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10 Apr 2019 07:21:01
Ed's based on the comment below about Lozano perhaps being a Sanchez replacement, is there any firm interest in Sanchez? I did RTP but all I can see so far is that he'd be difficult to move on.


{Ed002's Note - No. As I have explained it will be very difficult to move him on.}

1.) 10 Apr 2019 12:36:02
Thanks Ed.

2.) 10 Apr 2019 12:36:36
Ed002 is it true Sanchez signed a 5 year contract. If, so that seems an excessive contract given his age.

{Ed002's Note - 4.5 years.}

3.) 10 Apr 2019 14:38:16
Thanks ED002. Seems a ridiculous contract to hand out.

Can you give your opinion on Woodward at all?

{Ed002's Note - It has not changed from what I have previously said.}

4.) 10 Apr 2019 17:17:37
Tha is ED, I can't quite remember what you said, I'll try and search.



04 Dec 2018 23:36:04
Do United still hold interest in Mourinho's summer targets such as the likes of Perisic and Alderweireld? Or can we expect a compromise of sorts due to other's clear resistance at signing 'older' players?

If Mourinho is to stay then surely the board either need to go after his targets, or Mourinho is made to shift his approach and target different players which would completely go against who he is and the type of player he has targeted historically.

Can we expect to see any youth players step up as the season progresses or will that purely be down to any injuries to first-team players?


1.) 05 Dec 2018 10:45:22
I suspect we will have a very quiet January window due to the uncertainty of the managers position. We might see a player or two leave if the right offers cone in for the right players (Darmian, Rojo ect maybe) .

But I don't see any significant players joining, at most maybe a youngster or two for the academy.

2.) 05 Dec 2018 15:08:56
I think the same Shappy. When the January window closes we will have a good idea as to Mourinho’s fate.

3.) 05 Dec 2018 15:34:45
I think if a player who is of top quality becomes avaliable such as alderweireld we would still go in for him because even if a new manager comes in, he's not the type of player who can't adapt to a new manager.

But agree we should use the january window to get rid of players. Romero, valencia, young, smalling, jones, rojo, herrera, matic, fellaini, periera, sanchez, darmian etc would probably be for sale before you even get to players who want to leave such as pogba bailly and martial.

4.) 05 Dec 2018 18:02:40
I think we could see a much busier January window in general than previous years. With the summer window shutting early I think there were lots of potential deals not completed because the selling clubs were reluctant to lose players with little time to replace them.
I guess time will tell, eh.



07 Aug 2018 11:41:29
It's getting late in the window but if Pogba does leave in the coming days would anyone take Ramsey as his replacement?

I'm not saying it will happen, just trying to draw names who could replace PP if he leaves.

Last season Ramsey scored more goals, same assists per minute, less shots per goal, more on target, same passing accuracy, less cards. He basically does what we employ Pogba to do but a bit better in a weaker team (! ) .

Probably be available for a reasonable price with 1 year remaining on his contract and would take up half of the wages that Pogba does.

Would anyone else take Ramsey or offer up any other names we've not already been linked with?


1.) 07 Aug 2018 11:49:00
Would love one of the below -

2.) 07 Aug 2018 11:52:51
Big fan of Ramsey if played in the correct position!

3.) 07 Aug 2018 12:26:22
would love Erickson from spurs.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 13:17:21
Prefer Verrati to any of them.

5.) 07 Aug 2018 13:54:34

I presume you mean Eriksen? They want £60m for a defender in the last year of his contract, I imagine Levy would want £250m for Eriksen, no thanks.

6.) 07 Aug 2018 12:56:14
Bolger - iirc we were favourites to sign Eriksen around the time he was breaking through at Ajax but SAF thought he was too slow for the Premier League. I seem to remember us playing Ajax at the time and he did stand out.

He's a great player to watch on his day.

7.) 07 Aug 2018 14:03:12
Pogba is better than all of them. There is nobody we could realistically sign who will be anywhere near as capable as Pogba. Disaster if we sell him.

8.) 07 Aug 2018 14:52:00
yeah GDS that one,

not the phone company.

9.) 07 Aug 2018 14:54:14

he does have the ability to be one of the best, but he doesn't have the work rate to fulfill this.

if we are honest with ourselves he hasn't done anything to warrent the fee we paid.

if players don't want to play for us then just get rid.

