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01 Sep 2020 13:08:22
Rumours of Galatasary interested in Fred, not sure if true but i can see why he would be intersting in a move with Van De Beek coming in and constant rumours of Grealish. I like Fred and think he works well in a hard working role and we saw his best prior to lockdown, however I am not sure that Olly is sold on him so i can see this being a possible exit.
If this does happen I think it is one that could bring in a decent fee that could be used to bring in a replacement (maybe Grealish) that Olly does like and bridges the gap when Pogba/ Fernandes come off.

Brad76

1.) 01 Sep 2020 13:34:09
I think we can scratch Grealish off the list now. He is overrated.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 13:42:51
I think the offered 2m for a years loan. we won't get a decent fee for fred particularly in the current climate. If we got back a quartet if what we paid we would be doing well.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 13:53:05
I'd rather sell Perrieira, Mata and Lingard before fred.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 16:19:25
Agree with Mad Hatter here, I would rather see Pereira, Lingard and Mata out than Fred.


5.) 01 Sep 2020 17:14:47
I'd be surprised to see Grealish arrive too now although he adds something different to what we have, even with VdB. I do feel Fred is a useful if unspectacular player but one we'd hope to recoup a decent fee for.


6.) 01 Sep 2020 18:38:18
Fred was decent last year, he gives his all every game and covers every blades of grass. He is one of the last players I would want to see leave.


7.) 01 Sep 2020 20:04:49
I hope Fred doesn't end up turning into the next Ander Herrera. Losing another good squad player and keeping the likes of Perreira, Lingard etc.


8.) 01 Sep 2020 21:20:15
Kurtis I agree. I'd keep Fred and loan mcsauce. I like them both but mcsauce given a year on loan at a Newcastle or somewhere alike would come back a much better player. I don't see Fred going to Turkey improving him alot, he'd contribute more here. I'd like him to get more games time than Matic. I'm not saying anything bad about matic, but his legs have clearly gone, we don't want to get to November and him be burnt out with no decent cover.


9.) 02 Sep 2020 00:04:18
Fred is not a player we need to keep. He can't pass, shoot, tackle, control the ball or dribble. Not really sure what he brings to the side that McTominay doesn’t?

Likeable character for sure yes - Utd quality no.


10.) 02 Sep 2020 04:16:06
If we are letting Fred go and basically replacing him with Donny van de Beek we are looking to move forward. Fred and McTom are both squad players. We can have either one of them, and I expect James Garner to step up in a season or 2.


11.) 02 Sep 2020 09:36:45
Fred is better player than McTominay.

Loan out Mctominay over Fred all day long.


 

 

17 Jul 2017 11:03:42
So current rumour is that we will move for Kroos as part of the discussions withRM about DDG.
So, if available should we get him, does he offer the best style to complement Pogba/ harera or do we truly need a Matic HM.

Brad76

1.) 17 Jul 2017 12:11:09
Kroos better player but Matic will suit our system better, plus Moo Moo knows him and will do what he's told. Prem proven.


2.) 17 Jul 2017 12:53:25
Toni Kroos won't come mate. Best chance we had was a few years ago before he moved to Mardid.


3.) 17 Jul 2017 13:23:41
gmartin,

That isn't what we have heard previously from Ed002.


4.) 17 Jul 2017 13:56:56
GDS2 - Sorry, what have I missed and where is it?


5.) 17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.


6.) 17 Jul 2017 18:01:24
I'd take Kroos all day long and there's no reason at all a midfield 3 of Kroos, Herrera and Pogba wouldn't work. I get what people are saying about what Matic would bring but there's no need for that if the opposition can't get the ball off us.


7.) 17 Jul 2017 19:28:39
Kroos is one of the best centre mids in the world and played really well under Mourinho. If there is any chance of getting him in the DDG transfer we should go all out for him. Kroos, Herrera and Pogba as a 3 would be scary.


