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09 Dec 2017 13:37:31
Lots of talk of Griezmann to Barcelona today. Fingers crossed.


1.) 09 Dec 2017 14:43:56
Glad to hear that, I don't rate him much and he cost too much. I prefer MU sign Paula Dybaya. He is class,

2.) 09 Dec 2017 16:11:15
So 89mn is now lot more than 150mn+.

3.) 09 Dec 2017 16:13:56
He had his chance last summer. Personally I would question his desire. Don't want him at United now. Ferguson wouldn't bother with him again. Hope Jose doesn't too. It shows we are weak if we do sign him.

4.) 09 Dec 2017 22:27:45
Dwelling on the past is a weakness. Comparing everyone to fergie is dwelling on the past. Believe in the current manager. I'm pretty sure he's in a better position than us to make a decision on who we sign.

5.) 10 Dec 2017 02:26:00
No he isn't redtash, that is heresy! People on here know much better. There are so many free top top top players available this summer. We need to sign them all and then Griezmann is the world class cherry on top. If they don't sign who we think they should then it is Woody or the Glazers who should go.

6.) 10 Dec 2017 03:47:14
Why is everyone against signing Griezmann. He's not a bad player is he?

7.) 10 Dec 2017 04:39:02
Griezmaann is a very good player but going by what Ed002 has been telling us about the positions Mr Mourinho would like to strength, I don't see the point of spending that money on him, as this will hinder other purchases and he will be played out of the position with less effective.

The CM we are interested will cost a lot, means Pogba will be moved foword as I don't see either mid we're interested sitting on the bench.

Better we spend the money on other positions we are weak, rather than on Griez and play him out of the position.

8.) 10 Dec 2017 06:48:16
Aren't we better off moving pogba to play as the attacking midfielder to free him up a little from the defensive duties and bringing in another box to box midfielder if mourinho is not happy with Herrera?

9.) 10 Dec 2017 08:22:45
I think that's what Mourinho intends to, has we have been told among of his priorities is a CM.

10.) 10 Dec 2017 08:25:55
I question his desire. He agreed to join United then cancelled it the last minute making the club look foolish. Saying he couldn't leave Atletico in the lurch. Move on from him.

11.) 10 Dec 2017 09:57:32
Yes he's a good player. But I question the mental side of his game. I question his attitude, his desire. His constant snipes at the English weather shows he's not committed to coming here. He messed us around for months saying he was coming only to drop it to show loyalty to a club who are now trying to force him out anyway because they need the big bucks. And the fans turned on him.

12.) 10 Dec 2017 11:07:28
Agree with Shane and Mort. We went out of the way to bid and yet got declined but from AM but the player himself. Time and ride waits for no man. Am sure better options around and not like we don’t have the money to pay.
On another note we could sign Ashley Young’s cousin for the wings - Ashley Younger 🤣🤣🤣.

13.) 10 Dec 2017 14:11:54
Nonsense he is class player and we should do our all the sign him as he would take us to the next level. Yes he opted against joining us once but that shouldn’t stop us going in for him again. Need to put this ego aside.



27 Nov 2017 13:33:27
There's still some rumours of Ozil and Willian floating around for January. Either or both would be an improvement.


1.) 27 Nov 2017 18:13:51
Really big fan of Willian. think he would be a fantastic signing. Ed002, I know you've mentioned he could be an option for us before. I can't remember if you said anything about him in the sharkopod so I am sorry to ask again, but is there any possibility Jose might turn to him again?

{Ed002's Note - There is a possibility but Chelsea would not sell until they have sufficient cover and have told one suitor that he is unavailable.}

2.) 28 Nov 2017 07:35:25
Many thanks for that ed.



07 Oct 2017 10:23:29
Linked today with signing Phil Neville's son. Anyone know anything about him?


1.) 07 Oct 2017 11:31:17
He's Gary Neville's nephew.

2.) 07 Oct 2017 12:41:42
Neville Nevilles grandson.

3.) 07 Oct 2017 12:56:13
He was originally in the man city academy and now plays for valencia youth team. He is highly thought of by all accounts.

4.) 09 Oct 2017 14:14:29
Tracey Neville's nephew as well.



31 Aug 2017 22:06:31
City have launched a late bid for the much needed Dutchman Phil de Seets.


1.) 01 Sep 2017 00:44:51
Good one mort.

2.) 01 Sep 2017 05:27:38
Nice one. I saw this on the Spurs site.

