Manchester United Rumours Member Posts

 

The Beast's Profile

Current Avatar:
The Beast's Avatar
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing


No Profile Picture uploaded

Team: Manchester United


Where from: England


Favourite player: Evra


Best team moment: Recent times: the Scholes last minute header against City, RVP against City and Martial against Scousers.


Interests:


Timezone: (GMT +1:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris




The Beast's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To The Beast's Posts

 

 

To The Beast's last 5 rumours posts

 

To The Beast's last 5 banter posts

 

To The Beast's last 5 rumour replies

 

To The Beast's last 5 banter replies

 

The Beast's rumours posts with other poster's replies to The Beast's rumours posts

 

13 Jan 2017 19:14:26
Hopefully this Costa incident is the trigger for the much needed Chelsea collapse. Win on Sunday and everyone will be scared that we are coming for them.

The Beast

{Ed025's Note - my fear beast is that they may make a move for lukaku now, he would jump at the chance imo mate..


1.) 13 Jan 2017 20:52:24
We, I really don't rate Lukaku, I know he can sometimes bully CBs and score dramatic goals but generally he looks like a fat lump blundering around. Just my view of course.

{Ed025's Note - thats very nasty and short sighted of you AJH...but very true.. :)


2.) 13 Jan 2017 22:07:38
He's like that heavily made up blonde on a night out who looks very tasty until you get her into the light, beer googles at their most seductive.


3.) 13 Jan 2017 22:10:18
😂😂😂


4.) 14 Jan 2017 03:46:48
If costa is sold or even just has a falling out with conte, we really need to beat liverpool, as i was hoping and i think most utd fans will agree, if we aren't able to win the league it is better if chelsea do it rather than one of city or liverpool.


5.) 14 Jan 2017 11:16:54
Lukaku is perfect for Chelsea's system but he's no Diego Costa. I can't see them letting him go this January though although a summer deal makes sense.


6.) 14 Jan 2017 12:13:23
I know Costa is expensive but £80 million for a coffee is just ridiculous.


7.) 14 Jan 2017 14:26:04
I'm not sure about timing but I read that the Chinese are going to be clamping down big time on the money being spent by their clubs, as a means of capital controls (just doing it with Bitcoin now) . So maybe there is a major timing factor involved, possibly a one time opportunity for the start of their new season.

Possibly why the amounts in question seem so desperate and why Costa is trying to force a move now. Just speculating of course.


8.) 14 Jan 2017 19:56:59
Costa isn't trying to force his way out.


9.) 15 Jan 2017 01:30:24
i hope costa stays where he is (and stops scoring) because if he leaves they might bid for moussa dembele of celtic.


10.) 15 Jan 2017 13:36:29
hmm Jackson, who knows what to believe. Quite a coincidence we were only talking of something like this the other day. That said you still smashed Leicester and have a £30m striker rotting on the bench, so still need a few more spanners in the works to give us a sniff.


11.) 16 Jan 2017 19:38:40
Hope he stays. He's saved my dream team this season.


 

 

01 Jul 2016 17:29:56
I just read that Neymar signs a 5 year deal, but his buyout clause rises the further he gets into his contract, this seems odd to me is it odd?

It's almost as if they are telling clubs to come and get him now if they are interested.

Does anybody know what his buyout was prior to the new contract? It's now £167m for the first year, rising to 186m 2nd year and then £209 for the third), on the Beeb.

The Beast

1.) 01 Jul 2016 18:07:30
Not sure but this deal is pretty sensible from barca, with teams like palace throwing £30m at Marseille for that Belgian lad who knows how much players will be going for in 5 years, it's gone even more ridiculous this year.


2.) 01 Jul 2016 18:08:46
Beast I don't know enough about buy out clauses but it makes great sense for the owners as under normal circumstances the players value decreases as his contact runs down. It also means that they will be in no rush to Renew and give him another rise in order to uphold his value.


3.) 01 Jul 2016 19:34:13
Great points guys, hadn't even considered that in my haste.