8.) 17 Jul 2017 19:29:38
I said this at the beginning of the summer and got bashed by a few saying he can't play in a 3 man midfield.
For me he's the best in the business, I've watched him pick teams apart for Madrid. If it meant getting Matic too I'd do it. If a truley world class player becomes available to us we should get him in.g


9.) 17 Jul 2017 22:07:26
Kroos was playing in a 3 man midfield all last season with Modric and Casemiro and was brilliant.


10.) 17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.


 

 

25 May 2017 19:09:59
Rumours that the three options for CB Lindelof, Keane or Van Djilk. Who do you guys feel would better suite.
For me it would be Van Djilk as I think he is a leader and would be great alongside Bailly. I Like Keane but worry it would be too soon, not seen any of Lindelof to judge.

Brad76

1.) 25 May 2017 19:50:32
haven't seen lidlof either except on youtube since we have been linked with him. Vdijk looks good, fast, big and strong and seems to get his head on everything both ends of the pitch -out of those 3 he would be first choice. silly money of course.


2.) 25 May 2017 19:53:17
VVD is not worth the price, keane is not good enough to start for us, lindelof isn't much better but he has a high ceiling, would love a double swoop for semedo and lindelof.


3.) 25 May 2017 20:51:52
VVD out of the 3. He's one of the top 3 centre backs in the PL.

{Ed004's Note - It would be between Lindelof and Van Dijk for me. I'm edging towards Van Dijk because of his power in the air, physical attributes and being premiership proven. I think he could form a perfect partnership with Bailly. It would be nice to be a threat from set pieces again}


4.) 25 May 2017 21:58:58
None of the above.


5.) 25 May 2017 22:09:05
I think comes down to value for money. Keane should stay at Burnley for at another 18 months. He certainly has potential. Perhaps cut a deal with Burnley to buy him and then loan him back.
Lindelof is an unknown, just Like Bailly. I've see Youtube clips etc.
VVD looks very good and would compliment Bailly. He is as ED004 says prem proven. Keane isn't quite there yet. However if he plays well in the next two England games then his price will rise.


6.) 25 May 2017 22:02:38
Couldnt agree more ED004, over recent years we seem to have lost the threat of our CBs coming forward for corners ala Vidic, pally, bruce, rio, stam etc etc, fair play to smalling last night for his assist but we used to be a real threat in days gone by with our cbs.

{Ed004's Note - Maybe that's why by reports we seem to be looking at Dier ahead of Fabinho and the links with Van Dijk and Keane. Two of them along with Pogba and Bailly would give us good height}


7.) 25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.


8.) 26 May 2017 03:08:12
i would like to bring in alderweireld from spurs.


9.) 26 May 2017 05:37:25
Leahy12,

When Spurs signed for £7million I thought why the hell didn't we try and buy him. He'd cost £50 million now. Bargain buy for Spurs. Top class CB.


10.) 26 May 2017 09:36:58
Thing is with Spurs, they brought in players like Alder, Alli, Wanyama for little money - but they play them every week. We sign players for 3X-5X that and keep them on the bench or play them sporadically.

We'd pay £25m for Keane and use him in rotation. We need nailed down 100% starters for the money we are going to undoubtedly spend, otherwise it's a Depay/ Martial/ Schneiderlin type waste.

Godin for me.


11.) 26 May 2017 09:44:27
If this is the CB's that we are looking to strengthen with then I am slightly disappointed. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a world class CB come in, someone like Bonucci. I know VVD is being touted as the next big thing, I don't know anything about the Swedish guy, Keane, I am not convinced is good enough either. I was hoping that if there is a deal for DDG to go to Madrid, that they would have had some clout to be able to try and sort out a deal for someone like Varane.


12.) 26 May 2017 09:46:03
Agree with Beast here, a consistent line up breeds success.


13.) 26 May 2017 11:17:23
If Jose is the master at one thing it's picking out defenders. Whoever we buy will fit in well. Perhaps Rojo has convinced him and Blind has looked very able there
too? We need one more to replace Smalling.

Keane or VVD for me please Jose. It's the full back positions where we need the serious investment and another midfielder to replace Carrick. I'll be well chuffed with Greizeman though!