31 Aug 2017 22:13:12
BREAKING: Arsenal have had a £45m bid accepted for Chinese sensation Fu-Kin No-Wan.



04 Jul 2016 10:39:43
Rumours we're interested in will Hughes at Derby.


1.) 04 Jul 2016 11:07:24
it's rubbish mort something you can expect from most english papers especially likes of sun, last i checked we had enough home grown players, we don't need to buy english players just to meet the quota.

2.) 04 Jul 2016 11:21:07
We don't need another Nick Powell at the club.

3.) 04 Jul 2016 11:25:19
Yh and if we did need to look at homegrown english players wed probably be pushing harder for john stones signature.

4.) 04 Jul 2016 11:45:48
He's 3 times the player Nick p.

5.) 04 Jul 2016 11:47:25
He's 3 times the player Nick Powell is. Seen a lot of him as my old fella is a ram. He's destined for a big club. Shame he's a Liverpool fan 👎.

6.) 04 Jul 2016 12:29:27
Its a rumour. This is a rumours page.

7.) 04 Jul 2016 14:54:59
Apparently despite the fact that it clearly says it is at the top of the page Mort my friend, it isn't. lmao.

8.) 04 Jul 2016 15:12:27
He is definitely 3x the player Nick was/ is. I would take Hughes but not for him to starve on the bench or stick him in the Reserves. In 3 years or so he'll be ready to kill this league, he has everything to make it.

And . A. Ramsey was a United fan, look how that turned out?! .

9.) 04 Jul 2016 17:28:31
Doubt it'll happen, but I'd love to be wrong.

He's a fantastic kid, and easily ready for a bit part role in the first team at a big club, with a steady increase in game time as he develops. Good chance he'd be a regular starter in a couple of years.

10.) 05 Jul 2016 03:57:13
Maybe Mou is looking at English players because he is thinking of moving a few on? Young? Lingard? Carrick has 1 more year? Smalling? Fletcher (younger) has just gone?

11.) 08 Jul 2016 12:45:41
I wouldn't mind signing Ramsey?

Midfield 3 of Pogba, Ramsey and Tufan would be immense!




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29 Nov 2017 16:39:13
I don't think anyone is undervaluing City at all. They've massive strides in recent years to get to the position that they are in. It just looks more impressive because of how big the strides have been. They've had to do a lot to get that position and they've done it in a short time frame compared to how long it took us. But they've had unlimited funds to enable them to do it quicker. The point is what are we doing to keep pace? We've thrown a lot at the team with mixed results. But what are we doing in the background.


1.) 29 Nov 2017 17:04:23
What would you like us to do?

2.) 29 Nov 2017 21:00:19

I have given a comprehensive list more than once.

3.) 29 Nov 2017 21:19:34
Where do you want to start Jred?

4.) 30 Nov 2017 08:27:00
Going then what?
We have spent a kings ransom over the last 4 year, broke the world transfer record and appointed one of the top managers in the world .
Won 2 trophies last season, started the league great and the CL .

Spoilt man United fans?

5.) 30 Nov 2017 08:35:59
City are playing great, top manager pep but are United really that bad?

6.) 30 Nov 2017 09:54:11

How many times. Have a look at our facilities, stadium, training, youth facilities, interaction with local communities, links with local schools. Then take a look at what City have done, their burning ambition. Their (and our) work in the transfer market is only one part. I even read an interesting article about our use of social media being old fashioned and behind other clubs, that it seemed Utd were content to quote 600m followers but lacked a spark of originality. Where were United when City were attracting Pep? Sat deluding ourselves that Moyes and LvG were the answer. What was our transition plan? What was our long term club development plan? It looks like it was based on a bit of arrogance that relied on adding new sponsors and increasing the asset value. All the while City had a better all round plan and were implementing it.

How much have the Glazers spent on OT? The work done when they first came in was from money from the Plc. We have the same stands and every year or two when it gets mentioned the plans to develop the South stand get trotted out. Then disappear a few days later when people have mumbled approval but as yet it seems they aren’t going to do it. We have massive borrowing to fund the leveraged buyout so borrowing to build a stand isn’t perhaps first choice. We won’t go into finance but most people don’t understand net debt. Out of interest I walked down the street at the back of the South stand a couple of years ago, the one across the railway. There were houses for sale on the side of the road adjacent to the ground, were the club buying them? Not according to the locals, but maybe it has changed.

When it came to Hotel Football, the club didn’t do it, why? In fact they opposed it, maybe they didn’t think of it first, why? The club has been buying land apparently round OT for years but have done what with it? Inside there are the same facilities, same toilets, overcrowded overpriced bars. What new facilities have been added around the outside of the ground to look after fans? .

