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01 May 2017 09:31:34
I read this morning that Romero has bought a house in Milan. Obviously no idea if that is true or whether he is leaving but strange place to buy if you play in Manchester.

Red Man

1.) 01 May 2017 13:41:07
Holiday home/ investment property? Doubt he's short of a few quid.


2.) 01 May 2017 18:25:03
Linked with inter.


3.) 02 May 2017 08:23:11
Get the lad from Milan and send them a ready made replacement?


 

 

01 Apr 2017 12:59:16
Today I understand another young reserve (he is 20) has been added to the match day squad, Matthew Willock, in addition to Tuanzebe and TFM. This is down to injuries but also because we have released the older "blockers" in the squad. I hope all three get some time and show what they can do. Like Rashford last season, until they step onto the biggest stage in key matches (the pressure to win is now on), we won't know how they handle it.

Personally I have seen many youngsters debut at OT and there is a buzz of excitement when they step out. Good luck to Willock if he gets on and it will do wonders for the youth/ reserve set up to see progress. I hope young Gomes gets some time soon and possibly Gribben if they continue progress and are physically able.

Funny but today may need Fellaini especially against a West Brom team who can and like to score from dead balls.

Red Man

1.) 01 Apr 2017 17:53:35
Another draw at home, top four just seems out of reach at the moment, Its the old Man Utd way, when teams above us drop points so do we. But the most frustrating thing for me is Micki taken off again and martial and lingard left on.
Hope Jose has a plan for next season regarding strikers, it's plain to see if Zlatan don't score, nor does anyone else. Looks like another season of frustration and missed chances.


 

 

25 Oct 2014 06:38:03
Interesting That the Valdes rumour had been around a while.

13 Aug 2014
Despite being injured I did read a while ago that we had interest in Victor Valdes as competition for De Gea, following Valdes injury lay off but not heard much in a while. Not sure whether Valdes has found a club as yet. I also read that De Gea's girlfriend was encouraging him to move back to Spain and whilst there has been no suggestion he would, a good number 2 could be important

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27 Sep 2014 07:28:35
Most interesting if true.

it appears Tony Strudwick, the first team fitness coach since 2007, has been moved from his usual role to a job looking after the physical development of the club's younger players. It Looks like Lvg has now put someone he trusts and has known a long time, Jos van Dijk in the role.

Red Man

1.) Forgive me Red Man, but why is this most interesting if true?


2.) Quite interesting . let's see if it has any impact.


3.) KingGiggsy

Many have been frustrated and annoyed by the number of injuries picked up particularly in training. LvG has been here a few weeks and potentially identified an issue and possibly one of the causes. LvG resolved the injuries sustained by Robben and is now looking at our injury prone regulars. If this works and is true the reason why it is interesting becomes clearer.


4.) Thanks for sharing Redman, let's hope this helps inmprove our injury record.


 

 

12 Feb 2014 04:30:51
It appears Vidal has signed a new Juventus contract until 2018

Red Man

1.) Used again to get a better deal, I hope dm wasn't banking on Vidal coming


2.) Only a highly unreliable English newspaper seems to be reporting this and the others have piggy backed on the story.

There is absolutely nothing in Italy or any official announcement from Juve.

Although the Editor did say that Juve would be unlikely to sell or the player wanting the move so a new deal wouldn't surprise me.


3.) Eric is god, Vidal never once said he's interested in move to us or anything like that so how could he use us to get a better deal?

There was genuine interest from us, the media hyped it up as per usual.


 

 

 

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22 Oct 2017 09:27:26
Our world is not at an end because we lost a game in October. Nearly every team has a bad patch and our level dropped after the international break, however it is how you react to it that matters and maybe it will bring the focus back, it is going to be needed in the coming games.

There are injuries to contend with but the players available are definitely good enough to beat Huddersfield, there are no excuses for their lack of focus yesterday. Remember, all is not lost, it is October and a team that puts a run together post Christmas has every chance, even though I expect us to finish top 3, possibly second, rather than win it.