If Keane re-joins, we just need to go back for Welbeck now to show just how clueless LVG was!


14.) 26 May 2017 12:40:49
I'll keep my answer simple enough.

Has to be Van Dijk, he's the best of the three.


15.) 26 May 2017 16:28:43
Agree Harry, before his injury he was the best CB in the prem. Would be a decent partner for Bailly for the next 7-8 years.


 

 

04 May 2017 13:32:01
Willian getting another link to us. It shows that we are likely to add an additional attacker as well as a striker. I for one would take him as he will fit straight into Jose system.

Brad76

1.) 04 May 2017 14:49:54
I think there is a chance of this being true.


2.) 04 May 2017 18:14:13
I would welcome him if it wasnt silly money. Like a lot of fast attacking players he is one of those who can get you off your seat but also frustrate you when he beats 2 players and over hits a cross time and again- but in the main he has improved a lot at Chelsea and on his day is class - then again so was Nani but I've seen us linked with lesser players recently.


3.) 04 May 2017 22:23:11
Always good for a goal, great on set pieces and a player trusts. He was phenomenal last season for Chelsea.

Far better than any right sided option we have. Willian right, Mkhitaryan in the middle and Martial left is very likely behind Rashford or a new striker.

I don't think we will see a Griezmann and Belotti double buy. That's fantasy. Rashford is hugely impressive though right now and is doing all of the right things. You could easily envisage Griezmann playing off of Rashford with Ibra to come back into the fold when fit.


4.) 05 May 2017 16:33:46
I agree fresh. Personally wouldn't touch belotti at the prices quoted.


 

 

10 Apr 2017 22:05:43
Looks like Pogba is good mates with Lukaku. could he be using that friendship to bring him in next year?

Brad76

1.) 11 Apr 2017 07:37:17
It might be the other way round ;)


 

 

 

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04 Apr 2021 18:36:38
Not been a bad weekend with results going in our favour, let's hope we make the most of it by beating Brighton tonight.
Hopefully Pogba gets a full run and no Ill effects from international break.

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26 Mar 2021 21:46:18
Has anyone watched James Garner whilst on loan at Forrest. Appears to be doing well and getting man of the match in several games.
We have previously compared him on here to Carrick and was thinking about the plan for him next season.

Initially my thoughts were another loan but a PL team who could bring him on further. However, watching Bellingham last night at 17 show such a commanding cameo and that he has performed well for Dortmund made me think we should maybe bring Garner back with a shout of at least being in the midfield rotation.
Class of 92 were given there chance so maybe next year OGS will be brave enough to give youth (Garner/ Dialo/ Greenwood) a real go especially as this seems to be our recruitment drive now as well.

Brad76

1.) 26 Mar 2021 22:31:31
He is doing well at forest for sure Brad. i'd love to see him get a chance. He has been well regarded for years and is earning his stripes on loan.
Maybe he will get a chance to shine pre season with a few players getting back late from the euros.


 

 

14 Feb 2021 20:50:24
Yet another game where you have to question the team selections and substitutions.
West Brom were always likely to not give much room behind so thought the guile of Greenwood or even mata wide might have been a better option than martial/ Radhford to break them Down. I also don't understand why we are not looking more at Telles going forward as an option as our best crosser with Cavani in the middle.
OGS also seems scared to make changes when things are not working and just hopes to pull it out playing the same way (Fernandes distorting a stat that this works) .
One of the back 2 needs to be left out too, at this point I don't care which one. Play Tuanzebe/ Bailly as the second one and see what happens. We know the outcome of this pairing.

Brad76

1.) 14 Feb 2021 21:30:00
Play Tuanzebe and Bailly. Perhaps they both should play against Sociedad on thursday.


