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Where from: Cheshire

Favourite player: Paul scholes

Best team moment: 1999 Treble as a young lad!

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27 May 2022 17:24:05
Hey Ed02,

I've been told that Lyon are interested in signing Martial, just wondering if it's true?

If not are the club looking to move him on still.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Lyon interest but the club want him gone.}

1.) 27 May 2022 19:45:53

What, if any are the options for Martial?

{Ed002's Note - Anthony Martial (F) Will leave once his loan to Sevilla is over. His agent has spoken with Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Newcastle, Juventus and Arsenal, no doubt amongst others. Lyon remain a club looking for a striker so a deal may be possible but it seems unlikely and they have other options as I have explained. It will be difficult.}

2.) 27 May 2022 22:41:22
Thanks ED002.

You mention that it will be difficult is that due to his wage demands and potential transfer fee that the club will demand?

{Ed002's Note - No, finding a club who will take him.}

3.) 28 May 2022 07:43:45
No surprise no one wants him, everyone has seen him play.

4.) 28 May 2022 02:22:48
Thanks ED002,



10 May 2022 19:58:46
Ok It's not my information, but the glazers are apparently willing to sell some of there control in the football club, whether it's to re invest or for there pocket I don't know.

Don't shoot the messenger I rarely post anything I'm told even when it turns out to be true.


1.) 10 May 2022 20:23:03
We all know it will be to line their own pockets.

You think they would clear the debt and be able to use the clubs money to actually invest in the club.

2.) 10 May 2022 22:10:55
Invest in the ground/ facilities would not surprise me.

3.) 10 May 2022 22:18:10
Bolger why would they do that?
The lack of understanding of business and finance leads to so much frustration and lots of stupid talk.

4.) 10 May 2022 23:09:24
Maybe be good owners and invest in a dieing stadium? Sub par training facilities.

5.) 10 May 2022 23:10:34
I really don't think that'd be possible. Selling shares in a company and then diluting the value by effectively paying a dividend to a preferred shareholder doesn't strike me as tenable.

6.) 10 May 2022 23:19:11
If they are just selling some shares then what they do with that money is their own business too.

7.) 11 May 2022 07:17:30
Bolger it's not the clubs money why can't you understand that. It's their money.

8.) 11 May 2022 09:04:02
Your right ken its not, but the debt on the club came from them buying it. There should be rules that when selling shares they have to clear this before taking money, as that is their debt not the clubs. Once that is done then people cannot complain about the money they get from selling shares. People will always complain about dividend payments.

{Ed002's Note - It is unrelated to the debt. There is equity in the club. If they wish to sell some or all of that it is absoloutely fine.}

9.) 11 May 2022 09:04:55
Your right in a way ken, but they never used there own money to buy the club in the first place, using the club to pay off the loan they got.

Doesnt look good does it, the owners selling shares then pocketing the money when the infrstruter is rotting away.

We can't knock them for spending money on players because over the last 9 years we have spend enough and failed.

But they need to invest in other parts of the club.

10.) 11 May 2022 13:55:31
Does anyone on here own a buy to let property?

The principal being that you borrow money (via a mortgage) to buy a property, you then let it out and the money paid by the tennant pays off the mortgage. Effectively making someone else buy you a house.

Where are the pitchfork and torches and the angry mobs kicking off about this method of "robbery".

It's effectively what the Glazers have done on a bigger scale.

It's business and that's that.

Are they good owners? Well they have allowed over 1.4bn in transfer fees be spent in the last 10 years alone. They have allowed the club to have the highest wage bill in the league. Both things done in an attempt to keep the club competitive on the pitch. As frankly there is absolutely no other reason to have such a large outlay on something like the squad.

They also take a hands off approach, they don't treat our club like a fantasy football club, or like they are playing FIFA manager. They appreciate they have little understanding as such don't get too involved in areas they don't understand.

The problem the Glazers have made is to not make a comprehensive overhaul of the football club structure when Sir Alex left. They entrusted the wrong people with the power and as such the club have slumped.

11.) 11 May 2022 18:33:05
Bolger I'm not right 'on a way I'm just right and your talking nonsense about stuff you need a better understanding of before you write because it's foolish stuff.

