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Favourite player: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Best team moment: 1999 Champions League final or Semi final at Old Trafford against Barcelona in 2008.


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07 Aug 2019 23:13:22
To Redfaith from down the page,

It's probably pointless replying because you just ignored the whole of what I said, took it out of context and posted one little bit of it and called me embarrassing. My post with the full explanation is somewhere to see so people can if they want.

I've said I am disappointed with not signing a midfielder, not sure how many times I need to say that. Matic and Fred are international midfielders and Matic was brilliant in Ole's first 10 games, I agree he's been dreadful in pre season but it sometimes takes older players a bit of time to get match fit so there is some hope there that we can find a way of playing that suits him.

All 3 are professional footballers and sometimes players can surprise you, I said hopefully one of them will, that's all it will take for us to have a very good side this season. When one player can make that difference (which I've heard over and over about Fernandes) surely the rest of the players can't be that bad.

There's been no blind positivity, all of my posts have been balanced, not with the 'argh the season is over already' hyperbole, I can see where the negatives are and I am not ignoring them, just looking for positives. Some people seem to ignore all the positives and have decided all our players are useless and we have no chance which in my opinion is 'embarrassing'.

GDS2

1.) 07 Aug 2019 23:25:50
Id use words other than embarrassing but younglings may use the site. Too much negativity.


2.) 07 Aug 2019 23:28:23
To be fair to fred he wasnt given a run in the team.

He was also injured and when he did play we were on a bad run. the guy was thrown in at the deep end


He needs a decent run in the team. there is a player there let's give him this season before he gets written off.


3.) 07 Aug 2019 23:32:43
Exactly Bolger. Some people were saying the exact same things about Lindelof 12 months ago.


4.) 07 Aug 2019 23:42:04
A way of playing to suit matic, slow the hole thing down take 5 or 6 touches is about the only way.


5.) 08 Aug 2019 01:25:21
GDS2,

What ticks me off is the dismissive tone of your posts alongwith a few others on the blind positivity brigade towards anybody who expresses a legitimate concern about the squad, suggestions that they have mental health issues and might need medicine. That is well and truly embarrassing.

I don't see a single poster on here who hasn't mentioned the positives. I don't see anybody who doesn't agree that AWB is a fantastic signing. Nobody who doesn't agree that Maguire is an upgrade on what we had last season (some doubt if he is worth what we paid but that's another matter) . Nobody doubts the potential of Greenwood, Rashford and Martial (although some have legitimate doubts about whether they can provide us the goals and assists needed consistently) .

Hoping for Matic to come good when its been clear for a year that his legs have gone is embarrassing. Fred looked a headless chicken in every single game we played. He was so bad that any average performance was hailed as a glimmer of hope. Mctominay has decent workrate and an alright passing range and I have hopes for him. But beyond that? Our midfield is poor.

You cleverly ignored what I said about the poor midfield negating the effects of our defense and attack. How many times have teams simply overrun us in midfield or outpassed us? Dominate the midfield, put pressure on the defense and cut off the supply to the attack, how many times has this template been employed on us? It works every single time. The moment we face any decent quality high energy midfield we are dominated and unless they miss a million chances or DDG has an unreal day like that Spurs away game, we drop points.

Its not hyperbole to say that the season is over, and by that I mean as a sustained challenge for the top 4. Without midfield reinforcements we will be worse off than last year. Our midfield is worse, our attack is weaker with Lukaku gone (although I am optimistic of Greenwood and James doing well) and our defense has improved.

One step forwards, two steps back unfortunately. And I've not even mentioned our best midfielder not even wanting to be here and our keeper not yet signing a new contract.

That is a balanced view of reality, not some pipe dream where Matic suddenly finds some legs and form while able to perform Thursday - Sunday, and Fred suddenly becomes a good midfielder.

Ask any neutral where we will finish and you will struggle to find any that will say higher than 5th.

{Ed0333's Note - superb balanced and eloquent post Red I doff my baseball cap to you sir


6.) 08 Aug 2019 06:57:19
Top post redfaith. Well done.


