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25 Jan 2021 12:52:17
Another day, another name linked. Todays its the turn of Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich linked to us. Most likely just nonsense from the press.

Deependra

1.) 25 Jan 2021 17:24:58
Really talented lad, I expect him to sign a new deal at Bayern though.

I think we have some great players in the under 20 age bracket and personally I think we need to now look at players who can make a more immediate impact. We signed the three Spanish lads in the summer (two full backs and a winger), we have Willaims, Laird, Mengi, Garner, Levitt, Mejbri, Elanga, Pellistri, Diallo and Greenwood who will all need to have clear development plans, be that creating a pathway into the first team now, or loans to enable them to keep pushing themselves and continue developing.


2.) 26 Jan 2021 16:39:16
A plan at Man Utd? Ha ha, that's a good one Shappy.


 

 

12 Jan 2021 04:28:49
Hello eds and reds,

There are rumours linking us with Boubakary Soumare and Romain Faivre. Not necessarily with a move this window, but more as players we have been scouting and quite like the look of these players and Max Aarons as well.

Also there are reports linking Pogba to PSG, saying that Poch is particularly intersted in working with Paul.

Any truth in these rumours?


Cheers.

Deependra

{Ed002's Note - Boubakary Soumare (DM/CM) - Soumare is still being touted around the clubs that have money to spend and several have spoken with Lille but even with the €60M summer asking price reduced to €40M clubs are still seeing that as too high in these rather difficult times. His "agent" (and I use the term loosely) says the player has no interest in joining Spurs or Arsenal but his client is "the ideal replacement for Pogba or Kante" and is attracted by the money available to players in England. PSG, Valencia, Hertha Berlin, Leicester, Real Madrid and Napoli are others who have been looking at him on a regular basis - but price is an issue. Until the summer Manchester City had an interest since he was at PSG and it was suggested he could fill the role of Yaya Toure well. Monaco saw him as a Bakayoko replacement but stepped back. Brands wanted him at Everton but was forced down the Gbamin route by an advisor. Liverpool were also approached and have discussed the price with his agent. Newcastle were close to a deal in January 2020 and may push again the to reach an agreement with Lille. Milan see him as a good addition to their midfield but want a loan to buy deal or to give a player in exchange.

Romain Faivre (LM) arrived in Brest from Monaco reserves in the summer of 2020 and did well enough to get an extended contract and attract scouts from PSG at the behest of his agent, who has a close relationship with them. But it has gone no further as far as I know - and the general feeling is that he is OK, nothing special and has found his level with Brest.
As you know Pogba has been offered to a number of sides.}


1.) 12 Jan 2021 11:08:44
Thanks ed002. You always provide great info. If I am beng greedy, how is Soumare rated as in the game? Do you believe he would be a good option as a Pogba replacement like his representative seems to believe?

{Ed002's Note - Some clubs like him. Manchester United were interested in the summer. Milan, Napoli, Newcastle ...}


 

 

23 Sep 2020 19:30:02
Nicolas Tagliafico is the latest name being linked with us, as an alternative to Yelled if we can't agree the move with Porto. Is there any interest Ed's?

Thanks.

Deependra

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach but the amateurs want to offer players as part of the deal for Telles.}


1.) 23 Sep 2020 20:45:09
Ed would Dalot be one of the players we are considering offering to Porto?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


2.) 23 Sep 2020 21:21:13
Heard that Woodward offered Andreas, Jesse and Diogo + 18m to reach the asking price of 25m. Is this true? 🤔🙄😂.


3.) 23 Sep 2020 20:57:40
I take it the deal may not happen then Ed as they are messing about? Honestly the levels of incompetence are staggering and it’s not even a huge financial deal 🤦‍♂️.


4.) 23 Sep 2020 21:07:56
Thanks ed.


5.) 23 Sep 2020 22:47:58
@ziko87 - surely adding them means we have to pay more than the asking price! 😂.


6.) 23 Sep 2020 22:55:04
Gets worse and worse. These guys are bloody clowns.


7.) 24 Sep 2020 06:12:16
Key, maybe you're right 😂 Keep calm, guys, by the end of the window we're getting Sancho and Telles. Sancho deal is done, Dortmund and United just leaving it late on purpose.


8.) 24 Sep 2020 07:49:14
Struggling to offload players costing us dear this window.


9.) 24 Sep 2020 08:23:22
With the club looking to offload Dalot it looks like Williams might be principal coverage for AWB this season.