Everything is not rosy, mind you. There are continuing concerns for me on what the club aims and goals are, especially compared to that other mob in Stockport. Jose made it very clear he wanted a wide attacking player, yet the club didn't deliver one, Woodward is accountable for that. I suspect Jose may have wanted a full back as well given our situation. We needed goals and threat from the right side, yet why was this not secured, why was our manager not supported?

I think the answer may be in the aims and goals for the club. Compare and contrast with City; they seem to have an aim to be the best in Europe, facilities, team, youth everything. I look at my beloved club and see corporate goals, turnover, increase the value of the brand, make money, make more money, asset value, share value. An Accountant runs the club, it seems our goal is to ensure the owners maximise their asset. Where is our ambition to be the best? I think that is rankling with Jose, he has to send a team out with players who wouldn't get in City, Chelsea or Spurs teams, yet the Accountants will be happy and that my friends is where we have a big problem.

Red Man

1.) 22 Oct 2017 10:05:17
Agree with a lot of that Red Man - but Jose has been more than backed. He has spent a fortune on players, over-paid for many and frankly our U23's would give Huddersfield a good game (if Jose wasn't managing them) .

Jose is like a kid at Xmas who is annoyed with his parents because he got an XBox, PS5, Iphone, but they forgot to buy him a remote control car it was the worst Xmas ever for that kid, as he bitches and moans to his best friend who happens to have been given a lump of coal. There is a reason he leaves clubs after a few years, he is an ingrate and will always look to insure himself by making claims he wasn't full supported - just like LVG did and many others. For the money he is on he should be delivering with 0 in the transfer budget.


2.) 22 Oct 2017 10:24:04
Hard to blame the owners redman we have spent well over half a billion since fergie left which is more than Madrid or Barcelona or Munich . We don't have bad players but we have very few great ones . The money spent would equate to more than 50 million for every position and when u consider de gea smalling Jones and Valencia were already there and rashford and lindgard didn't cost anything then it indicates we haven't done great business compared to others . Left back and right side attack are still needing to be addressed and the midfield drops a few levels without pogba. De gea and pogba are our class acts, Bailly Valencia and matic are good players, rash martial and lukaku lots of potential but how many others would people be gutted if they were sold or replaced. The others aren't bad players but I'd question top draw.


3.) 22 Oct 2017 11:02:44
If I'm honest you have one great player in de gea, a few good ones but in reality bar him who else would get into city/ Real Madrid/ Barca team? Don't take this as a slating I'm offering legitimate debate, united teams of old have always had more than one great players, the arguement wasn't 'who'd get in city's team' it was 'who would get into the united team'. At the minute I could safely say Coutinho/ mane/ salah maybe firmino and can would make it into the united team, if lindelof gets a game I'd say lovren too 😂. You have followed what Liverpool did for so long, throw money at the squad to compete but ended out over paying for poorer players. Since fergie left how many signings have really been quality? I appreciate not every signing can be a success but whether it's a scouting issue or what I don't know, maybe throwing tonnes of money at young fellas makes them lose their drive but either way when ibra is back your three best players are your goalie, a young lad in rashford and a 30 odd year old fella in ibra. Top 4 is still wide open I think we'll beat spurs today (we seem to be their bogey team) but I'd say city will win the league comfortably, for the chasing teams it's a case of secure CL football and try buy the final piece again next year. That seems to be the case far too often of late.


4.) 22 Oct 2017 11:18:33
John Barnes,

If you had been posting all season when we had been doing well I would respect posts a lot more than someone coming on telling us how bad we are because we lost one game while missing some very important players. We are missing Bailly and Pogba massively.


5.) 22 Oct 2017 11:45:11
Firmino, Can and Lovren would get into our team you say. Give over don't be silly.
We under performed massively yesterday obviously. Could well be the kick up the backside we needed. Add to that the return of Pogba and our form will again improve.
Then again you will disappear to whatever hole you came from.

{Ed025's Note - im with you will, them 3 have been poor this season although can has potential i suppose..


