Manchester United Rumours Member Posts

 

Ozzy's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing


No Profile Picture uploaded

Team:


Where from:


Favourite player:


Best team moment:


Interests:


Timezone:




Ozzy's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Ozzy's Posts

 

 

To Ozzy's last 5 rumours posts

 

To Ozzy's last 5 banter posts

 

To Ozzy's last 5 rumour replies

 

To Ozzy's last 5 banter replies

 

Ozzy's rumours posts with other poster's replies to Ozzy's rumours posts

 

25 Apr 2016 15:32:55
Deal agreed for Renato Sanches. €60m fee will be spread over 4 years.

Ozzy

1.) 25 Apr 2016 15:48:42
Future most definitely looking bright at United, so many talented youngsters finally coming through, add a bit more quality and experience and the club should be challenging for major trophies again.


2.) 25 Apr 2016 16:19:48
Wow. That's a hell of a lot of money if true. I wonder who he is a target for.


3.) 25 Apr 2016 16:54:03
Redseven

Never will pay 60 million for him. I wonder if people ever watch these players. The silly season is upon us and nothing better to pump and dump players and always use us as the bidders. Di Marzio speaks so much sh. t 95 percent of the time BTW. If he does actually come it will never be over 25 mill pounds plus some add ons and that is stretch imo still.

More likely we will see a current Roma Player and AM player end up with us :) Oumane Dembele might be were we will invest a big sum for the future. He is an interesting gamble.


4.) 25 Apr 2016 17:13:11
X - I'll believe anything these days when it comes to player fees? How much did we pay for Martial?

Although he'd been on the radar a little longer - Martial was not much better in terms of ability when we signed him than Sanchez is now.


5.) 25 Apr 2016 17:27:12
Red

Sanches is nowhere near Martial. Griezman and Pjanic i believe and the other french kid Dembele is very good, has a great left foot on him and can also glide past players on the outside. He also plays on the right. I think we will sell Janusaj in the Summer. let's see:)

Alos heard Thiago going to city.


6.) 25 Apr 2016 17:41:33
X - I'd watched a fair bit of Martial before we signed him and was no more or less impressed with him than than I am with Renato Sanches now (although I must say I was incredibly impressed with how Martial has developed in such a short amount of time) .

I'm not sure why you are comparing Martial and Sanches with Griezmann and Pjanic as the latter two are both at very different stages of their careers.

It will be interesting if Thiago ends up in Manchester as they are also strongly linked with Gundogan. A midfield three or 4-1-2-1 diamond with De Bruyne, Gundogan and Thiago would take some beating.


7.) 25 Apr 2016 17:48:39
Red

Not comparing at all. I had a drink with a former player and he says our primary targets are Griezeman and Pjanic. Take it for what's its worth. They do fit the bill in terms of what we are lacking.

I think we will buy one young talent but doubt it will be 60 million on a defensive midfielder who is 18 or 19.

That kind of money is spent on strikers or wingers IMO or a established world class centre back or midfielder.


8.) 25 Apr 2016 20:28:18
I'd love us to sign Pjanic so I hope the former player is right X-Files.


9.) 25 Apr 2016 22:21:01
Not seen much of him to judge whether he is what we need but would imagine a much lower fee with add ons similar to Martial. If we end up paying the full value we will. be happy as he will have been a success.
Pjanic and Griezman would be amazing. however isn't the later left sided in a front 3. Would not want to stunt martial but he would be amazing.


10.) 25 Apr 2016 22:21:01
Not seen much of him to judge whether he is what we need but would imagine a much lower fee with add ons similar to Martial. If we end up paying the full value we will. be happy as he will have been a success.
Pjanic and Griezman would be amazing. however isn't the later left sided in a front 3. Would not want to stunt martial but he would be amazing.


 

 

08 Mar 2016 23:38:31
Hate to do a Ronnie (no offence! ) but do any of the eds know if we have any interest in Ousmane Dembele from Rennes? Looks a fantastic prospect at 18 and is doing really well in France this year.

Ozzy

1.) 09 Mar 2016 10:27:04
Seems to be carrying the team all by himself. Spurs will no doubt be interested as he is called Dembele.


