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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

6.) 05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

7.) 05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

8.) 05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

9.) 05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

10.) 05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

11.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

12.) 06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?



14 Jul 2017 11:22:42
Reported in Spain that Madrid are back in for De Gea, and he wants to leave. Price being mooted is £50m. Take it with a pinch of salt.

But if it is true, then this should be fun. If they wanted £70m for their backup striker, then how much is one of the top keepers in the world worth?

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:24:47
£100m thanks Real.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Pickford 30 mil for an upcoming keeper. De gea the best in the world needs to be 100 mil +.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 11:46:08
Minimum 100 million.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 12:00:42
All depends for all we know there might have been a gentleman's agreement for him to leave made last summer and a figure agreed. That figure then would look cheap by today's prices. Time will tell.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 12:02:45
£60mill+Kroos please thank you.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 12:03:17
Toni Kroos and £60m.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 12:26:33
with no prior agreement in place between us and RM i would say £95mil and make him the most expensive player in the world - for the short term anyway.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 12:30:08
If he wants out it will be hard to stop. But it must be on our terms. Perhaps we could get the opportunity to talk to bale or kroos if jose wants them.
A question i asked on another thread would we need to sign a keeper or would be go work romero and Perriera?

9.) 14 Jul 2017 12:35:17
Easily worth £100m today. Kroos and 60 would be a good return but this isn't footy manager. I'd love us to just stick 2 fingers up to Madrid and tell Mendes he needs to be loyal to us given the recent business we've done with him.

10.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:08
Haven't we already rejected a 60 million bid.

11.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:41
Don't think so bolger.

12.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:43
Let's be realistic with the valuation, whilst the money at the minute for outfield players is crazy we are not going to get more than £60/ 70m for DDG. Keepers are important but not valued as highly as strikers.
At the end of last year I thought Mourinho for all his talk would have been happy with DDG going at a good price and starting season with Romero and the pereira who he thinks will be world class in a few years.
If DDG goes Hopefully we start conversations about Bale coming the other way.

13.) 14 Jul 2017 14:42:21
Unfortunately I think it's inevitable that De Gea will end up at Madrid. I've said before that it has the feel of the Fabregas to Barcelona to it and will eventually happen. I just hope we get the maximum amount for him. Jose seems to be getting decent fees for all the outgoings so far. I'd say between £80-90 million and he's yours. Then go after Jack Butland.

14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:46:48
Brad, historically goal scorers command the big fees. But with Liverpool rumoured to be happy to pay £70m million for Keita who's had one season in the bundesliga, why not stick for £100m for the worlds best goal keeper?

15.) 14 Jul 2017 15:09:35
Even if the player wants to go, we don't have to do the deal. It is feasible to hold the player to his contract. DDG seems like a good professional and he's already at one of the biggest clubs in the world with Champions League football.

However, I really rate Romero. I was at OT when he made his debut and I thought then he looked like an accomplished keeper. I have no doubt he would be an excellent number one for us.

If DDG is sold that leaves an interesting conundrum with Perriera. If I was Jose I would be asking myself, if Romero got injured is Perriera ready to step up straight away?

I think as that we need to reset the balance of our relationship with Real Madrid. They need to understand that they cannot just help themselves to any of our players and that if they are not prepared to be reasonable with players we want to buy from them, we are prepared to walk away and find an alternative.




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07 Jul 2019 12:11:03
Pogba and Lukaku in the preseason squad should be some fun over the next week.

Rom will just get on with it, but can see Pogba threatening a strop. Interesting to see if this forces a bid.

1.) 07 Jul 2019 12:17:05
Tbf lukaku and his agent have been talking about moving on as much as pogba and raiola.

Can understand why either of them want to move to champions league club, just hope they do it in a dignified manner.

2.) 07 Jul 2019 12:45:05
Don’t get all this want to play in champions league nonsense. Yes a club may be in the champions league that season but what about every other season there at the club.

3.) 07 Jul 2019 13:30:24
Lukaku is leaving because he s 2nd choice.

4.) 07 Jul 2019 22:07:08
Totally agree Blackpool Red. It's one season. These players should be coming in to make a difference, not just wanting to go to a club that has already achieved CL football.