7.) 08 Aug 2019 07:01:42
REDFAITH

Spot on

It is the emotional sentimental tug of the club to ignore everything until we get stuffed or finish without winning anything.


8.) 08 Aug 2019 08:22:16
Redfaith, brilliant post and the reason for that is that it is completely balanced realistic and accurate.
I am looking forward to the younger players been given a chance, Greenwood, Gomez and Chong in particular. I think Mctominay will mature a lot this season too.
But Matic and Pereira are not the answer, and a big question mark hangs over Fred.
We need players with creativity, if we'd bought Fernandes and Maddison, we will be looking quite a team. With the current mudfield options, we'll be looking at 6th spot in my opinion.


 

 

20 Jul 2019 18:37:46
So we are getting 'Liverpool fans in peace' coming on to the page to tell us how bad we are, how we are suddenly going to finish lower than we have finished in 30 years despite having a decent squad, a good pre season so far and seemingly a plan and style of play this year.

We must be doing something right as these fans of other teams who for some reason have watched all of our pre season games seem to feel the need to try and bring us down when we are feeling a bit positive, which makes me feel even better to be honest. I'm excited for the season already.

Hated, adored, never ignored.

GDS2

1.) 20 Jul 2019 19:05:55
In my defense, I've come on here for quite some time :)


2.) 20 Jul 2019 20:41:18
Jackson, you tend to be pretty balanced mate so you’re welcome any time. We also have raver from Spurs and Malaga from the Gooners who we have a good craic with. GDS is referencing a couple of Scousers who talk through their rear ends and seem to want to try and get a reaction. There’s an annual football match now that the Liverpool and United posters play but there’s always one or two who think they’re clever. There’s a particular plant pot called mightyreds who never posts on the Liverpool page but appears on here trying to wind us up and it gets very tiresome.

He seems to have a slightly more idiot mate who appears earlier today spouting nonsense. Dey do dat deer don’t dey?

{Ed004's Note - Yeah the original post wasnt aimed at Jackson. It makes the sites a lot better if a proper discussion can be had between supporters of different clubs. So I would actively encourage the likes of Jackson to continue to post on opposition sites}


3.) 20 Jul 2019 21:47:28
Jackson, you're always welcome. Especially if United win our opening game of the season 😂.


4.) 20 Jul 2019 22:28:38
It's because they've realised with VAR coming in they're going to lose last seasons top scorers. Offside Goal and Dodgy Pen just won't contribute as much this season. So they panic and come in here.


5.) 21 Jul 2019 00:04:24
I'll come on here even then, Shappy! May the best team win that one ;)

Which sadly will probably be United, but you never know :)

Some Pool fans are probably just not used to their team actually challenging for things (though still just the 1 trophy in the Klopp era), and don't know how to be honorable about it. Wouldn't worry about it.


6.) 21 Jul 2019 07:54:36
Ironically enough, United fans are now very few and far between visiting the LFC page “ in peace “ - I’ll say no more.

And AJH, you and I have had a couple of chats, I remember you saying you live in Culcheth. But whilst there are a few from our page that pop over to your site on the wind up, the same can also be said your side too mate, we’ve experienced our fair share of morons from your site “giving it “ over the years. It’s just one of those things I suppose

I totally agree with you Ed004, it’s always good for decent discussions between apposing fans/ sites.


7.) 21 Jul 2019 13:10:46
My OP never said I don’t want them here, it makes me feel good that they are worried enough to come here and try and bring us down.


 

 

26 Jun 2019 14:59:41
Just having a look at Ed002's list of targets from a couple of months ago and noticed this on AWB:

'Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) MU are interested and want to buy AWB but the £70M asking price is well beyond what the value him at'

So United have paid £25m less than the original asking price (with £5m in add ons), it is almost as if taking a little bit of time to get the best deal is the right way to go about the transfer window. We all go mad when the club doesn't do the right things but on this occasion it looks like they have played an absolute blinder.