2.) 09 Mar 2016 15:34:19
We've scouted him for a year, but there's a lot more interest in him from the likes of Real, Juve, Chelsea, etc. Who knows where he'll end up.


3.) 09 Mar 2016 16:53:08
None taken! 👍

With Mata possibly going due to Mourinho arriving do you think we'd bring in Gotze?

Younger, more pace?

Ideal player to play just off the striker?

Beradi and Rafa Silva on the wings?


4.) 11 Mar 2016 15:52:13
anyone heard any more of that Renato Sanches?


5.) 13 Mar 2016 23:38:31
Rooney will likely be the 10. I can see Gotze at Liverpool back with Klopp. A number 10 won't be a high priority. And when it is a priority, I want it to be Barkley.


 

 

31 Dec 2015 01:49:34
Red tops are reporting that Massimilliano Allegri is learning english as he prepares for a move to an English club.

Ozzy

 

 

21 Dec 2015 10:58:46
Hearing that Giggs could be given the job and it could even happen before Christmas. He would've jumped at the chance of takkng the Swansea job and only stayed because he was told he has a chance of getting the job.

Ozzy

1.) 21 Dec 2015 11:15:23
Giggs over Mourinho for me.


2.) 21 Dec 2015 11:34:45
Appointing Giggs would only confirm to me that our board base decisions on sentiment and emotion. It would very likely, in my opinion, end our competitiveness at the top level at home or abroad for some time to come.


3.) 21 Dec 2015 11:38:52
Sentiment is a fine thing, however it has no place in a results driven industry. The magnitude of the task to rebuild this squad whilst maintaining league position is incredible and people want to hand that task to an unproven guy, just because he's a club man. The club is at tipping point and someone needs to firmly take hold of the reigns and drag it back to where it should be. Is Giggs a good coach, man manager, tactician, motivator and leader. The answer is nobody knows because he's never done the job before, he should try for the Swansea job and work his arse off to earn the opportunity to be the manager of this club.


4.) 21 Dec 2015 11:45:36
Either sell out to Mourinho or keep tradition and hire Giggs, yeah having a CV is impressive and that but Mourinho will never have one thing over Giggs, the passion for this club.


5.) 21 Dec 2015 12:28:20
Giggs has been a key part of two failed coaching teams, and that is his only experience. Hiring Giggs would be the worst form of cronyism, as he has done absolutely nothing to warrant a promotion. If he had any dignity he'd quit if van Gaal is sacked like any other number 2 would.


6.) 21 Dec 2015 12:29:23
Giggs should have left when LVG came in. If he'd gone elsewhere and proven himself at a club like Leicester/Watford/West Ham/Crystal Palace he'd have done enough to earn the chance to manage Manchester United. As it is it seems as though he's hoping to get it by default.

I would love for Giggs to take the job and be a huge success - but he's done nothing to show that he's capable at this point. Unfortunately I don't see him ever becoming a top manager and find it strange that the board are willing to take such a huge risk when we've just come off the back of two incredibly poor managerial appointments.

Bring in Jose and let Giggs go to Swansea. If he succeeds there - let him replace Jose in a few years time. If not - we dodged a bullet.


7.) 21 Dec 2015 13:04:53
redseven
so is pardew in with a shout he has proved himseld at clubs like charlton newcastle and palace .
moyes proved himself at preston and everton.


8.) 21 Dec 2015 13:25:30
Jred - Those other managers also proved their failings. Given Giggs had not managed before - I'd say that had he, for example, taken Leicester from the bottom of the Premiership to the top in 12 months it would then make a lot more sense to give him a go than doing so after 18 months 'assisting' a poor manager. I think it shows a real lack of ambition on his part.

To be honest I'd much rather sentiment be taken out of the equation and the manager that is most likely to bring trophies and entertainment back to OT be selected.


9.) 21 Dec 2015 13:39:29
red
so would that suddenly prove giggs is ready .


10.) 21 Dec 2015 13:54:05
Jred - a hell of a lot more so than the current situation does, yes.

I'd rather give a young manager that had done exceptionally well in 18 months of a small club a chance than somebody who has done nothing. That said; I'd rather go all out for a proven winner than either of those options.


