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28 Jun 2017 00:26:05
Any truth in the Martin De Roon rumours? Probably the strangest of the transfer window so far.



1.) 28 Jun 2017 09:50:42
I thought he was off to Lazio? Would be disappointed if we were looking at him.

2.) 29 Jun 2017 14:41:24
Would prefer Dendoncker from Anderlecht?



20 Jun 2017 16:53:03
Looks like Talisca is imminent. Not a bad squad signing at the price being quoted. Any reason we aren't being linked with any left backs? Personally I would love Grimaldo.


1.) 20 Jun 2017 17:20:50
who owns this Talisca lad? I thought he was on loan at Benfica. I've not seen much of him, looks a bit "Nani" to me.

2.) 20 Jun 2017 17:40:05
Talisca is not imminent and we have 4 left backs.

3.) 20 Jun 2017 18:31:29
DSG. We have one left back and that is Luke Shaw. The other 3 you are referring to I'm assuming are Blind, Rojo, and Darmian. None of these are natural left backs so I'm unsure as to your point? Mourinnho wants specialists not stop gaps.

4.) 20 Jun 2017 19:41:39
The point i am alluding to is that we are unlikely to add to the left back position until one of those 4 potential left backs are moved on regardless of whether you think they are any good in that position.

5.) 20 Jun 2017 21:15:10
Isn't Talisca an attacking mid?

6.) 20 Jun 2017 21:44:08
It's not my opinion, they aren't left backs.

7.) 20 Jun 2017 22:50:26
Tbf daley blind is left back for holland n is more likely to play there then anywhere else but rojo is a hard one he's plays left back for Argentina but i think he's more suited to centre back!

8.) 21 Jun 2017 06:22:09
Borthwick-Jackson? When's he due back from loan?

9.) 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.

10.) 21 Jun 2017 15:09:42
Cameron is already back at the club.



19 Apr 2017 07:56:28
Any truth in the Serge Aurier rumours?
Apparently he's agreed in principle to join but I'm unsure of how that is possible.



{Ed002's Note - Barcelona want to take him as cover and that does not interest him. Milan want to take him on loan but PSG are not keen on that. Manchester United see him as an option to their first choice - and indeed their second choice. A decision will be made in the summer - to some extent it will depend what happens with the PSG coach.}

1.) 19 Apr 2017 08:11:26
Who are the 1st and second choices ed?

{Ed002's Note - Done to death - try the Sharkopod.}

2.) 19 Apr 2017 08:46:36
i think it is semedo.

3.) 19 Apr 2017 09:31:43
Semedo and Fabinho were the 2 first and second choice RB's - things change as we are now seeing with this interest in Aurier but very unlikely that all our choices would change.

Hopefully there will be another Sharkopod by this time next week and then we will all know a lot more.

4.) 19 Apr 2017 10:10:06
Also rumoured interest in the Monaco full backs. We could probably list 10 possible but Mourinho will be working on his list already as he has already stated that he wants the new players on as early as possible.

{Ed004's Note - I think it is obvious that we are looking for two full backs. Ideally one of Semedo/Aurier/Sibide for the right side and Mendy/Tierney for the left. They are in order of who I want most as well}

5.) 19 Apr 2017 11:57:05
hi all, know it sounds abit stupid, but where can i listen to the sharkpods?

{Ed004's Note -}

6.) 19 Apr 2017 12:13:15
Why would we go anywhere near Aurier? He's got a terrible attitude and isn't as good as Valencia. It'd be a pointless signing in my opinion.

7.) 19 Apr 2017 14:28:44
Aurier is an absolute beast of a player, he was easily the standout right back in European football before he joined PSG. He's had numerous issues whilst at PSG with the manager (use of homophobic language to discribe him on social media) and with refs (on social media) and teammates (on social media) . Maybe coming off social media might help his career.

{Ed004's Note - I actually rate him highly as well but I would probably prefer Semedo who comes with less baggage}

8.) 19 Apr 2017 18:28:26
You make him sound like a woman who doesn't like shopping 😂😂.

