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03 Apr 2018 19:12:25
Reports we are in for Ghoulam could be risky Iโ€™m sure thatโ€™s the one whoโ€™s had persistent knee problems.


1.) 03 Apr 2018 21:35:25
Apparently Jose is concerned that the medical staff are getting bored hence he wants Bale as well.

2.) 03 Apr 2018 22:11:57
Does he really have persistent knee problems or is it just this injury that he has now/ is getting over now? I'm looking back on the past 5 seasons and can only see the most recent injury which is long term and a thigh knock 5 years ago which kept him out of a game. I've looked through season by season and game by game and that's all I can find. If he recovers ok from this injury then he could be a good signing from what I've seen.

3.) 03 Apr 2018 21:18:53
Ed002 didn't mention him when he updated us about options of LBs the club are considering, may be if something have changed. Good player but injury records scares.

{Ed002's Note - It has been a year out - high risk.}

4.) 04 Apr 2018 12:00:44
It's potentially a risky move. However, if it we can sign him and he has fully recovered we will be signing one of the best LB's around at his peak.

I remember signing RvN after a similar injury and he turned out pretty well for us, on the other hand Falcao struggled badly.

The thing is we probably need a new LB with Shaw looking increasingly likely to be on his way out.

When we look at other LB's out there all have potential issues.

Tierney, Sessegnon and Aaron Martin are all young and have never played in a league either as competitive or physical as the EPL so they may take time to settle or they might never step up. In Sessegnon's case I don't feel the LB spot will be his position in the long term.

Grimaldo has always struggled with fitness, that is one of the reasons why Barcelona felt they could let him go.

Options such as Alaba, Alba, Alex Sandro, Bernat, Mendy, Kurzawa ect are at top clubs and will be hard/ impossible to actually sign.

players like Willems, or Philipp Max or Jorge are potentially one season wonders and therefore, a gamble.

That really leaves us with Ghoulam, Rose and Gaya. Personally I would go for Gaya. I think he has been excellent for Valencia this season. However, you could question whether he can adapt to a new country. Rose has had injury problems for a few seasons, although he knows the league well and wants the move.
Ghoulam has only had the one bad injury and seems to be coming back well from that, has proven he can adapt to a new league and is in his prime. So I can see why he might be close to a top pick for Jose.

{Ed001's Note - have you really just said Tierney hasn't played in a league as physical as the EPL? Have you never watched the SPFL? The quality may be crap, in the main, but it is more physical than the EPL. Even worse to suggest Sessegnon has not played in a league as competitive or physical! The Championship is the single most competitive league in Europe. It is also a lot more physical than the Prem. Sorry Shaps but that was a nonsense paragraph.}

5.) 04 Apr 2018 12:31:31
Ed001, I said either competitive OR physical.
In Tierney's case I believe the SPL to be physical but certainly not competitive. When playing for Celtic in the SPL a player is a defender in name only, they will rarely ever have to defend. So I feel he will need to move to a more competitive league to fully reach his potential. In that sense until he has he could be considered a bit of a risk. Although personally I think he would do very well.

Aaron Martin has had one very good season in a league which is neither competitive nor physical.

Seesengon I will admit I ballsed that one up, I originally wrote about him in a separate paragraph then decided as he also fitted the young and not tested profile shared by both Teirney and Martin I thought I'd just squeeze him into that paragraph. I do agree with you that the championship is probably as physical and competitive as any league in the world.

With Sessegnon though I feel long term he will make a similar move forward to the wing like Bale rather than continue to play LB.

{Ed001's Note - Sessegnon already has and has said so publicly. Not long term, now. He is a wide midfielder first and foremost now.}

6.) 04 Apr 2018 15:24:47
If you're not careful, you could end up buying Steven from Fulham.



29 Jul 2017 13:00:12
Hi Ed002/ Ed001

Do you have anything new on Matic or Dier to MU

Thanks appreciate it.


{Ed002's Note - I don't think anything has changed. The chances of Dier remain very slim in my view - as for Matic it is a case of agrreing the price and something can be done (and I suspect it will be Dave).}

1.) 29 Jul 2017 13:38:18
I thought Dier would be very difficult as for Matic I wasn't sure if we was still after him as it has gone extremely quiet on the transfer front.

Thanks for info ed appreciate it.

2.) 29 Jul 2017 15:12:06
Nice one Ed.