11.) 21 Dec 2015 14:06:52
red
i think if the people at united really want to give giggs the job they should just give him it .
the job at swansea etc for a couple of years is a million miles away from the united job .
i don't see the point really of him going to a "lesser club" if he has what it takes to be a united manager then give him it now .
because he won't suddenly learn how to be a united manager in 2 year at swansea.


12.) 21 Dec 2015 14:27:01
Perhaps you are right. Then again Ancelotti and Jose started out at Reggiana and Benfica/União de Leiria.

If the club was in a good position I'd be a little more open to giving him a chance - but we're in real danger of losing our competitiveness.

Our squad is a mess and we're coming off the back of two extremely poor managerial appointments and no trophies won in 3 seasons. We have no world class players other than DDG (who can't singlehandedly win us a game like a top player can) and are in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season which would make appointing one of those type of players a lot more difficult.


13.) 21 Dec 2015 14:36:30
red
im 50 50 on giggs it would be a risk but it could also work.
i think its impossible to say from the outside .
if they give him the job it would have to be that the people who work with him day in day out think he has what it takes .
i don't think 2 year at swansea adds much as the united job is miles away from that.
so either give it to giggs know or don't .
like hughes etc i think once he goes he prob won't come back.


14.) 21 Dec 2015 14:54:09
Jred. I think the risk is just too big. I can't think of many instances of an unproven manager taking over at a big club and succeeding - and the challenge out next manager faces is a monumental one.

The only unproven manager that springs to mind is Pep - and he had managed the B team for a year previously and took over a squad containing Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Pique, Puyol, Alves, Abidal, Yaya Toure, Pedro and Busquets. Three years prior they had won the Champions League and the squad was so good that he was able to let Ronaldinho and Deco leave the club.

Our situation is incomparable to Barcelona's in 2007 and Pep is, as far as I can see, a one off. I don't think he has had a real challenge at either of the two clubs that he has managed either and could not say with any real certainty that he (a now proven manager) could succeed at OT - let alone Giggs.


15.) 21 Dec 2015 14:54:09
Jred. I think the risk is just too big. I can't think of many instances of an unproven manager taking over at a big club and succeeding - and the challenge out next manager faces is a monumental one.

The only unproven manager that springs to mind is Pep - and he had managed the B team for a year previously and took over a squad containing Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Pique, Puyol, Alves, Abidal, Yaya Toure, Pedro and Busquets. Three years prior they had won the Champions League and the squad was so good that he was able to let Ronaldinho and Deco leave the club.

Our situation is incomparable to Barcelona's in 2007 and Pep is, as far as I can see, a one off. I don't think he has had a real challenge at either of the two clubs that he has managed either and could not say with any real certainty that he (a now proven manager) could succeed at OT - let alone Giggs.


16.) 21 Dec 2015 15:17:22
I can't think of another industry in the world where a global multiple hundreds of millions turnover company that's listed would put a rookie in charge so why would this one other than blind stupidity.

If you want to see where sentiment gets you take a look at liverpool, appointing their former heros went really really well didn't it. Oh wait.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is suggesting putting Giggs in charge of the business. Just the first team - a corner of the business.}


17.) 21 Dec 2015 15:24:53
I appreciate the point that you're making Ed; but is there not a strong correlation between our performances on the pitch and our finances? Wouldn't a sustained poor run without winning any trophies be incredibly damaging to the Manchester United 'brand'?

{Ed002's Note - Not to the "brand", just to the income for a while. The difference of not being in the CL one season could be offset by not wasting money on certain players. You are not looking at the big picture.}


18.) 21 Dec 2015 15:45:46
I suppose you're right. LVG's first season showed that so called 'big' players will still sign for the club if the money is right regardless of whether or not we can offer Champions League football (as did City and Chelski when the money first arrived) . All the same though - I'm concerned that were Giggs to come in and fail - we'd find it very difficult to recover.

{Ed002's Note - It is all just brief moments in time. Managers and players are transient. Fans are becoming more fickle.}


19.) 21 Dec 2015 16:00:13
Ed - Do you think it's unreasonable for fans to expect to be entertained by their team?