GDS2

1.) 26 Jun 2019 15:13:57
Fair analysis GDS.


2.) 26 Jun 2019 16:10:59
£50m seems like a hell of a lot to pay for a RB with one season under his belt for Palace (who focus on defence) .

He looked good, but isn't that what Dalot was for? Surely we should be spending that money on experience to enable Dalot to come through?!

Palace are still laughing all the way to the bank here, but I agree a year or so ago we may well have just paid the stupid fee plucked from Utd dream land initially. Doubt any other clubs would pay £50m for AWB, let's hope he's worth it.

I would certainly not say the club have played an absolute blinder here mate, much rather the like of Cancelo for that type of money personally.


3.) 26 Jun 2019 16:13:11
Stop talking sense GDS2!


4.) 26 Jun 2019 16:37:31
Beast,

Each to their own, I'd rather pay that kind of money for someone who we know will want to play for us and has played well in the EPL previously. AWB was the main target (whether he was the one you wanted or not) and we have got him for much less than his original asking price, seems a good thing to me.

Dalot can play both sides as well as further forward on the right so gives us a lot of options, AWB and Shaw won't play every game, can't really complain about improving the squad.

£50m might seem a lot but it really isn't these days, Zaha looks like he might be going to Arsenal for £80m as well and we could receive £20m of that transfer, so I am sticking with the blinder.

Wazza,

Sorry mate, just not one for being toxic, never have been.


5.) 26 Jun 2019 16:45:56
Good post GDS. I actually disagree Beast. Cancelo is a great player going forward but he's been a shambles defensively, hence why Allegri wanted to sell him. I see he is still for sale as well so I do see him potentially going to City. Think he fits pep's mould better anyway.

Sure £50m seems a lot for RB with one year of experience. However, I guess that is the premium you have to pay for young British talent. He is brilliant defensively, he has topped the stats in most categories defensively for full back in the league. He can improve going forward, but he is exactly the type of signing United have made in the past. He is young, talented and seems to be a disciplined young lad. He fills a problem area for us and if we can get 10 good years out of him then it will prove to be excellent business. I am very pleased with the signing.


6.) 26 Jun 2019 16:52:08
Totally agree Beast. £50m for a player who has had one good season is ridiculous, and i would not call that a "blinder". In fact, we've paid £20m more than we should.
Also, you made a good point that Dalot was bought to be our RB and we needed someone with experience while he matures.


7.) 26 Jun 2019 17:17:37
Beast, don't worry. it's none of your money.

I wish everyone would forget about money as none of us have a clue 😂.


8.) 26 Jun 2019 17:39:56
It is a lot of cash for a young lad with 1 year under his belt, no England call up infact not a definite starter for the u 21s .
But it is what it is, if he plays well people won't care what he cost .

Dalot will play further forward this season.


9.) 26 Jun 2019 18:07:46
Cancelo gets sent off all the time in my FM game. He's a flippin liability. We should steer well clear of him.


10.) 26 Jun 2019 18:20:18
I can see Dalot playing Infront of AWB on several occasions this season. You'd like to think with two full backs, one being the best defensive full back in the league last season, our right flank will be near unpenetrable.


11.) 26 Jun 2019 19:00:51
Impenetrable.

{Ed004's Note - Give me 10 good men...}


12.) 26 Jun 2019 19:11:10
Cheers MulamNO, I know it didn't look right. I was only saying to ken the other week that I was dyslexic and he didn't believe me due to the sometimes large posts I write. 😂.


13.) 26 Jun 2019 19:34:06
I have a feeling dalot will be moved forward and the right side could look that way for years to come. There's not many better crossers in our squad if any.


14.) 26 Jun 2019 19:46:21
Agree with good 100%. I think ole likes him more forward he's tried it a few times plus he can cover both right and left of defence. Dalot could be a very useful player next season.