9.) 19 Apr 2017 20:17:04
Will he even be granted a visa? I am sure he was refused a visa last year for a champions league game>.

10.) 20 Apr 2017 11:04:40
The reports state that he's spoke to Mourinho on the phone and verbally agreed to join wouldn't this be classed as tapping up?

{Ed002's Note - It would.}

11.) 20 Apr 2017 11:28:32

Nearly every newspaper outlet these days claim that managers are actively speaking to their transfer targets.
Bullsh*t sells.

12.) 20 Apr 2017 13:39:35
If the papers know a phone call took place then they are also surely guilty of tapping up. Which means they wouldn't print it. Which means the story is b******s.




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09 Aug 2018 08:12:32
I know the Ed's say that most deals are unrelated but with Leicester just agreeing to sign a centre back is could that be to replace Maguire? Getting the replacement in before selling makes sense.



{Ed002's Note - Try asking on the LEICESTER page.}



03 Jun 2018 19:25:24
Umtiti new 5 year deal with Barcelona. One less centre back target now which leads me to think Alderwireld is now our number 1 target.

Another example of a player using speculation to get a better contract?


{Ed0333's Note - alderwireld is a far better player than Umtiti and knows how to play in the Premiership. You can’t go wrong with Toby he’ll be a super signing for you if you get him.

1.) 03 Jun 2018 20:15:00
He wasn’t using speculation. Simply, his agent told the club he wanted a better contract, and used the fact that other clubs were willing to meet his buyout clause for leverage. Player has always said he’s happy at Barca, but wants a wage comparable to teammates.

2.) 03 Jun 2018 20:20:33
I was hoping he was first choice Ed!

I've always questioned Umtiti's attitude so I'm glad to know we are looking elsewhere.

3.) 03 Jun 2018 19:55:50
Spot on ed he is a top player. Will be delighted if he signs.

4.) 03 Jun 2018 21:47:40
Agreed Park. Hope we can sign him. And hope bailly can partner him.

5.) 03 Jun 2018 22:40:01
Agreed AAA bailly must start. No excuses for him not playing if he is fit. I’m a massive fan and think he could be up there with the best. Bailly and Alderweireld pairing would be as good as anyone in league.

6.) 04 Jun 2018 07:04:51
Not our money of course and money is one topic to spark a row on here but. most of the tabloids saying today as they did last week its 75 mill for Alderweireld . I know he has a release clause next season for 25 mill . but really 75 mill? even if we knock them down 6-7 mill that's really top dollar for a fella coming off a long injury.

7.) 04 Jun 2018 10:59:03
If we have that partnership, Bailly and Alderweireld then I would expect our back line higher and start to see more committed forward.

8.) 04 Jun 2018 11:00:27
Read somewhere that JM was fed up with Bailly being in/ out of the team throughout season (returning from injuries/ Africa cup etc) so wouldn’t surprise me if he went.

Maybe JM was making a point to him at end of season to sort himself out.



08 Jun 2017 15:50:01
A quick one for the Eds.

I'm just wondering why we didn't go in for Kolisinac on a free? Did we show any interest? From what I saw last season he would of been a good addition the squad.



{Ed001's Note - you can't buy everyone mate. He was just not someone the club identified as a target.}

1.) 08 Jun 2017 20:54:11
I agree. I think it's a cracking signing on a free for Arsenal. Thanks for the reply.



27 May 2017 22:19:18
Hi Eds.

Is Perisic a genuine option?
I for one would welcome him with open arms. Creative, two footed, and strong. Wouldn't say no to Brozovic while we are at it but can't see that happening.


{Ed002's Note - RTP.}

1.) 28 May 2017 06:03:54
It was so much better when it was "RTFP" and "RTP"

2.) 28 May 2017 06:05:55
Manctom answer sadly is yes, ed002 stated that perisic could be an option. Just imagine city spending 50mn on silva and we spending 45 on perisic. City will have silva or sane or sterling on wing we will have perisic or lingard.

