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09 Jan 2019 10:57:40
Marca running with us to sign Manolas and Carrasco apparently close - can be play off the right hand side or is he yet another left winger? Great prospect if true.


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath - there are talks ongoing with another club about Carrasco but there are some finantial difficulties to address first.}

1.) 09 Jan 2019 14:51:58
Thanks Ed. Definitely a player wasted in china.

2.) 09 Jan 2019 21:52:44
Supposedly he's going to Arsenal. Which would be a relief.

3.) 10 Jan 2019 18:13:25
Yannick Carrasco the player who left Spain for China for the money. i don't think that's the type of mentality we need. Already got a mercenery called Alexis.



19 Dec 2018 18:11:21
Ed, with Mourinho now gone are you able to disclose please the list of club targets for January?


{Ed002's Note - The club will not look to any targets that were wanted by Mr Mourinho any longer. They will look to as far as is possible shore up transfers until a new coach is appointed and may opt to take a couple of "club" targets - if space can be made in the squad. If players do not move on, there is no space. If a couple were to leave I would not be surprised to see if the club could get a good deal on a couple of players Mr Mourinho rejected just to appease the supporters and keep them onside. There have been a couple of players proposed to Mr Mourinho where he said no and the club still spoke to their clubs - I am sure it would not bother OGS to have one or two replacements on that basis, but efforts are still being made to move Pogba to another club and I suspect if their were a way out for Sanchez it would suit everyone - but it needs Felicevich to find a solution. The CB problem may well have been solved by the club who, against what Mr Mourinho wanted, gave Chris Smalling a new contract. One or two will likely still leave, Darian and Rojo might be good examples, but do they need replacing right away? There will be efforts to get Herrera to nail down his future at the club, I have no feeling what he will want to do. Martial will be another looking for an out without vast sums being given to him.}

1.) 19 Dec 2018 20:19:17
I’m still not convinced we would be much worse off without Sanchez and Martial. We are over stocked in the left forward position and have no balance in the side whatsoever. Pogba would be missed, but only the Pogba that gets out of the right side of the bed in a morning.

2.) 19 Dec 2018 20:02:07
That’s great, thanks Ed.

Are you able to disclose any names?

{Ed002's Note - Douglas Costa is a player the club are looking to buy on the cheap that the coach did not want.}

3.) 19 Dec 2018 21:46:59
Hi Ed,

What does „on the cheap“ mean?
Can’t be the rumourEd 75 million pounds, right?

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Think of a lot less.}

4.) 19 Dec 2018 21:59:30
Regardless of who’s coming in, they should go all out for Koulibaly from Napoli.

5.) 19 Dec 2018 23:32:53
Do you mean with smalling getting a new deal the club don't see us needing a new cb? Or am i reading it wrong?

6.) 20 Dec 2018 00:28:53
I can't think of a single transfer Jose got right.

7.) 20 Dec 2018 01:09:58

You’re reading it wrong.

8.) 20 Dec 2018 04:58:08
Jred, early days yet but I think Dalot could be one he got right.

9.) 20 Dec 2018 05:40:21
This club is an incompetent as they come, which genius thought giving Smalling a new contract was a good idea. You need to get rid of players like smalling not keep them you idiots, also no wonder Mourinho did not sign a rw, Douglas Costa as if we don't have enough primadonnas as it is.

10.) 20 Dec 2018 08:01:42
Douglas Costa would be tremendous. Can’t see us getting Koulibaly.

11.) 20 Dec 2018 08:10:42
Douglas Costa would be tremendous. Can’t see us getting Koulibaly. A January of Costa, Militao and Lorenzo Pellegrini would be superb - unless other central midfielders are more likely.

12.) 20 Dec 2018 05:50:33

Was Douglas Costa a signing of the board or was he recommended by Mr. Mourinho, because I think we're getting (if we get) the wrong guy here. We don't another player with attitude issues and throws his toys at almost everything. Right?

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho did not want Costa yet the club still approached Juventus.}

13.) 20 Dec 2018 11:14:29
So Jose was right in not wanting Smalling to get a new contract, not wanting Costa and also wanting Pjanic. Hmmmm.