6.) 22 Oct 2017 13:15:15
RedMan. Exactly what I've been saying. Problem is we're stuck with the owners and Woodward and their systems. The club has improved financially under their stewardship but they have held us back massively on the footballing side.
It really rankles on me when people say we've spent half a billion quid in five years. But they don't say, we've recouped £300 million in player sales. They don't say the club has earned over £1.5 billion from tv and commercial rights during this period.
So the nett amount of money spent is pitiful in comparison to what the club has earned.


7.) 22 Oct 2017 13:19:24
I haven't posted much for a long while.
Can't understand a lot of what's been posted, and abysmal live chat. Team needed support not lambasting.
Get real, yesterday was a matter of two (very unfortunate ) mistakes, not meltdown. Stuff happens - get over it.


8.) 22 Oct 2017 13:22:04
Guys, I think we're being a bit sensitive here. JBLP is a decent poster, who I've always found to be pretty fair-minded for a Scouse fan. Don't think his post deserves that sort of response. Save your opprobrium for idiots like Mighty Reds.


9.) 22 Oct 2017 13:56:24
Shmid if I bought a house for half a billion quid I'd want it to be a good one, it duznt matter what I sold or what my income is . Same as a football team if u spend half a billion it's irrelevant what u recouped or what yr income is, half a billion is way more than clubs round Europe who have a way better teams than we do have spent . Lack of buying the right players I get but lack of investment in the team I don't get. If I give u money for a Chinese takeaway don't blame me if u don't like what u order. Owners don't pick the players they provide the money and they have provided more than most .


10.) 22 Oct 2017 16:04:42
Slate

Take a look what the owners have done before defending them, have a look at the debt and how much has gone out of the club. There was a chronic lack of serious investment for years, SAF relied upon players on board prior to the arrival of the owners and towards the end didn’t spend what was needed to ensure a smooth handover. When Ronaldo was sold the money ensured we didn’t make a loss. Recently it has been panic because reality hit them, yet this last summer the manager clearly wanted a player and they did nothing, it is indefensible.

What have they spent on the ground? Whilst our rivals have improved built new grounds we sat still. There seems no desire to make us the best on the pitch but the best priced asset.


11.) 22 Oct 2017 17:05:34
I don't defend them as owners redman buying the club on debt was a disgrace, I don't argue one bit no stadium upgrades have been made and I'm no lover of theirs, but my point was massive investment in the actual team has been made in recent years and we should have a better team than we do for the sums we have spent . I doubt they had any involvement in what players we bought . Only Chelsea and city in the world have been on a level playing field with us in recent years for transfer investment with Paris now joining this group recently . there are a fair few sides in Europe better than us with way less investment, maybe we could have spent even more on players but that duznt change the fact we haven't spent as well as others . I have no clue how we actually value players or if the manager has any input into what he feels is to expensive and not worth the fee involved.


 

 

15 Oct 2017 16:07:30
There have been some disgraceful headlines, enemy of football being one and I think some seem to fall for it. Yesterday I thought the team looked jaded, players travelling on international duty minds elsewhere where they had clocked up air miles. It's not an excuse but preparation had to be affected, why play such big games straight after an international break?
Arsenal went there and were wide open, Liverpool sat back, picked them off enjoying all the lovely space. The tactics yesterday were almost right but we needed to break far better, it was going to be difficult because Liverpool were not expansive and were waiting for us to commit. We didn't score because we didn't transition the ball well enough from Defense to attack, didn't control the ball when it got up front. Martial and Miki were very poor and it probably highlighted just how good Pogba is at joining the team together, also shows how we didn't buy the wide attacker we should have done

We gained a point at Anfield, whilst rivals Chelsea lost at an easier place to go to and Arsenal did the same. It seems the media would be happier if we had played wide open and been beaten so they can hail the media darlings of Liverpool again, the bastions of all that is good. In all the bluster and noise about how we played it's another game of not winning by the Liverpool manager, maybe the noise deflects away from him but for how long? I am happy with a point from Anfield, but maybe next season our expectations should be higher, for now a point is acceptable.