 

 

10 Jul 2015 16:38:30
Hi Ed's - I am a regular contributor to the site as you may know. Several people ask about a fantasy football league each year and I have been part of one for the past 4/5 years, I can vouch for the credibility of it. I didn't want to post on the website without your permission first, this is what I want to post, do you mind?

"I am part of a dream team league, ran by a chap called Andy. I have done this for the past 4+years and it works a treat. You pay £50 upfront and each month there is a prize for manager of the month, the remaining money goes into a pot for the top 3 managers of the year - all registration fees are redistributed to winning managers. I have personally won a few managers of the month and have been paid appropriately. This is just a group of guys coming together and nothing formal/company orchestrated, so if you want to join the league the code is 90970-25762 (it is the Fantasy Premier League). Andy will provide you with his acct details if you join and over recent seasons we have had over 50 people in the league – it was primarily a group of friends but I have asked him if he would mind me opening it up to my “banter buddies” and he has no problem so long as it causes him no issues"

The Beast

{Ed002's Note - Sure, no problem.}


1.) 10 Jul 2015 17:24:08
Super Beast, Might join you on that .


2.) 10 Jul 2015 19:35:39
Now I'm confused yesterday someone was going to setup a FF competition for the lads all here at no cost, I think that £50 is a tad steep especially when in euros it's 70 or more for your one Beast.

Now I'm not a tight git but I try play the FF gig and more times than not forget to change players etc, as I get caught up in stuff at home or within family homes doing repairs etc so miss a lot of the tactical changes lol!!

If we were to set up a MUFC page FF competition and at a cost of €20/25 I would enter it no problem


3.) 10 Jul 2015 20:02:09
Pyramid Scheme!


4.) 10 Jul 2015 23:10:25
We had one for free last season, not sure who set it up but we had over 70 people in it from this website.

The one I am talking about has cash aspects attached so obviously won't be for everyone. I throw in £50 with this guys league because if you win a manager of the month its normally £80-£100, then £1k or so to overall winner.

Horses for courses, I just put it out there as some people were asking and I have always been paid on time.


 

 

21 May 2014 19:30:13
Keeping with the trend of being a bit left field today.

Does anybody know what the situation is with Yarmolenko & Konoplyanka. They obviously both play in Ukraine (Europes South Sudan at the minute), so with all the unrest I don't know what this will mean for their domestic game, would Kiev & Dnipro be up for selling and if so would they finto LVG's system?

The Beast

{Ed002's Note - Konoplyanka is available and there is a lot of interest including from MU.}


 

 

 

The Beast's banter posts with other poster's replies to The Beast's banter posts

 

10 Nov 2017 04:56:50
It amazes me how the same people that backed LVG to the hilt despite his obvious unsuitability, are now doing the exact same with Jose because of a slight improvement in league position. And some miss-placed loyalty, a manager should earn the fans loyalty not demand it for simply signing a contract for mega bucks and looking like they hate every second of being here.

Give anybody with half a brain hundreds of millions to spend and they will show some sort of improvement. It seems to me that a lot of fans are setting the bar too low, they are judging Man Utd on what Moyes and LVG did to the club and then giving Jose some free pass for slightly improving on that period.

The board got two appointments very wrong (Moyes and LVG), why is it so difficult to believe that they got a third one wrong? We aren't in these interviews or part of that decision making process, but I could tell by watching the melt down at Chelsea under Jose that were taking a huge risk - from the get-go things have looked weird with Jose at Utd, everything about his demeanor seems like he is here for all the wrong reasons.

We won a couple of cups last season that 5 years ago wouldn't have even registered on our radar, we act like they were some great success - look at who we played and how we played in those cups! We would have been playing our reserves in those cups under SAF, like most other elite teams do, not virtually a full strength team. Even Burton fielded their reserves against us this season!

Jose has been backed to the hilt, maybe he wanted more and didn't get it, so what he had more than almost anybody else and we look like we are going backwards fast at the minute! My advice is to ignore all the spin and hear-say in the media and just watch the games and the man, it isn't right. PSG could do us a massive favour here, the fans need to realise the grass we are standing on isn't even green, it's more a light brown!