{Ed002's Note - But the club never let him join their gang. It was a ba d move to appoint Mr Mourinho and a bad move for him to accept. He never sawMU as a progressive club that will adapt to what he thinks they need. He didn't like being in Manchester and there are those there who saw a blue tinge surrounding him. There was a major error in taking on Ibrahimovich - it is disruptive with the kids (although one specific issue has been overcome) and he wanted to move elsewhere. Mkhitaryan was a disaster waiting to happen. Pogba's career belongs in Spain or Italy - certainly not Manchester.

14.) 20 Dec 2018 15:26:20
Certainly a lot of issues Ed, not just with the manager. It stems from incompetent decision makers. Thanks for all your inputs.

15.) 21 Dec 2018 11:06:22
And by blue tinge, you mean Chelsea right Ed? Or is that just me misinterpreting your clever use of words?

Seeing as you seem to be very much in the know regarding Mourinho, and considering the apparent decent relationship that he still, to this day, have with Roman, could you foresee a return to Stamford Bridge in the future? Many thanks, and Happy Holidays to you.

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest at all in answering questions about Chelsea.}

16.) 22 Dec 2018 01:09:30
Thank you Ed 002!



21 Nov 2018 17:32:32
Evening Ed,

You've mentioned that Mourinho wants to remould the squad and may be afforded the funds to do so. Are you aware of how radical his changes are expected to be? I could quite easily foresee a clear out of at least 10 players with half a dozen coming in.


1.) 21 Nov 2018 18:36:12
Mourinho has bought 11 players, and allowed another 14 to leave. Two of which were his own signings (Zlatan and Mkhitaryan) . This process has cost the club around 400m so far.

Yet Mourinho wants to sell or release as many as another 10 players and replace them.

Seriously, what the hell. Who takes a job then says he wants to sell 99% of the squad and replace 24 players with 24 new 30-80m signings in order to be successful? If we worked that out at an average of 50m per signing he would want the club to spend over 1.2 billion on new players.

Hell I could win the league if you give me a billion pounds to spend on new players.

2.) 21 Nov 2018 18:56:45
Shappy the answer to the question at the top of paragraph 3 is pep.

3.) 21 Nov 2018 21:02:02

Were they all Mourinho’s signings? I refer you to Ed’s post lower down. “he was well down the list of options available although remained of interest - but as they have failed to sign who Mr Mourinho has wanted he is again an option”.

You can keep blaming the manager for everything, but have to ignore what the Ed tells you.

4.) 21 Nov 2018 21:27:24
Lets face it we've got players signed by 4 different managers and some of those are either aging and need replacing, have injury/ fitness issues and are unreliable or just aren't good enough. We all know who they are and its time they were moved on.

5.) 21 Nov 2018 21:33:14
Not sure jose makes all the signings Shappy. Pogba for example was a club signing, he was coming with or without Jose being here.

6.) 21 Nov 2018 21:48:44
FZZ, Jose wanted Pogba while at Chelsea. So I'm sure he wasn't too upset with the signing.

Suddenly half the signings aren't Jose's. Who do people think is making the decisions on who to sign if not the manager?

Are Fellaini and Mata really Moyes signings?

Did LvG really sign a single player?

The manager wants a certain type of player for a specific role within the squad. He tasks the scouts to find them. They compile a list, the scouting team and the management team discuss which ones to pursue, the rest is down to the money people.

If a player is signed Jose has given it the okay. Therefore, it's his signing ultimately.

7.) 21 Nov 2018 22:30:20

We get it, you want to hang, draw and quarter Mourinho

I think the real question is who is making the decisions because for a manager with such experience it is hard to see why some have been signed, unless they are not his signings. However, you won’t be happy until Jose has been dismissed, so they all have to be his signings to fit the prosecution evidence at his trial

By the way it is hard to argue that Fellaini was not a Moyes signing given where he came from, how and why.

8.) 22 Nov 2018 00:40:36
Lvg didn’t buy Herrera shaw di Maria or falcao snappy if that helps.