City have built an infrastructure whilst Utd looked for sponsors to make more money. The supporters blinkered problem is encapsulated in the focus on how much spent on transfer fees rather than building a better all round club.

Spoilt is something we were for many years with the trophies but looking at the club we relied on one man, with old style methods which meant when he left we were shattered, too reminiscent of Busby leaving. Where was the planning? We have been reeling from that and just about starting to steady the ship now. All the while City executed their plan and in what can only be described as arrogance, we sneered at the noisy neighbours. Spoilt? I started supporting in 68 and following the club was tough in the seventies so spoilt is not the word, frustrated by the ownership more like. Frustrated that we let this happen. Frustrated that the owners were allowed to mortgage the club to enable them to buy it, limiting our power for years, no value of course, as an example whilst City bought Aguero. Frustrated the club seems focussed on asset value rather than infrastructure improvement, that were are allegedly being flagged as an adult Disneyland.

We surrendered our natural advantage over City, now they are nearly as attractive a proposition as us and only arrogance will deny that. It’s down to senior figures at our club to stop looking at numbers and create a plan that puts us at the forefront of clubs not the nirvana of owners and accountants, the asset value league.

7.) 30 Nov 2017 10:39:53
Again Redman you are comparing us to one team .
We have one of the best stadiums in the country, we continue to produce youth players at a time when very few are getting in to any of the top teams.
We out spend 99.9 % of teams in world football .
Reportedly have the highest wage bill in world football.

You are spitting the dummy out because 1 team city are doing better, what about all the other teams below us?
What about all the other team that aren't doing as well as us, haven't got the money we have etc

Spoilt fans only concerned with what we HAVEN'T got.

8.) 30 Nov 2017 12:46:33
Hardly spoilt supporting through relegation

If you choose to ignore the power shift you are just another who is arrogant enough to think everything will just carry on as is. City don’t have the fan base but it is growing as they engage with the community while we ignore them.

Great stadium but what have the owners contributed to that? Paid the electric bill? It has not changed in what 24 years?

Up to you if you want to see it or not.

9.) 30 Nov 2017 12:49:18
What i'd do is bring in a director of football to oversee the football side of things as we have slipped up in this area. Move Woody back to commercial an what he does best. Its too much of a job and too much power for one man. Also the clubs facilities need an upgrade. And expand the stadium. i'd like to see a more coordinated plan in loaning young players out for experience. There is more we could be doing. We've stood still whilst others have evolved.

10.) 30 Nov 2017 13:12:20
Who is ignoring anything? We can't do anything to stop what city are doing, or psg or Barcelona and Madrid for that matter .

We are spending the cash backing the manager breaking transfer records play in a 80000 seater stadium .
Poor Man United our fans have it hard .

11.) 30 Nov 2017 14:02:30

Tunnel vision only looking at transfer fees. You need to consider the bigger picture.

12.) 30 Nov 2017 14:33:40
Which is what red man .
The club as a business is outstripping everyone out there this has been our best start to a season in years .
We are set up to be successful, unfortunately will don't have a god given right to be number one.

13.) 30 Nov 2017 17:17:45

You are being dazzled by figures, the club has a great income stream, fantastic. The focus seems to be mainly improving the income stream and impressing the financial experts. The clubs asset value helps mainly the owners. Where is the rest of the plan or did you not understand the points in my main post.

14.) 30 Nov 2017 18:05:58

Agree but I am wondering about the role of a Director of football and who would have the depth of experience to plan that widely. It would be an interesting choice of person.

15.) 30 Nov 2017 18:12:52
Such as appointing supposedly the best manager in the world and spending over 300 mil in 12 month.
The club is making record profits, investing that in the team .

As a fan what is that you want .

Big stadium, record transfer big name players, big name manager .

What is that the likes of arsenal stoke Chelsea palace all the other clubs have that poor old United don't? .

Hard work being a United fan.

16.) 30 Nov 2017 18:24:00
Could not agree more RedMan.

17.) 30 Nov 2017 18:34:54
No wonder United fans get a bad name .
The moment a team does what we have been doing for years the dummys are out .
Poor United.

18.) 30 Nov 2017 19:27:48

You still just don’t get it

You said “the moment a team does what we have been doing for years”, the point is we haven’t. It’s not just spending, you are too focussed on transfer money, even so the owners only released the purse strings about three years ago. There was no value before. My point is about infrastructure development and integrating the club with the community, building a structure to best take the club forward. Look at the bigger picture.