Having watched teams like Chelski and Liverpool burn through managers and seeing their fans calling for their heads after things start to go sour - I'd always felt that they were being unreasonable. Since SAF left however, I'm starting to empathise with them.

I would never have dreamed of calling for our manager to be sacked while SAF was at the helm - but there came a point in both DM and LVG's reigns that I could not see the club moving forwards and stopped being entertained by the football. I still support (ed) the team and want (ed) them to succeed - but cannot (and in the case of Moyes, could not) see any signs of success coming under the manager.

In your opinion, does that make me and others like me bad fans?

{Ed002's Note - I think it unreasonable for fans to be as fickle as they are demanding immediate success, change of players, management etc. at the drop of a hat. It doesn't make you bad fans, just fans with unrealistic expectations.}


20.) 21 Dec 2015 16:35:01
I can't speak for the other fans - but I'm not expecting success to be immediate. What I want is to be entertained and to see clear signs that the club is moving in the right direction. Neither Moyes nor LVG were able to provide those things.

I don't think that it's unrealistic to expect £250m or so to furnish a squad with players capable of playing entertaining football. Leicester and Palace have done that with peanuts.

That said; I'd probably be a little more lenient were I not so used to us winning. I think SAF set the bar a little too high!

{Ed002's Note - The money was there to rebuild the squad. If the current set of fans were around when AF arrived he would have been forced out within a year.}


21.) 21 Dec 2015 16:41:47
I agree with Ed002, I have said many times we need to get to grips with the fact we no longer have any right to demand success. There are many of other good teams in our league now with better players and better managers. I have the firm belief that we will get back to the top eventually but we have to be patient. Having said that whether LVG is the right man for the job is another issue entirely.


22.) 21 Dec 2015 16:55:31
The money was there to be spent, sure - but I think it was poorly invested. That kind of money could have assembled a squad capable of winning while playing great football - but I think the position we are in now in terms of the players we need isn't too different than the position Moyes found himself in when SAF left. We have some decent squad players but very few (if any) players who can influence a game. That may well be down to EW's failings as much as LVG's - but I don't think you'll find too many who think that the club's performance in the transfer market post SAF has been up to scratch. Seeing other clubs playing well while spending a fraction of what we have spent really rubs salt in the wound.

I don't think that any manager will ever accomplish what SAF (and to a lesser extent, Wenger) have achieved again - but I think that's as much down to the vast sums of money involved in football as it is fan influence. JM is a good example of this. The majority of Chelski fans were still behind him but still he was shown the door.

Out of interest - do you know if the club have expressed an interest in installing a director of football? I can't help but feel it would help to instill some long term stability given how short term most managers seem to be these days.

{Ed002's Note - The business has shown no interest in employing a Director of Football - it is a "hip" term Liverpool fans often use without any thought as well.}


23.) 21 Dec 2015 17:19:15
By 'Director of Football' - I mean somebody that is responsible for planning the long term style and composition of the squad. It seems a better solution than bringing in a new manager every 2-3 years that wants to completely change the way that we play football and is unhappy with the players in their squad.

Since 2000, Barcelona have had 10 managers, Real have had 13, Bayern 9, Chelsea 12 and Milan 9. That averages out at less than 18 months in charge per manager (I'm not counting managers who came in for 1-2 games there either) . With things changing that much; I don't see how a manager can be expected to plan for the long term.

I'd love to think that we can avoid that trend and find a long term manager - but what makes us any different than those other clubs? Even successful managers don't stick around too long these days.

{Ed002's Note - Unfortunately that is an extremely naive view of the game. Chelsea has a Director of Football and that is one task that is well beyond his remit but something the club do. Barcelona has a Director of Football and that is far from part of his remit. Bayern's Matthias Sammer is again only part of that process. Real Madrid has a policy on constant review given the electoral process continues to be based up making ridiculous promises. I have no idea how it works at Milan. Liverpool had a Director of Football and it was an absolute disaster. Spurs had a Director of Football and it was an absolute disaster.}


 

 

01 Nov 2015 23:31:24
For all the people that think Pogba is one of the best players in the world think again. He has done NOTHING yet to prove he is world class and it shows when Pirlo and Vidal aren't there to hold his hand through every game. Those two players made Juve the side they were last year. Now you can see they're struggling without them and Pogba hasn't stepped up.