12.) 11 May 2022 18:51:11
The dirty rotters how dare they take their own money out of their own business .



07 May 2022 11:42:23
My pals in America say the glazers are looking for investors for one of there businesses but won't give much away.

They wasn't far of on the cricket agenda.

Could be the recent cricket thing, could be Mufc, suppose well know soon enough.


1.) 07 May 2022 13:13:29
Could be the Bucs, won the Superbowl with them so what next?

2.) 07 May 2022 18:19:43
Stadiums in American sports are usually paid for by the City, both the Ray's (baseball) and Bucs (Football) are due a new stadium and the city have been making noises for the last couple of years over it. Each stadium deal is different over who funds it but in essence the teams are quite prepared to walk to a new city who will stump up the hundreds of millions for a state of the art facility.

The Bucs stadium was opened In 98 ish.

In terms of NFL owners the Glazers are well regarded the biggest criticisms being they probably allow their GMs (equivalent to a DoF eith total power over sporting side) too much control and leeway.

Twice under their direction the Bucs built Superbowl winning teams and this year should be in the hunt again.

What's notable is they have had success when the managed to get the right guy in at GM and things fell into place both times around that appointment.

As far as NFL owners go they are certainly less hands on than some and don't tend to be so trigger happy as many.

They have sanctioned massive moves and decisions such ss the Gruden trade (massive draft capital given up for head coach) first superbowl and Brady signing which was about selling Brady a project to give him best chance of another Superbowl.

Personally I never bought into the Anti Glazer hate, them being only in it for the money at all. I never saw that from the NFL team, I believe they want to win and that's their priority. Rather I think they have erroneously believed that to do so required the next SAF, maybe their advisors inside the club believed the same, the irony being the rest of football moved to an NFL style model of HC and coaching staff and GM and player personnel staff as being the model of choice whilst we plowed on looking for the next Fergie or Busby.

If i were to level a criticism of the Glazers its that they were too slow to react and let the people running the show inside the club carry on for too long doing what they were doing.

I see now hints that maybe we moving in a new approach but it's only green shoots and I have no idea whether these guys actually are going to be the ones to return us to the promised land. EtH I have hope in. Murtagh and Arnold I don't know enough about em to judge.

Fletcher, I still can't see wtf his actual job is supposed to be, its seems a bit of a toe dipping here a finger in a pie or two there. maybe should have given the role to Giggs.

3.) 07 May 2022 19:57:02
Ahem. Jerry Jones.

I think Dallas Cowboys fans would argue very strongly about how owners do get too involved with team matters!

4.) 07 May 2022 20:03:00
He qas one I was thinking about when saying the Glazers don't. The Kate Al Davis was another.

5.) 07 May 2022 22:12:55
Oakbark. Over the first 5-6 years of their ownership, the Glazers financed their LBO acquisition of MUFC by using its cash flows to meet interest obligations depriving the club of the capital required to rebuild the squad at the time it was required. The Glazers were also responsible for hiring Woodward to run the club. So while the evolution of the revenue deals negotiated by the EPL, along with increased sponsorship revenues, eventually put United back in the position to spend on transfers again, the club was unable to do so effectively because it was run by amateurs.

There's simply no question that the Glazers have been bad for Man Utd and bad for football, which is why the league is trying to ensure that the new owners of Chelsea do not do the same thing. And to suggest that the Glazers were somehow motivated by something other than money is naive. They have done very well leveraging United's good name and resources to make a great return for themselves. Their investment in the Bucs is now 10X more valuable than the purchase price. The fact that they've made some better management decisions in the US is scarcely relevant to Man Utd fans. Why do you think they'e behind a European Super League? They want to guarantee the income flow of a franchise type system that the EPL and the current European set up does not give them.

The Glazers took a top European club with a great facility, the biggest crowds, worldwide name recognition and destroyed it. Admittedly another owner might have fared no better in the post SAF era, but we don't have a another owner, so as far as I'm concerned they deserve all the opprobrium they receive.



10 Feb 2022 13:19:07
Hey eds,

Are we utd taking a look at Manuel Akanji?