 

 

12 Feb 2021 10:56:21
Was having a conversation last night with a few Utd friends about the goalkeeper position next year. It is interesting that there was no real concensus which I suppose highlights the issue currently.
De Gea has improved from last year but still seems fallable and does not command his box, is this partially down to the CB's? Henderson has not exactly shone when he has played but it is difficult to do this when you are just dropped in without getting a run. Much better distributer of the ball than De Gea and does come out for crosses.
The options we discussed for next year was:
1. Keep De Gea and sell Henderson
2. Keep Henderson and sell De Gea (we felt that the value would be similar)
3. Sell Henderson and De Gea and look to bring in Oblak (potential for a swap deal with De Gea going the other way + cash)

Interested to see what your thoughts are.

Brad76

1.) 12 Feb 2021 11:13:42
Dave the Save has been awesome for the club and I think we have given him the time he deserved following a dip in form post World Cup to bounce back. He hasn't got anywhere near his top form where I believe he was the best in the world.

Sell De Gea in the Summer, bring in Henderson and let him grow into the role. De Gea was at a less developed stage than Henderson is now when he got the No.1 Jersey with Fergie so why can't Henderson progress to similar heights?

I for one would be disappointed to see Henderson leave without being given a full season at No.1 to prove he deserves the spot, and could be with us for the next 10 years!


2.) 12 Feb 2021 11:21:27
Interesting discussion.

Dave has been great for the majority of his time here but he's no longer amongst the best keepers in the world imo.

Our best teams have always had a top class keeper who will save and/ or earn you 10 points per season.

Unfortunately DDG is probably costing us that many this season.

He's on a ridiculous contract until 2023 so it may be a case similar to Maguire, where he needs to be upgraded but the money involved makes it very difficult or impossible.

His Mrs has always wanted to move back to Spain and he may do that eventually but who knows when.


3.) 12 Feb 2021 11:33:33
Interesting post.

DDG has clearly not been as good as he was a few years ago, when he was arguably the best in the world. But does that mean he’s finished?

Dean had a very good season with Sheffield United last season, but does that mean he’s ready?

If it were up to me I’d take the long term approach. We’ve got a lot of players who are yet to peak so going with Dean and letting him grow towards a peak with the likes of Marcus, Mason, etc. is the way I’d go, and hopefully Omit would yield similar results to when Rooney and Ronaldo started to mature together.

The trouble I see is DDG’s wages. Who would pay him what he’s on with us? It will be interesting to see how it pans out.


4.) 12 Feb 2021 11:47:02
Who will pay De Gea’s wages? Or Henderson’s? It would be very difficult to sell either in my opinion unless they were prepared to take a significant pay cut!


5.) 12 Feb 2021 12:26:07
The issue is that while DDG hasn't been terrible, it is clear he is declining.

So the question is how and when do you replace him. If you look to sign an established top level keeper entering their prime with 4-5 years experience at the highest level then you are going to have to throw a lot of money at that keeper to sign them. Jan Oblak is the obvious choice but he would cost upward of 70m. Even then there is no guarantee that he will adapt and be as good in the EPL which in Europe probably gives the least protection to keepers while demanding the most action from them.

Look at Chelsea, they spent 70m to sign Kepa, he looked good for a while but they now look stuck with him not performing and unable to shift him for probably even half of what they paid for him, and historically Chelsea have been pretty good at getting good fees for the players they sell.

So if we aren't going to spend big on a "proven" top level keeper then we will need to look for a project keeper, someone young who can be moulded and developed into a top keeper.

The issue here though is we have one in Henderson, a player who last season was arguably the best English keeper in the EPL, and looked ready for a fresh challenge to keep him developing. Yet this season he hasn't been given the chances he needs to stake a claim, even though DDG has continued to make mistakes costing us points.

So we either have to stick with DDG and sell Henderson (possibly with a buy back clause) or we twist and give Henderson the No.1 shirt.

Chelsea were interested in Henderson last summer before they signed Mendy, so that highlights that other top clubs in England rate him highly.

For me the problem with sticking with DDG for another couple of season's means we lose the future England No.1. Then in 2 years time we will either have to spend 70m on a proven top level keeper, or 30m on a younger one and then let them make the mistakes as they hopefully grow into a top keeper.