The Beast

1.) 10 Nov 2017 06:35:01
Ok Beast. Take out Jose and bring in who? Besides Ancelloti i see no one with the pedigree to be a Manchester United manager in the current turmoil. Before you give me Poch, kindly enlighten me on his achievements to be able to be considered for the highest job in the football world.


2.) 10 Nov 2017 07:22:32
Here we go again.
Beast, you are entitled to your opinion, but I will stick with mine. It was always going to take around three years to to undo the damage and correct years of inadequate investment in the squad. I think you just have to forget the money largely wasted by Moyes and LVG.

As regards the vast sums being shelled out now, José is playing catch-up in a vastly inflated market so comparisons are re not like for like.

I expect that while results have improved overall when injuries are not an issue, realistically we may not see a real change in style until the squad begin to settle down until early next season after the summer transfer window.

Chill Beast the money spent is not affecting your personal bank balance.


3.) 10 Nov 2017 07:27:57
Like many, people are still living in this "fergie" mentality dream.

Times have changed people need to stop living in the past and constantly comparing to Fergie.

Judge the manager at the end of the season not 11 games in


Jesus.


4.) 10 Nov 2017 08:02:25
I disagree with this comment Shan, I'm fed up of the whole it takes a certain pedigree to manage united, we have tried that now, van gaal will sort this mess out. mourinho will fix this shambles. who cares if poch hasn't won anything? He's clearly a top class coach. If Zidane can go managing Real Madrid without winning anything, and conte can go to juventus without winning anything, then why does it matter about pedigree?
Beast is absolutely spot on, we celebrated winning a trophy that we mocked Liverpool for getting to the final of the previous year.


5.) 10 Nov 2017 08:30:02
Mac it's a good post that.
Also why are we in turmoil we are making money, spending money great fan base the club us in a great position.
Look at the mess conte took over at Chelsea then won the league.


6.) 10 Nov 2017 09:46:20
I’m confused why people keep saying we are turmoil. People seem to forget what’s happened and just judge us on the last game, West Ham are in turmoil, Everton are struggling with Europa league and the league like we did last year, they are in turmoil. We are 4/ 4 in champions league and 2nd in the prem, a lot of clubs would pay a lot to be in this kind of turmoil.


7.) 10 Nov 2017 09:46:30
Agree with Bolger here. As hard is it is to take we are no longer the dominant force in the league. All our rivals have strenghtened and have top class managers and the league is stronger than it has ever been. Our era of dominance was always going to have to end sometime. That does not mean we should not have ambitions to win. But times are different now and we have no right to win. The 3 years of Moyes and lvg set the club back light years in footballing sense. Jose has inherited a falling giant and whilst he has not been his charismatic self, he’s done a decent job to get us to where we are. I agree with beast his demeanour has not been Jose of old and if he goes then I do not think it would be the end of the world. But whilst he’s here he has my full backing and that’s all we can give as fans. Let’s support the team that we all love and see how the season pans out. Let’s just enjoy it guys because come May we could be sitting here a few trophies.


8.) 10 Nov 2017 10:05:01
Agree whole heartedly with GDS2 and bolger.


9.) 10 Nov 2017 11:03:17
Does anyone else get the feeling that since José has arrived, his stay has always felt, I don't know, a bit temporary, as if he's only passing through. I want to feel attached to my manager, and see that his heart is in it. I just don't get that with José. I still think he's doing ok, and at least setting us out on the right track again. I just still can't see him as OUR manager, every time I see him in the dugout, or in interviews. This is just a rambling personal opinion, but the whole thing just feels a little transient, from the staying in a hotel, to the flirting with PSG. I want to love the guy, but he's making it very difficult.


10.) 10 Nov 2017 11:12:33
It's nuts, we are obviously not in turmoil .
People are making it out to be the impossible job .
All this talk of the club being in a mess, it will take years to turn it round, we need a big rebuild?