Ozzy

1.) 02 Nov 2015 00:26:19
I don't think anyone puts him up as one of the best in the world but to say he doesn't have the potential to be in the future or more likely to be wrong than right.


2.) 02 Nov 2015 08:37:02
Don't try to play down his ability. He is 22 years old and is already a better player than anyone in our squad.

Every player has poor spells of form, he is currently having his.


3.) 02 Nov 2015 11:28:13
Weggy,

Are you seriously trying to tell me that Pogba is a better midfielder than De Gea is a goalkeeper? What a joke.


4.) 02 Nov 2015 15:56:57
How do you compare a midfielders ability to the goalkeepers smh.


5.) 02 Nov 2015 16:30:54
Relatively simple FZZ, De Gea is easily in the top 5 Goalkeepers in the world, Pogba is probably not even in the top 10 midfielders. syh.


6.) 03 Nov 2015 08:30:36
Mata and Herrera are both better midfielders than Pogba anyway. He is good, and has the potential to be great, but he isn't there yet.


7.) 03 Nov 2015 16:27:25
Juventus as a team is having a hard time, it would be ridicoulous to think one player can carry a entire team alone. They lost some key players before the season, and injuries on other players have pushed Pogba to a more defensive role than he has had the last seasons. i'm not saying he has been good, but he is young player with a massive potential. If he had been playing at his best every match he would have been one of the best in his position, but young players don't do that.


 

 

 

Ozzy's banter posts with other poster's replies to Ozzy's banter posts

 

30 Jan 2017 11:33:31
Hi Ed. How are United currently doing with regards to FFP and the player wages requirements? Thanks in advance.

Ozzy

{Ed002's Note - FFP is not an issue except for the wages and they know the constraits they must work within. So not a problem at this time.}


1.) 30 Jan 2017 15:47:56
Thanks Ed
Would we be good if Rooney left?
Are we good anyway once the new TV deal kicks in and increases revenue?


 

 

10 Jul 2016 07:43:39
Hearing a lot on this site about using the reported Pogba money (~£100m) on multiple players. I don't agree with those saying we should spend it on 3/ 4 players as that is far too many signing in one summer.

We do however, need a top centre back as well as a top centre midfielder. I would personally prefer to split that money across both positions.

For £50m at centre midfield we could probably get one of Vidal, Ramsey, Kroos, Koke, Saul or maybe even Verratti.

Is Pogba really that much of an upgrade on one of them?

Meanwhile £50m for a centre back would probably get us any centre back in the world bar a couple. I would target Bonucci because he is world class and I would hate to see him across Manchester at the Etihad.

If we can't get him I would look to bring in one of Rafael Varane or Jose Maria Gimenez because they both have room to grow even though the are both already top class defenders who are very comfortable on the ball.

All in all, I wouldn't complain if we spent all that money on Pogba as he would improve our team massively and we clearly have the money to pay it.

I would however prefer to see a top centre back signed as well and if it meant signing a different midfielder to Pogba then so be it.

Thoughts?

Ozzy

1.) 10 Jul 2016 08:24:13
For starters vidal has not been as good at bayern as he was at juventus, and we stepped back from signing him due to injury concerns why would be go back now, ramsey is decent but not as good as pogba, also pogba has potential to be worldclass, we have no interest in kroos, koke will not leave atletico, even if he does it will be for barca. Saul just signed a new 5 year contract. Raphael varane is not for sale, and we have shown no interest in gimenez.

Why not try and be happy we are signing someone with actual ability to be a future Ballon D'or winner, rather than wanting to sign people who we have shown no interest in or are not for sale.


2.) 10 Jul 2016 08:44:03
First of all you must have not watch much of Bayern this year. Yes he had a slow start to the season but he has got over his injuries and has been unplayable in 2016. He single handedly carried Bayern to the UCL semis, was the only player for them to turn up at the business end of the season and was the heartbeat of Chile's Copa America victory.

Secondly, I know the club isn't interested in a lot of those players and that is because the clubs intention is to spend the lump sum on Pogba. I'm saying the club should change it's strategy and if it did then we would obviously have different targets which could include some players I have mentioned.