10.) 07 Aug 2018 16:46:19
If we sell him we will regret it. I reckon Pogba absolutely does want to play for Utd, he doesn't get used to his strength and doesn't like Mourinho - a very common occurence it would seem. The boy has immense talent, he has ego and he bossed the World Cup with France. Whoever replaces Moirinho (when he inevitably gets the sack) will want Pogba in their team!

11.) 07 Aug 2018 17:37:31
I wish that you are right so72 however I don't think he cares about the club, only himself.

12.) 08 Aug 2018 17:27:50
Pogba has been played in a midfield two and played very well, and then in a three (his preferred position if his large agent is to be believed) and he has flattered to deceive.

I don’t buy into this whole Mourinho doesn’t get the best out of him nonsense. Midfielders should be able to play with tactical discipline and still express themselves. He hasn’t really done that since he’s returned, definitely not at the level FIFA players seem to think he is capable of. I don’t particularly like my manager, but I still have a job to do and I like the company I work for, therefore I do it to the best of my ability. PS I’m not getting paid 300k per week for it.

So regardless of ‘unfinished business’ at United for him, and taking misplaced romanticism out of the equation, he has been a disappointment and done little to show he is capable of performing week in, week out in the premier League. He has bags of ability but I’m not sure he has the mentality to really make a difference at our club. Give me SMS, Pjanic, Modric over him any day of the week.



07 Aug 2017 12:31:14
TFM off to Palace on a season long loan. Potentially good move for all parties.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 13:01:44
Good move if he gets the game time wazza i agree.

2.) 07 Aug 2017 13:29:33
Second that. excellent move so long as he gets game time!

3.) 07 Aug 2017 13:31:35
Definitely a great move, he is only 19 and looks to have stagnated a little not getting any first team opportunities. I think he will get in regularly for Palace and come back a much better player for it. Axel has looked more assured than him when they have played and I think that is down to Axel playing a lot of football last season while TFM sat on the bench not getting any minutes.



25 May 2017 12:20:46
Hi Eds,

You mentioned a few weeks back that Herrera may be available after an incident between him and Mourinho. I'm hoping that has settled down now but there's fresh talk of Barcelona wanting him especially since Ernesto Valverde has worked with him previously.

Is there any truth in this?


{Ed002's Note - Yes there is. Even though the issue has been resolved and Herrera is intended to stay, Ernesto Valverde has him as one of the players he has identified to Barcelona that he would like them to try and get. Barcelona has a negotiating difficulty right now so it may not happen immediately.}

1.) 25 May 2017 12:38:33
Thanks 002.

It would be a shame to lose a player of his quality just as he enters his peak years.

With just over a year left on his contract do you know if talks are ongoing?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea about contract talks Wazza. The situation is as I have explained.}

2.) 25 May 2017 13:03:07
This makes sense. When I've watched his interview regarding Captaincy and a few others around that time, he looked very off and down. As if he knew in the long run he wasn't committing himself for us! I hope he stays. Is De Gea RM no1 target ed/ s? Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid wanted someone else but have settled on de Gea at this time. They have a back up plan as well but that is not going well for them.}

3.) 25 May 2017 13:14:03
Thank you as always Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Wazza.}

4.) 25 May 2017 16:48:00
Cr92, with all respect, how do you know Herrera's mind by him looking down during the interview? Maybe he was just looking for the right words in English.

5.) 25 May 2017 18:48:28
Looking abit off, not his usual bubbly enthusiastic self. I don't want him to go but and it could've jus been that he doesn't feel like he deserves the captaincy or like he's ready for it.




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04 Apr 2019 07:35:47
It's like this page has jumped into a time machine and we're back in November again with all the negativity.

Two defeats in big games and all the progress of the past three months is forgotten. We were something like 11 points off 4th with no chance of CL qualification, now we're in the mix and have a CL QF to look forward to. Best start ever for a PL manager, our best ever away winning streak. Players we all wanted to be dropped have been dropped. Rashford is back on track.

You'd think the last few years would have humbled some of our fans. We can all agree our squad is poor. That's not Ole's fault and he's got a tune out of the players.

We're a lot closer to the top 4 now than before he took over and a busy summer lies ahead.


