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17 May 2017 08:37:27
Haven't been on here that long and I pick up the eds and the posters find a lot of sources as very dubious and not reliable but a couple mentioning bale may like a return to England and would prefer a move to utd over Chelsea, anything in this or twaddle .


{Ed001's Note - according to those that know the lad very well, family, friends and former and current coaches of his, at least the ones I have managed to speak to, they all say he has no interest in leaving Spain and is really happy there. Unless Madrid want rid, which I have not heard of any genuine talk of that being the case just yet, it is highly unlikely he will be moving this summer. Money may talk I guess, but this is his dream, playing for Madrid.}

1.) 17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.




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12 Dec 2017 11:05:36
Maybe we are now using the word pragmatic instead of defensive. I don't mind counter attacking and the arsenal game was thrilling, but by the end we had been under siege for large parts of the game and it took the best GK in the world to have one of his best ever games . When we defended in numbers last year people thought a new CB and a good defensive midfielder will mean we don't need attackers back so much . We get lindlehof and the excellent matic but has it really given more freedom to others in big games or do we still have the everyone back approach. When infront of our eyes we can see the amount of possession the opponent's are having is becoming an issue we need to be a bit braver or get a player who can stem the tide, offer some control and help give the opponent's problems getting the ball . Kroos comes to my mind lots of passes rarely give the ball away . I know the ed says savic and soler are the preferred options, I haven't seen to much of them does anyone know the style of players these are .




02 Dec 2017 23:10:56
It's a long time since I enjoyed a match as much as I did today . Loads of great performances pogba and Rom were strong and a handful, young going to world cup if he keeps this up, de gea fantastic, I haven't been a big lingaard fan but take a bow great today following up on a good mid week performance his best game for utd today . Martial looked the part again today to . I think ozil may have won a few utd doubters round today to and would be very welcome on that evidence . That was truely entertaining today credit to arsenal to, best game I've seen in ages.




24 Oct 2017 11:21:50
Hard to put a finger on season so far, kind fixtures, flying start had us thinking have we bridged the gap 6th to 1st in one swoop. A few injuries some pretty negative stuff and duznt look quite as Rosey as it did a few weeks ago .
Last season Chelsea were ahead of the bunch and we were always just behind the bunch . The matic and Costa sales have dropped Chelsea back into the bunch, and we have made that little step to join it . I know pool and arsenal a little behind but when the top 6 have had a similar amount of tussles with eachother I think it will bunch up a bit . The problem is city have lept out of the pack. as much as I hate our approach sometimes I think it may suit European games as like it or loathe it jm can nullify teams and is hard to beat in knockout football hence our cup successes last season . City may find there approach in Europe a bit more troublesome when they meet a team of similar ability who hit back . Let's hope pogba back soon we look so much better with him playing . we have to stay patient with lindlehof although errors he's made are basic and hard to explain away new team or not . Jm got bailey so we have to assume he has an eye for a defender.




23 Oct 2017 11:17:11
I'm not a fan of changing rules in football but now and then they are for the better can't pick up a back pass and 3 points for a win not 2.
Heard someone say why not no points for a nil nil draw, coaches seem able to set a team up in a way that forgoing attacking options they can be difficult to break down . no manager is trying not to score but it's clearly a secondary concern sometimes. not that many games finish goalless so it wouldn't effect the table much but it may effect the mindset of coaches. Games like the pool game millions around the world would be gripped knowing something's got to give not bored . Every coaches gameplay must include a plan to score or there will be no reward . it's just a throw away idea I heard and maybe it's the attacking teams job to break a team down however defensive the other team is . There's been good goalless draws but normally they are pants . maybe the actual phrase park the bus has just highlighted it more and it's always been a big part of football.


1.) 23 Oct 2017 11:32:01
Or how about for every 10 goals you have in the goal difference bracket you get an extra point at the end of the season. So if you finish with a goal difference of +45 say you would get an extra 4 points at the end of the season. If it was +22 then 2 points, +58 would be 5 points.

