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11 Sep 2019 06:06:16
Utter disgrace if the rumours are true about giving Lingard and Lindelof extended contracts. Does this club never learn. Probably give them a massive rise too.

Blackpool Red

{Ed047's Note - didn’t they give Smalling and Jones new contracts? so anything’s possible.


1.) 11 Sep 2019 08:02:55
Weren't you all singing Lindelof's praises at the start of the season?

He's a good defender, but with an obvious weakness in his physicality. Similar player to our own Christensen in fact. If you ask me, extending Lindelof would be the right move. And Lingard is a useful squad player I'd say. You need those as well.


2.) 11 Sep 2019 08:26:46
What's wrong with giving Lindelof a new contract? He's everyone's first choice CB alongside Maguire.


3.) 11 Sep 2019 08:42:11
So you'd rather let them run their contracts down and leave for free?

At least with a contract if they leave we will get a fee.

And they are both decent players, internationals and first team players.

{Ed047's Note - and there lies one of your major problems, if they are the way ahead as players capable of winning the big ones then in the words of Turkish, “Your proper f’d” 😉


4.) 11 Sep 2019 09:01:05
Lindelof is a good centre half.

{Ed047's Note - compared to Chris Smalling or Phil Jones?


5.) 11 Sep 2019 10:58:00
Maybe spend another 80 million on Keane, then him and Maguire can be the new chuckle brothers.


6.) 11 Sep 2019 10:58:58
Lindelof was our best player last season. And he's halfway through his contract so yes he's due for contract talks and an extension. He's made a couple of mistakes this season but is miles ahead of the three stooges.

Lingard only signed a new deal something like 18 months ago so shouldn't be being offered another one at this moment in time.


7.) 11 Sep 2019 17:32:53
Fishing surely 🎣🐟👌👏.


8.) 11 Sep 2019 21:16:07
We reward mediocrity.


9.) 12 Sep 2019 10:22:53
Lindleof is a great CB and is still relatively young in his position. Was solid last year and can form a good partnership with Maguire.

Lingard I'm not sold on though. doesn't offer much on the pitch for me. A good back up player but should never be starting games for us.


10.) 12 Sep 2019 13:36:47
All the problems we have and you choose to get annoyed about us giving one of our best defenders a new contract?

Some fans are strange.


11.) 12 Sep 2019 17:59:04
Gds2.This is where the problem lies. Yes he might of been one of our best defenders but that doesn’t say much these days. He’s not physically strong enough in my eyes to be a top drawer centre half in our league. He doesn’t come close to McGrath Bruce Pallister Johnsen Stam Rio or Vidic. i'm not saying he’s a bad player but we need better if we want to close the gap.


12.) 12 Sep 2019 19:35:43
My opinion that has been so since before the Summer is that we needed 2 new CBS. Maguire is great and Lindelof is a good defender but he isn’t strong enough in the air. I think it’s time we have Tuanzebe a chance.


13.) 13 Sep 2019 10:35:42
"Maguire is great" Giggsy? What is he great at? Not defending that I am sure. What is he great at other than heading a ball. Lindelof is a better player overall in my view. Maguire is decent but he isn't half the player media is making him out to be


But it all personal opinion though and judging by my track record I am likely in the wrong.


14.) 13 Sep 2019 19:56:33
Deependra I completely agree with you.


15.) 14 Sep 2019 08:54:48
Lindelof and Maguire are both better than we had and need time to form a partnership and need a settled choice of fullbacks alongside them. Are their better out there - probably - but give these guys a chance. Our priority transfer area is midfield now anyway, not defence.


 

 

 

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22 Sep 2019 14:50:40
The slowest midfield in world football.

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1.) 22 Sep 2019 15:04:15
We haven't got a midfield.


Its the same every game we can have the ball as much as we want but we don't have the keys to open the locks

And we have a striker who will not score goals.

We can all bang on about having a better defence but we will not score the goals to win games.


2.) 22 Sep 2019 15:25:12
Magic is so slow he is going backwards.


He may as well not be on the field.


3.) 22 Sep 2019 15:51:03
We have no devine right to have a Quick midfield players. Lol.


4.) 22 Sep 2019 15:58:26
The worst midfield and forward line in my 45 years on this planet. We’ve spent nearly 900 million since 2013.We need another 900 it’s embarrassing and nothing will change until wooden top and the leeches are gone.

{Ed047's Note - honestly can’t believe how bad you are mate.