19.) 30 Nov 2017 19:38:54
The bigger picture red man is that we are a global brand, one of if not the biggest clubs in the world .
And in the modern game that is taking the club forward .
The rest is nice to have, although our infrastructure is up there development is improving while unfortunatly becoming less important in the modern game.

It's a money game now, a global game whether you like it or not and will become more so when a European league kicks off .

20.) 30 Nov 2017 19:43:53
Man United is bigger than Manchester, football is a global business now.
Times are a changing .



16 Sep 2017 15:51:07
Two offside goals so far.


1.) 16 Sep 2017 19:27:38
Come on Mort, they were scary today.

2.) 16 Sep 2017 22:55:46
Maybe but Watford aren't a great side. No trophies handed out in September.



22 Aug 2017 12:45:17
Adidas online store in america selling zlatan shirts. No 10.




31 Jul 2017 16:38:23
Was just in Greggs getting a couple of pastys and the guy in the queue infront was on the phone ordering letters for the united megastore. Bulk order of S, J an N. No idea who's coming.


1.) 31 Jul 2017 16:45:06

2.) 31 Jul 2017 16:52:58
Great news, that must mean Bale is definitely coming then! haha.

3.) 31 Jul 2017 16:54:01
weSley SNeijder


4.) 31 Jul 2017 17:08:41
Nark Ji Sung.

5.) 31 Jul 2017 18:17:19
Juan Sebastian veron.

6.) 01 Aug 2017 01:19:20
Jesus of Nazareth.

{Ed001's Note - is he the brother of the lad at Citeh?}



29 Jul 2017 19:36:58
I'm sorry but I don't get all the panic about City. 55 mill for an average rb and another 30 for a guy from madrids bench. 52 on a guy who could be good but will have to settle. Then yet another attacker they didn't need. How is Fraudiola going to fit them all on the pitch.

Arsenal and spurs have done nothing. Liverpool look like world beaters. In pre season. Wait till the wheels come off once they have to play twice a week.


1.) 29 Jul 2017 19:53:10
Aguero, jesus, silva, silva, de bruyne, sane and potentially alexis sanchez.

I agree that we shouldn't be too worried because there's nothing we can do but that is an impressive set of forwards.

2.) 29 Jul 2017 19:55:07
Mort, I think I love you.

3.) 29 Jul 2017 20:08:43
Walker is a very good RB, as is Mendy on the other side. We seriously lack in the full back positions and they are two good signings for city. Their attack is very good already and they could yet add Sanchez. I still think they might try for VVD too. They without question have the best squad for next season.

4.) 29 Jul 2017 20:17:21
I hate City as much as any other United fan, but you have to always look at transfers from that particular teams point of view.
They are already sorted in their attacking actions for years to come. Now they've addressed their full back problem for few years. I don't think they would be spending big after this window. In the coming windows they need to replace yaya and a CB.
They've got a fantastic group of young players. These players will be going to the Spanish league from this year onwards to get first team action and play against top oppositions. I not sure if they bought a team in Spain or have an understanding ( like between Chelsea and Vitesse ) .

5.) 29 Jul 2017 20:20:42
City half sorted one problem, but there still soft through the middle. Midfield isn't particularly good, an injury to Kompany and their central defence is in trouble, and the keeper could take time to settle.

6.) 29 Jul 2017 20:23:09
They have no centre backs and average central midfielders. The two most pivotal areas of the pitch.

7.) 29 Jul 2017 20:46:36
I love u.

8.) 29 Jul 2017 21:07:20
They will buy a Cb.

9.) 29 Jul 2017 21:08:26
I think you prefer yourself just a little more jred.

10.) 29 Jul 2017 21:17:51
Ken, you can't help yourself can you.?

11.) 29 Jul 2017 21:20:35
I love Ken and jred!

12.) 29 Jul 2017 22:18:26
It goes both ways tony.

13.) 29 Jul 2017 22:36:14
Walkers average at best. Levy pulled their pants down. Danilo is nothing special either. Kompany is sponsored by bupa. As is gundogan. Cheers ajh.

14.) 29 Jul 2017 22:47:23
Isnt kompany a member of platinum st johns ambulance?

15.) 29 Jul 2017 23:24:05
can shity only play 11 players or have they got special rules.

16.) 29 Jul 2017 23:31:22
And how many of those forwards can play at the same time? And how many subs will stay in world class sharpness and fitness when they don't even make the bench for half the games?

Stop giving the title to our rivals before a ball has even been kicked.