Another LB we have been linked to again today is Fode Ballo-Toure of AS Monaco. So that's Reguilon, Alex Telles, Mykolenko, Tagliafico and now Ballo-Toure. It seems we are working our way down the list.


10.) 24 Sep 2020 08:40:13
Who would have thought that offering rubbish footballers high wages and long deals would make them hard to shift?! 🤷‍♂️.


11.) 24 Sep 2020 06:22:07
Hey Ed,

Is it true that United are not willing to pay 18M for Telles? I mean that's quite ridiculous, right? Apart from them being amateurs of the highest order, is there any other genuine reason why we are doing this?

Also, does this mean that from being something that could be possible, the Telles deal may now be over?

{Ed002's Note - It is not as simple as that - in reducing the transfer fee Porto expect the buy to pay fees owed to Galatasary and to pay the agent fees. Even the amateurs should be able to resolve this.}


12.) 24 Sep 2020 09:39:00
LVG was right.
The club get's 7th or 8th choice players by haggling over fees and bullying other clubs.


13.) 24 Sep 2020 10:31:24
Ed002, I often wonder how your career as a rodeo clown leads you to such insights into football transfers. Is such knowledge quite common within the bull ring?

{Ed002's Note - Because of my being omnipotent.}


 

 

17 Sep 2020 06:05:42
Latest reports linking Smalling with a move to Inter Milan. The rumour is that Inter want a swap deal involving one pf Joao Mario, Ivan Perisic or Marcelo Brozovic. Any truths ed?

Also who would people prefer as swap if given the choice?

Thanks.

Deependra

{Ed002's Note - I don't know but I would think they would only be interested as a temporary fix if Skriniar was sold - and would think that Perisic would be the player offered.}


1.) 17 Sep 2020 08:36:29
Signing Perisic who is 31 wouldn't be a good deal.
Untested in EPL as well.

{Ed002's Note - At least it would resolve the Sancho issue.}


2.) 17 Sep 2020 08:40:13
Thanks ed.
Would Perisic be seen as a Sancho alternative, if Inter came in for Smalling with an offer including Perisic.

I personally think we shouldn't have dug our heels so deep with the Smalling to Roma deal. At least the window is still open and hopefully we facilitate deals for players on the fringe instead of digging our heels in too much.

{Ed002's Note - If Perisic were to sign it gives a short term solution only.}


3.) 17 Sep 2020 09:06:13
I think Peresic would be successful In the PL and would continue our history of bringing in a player we looked at in previous windows and even under different managers!
Do I want him, not necessarily but If the Sancho deal is not happening we need to move to whatever the alternative is.
Positives would be that Greenwood's development would continue as I would expect him to see a lot of games. The money Peresic would cost would not prohibit other purchases so we may see another CM as well as LB and possibly even a CD.
Negative is I think this is the window for Sancho as if he has another good season other clubs will be in for him.


4.) 17 Sep 2020 09:31:36
The money involved in the Sancho deal is ridiculous. We are in the middle of a global C.V., economies are screwed. The club cannot justify £120m+ on one player anymore - fans slagging off the club for not recklessly spending are extremely naive. Those days are on hold I think until we are through it. The failure to sell fringe players for much needed revenue is an odd one though.

Put the deal on ice for next season and bring in a short term option or promote a youngster. Chong could have done that job in my opinion.


5.) 17 Sep 2020 10:40:02
It stinks of a panic buy. If they can't or don't want to pay the money for Sancho then we should of moved on from this weeks ago.


6.) 17 Sep 2020 11:02:09
@Eric, they better payup for Sancho now or in a few years you all will the decision to walk away, Halaand. A thing with very good players is that the fees are usually difficult to pay but over time you will be happy you did. He even an advantage in the EPL being English.
Again he may end up at your rival club in the premiership and then it's be rubbed on your face consistently.
I came in peace from the pride of London.


7.) 17 Sep 2020 11:03:30
Perisic is a very good player and could do a cracking job for us for 2/ 3 years. I think we should walk away from the Sancho deal I think it could be a very expensive mistake.


8.) 17 Sep 2020 11:26:09
WE should have just got willian, missed a trick there.

spent all window knowing what Dortmund wanted but still haven't made an offer.


club is a joke in the transfer market

can even sell players that are wanted by clubs it really is laughable.


9.) 17 Sep 2020 12:54:59
does perisic not play on the left.