19 Jul 2017 10:55:06
So reports emerged last night that Marco Verratti wants to bin his agent and go with Mino Raiola and then this morning we've apparently held talks with Marco Verrattis representatives

Who didn't see that coming.


1.) 19 Jul 2017 11:11:37
That would be a good signing.

2.) 19 Jul 2017 11:19:20
Veratti and kroos are my perfect idea of a no6 playmaker. Its not the way jose normally goes he usually pregers a destructive defencive no 6. There are lots of ways of playing the no6 role.
I would pay for veratti what we paid for pogba no issue.
Id also swap perisic for martial in a heartbeat. don't get me wrong i like martial i think he will be a top player but not under jose i feel.
If we sign perisic martial will be 2nd or 3rd choice on the left or 3rd choice cf. So i'd swap him for perisic and invest the dier / matic and perisic cash all on veratti if necessary .
However i'm sure its the papers making up crap and putting 2 and 2 together and getting 22. I am sure ed002 has said veratti does not want the epl and only wants barcalona. But if its on i'd pursue him to the fullest. Let PSG have sanchez and couthino and us have veratti that would be ideal ๐Ÿ˜‚.

3.) 19 Jul 2017 11:25:11
I see where matic has been left out of the Chelsea squad.

4.) 19 Jul 2017 11:32:23
Yes he has leahy. I suspect that he will sign for us as we will pay a lot more than juve.

5.) 19 Jul 2017 11:37:30
Ken. Here we all make mistake mostly. MARTIAL was bought as striker. As no batter winger was available he was deployed there. Now when he can't perform there people brand him as flop. But how many games at a strech he got as Rashford as striker. Without being deployed here and there. He is a striker. Or bought as a striker at least.

6.) 19 Jul 2017 11:49:45

I agree mostly ideally I'd want perisic for now but if Martial where to go I'd only be happy if it was a loan Martial oozes potential so I think it would be a mistake to get rid completely.

As for putting 2 + 2 together and getting 22 is quite correct I'm more of a putting 2 + 2 together and getting 5 kind of person ๐Ÿ˜‚.

7.) 19 Jul 2017 13:02:28
I'd go for Sanchez before I'd go for perisic, that whole transfer now is a bit of a toothache.
The good thing about Sanchez is we already know what he can do in the premiership.

8.) 19 Jul 2017 13:03:52
I know you are Dave. ๐Ÿ˜
Rodio you are entitled to your opinion i think he will do elsewhere but imo i don't see him ever playing consistently for jose. They have polar oppisite personalities. We only play 1 striker and martial is 3rd choice at best. I said the same about adnan after his 1st 3 months and repeated it here for 3 years. I got slated then too. Its just my opinion.

9.) 19 Jul 2017 13:37:21
Leahy, Sanchez is the one I'd be desperately trying for.

10.) 19 Jul 2017 14:21:46
Id bend over backwards for Veratti too, imagine Veratti and Sanchez haha, i'd be confident with that team!

11.) 19 Jul 2017 16:09:48
Would love that Dave but I'll be extremely happy with matic.

Also perisic is a very very good player. As a winger I'd much prefer him to most as he hugs the touchline and will get countless assists.

Sanchez is a dream but IMO plays better centrally, we have plenty in those positions already.

12.) 19 Jul 2017 19:36:29
Do any of the Ed's know if Veratti is actually a target and we're interested or if he's due a new contract?

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}

13.) 20 Jul 2017 11:18:03
There's nothing from you in there? Or is that the point? Haha.



01 Jun 2017 20:02:39
It appears we can put this Griezmann saga to bed for now.

So who now then I having a feeling we will push for Ivan Perisic and Romelu Lukaku.


1.) 01 Jun 2017 22:37:22
Bale not starting Saturday could mean he becomes availaible.

2.) 01 Jun 2017 23:03:24
Jaime, he's not fully fit. Bale won't be coming to us.



19 May 2017 08:44:29
Apparently we've agreed a deal with espanyol for arnau puigmal whoever he is.


1.) 19 May 2017 09:58:16
Lol. Very difficult to name it also.

2.) 19 May 2017 10:16:40
He's a 16 year old child. Can't be true - Jose hates youngsters apparently.

3.) 19 May 2017 12:17:08
Wow, we've agreed a lot of deals this week!