Surely that would make games entertaining for the whole 90 minutes as every goal would count. No point getting 2-0 up in the first half and shutting up shop. As clearly you have a chance to score a couple more goals.

2.) 23 Oct 2017 11:45:37
I like both ideas, my idea for the manager below was kind of trying to achieve similar things for just Man Utd, but it would improve every game if there was more emphasis placed on winning by as high a margin as possible in every game.

Too many games are attack vs defence at the minute, with defence simply stifling hoping to nick a goal last 10mins. The cost for failure is too high now financially, so these changes could improve the spectacle.

3.) 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.

4.) 23 Oct 2017 12:58:16
Red Man, love it, it's the future!

5.) 23 Oct 2017 14:54:40
Three fantastic ideas. The first two are genius but will need FA approval. Redman idea can be done by pushing buttons and on our wonderful screens at OT, we can get thumbs up for good play it thumbs down for mourinho get your act together.

6.) 23 Oct 2017 16:41:05
I think you should be relegated if you have less than 30% possession or have less than 5 shots on target in five games or more during the season.

7.) 23 Oct 2017 16:54:07
do you think mourinho is holding the club to ransom for a new contract? i just find it odd that the tactics have become so negative and performance levels have dropped so bad since the international break. maybe players are still carrying knocks.

to hear Jose say the attitude at Huddersfield was worse than a friendly is quite baffling and IMO means he has not prepared the team well for the game at all.

8.) 23 Oct 2017 19:42:54
Haha! Redman, the best post iv seen here! Class.



21 Sep 2017 10:57:48
It's took a bit patience but how good does martial look this season so far. He's got true game changing ability . If he continues like this he could turn out to be a snip at the price and lvg correct in saying he was a gift to future managers.


1.) 21 Sep 2017 11:19:47
He looks up for it this year, a few have said he will never be a top player but for me he is more talented than rash (both top young players ) .
Going to be a very good player imo.

2.) 21 Sep 2017 11:53:32
Martial looked class last night, end product/ finishing still needs a lot of work, but he looked on a different level to the rest.

Mata and Lingard looked amazing last night and that doesn't happen too often either (they looked lightening fast at times) . So I think the weakness of the opposition needs to be considered in fairness, because all of our attackers looked like Maradonna in the playground.

Rashford finished very well, which was a great plus after his poor display at the weekend. Glad to see he can move on from a bad performance and not dwell on it.

First half was what I want to see more often. You could tell when Jose switched to 3 at the back for the 2nd half we lost that extra attacking man and the game tightened up with less options for the defence or midfield to find with a forward ball - went boring again - not sure why he did this, it would have been a cricket score the way it was going and Shaw could have easily come straight in for Blind. We looked good still but that was because our attackers could run past 2-3 defenders with ease, doesn't happen in the league of course and I don't understand why he tried this tactic when it was obvious what would happen with it.

Really enjoyed the first half and great for the confidence. Lindelof looked a concern even against that rabble (especially on the ball and in the air) and Blind still looked like he was running up Mount Everest, he literally brings nothing but a body to the table, especially when we have a decent holding midfielder that can find a pass.

Shaw looked overweight and reluctant to sprint backwards at times as well, I can see why he annoys Jose as he just doesn't seem to have a footballing brain at all - first game back you can forgive a lot of things, but I think he has a long way to go still unfortunately. Shame as LB is a vital position and we are just carrying LB's whoever plays there, Young looks ok but against a proper winger he will struggle.

3.) 21 Sep 2017 12:29:02
Not sure why Martial was ever doubted, the lads got it all. Rashford is also top quality but Martial has a higher ceiling. It would be criminal to lose him.

Beast, agree on both Shaw and Blind. Have said for some time now Shaw will not fulfil his potential, he will be gone in the summer. Blind offers nothing. Utility squad player at best.

4.) 21 Sep 2017 12:46:05
I think martials off pitch problems affected him a lot last season hence he struggled. This season he seems to have got his head right.

I think he's got more natural talent than rashford but rashford is mentally stronger.