10.) 17 Sep 2020 13:16:57
Right side and cuts in on his left i think.


11.) 17 Sep 2020 13:33:21
dont now welsh when i have seen him for croatia aways on the left.


12.) 17 Sep 2020 13:51:49
Perisic is pretty much two footed. He is comfortable on both wings but he has played more on the left side. He used to play in the centre as well during his time in the bundesliga.

I think Perisic would be a good stop-gap for a year or 2 if we don't sign Sancho this year but still not give up all hope of signing him all together.


13.) 17 Sep 2020 13:54:14
I am a big fan of Perisic and will not mind him joining us. However he is a LW who turns 32 in Feb. This is a stop gap solution if at all it is a solution for our RW problem even.


14.) 17 Sep 2020 14:07:17
i have to agree with a few on here. I think Perisic would eb a fantastic addition. He is fast and is fairly stong so will adapt to the league well. He can play as a wingback as well which is really useful as we setup with a back 3 against the top 6 and it allows brandon to play on the opposite wing, again its better than having AWB there as his dribbling is not great at best. We will finally be in a position to haev two wingbacks playing on their natural side allowing us to put crosses in.


15.) 17 Sep 2020 14:10:31
Would prefer to go for someone like Domenico Berardi.


16.) 17 Sep 2020 15:16:24
Perisic has never played on the right. Played 90% of games in last 6 years on the left.


17.) 17 Sep 2020 15:54:44
Would have taken him as well as first choice **RM before Ken said he played on the left most of the time. I think we need depth and he's just won the champions league, so has plenty of experience.

**Not sure Sancho is worth the amount quoted. We will have a lot of teams banking up against us like England did against Iceland and Sancho didn't pull any trees up. We will pay 120m euro+ for a unpolished frustrating young player if we are not careful.


18.) 17 Sep 2020 16:42:52
It's ok staying he's a good stop gap but a good stop gap for who? Sancho will may not want to go United next season. If he carries on his form this season everyone will be trying to buy him next season. We may not even qualify for the Champions League. I don't get this obsession with "STOP GAP"


19.) 17 Sep 2020 16:52:27
Sim, me too. If we can't sign Sancho fine. I'd be a little disappointed but I would be okay with it. But move on and sign another young player who could become that world class RW we are looking for.

The year Ronaldinho moved to Barcelona instead of us we moved for a young Ronaldo instead. The rest they say is history.

If we miss out on Sancho then so be it. But let's look for someone else and move on.


20.) 17 Sep 2020 18:03:37
Why are we not looking at Ismalia Sarr as a back up to sancho.


21.) 17 Sep 2020 18:32:57
Perisic is an ageing left winger who should be avoided at all costs. An absolute joke if we sign him.


22.) 17 Sep 2020 19:20:13
Neres or Chiesa for me but not seen any links so doubt it.


 

 

15 Sep 2020 14:07:01
Hello everyone
Eds- With Roma looking likely to sign Marash Kumbulla (a player who we had looked at) ; does that end their interest in Chris Smalling? If so are there any sides showing any interest in Smalling?

Thanks.

Deependra

{Ed002's Note - They ideally want two CBs and have already added one. It is possible that they will also look to replace Matias Nani as well. But they are not happy with trying to deal with Manchester United.}


1.) 15 Sep 2020 18:38:55
Thanks ed

Also is there any truth in the reports linking us with Uros Racic from Valencia eds?

{Ed002's Note - Uros Racic (CB) Valencia would accept €5M for the Serbian. West Brom interest went when it looked like a Work Permit would be an issue.}


 

 

 

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25 Feb 2021 08:46:19
So Pogba, Van de Beek and Cavani are all out injured as well as Hannibal Mejbri and out of the 2nd leg tonight.

But do you guys think Ole even notices Donny is out injured seeing that he doesn't even pick him lol :)

Deependra

1.) 25 Feb 2021 10:50:23
Who is Donny?


2.) 25 Feb 2021 10:50:52
I'm a huge fan of Donny and really wanted us to sign him in the summer and was over the moon when we did.

However, currently I'm not sure where he fits into the team. He definitely plays best in the No.10 role, but is more than capable in a free 8 role as well.

Yet in the system we play there is no free 8 role and the No.10 role is being filled by Bruno who isn't just our best player, but arguably the most in form player in the league. Only Salah has more goals and only Kane has more assist, no one has more combined goal involvements.