5.) 07 Jul 2019 22:17:03
Mick if I’d of scored 187 top flight goals, playing second fiddle to lad with 27 top flight goals to his name. I’d want to leave too.

Is Rashford good enough to lead the line for this club?

6.) 08 Jul 2019 06:29:51
Rewz, that's slightly harsh on Rashford. Rashford is 5 years younger and has played most of his top flight games in a wider position. Only playing as a centre forward for a handful of games under LvG before he got sacked and under Ole. Whereas, Lukaku has played as CF for 8 years in the EPL.

Also you need to consider the tactics. Rashford's off the ball movement and work rate adds more to the team as a whole.



05 Jul 2019 15:46:40
"I think we've been quite calm and good in the market as we've got the right people, and we're still working on a case or two.

"Of course, we're always looking to improve the squad and, all over the summer, I've been in touch with Joel [Glazer] and Ed [Woodward] and all the recruitment people, and analysis people. I've got to say it's been very good so far . I've got the backing and we've got the people we wanted, for now, and there will probably be some more business being done. "

Ole's latest comments do nothing to dispel the idea that he's in post purely to be a cheerleader for the club's owners. In May he said that he wanted signings in place by the start of preseason, but now he's fine with it dragging on until the window shuts.

No more than two signings. Where does that leave Pogba and Lukaku? Both players trying to push through moves, but the club isn't looking to replace them?

1.) 05 Jul 2019 16:10:00
Harsh Danny, how many other clubs have done any business? Not many yet. I suspect it’s 2 unless people leave but hey, what do I know.

2.) 05 Jul 2019 16:23:07
If they leave the club will look for replacements.

What do you expect him to say? To be honest press conferences are largely a waste of time anyway. Its all lies.

How often do you see "we're not interested in this player. " Two days later said player signs. Or "the player is injured and will miss the game. " Come the day if the game said player starts.

3.) 05 Jul 2019 16:29:17
His comments are worrying Danny. But I highly doubt he’s going to go out and put the sword in the glazers or Woodward. Something about biting the hand that feeds you, or something along those lines.

I have no doubt we will see more additions. It’s clear that we are after Bruno and Maguire (or a cb) . The worrying thing is there were players such as Rojo, Jones, smalling and young that we could have had off the books if we hadn’t handed out large contracts. I know from a commercial perspective it means we don’t lose them for nothing. But it will be even harder now to shift them.

I’m of the view that I’m not going to criticise until the window is over. Let’s just wait and see.

4.) 05 Jul 2019 17:15:04
I don't see where you get, 'no more than two signings', Danny.

5.) 05 Jul 2019 17:36:17
What do you want him to say publicly? Criticise the club, the board, the owners, the players? Not how the world works. Utterly ridiculous to criticise OGS for sending out a few mundane sound bites in a press conference.

6.) 05 Jul 2019 17:55:53
I think it’s ridiculous if the club haven’t been looking for replacements for two players who have publicly stated a desire to leave.

And Tony, I’m going on the basis of what Ole said. He wanted to get players in quickly, the club failed to do this, but Ole still claims they’re doing a great job.

It seems like a similar situation to what Jose complained about last season: failure to bring in players for key positions (cb, cm, rw), failure to move players on, and uncertainty surrounding key players.

Personally I couldn’t care less what other clubs are doing. This club needs some massive changes if it wants to get anywhere near challenging for titles. Adding a championship winger and a young fullback isn’t going to cut it.

Every manager since Fergie has said the same thing about our transfer business, the club didn’t back them. In contrast, Ole’s statement could have been drafted by the advertising department.

7.) 05 Jul 2019 20:34:11
How do you know we haven't been looking at replacements?



15 May 2019 13:35:18
"I have to say it will nice for them to get a full season somewhere and play, but then again maybe the best place to be is here, training with the best players in the world, " Solskjaer told United's official app.

Are the likes of City, Liverpool, Barcelona training at Carrington next season?

1.) 15 May 2019 16:05:58
Ole certainly says all the right things. I am sure Woodward will be delighted with him so far.

2.) 15 May 2019 16:41:08
Pure PR speak Betty. No way Ole actually believes what he said, but it’s about the brand.

3.) 15 May 2019 17:08:23
All he is missing is some pom poms.

