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06 Aug 2015 07:48:50
Could someone explain to me why, despite being seeded, we face potentially tricky CL opposition including a couple of real banana skins in monaco and lazio whereas celtic who aren't seeded will be facing 1 of 5 real minnows. Am i missing something?


1.) 06 Aug 2015 10:57:38
Seeding is based on the European co-efficient worked out by how well the team has done in previous years. Monaco are a relatively new team to the CL so they haven't got a good rating in the comp and Lazio haven't been in it for years so their rating has dropped.

2.) 06 Aug 2015 11:15:47
There is a different route for Champions of lesser nations thatln there is for the 4th place teams from bigger nations. I believe it's well explained on United's site and a few other places on the web.

3.) 06 Aug 2015 11:42:27
i think a match against fenerbahce would be nice.

4.) 06 Aug 2015 12:08:38
I wondered this last night as well but from what I can see is the last qualifying stage is divided by 'Champion Seeds' and 'League Seeds'

Hence Celtic being Scottish champions they are seeded differently.

Wes369 - Fenerbahce were knocked out last night

5.) 06 Aug 2015 12:16:07
Monaco would be very tricky as they are playing very well in pre season and have talented players. The only club in the French league who could get anywhere near PSG.
On a lighter note DIMARIA saying how happy he is to play for PSG. Wont be happy when playing in some cold corner of Brittany in a 10 000 seater stadium against not even championship level sides. that's what he calls ambition

6.) 06 Aug 2015 12:25:06
Looking at the teams we can play there is a chance we may not make the group stages. , what happens then ?

7.) 06 Aug 2015 12:50:10
We play in the Europa league.

Teams who won their respective leagues have a different qualifying side of the draw to us, we are up against teams that finished lower in the leagues but qualify due to the country getting the extra place. None of the 5 teams will want to draw Manchester United. I would think club Brugge or rapid Vienna would be our best options with Moscow being the worst.

8.) 06 Aug 2015 13:00:57
Bring it on, whoever we get. 😉

9.) 06 Aug 2015 13:59:35
In order to be champions you must beat champions. Bring on anyone!




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07 Aug 2017 11:08:39
Roll on the end of the transfer window and the end of the Daily Bale!




27 Jul 2017 11:23:58
Meant to ask this before the Madrid game but with ibrahimovic unavailable and Rooney transferred who should be our 1st choice penalty taker? Personally I would say pogba or herrera.


1.) 27 Jul 2017 11:37:05
Mata probably, but it should be whoever proves themselves the best penalty taker in training.

2.) 27 Jul 2017 11:42:46
Lukaku will take them followed by Pogba / Mata.

3.) 27 Jul 2017 19:46:30



19 Mar 2017 10:59:37
A question to which I don't know the answer. If we won the europa league and finished 4th in the prem, who else would qualify for the CL? the europa league runners up or the team that finished 5th in the prem.


{Ed001's Note - 5th.}

1.) 19 Mar 2017 13:53:25
I don't think either gets the place, iirc additional spots are allowed only if either cl annd el winners have not finished in qualifying places for cl. If we finish 4th and win el England will not get additional spot unless leicester win too and as far as i now that spot is not passed on to runners up either,

2.) 19 Mar 2017 13:58:50
We could end up doing Liverpool a favour there Ed01. Do you fancy your boys at City, with them having played midweek?

{Ed001's Note - I never give predictions as it is bad luck sorry. That is why I don't do them on the match previews even.}

3.) 19 Mar 2017 14:19:30
Fairly sure csm is correct unless there has been a recent rule change.

4.) 19 Mar 2017 14:26:05
Oh yeah I forgot you are the superstitious type. As long as you haven't washed the lucky shirt you should be fine!

5.) 19 Mar 2017 14:26:05
Oh yeah I forgot you are the superstitious type. As long as you haven't washed the lucky shirt you should be fine!

{Ed001's Note - the important thing seems to be whether or not me mam has a gin and tonic during the game or not. Luckily she doesn't seem to need an excuse....}

6.) 19 Mar 2017 16:48:13
we win eL and finish 4th, 5th place team from Pl gets in.

7.) 19 Mar 2017 17:35:09

I have just read the rules properly and you are wrong. 5th place in the league will not get in the CL unless they win the CL or EL, under no other circumstances can 5th get into the CL.



06 Oct 2016 14:13:34
Apparently Bobby Charlton made his debut 60 yrs ago today. A true all time great unlike our ' golden generation' who the media think are all time greats. Saw him play once in 1970.
Thanks for the memories sir Bobby.