15.) 26 Jun 2019 22:33:00
City paid more for their RB who recently spoke to reporters after signing a new improved CE. In the Interview Mr Walker told the reporter " When i was growing up it was my dream to play for this great club, I am now here and want to win for the fans ". I taught he was a spurs fan growing up.


16.) 26 Jun 2019 23:50:31
I would imagine that dakot will be 1st chiice cover at rb and lb which should guarantee him at least 30 starts a season and also possible cover further forward on the right. So like a few have said above i think he will have a maggot role to play and in all likelihood will be in 85% of match day teams or bench if he stays fit.
I think the same will apply to mctom.
Key players who i'm sure will feature regularly.
Ive given up on the cost of players. If he is here and played well for a dozen years it will be looked at as a snip. If not he will be deemed as too expensive.


17.) 27 Jun 2019 00:18:20
Agree Ken. Wasted money is really only on poorly scouted players who just dkn't work out, or players that are so grossly over priced that it becomes a stick to beef them with.

I don't think this value is either of those, but only time will tell. I certainly think he slots straight into our starting line up, which is a good start.


18.) 27 Jun 2019 09:05:29
Excellent recruitment imo.
A proper RB who can defend and a proper winger with electric pace.


 

 

26 Jun 2019 12:58:32
I think the most comedic thing about the Ndombele overreaction is that he is Spurs first signing since January 2018, imagine if we had done the same what the reaction would be!

Looks like we have the AWB deal sorted, good deal nice and early in the window, fingers crossed for a few more of the targets Ed002 mentioned, 3 or 4 of them and we really are in for a good season if the players gel.

Two young British, quick players signed so far who will hopefully hit the ground running and join some of our talented youngsters to start the rebuild.

GDS2

 

 

17 May 2019 20:09:10
Can't help but think Solskjaer is going to end up 'taking one for the team' if the rumours of who we are looking to sign are true. We would have a good young squad next season but will likely not challenge for much but play some decent football with hopefully young players who want to play for us and will put in 100%. We would then see whether the fans are actually happy with decent football and effort or whether results do matter.

Unfortunately the fans will demand immediate success and I can see Solskjaer being the fall guy that leaves a much better, younger team than he found.

GDS2

1.) 17 May 2019 20:34:15
you make a good point GDS. i was thinking something similar today looking at the youngsters we seem to be targetting. perhaps ole is setting up or building a young and hungry squad for the next manager to reap the rewards. just a thought.


2.) 17 May 2019 20:50:43
I think the vast majority of fans would be OK with a younger squad that plays decent football and has heart. We are in no position to challenge for major honours at the minute, but if there is a clear direction we are heading, I don't think the fans would object.


3.) 17 May 2019 20:53:04
We have had 6 season of dross with 0 plan.


If the past few days are anything to show is that it actually looks like we are planning for the future

Young exciting players have been something we have been crying out for


Maybe ole is actually PLANNING for the future and us as fans will just have to support the boys and see where it takes us.

Take ajax for instance there first title in 5 seasons. That's the blueprint to aim for.


4.) 17 May 2019 21:14:39
Young players need top quality experienced players to guide them. The reason the class of 92 excelled was that there was a bedrock of experienced players already in the squad.

Ole is right to be looking toward young players, but if he drops them into our current squad it will be a disaster. It’s nothing to do with expecting immediate results, it’s about building a team in the right way.


5.) 17 May 2019 22:24:00
“Decent football and effort or whether results matter”. Why can't you have both, city and liverpool most certainly do.

Obviously just focusing on results is foolish as there is a process involved and we all know from the past years results gained from poor performances is unsustainable.

But the trend of modern football is showing you can both aim to play entertaining modern football and get results.


6.) 17 May 2019 22:44:52
DSG,

You certainly can and that is obviously the long term aim.

People on here would be happy seeing a plan and seeing that Ole has improved the squad and we are building something but if you look on social media some of the comments about the players we have been linked with today are already embarrassing. That was my point where I’m not sure people will be happy with 2-3 years of playing well but winning nothing and Ole would end up leaving before any of the plans come to fruition as fans want success immediately.