9.) 22 Nov 2018 12:31:39
Can't have it both ways shappy. Can't say every signing is 100% on Jose an say moyes an van gaal weren't responsible for theirs.

10.) 22 Nov 2018 13:08:53
That's the point Mort, I'm saying that everyone slated BOTH Moyes and LvG for their poor signings. No one ever said they weren't responsible for their signings.

Yet now people want to make excuses for why after spending 400m on new players it's not Mourinho's fault.

Suddenly he didn't pick the players we signed during his time as manager. He isn't to blame. In fact every signing that has been a success was his signing and every one that has failed to live up to expectations are club signings made by some dark and shadowy mysterious person. But definitely not Jose.

It's ridiculous, the double standards.

The same people who wanted Moyes and LvG sacked and used their poor signings as a stick to beat them with refuse to blame any of our recent poor signings on our current manager.

11.) 22 Nov 2018 13:26:38

One question for you.

Have those signings been a failure due to their own attitude or because of their ability?

I can clearly see all of them have the talent and it is mainly due to their attitudetfor failing at United.

12.) 22 Nov 2018 13:43:06
Cant see the maths Shappy tbh- out of the players signed since he came: 11 in yes but Zlatan came on a free miki in the deal for sanchez but out of the players he sold I can't work out the 14 unless you count the undisclosed younguns or the frees like valdes and rooney? Out of the sales, mcnair and love to sunderland - they ain't good enough for them!
Schneiderlin and januzai not exactluy world beaters, blind =squad player not getting game time johnstone prob 3rd choice. there's only Depay (in an inferior frech league), Zlatan (37 / 38) and Miki ok for arsenal but its obvious why they were sold. The retained buys atm are of a better if not the standard we want, and also would attract more value in sales. So both areas are covered in improvement and money; not the level we have been used to but other teams have improved massively and we can't have all the sweets. Club problems that affect results run deeper than the next transfer window or two being able to sort them out and although JM is supposedly steering the ship he cannot be held responsible for all that happens at the club.

13.) 22 Nov 2018 14:35:41
People want to beat Moyes and LVG with poor signings stick Shappy because nobody knew about the transfer policy at that point. Many were led to believe that the managers were in charge of the spending not the board.

Now people have come to the realisation about the situation they have changed their mind is that ok?

14.) 22 Nov 2018 15:06:35
Is right people want to make excuses after excuse for Jose. Yet slated moyes and lvg for the same things?

15.) 22 Nov 2018 15:54:01
Singh, signings fail for all sorts of different reasons. And yes a certain amount of blame always has to be placed on the player.

However, none of the players we have signed we're playing poorly for their previous teams, in fact they were playing well. That's why we signed them.

So why don't they play well for us? Is it a case of their poor attitude? Maybe, but then why didn't that attitude stop them playing well for their previous club? Why does their poor attitude only effect their form for Manchester United and not either their previous club or their international team?

Many of the players we slate every week for not playing well, go off and play well for their national side. Pogba played a key role in his country winning the world cup. So why can't he play like that for us?

Is it the tactics? Or is our manager unable to get the most out of him?

{Ed025's Note - thats a fair point shappy..

16.) 22 Nov 2018 16:20:13
FZZ, When did the club release a statement declaring the manager is no longer responsible for signings?

Isn't it just speculation? The Ed's have said that there are several people involved in recruitment, just like any large organisation. That the manager and his team of assistants, Ed Woodward and the scouting team work together to draw up a list of targets based on the managers wishes.

This is the same for every club, more or less world wide, and has been for many many many years. Ultimately though the buck stops with the manager.

Jose stated he wanted a CB, so the club agreed to sign Bailey with Joses blessing. Jose wanted a second CB, he had friends back in Portugal who told him Lindelof was a great player in the making, he sent his scouts who agreed, the club then purchased Lindelof. The second CB signed by/ for Mourinho.

Yet Smalling is still his go to first choice, why because Mourinho is unable to get the best out of Bailey and Lindelof.