4.) 15 May 2019 19:36:36
Absolutely guys. I said on here weeks ago that I just hope Ole is not a 'yes man', and that was before the pathetic run in the last few games. Needless to say, that got a lot of criticism because Ole 'is one of us' and 'gets the club's - all of which I actually agree with.

I know there is a lot of PR and bull@#*t involved, but I just get the impression that Ole has been appointed because he can be manipulated into doing and saying whatever Woodward and his fellow suits want him to.

That does not mean that he is a poor manager, just that I think he will be a soft touch for Woodward and co, when what we actually need is someone who will be strong and stand up to them when he needs to .

All seems a bit too cozy for my liking, especially given the state we are currently in.

5.) 15 May 2019 19:50:35
Look where standing up to the suits got jose.
I don't care who the manager is, unless the club back their decisions they are doomed to failure.
You see its hard to keep people happy. Those that are moaning about oles quotes and positivity and obvious embellishment are the same fans that moaned about joses bluntness and negativity.
So your dammed if you do and dammed if you dont.

6.) 15 May 2019 19:51:32
Isn’t that what mourinho did?

7.) 15 May 2019 19:56:23
I’m disappointed with Ole.

It wasn’t too long that he was saying we are years away from getting to the level of Liverpool, which I agree with. Now we have “the best players in the world”.

If we have the best players in the world what does this say about Ole’s coaching skills? He couldn’t come up with a plan for the best players in the world to beat two already relegated sides?

I agree Betty, he’s a perfect manager to toe the company line because he is coming straight from a far lower level and knows that he is lucky to have a shot managing at this level.

Jose, for all his flaws, was at least asking questions about the club’s professionalism and ambition. Ole is simply trotting out the old tired brand positive cliches, despite it being blindingly obvious that this is the worst united side in decades.

8.) 15 May 2019 19:58:58
Well said Ken.

9.) 15 May 2019 20:47:24
That's not necessarily true Ken. Jose's bluntness and negativity are completely different to him standing up to the suits. The two are not mutually exclusive.
I thought Jose was right to stand up to them, but it was the way he went about it and his whole negative demeanor that was all wrong.
I'm not suggesting that Ole is wrong trying to be positive, nor that he cannot be a success. It just comes across that he says these things for saying sake - because it sounds good.
He just doesn't sound very convincing to me, and as Danny puts it, seems happy to toe the party line.
I actually think he was a shrewd appointment as an interim manager because that loyalty to the club and rapport with the fans was ideal to'steady the ship'.
As many have already said, we need a complete clearing of the decks and start again. We need to move on and start over with fresh ideas, and a new outlook if we are to return to the top of the game. Instead, we seem desperate to cling on to the past - a mistake in my opinion.
But let me make it clear - that is not Ole's fault. I'm not saying he will fail, not that I want him to. Quite the opposite.
I want him to succeed, and the team. But to do that he will need to be strong and stand up to Woodward and co and be allowed to do his own thing. Otherwise he is already doomed to failure.

10.) 15 May 2019 21:31:53
Sound-bytes from a bygone era, it wouldn’t surprise me if SAF hadn’t said it at some point. Makes a nice quote for the click bait site so there will be somebody pleased about that.
I can’t see Ole take a stand about anything and certainly not with Woodward, he is just happy to have the job, rabbit in the headlights. Mourinho’s mistake was he should have walked away the day after the last summer window closed. Ole is even less likely to walk away even if the club bought him 6 donkeys.

11.) 15 May 2019 22:39:00
Give the bloke a chance. He’s hardly going to come out and say ‘all the youngsters should clear off because we’re crap’.

12.) 15 May 2019 23:10:09
I agree with that betty i was generalizing.

13.) 15 May 2019 23:20:46
Think you lot need to take quotes and comments with a pinch of salt or you’ll drive yourselves mad. Some of these posts are crazy, might be worth having a little break while the season isn’t on and come back refreshed next season, it will do some of you the world of good.

14.) 15 May 2019 23:29:09
Maybe the best way to progress is for Ole to work WITH the management layer above him (I don't think it is just Woody) and make the change together as one club.

Our club is seriously broken, and to be honest, if the top band of players are not available there are a few bands below that that would still improve us by some margin.

