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27 Jul 2019 12:36:44
Have we started doing our medical examinations on the NHS? This is the 8th time that Bruno Fernandes is supposed to be having a medical. He must be getting sick of all these cancellations.




13 Jun 2019 06:43:32
Surprised that we are not competing for Ndombele. An improved Fred and Ndombele would give us a high energy midfield that we have been lacking for years.


1.) 13 Jun 2019 07:22:18
Agreed I think he would be a top signing. Would be gutted to see him to go spurs tbh. Would be an odd move for him.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 08:12:41
Spurs would be a great move for him. UCL finalists, young progressive manager who has a habit of improving players, team plays good football. He would also slot straight in as first choice probably alongside Harry Winks. Pushing Wanyama or Dier out of the line up. He would be the best replacement they could get for Moussa Dembele.

The only thing that could be better is he would potentially earn more money at some other clubs. However, if he chooses playing time, and personal development over money at this stage in his career then that's a great attitude to have.

I agree he would be phenomenal for us and really add a new dimension to our midfield. But he will be expensive, all signings from Lyon are. There are other options though, Rice or Neves could be great signings and have the added bonus of being EPL proven and settled.

3.) 14 Jun 2019 06:12:56
If spurs sign Ndombele and Lo Celso that's a fantastic midfield.



21 Dec 2018 08:17:17
Given the number of games that we have left to go, that Matic is already exhausted and we are not going to be able to buy a new DM in January. I would like to see Bailley tried as a DM, if we could get another defender in.

I am not saying he would become a world class DM. But JM has left us desperate in that position and it would give us some energy in midfield that would be better than the alternatives.


1.) 21 Dec 2018 09:10:13
I'd use Herrera.

2.) 21 Dec 2018 10:05:11
I'm concerned that you could watch Bailly and think he has anywhere near the passing ability or spacial awareness to play defensive midfield.

3.) 21 Dec 2018 11:03:38
I think Ole should perhaps focus on playing players in their normal positions and see how things work out with that first.

4.) 21 Dec 2018 12:48:34
Maybe we could try mctominay in that position, instead of using him as a pawn to prove a point to pogba or prove a point to the board that they were wrong not to buy the manager a centre back.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 13:08:07
We are shocking at CB so why would we move the only decent one we have out of that position in to one that he has not got the skills to play? CDMs don't need to be Tall bruisers - Herrera could slot in there. We could also stick in McTominay or another youngster.

6.) 21 Dec 2018 13:42:46
Bailly can play as cb i hope.

7.) 21 Dec 2018 14:01:53
Phil Jones has played there before.

8.) 21 Dec 2018 14:20:30
Bailly is better suited to CB. If we are to play any CB in midfield I feel Lindelof would be best suited.

However, I'd rather go with Herrera.

9.) 21 Dec 2018 15:40:41
Was about to say shappy I think lindelof has qualities to play defensive midfield especially with his passing range and reading of the game. If we were to sign someone like koulibaly I would not be against seeing lindelof moved there. He has struggled with the physicality of the league at times and he would not have to worry about it as much in midfield. Having koulibaly and bailly behind him would offer more than enough cover. He would be like dier for spurs except more talented on the ball. However, I can’t see ole moving him from CB.

10.) 21 Dec 2018 20:09:41
Park, if Pochettino joins in the summer I could see Lindelof playing the Dier role.

I think the EPL might just be a little too rough for him as a CB, but feel he could be excellent as a shield Infront of the back four and dropping back to cover for full backs.

11.) 21 Dec 2018 23:00:54
I agree completely shaps.

12.) 22 Dec 2018 03:54:09
What abt andres pereira playing that role great passer and good energy, just a thought! at least he likes to keep the ball moving and open up teams.



08 Feb 2016 16:21:52
If we all aren't depressed enough today. The papers are saying that historically it takes at least 70 points to secure a champions league place. With our current 41 points, we will need to win at least 10 of the 13 remaining games. gulp.


1.) 08 Feb 2016 17:20:24
chin up mate we should had 3 pts, back t the wall let's goout fighting!