Red Man

1.) 15 Oct 2017 16:33:37
I said similar RM, next season Jose will have all the players he needs so I expect him to go to Anfield and not shut up shop. It's fine doing that after we score or even whilst it's 0.0 for 75 mins, but expected more at some stage and it just never happened.

That being said Klopp too wasn't committing more forward so he was weary of the counter too. I feel disappointed because Liverpool's defence are useless and we didn't even try to have a go. Have to agree about Martial and Miki though, Martial looked far too casual and Miki was just bad.

Very important we beat huddersfield next week. get back to winning ways ASAP.


2.) 15 Oct 2017 16:41:32
Come on Red Man, its doom for us. Anti football anti entertainment and everything that's anti. One shouldn't back a team when we draw at Anfield.


3.) 15 Oct 2017 18:04:00
I agree Red Man and I posted yesterday that it as a strange old set of results so maybe the international break played a past. However, it I was still disappointed with our general approach. Southampton second half and yesterday second half were not great but over 8 games that's not a lot to worry about.


4.) 15 Oct 2017 18:07:07
Syd
Everyone said that last season but here we are again.
The fact is Jose has, does and will approach games like that again .
He has done it through out his career and to be fair most times it works.


5.) 15 Oct 2017 18:41:07
He hasn't always done this Jred, you are wrong.

And last season we were even further behind in transition.

This winter and next summer Jose should have his chosen team.

Left-back finally sorted, Right attack and probably a CM/ RB and CB.

This team is not complete yet. It was always going to take a few summers to get the team he wanted.


6.) 15 Oct 2017 18:55:33
Why would anyone visit an inferior team with a team you have assembled with hundreds of millions, to go there and park 10 players in the penalty area? Is that what Pep would do? I get doing it when you are missing 3-4 key players and not having the team you want yet (finalised team built by him), but you don't go to play an inferior team with the superior side you have built (chosen) and manage one shot on target. That would be embarrassing. Yesterday was embarrassing, but I could understand it with Bailly, Pogba, Fellaini out and Rash and Jones not 100%.


7.) 15 Oct 2017 20:18:13
Jose has always done it and will probably always continue to do it, he calculates that a point is a good result. He may be a great Manager but he picks games where he settles for a point.


8.) 15 Oct 2017 20:25:12
Syd
No pep wouldn't but Jose is not pep in fact both have very different styles.
He has done this his entire career in fact he has Been far more successful with the underdog statues than the super club .
He has always had a pragmatic defensive style to his game it a big reason some didn't want him at United.
Personally I'm a fan his record speaks for its self.


9.) 15 Oct 2017 20:26:52
By the way no football team is ever complete.


10.) 15 Oct 2017 21:23:08
You are correct, you can always improve a team and a manager will always want to add players, but we have holes in ours which Jose will want to fix this summer and if we had a sugar daddy owner would have fixed last summer. I think this time next year we will have a side Jose is happy with. Shappy mentioned Rose, Fabinho and Griezmann the other day. I think these three are players Jose wants and would go straight into our line-up if they were signed.


11.) 15 Oct 2017 23:44:04
Sorry to disagree Red Man but yesterday was crap and unacceptable.


12.) 16 Oct 2017 07:35:28
Mancman

It was horrible to watch but we had many visits there and got nothing so just putting a point in perspective. How dare we not lay down in front of the press favourites! The champions lost to the worst team in the league, Arsenal lost and City got 7 but it’s terrible Jose who didn’t let the Scousers play that gets the headlines. The fact Klopp held his team back is lost on most because he is still their darling, the press like him, so it has to be Jose’s fault. Teams come to OT and are even more defensive and when they got a point last season no one said their manager was the “enemy of football”. Personally I just like to get that game over with, not because I fear them these days but more because of the hype from the press riddled with Scouse sympathisers and ex players if they win.


13.) 16 Oct 2017 09:54:27
Sorry to disagree again RedMan but it's up to the manager to work out how to beat a team no matter how they set up and play. Jose's comments about Klopp not giving him opportunity to win the game because he kept a three man midfield were depressing.

