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30 Nov 2017 17:55:43
Reports in Spain, that Mourinho flew to Madrid on Wednesday to meet with Griezmann. Any truth in this Ed do you know, or is it just click bait.?


{Ed002's Note - I don’t know where he was man. My knowledge of click bait may precede yours by a couple of decades. Not really sure what you are referring to but way back Mike Dicken and I were involved in an incident in New York. I doubt that is what you are referring to.}

1.) 01 Dec 2017 12:06:41
RIP Mike Dicken - brief search reveals quite a character!

{Ed002's Note - Mike went quite a few years ago now.}



02 Jun 2017 10:31:59
With us cooling our interest in Griezmann and our reported interest in Lacazette, who allegedly preferred a move to AM, could it be a temporary arrangement until after their transfer ban, when a swap deal could happen, or is that way to complicated.


{Ed025's Note - very much so mate..

1.) 02 Jun 2017 13:58:04
Maybe we are trying to apply so pressure on Atleti, we buy Lacazette who they obviously wanted, maybe they will have a word with Grieznamm tell him they don't mind him going, lol.




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04 Apr 2018 14:20:51
R. I. P. Ray Wilkins, a football gent.




31 Mar 2018 19:33:22
City are very good, no doubt about it, but too many teams have made it easy for them. The passive football played by the likes of Everton and Newcastle against them is shocking. You can be defensive but can't be passive. Everton only pushed up on them a few times, but each time City wobbled. Teams will have to learn to push them back, sitting on your 18 yard line just let's Silva and Debruyne have all the freedom to do what they like, and allows the fullbacks to play as wingers . Lesser teams have lived with them and caused them problems, but by pressing them not being passive.


1.) 31 Mar 2018 19:46:36
We did the same thing. I remember Rojo just hoofing the ball back to them loads of times when they out played us at home.
Same thing will happen next week.

2.) 31 Mar 2018 19:59:06
They have players to destroy any team and ate very offensive. So I think your plan is more hope than anything else.
City are not good, they have proved that they are sensational. It hurts us to see or admit it, but they are light years ahead of the rest.

3.) 01 Apr 2018 06:28:15
Us United fans just don't want to accept that City are too good for this league right now. Only one team Liverpool have shown this season how to beat a full strength City team. And even then city almost made it a draw once the Liverpool players were tired. High pressing throughout the game and not missing your chances is the only way. If you miss they might strike on the counter. Year after year there has been some team that looks great but the very next season teams figure out what to do against them. But it looks next to impossible for teams to counter the style of city unless there are drastic changes in the style of play and technical abilities of the players in this league.
Guardiola has very much adapted his game to counter the English teams. This City team is not playing like his Barcelona team. This team when compared to his Barcelona team is more aggressive when they don't have the ball and their buildup with the ball is much quicker. Teams like United, Chelsea etc who have much better players than the mid or bottom table teams were not able to put 3 passes together so how can we expect these other teams to give them a fight.

4.) 01 Apr 2018 08:01:46
Couldn't agree more Sailor. They have very athletic and technical players busting their guts to attack and defend. Liverpool showed that you have to work hard to press them and attack them and they succeeded.
Our team on the other hand, is the laziest of the top 6 teams. We move the ball slower than the top teams and we're one paced and too narrow, which makes defending against us very easy. Our lack of hard work, general slow play, lack of pressing is frustrating to watch. In addition, we don't have a midfield that can move quickly and pass the ball accurately and with pace. All these factors put pressure on our defence and restricts our attacking play.

5.) 01 Apr 2018 15:19:29
I do accept that City are much better, my point was, playing passively is no way to deal with them. Wolves, Wigan, Crystal Palace, to name a few have caused them plenty of problems by competing not just sitting off. Are you happy to see teams just roll over just because they are up against a better team. They are good but definitely not unplayable.

6.) 01 Apr 2018 16:31:27
Like us at Anfield?



14 Mar 2018 18:53:48
Football isn't really that difficult, you go forward, passing the ball and moving into space, making yourself available to the player with the ball. Last night again highlighted what i have been saying for a long time. Our players don't have any movement, apart from one or two, the rest pass the ball and think that is where their contribution ends. no run beyond the player with the ball to receive the next pass, or just to take an opponent away and free up space for a team mate.
The reason Sanchez isn't able to show his ability since he joined is because he always has 2 men on him, with no movement or help from his team.
Our fullbacks almost never make an overlap, our midfielders don't burst into the box, instead if the ball doesn't come to them, they won't go looking for it.
Now whether its Mourinhos tactics or lazy players without desire, it must change, and if Jose can't see that, he has to go.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 20:12:41
You can buy all the players in the world but when you have dull tactics that are out dated there's only so much a player can do.
Rash very effective against liverpool then switch him to the right, Mata a game made for him last night, put on 2 slow midfielders for what.
Young is our lb and Valencia our rb
2 wingers.
There is a lot of work to be done.
Got rid of van gaal for boring tactics have Jose the job same old crap.
The board need to step up and say right this isn't working now move on.
Jose check out of that hotel.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 20:55:37
Is Mourinho Scouse. Its never his fault.

3.) 15 Mar 2018 09:25:06
Actually he is our special agent, he wanted to be our manager when Rafa got the job so to stop him sulking we asked him to take over you lot instead as he’d help us out 10 times more by using all his skills and know how to continue Moyes’s project.