We are second in the league, the club looks set up to be successful imo.


11.) 10 Nov 2017 11:24:34
GdS you only have to read the posts on this page to understand the word "turmoil" mate. We are trying to put ourselves back in the league of champions.


12.) 10 Nov 2017 11:31:16
Definitely Stevie. It's like it was on his bucket list, but that bucket list was written a long long time ago and he has changed since then. I used to want to sleep with Pamela Anderson, now it lacks that appeal it once had!

He talked up the chance to manage Utd so much he kind of felt he had to do it when the opportunity presented itself, I can imagine a scene where he is drinking with SAF and gave his word of honour that he would take over when offered the job - he's now done what he promised and wants to move on. That's what it seems like anyway, the reluctant hero, Uthred son of Uthred.

He would probably see more of his family if he went to Paris, bet they would let him fly in and out of London every day and change training times to facilitate it.


13.) 10 Nov 2017 11:45:16
99
It's a different angle that, never mind is jose doing a good job, right man etc, does the bloke look happy?

Still living away from the family, Manchester is a bit different in lifestyle to Madrid or London.


 

 

05 Nov 2017 15:49:14
So it looks like 5 at the back. In for a long night.

The Beast

1.) 05 Nov 2017 16:13:28
You didn't think it'd be 352?


2.) 05 Nov 2017 16:18:22
Ball hasn't been kicked and you are already crying.


 

 

22 Oct 2017 09:33:27
Here's my twopenneth. This type of result has been a long time coming. We have been dicing with death virtually all season. Most of our results have flattered us. Best two performances came against West Ham and a woeful Burton, I missed a couple of the CL games because of being on flights, but I read similar stories about our standard performance.

The majority of the rest have been slow, turgid displays with momentary moments of brilliance. I have been saying for a while that Jose simply relies on keeping teams out and then us nicking a goal, exactly what LVG did before him - he just had more money to spend and is a more astute manager, which is why there is a slight improvement from the LVG tenure. It simply isn't good enough, teams are always susceptible to making a mistake or two and we never looked like coming back.

I get that people are saying the past couple of weeks haven't been good enough, but look back over most games, the only difference is we didn't make big errors at the back in those, which are just freak instances. The actual performance was virtually identical to what we have seen all season. We have beaten a lot of mediocre teams this season, the tough games are still to come so the league table flatters us as well.

It's rare that we will lose these games to be fair, so I'm not too bothered about this one off defeat. The principle is the way we set-up and play, at least nobody can say "well we picked up 3 points and that matters more than the performance" which I have been reading since August! We have started to use up that silver lining that most of us took for granted.

Where is this letting off the leash that I heard all the time with these 4-0's (which were not players being let off the leash, just rare moments of quality)? Again those wins were flattering, blitzes which can happen from time-time. For a team full of supposed creative players we are embarrassingly predictable and my original fears about Lukaku are blatant. We have no linchpin to work off and he is so isolated. he doesn't know how to make space for himself and our players are so slow to support in numbers we may as well not play with a striker. We don't trust him and our wide players don't know when to attack and when to sit, just like our midfield.

Boring boring Man Utd. Almost every game is a hard watch. Well done Huddersfield, capitalised on two big mistakes and did what every other team does so easily against us, limited our chance creation and exposed a very negative cagey team for what we are.

The overall performance levels have been below standard for a long time, it's only because we lost that people are concerned, there should have been this concern when we were lucky to beat teams as well because it was papering over a lot of cracks.

We have seen what the team is capable of, I would be asking serious questions of the manager and players - why can they deliver West Ham performances one week and then for the next 12 deliver the dross we are being subjected to? Saying that West Ham aren't exactly pulling up trees this season, so maybe that was a bit misleading being the first game of the season and all.

The Beast

{Ed025's Note - you sound like a liverpool supporter beast but its hard to argue with most of that, for me its the managers tactics that have been at fault but yesterday the players let everyone down with their lack of passion and commitment and they all need to take a long hard look in the mirror this morning mate..