So there is no natural place for him in the side as a starter. If we had a true CDM such as Rice then we could switch to a 433 shape with Bruno and Donny as free 8's.

A lot is made about Donny not playing much but actually Pogba has been pushed out of central midfield by McFred and has started several games on the right wing.

Speaking of Fred he has been one of our most important players this season after initially struggling in his first season, playing his way into the team in his second season and really kicking on in his third. Fred is 4 years older than Donny, so Donny has plenty of time to adjust and play his way into the team.


3.) 25 Feb 2021 11:17:41
If Bruno was to leave at the end of the season and Ole identified VDB as his replacement i would be very worried. Even Juan Mata would be more affective than VDB in the 10 role. Lots of fans will disagree with me but in my opinion he's nothing more than a decent player who looked great in a dominant Ajax side in a tin pot league.


4.) 25 Feb 2021 12:27:30
sim01975 what makes you think Bruno is going to leave? He is by far the most influential and key player in the squad and if anyone has to leave it's Pogba and he's probably the reason why we got VDB as cover when he does leave.

VDB for me is a very gifted technical player and needs to have a run of games before we make any judgements about him. Although we are not going to see the best of him as long as Ole sticks with 2 CM's in front of the defense.

We need to sign a fast proper CB along with a DM which would allow both Bruno/ VDB to play further forward in attacking areas and can cause a lot of problems to the opposition. And both do work hard off the ball as well and would compliment each other very nicely.


5.) 25 Feb 2021 12:29:03
Donny and Bruno have very different interpretations of the No.10 role. Bruno will attempt every pass whether its on or not, whereas Donny is far more patient in his build up play. Both have a great shot and will get goals when played in the No.10 role.

With the players we have Bruno suits us much better, he will play quick balls through to our wide players who'll look to run through and shoot. Donny works better with more technically proficient and creative wide players.

On one hand having a player who can play in a different way gives you a different option and maybe stops you becoming too one-dimensional. The flip side to that is its a team game and changing one player won't change the style of the rest of the team. Meaning that it can take time for the new player and the rest of the team to adjust to how that player players.

I think at the moment the issue is that when Donny get the ball the rest of the team expect him to make the same passes as Bruno and they make runs accordingly. Until all the players are on the same wavelength that will continue to be a problem.


6.) 25 Feb 2021 12:54:31
Donny has shown nothing of the player that some one here seem to think he is. He finds good spaces and keeps the ball moving. He is like tom cleverly at the moment and needs to effect the game in a far more positive way to be considered a first team player.

I imagine he is working in strength conditioning in the background. Maybe then he could play the deeper role feeding passes into the front 4. But his range of passing seems very limited, which is why he seems more effective closer to everyone.

He is not good enough to be man utd 10. No way no how.

He is not strong enough to be an 8 in the EPL. Look at Bernardo Silva at city, much harder to knock off the ball - not size, but strength.


7.) 25 Feb 2021 13:06:09
DodgyBanter I don't think he is a player for the 8/ 10 position tbh especially in the EPL which is much faster and physical, although he can play in multiple positions. For me he is more of a box to box CM who can effect the play on both ends of the pitch and can become a key player for us if utilized properly.


8.) 25 Feb 2021 14:46:51
LPU, What I would like to see from us in the summer is to bring in a top class CDM like Rice or Ndidi. Then they along with Bruno are first choice, and the other three midfielders (McTominay, Donny and Fred) will fight it out to be the first choice option alongside them. Obviously depending on their skills different players will be more suitable for different games. Long term I could see Garner taking the role, but feel he needs another loan next season to get a couple of seasons at professional level under his belt before he is ready to push for the first team.


9.) 25 Feb 2021 16:29:31
Lets Play - Firstly i didn't say he was going to leave i said if he leaves, there is a difference. I was responding the Shappy's comment.
And by the way if VDB is Pogba's replacement i'm even more worried.
People keep going on about a run of games, every time he has probably been one if not the worse on the pitch. He looks completely lost like a rabbit caught in the head lights.
Stop blaming the rest of the team and the way we play and set up. The simple fact is VDB has been poor and hasn't contributed anything.


10.) 25 Feb 2021 18:18:01
sim01975 I hope VDB is Pogba's replacement at the very least we would have a player who would be willing to work hard. And what do you expect a player coming in from another league and given irregular starts and playing time to do.

The simple fact is VDB is an intelligent player with great technical ability and he has shown glimpses of what he can do in the limited time he got. If you are expecting him to be flashy and play those hollywood passes to impress you then he isn't that sort of player.