Funniest thing of all us that fact that he says it’s all your fault for stuffing your face with prawn sandwiches instead of getting behind the team and creating an atmosphere for his brittle millionaires, the dig about you should all be familiar with the early UCL exit door was the cherry on the top.

Double Agent Moanrinho please try and be a bit more subtle in future, you’re going to blow your cover 🤭.

4.) 15 Mar 2018 09:31:14
no Blackpool red Jose could be from your neck. You have a lot in common, you both think your the most entertaining place in the uk. You promise excitement when in reality you overcharge us for a lacklustre experience. Sound like home or OT😉.

5.) 15 Mar 2018 10:06:07
Nice for you lot to crawl from under that rock. You lot still playing the best football the world has ever seen. Please tell me how many years since the league I can’t remember. Still believe you have the best fans in the world. Watch the Turks last night now that’s an atmosphere. Anfield just as bad as old Trafford as are every ground in england.

6.) 15 Mar 2018 14:02:35
i'm sure your posts really cheered everyone up after Tuesday, so well composed, and subtle to a degree previously unseen before on these pages.

7.) 15 Mar 2018 16:44:11
Cmon Blackpool don’t start picking fights with us. It took u lot 26 yrs but u probably only started being a plastic manc in 2000 after the treble 😉 . Let it go lad.



10 Mar 2018 16:52:39
Ashley Young has broken his washing machine. He washed his kit but had forgotten to take Salah out of his pocket.
Seriously though thought he was excellent.


1.) 10 Mar 2018 18:06:25
He was exceptional today and I think some of the stick he has been getting is totally unfair and because people seem to be desperate for Luke Shaw to play despite the fact he’s clearly overweight again.

Wonder if Beast has woke up and watched that yet, we are a good side at home, not lost to anyone except city in 26 months in all comps now. I actually think if Jose can find a formula for playing away at the big teams we aren’t too far off to be honest.

2.) 10 Mar 2018 18:14:03
Gds he gets stick because people want to buy a big name . Plus we have to blame someone.

3.) 10 Mar 2018 18:31:19
I thought fellani did a job when he came on.

4.) 10 Mar 2018 18:56:52
Fellaini did very well considering the who we were playing and the lack of game time he's had.



02 Feb 2018 12:03:19
A lot of opinion on the site about players being good enough, and our struggles against teams that press high and with intensity.
I believe our problems all stem from our lack of pressing. When we don't have possession, we drop back and let the opposition stroll into our half almost unchallenged, meaningwe invite pressure around our box. If there is any pressure on the opposition it is done individually and not as a team making it easy to pass around us. I saw a few times when Alexis pressed someone, he looked back and tried to wave others forward.
In contrast when in possession, we move the ball so slowly, and mostly square and backwards, that a high pressing team, easily catches us in possession or forces a mistake.
So my point is, i believe we have good enough players, but we must increase our work rate. Plyers should always be on the move, not stood flat footed waiting to see what happens, instead make things happen. In the modern game, our stats for sprints or lack of them for me shows why we fail against these teams.


1.) 02 Feb 2018 12:39:20
In hope
I agree with that also Sanchez will off changed our tactical approach, some of our players will need to adapt as will Sanchez.

2.) 03 Feb 2018 03:45:58
Fergie played the same way towards the end Smalling was the weak link against Spurs he made Jones look terrible I think he was our worst player it will come just be patient.




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15 May 2018 21:13:54
Most of us echo those thoughts Pogthedog, this site is a better place with Ed002 on board.




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01 Jan 2016 14:30:04
Thanks Ed, really informative and puts a lot of the nonsense from the rags to bed. The only place to come for good info.




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14 Aug 2015 17:03:51
Agree Harry, reminds me of Pogba at that age, let's hope he ends up as good.( And stays obviously.)




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03 Aug 2015 18:28:50
He has a problem with Spanish players, hence he wants to sign Sergio Ramos and Pedro.




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Thanks Red Man, you saved me a lot of typing, agree with every word you said.





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14 May 2018 14:53:25
"But I'm going to improve my staff in the performance level and, in relation to the tactical work, I'm going to bring some people that, until this moment, have not come with me yet. " He is going to bring in new people, he has mentioned the difficulty motivating some players and criticized the dynamics of the team. This could be a chance to solve all that. let's at least give next season a chance to start before we are writing it off.




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29 Apr 2018 14:59:13
Totally agree CSM. i spotted it straight away and rewound to show others, then surprise surprise not even mentioned on BT or match of the day. It was looked at on goals on Sunday on sky, because someone tweeted in about it, but it was just brushed off with comments of he's just reacting to being fouled, and he didn't connect so there is nothing in it. I can only imagine the different responses if it was other players, not the media darling. he's a great player but you can't do that and he should suffer the same as any player.




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01 Apr 2018 15:19:29
I do accept that City are much better, my point was, playing passively is no way to deal with them. Wolves, Wigan, Crystal Palace, to name a few have caused them plenty of problems by competing not just sitting off. Are you happy to see teams just roll over just because they are up against a better team. They are good but definitely not unplayable.




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22 Mar 2018 09:05:25
AJH, you reminded me of the times myself and a friend used to sit with our legs through the bars at the front, is my mind playing tricks, or do you remember lads walking round the edge of the pitch with a tray round their shoulders selling snacks like in cinemas?




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23 Feb 2018 10:54:23
Agree with most of that Mumbles, but despite all of what you say, there is no excuse for the lack of energy, and what looks like lack of desire. A bit more passion would ease things while Jose builds his team.