Or is it his agent just using the clubs name to get a better deal elsewhere.


{Ed002's Note - Yes - he is one of a number of options. Manuel Akanji (CB) will make way if Dortmund can secure the signing of a suitable replacement. Manchester United, or more specifically, Ralf Ragnick, see him as a possible option.}

1.) 10 Feb 2022 13:42:40
Thanks Ed,

2.) 10 Feb 2022 14:01:42
Haven't Dortmund just signed Sule? I really liked the look of Akanji during the Euro's last year. Think he'd be a great signing to partner Varane.

{Ed002's Note - He will replace someone else.}

3.) 10 Feb 2022 14:09:39
Hi Ed002, would that suitable replacement be Sule from Bayern or do Dortmund want someone in addition to Sule? Thanks for any info!

{Ed002's Note - They want someone else as well.}

4.) 10 Feb 2022 18:29:24
Whos our first choice for an exp cb to add in cb ed?

{Ed002's Note - It may change by the summer with the new coach so there is no point getting into it too deep right now.}

5.) 10 Feb 2022 18:30:10
Also if you could answer, which cf or strikers are we looking interested to buy in the summer?

{Ed002's Note - It may change by the summer with the new coach so there is no point getting into it too deep right now whilst the club are looking at options.}

6.) 11 Feb 2022 01:31:40
Thanks ed. let's just wait and see what manager we get.

7.) 11 Feb 2022 08:07:48
Darwin nunez would be my pick for cf.

8.) 11 Feb 2022 09:36:12
think jones and bailly will leave in the summer possibly tunzebe aswell he will prob replace one of those.

9.) 11 Feb 2022 10:13:36
RedWhiskey, I like what I've seen of Darwin Nunez. I also like Jonathan David from Lille. Depending on which way we want to go forward both could be great options and neither would break the bank.

Personally I prefer us to sign this sort of profile of player, young with a good level of experience and ready for a step up.

I'm not a fan of signing the big name players at their peak, they rarely seem to work out for us. Maybe they are overhyped and as such can never live up to it leaving us feeling a little underwhelmed by them.

10.) 11 Feb 2022 10:18:26
Ed, understand if you don't want to answer or give names, but have the club opened discussions with anyone regarding the managers job?

{Ed002's Note - They will only have spoken with an agent or two.}

11.) 11 Feb 2022 12:09:37
Thanks for the reply.

12.) 11 Feb 2022 19:38:19
I think we might well be interested in Darwin Nunez and he is meant to be highly rated.

Ed001 if your around, Do you think Darwin Nunez is a good player or does he have high potential and what forward do you think we should go for excluding Mbappe and Haaland.


{Ed001's Note - i am sorry mate I haven't seen much of him at all.}

13.) 12 Feb 2022 23:43:19
Another 2 goals for Nunez today. In 2 mins. Won them the game. While we struggle to finish anything.

14.) 12 Feb 2022 21:21:48
No worries ed but what do you think of Luis Diaz?

{Ed001's Note - I really like him. Not seen a huge amount of him either but every time I see him play he stands out. His vision and passing particularly impressed me. }

15.) 13 Feb 2022 14:39:01
Think u got a good one there.



23 Jan 2022 20:17:12
Little birdy told me lingard is willing to leave but Club asking ridiculous demands again.

Let's see it it gets worked out this week.


1.) 24 Jan 2022 00:25:58
Thought the issue was he didn’t want a permanent deal?

2.) 24 Jan 2022 11:15:16
Wouldn’t be like us to have ridiculous demands now would it.

3.) 24 Jan 2022 13:04:37
Considering how he performed on loan with West Ham last season I think it would be fair to ask for a decent loan fee as well as picking up the majority of his salary.
If for sale to a club that Lingard would be happy to go to then I don't see a problem with getting a reasonable fee but doubt all parties could get what they want from this so loan to end of year more likely.

4.) 24 Jan 2022 13:19:32
Just get them out the door. It shouldn't be this hard, he's a player that doesn't feature in the team regularly, wants to leave and is out of contract in less than 6 months.