Is this the future for playing half decent teams? Just reactionary? Liverpool have weaknesses and we should have got at them. For example, we could have pressed better from the front. Lukaku could have bullied and harrassed their defense more. We could have matched them with three in midfield so they were less able to control the game. I know we had midfielders injured but its up to Jose to plan for this sort of thing by preparing our younger midfielders such as McTominay and Pereira with better experience in previous games so they are ready to start at Anfield. Or maybe he could have bought another midfielder in the summer such as Matuidi. There are lots of things the not so special one could have done to try and win that match without playing into Liverpool's hands.

We were fortunate to get a point because Liverpool created more and better opportunities than we did.


14.) 16 Oct 2017 19:58:30
I think it is where we are as a team, we are still short of at least two players plus short in midfield. Matuidi? Didn’t I read rumours Pogba didn’t want to play with him?

We are 15 months beyond the end of a very poor period for the club, we rarely dominated at Anfield under SAF, sometimes scoring late winners after awful displays. John O’Shea as an example. Seems there are selective memories when everything was rosy.


 

 

24 Sep 2017 09:48:52
The top five today are as I would expect for the end of the season, but in what order will it be?

I see the usual negativity posted about our performance, yet it is September, the weather warm, every teams players fresh. Teams can start strong and fade, teams can bang goals in, look great and fade. Lower teams often surprise and win early games at this time. Title winners tend to work together and get through difficult games. I believe defending is also an art, at times in this league you need to work hard and keep the opposition out. SAF teams were built on solid defences.

Timing is the key, playing well in September doesn't win the league but the team that can put a run together post Christmas have the best chance, take points now, stay in the mix and if you play well post the festive period you have a chance. Time the run, you can't play 38 games at the same level.

Despite my prediction in AJH's competition, I still think we are a high quality wide forward short and a full back. I feel we will be second or third but top three would be a good result and top would be a phenomenal achievement by Jose. Jose seems to overate Fellaini in my opinion, I would rate Herrera higher, but the manager gets results, won two major cups in his first season, looks to have us in the mix this season so hold the negativity about how we play at times and trust what is happening at the club. Games like yesterday will be found on many of our league winning DVD's.

Red Man

1.) 24 Sep 2017 10:03:38
I think we have a great chance of winning the league .
Not really scared of any other team out there they all have faults, we have a strong squad no reason why we can't win it.


2.) 24 Sep 2017 10:51:18
Agreed jred. Even though not the best game yesterday, I loved seeing our resilience yesterday and every player working for one another. That's going to amount to a lot of points on the days where we are not at our best.


3.) 24 Sep 2017 11:29:30
A champions performance yesterday imo it's not all about winning 4-0 every week to come through that yesterday (A very poor 2nd half imo) with 3 points are the games we couldn't win for love nor money last season.

We will win the league this season we look right powerful, resilient.


4.) 24 Sep 2017 12:56:09
I had the top 4 as they currently are but you are right that a lot can change, remember how well Liverpool and City started last year. I thInk we can win it but City look a very very strong squad and Chelsea won't be mugs. I think that with us that will be the top 3 but in what order is anybody's guess.


5.) 24 Sep 2017 13:55:28
Agree that we should finish top 3 at least. However, Chelsea are looking very good again and Cuty are scoring for fun (though teams will get through their weak defence)

I think it'll either be us or Chelsea as champions.


6.) 24 Sep 2017 19:46:09
do not despair lads the title is coming home to Old Trafford, the january window will see to that, and also with Ibra returning to fitness in the second half of the season.


7.) 24 Sep 2017 21:50:45
Love the optimism but please let's wait and see til after December. Let's be honest City's movement and speed of attack is the best at the moment by quite some distance and have Aguero and De Brunei who world class players. Chelsea as a unit are very well drilled, have title winning experience and in Hazard have a world class player who can win matches on his own. Liverpool are great at swarming forward but defensively are definitely not good enough. Tottenham are a youngish hungry team who are growing in maturity all the time and have a lethal striker in Kane. We have a good mixture of young and old players and in Pogba Rashford Miki Lukaku Bailly and De Gea we have a really strong spine of a team. We are probably a bit weak on the wings. We also have the manager who is probably the best at getting the most out of his squad. That said and judged purely on what we have seen now I think City and Chelsea are probably ahead of us.