1.) 22 Oct 2017 09:59:48
Ed - I saw no difference in the players this week to the other games I watched this season. If we hadn't made those freak mistakes and won the game 1-0, there would no mention of players attitude anywhere. It's another cosy excuse which can be swept under the carpet if we hammer Swansea on Tuesday, the managers negativity is rubbing off on the players for sure, but that has been the case all season.

It's ridiculous to me that sweeping statements are made based on whether we win or lose a game when a game can be won or lost on account of freak moments. The performance yesterday was an identity-kit of 90% of this seasons performances, we just didn't freak blitz Huddersfield to win 4-0, and they jumped on two freak mistakes that aren't normally made.

Maybe Liverpool supporters do sound like me, but I assume that's because we are playing like Liverpool over the past 25 years and have been for a while. Maybe this is what it's like to have seen a team you loved slowly turn into something you would despise if you hadn't originally loved them. If I were a neutral I'd turn off the minute we came on the TV, our manager is horrible and our performances are horrible. I just hope we get through this boring period of our history and get back to being Man Utd, we have shown that you can't buy class, maybe we will go back to making it!

This wouldn't be nearly as bad if we hadn't seen what the team is capable of. I can't wait for Woody to go, he keeps choosing the supposed safe option because sponsors need safety - it doesn't always work like that, especially in an evolving sport. It's like supporting England at the minute.

{Ed025's Note - but to be fair beast utd have laid out copious amounts of cash on players so i dont think its the spending thats the problem, im with you on jose and have said from day 1 that him and united were not a good fit, most of your post is spot on for me mate but some will call it negative and im sure you will be advised to go and support city by some who cant see the wood for the trees..


2.) 22 Oct 2017 10:49:39
Beast, I understand your view and agree up to a point. We have flattered to deceive but if we keep doing that and scoring 4 goals every other week then we will be ok.

My issue is we have good players who are simply not playing well. I don't like the lack of pace and movement and we have been relying on individual sparks to get us results wh Ch worked initially but is not an issue.

I think we have progressed but not as much as some think / hope we have.


3.) 22 Oct 2017 10:25:41
Good man Ed - yes I will wait for those suggestions, but I don't think my fellow supporters will be as quick to lynch me as usual because there has been a wind of change over recent weeks - hopefully we can call a spade a spade without being called a horrible 'spadest' now.

Jose has been more than looked after in the transfer market I completely agree. A top manager shouldn't need all the support he has been given, but he has had a hell of a lot and I'd question what he has delivered with it so far and more importantly looks like delivering. Money doesn't buy happyness, works in football and life, difference is in life money can buy entertainment! His demeanor hasn't changed a jot - here for the money and nothing more imo, out of ideas unfortunately joined us 5 years too late.

{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with that mate..


4.) 22 Oct 2017 11:53:40
I agree with all of that Beast. Mourinho blames the attitude of the players and like you say; he doesn't ask why they lack the desire and committment.

So, is Mourinho the problem? If so, what or who is the solution?

I think it's unlikely Mourinho will change his negativity and we can't truly challenge if he doesn't trust his players. I feel umcomfortable talking about another change of manager especially as we won two cups in Mourinho's first season but the writing is on the wall so why pretend otherwise. What really gets my goat though is there is no need for the problems that Mourinho brings. He has a great squad of talented players but he sets them up in a restrictive way. Add to that his grouchy demeanour and its no wonder there's doom and gloom.

Ancelotti is without a club and I think his relaxed, positive approach would be a breath of fresh air and much more suited to Man Utd. He is also adaptable and sets his teams up to get the best out of the players he has available.

Alternatively, we can keep Mourinho to the end of his contract at the end of next season. He will probably spend enough money to make us a better team but not a very happy one. Then we have to hope that the we can attract a manager who is more suitable for Man Utd and there is no guarantee about who will be available.