He needs to work on the team balance, playing style, fitness, commitment level, team spirit etc etc. Give the guy a chance to do that. It is going to be a long old summer if anyone is expecting him to do much of this before the team at least back in training and maybe even playing some games!

15.) 16 May 2019 06:54:25
Thanks for the advice GDS. I've had a decent break already and feel quite refreshed thanks 👍
To be fair, I do agree that we shouldn't take much notice of such quotes - but personally the points I made above are not just based on Danny's OP, but more generally.
Some may agree, some may not but there is no denying that Ole says all the right things - let's just hope there is some substance to it.

16.) 16 May 2019 07:06:52
Seems it's time to lick our wounds and vent frustration. Understood the depth of feeling - pogba got a blast of it himself on the last day. Things need to be said but also balanced with support. Its hard now with the rawness of the last number of games and the team seemingly giving up. i'm Hopefull that a few weeks of a break and the signing of a few players in and letting some go will bring some cheer about the place.

17.) 16 May 2019 08:21:08
Unfortunately in this day and age of instant gratification, OGS has no chance. “Fans” have decided already and he is a few poor results away from another revolt. Pretty sad times.

18.) 16 May 2019 11:00:24
Eric, I don't think it's just Ole, whoever's the boss will have the same problem, as you say sadly it's a sign of the times.
Maybe we should have one day a week on here allocated to only positive posting and I don't mean people being positive that Ole is the wrong choice.

19.) 16 May 2019 11:17:30
Keanooh - I don't think this is about being positive or negative though. I've not posted much recently, but have been on the site for years and have always been one of the 'positive' ones.
This is more to do with us getting fed up with the club making bad decision after bad decision, and seemingly never learning from their mistakes and continuing to make rash decisions.
I like Ole I really do - most people do. But what makes him right for the biggest job in football right now? Oh, yes he used to play for us and scored THAT goal.

I genuinely hope he succeeds. Its not about being negative, or having a go at Ole. Its about the club and how it is being run, or at least the decisions it is making.

Time will tell I guess, but let's just hope Ole does the right things rather than just saying them.
Actions speak louder than words, as they say.

20.) 16 May 2019 12:03:18
Betty - my comment was not aimed at you, it's a general observation. Since Fergie left the vast majority of comments are critical of either the owners, Ed, the players or the manager of the time. We have had 2 highly experienced managers including the chosen one, an experienced PL manager and now Ole, they all have one thing in common almost from day one they have been criticised on a daily basis.
I appreciate football is a game of opinions but I'm not sure what's gained by the daily negative posting by some people, you can only say the same things so many different ways.
Personally I think Ole was appointed too early but it's done now so in my view he should be given a chance. His experience / cv is questioned, well both LVG and Jose had fantastic records, look how that ended, so there are no guarantees.

21.) 16 May 2019 12:57:36
Nothing to disagree with there Keanooh. Some people are just negative full stop, but to be fair to a lot of our fans I think that even some of the more positive ones are getting fed up with the way things are going. Some of it is just frustration, but its difficult to understand just how badly things are going - especially given the amount of money that has been spent on players, and no doubt on getting rid of managers.
Money doesn't guarantee success, but we should be in a much better place than we currently are.
The whole thing is a mess at the moment.



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22 Apr 2019 11:29:08
Why do people think that promoting players from the academy will solve our problems on the pitch?

Our academy has been severely neglected for over a decade. Ed001 has explained how the academy stagnated, costs were cut, and we coasted on reputation rather than producing quality young players.

How many of our academy players have made the transition to the first team over the past decade? How many of our exceptional up and coming talents completely underwhelmed at senior level? What has convinced people that the current crop will be any different?

The Class got 92 was the fruits of a well funded, well run academy. Fergie put faith in young players because he recognised that they were capable of stepping up.

This is a different era. Our stadium is one bad winter from becoming a UNESCO heritage site, and our academy is equally archaic and miles behind the likes of City and Chelsea. If the talent was there, previous managers would have looked to it.

The club requires massive investment and modernisation to get back to the top level, and pretending that the attitude of the first team is the root cause is misguided.

1.) 22 Apr 2019 12:09:10
For a start they would be more arsed than half of these waste of spaces in the first team.