8.) 25 Sep 2017 01:04:20
Pretty fair summing up hendon I agree with almost all of that apart from down the left I think we are incredibly strong, our left side attacker be it rashford or martial have scored in a incredibly high percentage of games, we have scored goals attacking from the right but very few from the right sided attacker .


9.) 25 Sep 2017 15:50:24
RedMan. Good post but I for one will not be wanting to settle for 3rd as that will be failure in my opiniin. We had the chance to strengthen left back and wing positions and didn't do it.
I was disappointed and totally unimpressed by our performance in the 2nd half against Southampton. We retreated and just kept booting the ball up top with stupid clearances. United should be better than that. If we struggle against Southampton and Stoke, then what chance have we got when we play City, Chelsea or Spurs?
I see an improvement in attack but I don't see maturity in the way we keep the ball and control matches.
Also, I'm not of the opinion that City's defence is weak. I think they concentrate more on attack while our priorities are more on defence. I think city will win the league as they'll win more matches and have better players in attack. I would also like to see us contain teams by keeping the ball better instead of the shambles we saw in the 2nd half on Saturday.


 

 

16 Sep 2017 16:34:31
Tomorrow Rooney returns and he should be given a great reception, a standing ovation. I hope he is and the crowd show the appreciation for our leading goal scorer of all time.

There are the arguments about his previous contract dispute, threatening to leave which some feel taints him, but he is a long way from the only one to do that, he was fighting for a better contract. These arguments should be considered but understood given the part Rooney has played in the club honours over many years.

There are disappointments, if he had utilised his talent shown in early years he could have been an all time world great but he didn't. In recent years his play noticeably declined, our memory of him was not so much the fabulous footballer in the earlier years but the struggles more recently. The last contract he was given was ill judged in my opinion, however, the decline in his play shouldn't let us forget what went before. The recent situation has been brilliantly managed without rancour and for that we should be pleased as it enables us to hail one of our legends tomorrow.

Lastly, a little known story about Rooney that I feel is worth airing here. When it became known that one of our greats, Nobby Stiles was struggling with Alzheimer's, only one letter came from a United player, past or present, other than Sir Bobby Charlton and that was Rooney. Perhaps there was more to him after all, just a pity he didn't take that next step to world greatness, nevertheless he deserves acolades tomorrow.

Red Man

1.) 16 Sep 2017 17:22:54
Don't think there is any doubt about him getting a great reaction, he always did at the stadium anyway even when people on here were calling him all sorts. I am looking forward to chanting his name then booing when he gets the ball!


2.) 16 Sep 2017 17:52:49
Not his biggest fan but respect his records with us. He should get a standing ovation IMO.


3.) 16 Sep 2017 18:01:31
I had read that anecdote redman.
Rooney is not the devil he is a very charitable person he raises plenty of money and more importantly gives up plenty of his time for children's charities. He does make poor choices but who doesn't.
He will get a great reception for his service and achievements.


4.) 16 Sep 2017 18:24:54
Great player, pretty unpleasant man. He should and will get applauded for his achievements but as a bloke, he's pretty shocking.


5.) 16 Sep 2017 18:53:55
Like Ronaldo, Beckham etc Il clap him before the game and that's it, no big fuss and certainly no excitement over his return, I seriously could not care less about it, I'm just looking forward to seeing my team and hopefully a good performance and 3 points.


6.) 16 Sep 2017 22:08:10
He drink drives. Hard to cheer someone like that for me.


 

 

04 Sep 2017 20:15:58
It appears we have signed a new young player Artau Puigmal 16. The young Spaniard was named most valuable player at the Mediterranean International Cup where Messi starred at a young age.

In this world where everyone is a "super kid" wondered if anyone had seen him and what their impression is?

Red Man

1.) 04 Sep 2017 21:34:54
Ive not seen him RM but its quite a signing by all accounts. Thete has been significant recruitment this past 18 months of some top teenage talent.
With the way prices are going if you can get the best early and bring a couple tbrough from youths every few years it will become self funding.