17.) 22 Nov 2018 16:36:04
I think I said at the time van gaal wasn't responsible for most of his signings. I said along he didn't sign di Maria and falcao. That was on woody. Also most on here accepted Shaw and Herrera were moyes signings. As for moyes he wasn't backed and made one good and one bad signing.

I'm not making excuses for Jose. He has caused a lot of problems. But regards signings we don't know which are his and which aren't. Pogba again has woody all over it. No Jose wasn't going to turn down a player of his talent and the personality clash has led to issues.

If/ when Jose goes he needs to be followed by woody.

18.) 22 Nov 2018 17:00:20
Mort you think Shaw and Herrera were moyes signings?

Do you think Woodward scouts and identifies players?

19.) 22 Nov 2018 17:17:34
Moyes tried to sign Herrera and was linked with Shaw all through his tenure. So yeah i'd say they were his. The deals were almost done when moyes went. LvG agreed to complete them. As has been said by shappy the managers putting his list forward its on woody to get them. We've been told woody has a mystery advisor. I think woody also to an extent does identify signings. We know he's a commercial bean counter and we know he's obsessed with marque signings.

20.) 22 Nov 2018 17:59:57
Even tho both players signed after moyes and in Herrera case we had been watching him and linked even befor moyes?
It may be on woody to get them all though a lot of the legal stuff etc is handled by other people

So Herrera and Shaw 2 players signed after moyes are moyes signings but the players signed while Jose is at the club are not Jose signings .
A pogba a player ed has told us Jose wanted at Chelsea and United is a Woodward signing . Ok.

21.) 22 Nov 2018 18:29:47
This just shows how much we need an appropriate manager who can be at the club for the long term. By appropriate I mean a manager who plays progressive, attacking football and develops young players i.e someone who suits the ethos and history of the club.

A manager who entertains us, plays the 'Utd way' and shows us our youth products will get a lot of leeway and patience from the fans even if results are mediocre while he builds his team and implements his ideas.

Chopping and changing negative managers makes no commercial sense and we end up with the dogs dinner we have now which is going to cost a lot of money to sort out. We also lose a lot of support and subsequently sponsorship because who wants to watch boring football from average players?

I can't understand how all this isn't bleedin' obvious to the supposed professional people in the industry who run the club.

22.) 22 Nov 2018 23:25:46

Do you really think Pogba played great for France?

The players playing well at previous clubs -

Bailly - He had like one season in top flight and then we signed him.

Lindelof - He is starting to show form now.

Martial - No body knew who he was and we signed him. Its not like he was pulling trees in Monaco as he only had one season with them i think.

Pogba - Played for Juve but he had the top players like Pirlo and doing the donkey work. He doesn't have that here and that is why he messes up for when he doesn't bother to put a shift in.

Sanchez - He is the only player i'd say i'm pissed about as he should be tearing the league but again he is a cry baby as Ed pointed out Sanchez doesn't want to play on the wings. That is poor attitude in my eyes.

Zlatan - Did really well and was unlucky he got injured and went off.

Mkhitaryan - This was a big gamble and it i think the whole world k ew he has attitude probl3ms and was shifted out.

Fred - Its his first year.

Lukaku - Has played to his potentional and doesn't have bad attitude. I personally don't think he is the type of striker that will win us the league on his own.

So can you explain to me who was really pulling trees at their previous club apart from Sanchez who i think should be doing well.

I know u guys don't like the manager but u got to be fair and give the players the same treatment! .

23.) 23 Nov 2018 00:10:37
So first of bailly was playing very well, started at United very well to be honest but has regressed . But many on the site raving about him

Highly rated by those who know there stuff, currently showing the talent he has

Was a good player for juve was one and is still one of the big name players for France who have just won the world cup

Need I explain

German player of the year doing well at arsenal involved in more goal than any other player from limited starts when we sold him

Scored 16 league goals last season compared to 25 in an average Everton team the previous season and 23 in 21 games from Belgium.



05 Jul 2018 12:25:00
Papers reporting a £53m deal for Alex Sandro has been agreed. Any ideas if this is accurate? I'm hoping so, huge upgrade on our current options and can play as a wing back should we go that way next year.