If someone is prepared to take him off the wage bill and free up the squad then take it. We will reportedly pay him nearly 2m in wages over the next 6 months. For what? Maybe 150 minutes of football. Totally pointless, get him out the door.




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10 Feb 2022 13:20:23
Does anyone know anything about Rooneys coaching style behind the scenes,

His derby team play good football at times but I'm just wondering does he have a set philosophy.

I'd like to see him move to the Premiership with a team and see how he gets on then.


1.) 10 Feb 2022 19:03:26
Forgot the name of the guy but last week Rooney said he has an excellent coach alongside him who knows more than he does so he often takes a back seat - but he is learning on the job.

2.) 10 Feb 2022 19:06:11
Down the Pub, pop in the massage parlour and have a kebab that’s behind the scenes.

3.) 11 Feb 2022 08:33:02
je suis - whatever it is its working!
On a serious note, don't think he's ready just yet, but give the guy some deserved credit, he made a statement against being considered for the everton role, class and none can deny that at derby he and his team are doing marvellous with the constraints put on them.

4.) 11 Feb 2022 10:23:37
I don't think you can really take much about Rooney's management style from the job he is doing at Derby.

With such a small squad, and a heavy reliance on young players, how the team can and does play changes on a weekly basis.

He is being forced to be fairly pragmatic because he has no other choices.

Fair play to him, he's doing an absolutely amazing job and to be honest I doubt many other managers given the circumstances could do much better. I do wonder whether his lack of experience is actually helping him as he has nothing to judge his current plight against. Other more experienced managers might have given up or threw their toys out the pram given the restraints he is working under.

Either way I don't see how he loses there now. He'll either be the hero who pulled off a miracle, or he'll be the brave warrior who went down battling ridiculous odds.

I think we'll really learn about who Rooney the manager is when he take his next job and he has more freedom to express his coaching ideas.

5.) 11 Feb 2022 11:29:15
How he manages to do the job he's doing at Derby while seemingly constantly having something to say about United really amazes me.



12 Jan 2022 08:07:53
Ralf says the right things, has the right ideas,

But like every manager since Ferguson to come to utd they fail to implement there style.

Personally I'd like to see someone who ralf has brought through the game manage the club, especially if he is going to move up.

EDS do you have any potential managers that could come in and happily work with ralf.

Also for the role Darren fletcher is in I don't believe he should he on the bench or around the players.


{Ed077's Note - The likes of Hassenhuttl and Jesse Marsch have previously worked under Rangnick at Leipzig.

Roger Schmidt, Marco Rose, Adi Hutter, Jesse Marsch were the managers at RBS when RR was the joint DoF at RBL and RBS.

Julian Naggelsmann came through at Hoffenheim, where RR spent around 5 years coaching the team from Regional league to Bundesliga for t/e first time in their history. JN is said to be influenced by RR's work there. He also moved to RBL while RR was overlooking the whole Red Bull group.

Hope that helps a little BIG V.

1.) 12 Jan 2022 19:28:43
Give RR a chance dude he's only been there 5 mins.

2.) 12 Jan 2022 21:17:34
Thanks Ed.

3.) 12 Jan 2022 16:50:56
It’s interesting you mention Hassenhuttl Ed. I was chatting with my Dad and said it’s strange we got a manager with a specific style and philosophy for 6 months, different to the previous manager to then change again potentially to another manager with a different approach, Poch, and wondered if with Rangnick moving upstairs would the new manager be cut from the same cloth as him and when he came in and all the reports and stories, I read Hassenhuttl was one who he had influenced. I know it wouldn’t be a popular choice but I did think he might become an option. He’s had a mixed time at Southampton but shown he is a very good manager. I’m not saying he’d be my 1st choice before people jump on it, just a thought.

{Ed077's Note - there are many managers that tend to play a high energy, high pressing system that Rangnick likes though.

4.) 13 Jan 2022 14:15:02
I don't think it needs to be deciple of RR's to follow him. Many young managers who have never crossed paths with RR play a modern pressing style of play. Marcelo Bielsa for example also deploys a pressing style and there are just as many current managers who have learned both directly and indirectly from him. Pochettino being one, Marcelo Gallardo being another.