1.) 04 Apr 2019 08:10:28

I agree, some of the posts and overreactions in the last 2 days have been utterly pathetic.

2.) 04 Apr 2019 08:39:10
I couldn’t agree more. It beggars belief that there’s so much agreement about the lack of quality in the 1st team, yet alone the squad, that people have such high expectations. I just don’t get it. especially as we rock in to a fabulous tie with Barcelona when weeks ago we couldn’t even dream about such a situation.

Get with it people!

3.) 04 Apr 2019 09:12:05
Spot on wazza. It’s a shame because it was enjoyable the last few months. Nothing wrong with people disagreeing or having differing point of views. But some perspective would be nice.

4.) 04 Apr 2019 09:32:35
1) It’s not an easy league. It contains good managers, players and a lot of money.
2) Solskjaer is not an experienced manager and needs the suppprt around him to make it work. From the board to the players. One man alone is never the solution in itself.
3) The squad needs changes and be built with a plan in mind over the medium to long term.
4) United fans are generally very supportive and I hope criticism for some is understood as passion/ opinion by others.
5) Ed’s I find your insights and opinions fantastic and thank you for all your efforts.

5.) 04 Apr 2019 09:33:45
Totally agree Wazza.
Shame on those who call themselves fans or "supporters".

6.) 04 Apr 2019 10:36:04
its the fact that all our hard work over the past few months we have just threw away with the performances in the past few games

some players have stopped performing, where are the warriors that played against psg. giving everything, that is what is frustrating we can play the way we did against psg FIGHTING.

consistency has been the problem all season

OLE has changed the way we play for the better and we were on a roll, injuries affected us and we have not been the same since but we are heading in the right direction but unless we make major changes we are looking at being a top 6 team not top 4.

we are not a title chasing team we have spent mega money and are still way off how many more times does Woodward have to fail with the recruitment, 2 players were bought in the summer when we needed major changes

its not mathematically impossible to still get 4th but it looks like we will be in the Europa again

if in the summer we don't sell and buy the right players it will be another season of top 6 football because we are not good enough to complete at the very top with the best teams.

if we are serious about wanting to challenge it will be a busy summer. that doesn't mean spending 100 million on a player just to make a statement we need the right player to fit the team

but if come august we are still lining up with the same players we will have to except we are no longer one of the big teams in terms of challenging.

but were going to win the champions league so no need to worry.

7.) 04 Apr 2019 13:24:47
Consistency has been a problem all season? Apart from when we won our record number of away games in a row and didn't lose for months under Ole. Seemed fairly consistent then to me. We have hit a slight bad patch but even then we played ok, I can't wait for Tuesday, nothing to lose and the atmosphere should be incredible.

8.) 04 Apr 2019 14:51:25
I agree GDS. Also, we have consistently created chances - even in the games we lost against Arsenal and Wolves in the league, the only thing we failed to take them, otherwise we would have been in a much better position for top 4 or even top 3.

One thing is for sure that it's going to be a interesting and testing time ahead. Next up is Barcelona at home, it's going to be tough but we are UNITED and we can cause them problems on the counter - should be fascinating.

9.) 04 Apr 2019 15:12:25
we wouldn't be in 6th place if consistency wasn't the problem.

its a 38 game season not 11.

thats why we are so far off the top 2. its not ability or for lack of creating chances.

we are consistently making mistakes. i would love to know how many errors have led to goals against us and how many points this has made us drop.

10.) 04 Apr 2019 15:25:13
Bolger, I don't think you can blame Ole for the first half of the season! There was definitely more consistency in our performances after José left. We have a fighting chance now, which was definitely more than we could have hoped for at Xmas.

11.) 04 Apr 2019 16:20:26
thats what i was aiming at noucamp that consistency has cost us this season even pre ole.

i love ole, i'm glad he's got the job he has deserved it, we needed a miracle to get close to the top 4 before he was brought in.

maybe my posts have been misinterpreted

what i was getting at was we were consistently playing at a level that was able to make us go on that 11 game streak and now that consistency from some players has gone and that is the reason we have hit speed bump.

but there's always another game so we must put it right against a Barcelona side that will take us apart if we play at anything less that 100.

12.) 04 Apr 2019 16:34:11

You said our consistency has cost us ALL season, I was just pointing out that isn't really the case, we were inconsistent / dreadful before Ole took over and pretty good since.