1.) 05 Jul 2018 13:17:12
I hope so. It seems with Juve in for Ronaldo they will need to offload some players. Perhaps Sandro and Higuain? Rumours that Dybala does not get on with allegri. Would love to sign him. But this is all paper talk and until Ed002 confirms this then I won’t beliieve it.

{Ed001's Note - Dybala was offered to Madrid I believe.}

2.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:33
Yeh due in at Carrington tomorrow at half 5 for medical.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 13:45:00
Thanks for confirming that Ed001. Do you seen Dybala going there?

{Ed001's Note - yes, I do see him going there, I think it works for everyone.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 14:38:49
I agree ed would be a good move for all parties. Think he can be a top top player. Cheers ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

5.) 05 Jul 2018 16:40:54
I don't watch Serie A but having see Juventus in the Champions league a bit, Dybala has never warrented the hype he gets. I don't see it.

6.) 05 Jul 2018 18:17:46
Neither have I. Obvious talent, but not consistent enough for the money he’d cost.

7.) 07 Jul 2018 15:17:22
Juventus mean buisness this coming season 😆😆.

8.) 09 Jul 2018 23:35:04
BFRO, True. Too bad we don't it seems.



25 Jan 2018 23:18:06
Jose could live in the back of a camper van for all I care. I work with these type of guys, they have their reasons for the things they do and are prompted by their advisors.

Be happy he has signed on for a further period. He's doing a cracking job and is exactly the type we need right now. Takes no prisoners and is only satisfied with victories. The transfer activity isn't too shabby either.


1.) 25 Jan 2018 23:28:48
Hello fresh. How are you mate?

2.) 26 Jan 2018 04:20:43
Only a extra 12 month, it's not a huge amount.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 06:52:28
An extra year with the option of another year after that. It's not a huge extension, but considering Jose's history it's a good sign.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 07:55:14
It's more the statement of the thing - commitment.

5.) 26 Jan 2018 09:32:20
I agree with plus it stops all the headlines next season of it being Jose last season .
We saw the effect that can have under fergy.

6.) 26 Jan 2018 10:48:49
Agree 12days. It removes the uncertainty surrounding Jose that has plagued Chelsea this season with Conte. The will he won’t he stay at Chelsea has seeped down to the players at Chelsea and the uncertainty has wrecked their title defence. It is a small extension but a statement that he is up for the challenge. Moreover, he would not have signed if he did not think he had the backing and the resources to compete with city.

7.) 26 Jan 2018 10:40:23
It’s a clear sign of intention. Whose to say the owners don’t want to put a manager on another 6 year deal, as they did with Moyes? Settlements are expensive and if there are any fall outs it’s an easier parting.

8.) 27 Jan 2018 12:31:22
I think signing him on a short extension, with a further option, is a great coup for the club.
Also kind of tells me Jose is up for the challenge of performance-related reward.




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15 Jan 2019 18:55:11
The whole feel of the club. Sunday was the first big game I've looked forward to, enjoyed as watched on the edge of my sofa.

Another thing I'm liking is being linked to young prospects again. Manchester United has always blended youth with experience, so being linked to the likes of Brooks, Thurman and Under (not sure who he is) is refreshing. Don't get me wrong, the big names are important but not at the expense of the next gen.

Ole has got it spot on and is following SAF principles.

Neville was bang on, our heritage is as important as Ajax or Barcelona. It's the United way.


1.) 15 Jan 2019 19:37:21
Thurman? Who is he? Never heard the name.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 20:49:59
First name is Uma.

3.) 16 Jan 2019 04:05:22
I think he meant Lilian Thuram's son.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 09:28:24
I like the way Cengiz Under plays. Watched him a few times at roma. Pace and ability. And he plays on the right wing, a position we seem not to have filled over a period.

5.) 16 Jan 2019 09:39:24
Uma Thurman is Lilian Thuram's son? Can't believe it.

6.) 16 Jan 2019 12:04:21
Is it Lillian thuram?

7.) 16 Jan 2019 12:54:51
Cengiz under looks a great prospect. Looks like a young Alexis the way he dribbles the ball. Would be pleased to see him take up the right wing position.