Also Ramsey has been fantastic when played in the correct role which is central, verging on world class. For some reason Wenger prefers him wide and Ozil central however Ozil is still quality out wide as he shows for Germany and Ramsey can be influential central. It's a head scratcher why he doesn't swap their roles.


3.) 10 Jul 2016 09:39:36
Ramsey is too injury prone for me, I get what you're saying about pogba though, plus we're making a rod for our own backs. Paying 100m for any player is crazy and it'll just push the bar up for the next superstar to cost 150m then 200m and so on and so on. Surely this isn't sustainable in football. It's OK to say it's not our money but tickets get more n more expensive as do shirts. Sky TV prices are ridiculous so yes it does fall on the fans, it's no longer a working class sport.


4.) 10 Jul 2016 09:46:04
its not the club's strategy to spend all money on pogba, mourinho wanted zlatan, mkhitaryan, bailey and pogba, we are giving him what he wants. It would be incredibly stupid of the club to sign someone else even if we can sign the players the manager wants, its fans who like to play fantasy football manager not the club.


Barring kroos none on the list is available even if we wanted the players, wenger will never sell ramsey and i don't see ramsey wanting to leave arsenal, varane is not for sale, u can't buy if the seller doesn't want to sell, we blew our chance with saul in jan, vidal mostly won't leave bayern and even if he does its highly unlikely for him to come to us, bonucci is not for sale at any price, jimenez is another currently decent but potentially world class defender and we already bought bailey. Verratti is another one who is not for sale and he reportedly prefers a move to italy if he leaves PSG.

Your list isn't a strategy it is list of players u wished the club signed and the club tried something resembling your strategy in the moyes season as we tried to sign likes of bale and fabregas even when neither ever wanted to come to utd, it ended with us getting felliani. Worked well didn't it.


5.) 10 Jul 2016 09:53:16
I've honestly never seen bonucci mentioned on here til this year's euros.


 

 

01 Jul 2016 23:29:51
Another positive regarding our new signings is an increased threat from set pieces which we sorely need.

Here's hoping Ibrahimovic can bring the freekick expertise we were hoping Memphis would bring. Meanwhile, Mkhitaryan is a very proficient corner taker with Zlatan himself providing extra height in the box.

Ozzy

1.) 02 Jul 2016 00:03:50
No more corners for Jones and Blind.

Gutted. : (


2.) 02 Jul 2016 03:47:34
The main thing Fellaini gave us was his height and shielding the ball while taking it down with his chest. With zlatan now here, he has them tools, so definitely no need to keep Fellaini anymore.


 

 

27 Jun 2016 13:43:10
Looks like Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan medicals will happen this week. Delighted with the 3 signings so far once they go through and pleased that business is being done nice and early.

I think most would agree that another CB and a CM would complete a fantastic transfer window.

At CB there aren't too many names I can think of as options. I would take Stones but even then I still have some issues about signing him. Others such as Van Dijk, Manolas and Mustafi should be looked at.

For the CM position I'm not convinced Andre Gomes is what we need. He is a tidy player but I don't think he could handle being at the heart of the midfield in the Premier League and he does tend to drift in and out of games.

Personally I would go all out for Aaron Ramsey. He is exactly the kind of all action midfielder we need. He can put in the defensive work, has a great engine, gets involved attacks and is one of the best goal scorers around right now in his position.

I don't think he's happy about getting pushed out wide at Arsenal and they are loaded with options in the middle so I do think he is attainable if the right offer is made.

Who does everything think we should target for these two roles?

Ozzy

1.) 27 Jun 2016 13:58:32
If we are going to bid big for any cm then it should be veratti in my opinion but I don't think we really need any we have Rooney bastion and Carrick who can all pick a pass and with improved movement across the top three there would be no need for the static sideways passing we have seen over the last 2 seasons.


2.) 27 Jun 2016 14:02:55
Aaron Ramsey has been living off a few months of form in late 2013 ever since he's been average.


3.) 27 Jun 2016 14:25:52
Our attack is going to be quite something next season.