1.) 06 Oct 2016 19:18:15
Me and my mate hitched down to London on the Friday before Bobby's last match which was at Chelsea in April 1973. We slept at Heathrow airport pretending we were passengers waiting for a flight. Went to the match the next day and then hitched back afterwards. In those days we hitched to lots of matches as we were students and had very little money.

2.) 06 Oct 2016 20:59:49
I had just come back from dossing in Munich! Saw the match - one nil to them? Osgood?

3.) 06 Oct 2016 23:47:44
One of my favourite pieces of Celtic and United memorabilia i have is the programme from Bobby's testimonial in 1972, it was actually given to me by a rangers fan i worked with who stayed in Manchester at the time and attended the game he gave me it as he knew i was a big Celtic and United fan.

4.) 07 Oct 2016 12:56:29
jamesbhoy - By any chance do you support Celtic and Manchester United? You don't mention it.

5.) 07 Oct 2016 13:44:37
Harry what is the point in your snide comment? The posts above yours are interesting reads and then there is your usual pointless post.

6.) 07 Oct 2016 14:24:05
Funny Harry, was thinking the same.

7.) 07 Oct 2016 14:43:46
Any chance we can get a pop up or a warning siren on the site when its Maze's time of the month?! Jeez.

8.) 07 Oct 2016 14:47:07
Very funny Harry. Hopefully James sees the funny side being a banter site and all.

9.) 07 Oct 2016 15:51:24
Haha nice one Harry, i am first and foremost a Celtic fan but i adopted United as my favourite other team way back in the 70s when i was at primary school due to the bond between our clubs at the time and our shared traditions, i have been to Old Trafford many times for games between our great clubs.

10.) 07 oct 2016 19:50:14
maze and angelred don't worry about me i'm glaswegian i can deal with snidey sarcastic clowns who probably sound like squeaky henpecked ashley off corrie, his wife will probably give him a row when she gets in for having been on her laptop and demands he hurries up making her dinner and to hurry up with the hoovering sarcasm? us glaswegians invented it lol.

11.) 07 Oct 2016 20:49:25
They might be a bit cranky jamesbhoy
Tis past their bedtime they could have been up late last nite.
Or else james they could be supporters of the blue jersey.

12.) 07 Oct 2016 21:53:29
You can trace the decline in English football from the moment Charlton was subbed in the World Cup match against Germany in Mexico in 1970. You could make a case for him being the best English player of all time.

13.) 07 Oct 2016 22:06:32
That thought crossed my mind Leahy, if that's the case they won't have had much fun supporting that mob in the last 4 years haha.

14.) 08 Oct 2016 09:40:01

I remember the 1970 game when Charlton was subbed and remember my brother raging at it and yes as a world power we have never recovered despite touching high moments in 90 and 96. You might argue that Charltons ageing at United was part of our decline too.

A small story about Sir Bobby if I may. It was I believe 1969 and I was in a mixed prep school, Sir Bobbys daughter was in a different class of that school. One day he came to pick her up and I remember him arriving in what I think was a jag but the memory I have is the image of him walking up the school path against the flow of parents and kids and them all parting in front of him and stood in awe of him. I knew who he was after starting my support in 68 but to this day remember him parting the crowd and the excitement surrounding one of the all time greats.

I also remember his last game and it was tinged with sadness because we hadn't replaced him with any quality, those were difficult times as a United fan. Sir Bobbys career with us is rightly heralded.

15.) 08 Oct 2016 13:11:07
Sir Bobby -" World Class Legend "

16.) 08 Oct 2016 15:09:11
People do get cranky on here during the international break.

17.) 09 Oct 2016 15:08:23
Bobby Charlton's favourite player was Bobby Lennox of Celtic who played in the European Cup winning Celtic side of 1967.



02 Oct 2016 14:37:56
Lesson to be learned from today. take your chances! De gea at fault for goal but stoke should have been at least 2 down by then. Fair play to their keeper though.


{Ed025's Note - i think i may have been watching a different game allan..

1.) 02 Oct 2016 14:46:37
What do you mean ed?

{Ed025's Note - i mean allans assessment of the game was not how i seen it IMBS, i thought stoke had a fair bit more of the game than he thinks, they had a few really good chances for me and im afraid to say utd were predictable and at times very pedestrian mate..

2.) 02 Oct 2016 14:58:23
Stoke had 3 really good chances, all falling to Allen. He scored from one courtesy of an error by our saviour of the last few season. Their goalie made none.