7.) 17 May 2019 23:41:41
Gds. That's an interesting one and a topic that can split opinion but there is a grey area.
If there is signs of progress and continual improvement and excitement and entertainment then that will be enough to please a decent annoys of fans. However the caveat i would but on that is that we must be competing to win trophies in year 2 and 3.
If there is entertainment and continual improvement that should mean competing to win trophies.
No matter what happens i will always support the club but i won't be a happy fan unless we are competing to win the best trophies.
I can compare the 70' and 80s against the 90's and 00's.
I didn't love the club any more when we were winning than i did when we were also rans during the 70s and 80s. But i was a happier fan for the next 2 decades that's for sure.
The one thing for sure is that ole knows that and he desperately wants that.
Can he pull it off?
That's the million dollar question. Ole is a long shot. He has a hell of a job in front of him.
Very much like last summer we will know a lot more about what his chances are when the window closes.
Can he move the players on that he wants, and can he keep the ones he wants. Van he get the ones he wants.


8.) 18 May 2019 04:19:29
I wouldn't expect too much next season, I remember when Liverpool went with this strategy it was a disaster.


9.) 18 May 2019 08:07:49
I see someone thinks we are planning now.

Planning would be putting a DOF in place before appointing a manager, not the other way round. Now we have to try to find one who agrees with the manager and his way of doing things. Planning on players, now we have taken a different direction again, back to what SAF did, but OGS doesn’t have the leadership or managerial ability of SAF to make it work. We are trying to make what happened in SAF early years work again in 2019, looking backwards not forwards. That isn’t planning.


10.) 18 May 2019 09:30:33
Red man how do you know OGS has neither leadership or managerial ability, he’s been in the job 5minutes let him get his own players in get rid of some of the deadwood so that he can implement his own style (hopefully a lot better than it’s been) and then judge him.

I don’t mean judge him after he’s done that and only had 5-10 games with new players and system either. It is not going to be a short term process we have to think long term otherwise we will be where we are now also rans.

I’m not saying Solskjaer is the manager we need but I’m willing to give him time to do the things he needs to. I hope he’s ruthless and not a boardroom puppet hopefully he delivers.


11.) 18 May 2019 10:33:35
Nellym

If OGS had leadership he wouldn’t be trying to be a clone of SAF, he would show his own style and path, he would lead from the front. You would also not have players like Rashford allegedly questioning our future path with Ole (something I don’t agree with him doing but it is symptomatic of the issue) . We wouldn’t hear nonsense like not using the managers car park space. After the Cardiff debacle, SAF is said to have said to OGS, what was that, a leader would not accept that in front of others. As a manager I expected him to impose a style, a pattern he hasn’t, does he have one? 20 plus games and we have no idea. If it was all about running he had the option to put younger legs in but didn’t, he made selection errors, substitution errors.

We gave him the job based on 10 games but now can’t judge him on the next 10. I may get it wrong on him but my strong instinct is that this mess is going to get worse by doing the usual sentimental United way and standing by him, not based on his past record but because he is a playing legend. At other big clubs he wouldn’t have been given the job and would have been dismissed for the end of season performances but United cling to sentiment.


12.) 18 May 2019 09:21:27
Are we already making excuses for Ole to fail.


13.) 18 May 2019 10:59:18
Lot of allegedlys and rumours in that post, Red Man, even for you 😁.


14.) 18 May 2019 10:59:41
No Singh, I’m being realistic, I think if who we are linked with is the plan we will be a force to be reckon with again in 2-3 years time, just not sure the majority of fans will allow for that gradual improvement, as your post probably proves to me to be honest.


15.) 18 May 2019 11:17:47
Gds. W if we are competing to win then the majority will be happy.
1 of Liverpool or spurs will win nothing this season. Both sets of fans will look back on what's was a great season and be happy with their lot. Even if its tinged with a little disappointment.
We have to be competing to win trophies by end of 2 seasons. We must be entertaining and we must have a team that plays with Psion desire and structure. We want a team that resinates with the fans and a team that represent the fans.