8.) 16 Jan 2019 17:58:35
Uma thurman fought way out a buried grave! Could be same for united this season! :D.



13 Jan 2019 22:07:57
Is it so outrageous to think Ole could get the job permanently?

A significant part of management is relationships with players. He motivates, he inspires and he makes them happy. With good coaches around him like big Mick Phelan then we have the perfect set up. In my opinion the manager doesn't have to be all things to all men. Sir Alex wasn't, he often didn't even run training.


1.) 13 Jan 2019 23:13:12
No, its not. To me he is the man. He loves the club and judging by our first half today he can outsmart one of the best current managers in world footy so i would love it if he is given the job permanently.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 00:21:19
Before the Spurs game I'd have said it's impossible and not to get swept up in the short term 'new bounce' effect BUT I have to say tactically he seems far more competent that I gave him credit for. Gary Neville's comments were bang on, he watched where Liverpool got joy vs spurs then adapted our formation (trained it on the Dubai break) and used a diamond and split strikers to great effect to get the lead. That is legitimate managerial nouse and combined with the players really digging in for him 2nd half its a good combination. If he gets us into top 4 and wins a trophy (big ask i know) then i think you have to seriously consider giving it to him.

Other big clubs aren't as shy to appoint new (less experienced) managers - Zidane at Real anyone? Ole coached at man U, earned his stripes about albeit not at the highest level - learned a harsh lesson at Cardiff and so forth so maybe cometh the hour cometh the man.

I'd still take Poch if available but not that many others over Ole as things stand.

Funny old game football.

{Ed0333's Note - I said the same a few games ago and got laughed at on this page.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 00:26:07
I can't see any other alternative now then him being made permanent. If we win our next two at home (winnable games) then that's 8 on the spin.

The huge plus would be that we can start planning for next season now! Sort out DDG, Martial and Herrera's contracts and start the recruitment process now.

Waiting to see does Ole not cut the mustard is dangerous.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 01:25:21
Mike phelan is returning to Australia in the summer doesn't he have a job as a sporting director.

As it stands if we continue this way ole has to be given the job. Keep the coughing staff get a dof in and let's see what this team can do.

5.) 14 Jan 2019 01:29:34
He’s definitely top of my list based on some of the names we have been linked in. Who the long term manager is does not interest me until we have the right DOF. Until this is addressed I believe the next manager is irrelevant.

6.) 14 Jan 2019 05:39:44
Ole's relationship with the fans, players and Sir Alex could play a vital role.
He has the United DNA.
Also, he is not afraid to bench the established forward like Lukaku. He is bringing the best out of Pogba and Rashford as well.

7.) 14 Jan 2019 10:36:41
Ole is in pole position now.

If Utd employ a suitable DoF and Ole maintains good coaching staff around him that know the Utd way then this could work long term.

Ole knows the defending is not good enough and he has commented on that several times already. Yesterday he said that we were panicking in the 2nd half and on occasions 2 players were going for the same ball.
Ole will not hesitate with youth and so this gives players like Chong, Gomes and Greenwood etc a real of making the squad for next season and beyond.

Such a turnaround in the mood and optimism around the club since he joined.

8.) 14 Jan 2019 10:50:52
Poch has to be first choice. If we hit top 4 and give a decent account of ourselves in the cuos, then it has to be Ole.
Could Ole be the man to take a DOF role we keep talking about? He knows the club, the players, the board, the academy and he knows the day to day running of a club. Ole loves this club and would sell out of it to any potential signing. Ole has respect for what he acheived in the game and he is earning more and more each week at the minute. I suppose I'm being greedy and saying I want both Ole and Poch!

9.) 14 Jan 2019 11:24:31
You're all sentimental fools! 😉.

10.) 14 Jan 2019 11:38:25
You can call me sentimental all day long if he keeps going the way he’s going 😊.