4.) 27 Jun 2016 15:28:13
Red79
A combined age of 95+ really?
carrick got caught in position more as the season went on, Bs, class when not injured but labours and rooney is or likes like he is dropping back into the cm role . All excellent on the day but in their day- really need a box to box as well as a ball winning mid imo.
If as expected JM sells players surely at risk would be Mata, Fellaini, with herrera a doubt if the right money is bid. That would leave us short cover wise so can definitely see a n other mid coming in.


5.) 27 Jun 2016 15:50:12
KANTE for me. Prem experience and could link up with Schneiderlin very nicely.


 

 

26 Jun 2016 00:53:31
With all the talk of transfers I thought I'd mention it's more important that we improve the players that we have through coaching.

The coaching Klopp has done at Liverpool has improved Lovren, Lallana, Sakho and Origi while Pochettino has made at least 8 Spurs players better through his coaching.

I'm excited to see what Mourinho can get out of players like Darmian, Fosu Mensah, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Memphis, Martial and Rashford.

If his coaching can improve them and some others then we will have the makings of a very good team.

On top of that, if we can bring players like Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic along with Bailly and maybe 1 or 2 more then I think we will have one hell of a squad.

Ozzy

1.) 26 Jun 2016 08:37:03
Hopefully this is the case because we have a few potentially brilliant players in our squad. One youngster who seems to be in a tricky spot though is James Wilson. He was seen as our next number 9 for a while but whether it be due to lack of opportunities, loaning him out or the emergence of others his future looks uncertain. Martial and Rashford are ahead of him and if Ibrahimovic arrives then at best he will be loaned out again. At worst he's sold and realises his potential elsewhere.

Hopefully we have a couple of others from the youth ranks who shine this season, particularly hoping that Periera is given a few starts.


2.) 26 Jun 2016 10:44:48
Wilson has shown nothing on his loan moves to warrant any faith being put in him. Fletcher looks the better player. But our three strikers are set: Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Martial.


3.) 26 Jun 2016 12:49:43
Lovren and Lallana still haven't reached the levels they were at before moving to Liverpool. Whether that was down to Poch's great coaching at Southampton or Rogers' poor coaching upon their arrival at Liverpool is unclear - but I'm not sure you can give credit to Klopp for getting them playing at a level that we already knew they were capable of playing at.


 

 

 

Ozzy's rumour replies

 

Click To View This Thread

28 Jul 2017 23:02:32
Spurs
City
Chelsea
United
Liverpool
Arsenal.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

12 Jul 2017 12:09:24
X Files, what makes you think Serie A is not a high scoring league? That's just and old cliche that has no evidence to back it up. There were in fact more goals in Serie A than the Premier League last year.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

17 Jul 2016 13:44:24
They just bought Dani Alves and already have Lichtsteiner. They won't take Darmian.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

23 Jun 2016 21:20:49
Ramsey is outstanding and would be a quality signing. Why Wenger pushes him out wide I will never know.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

17 Jun 2016 19:38:29
Nani was quality for us and would walk into our team right now.

Ozzy

 

 

 

Ozzy's banter replies

 

Click To View This Thread

11 Sep 2016 14:01:44
Big Al, I'm a big fan of both of them and would have been happy with either signing. My brother is actually a Liverpool fan and I kept having to convince him that Mane is a quality player when he was skeptical after you had signed him.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

11 Sep 2016 13:59:42
Jred, i'm not saying it's all his fault. I'm saying we must play 433 and he isn't good enough to start any of the roles. If you read carefully I said Lingard and Memphis should be back ups and Mkhitaryan would fight for one of the wide places with Rashford and Martial.

I never once said it was all his fault. I would happily have Rooney at the club as a backup/ rotation player but it doesn't seem possible.

Ozzy

{Ed004's Note - Front 3 options of Martial, Ibra, Rashford, Mkhitarian, Memphis, Lingard and Rooney are great options. Mkhitarian could even play on the right side of a midfield 3. Didn't he play there for Dortmund at times?}


 

 

Click To View This Thread

31 Aug 2016 10:21:25
Fabregas to Real Madrid.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

03 Aug 2016 15:54:11
Blind and Vidic.

Ozzy

 

 

Click To View This Thread

30 Jul 2016 16:44:11
Luckily none of our first team squad are featuring in the Olympics.

Ozzy