That is why I would give Henderson the shirt now, he will probably over the next season or two make as many mistakes as DDG, but at least he will be learning band growing from them hopefully becoming a top class keeper so that in a couple of years time when many of our outfield players are hitting their peaks we will have an established top level keeper behind them ready to push on and win titles.


6.) 12 Feb 2021 14:13:21
Play Henderson at center half, and dump McGuire.


7.) 12 Feb 2021 15:01:23
I must say we never really got into the current wages that they each get and that this would be a hindrence to anyone taking them but I guess this is the problem we are facing with a lot of our players at the minute. Great when we want to entice or keep them, awful when we want to sell.

For what it is worth we seemed to fall on the side of promoting Henderson and with a heavy heart letting De Gea leave (one of us was a very heavy heart as one of the last connections back to Sir Alex! ) . The drop off in the short term would be small if at all but the potential upside would be greater than sticking with De Gea.

Agree that we have issues elsewhere that money needs to be spent on to prevent a big splash on Oblak.


 

 

09 Oct 2020 13:12:00
Is it time to take Maguire out of the firing line for his own benefit as much as the teams. For a multitude of reasons his form at the end of last season and the start of this has not been good (better partner, summer police incident, public criticism) .
Whatever the reason I think we are at the point where he needs a break from the team to get a break and work on himself (crazy he was called up to the England squad) .

With this in mind, what should we do at the back ahead of Newcastle and a hectic October.

Stick with the back 4 and give Lindelof and Bailly a chance? Try Tuanzebe in there (if fit) or even switch Shaw in as left sided CB!
Switch to back 3 and again who do you swap in, Bailly, Lindelof and Shaw or go for 2 FB in the back 3 with Shaw, Lindelof and AWB.

One thing I am sure is that we need to do something at the back, unless there is a big change between now and Newcastle and with our players on international duty I don't see it. then a switch is needed.

Brad76

1.) 09 Oct 2020 14:04:45
I think we should definitely be looking to get Tuanzebe in now. Ole has the perfect excuse with the previous performance. I don’t think he will let us down.


2.) 09 Oct 2020 14:14:39
Totally agree with this. His head's clearly not in it atm. The problem is, the choices to replace him aren't great.


3.) 09 Oct 2020 14:23:18
Our main problem is that there is no real competition for Maguire and Lindelof.
Bailly and Tuanzebe are mostly injured.
Rojo is training separately from the main group.

We really should have gone in for Upamecano since we didn't spend big on Sancho.


4.) 09 Oct 2020 14:31:12
Great post Brad. I do agree with you. But, there is a risk that after such a poor start, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

He is having a tough time mentally, thing is, I don't see it getting any easier until the new court case next year. Without knowing the lad it is difficult to say what is best.

That said, its a football team, so taking out the best of a bad bunch still leaves you vulnerable whilst ut also sends the wrong signals to keep someone playing badly in the team.

The popular view is always that a team should pick iteelf through form. That wohld be the best approach in my view too. Doesn't need to be seen as punishment, its a team sport and you play through proof you're ready not because of your fee or your status.


5.) 09 Oct 2020 15:19:39
Cheshire Red, you are spot on that we don't know what Mentally everything has done to him, certainly some thrive no matter what but everything with my eyes tells me this is not the case with Maguire.
I think we need to look at what is best overall for the team, which may mean picking lesser players but can work as a group to be better. I could almost make an argument for dropping McTominy in (crazy i know) .
For me we have played successfully with a back 3 previously and it might be our best situation for the moment.


6.) 10 Oct 2020 01:55:37
I fully agree qoth ypu Brad that if Ole wanted the best of both worlds, support Harry yet protect the team, we should go 3 at the back, with shaw and wan bissaka, and I would put Willians and Telles as wing backs. Give Harry a really solid structure around him give the team a solid spine with matic ot the bottom of the diamond, with donny and either fred or mctom in the width with bruno at the point. i'd also have martial and greenwood aa the top two, rotaring with Cavani.