3.) 28 May 2017 06:20:11

Why would it be sadly yes? We've been crying out for an out and out winger for a long time perisic would give us width that we haven't had since fergie. Bernardo Silva is a talented player but he is similar to what we already have he likes to drift in all the time.

Your writing perisic off even before he's kicked a ball for us. For all we know Bernardo Silva could flop.

I'd be quite excited if we managed to get perisic.

4.) 28 May 2017 07:50:08
Also he apparently has attitude issues which is why he did not last long at any of the german clubs.

5.) 28 May 2017 07:49:08
dave i have watched perisic in a few times and i have not been impressed, he is at best an average winger, yes he has a bit of pace but does not have much trickery to go along with it and he is inconsistent with the final ball, he in essence is like a croatian ashley young, ok player but never first 11 quality for us.

Also Epl unlike Serie A does not have an issue with pace, which is why average players like cuadrado and salah look world beaters there and rubbish here, he will be a major flop. Bernardo silva for 50mn or perisic for 40 is not even a question, can silva flop absolutely but the probability of silva flopping and perisic turning out to be good is as good as the probability that donald trump would be a better president than barack obama.

6.) 28 May 2017 08:37:54
I think Perisic is a very good player. But I would prefer to get Costa from Bayern as a winger option.
Bernardo Silva is not an out and out winger but a creator in the mold of David Silva. Pep is buying all these players that can interchange and play in a number of positions, as he did at Barca. Bernardo Silva went for £43m and he will be the signing of this window.
Mourinho says he's got surprises so I'm hoping they're good surprises as Perisic will be ok but not brilliant. Good surprises will be alexis Sanchez and Neymar and Greizman. So let's hope it's not another summer of can Woodward convince them to join.
City and Chelsea seem to do their purchases very swiftly.
Let's see if the window will offer exciting surprises because we're already miles behind the likes of city, Chelsea and Spurs.

7.) 28 May 2017 09:12:26
I'm sure Jose and United's scouts have seen something in Perisic we experts have not. I don't get Bernardo Silva though at all. He's Juan mata all over again just younger. The last thing we need is another right sided player cutting inside providing us no width which is what we crave! We can also play Miki out wide if needed.

8.) 28 May 2017 09:32:37
I agree what you're saying about Bernardo Silva Eric79. I can't understand why everyone's getting their knickers in a twist. He's not what we currently need. As you say, we already have Mata, Miki and Lingard. He suits Pep down to a tee, not Jose though.
Still a bit miffed with this Perisic link though. I'd rather the other Croatian at Inter, Brozovic.

9.) 28 May 2017 09:45:28
I think willian would be an good move for us and player.

10.) 28 May 2017 10:00:09
eric bernardo silva is juan mata with a bit more pace and hell lot more acceleration and is definitely a better dribbler than juan mata though does not have as a good vision as mata or as good at passing, but he has a lot of potential and can be a lot better than he currently is. Also he is a hard worker defensively and frankly a lot better than juan mata at that, he is the perfect creative player for jose mourinho team, a great creative player but also a willing and able to trackback, tackle and defend.

11.) 28 May 2017 10:13:28
But silvas game is to cut inside from the right we need width the reason we haven't been able to break teams down this season is because we are to narrow when attacking.

12.) 28 May 2017 10:37:21
Dave this is exactly why we are trying to sign semedo, he will give us the width.

13.) 28 May 2017 10:36:12
Our play has been biased to the left heavily this season especially when Tony v wasn't playing. We need an outlet with pace and power on that right side someone who provides genuine width and good deliveries. This perfectly describes perisic. And not all signings must be 'marquee'. There's plenty of time for that left.

14.) 28 May 2017 10:59:52
Also dave what is the worst news about perisic is, according to ed002 he is seen as an option to Griezmann, if he comes we can forget Griezmann.