2.) 08 Feb 2016 17:28:13
You can't compare this season to others, closer than ever. We'll probably see the lowest points scoring champions in premier league history.

3.) 09 Feb 2016 11:13:38
Top 4 has gone. With that comes new manager surely.



29 Jul 2014 12:29:42
Appaling news folks. Ashley Young is staying. Apparently LVG thinks he is good as a wing back :

"Ashley Young is a winger, but he is another type who can play wing-back and he did very well against Roma"



1.) He could be a back-up for Shaw. It really could work.

2.) He did get plenty of practice covering for Evra.

3.) 29 Jul 2014 13:28:35
As I said the other day young is a confidence player and the last couple of seasons have battered him. Maybe supporting players instead of constantly abusing them might be a radical suggestion but hey.

4.) MrE as much as I hate to say it, maybe its a master stroke by LVG. He probably has seen that he can't buy back up for shaw and is building up Young for the games Shaw isn't performing in. Young is terrible but has played some good games in the past as a back up player youd take him and hope he played like he did when he started.

5.) 29 Jul 2014 14:11:02
Tbh I think one of the good few things to take out of the moyes reign was he got young playing better along with Rooney, I like young, he's not a worldie but given support could prove his worth

6.) Young won't be cover for shaw he will be cover on the right side where he played against roma. Van gaal likes left footed lwb and right footed rwb. I would like cuadrado to come in as rwb and sell nani and young should pretty much fund the deal to buy cuadrado. It would still leave us shorton the left though and maybe halt janko and varela progression into first team

7.) To be fair, Young always looks quite solid defensively. i'm certainly not going to suggest I know better than LVG

8.) Browred i'm not sure selling young and nani would cover what Fiorentina are hoping to get for cuadrado




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30 Nov 2019 10:37:27
I think we should try Martial in the 10 position if we buy another striker. Parrera, Lingard amd Mata are not going to score enough goals.




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27 Jul 2019 09:59:42
I love the idea of this. But, we already have 4 players (Pogba, Parreira, Mata, lingard and Gomes) who's best position is as a 10.

If this were true, it would hopefully force the club into action and cash in, on some of the above players so that the money could be invested in weaker areas of the team. like RW, CB, DM and LB.




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04 May 2019 16:08:14
Wishful thinking maybe, but the current lack of quality of competition for their place in the squad, standard of the Europe league and growing with us to be good again, might be a selling point. Well, I can dream.




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16 May 2018 17:29:40
Think Jose will just let Damian leave. Young will be back up to Valencia and Shaw will be back up to Sandro.




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21 Jun 2017 08:28:55
To be fair to Manctom one of the problems of last season was the lack of service that the forward players got from the left fullback position no matter who played there. All of the players mentioned are good defensively but poor to average going forward. I am hoping that Luke Shaw delivers for us this season and becomes the player that we hoped he would be.





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26 Aug 2019 11:36:58
Not happy about Pogba in Midfield. He loses the ball too often.

We would all love him to become the player that he could be, but I just think OGS is fighting a losing battle, which is going to cost us goals.

He said last year that he does not like defending and I think opponents will just double up on him when he gets the ball and he won't be able to play his Hollywood pass and then becomes ineffective.


{Ed004's Note - An interesting stat no one picked up from after first two games was that Pogba had won possession the most in the league. I personally feel like we have him playing in his best position. He is certainly putting the hard work in first few games. Our biggest concern is that theres no creativity around him. Everything is played through him so he has no options but to take risks.}



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27 Apr 2019 14:41:53
I am sad that Herrera is going, but I hope, that the club didn't fight to keep him, because they are confident of signing a replacement.




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19 Mar 2019 18:14:57
Porshe I agree, but he'll need help from Chris "Action man" Smalling's gripping hands!




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13 Feb 2019 17:15:03
Danny you are dreaming! Bringing any of the midfielders off would have resulted in a hiding.




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03 Feb 2019 08:31:06
It is worth £25 million just to weaken one of our rivals. Everybody knows Tottenham can't afford to spend big to replace him.