In my view Marcus needs some time out to find form, remrmsbrr his focus before his back injury and also to fpcus back on his football rather than beibg the Bono of Manchester. You've done well lad and brouggt some excellent results for the downtroddent during C.V., but Prodigal7 did a brilliant insight post that also kakes sesne on why his heads not there riggt now and needs to give it a wobble.

Think you're totally eiggt about harry though I am aure plenty disagree on what I think our best team is.

Oh and I realise I left Pogba out, that tit has had huge support from me, despite abuse I got on here, but you get plenty of rope from me, always. I genuinely hope you use the rope yo haul yourself up, but if you insist on wrapping it round your neck I will happily choke the life out of you.

Last chsnce saloon for me. He shouldbhave realised no one else wants him because he can be a lazy tit, fickle and takes stupid risks, he's a tusnel and glitter player, not one to create solidity or confidence.

The cherry on the icihg on the cake so to speak, whereas Utd right now haven't even started icing as the marzipan isn't dry.

He either gets his rubbish together kn thw sidelines (in my view for 5 games so he gets the message) OR, move him on.

I am pretty certain this was the plan anyway as I am aware of an intended January bid in Pogbas position, but I also think the club would've been happy to have 2 decent players for the same position, something Ole thinks will take him 3 more windows to get a squad he is happy with.

Pogbas problem is in his head he's a worldie, and has huge confidence, however he lacks the ability to be self critical and is genuinely unaware of the levels people see him fail to reach. He justbsint tough enough on himself, and is very resistant to criticism.

After plenty of chances, I woukd be writing him off if I were the board. Put it down to experience and be more vigilatn in future. To be fair I think they already are. His agent is a toxic prick qho is bad for football.

Even John Paul Getty, a famousky ruthless and despised businessman favoursed the saying, always makensure there is profit and benefit for all in any deal. Raiola is overly driven and aggressive and in fairly short time especially in a depressed market, qill soon find his style massively affects the enthusiasm clubs will have to deal with him.


 

 

 

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16 Apr 2021 10:40:23
In an ideal world Bailley would stay but if we are looking to bring in an additional CB then I think we should sell and generate some revenue. When he plays he offers that additional piece that Maguire lacks, however it appears that OGS does not have enough faith in him so it would be a waste to keep him.
A return to Spain could be a good move for him.
On Jones, another that appears to have had a career ruined by injuries. He never really kicked on from those first few seasons but showed bursts of what he could do (even in the HM role) . If he can get clear of injury a loan season to the championship would be the best considering no one would buy him or likely even loan him in the PL. Should he be able to show he can last a season and perfom we may be in a position like with Lingard where the asset is greater after the loan and could get a buyer then. If not then maybe buy out his contract and free up a space on the books.

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22 Mar 2021 10:30:27
Neto would be a quality addition for the future especially at the prices being quoted. My issue with this is that RW will probably be down the order for summer purchases considering our needs and the amount of money available. With Greenwood (unless he is moved to a striker role) and Diallo (progressing) I think we have that covered for this summer and could look in 2022 dependent on hpw these 2 do.

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09 Mar 2021 16:28:36
I don't proclaim to understand all the nuances around contracts but I always thought it was a 1 year deal with the option to extend for a further year and that the club could trigger that extra year.
Apologies if this is wrong and I have missunderstood how this works.
I have always liked Cavani and wished we had got him years ago, beast of a team player.

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{Ed077's Note - I have really liked Cavani when he has played; but he has missed too many games and struggled to get an extended run to make a big difference on a consistent basis.


 

 

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11 Feb 2021 15:43:38
Great insight as always Ed002.
Ramos for me would be a disaster, I am not convinced that his antics and play away from Spain/ Real Madrid will work quite so well. He will miss certain games due to the amount of red cards he gets. Icon and great player for RM but i feel we need to pass.
Verane I would be interested in if he can stay fit, crazy to think he is only 27 as seems like he has been around forever. Whilst a right footer I believe he can play on the left side of the CB's which is the side we need to prioritise. Maybe a swap deal with Pogba as both are entering the end of their deals.
Of the other ones mentioned I think that Torres, Konate or Upamecano (probably headed to RM/ Bayern) should be where we look as a strong leader who could make the difference to the other CB that plays with them. Diaz and Van Dyke made such a huge difference to the whole unit and this is the type that we should be looking at.