11.) 14 Jan 2019 11:42:34
I wonder how he would perform with regards transfer targets or indeed if he'd even get much of a say in them. DOF really needed badly as that bridge between business side and 1st team but I guess it's key that the DOF can work well with the manager (as ED002 pointed out) . So what do we do first, figure out who's DOF then let him/ her have a say on the manager OR get a manager and select a DOF who's happy to work with that individual. It seems to be a catch 22 of sorts to me atm.
Definitely a brighter future though it would seem, I just hope we finally get it right and get some stability back.



09 Jan 2019 09:30:24
Liverpool really do get derailed in peculiar ways, beach balls, slippy grass and now wind - bless them.


1.) 09 Jan 2019 11:54:48
We all get derailed by wind, sometimes.

2.) 09 Jan 2019 12:03:40
Hahahahaha maybe too soon.

3.) 09 Jan 2019 12:10:35
According to lpool fans :

Trent is the best RB
Roberston is the best LB
Overall they have the best squad
Passes by fabinho are magical
Henderson is better than Your CM
Your manager is inferior to Klopp
Lpool will win the EPL
Ederson is inferior to Alisson
Salah is better than Hazard
Salah is better than Messi

Now read the 1st letter of each line top to bottom.

4.) 09 Jan 2019 16:10:26
Ha. very clever. Have a thumbs up for your effort.

5.) 09 Jan 2019 20:18:48
Think it'll be there year tbh.

6.) 10 Jan 2019 00:15:28
Well they have given up both cup competitions to certainly have a go at making it ‘their year’ but I’m not sure that they will manage it, City are ruthless. After 10 years without a trophy you’d think they would have a bit of a go for the cup but it seems The Ed was right and Klopp’s only objective is to win the league, they are obsessed with it.



19 Dec 2018 07:40:21
Does anyone have any idea of Solskjaer's footballing ethos and tactical set up? My expectation is attacking, using width and potentially lining up with two strikers?


1.) 19 Dec 2018 08:29:59
Well I think Molde scored the most goals in their lg and came 2nd, unless i am mistaken.

2.) 19 Dec 2018 08:44:36
I think well see two strikers up top, maybe he trys rashford and martial together, try and strike up a partnership.

3.) 19 Dec 2018 10:34:22
4-3-3 I believe, I don’t imagine we will see tactical master classes but I think you can bank on the shackles being taken off the players and you will see a more adventurous attacking style. You score 3 we score 4 kinda thing. I fully expect Bailly back playing regular now and playing like he cares again which is a new signing in itself.

4.) 19 Dec 2018 10:48:31
He plays a press but more like Nagelsmann than Klopp. He favours high energy over almost everything.

Expect a 4-3-3 set-up with Herrera, Fred and Pogba in the middle.

He hasn’t mastered the press at all however and at the moment it resembles more of a copycat tactic than one he has developed himself.



18 Dec 2018 18:09:22
Woke up this morning a bit tired and very ready for the Christmas break. SO ENERGISED NOW. Mourinho has gone, thank you for a couple of trophies but good riddance.

. and no more targeting players that are only 6ft plus and otherwise useless.

I hope we get Blanc in, give him until the end of the season and see what he does. Shelve the talk of other names and back him, he's done well with top sides before and plays modern, attacking football.

I worry about Solskjaer, not a great deal of experience but Phelan behind him would help.

Either way, a step change for the club and a bold decision for once.

Very excited to see where we go next.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 18:47:20
Excited isn't the word I would use Fresh. This regime has failed multiple times when bringing in a new manager. The majority of the squad has now failed multiple managers. And you say we should get Blanc in and get the board to back him? Don't make me laugh mate. The board don't "back" anyone.

Moyes, here's a 6 year contract. We'll give you time to rebuild. Spend the summer chasing Fabregas, Bale, Beyonce and end up with fellaini. Sacked in April.

LvG. Quality players lined up in January that would have surely seen us get into the top 4 comfortably. Leading LvG into his final season and then a well worked plan to take in Max Allegri. The plug pulled on the transfers with a lame excuse of "tocic" fans. The manager left to struggle until the end of the season until they sacked him moments after winning uniteds first trophy post Fergie.