5.) 22 Sep 2019 16:02:49
We are that slow, that we make sloths look fast.


6.) 22 Sep 2019 16:28:21
We are still 6 or 7 players needed and that's just for a top 4 challenge.


Wouod much rather play Chong and gomes and the likes of them then sit through a season with matic and mata and fred it's just depressing


We don't look like scoring at all. We can't break teams down we are rubbish.


7.) 22 Sep 2019 16:52:04
gomes and chong are just as rubbish they didn't show much passion against Astana.


8.) 22 Sep 2019 17:04:13
the snails get round my garden guicker. more happens at a old folks home.


9.) 22 Sep 2019 17:05:12
BOLGER let's face it, we don't have a squad to compete for nothing this year.
Our squad is poor. We would not win the the League 1 either, not even top 4.
We are average and the Kids we hope to save us are poor as well.


10.) 22 Sep 2019 17:11:49
Just back from the match. We need one top striker and two top midfielders. Matic and Mctominay are never going to cut it. Neither is Pereira.
AWB never really tried to attack so maybe he is still not fully fit.

Daniel James tried really hard but needs to pick his head up and look for the killer pass. Rashford ran around but with no support up front and no real service from midfield he had a difficult afternoon. He will come good again with decent service.

Angel Gomez is too lightweight at the moment and too inexperienced to come in and be anything more than a bit part player. He had all the talent to succeed but needs to be introduced into a better team than this and he needs to get stronger to cope.

What was really disappointing was how many passes went nowhere or out of play. That's just rank bad carelessness. I can't recall who said it but every top footballer should learn to treasure possession and never give the ball away cheaply.

Lastly tactically to am afraid Ole got it wrong again. With only one striker it was imperative to have fast runners from midfield who could assist Rashford. Picking Matic and Mctominay seemed to me to be essentially saying h was settling for a draw or not get beaten. I love Mata as a person but he was not the right choice today. We are Manchester United and our mantra has always been to attack. To have a go. Ole didn't give the team much of a chmce today.

{Ed047's Note - you honestly think you only need 3 players. Wow.


11.) 22 Sep 2019 17:39:00
Forget United Ed047, Arsenal are playing. who are just as bad as United.

{Ed047's Note - yes mate, they are going to bill next Monday’s game as “Clash of the Shite-tans” 😂


12.) 22 Sep 2019 17:45:04
We give new improved contracts to bang average players. I honestly don’t think Rashford is even premier league standard. We had four strikers in 99 Cole Yorke Sheringham and Solskjaer. We don’t have one now. The whole squad is piss poor, bottom half premier league and championship players at best.


13.) 22 Sep 2019 17:47:46
McTominay was man of the match last week against Leicester, he has a bad game today and he’s suddenly not good enough and never going to cut it. Surely we can do better than judging players on a game by game basis.


14.) 22 Sep 2019 17:48:46
Ed if we can get Luke Shaw back then our defence will be pretty good. The fact we are conceding goals is because of the midfield offering scant protection. The problem areas are midfield and attack. If and I know its a big if. If we keep Pogba and get a top creative midfielder and a top defensive midfielder then midfield is sorted. Then get a top striker and yes I think we will have gone a long way to solving our problems. If Greenwood is coached properly he is going to be immense. James likewise. Once we start winning games consistently the confidence that brings to the team will enable talented squad players like Gomez to gradually commit me to terms with playing for us.

Ole played with some of our greatest ever players. He is an intelligent man. He will know better than anyone how far off we are from the teams he played in. He knows we have to rebuild. The major problem is getting the players we need. The very best right now have better teams to go to and who can pay equally stupid amounts of money as us and offer realistic chances of winning things.

{Ed047's Note - pretty good isn’t good enough though mate, I would honestly only have AWB from your squad and we are garbage, mostly due to the hapless Emery I might add.

There really isn’t much at all in your squad to shout about mate. As poor as I’ve ever seen it.


15.) 22 Sep 2019 17:56:13
Mctominay is a squad player at best. He ain’t fit to lace Fletchers Parks or Carricks boots never mind the other great central midfielders we’ve had. If anybody thinks he’s going to take Utd back to the top then there deluded.


16.) 22 Sep 2019 18:01:23
I agree Ed. Its the worst squad i’ve ever seen in my 45 years.

{Ed047's Note - I don’t say it lightly BR or because Arsenal are my team so I’m not even gloating as we are shocking at the moment but it really is as bad as I’ve seen.