Anyone who has an attitude problem they shouldn't be at the club if that means selling the so called best players In our team so be it.

To many times we have slated the manager on here when in fact the players are an absolute joke and if they turn up and play there heart of Wednesday they are even more of a joke.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 12:21:51
Danny are you happy watching the same half arsed performances from the same players every week? I made a post yesterday in the match posts. Is martial doing anything greenwood or Chong couldn’t at the moment? Is Matic doing anything garner couldn’t do?

I would rather see these kids given a chance than watch the same old rubbish.

3.) 22 Apr 2019 12:24:53
Academies at top clubs are a tricky one to judge. Players coming though at top clubs need to have the ability and the mentality at a very young age if they are going to be able to make it. Also different people judge a successful academy graduate differently. For some players need to become a top world class player to be considered a "good" academy graduate.

In our current first team we have Lingard, Pogba, Rashford and McTominay who are first team regulars who have come through our academy. In Tuanzebe, Garner, Gomes and Greenwood we have four who could make the step up. Plus Chong who could, but personally I don't think he will make it at the highest level at our club.

If as a top club you have 4-5 academy players playing regularly in your first team I think you can consider that a successful academy.

In Lingard, McTominay and Rashford we have three already. if 2-3 of our current top prospects make the step up then we will have a successful academy.

For all the fuss around City's academy how many play regularly in their first team. Sancho has had to move on to make it. Foden only plays a couple of minutes every few weeks at most. Chelsea have the same issue even though they have spent a fortune on their academy. Money doesn't help if you don't have the attitude or the focus to give them a chance in the first team.

4.) 22 Apr 2019 12:39:40
Spot on Shappy.

5.) 22 Apr 2019 13:06:35
Danny, I have been calling for the youth to play for a number of reasons. Right now that squad is finished. We can move 7 out and bring in 5 but it won't do any good. If you have rotting veg in your fridge, and you slowly move some out and replace it with fresh produce, the fresh produce goes off a lot quicker.

That's one of the most expensively assembled squads in world footbal. With transfer fees and wages we are in the top 3. We need to set a precedence that turning up, accepting your weekly wage and turning in that heartless performance is unacceptable.

Put the heart back in the club. Show faith in the youth. We'll likely finish 6th with this team. Reboot the squad with young hungry players. I'd imagine most united fans would accept the good with the bad if it meant most of those players never play for us again.

6.) 22 Apr 2019 13:23:29
Why are people assuming that academy players will have the right attitude?

Has Rashford shown the right attitude over the last few weeks? Or does he only bother if he’s played centrally?

Lingard? Mr 26 going on 16? More interested in his brand than his performances on the pitch.

To Mctominay’s credit, he does seem like a good lad, but hardly looks like he’ll be more than a squad player.

There is a rotten culture right through the club, and promoting young players into a squad rife with attitude problems won’t fix that.

7.) 22 Apr 2019 13:24:42
Chelsea invested loads in the academy, but obviously that takes quite a few years before you see the fruits of that investment.

Now we're starting to get players through. Callum is playing, Ruben is playing, Christensen is a regular. Reece James and Mount have a really good chance to make it next season or the season after. So I'd say we're starting to do better now.

The issue at City is that they buy world class players for fun so it makes no sense to play young academy grads. At Chelsea we buy duds like drinkwater and Zappacosta so should make it easier to play the younger guys.

I'd say for you guys it depends on who you buy. You spend a lot, and on good players, so it makes sense to play them. I'd bet lots of Chelsea fans would really like a guy like Martial in our team for example.
You have some amazing talent, but I have no idea why it often doesn't show.

8.) 22 Apr 2019 14:23:17
Jackson I'd sell Martial to Chelsea. Maybe a swap? How about Dennis Wise, least he had a bit of fight.

9.) 22 Apr 2019 15:12:39
The world has changed since 92 when the vast majority of players in the EPL were from the British Isles. 1n 1991-2 we had only two players in the squad who were not, Schmeichel and Kanchelskis. Was there a single foreign born manager? The idea that we can return to whatever worked in 1992 is a myth.

10.) 22 Apr 2019 15:52:03
Shaw, the world has changed since Cruyff rocked up at Barcelona. Doing things his way hasn't done them any good recently.