16.) 18 May 2019 13:53:51
Gds, we need to buy players who want to play for the badge. It's a cliche, but it's a fact. Non of us will be thinking we'll be challenging for the league, but we should be favourites for a top 4 finish, if we invest wisely and had a top manager.
I loved OGS as a player, but in all honesty, I'm not confident that he's got what it takes to put us back where we want to be. The appointment of Mike Phelan is mind boggling in it's stupidity. Mr Phelan has zero tactical nouse, United played the worse style under SAF when Phelan was assistant. He's a dour character, and was dour as a player.

So, i don't think OGS will take one for the team, but the unfortunate fact is that he'll be shown to be out of his depth at handling players and tactical structure against the top teams. The battle for top 4 will be much hotter than this year, but we're United, and we need to be challenging the top 2 and certainly getting into the top 4. Whether OGS/ Phelan are the right pairing to achieve that remains to be seen.


17.) 18 May 2019 15:24:37
Gds,

The problem is we can never predict the future and what if these young players turn like the ones we currently have.

We are talking about the next 3 years or more and what if they fail then we are going to be in another rebuild. This rebuild isn't going to stop unless we change the structure of the club and we get rid of those who have been making the decisions in the last 6 years.

We need a strong manager and i don't think that is Ole. Its a multi billion pound company and the people who are making decisions they are getting paid handsomely and in return we expect the best.

Moyes was a Fergie's and got no backing.

Van Gaal got the backing but again the toxic fans got rid of him.

Mourinho a decision made b3cause of the toxic fans and because City hired Guardiola.

Now onto Ole which again is a decision to keep the fans happy and keep them quite for a bit as Ole used to play for us.

I dony see any other club of our size across the world make decisions like this.

The other day i heard that United want to hire people and run the club like a family but i am sorry if you want to run a club like a family then you need everyone on the same page but they are clearly not based on our previous 6 years.

I hope Ole succeeds as i don't have nothing against him but i just don't think it will happen if he is taking advice from others and that means to be Ole isn't in charge they are people above him.

I think it was Bobby Charlton who was against Mourinho which is ridiculous how is he even having an input of how the club is running.

This isn't a question of showing r3spect to legends or past managers as respect is a different and running a club to be successful is different.

This isn't a corner shop that we hire people just because they are our uncle's son or daughter this is a Club that i pay to watch the game thay i pay for my Bt channel/ Sky channel/ NBC and this is a club that i have visited a few times at Old Trafford to watch the game.

In return we expect a clear plan and we clearly don't have the balls to follow any plans becuase as soon ad the club perform badly then we just change managers and start again.

You are telling me that i am. against Ole but its not being against Ole its more to do witht the person who decided to appoint Ole when he clewrly said we will make a decision at the. end of the year so again that was a plan which he didn't follow and went back on his words and hired him because of the fans so he save his job.

We have no plan and i agree with RedMan who has been telling us for the last 5 years that the club has no plan and with no plan or. idea the club is going to continue to fail.

I just hope. this time we give ole the chance and let him buy the players the club needs and then hire the next manager which will suit the players he has bought but based on past experience i don't think that will happen.

We are going to end up getting rid of Ole and then the next manager will be hired wanting to play a different style and then he isn't going to like the players we have and he will want to buy his own players and then we will again be talking about the same thing which we are curently doing today.

It is a never ending cycle unless we hire the right people who are going to choose a style of football nd hire a manager based on the style and then we might get somewhere.

One question do you really think the football will change enxt year after apointing Phelan has a similar style of play to Mourimho which is based on defensive style of football.

If we were really going to play the type of football we have for last 3 months then why did we sack Mourinho was that because he was challenging the hierarchy of the club and the ambition.

I don't see much difference in what mourinho was doing and how Ole has been playing so why did we sack Mourinho was it just to please a few fans because he was challend Utds ambition.

The truth hurts and whe need to swallow our pride and start again and not make decisions on short term but think long term.