17.) 22 Sep 2019 18:09:58
Maybe if we were relegated the Glazers would sell up. i'd take that in a heart beat and start again.


18.) 22 Sep 2019 18:10:57
There first goal the defence backed off let him turn and shoot

Appaling defending.


19.) 22 Sep 2019 18:28:03
To be fair to the Glazers they have let several managers spend an awful lot of money. Its just not been spent wisely in the main. The Glazers are guilty of not getting football man in place of Ed Woodward to oversee the playing structure. I don't want the Glazers to go if it means Utd are backed with Chinese or Arab money or anyone or any company with questionable morals. We should be above that.

In response to those who say it's not fair to judge players on a game by game basis. that's true to a certain extent but the sad reality is that too many of our team are not and never will be good enough of we aspire to the standards we used to have. I don't denigrate those players who put a shift in week on week out but facts are facts. We are moles away from where we need to be. That said I don't think we need a whole new team or anything like it. Three or four top top players will make a mojor difference. Regardless I will support the team.


20.) 22 Sep 2019 18:32:01
Blackpool,

Let me guess this right, you want the club relegated?


21.) 22 Sep 2019 18:43:32
Salford, when you say moles away, that doesn't sound too bad 😁.

{Ed047's Note - they’re little cuties aren’t they 😉😂


22.) 22 Sep 2019 18:48:43
Gds2.I want the Glazers gone end of.


23.) 22 Sep 2019 23:43:40
Am digging a hole for myself to Bury our title hopes for this year.


 

 

05 Sep 2019 06:20:24
Was having a convo with an old mate and we got on to who was utd's worst ever player. Very hard as there are plenty of candidates. I came up with Manucho, Dong Fangzhuo and Scott Mcgarvey but one player I really disliked was Mal Donaghy. His puck was Pat McGibbon.

Blackpool Red

1.) 05 Sep 2019 09:02:41
Lingard, lindeloff, Pereira and Ralph Milne!
You can add Paul “I give the ball away 40 times a game” Pogba and Marcus “I can’t shoot and only get 10 goals a session” Rashford to that if they do not improve dramatically.


2.) 05 Sep 2019 09:06:47
Paddy Roche for me. As a kid whenever Alex Stepney was injured in came Paddy Roche, terrible keeper.


3.) 05 Sep 2019 09:45:49
massimo taibi.


4.) 05 Sep 2019 09:53:12
About a week ago I posted on the Discussion page what a collection of IMO the worst players that have actually played for Utd's 1st team will look like
Taibi
D. Love Prunier Rojo Buttner
Obertan Kleberson Djemba Tosic
Dong Manucho

Subs: Bosnic, Blackett, Pugh, Bellion, Cruyf, Bebe.


5.) 05 Sep 2019 13:34:40
Bebe?


6.) 05 Sep 2019 14:01:36
Somebody actually suggested Rashford and pogba? And Lindelof? Lost for words at some of the posts on here sometimes.


7.) 05 Sep 2019 17:12:07
Paddy Roche. There is a blast from the past. A candidate for sure😂😂.


8.) 05 Sep 2019 20:27:19
Yes Paddy Roche, remember him well and I think he literally threw the ball in the back of the net once. Prunier was up there and Ralphie Milne. I also remember Birtles arriving and he was awful.


9.) 05 Sep 2019 20:28:12
Gds2,

Is was joke post with all the names I mentioned apart from Ralph Milne. Now I will not get the fishing rod out and claim I caught you, as that joke is not funny, however it’s safe to say none of the names mentioned will be troubling a United all time 11.


10.) 05 Sep 2019 21:28:54
Paddy Roche absolutely. He couldn't actually catch a ball cleanly. Ashley Grimes was pretty dire as well. Bellion deserves a mention.


11.) 05 Sep 2019 23:49:04
Chorlton,

If it was a joke then fair enough, but if you read some of the posts on here you can see why I might have thought it was genuine!


12.) 06 Sep 2019 08:27:58
GDS2 fair point!

With Lindelof though I don’t get the whole love affair with him. I think he is very average. Poor in the air and gets beaten easily and can’t tackle. His positioning is usually pretty good which does help him but when he gets that wrong he’s not a great defender one on one, as we have 2 or 3 times already this season.


13.) 06 Sep 2019 19:49:11
Hay bristles birtles was the sanchez signing of his era.