13 Feb 2019 07:11:44
Watching Sanchez this season reminds me a lot of watching Rooney after he signed a new contract when we all really knew he was past it.

He gives the ball away far too often, we will struggle to create too much with him and Lukaku in the same team.

He's never been the fastest over a long distance but he was explosive and he seems to have lost that.

He misplaced short passes and his long passes go nowhere near the target.

I was really excited by his signing but it hasn't worked out. We need better backup to Martial and Jesse, that will be proven over the next few games.

Great player once upon a time but now he looks burnt out and we'll be lucky to sell him.


1.) 13 Feb 2019 07:29:48
I too was excited when we signed him but I always wonder in recent times "Where has his pace gone? "
He doesn't seem to beat a man, always tries to turn and gets dispossessed.

2 years back, I still remember Sanchez absolutely destroying Darmian.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 07:37:06
I was also meant to mention that it’s a disgrace to see bottles of beer thrown onto the pitch, I hope those guilty are banned. There’s no need for it at all. Mob mentality.

Di Maria did his best to wind up the fans after their first goal, he was mouthing “**** off” repeatedly. Not a humble bone in his body. But there’s no need for how our fans reacted.

Onwards and upwards to the next game. 1 defeat and 1 draw in I think 12 matches, I don’t think any of of expected that 8 weeks ago.



26 Jan 2019 09:58:59
Has anyone heard from Beast recently?


1.) 26 Jan 2019 10:18:44
The real question is where is Malaga-Gooner?

2.) 26 Jan 2019 10:33:06
Beauty cast a spell on him.

3.) 26 Jan 2019 10:34:45
Rumour has it that the lack of anything to complain about has driven him to madness.

4.) 26 Jan 2019 10:42:43
Fair play to Malaga, doesn't shy away. Was in the chat last night at the end.

5.) 26 Jan 2019 11:11:23
Yep malaga always 1st on to either take the piss or say well done. Mighty come back in May.

6.) 26 Jan 2019 11:19:01
Pure trolling should be banned, banter is fine of course.

7.) 26 Jan 2019 11:44:24
Malaga s a good lad, gives it and takes it, Irish Rover on the scouse page is the same. Mighty Reds not so much 😂.

8.) 26 Jan 2019 12:42:56
Little bit embarrassing from Beast to be honest, I’m sure he will come on telling us he’s been on holiday or unable to post etc but I just don’t understand people who only get anything from being negative, must be such a horrible existence. I am loving it at the moment, all feels like a bit of a dream, we haven’t even gone behind in a game yet, crazy.

9.) 26 Jan 2019 13:15:50
Try being on Twitter, there’s loads of Utd fans like that.



16 Jan 2019 21:51:53
Just over on the Spurs page and I read a great point from Ed001 about the man in poll position to be our next manager.

Poch has a big say on the incomings at Spurs.

Maybe not comparing oranges with oranges as we are talking about two different clubs, but it's an underwhelming read at best.

Lucas Moura
Serge Aurier
Fernando Llorente
Juan Foyth
Davinson Sánchez
Moussa Sissoko
Georges-Kevin N'Koudou
Pau López
Vincent Janssen
Victor Wanyama
Heung-min Son
Clinton N'Jie
Toby Alderweireld
Kevin Wimmer
Kieran Trippier
Dele Alli
Benjamin Stambouli
Federico Fazio
DeAndre Yedlin
Eric Dier
Ben Davies
Michel Vorm

Only really Son, Alderweireld, Alli and (possibly) Trippier who stand out. No others would/ should get near our first XI.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 22:32:36
Maybe bargain buys with his budget, easy say what has he bought but maybe he had to make best of the funds he had.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 22:34:56
Jury is out on his signings. Will be interesting to see how they do without Son and Kane.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 03:41:07
Lucas Moura (hardly flop)
Fernando Llorente (great backup)
Davinson Sánchez (good future)
Moussa Sissoko (under rated)
Victor Wanyama (v good signing)
Heung-min Son (incredible)
Toby Alderweireld (top signing)
Kieran Trippier (good KW replace. )
Dele Alli (incredible)
Eric Dier (good signing)
Ben Davies (good signing)
Michel Vorm (good backup)

Given financial priorites of Tottenham, the club (not just Potch) are doing a pretty good job I'd say.