Jose gets us to 2nd place 20 odd points behind Man City. Do they back the manager in the transfer window so we can make a push? No! The buy him one midfielder and a kid at RB. Newly promoted Fulham spent more than us.

We don't back managers, the board simply give you enough rope for you to hang yourself with.

It's no coincidence that they released a statement saying the manager would be an interim one until the end of the season. That means you're not getting a penny in January. And the two names are managers who who jump at the chance to manage us because of the prestige and their love for the club. If Jose Mourinho can't get this board to relinquish funds to improve a p! ss poor squad, then what chance does Ole Gunnar have?

Excited? Not me!

2.) 18 Dec 2018 18:56:44
I don't understand why the Club would want to appoint an interim manager, it stinks of indecision in my opinion. I think the press release was badly worded and ill informed. I don't understand why the Club would want to back themselves into a corner. I can only assume it was made in an attempt to re assure the fans that they will do their due diligence on the next appointment but surely that goes without saying.

My first choice would be Potch but the timing is wrong. He recently signed a new 5 year deal and prising him away from Spurs looks an insurmountable task.

I've considered all the available options and for me Blanc is perhaps the best candidate at this time. He built a winning team at Bordeaux and them dominated with PSG. Maybe there is a perception he underachieved in the Champions League with PSG but its such a hard competition to win I think that label is unfair and they haven't done any better since he left.

He knows the Club and is well respected in the game. He strikes me as a calm and intelligent man and somebody with the pedigree capable of stabilising the Club and building towards the future. I believe he had a good record of developing young players and employs an entertaining and attacking style of football based around possession.
He looks like a really good fit to me.

3.) 18 Dec 2018 19:46:50
Surely the interim thing is connected to a DOF? If they got this Mitchell guy would it help getting Poch?

If its not Mitchell then fine, its someone else from the shortlist they must have who must be in the loop to appoint a manager, implement a playing style from under 15s to first team, sit down with manager and discuss targets to fit a playing style and to clear out the unwanted, appoint coaches and scouts where applicable . doesn't that appointment come before a manager?

4.) 18 Dec 2018 18:18:48
Blanc Ha 😆😆.




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14 Jan 2019 10:25:39
Hugely talented prospect And would be nice to make something of a young lad City cut loose.




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09 Jan 2019 14:51:58
Thanks Ed. Definitely a player wasted in china.




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08 Jan 2019 09:54:45
Would make no sense, operates in Pogba or Martial’s best position and would cost a fortune.

No point laying a new carpet with a leaky roof - get a defender in!




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20 Dec 2018 08:10:42
Douglas Costa would be tremendous. Can’t see us getting Koulibaly. A January of Costa, Militao and Lorenzo Pellegrini would be superb - unless other central midfielders are more likely.




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20 Dec 2018 08:01:42
Douglas Costa would be tremendous. Can’t see us getting Koulibaly.





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16 Jan 2019 22:34:56
Jury is out on his signings. Will be interesting to see how they do without Son and Kane.




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16 Jan 2019 21:42:47
Core squad: Romero, De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Fred, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rashford, Sanchez and Lukaku.

Young players: Henderson, Tuanzebe, Chong and Greenwood.

That leaves a first team squad of 20, but a squad that is thin on defenders and central midfielders. At least one centre half, a full back on either side and a central midfielder is needed. A right wing is a nice luxury too.

Surplus: Joel Pereira, Valencia, Young, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Fellaini, Andreas and

To sum, a core of 16 players with 4 young players ready to play a part and four or five new signings to supplement what we have. My picks would be Pereira/ Wan Bissaka, Skriniar, Tierney, Rice, Douglas Costa or Hirving Lozano.

Don’t think it got posted yesterday but Lukaku, does he stay or does he go?




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14 Jan 2019 10:26:47
A centre half and a right back transforms this current side onto a level that could top this league.

I hope we throw money at Koulibaly this window as it would, for me, ensure us of a top three finish.




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12 Jan 2019 21:34:35
Hopefully Ole installs the ‘it’s only spurs’ attitude that relaxes them and gets them playing freely.




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12 Jan 2019 18:40:19
Reminds me of a young Carrick.