 

 

15 Jul 2019 21:25:10
So ole says we need a Bryan Robson. If only, there is no midfielder out there fit to lace captain marvels boots. Best midfielder I've seen at old trafford.

Blackpool Red

1.) 15 Jul 2019 22:13:02
I am sure everyone on here who had a pleasure of watching him will agree with you blackpool red.

But i think because midfield roles are much more defined in modern football, looking for a bryan robson or a roy keane is a red herring.

Who is the all action bryan robson type in the city team or the liverpool team or in Barcelona or reals team?

We would probably be much better off trying to be realistic and find the new michael carrick, someone mobile and intelligent enough to screen the back 4 and sit deep and dictate play than look for a new bryan robson.


2.) 15 Jul 2019 22:17:49
I took a close look at Jamie Shackleton at Leeds. Now I'm not a scout by any stretch of the imagination. But I know a player that gives 100% every second of every game when I see one. I hope somebody in red has/ is running the rule over him. If you're watching the Leeds game have a look I'd be interested in your opinion. 👍.


3.) 15 Jul 2019 22:54:10
Living the past. Sentimental. Sack him now.


4.) 15 Jul 2019 23:50:20
My favourite ever player for the club.
There is still room in any formation for that box to box player. Although as you say the role has changed and more technique than blood sweat and tears.
That screening player you speak of. The goal scoring box to box midfielder and the veey offence minded playmaker are the ideal combination.

Longstaff / matic
Fernandes / mctom
Pogba/ fred

If pogba wants to stay and let his football do the talking i'd be delighted if they were our options going into next season. Tough to get both those deals plus maguire over the line. Plus deal with the possible exits of lukaku darmian rojo.
Lots of work still to do on the squad but that midfield 6 plus garner should see us through the season in better shape than last season.


5.) 16 Jul 2019 07:00:28
Robson was the reason I chose to support United when I was very young.


6.) 16 Jul 2019 09:41:44
very good piece on sky about longstaff. Well worth a read, you can see why solskjaer would want him. Not comparing him to Bryan Robson, but he might be worth the money if he keeps going the way he is.


7.) 16 Jul 2019 11:10:40
Agreed penfold. if we get longstaff, a midfield of him and mctominay will have a lot of heart and effort. need a spark of creativity (pogba / fernandes ) with them and we have the makings of a solid midfield.

{Ed002's Note - Longstaff's heart is in the NE.}


8.) 16 Jul 2019 11:11:24
I agree Penfold. We should go for him no question.


9.) 16 Jul 2019 11:31:26
But his bank account might be in the northwest soon ed 😂.


10.) 16 Jul 2019 11:47:59
do you think he’d stay in newcastle regardless Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - No, what I said was in reply to a rather flakey comment.}


11.) 16 Jul 2019 15:04:15
Truth be told by team would be improved by having a midfielder like Bryan Robson.


12.) 16 Jul 2019 17:59:09
** any.


 

 

10 Mar 2018 13:19:20
Look much better when we take the game to them. Lukaku totally bullying there defence. There defence is pony.

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15 Jan 2018 13:52:38
Anybody sick of van gaal's whining. I thought he was supposed to be a clever man but he can't understand why he was sacked. You were sacked because you were absolutely pony end of.

Blackpool Red

1.) 15 Jan 2018 14:05:46
He’s so bitter it’s embarrassing 😂. Dinosaur of a manager with the worst style of play a united team has ever played. Not a shot on target till the 60th minute. He should take his money and keep his mouth shut.


2.) 15 Jan 2018 14:12:16
It’s remarkable just how delusional he is. Obviously I’m not privy to what went on behind the scenes but surely he must’ve been aware of the undercurrent of dissatisfaction about the playing style and performances. It is said that he is incredibly stubborn but he really takes it to a whole new level.


3.) 15 Jan 2018 14:35:37
Playing devils advocate here, I suppose it depends on what the board were telling him the expectations were. If he was told he was doing a good job, that he had time to improve things and to carry on and then to be sacked then maybe he has a point. If not then he is dillusional.

Don’t get me wrong, I did not enjoy his style of play or comments. He did seem to be a sandwich short of a picnic and was not sorry to see him go, but if the club did say one thing and then do another, that would not reflect well on the club.


4.) 15 Jan 2018 14:54:18
I understand where your coming from Huggy but this is LVG we are on about here, he deserve's no defence at all, IMO he and his signings were 1 of the biggest mistakes United made, even worse than Moye's.