5.) 21 Sep 2017 13:15:54
I rate both martial and rashford highly, my personal opinion is martial the better player cutting in from the left but rashford the better striker but I like both in either position, with lukaku martial and rash I think the left side and central areas are well covered and we look really strong . I'd still be interested in seeing rash move right and see them all in the same team . Mata looked good last night to but maybe that was a combo of poor opposition and playing more central.

6.) 21 Sep 2017 15:08:37
Great player. Unfortunately had issues last year but looks to be really trying his all. He is extremely talented. Great to see him play so well. Long may it continue.

I just want to see shaw apply himself in the same way!

7.) 21 Sep 2017 17:24:49
He looks well up for It although I thought he was falling into Rashford's trap of trying too hard last night. If our front players are 'happy' to be rotated or rested then we are developing a great forward line. I know it was only Burton but Lingard was also excellent.

8.) 21 Sep 2017 17:56:19
People keep. saying it was only Burton but we've seen many times big teams underestimate or disrespect smaller teams and get knocked out. We approached last night professionally, respected Burton and played well. A game like that with that performance is a good confidence booster. Not that we needed one. But it'll certainly give the likes of martial an rashford more confidence going into other games.




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14 Nov 2017 10:35:43
I'm a big bale fan and would have loved us to get him last summer, other posters pointed out it was to risky as he's injured a lot and now to be honest they are being proved correct . Very hard to justify big fee and big wages .




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17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.




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15 Jun 2017 18:49:14
Danny IL try and offer a view as why a few struggle with morata price . What's causing his valuation people don't see it in his record, sub then 15 in two seasons at juventos then back to Madrid bench again, nobody saying he's a bad player . Is valuation because there's fierce competition for him forcing the price up, maybe but haven't heard much about that . Or finally is price seeming so high cause they don't want to sell, but they seem fairly keen to negotiate if that's the case, maybe they are only willing to negotiate because it's to good a deal for them not to . Personally I'd walk away explore other options and see if there stance changed a little if all interest went because of the price . Hopefully figures of 70 or 80 million is wild paper talk.




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15 Jun 2017 15:18:09
Agree weggy walk away if there's any truth in 80 million we are trying to compete with real Madrid not finance their next superstar by buying there sub. Who else is going to give them anywhere near that, call there bluff and walk away or change target . I'd rather poke up Torino than real Madrid.




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13 Jun 2017 20:49:50
I'm not sure how finishing a country mile behind Chelsea then buying a player off them who they think can be improved upon helps us close the gap . I'd go for kroos I know he's not a dier or matic type but he's so much better than them. A midfield playmaker in the scholes of later years . A midfield 3 of kroos pogba and Herrera as good as any if coached well.





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10 Dec 2017 23:26:09
Surely we need to start getting some real footballers in midfield in the kroos mould and try to gain a foothold against the better teams as we can barely string a few passes together and have next to no game control or possession against the better sides . We had a good start against arsenal but much of the game was like the last stand at the Alamo with the goalie performing heroics and today at home again unable to seize any kind of control .




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01 Dec 2017 20:19:21
I'd be disappointed if England didn't atleast make the quatre final even if they lose to Belgium surely Panama, Tunisia and probs Poland in first knockout round is very achievable, if we were to handpick a route to the qf that wouldn't be to far off . Italy, Holland and another British or Irish side not being in are a big miss.




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28 Nov 2017 18:03:08
Both martial and rashford can be a bit inconsistent but they have alternated between them for much of the season the same position and the goals yield between them is pretty good . Whether playing left side is rite for them is a debate regarding delivery but they do offer a goal threat . Greizeman hasn't pulled up many trees on the pitch this season.
Martial shows enough to me to think that could come back to bite us in the arse one day if we sold him I hope we stick with him . If we got similar results goals wise from the right as we do the left we would be pretty potent .




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20 Nov 2017 13:23:34
Mighty red draws you into a battle of wit but then you have to pull back as you realise he's an unarmed opponent.




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20 Nov 2017 13:00:32
Do you write that in crayon and get yr mam to type it, if u managed yourself get off your mams phone we don't want you getting into trouble with her . Pepper pig is on soon be a good lad or you know who won't come at christmas.