5.) 22 Oct 2017 13:05:54
Beast. Couldn't agree more. I wanted mourinho when Fergie retired as he's a no nonsense manager. Chelsea always played with calculated aggression and I can't remember many matches where they lost due to lack of effort.
But this team has been playing like this for some time. I don't think we should change the manager and if we do, then we have to get someone with United DNA inside him. Pochettino is the only one I can see out there.
But in the meantime, the players AND manager have got to take a hard look and change their attitude and mindset. The days of draw away and win at home are long gone. Problem is the new mourinho doesn't seem to want to change.


6.) 22 Oct 2017 15:42:10
Jose looks like a man that knows he can't beat city that's why he wants to go to Paris and win the league again to say he s still the best you can't play that negative football with United and then blame everyone else.


 

 

18 Aug 2017 16:57:26
I have a sneaky feeling Countinho will go to Barcelona and Mr. Doesn't Understand Inflation (Costa) will be his replacement. This will make Liverpool stronger imo. No info just reading between the lines. I'm pleased two of our main rivals for the title are going to be messy for the next few weeks.

The Beast

1.) 18 Aug 2017 17:48:23
Liverpool if I'm assuming I'm reading that correctly? Are no rivals for the title especially with our ongoing mess regarding van dijk. We are a shambles at the back and still need IMO a top midfielder. City and spurs will push united. Whether coutinho stays (he's staying in my eyes) or goes it makes little difference to the shambolic defense. Younger Arnold is the only positive in that defence. Other than that we have two centre backs with no organisation, no communication and no positional sense when under pressure
As for mignolet? He's an average keeper and terrible distributer of the ball. He's takes out more kid's in the stands than finding our own players.


2.) 18 Aug 2017 17:49:42
0% chance.


3.) 18 Aug 2017 18:01:26
Yeah Liverpool Big Al. You are ropy at the back for sure, but I don't think that will matter too much this season as there are several quality teams that will dominate most games they play, when they play each other it will be a toss of a coin most games.

I think we will storm away to start and you lot with the rest will be playing catch up all season. Costa will be like a Suarez for you guys if it happens, just the way he was talking today about Athletico running out of time made me think that Liverpool will be in for him if they sell Coutinho - they have to take the money on offer it's ridiculous and they don't want an unhappy player. Liverpool will want to make a big statement if they lose him and an out and out striker like Costa would probably tick the box for £50m.


4.) 18 Aug 2017 19:00:22
I agree with that Big Al. What are your thoughts on Mr Klopps time at Liverpool so far?


5.) 18 Aug 2017 19:01:22
For me they are mental turning down £113m for Coutinho. For that money surely you would expect one of the top 5 most influential players in the world? Coutinho isn't in the top 5 players in the league when it comes to consistently influencing matches. For me I don't even think he's Liverpool's most influential player as Mane is a constant threat in most games where as Coutinho drifts in and out of games. He's just as likely to produce a piece of magic as he is to do nothing at all.

With that money they could sign a proper centre back, a forward and a Coutinho replacement. At that point they'd be a much bigger threat.


6.) 18 Aug 2017 19:17:13
Just another example of the simply ridiculous money floating around this window £113 mil for coutinho! Really?


7.) 18 Aug 2017 19:37:21
Bargain Deano! And DeGea will leave for £46m apparently.


8.) 18 Aug 2017 21:35:50
On klopp he clearly has his faults. One of them illegally approaching players that has made a certain to be Liverpool player possibly a Chelsea or elsewhere player in van dijk. If we fail to sign van dijk there's no owners or club to blame. Just klopp on that one. Also it looks as though he wants a top midfielder in. Keita would be an excellent buy but even that's looking unlikely. His club don't want to sell. So if the window ends with no further incoming players and especially those targets missed out I can't see us having really improved. Our backline is just criminal to be honest. It's not acceptable at a club like Liverpool to have mignolet in goal. Again klopp bought karius who made a few blunders and pulled him out. BTW karius distribution was top class. Sadly he's no confidence in the lad and we're back to problem 1. De gea was a mistake waiting to happen when he first played for United but was given time to truly excel. Karius hasn't.

