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13 Apr 2020 14:24:28
Hi Ed002. In another page you said that Madrid will likely bid for Haaland. Do we still have interest in player ? And although i don't believe it, has Raiola put a release clause of 75 million in his contract ?


{Ed002's Note - There is no chance of him moving to Manchester United I am afraid. I am not sure why yoo mention a release clause.}

1.) 13 Apr 2020 15:25:27
I guess it was my fault Ed002 i asked about a release clause. Thanks for quick response.




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18 Sep 2020 18:33:27
I read from all posters that there is no need for negotiations because at the end we give them what they want. So, is this the case ?
Bissakas asking price was 60 million pounds at the time and Palase didn't seem dropping this price, yet i think we brought him for 45 millions plus 5 millions in add ons.

When we first wanted Bruno Sporting asked around 100 millions and as Ed said most teams walked out of the deal. Then they had some economic problems and they redused the price at around 70. At this price , again , there weren't many suitors , in fact only us had a serious interest. With negotiations we managed to buy the player for 50 millions plus add ons.

So we can't always be successful at negotiations but sometimes we are, don't we ? In Sanchos case what we ask (as per reports), i think is fair enough. A slightly redused price , some bonuses and some instalments. So of instead of paying 120 millions at once we could give 70 plus 40 next year plus some add ons that would be fine. I know its difficult because Dortmund said 120 or go away, but then for so much money at least you have to try and negotiate. And who knows maybe we achieve our purpose as we did with Bruno.


1.) 18 Sep 2020 18:56:15
Manchester United All or Nothing could just follow our transfer department around for a whole season.

2.) 18 Sep 2020 19:34:26
Very few are saying there is no room for negotiations but if its clear the other side is not for turning then its best to move on.

Crystal Palace and Sporting Lisbon with all due respect are a different stature of club than borussia dortmund. Of course dortmund have shown themselves to be the type of club than signs young promising and at times obscure players, develop them with extraordinary success and then sell them for big fees. But they seem to always drive a hard bargain for their players, pulisic and dembele as examples.

If dortmund want £x million with a big chunk up front and very achievable add-ons then that's what we have to pay. Add in to that the agents commission and player wages its a massive expenditure for the club. If they don't want to pay that much then fine, walk away and look at alternatives.

3.) 18 Sep 2020 19:51:56
Herrera, no disrespect, but i think you might be the only Manchester United fan in the world who can actually justify our transfer team. Kudos to you Sir.

You heard the term "Amateurs"? that's how Ed002 refers to the United transfer team. What does that tell you? You mention Bruno signing, so you are saying that we should not sign anyone and may be get Sancho cheaper in Jan or next summer?

Can i have what you smoking?

4.) 18 Sep 2020 19:59:58
I agree DSG, Dortmund don't give us a big room for negotations. But even with them we can win something at the end. If for example we pay them 30 millions next year that would be a big plus. With Bruno didn't seem room for negotations too i think.

5.) 18 Sep 2020 20:11:21
I borrowed what you are smoking Shan saying the second spenders in the world don't give money for transfers . So what is this, a normal cigarette?
Oh you heard the term "toxics"? that's how Ed002 refer to United fans. What does that tell?



22 Aug 2020 10:27:02
I don't know for which team played but this boy Lukaku is really special. Seriously, he was Sevillas best player, when he was with us he was our worst player against big six and had 1 goal in 20 matches against them and countless times missed a control that could guide in a clear chance.

Just like today at tet a tet, it was the control that led him down, with a better control he would had a better angle and a clearest chance. If we go back more years he was Evertons worst player at semi final against us. I hope one more time to put tgis debate to bed. He is not a smart player, he is not a class player and definitely he is not a big game player. Move on


1.) 22 Aug 2020 11:07:01
Same Lukaku who has 34 goals this season for Inter? Same Lukaku who has outscored Ronaldo. How many goals do our boy wonder have this season?

2.) 22 Aug 2020 11:14:36
And what a post to put it all to bed.

3.) 22 Aug 2020 11:23:18
Not very classy Herrera. Lukaku is a quality player. His record is fantastic and he'd a seriously good first year here. But it didn't work out. But lambasting former players is poor form. I'm all for banter but your post isn't that either.