{Ed002's Note - It is not Rangnick's decision. It is the club's decision and they know who they want and it would be up to Rangnick to object as he will be part of the process. Due to the twisted structure of the club such decisions will be a mess until there are major changes.}

5.) 13 Jan 2022 16:05:59
Ed002, do you think those changes are likely?
How much weight will Rangnick's opinion as a consultant actually carry?
Is there a genuine feeling that the club's wants to embrace change and move in a more modern and progressive direction or is there a resistance to change and a certain amount of making noise to appease the fans?

{Ed002's Note - (a) Not in the short term - none are planned. (b) There is no point having consultants unless their opinion is listened to. Many clubs use people they trust to give them advice and many clubs use them prior to any major additions. (c) No, the club remains a dinosaur run by amateurs. Players are unhappy and results are not good. No Champions League will make attracting players and the coach they want difficult.}

6.) 13 Jan 2022 13:53:08
Yeah I totally agree Ed, I just wonder if Rangnick will want someone he knows personally and can, I don't want to say influence but can guide and has already a good relationship with, with him moving into the role he is supposedly going to be moving into.

{Ed077's Note - there is a first for everything though. I think that being a coach in the mould of RR's vision would be more important than having prior experience of working with him. Although how much RR will have a say in the matter is unclear.



29 Dec 2021 10:05:21
Can any of the Eds give some insight to how Ralf will deal with the squad and there apparent unrest and unhappiness.

I knew the harder training sessions and extra work would be an issue, we have to many pampered snow flakes.

Also I think maguire shouldn't be captain anymore, he needs a break and we need a stronger character to take it.


{Ed001's Note - he will just make them work harder and those that don't put in the effort will be recommended for selling and struggle to get a game.}

1.) 29 Dec 2021 10:53:58
This has to happen sooner or later.
Apart from David de gea who this season has been immense I would not be against letting anyone else go if he does not want to put on the shirt.
Be it ronaldo or bruno or anyone else.

2.) 29 Dec 2021 11:15:50
Hope ralf is listened to by the people who make the footballing decisions.
These bunch of players all need to get grafting and those unable to meet the demands need to leave.
Unbelievable that they are moaning about getting home when it's dark it truly is laughable.

3.) 29 Dec 2021 11:23:54
He has changed training times now they don't finish until 5pm and its dark outside - what sort of a heartless monster is he?

There are rumours that because of this the players aren't able to pick their kids up from school, apparently one kid was traumatised when Daddy didn't show up in the Bentley Continental and had to go to horseriding lessons with Mummy in the limited edition Range Rover.

Esther Rantzen is gong to have to step in here.

4.) 29 Dec 2021 12:18:55
It’s an outrageous to work hard in exchange for 300k per week. I’m pleased to see this. Get rid of the charlatans and start again properly.

To be fair - half will adapt, get their heads down and improve, a quarter will try but get injured constantly and the other quarter will be moved on.

5.) 29 Dec 2021 13:27:25
Think we need to accept that Ronaldo has unbalanced the harmony in the team by his individualism rather than team work.

As important as his goals are, Cavani is a much better team player and should replace him.

6.) 29 Dec 2021 14:26:18
We can't rely on Cavani for longer than a game or two so that's a ridiculous shout. As good as he is he misses a hell of a lot of games through injury. 9 appearances all season I believe in all competitions.

7.) 29 Dec 2021 14:50:58
Cavani unfortunately is a crock. We cannot rely on him.
The obvious problem is the midfield that can't track runners in defense nor can they find a pass forward.

The amount of runs Ronaldo made and midfielders failing to spot or incapable to execute the forward pass highlighted the poor quality we have.

8.) 30 Dec 2021 18:20:07
I don’t think we need to ‘accept’ anything about Ronaldo, if the other players can’t play at a good enough level they don’t deserve to be at the club, I can’t get my head around the narrative around Ronaldo, it’s not like we won the league the last 5 years and him coming in has ruined everything. Maybe it’s made people realise some of our players aren’t good enough?



25 Dec 2021 08:43:38
I've been told from my American buddies that the glazers have an investor who will take a % of the club and invest heavily into our infrastructure.