On the coutinho fee? No I'm not surprised nor even upset at all that we've said no. I've become extremely desensitised to player fees since van dijk was priced at 60 million and fans thought it was reasonable. Same as lukakus and neymars fee. To me it's like monopoly money at this stage. On whether we should sell him as yall think it's fantastic? Absolutely not. It's of no advantage for us to sell at this stage. there's no one available to replace him and that money means nothing in respect to our transfer dealings. Southampton and keitas club don't want to sell so what does coutinhos transfer have to do with that? Plus we have money to spend. We don't need it. Coutinhos our best player and is flourishing into a truly great player. If Barcelona offer 150 I still don't want to sell him definitely not this window anyway.


9.) 18 Aug 2017 21:41:46
Have just heard Barcelona have changed and now have offered 114million for fellani, Jose has turned it down though 😜.


10.) 18 Aug 2017 22:42:26
I can't imagine anyone wanting Costa now, he couldn't be handling the situation any worse.


11.) 19 Aug 2017 00:08:19
I reckon Phil Jones is worth a cool £squillion.

Utterly ridiculous.


 

 

13 Aug 2017 18:06:52
Just wanted to say that this game had so many great signs. We looked under-prepared against Madrid but we looked ready for West Ham.

Exciting times are back, or certainly should be, Of course it was only West Ham and I remember Moyes battering Swansea in his first game, but this feels different, it feels like the squad has depth and we have options. I'm happy to say that for the first time in a long time I believe no team would relish playing us and claiming the scalp that sounded harder than it was in recent years. We broke down a team that we wouldn't have last season and had a lot of room to improve. Happy tonight and roll on Swansea - 6-0.- I did have us winning the league in predictions comp, but my head is with my heart after that showing. Lots to be excited about for once.

The Beast

1.) 13 Aug 2017 18:23:43
Wow. the best sign is that the Beast is happy! The future is bright! Haha.


2.) 13 Aug 2017 18:15:22
It was a great performance, everybody contributed, and bear in mind it will take a few games for them all to get very fit. I thought it was very different from last year, direct, faster paced, and more importantly, last year we might have drawn that game 0-0 or 1-1. It's only 1 game but it was a great one. I like Mata but imagine Martial and Rashford both out wide, it would terrorise defences.


3.) 13 Aug 2017 18:21:53
Agree beast plenty of options and competition we look good .
Lukaku suits our shape as well big strong and quick but plays right up in the 9, gives the players behind space to play in and options .


4.) 13 Aug 2017 18:27:24
Ajh
Potentially it's very very good.


5.) 13 Aug 2017 18:42:30
How nice to see signs of the old Utd coming back. About time too. Just a word of caution I still think we need a genuine quick winger and against decent opposition I think unless Shaw steps up we might be in trouble because Blind is not quick enough. Overall though it's a very solid start. I have a seek feeling we still might get Bale and if we do that will really put the cat among the pigeons.


6.) 13 Aug 2017 18:48:32
We looked fantastic. And we all walked out happy that the entertainment and energy is back. Superb display.


7.) 13 Aug 2017 20:27:17
Armageddon might be upon us.
Didn't see the game, but hearing this from Beast can't be good 😂.


 

 

 

The Beast's rumour replies

 

Click To View This Thread

10 Nov 2017 14:10:46
"Better Call" him to make sure Scholesy.

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

10 Nov 2017 02:59:08
So Jose expects to be bigger than the club, in a nutshell?!

Every manager at every club in world football could point to their team and say "we could improve here", they all want MOAR! Fact is we don't know exactly what has been discussed behind the scenes. I do know that Jose has been backed with mega money both summers, he is paid mega money himself, he is living in a hotel (STILL), his agent or he is flirting with other clubs, he looks miserable most weeks, we play in a way that reflects the managers outward demeanor.

He hasn't lasted long at any club before there is infighting. I'd let the spoiled kid take his out-dated ball back to his house. How can a club like ours be seen to be treading on eggshells for this guy beggars belief - cut him loose, he's the managerial equivalent of a 'footballers wife', nothing is ever good enough, everyone is to blame but himself if things go South and my God he will bleed you dry financially and emotionally as he spreads his toxicity and leaves you in the lurch!