Do people forget Fergy's record with signings?! Arsen's?

4.) 17 Jan 2019 04:09:25
80-90% of the list seems to be good signings. Especially some of the players are very good backup options.
Alderweirald is arguably the best centre back in the League.
Son, Ali, Sanchez have huge potential.
Trippier and Dier are first choice for England National team.
Moreover, they were purchased at a relatively low price.

5.) 17 Jan 2019 08:39:05
Trip dier aldewireld son alli davis could all get in our team and sissoko sanchez moura and wanayama would all enhance our squad imo wazza.
Would you take sissoko sanchez moura and wanayama ahead of jones fellaini periera and mata? I would in a heartbeat.

Id take trip davis aldewireld son and alli ahead of shaw smalling young martial and sanchez also.
But i suppose its all about opinions.
I reckon we could all put a list together of twice that size costing twice as much of fergies failed signings.

{Ed001's Note - I think none of you got the point I made about the signings. It wasn't how they compare to United players or whether a donkey like Wanyama or a clueless positional 'defender' like Sanchez could get in the United team. That was not relevant. The point was that none of the recent signings did anything to improve the team, each of them is worse than players they replace.

Is the headless chicken that is Davison Sanchez even fit to lace the boots of Alderweireld or Vertonghen? Nowhere near, nor is Foyth.

Wanyama was brought in to replace Dembele! He is a quarter of the player Dembele is on one leg.

Aurier and Trippier have replaced Walker. Walker is not the best defensively but he is still a better player than those 2 put together.

Then there is the entirely average Davies, who is so nondescript at every part of the game who has replaced Rose. I am not a fan of Rose but he is a much better player than Davies.

Sissoko can barely pass it 5 yards without giving it away. Moura is a head down run into blind alleys kind of player who gets a goal once in a while so MOTD fans think he must be good.

There is also a worrying trend with Poch signings, along with them being progressively worse than the players they replace, they are almost all brawn over technique. Aurier, Sanchez, Wanyama, Sissoko, Moura were all bought because of their physicality. None suit the way Spurs play nor did any of them have the technical qualities required to fit in, but they were bought anyway.

Forget Fergie's failed signings, it is irrelevant and I have no idea why anyone is even going there, except they will use any means to defend the new chosen one Poch. It seems he can do no wrong despite failing to win a thing in his entire career, even when every other team stepped aside and said 'after you' to his Spurs team. Even then they just found a way to throw it away and are doing exactly the same this season.}

6.) 17 Jan 2019 09:07:24
Fantastic insight Ed001,
Does Poch have any budget restriction to sign top class players, considering their ongoing Stadium plans?

{Ed001's Note - every manager has restrictions, even Pep. So yes, he does. Are they more stringent than most? They were, but Levy has loosened the purse strings in terms of wages in recent years, and that was the main issue.

They do have a limit on the amount they can spend (as do all clubs) but Poch has always set limits on the amount of players he wants to bring in, so that he can keep the squad togetherness intact. So the limits on that should just enable the club to target more specifically the players they require and Poch wants.

That did go wrong last summer, but that was the first time and as much about Levy not being impressed with the same things I am pointing out and seeing the targets being more of the same, so refusing to overspend (as he sees it) on bringing in players that are not improving the team.

There is a smaller budget than Man Utd, but you could say that about any team other than Man City, Real Madrid and PSG. Though Barcelona have spent ridiculous amounts in recent years, they have gone ridiculously over budget and have put themselves in serious danger for the next few years if they don't sort it out. If any bank would call in their debt, they would be in a very danger of collapsing altogether.

There is money available to Spurs, if they wish to call upon it, though it is reduced by the stadium delays, they still could spend if Levy sanctioned it. Levy is not holding it back for profit reasons, he is simply unwilling to spend on what is deemed the wrong players. All is not entirely well there, which is why I would be very surprised if Poch is not pushing his own name forward for the United job.}

7.) 17 Jan 2019 09:16:22
I’m totally with Ed01 on this 100% and it’s something I’ve been saying to my Spurs fans mates for ages and they slam me for it. However Poch still has his team higher than ours right now so can’t really give him too much hassle.

As for our next manager, I’m not convinved he is the right man, but then again I have no alternatives to offer right now.