4.) 19 May 2017 16:00:13
This one seems legit.




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15 Jan 2018 09:47:29
Seems all this Sanchez done deal talk was I bit premature. City back in according to reports.


1.) 15 Jan 2018 10:33:52
We will know soon, what reports are these.

2.) 15 Jan 2018 12:00:02
Weโ€™ve been humiliated by players choosing elsewhere before, we are used to it ๐Ÿ˜‚.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 12:38:13
Still think heโ€™ll end up at city.

4.) 15 Jan 2018 13:14:48
Judging by comments made, City donโ€™t have the wage or space to add Sanchez in January so surely then itโ€™s purely down to City persuading Sanchez and his agent to wait it out until the summer?



30 Sep 2017 18:10:22
It appears 4-0 is the new 0-0 ๐Ÿ˜€.


1.) 30 Sep 2017 18:46:36
DD its a disgrace jose parks the bus every week when we hit 4 his negativity is getting through to the players.

2.) 30 Sep 2017 19:29:34
4 nil to the Manchester.

Bit like the old Tony Adams offside salute, we have Rom doing his obligatory goal salute ๐Ÿ˜‚.

3.) 30 Sep 2017 19:56:45
Too right Ken. And that Rashford, overrated!

4.) 30 Sep 2017 20:33:27
Waste of time rashford - get rid now.

Will get 10mil for him.



29 Aug 2017 14:39:14
Anyone think we will just bite the bullet and pay inters asking price for perisic or has that ship sailed.


1.) 29 Aug 2017 14:44:15
Hopefully that ship has sunk, the crew have been eaten by sharks and there is no salvage operation.

All hands on the Griezmann or Bale pump, (with a sneaky late bid for the want-away Chilean) .

2.) 29 Aug 2017 15:15:50
Quite a humorous post what you done with the real beast ๐Ÿ˜‚

I honestly wouldn't mind perisic at all proper winger but if signing perisic meant none of the latter where to come in then I agree with you.

3.) 29 Aug 2017 15:38:47
Dave, thought you only had eyes for Sanchez.

4.) 29 Aug 2017 15:50:50
AJH, think discountdave is walking around in the shortest mini skirt he could find. Still Perisic turned him down ;)

5.) 29 Aug 2017 16:21:03
I'd have eyes for you AJH if you can bang 25 goals from the wing.

6.) 29 Aug 2017 17:41:05
No Perisic for me. Not when we could take similar money and buy a legit attacking star like Sanchez, Bale, etc.



21 Aug 2017 08:55:59
Does the transfer window close September 1st or 3rd?


{Ed002's Note - 11pm on Thursday, August 31.}

1.) 21 Aug 2017 09:05:41
Cheers ed I've been seeing September 3rd didn't think it was right.

{Ed002's Note - That is when the transfer window closes in Togo Dave. Nowhere else.}



30 Jul 2017 15:09:04
Anyone seen Matic pic if it's a photoshop it's a bloody good one also few reports he underwent medical this morning.


1.) 30 Jul 2017 15:25:13
Not only is it the new training top but someone has compared a picture of Matic from the past and highlighted that he has the same Moles on his arm in both. Very Minor but it looks genuine.

2.) 30 Jul 2017 15:37:52
Just seen this Deano, looks real but nothing official from the club, hopefully he's announced soon.

3.) 30 Jul 2017 15:37:55
BBC website reporting it as .

4.) 30 Jul 2017 15:39:55
Yeah I've seen it Dave it's accurate right down to a birthmark on his arm ๐Ÿ˜.

5.) 30 Jul 2017 15:55:58
i think its real dave. the no.31 looks legit as well. we are shaping up to be a giant team now. finally have a solid spine to the team. bailly, matic, pogba and lukaku.

6.) 30 Jul 2017 16:09:19
The pic is real for sure.

7.) 30 Jul 2017 16:25:45
Yeah definitely a real photo good signing in my eyes should release pogba to do his stuff.

8.) 30 Jul 2017 16:34:03
Aye looks genuine, glad if true, Matic is the key signing for me this summer.

9.) 30 Jul 2017 16:34:28
Very astute signing dave. He is a very good player, underrated by many. Including many of the posters on here who are already sniping at him before he has even signed.