I would agree that he needs to do a lot more in games but you can't just judge him based on his limited irregular playing time.

And if you want to talk about how we setup and play it's pretty evident Ole's priority is safety first and more protection for his CB's. In fact more worried about the opposition than taking the game to them.


11.) 25 Feb 2021 19:33:27
It's a real shame that VDB has been injured as this run without Pogba would have been a chance to see what he could do or that OGS truelly does not fancy him.
Will be interesting to see if there is any interest in him come the summer and how we view that and his future next year especially wity Pogba likely to leave.


12.) 26 Feb 2021 05:37:14
Brad76 it would really be interesting for sure. We would look stupid if we decided to sell VDB in such a short time, first for buying him in the first place and second for not giving him opportunities and for having a manager who doesn't know how to use him.


13.) 26 Feb 2021 11:55:30
So far i haven't seen one bit of intelligence from VDB.
He has had time to settle in and he has played a number of games and shown absolutely nothing. He isn't a kid anymore, he will be 24 in April. By the way if Ole is setting up "safety first" then why have we scored more goals then every other team, what you say doesn't make sense.


 

 

05 Feb 2021 05:36:34
I have a question for everyone here.
Would you rather:
A) Finish 2nd in the league but not win any trophy
OR
B) Finish 3rd/ 4th and win one of Europa League or FA Cup. And which cup would you prefer to win?

Deependra

1.) 05 Feb 2021 06:39:24
B) since it brings us a trophy. Being 2nd, 3rd or 4th doesn't make much difference, especially this season, where the point difference between them will be very small.

I know that FA cup is important to English people, and it does mean we went trough some tough games, but I still rate EL higher.


2.) 05 Feb 2021 07:14:36
Silly question. If you don’t finish 1st then it doesn’t matter to me where you finish. Trophies every day of the week. Not bothered which trophy.


3.) 05 Feb 2021 07:27:41
Has to be B for me. Although I wouldn't be pleased with that league position I suppose it secures champions league and a cup on top would be a step in the right direction. As for which cup, probably just edge towards fa Cup.


4.) 05 Feb 2021 08:45:41
People compare Ole’s tactics to Jose but watching Spurs is truly dreadful, he’s even finished raver off on the Spurs page.

His record is phenomenal but his recent record is poor. Clearly he has talent but he refuses to see he might be wrong, his denial of the penalty is plain daft, the treatment of Alli reflects what he has done at other clubs: he seems to find a player to isolate.

I think Ole wants to play attractive football but for whatever reason it has been a struggle. I don’t think Jose wants to do that, it’s always safety first.


5.) 05 Feb 2021 09:27:20
Winning Trophies makes a winning mentality, it's a no brainer, trophies every day of the week for me.
You win nothing for finishing 2nd.


6.) 05 Feb 2021 09:45:11
I for one prefer OGS in charge over Jose. At least I can like OGS and despite the critic the football is better. Never warmed to Jose at Utd - but to be fair to him don’t think he ever really enjoyed his time with us either.


7.) 05 Feb 2021 09:45:19
Agree AJH. Jose will have a riot on his hands if he doesn't win a trophy this season. They have also heavily invested in the squad and so far the return has been poor. I think there is a fantastic player in Alli but he needs to be managed with a soft touch like most of the younger players these days. Not Jose's style at all.


8.) 05 Feb 2021 10:10:15
Spurs rely almost entirely on Kane and Son. Without Kane Spurs are toothless.

I think Jose is stuck in that awkward place of continuing to do what made him successful. Which makes sense to a degree. However, football has changed a lot since the early 2000's. While the mentality of the players has changed dramatically as well.

Jose needs to see if he can adapt and change to keep pace with the changing football landscape.

Most managers are only ever really at the top for 10 years maybe 12 at most before their methods are worked out, countered and the football landscape changes. At that point those managers either need to change and adapt to stay relevant or they will fade into the background.


9.) 05 Feb 2021 11:00:24
Why are you guys so obsessed with Jose? It's almost getting near to the level of "that LFC fan" who posted a few days ago about Fergie influencing referees to get us favourable decisions against Southampton.


Jose and our identity as a club never really aligned. He won a few trophies for us. Our board never went fully in with him and when things took a sour turn, we sacked him. End of.

MOVE ON LADS

No point bringing him up when I simply asked whether you guys would prefer to forget about the cups and go all in for an unlikely title charge.