8.) 17 Jan 2019 10:09:57
There is no perfect candidate, no matter how hard we may push a certain person forward.

No one person ticks all the boxes, not even Sir Alex was perfect.

What we are looking for in reality is the best fit for the club. Someone who ticks most of the boxes, but they will have areas of weakness, areas that will at times let the club down in someway.

Pochettino on paper looks like the best candidate, he plays good football, he develops young players, he seems to get the club. However, he also hasn't won anything as a manager, he also seems to push forward physical players over technical ones in term of transfers.

That being said, I think it's very hard to judge a manager on the signings they make at different clubs. We don't know how much input they had I'm transfers (although obviously they do tend to have a fair say) . Also the situations at different clubs make it almost impossible to make accurate direct comparisons. Are the club's of equal financial power? Are they located in the same area? Do they have a similar historical prestige? Are they as likely to win titles and cups?

All these things effect whether a player might want to move to a club, how high their wages demands might be and how high their clubs transfer fee demands might be. That in turn has a direct effect on whether that club can realistically sign that player.

We saw that early in on after City were taken over, having unlimited funds didn't mean at that time they could sign any player. Only when the club proved it could consistently challenge for the top honours did players of the highest calibre feel safe in moving to the club.

I think that highlights that it's hard to make a direct comparison.

That said Pochettino has seemed to lean towards certain player traits over others. However, so does every manager. They need certain traits to play the style they want. Pochettino wants his teams to press high and quickly, therefore it makes little sense to sign slower less physical but more technical players as they wouldn't be able to carry out the press as he would want. Mata for example isn't as useful to Pochettino as Sissoko is even though Mata is ten times the player.

What I would say though, is potentially one of the things holding Spurs back is having that intelligent player who can control a game, slow it down when they need to hold on to a one goal lead, or has the ability to open up a stubborn clever defence when you need to get that winning goal. A player like Carrick in his prime would take Spurs to the next level. Yet they don't seem to be interested in that sort of player.

9.) 17 Jan 2019 10:39:19
Another interesting question is whether the players from top bracket prefer to move to Spurs.
For example, would Di Maria and Sanchez have considered joining Spurs when they were at Real and Barcelona?

10.) 17 Jan 2019 11:26:56
Poch has had a thin shoe string budget! There is 22 players in that list and he has made playing time for most, with 6/7 players in the first team and 3 or 4 can do a job when used as a sub.

That's not a bad return? Poch could quite easily sell on players or release without taking too much of a hit.

We have bought app 11 players or more since SAF left. ( Counting of top of the head ) and some would not get into pochs first team or make his bench.

Then we have difficulties clearing our wage bill. Take WR for example as we had to pay a % to Everton to cover his wages!

And other players won't leave because other Managers know they ain't worth 150 - 250k per week. The noisy neighbours battled for Alexis yet did not push after he verbally agreed to move to them, I still think AS is suited better to poor playing style but they cannot afford his 500k weekly without tipping the FFP scales over.

The worst part of all this is knowing Chris Smalling got another contract and is happy to warm the bench. I was sure he was off to wolves when #002 said their was interest.

11.) 17 Jan 2019 11:27:42
Ken, would I take Sissoko, Sanchez, Moura and Wanayama. the answer is no. The United players you compare them against are not good enough for a team competing for the title either, nor are the Spurs alternatives that you mention.

DodgyBanter, Sissoko is one of the most overrated players in the league, bu the simple fact he picks up a salary for playing football. He's awful.

My intention wasn't to turn this into a Spurs v United debate. More to highlight what is a good point; most of Poch's signings have been poor imo, with only 3, 4 at a push, who are good enough to compete for the Premier League title.

Spurs are above United, but they aren't competing for the league. Come the end of the season they will be 12+ points adrift of the eventual winners like they have been every season bar one, when they choked.

That's in a large part due to poor signings and a failure to replace departing players with equal or better players. Poch has still spent close to £300m, and that's with a world class striker coming through the ranks. This is Poch's team now, I think it's right to be concerned about his recruitment.