17.) 30 Jul 2017 08:43:21
I love big butts and I cannot lie.

18.) 30 Jul 2017 16:12:38

What absolute nonsense.

1. Walker certainly isn't all-that, but average he is not. He's more than decent player that immediately improves City. What City paid for him I don't see how that makes Walker more or lesser of a good player.

2. Danilo indeed struggled to make RM's eleven. a Madrid team far superior than City. Many good, very good players can't start at the elite clubs but would WALK into most other good teams 11s (City, Chelsea, PSG etc) .

By your "logic", Sanchez, Fabregas, Isco, Pedro were not worth buying cause they were benchwarmers. Impeccable logic there.

3. Mendy. Again you've made absolutely NO argument here about why this purchase isn't all-that but instead prattle about the obvious. Every player comes with little to no guarantee and will (DUH! ) OBVIOUSLY need to settle. Lindalof is no exception. as is Salah, Rudiger, Lacazzete. Again, your mention of his fee adds NOTHING to the point.

4. Assuming you referring to Bernado Silva, how do you figure they "don't" need him? Interesting how you not critiquing the player's merit but his acquisition. Needless to say, Silva is a VERY good player who significantly bolsters City's attack and, obviously, depth.
Whichever view your biased lens gives you, City's first eleven and bench is stronger for this signing.

5. How they going to fit them all? In what. first eleven. squad? If the former, then what a daft, needless question. They won't. But am sure "Fraudiola" as you call him is allowed substitutions and to rotate his squad. Better to have a Danilo, Sterling, Bertrand (potentially) coming off the bench than Young, Blind (make-shift), Valencia/ Darmian.

6. Arsenal done "nothing"? Yeah, of course. Adding a very competent left back and excellent, clinical forward is doing "nothing".
And Arsenal may yet again do "nothing" by adding Lemar. They may lose Sanchez of course. May.
We don't know. Transfer window not closed. How about you actually chill your bones and wait lad?

7. Spurs haven't been active. Is the transfer window closed yet?

8. Liverpool. World beaters. Preseason.
Yeah if course. That's such a brilliant insight. The world never knew not to read much into preseason games until the genius Mort pointed it out. Daft, really.

2 games a week? Yep, all those years Chelsea, Utd were winning PL and same time strongly competing in the CL must of been me dreaming.

The irony of you saying Silva was not "needed" and then making this "point" about Liverpool's wheels coming off having to play two games a week.

I get the nature of fans to be biased. What I can't get is their propensity to be utterly daft. as aptly examplified by you Mort.

And the thing is, I'm not even a Manchester City fan. I didn't need to be to see the folly of your post. But go on. I see the cheer leaders here clapping and cheering you on. Doesn't change the fact that your daft though.




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10 Dec 2017 09:57:32
Yes he's a good player. But I question the mental side of his game. I question his attitude, his desire. His constant snipes at the English weather shows he's not committed to coming here. He messed us around for months saying he was coming only to drop it to show loyalty to a club who are now trying to force him out anyway because they need the big bucks. And the fans turned on him.




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05 Dec 2017 12:43:24
Heard there's stiff competition for Shaw. KFC, pizza hut and burger king all in so far.




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28 Nov 2017 17:20:07
I asked him for the lottery numbers. He said its 6 numbers between 1-59.




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24 Nov 2017 16:57:38
Jose must be off to PSG then.
If he wants to go then good luck to him. He's hard working an got the right attitude but he's a player that should be leaving.




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09 Nov 2017 14:41:01
The problem is just a lack of width. Martial, rashford, lingard, Mata, mhiki all prefer to be central. The only natural wide players we have are young an Valencia playing full back.





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10 Dec 2017 09:59:43
The one where Keith Curle said to Giggs "go on then hit it" so giggs did.




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09 Dec 2017 13:30:31
Barca were very boring. Used to nod off watching them.




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30 Nov 2017 16:09:44
Pogba can be. But as we've seen recently when he's out we had no one else step up. If we had two such players capable of winning games then one could pick up the slack if the other is missing.




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30 Nov 2017 12:49:18
What i'd do is bring in a director of football to oversee the football side of things as we have slipped up in this area. Move Woody back to commercial an what he does best. Its too much of a job and too much power for one man. Also the clubs facilities need an upgrade. And expand the stadium. i'd like to see a more coordinated plan in loaning young players out for experience. There is more we could be doing. We've stood still whilst others have evolved.




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29 Nov 2017 11:20:27
You mean Gundogan would hobble into our team.