5.) 15 Jan 2018 16:03:50
Nobody was as bad as Moyes. I still have nightmares about the Fulham game.


6.) 15 Jan 2018 16:04:00
He seems to be very bitter that he was sacked rather than asked to choose his successor. Early in his reign we did actually play some good stuff, there was one game against city where we dominated them and won something like 4-2. But his team regressed into possession obsessed negative no risk nancies and I will not be sorry to see the back him.


7.) 15 Jan 2018 16:14:17
I think we regressed because he was an authoritarian and would lay in to players if they made mistakes. So in the end they stopped taking risks.

Many of us wanted someone who'd give our players a kick up the arse, they did and it didn't work. It's almost like the world and football have moved on from the 80's and you can't get the same reaction out of a modern day player as you would of 30 years ago.

Maybe to succeed in modern day football, with modern day players we need a modern day manager? Just a thought.


8.) 15 Jan 2018 16:16:04
I can understand why he’s not happy, ED002 said there was a plan and strategy (I think he said 3years) he was part way through the plan and the fans turned. Again from memory I think ED002 eluded the fan stuff caused a change in transfer plans and ultimately put a stop to a project. He was obviously close to Ed Woodward, to be this annoyed he openly feels the club betrayed him. To be fair to him as we don’t know what was said to him or promised behind closed doors he might have a point.

For me I can see what he was doing, he was getting a new very young group of players together and trialling some youngsters out. It would of been interesting to know what the plan was.


9.) 15 Jan 2018 16:20:12
didnt like LVG as a manager for obvious reasons but I liked his arrogance, thought he was quite a nice fella. old school. bit nutty but still a little bit of footballs all time great managers even if his best years were behind him.

All this whinging is too much now, doing himself no favours at all . i'm guessing he was stitched up and promises broken. must be nice for his big ego even with a big pay off

But for the football he played he couldn't expect to hold on for much longer than he did.


10.) 15 Jan 2018 16:36:49
Sandwich short of a picnic. 😀.


11.) 15 Jan 2018 16:38:05
People assume he's intelligent, but in actual fact, he's as thick as pig s. t. trust me, I know him and he's thoroughly unpleasant.


12.) 15 Jan 2018 16:56:23
How do you know him AAA?


13.) 15 Jan 2018 19:09:12
He has a villa in Portugal beside NoMid, Park. The man sucked the life out of our club, with his anti-football. Move on.


14.) 15 Jan 2018 20:29:10
Mort as bad as Moye's was I think the team he inherited didn't do him any favours, he lost before he started to be fair. Fergie's transfer policy (or lack of) towards the end left our team with to much work to do.


15.) 16 Jan 2018 01:53:09
What plan and strategy do we expect from LVG's hypothetical 3rd season? Apart from more scattergun approach to transfer and youth policy, I can't really think of any.


 

 

 

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12 Sep 2019 17:59:04
Gds2.This is where the problem lies. Yes he might of been one of our best defenders but that doesn’t say much these days. He’s not physically strong enough in my eyes to be a top drawer centre half in our league. He doesn’t come close to McGrath Bruce Pallister Johnsen Stam Rio or Vidic. i'm not saying he’s a bad player but we need better if we want to close the gap.

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11 Sep 2019 21:16:07
We reward mediocrity.

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26 May 2019 10:10:42
Can I ask who the senior departure is.

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{Ed002's Note - I said "could".}


 

 

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16 May 2019 15:22:54
Fantastic idea to have a nice guy around the dressing room for £5 to £7 million a year. let's bring a court jester in too while we’re at it.

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23 Sep 2018 14:56:06
Stay off the glue Roon.

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22 Sep 2019 20:56:07
I had nearly 30 years of laughter at your expense. No way will yours last 30 years.

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22 Sep 2019 18:48:43
Gds2.I want the Glazers gone end of.

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22 Sep 2019 18:09:58
Maybe if we were relegated the Glazers would sell up. i'd take that in a heart beat and start again.

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22 Sep 2019 18:01:23
I agree Ed. Its the worst squad i’ve ever seen in my 45 years.

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{Ed047's Note - I don’t say it lightly BR or because Arsenal are my team so I’m not even gloating as we are shocking at the moment but it really is as bad as I’ve seen.


 

 

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22 Sep 2019 17:56:13
Mctominay is a squad player at best. He ain’t fit to lace Fletchers Parks or Carricks boots never mind the other great central midfielders we’ve had. If anybody thinks he’s going to take Utd back to the top then there deluded.

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