10.) 30 Jul 2017 16:44:09
Agree with that Angel, even Chelsea pages are saying he was squad player? and ยฃ43m is great business lol, yeah great business for us ha. ยฃ50m is obviously the new going rate so am happy around those prices for a proven winner and specialist in a position we need, will enable Herrera and Pogba to do their thing.

11.) 30 Jul 2017 16:41:03
Hope he makes his debut In Dublin on wed. He will be welcomed. If his signing means we get more from pogba herrera martial valencia etc then its a great team signing. A really good player. Delighted.

12.) 30 Jul 2017 16:52:50
Squad player that played 35 league games last year, starting 30. But conte didn't like him or want him and they have a better player in bakayoko anyway ๐Ÿ˜‚.

13.) 30 Jul 2017 16:54:38
Squad player that played 31/ 38 league games last season, that'll do me, good signing, some people writing him off before he's even played a game, hopefully none of that on here, looking forward to him playing.

14.) 30 Jul 2017 17:11:52
I recall being told we were keen on Matic before he went to Chelsea so we have had an interest for a long time if so. Premier league proven and will be a good addition to the midfield. The next one is the key, the No7 shirt.

15.) 30 Jul 2017 17:17:00
But he was crap angel conte punished him by leaving him out of the 3 games he was suspended for๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
But don't let the truth get in the way of a makie up story.

16.) 30 Jul 2017 17:20:48
Great signing chuffed to bits ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

17.) 30 Jul 2017 17:22:09
Squad player refers to what he would've been with Bakayoko joining. Bakayoko will be the starter, and he would've been just that even if Matic stayed.

18.) 30 Jul 2017 17:53:01

How do you know? What if Bakayoko doesn't settle or Kante gets injured, admit it you've lost one of your main midfielders to a rival after we already signed your main striker target, terrible time to be a Chelsea fan if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜‰.

19.) 30 Jul 2017 18:19:38
Jackson is our very own Chelsea stalker.

20.) 30 Jul 2017 19:54:45
Sound bloke jackson imo. Very respectful and makes good posts most of the time.

21.) 30 Jul 2017 21:43:10
Indeed he does ken, but he does seem to spend a lot of time over here.

22.) 30 Jul 2017 22:44:39
He's always welcome on here. He's got more respect than their manager with all the classless digs at Mourinho.




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21 Jan 2018 14:43:37
Argentinaโ€™s left options must be dire then because Rojo is shocking at left back not having a dig at him because I think heโ€™s a very good centre back but left he is terrible.




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16 Nov 2017 20:38:14
Dayot Upamecano and if any there are to be any jan signings I thought it seemed more likely to be Rose and Fabregas.




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29 Aug 2017 13:46:21
a) no idea
b) is there
c) no idea
d) I really don't know the answer to "if any"

Your welcome!





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11 Aug 2017 17:06:19
My point is if we resign ibrahimovic for 1 year and that spells the end of Martial then in my opinion that is a mistake. Martial is a kid still plenty of time to iron out his problems.

Now I like lingard decent squad player but no where near Martials ability.

ed004 would you honestly be happy with resigning ibrahimovic if it meant the end of martial?


{Ed004's Note - Definitely not. I'm hoping Martial is given more of a chance this season}



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11 Aug 2017 16:55:04
Thanks for the update ed002 seems pretty promising for MU music to my ears regarding Serge Aurier. Danny Rose and Perisic possibilities too so could turn out to be an extremely good transfer window.

An area of concern would certainly be ibrahimovic (and I am a fan) but certainly not at the expense of Martial.


{Ed004's Note - Martial can't even get ahead of Lingard, Rashford and Mkhitaryan ATM what chance does he have if Perisic and Zlatan are added to our options up top}




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21 Jan 2018 14:46:39
Milinkovic-Savic although seems he might be difficult due to a lots of teams being interested.




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07 Nov 2017 11:16:47
Moyes is only on a 6 month contract.




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01 Oct 2017 12:00:48
For me it has to be Bailly and Jones who starts smalling looks like an accident waiting to happen and his heading is awful has no control of where it goes 50p head springs to mind.




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31 Aug 2017 12:32:16
Why do you really want a new player? Don't get me wrong I'd like Sanchez but I'm more than happy with the squad we've got I think it's great that we really don't need to scramble round trying to get a deal over the line and we can sit back, relax and watch everyone else panic.




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29 Aug 2017 16:21:03
I'd have eyes for you AJH if you can bang 25 goals from the wing.