We wanted Jose of 10 years ago, like we wanted LVG of 20 years ago. It could have worked, it didn't, move on to the next contender until we get it bang on.

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

07 Nov 2017 02:57:24
I'd keep Fellaini the rest could go from my perspective. Mata to Madrid B?

I like Herrera but he is a jack of all trades and we need masters.

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

12 Oct 2017 13:01:17
Contracts mean virtually nothing in this scenario, we could just pay him off if we wanted him gone as we did with LVG and Moyes. Alternatively he could just walk at any time as he has so much money now. More important for players than managers imo.

I'd just give rolling 1 year contracts anyway. You only want a manager that is happy to work at the club, and why handicap yourself to paying compensation if they aren't good enough or their heart isn't in it? So I wouldn't extend anything long term, just at the end of each season I'd assess the performance and say ok we think you are worth X amount for another 12 months and here are your targets, take it or Grump off! I'd also only pay a nominal basic, but huge bonuses on achieving the objectives. That way a confident manager will back himself and drive it for the big payday. I'd also do that with players, you only want the ones that truly believe they will do as they claim they will.

It will only take a couple of the top clubs to do this and everyone else will fall in line. No longer will wages be out of control for failures, only the best will be rewarded and kids won't be crippled before they start their careers with ridiculous money without delivering anything.

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

03 Sep 2017 11:40:55
USD probably going to be smashed soon, (already getting hammered), so whilst GBP and USD are weak it may be an opportune time for a deal. Especially with Qatar sanctions and other geo-political problems emerging in Qatar they may want to act quickly to secure more solid overseas assets that aren't dependent on natural gas for example.

The Beast

 

 

 

The Beast's banter replies

 

Click To View This Thread

12 Dec 2017 06:53:56
One midfielder that is just as likely to have a poor game as a good game - sums us up, we've built a house of cards and the key card is a massive gamble every game.

He has had more poor games for us than good ones as well, so who knows which Pogba would have turned up had he been available! It's no excuse, they had 3 very important players not playing we had one!

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

11 Dec 2017 21:52:25
City have looked a class above all season to be fair, above everyone not just us. Aguero, Mendy and Stones missing, players like Bernardo Silva getting 2 minutes, he would be one of the first names on the team sheet for us! We need to change the type of players we are signing, the way we play and the mindset of the manager and players - everything seems to be too happy for just turning up, it isn't good enough.

We could have gotten a result of course, but I think Arsenal would be screaming the same last week, I think we used up all of our luck against them wouldn't you say?

In terms of Lukaku he is proving to be exactly as I thought and why I was so against signing him. Very hit and miss, also when he was getting goals he wasn't doing much else beside that (a bit like Zlatan last season) you need more from a central striker than just goals. So when he is missing easy chances it compounds the problems because he is unable to link properly handicapping our wide players and on the rare occasion a midfielder "dares" to risk a run forward, they are inevitable out of position when the ball is lost within 2 seconds. We also continue to hoof the ball far too much handing over possession against any half decent team.

You can win things like the CL relying on luck and the best team not always being at their best, but I'd rather go down trying to be better than them, not luckier. We were very very lucky during last seasons Europa League campaign beating teams that played much better than us on the day as well. We have been almost too lucky, which has masked a lot of frailties.

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

11 Dec 2017 05:19:58
haha good one CSM, no doubt it wasn't his fault either because the bottle was not given to him quickly enough or at the perfect speed!

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

10 Dec 2017 23:52:08
Monaco manager said it numerous times mate. We need a young attack minded manager, all these "Winners" have had their day, the young guns have studied them, and improved on their mistakes. Give the Monaco manager £150m and we will have us playing like the Utd of Old. As you get older you get more defensive, even happened to SAF.

The Beast

 

 

Click To View This Thread

10 Dec 2017 21:34:37
100% correct. We can't expect to reignite the glory if we play like a damp squib. Out with the bus in with the Ferrari.j

The Beast