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27 Jan 2021 12:53:22
Matic like Mata for me I am happy to keep for one year longer than is probably necessary. He still offers a decent amount when needed, good role model to either McTominy/ Fred, new addition or from the youth set up.

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16 Apr 2021 05:02:26
I think if Cavani decides to stay we will go again with the strikers we have with maybe Greenwood seeing more play in that role alongside Cavani and Martial.
Haaland would be great but he won't come due to agents view of the club.
Kane would be perfect for next few years but Levy has been adamant he will not be sold to PL club.
We have holes all over that will be more pressing.
If Cavani leaves then I can see another short term option coming in.

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07 Apr 2021 12:20:48
Whilst I don't totally believe the comments by OGS that trophy's do not matter there is a clear distinction between being a player and being a manager. I want and expect my players to only care about winning now, whether that is the game they are playing or the tournament they are in. A manager needs to have a wider plan and appreciate that it might take a few years of planning to get to the trophy winning stage and development and progress along the way can be seen as success.
However, i don't actually believe that OGS does not want to win trophys rather that he is a diplomat and states the jouney that we are on.
Fans will and always should demand success and trophys.

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04 Apr 2021 18:33:40
I think he looks decent and as most have said would Come a lot cheaper than Sancho shoukd we decide to go down the winger route.
Also as much as we hate Leeds we have not done too badly over any transfers between our clubs.

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02 Apr 2021 12:30:40
Shappy, great detailed post to where the club currently sit. Reality is, whether we like it or not, that the club will only spend so much this summer due to C.V. (whether this is a convenient excuse it us reality) . Priority for me should be HM which depending on who then stays allows for Fred/ mctominy/ VDB to play the box to box role that I think they are all more suited to, whether in a 4231 or a 433 next to Bruno. Depending on departures there may be an extra need for midfielders but HM is the priority for me.
CD is next If not on a par, you have detailed well the issues we have but for me one change will improve this unit and it has been said before, left footed CB with Maguire moving to the right side, his more natural foot will help him and I also feel that AWB next to him will also add an extra cover. Should an 80m player require this, no, but it does not change the fact that it would improve his play for me.
RW or Striker depends on Dialos progression and what OGS sees as his future. Considering we will have spent North of 30m on him we need to work this out and play him there which may then require a senior reserve as cover. If he is seen as able to play across the line then maybe a younger player like Nero (maybe raid Wolves for him and Neves)
Striker should be last unless we bring in a replacement for Cavani, all options would kill our spending in other areas and I think if we do Woosmdward would want a big splash like a Kane. Greenwood at some point needs a run here to see if he can develop and Martial still has merits if his mind is on it.
There is revenue to bring in on sales and players cut to free up wages. Unfortunately DeGea should be one of these with Henderson promoted and an older backup Brought in like A Cilissen.
Thiswould set us up to improve next year and then go bigger on the following window assuming fans and revenue returns.
As an aside I would like to see the club look to Portugal for players, I think they have a good success rate on the PL and we have done well with the few we have had. I like a few of the Sporting players and prices not too steep.

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30 Mar 2021 11:33:51
I can see this being a great option for Woodward but for me this should only be an option if the other areas required are also filled. I am not sure whether Kane is peaking as a striker but it does appear that he is performing greater as an all round player with lots of assists.
I think if available then as a front 3 unit he would elevate us greatly. I do worry though that this is just a plaster on broken bone when we have other areas of concern.
My dad loves Kane and his view is that if available Olly should argue the board bring him in with all other player purchases paid for by either sales or swaps. He believes that there are lots to get rid of and would utilise the youth set up to fill gaps in the overall squad if necessary. An excample of this is sell Lindelof and Bailley (perfomance levels and injury), release Jones and promote fully Tuanzebe. Use the money generated to buy CB that will raise the unit as a whole.

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