10.) 05 Feb 2021 13:46:37
Not sure why that would be a debate.

B. Because you qualify for CL and win a trophy.

FA Cup over Europa for me. More traditional and less gruelling on the season.


11.) 05 Feb 2021 14:05:36
Wazza completely agree.
2nd? No glory in that at all.
Winning trophies is the name of the game.
We get 4 chances every season of course you have your priorities but we should be aiming to win at least 1 every season. 2nd is worth a bit more cash than 3rd or 4th but nothing more than that.


12.) 05 Feb 2021 17:08:39
Agreed Ken if we're not first then it's irrelevant whether we finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th as long as we get CL qualification, but there's been no trophy for that since Arsenal stopped finishing in the top 4.


 

 

03 Feb 2021 13:15:31
To anyone feeling sorry or sad that we scored 9 instead of playing it about and stopping at 6, just remember we lost a league title on goal difference.

HAD WE BEATEN SUBDERLAND 9-0 ONTHE FINAL DAY, YOU WOULD BE CELEBRATING A LEAGUE TITLE NOT FEELING SORRY.

I like Southampton and I feel for the managers and players but I am not disappointed at our team for scoring 9 goals against them.

Deependra

1.) 03 Feb 2021 13:33:09
someone must be on a wind up

did anyone feel sorry for liverpool losing 7 2?


2.) 03 Feb 2021 14:11:56
Agreed.

Can't help but feel for the manager and players, must be pretty awful as that's a humiliating score line, and I wish them all well.

But I'm still delighted we scored 9 and wish it could have been higher.


3.) 03 Feb 2021 14:13:33
I don’t feel guilt or sorrow re the result or scoreline. I do however feel that they were hard done to by VAR. Their ‘goal’ should never have been ruled out for off side. Clear and obvious by dubious millimetres? Joke.

Penalty on Martial when he was already going down with his right leg deliberately left out behind him before any, if there was any, contact by a player pulling out of any tackle.

The reason Dean was sent to look at the VAR screen is because there was a clear and obvious error. How he didn’t reverse his decision and issue a yellow to Martial is a complete mystery.

Those two decisions against us and this board goes mental. Utterly disgraceful injustice in my view.


4.) 03 Feb 2021 14:59:24
Scooby,

Why are you ignoring the United penalty we should have had to make it 5-0 before half time? Seems strange to totally ignore that, the refs were awful but not in any particular way.


5.) 03 Feb 2021 15:53:45
GDS2 Why are you being obtuse? I’m not ignoring that incident. I simply didn’t refer to it. The reasons given, i. e. that the contact was outside the box sufficed for me. Anything else I need to be interrogated about?


6.) 03 Feb 2021 16:03:47
Ofcourse you can see the table and say the obvious. We lost the league at goal difference. I disagree.
We knew that he don't have a superior goal difference to City a lot matches before. We knew that if we go tie they will be Champions because of goal difference. Still we didn't win 3 games in the last 4 (City Everton and? ) and lost the league. We lost the league because we draw with Everton, that's why.


7.) 03 Feb 2021 16:56:51
Herrera, a league title is not won or lost in one game (unless their is a play-off to decide the winner) . The point of a league is to test yourself across a whole season against every side in the league.

We lost the title on goal difference across the whole season. We accrued the same number of points as City but we conceded more or failed to score as many as they did. You could pick out any result throughout the season and try and pin it on that result.

You say it was the draw vs Everton, but why not the loss to City or Wigan in April, or the draw with Stoke in September, or the draw with Liverpool in October, we drew with Newcastle in November, or was it the loss to Blackburn in December, or was it the draw with Chelsea in February.

The truth is if we could have won the league if we won any of these games at any point throughout the season. But that's the point of a league. We lost on goal difference despite that being the season we beat Arsenal 8-2.


8.) 03 Feb 2021 16:57:00
Herrera, when in a hole, stop digging. Put your shovel down mate.


9.) 03 Feb 2021 17:15:42
We lost it on goal difference herrera, the table doesn't lie go have a look.