We, on the other hand, had at least 3 times that many opportunities. Pogba could maybe have scored 3 on his own. It's a game we should have won handily, and if Ibra scores in the first minute as he normally would do, then Stoke would have been forced to change their game plan immediately, potentially opening up more space.

Truth is though, both teams were very poor in front of goal and we do sem vulnerable to cut back passes to midfielders making runs into the box. It was the same against Watford.

Very frustrating performance in a game we controlled, played some decent football, and made enough chances to win handily.

3.) 02 Oct 2016 15:02:21
Time to call for SAF to come out of retirement lol.

4.) 02 Oct 2016 15:07:57
As shaw says they did have 3 good chances but utd should have been 4-5 up by the time they got their 2nd chance. Both teams were rubbish at converting chances. But only period utd looked pedestrian was maybe 10-15 mins post the break, other than that we completely out played stoke.

5.) 02 Oct 2016 15:29:58
We controlled the game from start to finish, more or less. Maybe a 10 minute period after the second half started, stoke had a bit of the ball. Other than, that, we were all over them for the majority of the game.

6.) 02 Oct 2016 15:03:17
Sorry ed I have to disagree if we're better in front of goal today that was a tonking the only thing I'm disappointed with today was the result I thought we were very good.

{Ed025's Note - it may have been just me then deano..

7.) 02 Oct 2016 15:05:55
Not often I'd disagree ed, but we really had many many more chances.

{Ed025's Note - im not disputing that mate, i just think it was less of a battering than some may think..

8.) 02 Oct 2016 15:14:39
Ed united should have won 5 or 6 nil mate.
Ed did u have a few pints watching it.

{Ed025's Note - no, but its looks like i should have done leahy.. :)

9.) 02 Oct 2016 15:48:43
Fair play ed we all see different things I was really pleased with the performance today.

{Ed025's Note - glad to hear it deano..

10.) 02 Oct 2016 16:11:13
Its alright ed. You're still my 6th favorite ed. 😁.

{Ed025's Note - thanks mate...thats moved me up 3 places.. :)

11.) 02 Oct 2016 20:03:52
And the ref was a cheating scouser.




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16 Aug 2017 10:14:39
As athletico will almost certainly still be in the CL why would he move in January as he wouldn't be able to play for us even if we are still in it. Next summer makes more sense.


{Ed004's Note - But it would be a massive boost if we are going for the league. It's highly unlikely that we will be competing for champions league this year and can't see Atletico mounting a challenge either}



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11 Aug 2017 15:28:48
Hopefully on Feb 1 next year we will still be challenging for 4 trophies. Jose likes his big powerful strikers and lukako can't play every game. Having ibra around gives us 2 powerful strikers and 2 speedy ones so we have good options.
As long as the deal is sensible wages wise it's a yes let's keep him from me.




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09 Aug 2017 11:10:57
And bales agent has always said that his client is going nowhere. Wd bale improve our team. probably. but not at a cost of 90m.
Despite being 32 cr7 is valued 40m more than when we sold him in his prime. Bale despite being only 28 is valued the same as he was 4 years ago, this in an era when transfer fees are rocketing. Why has bales value not risen? 3 reasons imo. injury record, the loss of that extreme pace that made him so devastating previously and the fact that RM would happily cash in on him if he could be persuaded to leave so that they could buy mbappe.
Good player yes but not worth 90m or so with his injury record.
Would prefer isco all day long as I suspect RM will when la liga kicks off.




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08 Aug 2017 09:52:01
Yawn the daily bale is up and running early this morning . Let's hope he turns out for RM tonight proving once and for all that they don't want to let him go and that we can forget him.





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13 Aug 2017 18:51:34
And to think some people were saying matic? 40m for a 28 yr old! No way Jose. Tbh never realised he was so good with the ball at his feet.




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12 Aug 2017 12:46:22
Posted exactly the same 2 weeks ago. Forget 90m for bale use the money to get peresic and aurier instead thus addressing 2 areas that need attention.




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09 Aug 2017 13:09:41
I am old enough to remember pallisters debut. Looked like a giraffe on ice skates and totally out of his depth. Didn't turn out to shabby in the end!




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08 Aug 2017 11:06:26
Spot on as usual shappy griezmann without a moments hesitation.




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07 Aug 2017 12:34:43
Agree 100% mort End of last season bale was a bench warmer and beginning of this RM say he has ongoing ankle issues. Still people say we should throw 90m away based on how good he was 4 years ago. Would be as stupid as paying a large Brexit bill.