2.) 04 Sep 2017 21:16:37
Ronnie?


3.) 05 Sep 2017 09:22:46
Walrus,

Unlikely he is on Fifa yet so doubt he will know.


 

 

 

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26 Aug 2017 07:29:42
Jaimej

For once I agree with you, we need that wide attacking player, a Sanchez, Bale type. I haven't seen enough of Lemar but failure to land that type of player leaves us short.

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12 Jul 2017 08:26:36
Last I heard Arsenal would like Smalling so like Rooney with Everton there is an attraction in part of the deal, at least potentially. Bayern have taken James (thankfully) which ruled out one place Alexis could go but it would leave Arsenal on a huge financial precipice if Sanchez refuses to sign a new deal.

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10 Jun 2017 07:49:41
Leverage is part of business, not having any debt could be seen as not managing the business in the most effective manner.

There is a huge however though. Usually a debt is to enable investment in improving the business, helping it to grow. This debt was not used to invest and improve the business but foisted on us to enable someone who didn't have the money to buy our club and make the club pay for it. Where did the £1bn of loans, costs and interest go? Players, stadium, no it was to fund the managed buy out, wasted wasted money.

The debt will probably sit there eating interest, taking a piece of our income until they sell.

Therefore usually it is efficient to have debt, but not in this instance because it was not invested to improve the business.

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31 May 2017 21:41:53
Club data? I doubt we could be forced to disclose the club's own data on individual players if we didn't wish to. Releasing players for international duty is one thing but club data is another.

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08 May 2017 19:26:41
Maybe measure against the seventies where we won one cup! Try supporting from late 68 after all the fun, 9 years before a trophy, and a relegation thrown in. Try the 80's as well being steamrolled by the scousers. Arrogance was something the Scouse had in the late 80's and it seems some United fans have become bloated by success letting arrogance run away with themselves. Winning a cup should be cherished, there are only 4 a season and we have won one last and at least one this season. Relish each and every one.

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23 Oct 2017 12:46:17
How about an electric cattle prod in the managers seat that if enough of the crowd want more entertainment they press a button in a handset. Appreciate the risk Beast May develop repetitive strain injuries. How about the manager has to shout over the tannoy every 15 mins “are you not entertained” and if the crowd give the thumbs down Jose has had it and the lions are let loose

Just a suggestion.

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22 Oct 2017 17:55:28
Liverpool performances differ widely between Home and Away, we played them at their home.

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22 Oct 2017 16:04:42
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Take a look what the owners have done before defending them, have a look at the debt and how much has gone out of the club. There was a chronic lack of serious investment for years, SAF relied upon players on board prior to the arrival of the owners and towards the end didn’t spend what was needed to ensure a smooth handover. When Ronaldo was sold the money ensured we didn’t make a loss. Recently it has been panic because reality hit them, yet this last summer the manager clearly wanted a player and they did nothing, it is indefensible.

What have they spent on the ground? Whilst our rivals have improved built new grounds we sat still. There seems no desire to make us the best on the pitch but the best priced asset.

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17 Oct 2017 07:36:01
I was not one saying how appalling the performance was nor speculating on Jose’s career.

I managed a team many years ago but it became too much hassle, players not turning up or turning up late and threats if I didn’t play people, or play people in the position they wanted. At times they were not adult like but school kids attitude. It was in pre mobile phone days so my landline phone bill went through the roof (checking on players) at a time when I couldn’t afford it. I changed the way they played, moved a forward to the back and he became the best defender in the league. Still the hassle wasn’t worth doing it long term. No time for coaching badges, just armchair ones.

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16 Oct 2017 19:58:30
I think it is where we are as a team, we are still short of at least two players plus short in midfield. Matuidi? Didn’t I read rumours Pogba didn’t want to play with him?

We are 15 months beyond the end of a very poor period for the club, we rarely dominated at Anfield under SAF, sometimes scoring late winners after awful displays. John O’Shea as an example. Seems there are selective memories when everything was rosy.

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