10.) 03 Feb 2021 17:42:18
Shappy we say the same. We lost the league because of one point. And this point could come from the matches you mentionedor others. We agree you don't win or loose the league at one match, yet you suggest that we must humiliate a team because it helps out goal difference.
Ajh i don't even know what are you are talking about and you can easily understand that i don't care too. The only thing i care is for opinions to be respected. Mine is that we should have stopped at 6 goals.
I have read a hell lot of "excuses" at internet for the 9-0 humiliation, from goal difference even that Soton is Liverpool's team because Liverpool gave them Minamino! So we must have scored even more against "Liverpool's team". What i say is that all people have an excuse in their mind akd they debating about it. I simply don't care and for me the 9-0 was unacceptable. Why don't you simply accept that?


11.) 03 Feb 2021 17:53:51
Scooby,

Because you said Southampton were hard done to and feel sorry for them because of VAR, when actually if VAR had worked correctly it would have likely been 5-0 before half time. I wasn't being obtuse, I agree that the officiating was awful last night, but I don't feel sorry for Southampton because of it, it could have been even worse for them.


12.) 03 Feb 2021 18:03:37
If we hadn't of scored in the second half ole and the players would of got slated on here .
Some people are never happy.


13.) 03 Feb 2021 18:54:45
By the laws of the game the cavani incident was not a penalty that's not up for debate. The contract on his foot was not in the line simple as that. Mm stuff like their offside but its the law.


14.) 03 Feb 2021 19:07:44
GFS2 I said the opposite; “I don’t feel guilt or sorrow”. Read what was written not what you want to see. 😉.


15.) 03 Feb 2021 19:32:47
To be honest jred, I think that is the issue. Some posters are unhappy that there is nothing to complain about so the issue now is we score too many goals.


16.) 03 Feb 2021 19:54:49
Shappy
We score to many goals .
The scary thing is you might be right.


17.) 03 Feb 2021 21:44:35
Personally I said nine in the first half when it was I think 2 nil. I have no issues with putting 9 past them. Back in 95 I was at OT when we put nine past Ipswich and had no issue with it. My grumble was the Martial penalty, it looked soft, got someone sent off and it was done when we had already gone way past the winning post. That left me a little uncomfortable.

You could see with the sending off in the first 80 seconds they were shell shocked and a big defeat was on.


18.) 03 Feb 2021 23:01:41
We score too many goals sounds ridiculous haha but someone actually posted it as a genuine comment, I thought it was a joke.


 

 

31 Jan 2021 17:36:58
Best of luck to Pellestri on his loan move to Alaves in La liga. Let's hope he gets a decent run in 5he team and can prove himself.

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30 Jan 2021 19:25:58
Happy Birthday Berbatov.

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19 Feb 2021 14:25:23
Another one to add courtesy of ED002. Again a Big Thank you to him for his great insights.

{Ed002's Note - Nikola Milenkovic (CB) Inter Milan, Manchester United and Juventus have all expressed and interest in Milenkovic who Fiorentina will possibly be open to selling for €50M-€60M in the summer. His representatives are pushing him toward Manchester United who already have a lengthy list of targets and their prior interest could return - he was an alternative to Maguire. I am not aware of any interest from Liverpool at this time. }.

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17 Feb 2021 13:05:25
Here are some of the recent updates on CBs as provided by Ed002, to whom I would like to say a big THANK YOU.

{Ed002's Note - Pau Torres (CB) Manchester City have him as an option. Manchester United have him as first choice but only if sufficient sales are made. Barcelona has a sustained interest but price will likely be an issue and they may look to horse trade some players - but little will become clear before the election is completed. Bayern Munich have him as one of three primary targets to fill the two CB slots they need to address in the summer.


Ben White (CB) an alternative to Pau Torres for Manchester United, but seen as expensive because of the "English premium". Spurs have sustained interest but the funding will go on other priorities. Liverpool could look to white to boost their HG quota if they opt for aan expensive addition. Brighton will look to hang on to him.


Sergio Ramos (CB) PSG wanted a January agreement to take him as a Free Agent in the summer but the player is apparently reluctant to commit just yet. Real Madrid want to extend his contract but want to reduce the package he currently gets to help their quest to cut costs - if that gap can somehow be resolved it is the most likely solution. Interest from both the Far East and the Middle East is not attractive for the player. Milan offer a potential option because of tax advantages in Italy - but they will probably add Fikayo Tomori and it is likely the second CB they are looking for will be younger. Whilst the Premier League would provide an interesting challenge for the player, at just about 35 years old with significant wage demands it makes little sense for the clubs. I am not aware of any approach from Manchester United and would expect them to look at a younger long term solution.