 

 

 

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07 Aug 2019 22:59:30
Ole wanted to play a style of football where the players control the ball so he was a bit useless to us. Good move for everyone.

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07 Aug 2019 22:56:32
He’s a right winger, something we have all been asking for. Just played up top last season.

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07 Aug 2019 18:41:32
UA,

I’m not happy with the window mate, I’ve made that clear in a few posts, disappointed to say the least that we haven’t got a midfielder signed as I think it was important. But some of the hyperbole and reactions are hilarious you have to admit. You’d think we are going to get relegated with the team we have, we’ve spent more than any other domestic club this window and we have improved, transfers aren’t as easy as people love to make out.

There are also a huge amount of positives that some people are just totally ignoring instead of giving balanced views.

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07 Aug 2019 18:16:15
Looking forward to the window being over so the spoilt brats leave us alone for 9 months to enjoy the season. Football isn’t all about transfers, it’s about the games, and I can’t wait to get to OT on Sunday.

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07 Aug 2019 15:51:25
"If I was Ole I would go". Another great quote lads, keep them coming. Genius.

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19 Aug 2019 14:39:49
AJH,

People are using the clear and obvious thing as a stick to beat it with without quite understanding it. Every goal is checked, if there is a reason to disallow it then it will disallowed no matter how clear and obvious. Handball and offside are a matter of fact, if it's wrong it is clear. The clear and obvious comes in with things like the handball by a defender or the push in the city game where the ref had seen the incidents and didn't give it.

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19 Aug 2019 13:50:37
25/ 27 goals in week one were given, so 93% of time you can celebrate so might as well celebrate and if it’s disallowed then fair enough, I’m yet to see a player or fan not celebrate despite hearing people saying they won’t be able to anymore if I’m honest. Hyperbole like everything else. No different to celebrating then a late flag goes up and you didn’t notice, you’re still getting all the emotions of it, it’s just a bit different to before, it certainly isn’t killing the game, people will just get used to it.

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19 Aug 2019 12:55:28
Wouldn’t have gone home happy as the goal got disallowed but I wouldn’t have gone home happy if the linesman had given it offside last season. At least now I’d go home knowing that it was disallowed because technology said so rather than thinking it could have been totally wrong. From the technology available it was offside and that is what we have to go from, it’s more accurate than the eye of a linesman guessing as to whether it’s correct in my opinion.

I know we will have got decisions for us that would have been disallowed over the years but the one that I will probably never get over is the Paul scholes offside against Porto where he was a good 2 yards on side and we went on to lose the game in the last minute. It still upsets me watching that now as I think we would have gone on and won the CL that year with the teams that were left. I left the ground that day absolutely distraught knowing that we lost not because we weren’t good enough but because a linesman made a huge error. Things like that are why I am for VAR, I want to feel like things are fair.

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19 Aug 2019 10:59:58
I love VAR, think it’s great for the game, knowing I’ll never leave a game having been done by an offside goal or a last minute winner that shouldn’t have stood. You should win a game of football fairly not because a linesman or ref made a stupid error (which was happening far too often)

It will still get things wrong in some people’s eyes as some decisions are a matter of opinion but it will get most things right.

People saying they can’t celebrate a goal anymore don’t make any sense to me, 27 goals in week 1 of the prem and 2 were disallowed (correctly), so 25/ 27 goals absolutely fine, seems like good enough odds to me, celebrate away.

There are still teething problems and things to iron out but I think the majority of people are complaining because they don’t like change, even if it’s clearly for the better. Embrace it, it’s here to stay and working well.

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{Ed001's Note - how do you know 2 were disallowed correctly? The margin of error for VAR on offsides is bigger than the distance offside Sterling was, for example. So he could have been onside and the VAR could have been wrong. It is not infallible.}


 

 

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16 Aug 2019 07:20:11
Becks,

According to certain members of the press he tells Ole what to do at all times, including which players to buy (anybody Scottish) and who to select in the team, what tactics we play and what type of oranges they eat at half time.

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