12.) 17 Jan 2019 12:46:00
Thanks Ed1. Another reason why I'm not keen on Poch.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

13.) 17 Jan 2019 21:11:27
I think Ed is spot on regarding spurs’ signings. Whether that’s down to spurs’ ‘budget’ I’m not sure. I do think he would prefer a higher calibre of player. I however look at where Poch excels. That’s in his man management and development of players. Imo he has developed many of his players. Kane is arguably the best striker in the world and has scored 20+ goals in 5 consecutive seasons I believe. Alli is one of the best attacking midfielders in the league and Eriksen is one of the most creative. No wonder real and Barcelona are after him. Son has been unplayable at times this year and he’s stepped up a level with far greater consistency. Poch deserves credit for this. I do believe he is the best man for the job. He has weaknesses but so does everyone else. However, if he doesn’t get the job then ole should for me. But that should be contingent on keeping Phelan around because he is the key here for me. Great debate guys some really interesting and varying view points.



03 Jan 2019 15:19:51
Good win last night, slightly worrying first half but we remained patient even through a good 15 minute second half spell for Newcastle where earlier this season they may well have scored.

Everybody is saying the players need a rest and I couldn't agree more after 4 games in 12 days.

Reading next and for me this too is an important game for OGS. It's a perfect game to rest players against a struggling Reading team (although a lot of their lost games have been by the odd goal, they're averaging more than a goal per game and haven't conceded as many as some teams much higher up the Championship) .

I think the starting lineup will tell us a lot about OGS, is he confident to go with a youthful XI with one eye on Spurs. Or does he look at the FA Cup as winnable and his best chance of a trophy in what could be a short stint in his dream job?

Either way I'd like to see Chong started on the right hand side with Sanchez given the start he needs.


1.) 03 Jan 2019 16:42:27
I think you’ll see Rom and Sanchez get some much needed minutes for sure.

2.) 03 Jan 2019 23:52:18
Well if Pereira doesn't start against Reading then the writing is on the wall for him.




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19 Apr 2019 09:05:51
Before any of that, we need to let Ole manage the remaining games and wait for the transfer window to open.

Quite a lot of posts recently saying Ole needs to do A, B, and C. We’re all in agreement. He will know as well as us. We just need to wait to see what happens and not get caught up in things we can’t control.




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12 Apr 2019 19:47:37
Pogba hasn’t worked out, let’s move on.

NDombele is impressive and Doucoure is a good watch but the step up will be a big challenge.




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10 Apr 2019 12:36:02
Thanks Ed.




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01 Apr 2019 13:26:56
We could do without Bale and Kroos anyway. Bale would play 25 games a season and command a silly wage. Kroos doesn't work hard enough and I can see him struggling in the Prem. He's excellent on the ball but doesn't fit Ole's desire of being one of the most hard-working teams in the league.

I hope the days of Blockbuster signings are over and we go back to signing younger players with desire to reach the very top.




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24 Mar 2019 08:16:37
Mumbles I don’t dispute that and I agree with you 100%.

Mort was questioning if he’s good on the financial side. He clearly is. He’s got where he has because he’s an expert in his field. Unfortunately somebody decided to give him more control over matters he has little experience with and EW decided to go for it. I don’t think any of us can question his ability on financial matters. It’s football matters where he’s seemingly is out of his depth.





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21 Apr 2019 17:58:08
We were probably going to finish 7th or 8th. Now we are probably going to finish 5th or 6th.

Same back line for years gone by. Different managers. Same results. Forget who’s in charge. The recruitment has been dire and the players we have and have signed are not good enough.




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21 Apr 2019 09:31:58
We should concentrate on our own objectives such as qualifying for the Champions League, regardless of who wins the Prem.

It would be stupid to throw away the last four months of hard work today. A win against Everton and a draw against City would be good momentum going into probably our biggest game of the season against Chelsea in terms of what it means for the next 12 months.




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20 Apr 2019 16:43:43
Touché 002.




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20 Apr 2019 14:27:31
Until after the group stages 002 😝.


{Ed002's Note - I rather doubt Manchester United will be in the competition then.}



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20 Apr 2019 13:33:15
I think it would be harsh to sell him. If we end up in the Europa League we’re going to be playing the likes of Young Boys on a Thursday followed by Norwich on a Sunday.

Those are the teams that Lukaku does well against.

I think he’d be a good option and nobody can really fault his work rate. He’s just not good enough to do it against world class centre halves.


{Ed002's Note - Young Boys will be in the Champions League.}