15.) 28 May 2017 11:05:27
They always score, small problem with your point is perisic is a left winger, played most of his career on lw.

16.) 28 May 2017 12:07:54
People craving about Silva. I bet most hadn't heard of him 12 months ago. Let's just trust the manager and get the player he needs to build his team rather than the shiny names. For all the money they paid, Sane hasn't impressed at City at all, so you never know.

17.) 28 May 2017 15:22:55
Remember the golden rule on this site, anyone our rivals sign are amazing, anyone we sign are no good, people have been doing it for years, never going to change. Nobody has a clue what's going on behind the scenes just slag off the club.

Jose knows what he's doing, our scouts will have been looking at the positions and types of players Jose wants, if we get Perisic it's because he fits the type of player we want.

18.) 28 May 2017 16:18:17
GDS are you really saying silva is not as good as perisic, also mourinho is not infallible you know, perisic is your typical jose mourinho hardworking but not much flair player, the last few jose mourinho signed at chelsea were schurrle, cuadrado, salah, willian. Apart from willian none actually were successful, and all of those were young so money wasted could actually be recouped, perisic is 28, so no resale value, from what i have watched not much standout ability and given jose's recent record with such type of signings not a great chance of success either.



19 Apr 2017 23:09:12
Hi eds.

If we went in for Dier as the papers are reporting. Would we be going in for him as a cb or more of a defensive mid?



{Ed004's Note - 100% as a Defensive Midfielder but he could cover the centre back positions as well}

1.) 20 Apr 2017 09:11:30
Ed do you know if Dier is good friend with Dele Ali?

{Ed004's Note - Im assuming so based on their social media activity}

2.) 20 Apr 2017 11:58:55
I like Dier and potentially he is viewed as a younger Carrick. But he would be a little way down my list of priorities unless Mourinho is trying to cover 2 basis with 1 player (cb/ dm) to leave cash for other areas (full backs and attacking players)




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16 Aug 2018 13:11:00
I don’t think you understand. We can’t sign players now.




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02 Aug 2018 11:40:24
I would like to see Martial moved on. Great potential, terrible attitude. Would prefer him to move abroad though as I could see him coming back to haunt us. A move to Juventus or another serie a side would suit him in my opinion.




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02 Aug 2018 11:37:48
Smalling leaving makes me very happy. Nice bloke, great attitude but unfortunately a mistake waiting to happen. Would love to see Toby signed but if Mina is the only option available and for 35 million at 23 he could be a great signing for years to come. Mina and Baily are a strong, athletic partnership and Mina is also a threat in the opposition box. Rojo is someone I have mixed feelings about leaving. Always seems to give his all and isn’t bad on the ball but I just don’t see him fitting in the team. Playing on the left of a back three which I could see Everton using next season would really suit him. Good luck to them both.




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11 Apr 2018 00:26:18
Martial reminds me of Nani. Extremely talented but not consistent and extremely frustrating. Not sure if it's an attitude or lifestyle problem but he needs to change.




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04 Mar 2018 15:26:52

One good game doesn't make a player. He is inconsistent and makes rash decisions.





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20 Sep 2018 08:13:15
Can definitely see Dalot being first choice right back by the end of the season with Valencia leaving for a sunny retirement maybe in the states.




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29 Aug 2018 23:38:43
I didn’t want Moyes, Van Gaal, or Mourinho but I’ve supported all 3 as it’s a hard enough job as it is.




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17 Aug 2018 12:44:27
Like the player but have zero chance in signing him. Signed a very long contract and has no intention of leaving.




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08 Jul 2018 05:38:21
Are you sure you are thinking of Alex Sandro. I didn't think he made the squad for the World Cup plus he plays left back. Are you sure you weren't watching Douglas Costa. Right winger, pacy, skillful, direct.




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03 Jun 2018 20:20:33
I was hoping he was first choice Ed!

I've always questioned Umtiti's attitude so I'm glad to know we are looking elsewhere.