certain that we will not bid for Herrera in Jan.


1.) How could be possibly know that?

2.) Who cares if he's right or not but naming him Guillem Ballsack just smacks of WIN {Ed002's Note - He is saying it because the player gave an interview saying that he was humbled by the offer made in the summer but Bilbao is his club and by rejecting the offer they have shown they wish to keep him.}

3.) I wouldn't rule anything out, Herrera has to say he is happy or he will get the backlash of the fans. I still don't think he will ever be worth his buy out clause, we could get Koke or Gundogan for less.




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04 May 2019 16:08:14
Wishful thinking maybe, but the current lack of quality of competition for their place in the squad, standard of the Europe league and growing with us to be good again, might be a selling point. Well, I can dream.




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16 May 2018 17:29:40
Think Jose will just let Damian leave. Young will be back up to Valencia and Shaw will be back up to Sandro.




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21 Jun 2017 08:28:55
To be fair to Manctom one of the problems of last season was the lack of service that the forward players got from the left fullback position no matter who played there. All of the players mentioned are good defensively but poor to average going forward. I am hoping that Luke Shaw delivers for us this season and becomes the player that we hoped he would be.




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12 Mar 2017 13:39:24
Spent this season hoping he would have an impact but it hasn't happened. Not sure about him on the wings as he always comes inside and we are left without any width.

I thought his best position was as a 10. But he played there for England once and his performance got ripped to shreds by whoever was the pundit that day. Also, we have loads of players that can play as a 10. Still not sure whether he will ever establish himself as a 1st team regular.




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16 Jun 2016 07:02:05
Nice to see an old school rumour. Estate agents who have been briefed by a Swedish entourage? Where are you?





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27 Apr 2019 14:41:53
I am sad that Herrera is going, but I hope, that the club didn't fight to keep him, because they are confident of signing a replacement.




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19 Mar 2019 18:14:57
Porshe I agree, but he'll need help from Chris "Action man" Smalling's gripping hands!




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13 Feb 2019 17:15:03
Danny you are dreaming! Bringing any of the midfielders off would have resulted in a hiding.




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03 Feb 2019 08:31:06
It is worth £25 million just to weaken one of our rivals. Everybody knows Tottenham can't afford to spend big to replace him.




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04 Dec 2018 12:20:24
He admits that making the top four would be a miracle. Although, still mathematically possible, very unlikely. So does that mean, we should sack him now, for not making the top four?