How true I don't know, but they want far off with the cricket bid.

Myself I do wonder how will they afford all this work with the current debt.


1.) 26 Dec 2021 17:19:50
The current debt is totally manageable so they could quite easily invest as it stands. Not saying your rumour is incorrect, it may be a good thing if it happened.

2.) 26 Dec 2021 19:27:40
Apparently the Glazers are going to start by changing all the windows.

3.) 27 Dec 2021 08:59:14

“The current debt is totally manageable so they could quite easily invest”

If you do not have knowledge in business borrowing I think you shouldn’t make such sweeping statements. There is a large existing debt on the balance sheet which is being managed, however, a lender may well want higher interest rates and fees to take into account the higher risk than if we had no existing debt, given an increase in gearing.

More loan repayments to be taken out of income at a time when, with the C.V., income may be hit. Quite easily is not correct, but because they hocked the club up in debt with no offset of improving the club, borrowing more, whilst feasible, could be costly and add risk.

It makes me think that Big V may be correct, or they may use naming rights to bring additional funds in. The leveraged buyout was and will impact the club, borrowing more is one example of when.

4.) 27 Dec 2021 13:29:54
How would people feel about selling the naming rights to the stadium?

I spent time living in Newcastle and the fans were dead against it when it was proposed and even petitioned parliament.

In the end the new sponsor who as part of their sponsorship had the naming rights decided to stick with St James's Park. Probably as the backlash would have had a greater negative effect than the benefit of renaming the ground.

Its much easier to sell the naming rights of a new stadium than it is to try and force the change of an iconic name on the fans and receive potential backlash.

As such I don't think the selling of a naming rights will be a lucrative as many people first think.

Truth is, if they renamed Old Trafford the Pepsi Max stadium or something similar most fans and probably many pundits would still refer to it as Old Trafford. While the potential backlash from a huge fan base who could boycott the sponsors goods/ services in protest could be another problem.

Would it actually be beneficial for a corporation to spend a lot of money potentially upsetting a lot of people that could end up damaging sales of their own product/ services.

Personally I think if there was much appetite for the renaming of the stadium then we would have seen something happen already.

I mean our players train at the Aon training complex, but who calls it that? Everyone I know refers to it as Carrington.

I'd imagine the club would have considered selling the naming rights to Old Trafford at the same time as they sold them for the training ground. The fact that they didn't and haven't seriously considered it since suggests that they don't really feel its worthwhile.

5.) 27 Dec 2021 15:19:42
Why does it suggest that shappy. It suggests no such thing. There is no logic to that at all.

6.) 27 Dec 2021 16:25:03
Major capital expenditure will need funding, likely borrowing but would fans be that against the ground being called say Adidas Old Trafford if they could see the money went to make a major improvement?

After all Shappy we have had to put up with it being called “theatre of dreams” instead of Old Trafford for a few years.

7.) 28 Dec 2021 22:50:38
Red Man,

Thanks for the lesson, guess you aren’t aware of my job ?.



14 Dec 2021 22:32:50
In regards to F1, nearly every race the pack Is allowed to un lap themselves.

So they let half unlap themselves them continued with race which was suspicious but not against the rules.

Also Hamilton had 2 chances to change his own tyres and never did.

I don't get the outrage that the cars was allowed past when it happens every race.

Anyways the Netflix show will be a very good watch after a crazy season.


1.) 14 Dec 2021 22:58:55
How could Hamilton change his tyres if he did, verstappen takes the lead and if the rules are followed the race ends under a safety car with no overtaking, Hamilton would have looked insane.

2.) 15 Dec 2021 01:23:20
The point is BigV that they let only the cars between verstappen and hamilton past, then left the cars behind Verstappen where they were with instructions not to over take.

They basically arranged a last lap shoot out between the 2, knowing max was on new tires and going to win.

Yes it was exciting.
Yes it was better not to finish the season ending race under a safety car after all the build up.
But if that was the goal, they should have red flagged and given all drivers the chance to change tires.
Or just follow the rules and let ALL cars down the grid unlap. If they then got a lap in, fair enough. But they knew they couldn't do that and manipulated the result. It was just too much and a terrible end to a great season.