Having tradition isn't a problem, having a way of doing things isn't a problem. It's about knowing what you need to keep and what you need to adapt.

{Ed0333's Note - let me tell you mate if you followed johan cruyffs blueprint you wouldn’t be in the mire you are in now.

11.) 22 Apr 2019 16:04:54
Ok so shall we not play the youth and just carry on as we are!

If you play some of the best youth players in some games to see what they can do then you might realise a couple of gems and move forward positively.

If you don’t then currently nothing will change.

Utd need to buy young players who are hungry and willing to play to the style set out by the manager.

I don’t want to see any more galactico type players at Utd. We have had so many of these in recent years and also none of them have worked.

Time for a new approach.

12.) 22 Apr 2019 19:36:38
Exactly. We've gone the Madrid route last few years. Its not worked. Maybe the Barcelona route is what's needed.

13.) 22 Apr 2019 20:02:26
So you think we should take the Barcelona approach without any of the world class youth infrastructure that enables Barcelona to promote from within?

The club needs a new approach from top to bottom. ‘Play the young lads’ isn’t an effective response to the long term infrastructural and cultural problems throughout the club. What we’re seeing with the first team squad is just the tip of the iceberg.

14.) 22 Apr 2019 21:18:54
It'll take years to sort this mess. But we need to start doing it now. As someone else said we have McTominay, Lingard and Rashford in the main squad. Tuanzebe, Garner, Greenwood, Chong and Gomes are close. Would any of them do any worse than Jones, Matic or Martial?

15.) 22 Apr 2019 17:38:49
Ed0333, that's my point. My post was tongue in cheek.

{Ed0333's Note - sorry if I misenterpreted you mate.

16.) 23 Apr 2019 02:26:51
Barcelona have long stopped doing things Cruyff's way - which is one of the reasons why they are not the force they used to be.

{Ed0333's Note - I agree mate.




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04 Jul 2019 17:39:24
Bale has been told that he has no future at the club.

His response is that he doesn’t care because he’s happy with his life in Madrid.

How can people think that signing him will be anything other than a disaster?
Do we even have a proper golf course up here?



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22 Jun 2019 18:15:00
6ft 3” is tall enough.



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13 Jun 2019 13:43:18
That’s pretty reliable.

Where’s gran?

Still dead.

Ah, good old reliable gran.



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01 Jun 2019 11:37:49
If Bruce was playing in the modern game, he would be destroyed. Faster paced, and far less physical, Bruce’s lack of quality would be exploited.

McGuire would be a step up from what we currently have, but he isn’t a top class defender. With Shaw’s tendency to get caught out of position, adding McGuire to the mix would make us doubly exposed on the left side.



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23 May 2019 13:50:23
Just read that interview Mort, wow.




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21 Jul 2019 00:26:30
Ed002 has said the player is going elsewhere.



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20 Jul 2019 15:29:07
Solskjaer’s Scallys.



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19 Jul 2019 18:12:00
Juve and Real aren’t rivals Shappy.

They are teams competing for domestic titles and champions league.

We are a team struggling to finish in the top four, and attempting to rebuild. The fact that people still think that we can be compared to the biggest clubs in Europe shows that people still have heads up backsides.



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19 Jul 2019 18:07:41

What’s the point in dragging it out for the sake of pride?

Get rid, and replace asap. The figures above are just dumb. We have a player that wants to leave, and is a negative influence at the club. His value can only decrease.

I still haven’t see anyone provide an actual reason to keep him.



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17 Jul 2019 15:33:55
I don’t have any sympathy.

We paid a ridiculously high fee for a player who joined us for the money, and would have went elsewhere if he had options.

The last manager explicitly told the board that the player was a key cause of disharmony in the dressing room. For the past two summers the player has been trying to engineer a move away, even saying it publicly. The club could actually get most or even all of what we paid for him back, but have placed a stupid price tag on him that no club will meet.

What is there to gain from keeping him, or looking for a fee that no one will offer?

We will be left with an already disruptive player that obviously doesn’t want to be at the club, whose value will only decrease.

If the club had any sense they would be working with Real and Juve to reach a compromise that let's everybody just move on.