Jules Kounde (CB) Sevilla rejected a significant offer from Manchester City last summer and Monchi has confirmed that Manchetser City remain keen still. He was recommended to Manchester United by an advisor but there has not been any approach just yet - and others seem more likely at this time. Real Madrid were the other side who were keen last summer and they are looking to add two CBs this summer with one agreed in principle, the other will be one of four on their shortlist which includes Jules Kounde. With one of those four likely not obtainable it would then come down to balancing the books with other sales and purchases.


Ibrahima Konate (CB) could emerge as an option for first choice for Liverpool in the summer - Liverpool have been talking with his agent but whether or not Konate has been discussed in detail is not known, but his agent offered a different player to Liverpool. RBL will want to hang on to him as they will lose Upamecano in the summer. Money would possibly be an issue for Liverpool and any further illegal approaches to RBL players would no doubt result in a complaint now. Expect interest from Spurs as well and possibly Manchester United but he is far from first choice for them. Chelsea have shown no interest in him to date.


Raphael Varane (CB) and that is about it for CBs. If he does not sign a renewal he will be sold in the summer - possibly leaving Real Madrid needing to add three CBs. Manchester United have other targets but could be tempted. Do not be surprised to see Spurs rejig their summer plans to buy him. Mr Mourinho will look to a way to sign Varane for Spurs in the summer. The player wants a new challenge and PSG will likely push for him in their quest for a leading French player. }.

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11 Feb 2021 12:54:41
Don Hutchinson, who is not my friend, reckons Kane to City is going to happen in the summer.

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10 Feb 2021 15:10:47
We are also linked with Jules Kounde amd Ibrahima Konate; both being suggested by respected scouts/ third parties.

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{Ed002's Note - Jules Kounde (CB) Sevilla rejected a significant offer from Manchester City last summer and Monchi has confirmed that Manchetser City remain keen still. He was recommended to Manchester United by an advisor but there has not been any approach just yet - and others seem more likely at this time. Real Madrid were the other side who were keen last summer and they are looking to add two CBs this summer with one agreed in principle, the other will be one of four on their shortlist which includes Jules Kounde. With one of those four likely not obtainable it would then come down to balancing the books with other sales and purchases.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) could emerge as an option for first choice for Liverpool in the summer - Liverpool have been talking with his agent but whether or not Konate has been discussed in detail is not known, but his agent offered a different player to Liverpool. RBL will want to hang on to him as they will lose Upamecano in the summer. Money would possibly be an issue for Liverpool and any further illegal approaches to RBL players would no doubt result in a complaint now. Expect interest from Spurs as well and possibly Manchester United but he is far from first choice for them. Chelsea have shown no interest in him to date.}


 

 

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31 Jan 2021 13:23:18
Pau Torres is still our no1 CB target, although it looks like there will be very stiff competition from other top sides in Europe .

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17 Feb 2021 10:29:56
Hey ed001, are you suggesting that Morena Baccarin would have to shed some weight? WTF😂.

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15 Feb 2021 06:47:11
People always point out the 2018 World Cup as the turning point in De Gea's career, and say that he has been poor from then on.
But from what I can recall, DDG has never in his entire international career looked assured, settled and top goalkeeper for Spain. However he had always recovered his form when playing for us.

Now I don't know if people remember but after the 2018 WC, there was a big change in our defence. We added Maguire for a world record fee. From then on DDG has not looked his old shelf, and our defence had a never looked calm and assured. Is it a coincidence? Did DDG bring down Maguire's game (which I personally think has very rarely been anything better than average) or has Maguire brought down DDG's game (which at one point was the best in the league/ world)?

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13 Feb 2021 14:53:32
Wow. Quick everyday mark the date. Snappy has written a post that's not a 1000 words long😜.

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08 Feb 2021 03:21:57
jred

Then what is your issue with Mumbles pointing out Pep being a good coach might have a big role to play in Foden's improvement.



People are quick to either support or criticize Ole at all cost such that they start seeing ghosts everywhere.
Maybe sometimes Ole is to blame and sometimes he isn't. Let's try to be a bit more objective I say. We don't need to do much to entice an "Ole argument" anyways.

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07 Feb 2021 19:41:28
jred

Do you not think Pep is a top manager/ coach?
Let's forget about the Ole argument. Do you think players improve more under good coaches or more under bad coaches?

Lest we forget Pep did coach Messi, Busquets et al when they became the best players in their position.

I think, in your attempt to defend Ole, you just subconsciously conceded that Ole isn't quite at the level of Pep, Klopp, etc.

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