I thought Lewis handled it all very very well. Like a champion. And I feel bad for Max to have won under such a cloud.

But it will all be forgotten, like other dirty tricks to win the championship in the past. The record only remembers the win in the end.

3.) 15 Dec 2021 08:07:43
Welcome back DB is your mourning period over? ??
Excited for the future?

4.) 15 Dec 2021 11:48:45
Don't forget Big V that before the crash Hamilton had a 12 second lead over Max which he would never had chased down if the crash never happened.

5.) 15 Dec 2021 15:05:24
Hey Ken
I'll write a separate post when I can have the time, don't want to take over BigVs.

6.) 15 Dec 2021 17:05:06
I don't understand why people keep asking this question.

If you do watch F1 or any racing for that matter, you should know that a 5 second lead unless something catastrophic happens is more than enough to win a race.

Here you have a 12 second lead with about 5 laps to go why on earth will you pit, change tyres and relinquish your lead when your dashboard tells you the compound can go 8 more laps?

7.) 15 Dec 2021 18:06:44
Thats not entirely accurate Yaz. Hamilton has himself chased down 20 sec to win races this season. He started 10th and won if i remember correctly.

8.) 15 Dec 2021 20:35:50
UA, not in 5 laps though.

9.) 16 Dec 2021 10:40:37
UA, the point is that he's driving the faster car.

You're right about that Shappy.

10.) 16 Dec 2021 13:50:56
12 seconds over 5 laps would need Verstappen to be gaining nearly 3 seconds a lap in order to catch him in time AND over take.

That's an insane amount of time to make up even with fresher better tyres.

Hamilton's car would need to have some sort of mechanical fault in order for Verstappen to make up that amount of time over 5 laps.

Simply put without the safety car forcing close that 12 second gap Hamilton would have coasted to victory regardless of what tyres he was on.

While the FIA and race director (or in this case dictator) bent/ broke their own rules to engineer a scenario where Verstappen could and would win.

It was match fixing and if investigated by an independent body they would find that the irregularities happened to create the situation that played out.

11.) 16 Dec 2021 14:07:22
That's why I am baffled Merc withdrew their appeal.

Maybe a behind-the-scene agreement was stuck.

But I'm disappointed at Merc for this action which shows they don't care about the integrity of the game.

Furthermore, FIA/ F1 could have conceded that it wasn't intentional, cheating or race-fixing but a human error then proceed to sack Masi and award two drivers medals to LH and MV.

Would have been the ideal scenario.

12.) 16 Dec 2021 15:57:18
Do none of guys watch the WWE? I am surprised at the amount of debate going on at this.




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10 Feb 2022 13:42:40
Thanks Ed,




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17 Nov 2019 09:52:05
Thanks Ed, Best hope is to win the Europa then.

Do you think he would cut it in England?


{Ed002's Note - Spurs have put a lot of effort in to scouting him and there was a push from their chief scout to add him to the squad but it never happened. So I would think so.}



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24 Oct 2019 15:52:36

I cannot find where you have said the plans have been shelved? Is there a brief reason for this?


{Ed002's Note - THis was all some time ago.}



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15 Oct 2019 07:37:48
I would not be surprised if they are selling to family? Maybe someone wants more power?




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09 Oct 2019 13:44:19
I asked my self the same question, but then I thought they will be desperate and probably pick the wrong deal.

I'm not sure if he has the ability to make any sort of impact in the premiership.





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12 Jan 2022 21:17:34
Thanks Ed.




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11 Oct 2021 13:18:12
Ole has instilled lack of cohesion and tempo in the team

Lack of control too.




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06 Oct 2021 16:02:45
Yes Ken, Time is starting to prove you right unless something drastical changes.

Who would be your next pick Ken?




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06 Oct 2021 10:54:03
Thanks Ed,

Been wrapped up in work guys amongst other things,

Been watching the games, swaying towards a new manager end of season unless ole pulls something out of the bag this year.

Hope all is well for you and all the regular posters.




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19 Mar 2021 06:56:02
Wow ken are you ok?

A positive post🤭.