4.) 22 Aug 2020 11:37:51
Yh very wierd angle to mock a former player who on the whole has had a very good season and has been a consistent goalscorer for nearly a decade now.

His move to inter was a rare transfer that suited all parties. We got our money back and were able to end the season with a very fluid front three that can interchange which is more suited to our way of playing. Inter got a goalscorinf target man to suit contes system.

5.) 22 Aug 2020 11:49:19
I’d back martial to grab 30 goals in Italy. Lukaku didn’t suit how we want to play. That’s where the discussion on him should end. He seems a decent guy.

6.) 22 Aug 2020 12:05:20
Who's our boy wonder Shan?

7.) 22 Aug 2020 12:20:29
Would’t bother asking angel mate, our very young forward line is rubbish remember?

8.) 22 Aug 2020 12:30:26
I am not lambasting former players. You miss the point. Every Inter game is as if we woke up the same day, delete the past and rewriting it again in the case of Lukaku. He is a professional player for 10-11 years but still fans wait for some goals to make an argument, as we haven't seen enough of him already.

9.) 22 Aug 2020 13:33:42
Thanks for putting words in my mouth there Caolan. Its worthless coming on here and saying anything without someone trying to instigate and ganging up.

Angelred, i meant Rashford who these days decides when to show up and when not. Walks around the park like he owns it. Greenwood is twice the player and 4 times the striker that Rashford will ever be. Martial too is a much better player and striker than Rashford is. Rashford gets a free pass because he is a local.

10.) 22 Aug 2020 13:34:33
Some players just don't work at some clubs. Lukaku joins the long list of United strikers who should've been the Second Coming but weren't. He is playing in a slightly weaker league in Italy. Very technically gifted players but not quite the cut and thrust of the premiership. Maybe that suits his game more than the Prem. I think the point that Martial would score 30 goals in Italy is spot on btw. Clearly they are very different players though and Martial (who I have been critical about myself) fits our system better than Lukaku. I wish any former player well though. Always remember they have done something that most of us would give our left testicle for - they've played for United.

11.) 22 Aug 2020 13:36:35
"outscored Ronaldo". Serie A scorers Immobile 35, Ronaldo 31, Lukaku 23, Caputo 21, Muriel, Zoao Pedro and Zapata 18. So all of them outscored our boy wondes as Shan says . The point Shan? All of them are better than our boy wonder? Do we want one of them instead of our boy wonder?
Is it so difficult to score 20 goals in Serie A? And why for Ciro scoring 36 league goals is "easy" and no-one speaks about it but 23 for Lukaku in the same league are a lot and everyone speaks about how good he is? Maybe Lukakus goals counts for double :)

12.) 22 Aug 2020 14:20:41
Shan, Rashford almost single handedly carried us in the first half of the season.
22 goals and 8 assists from LW is a great output.

He is just 22 years old for God's sake.
There is much more to come from him and he is not even close to his peak yet.

13.) 22 Aug 2020 14:47:35
Why bring rashford into it Shan? Young kid who’s missed 3 months of football, played injured for a very long time and shown signs before the back injury of really taking the step up to the next level. Everyone knows lukaku is a very limited footballer, but can put the ball in the net if you play to him, in fact no ones ever denied that. Also mate, people aren’t “ganging up” you just have a difference of opinion with them.

14.) 22 Aug 2020 15:36:58
I can see Kane off to Madrid next summer, with Lukaku replacing him at Spurs. Unless Mourinho has lost the plot by then, as per form.

15.) 22 Aug 2020 15:52:17
Someone said its a lack of class . It seems that everyone has the right to come here and remind us how good striker Lukaku is, that maybe we were wrong to sell him, that he scores more than our players and making funny comparisons with our players even if they play different positions, in different roles and in a different league, every time he scores some goals. that's acceptable for you.
But when someone make a point that no question how many goals he scores he is a flat-track bully and we are better without him with goals come from everywhere across the front three who plays with more speed and interchange, its unacceptable.
Thats not me having a problem with the person Lukaku, i wish him ofcourse injury-free seasons and a lot of goals but to stay away for my team. It is you that have a problem and you feel the need to remind us the player we let leave and the player we lost. So if you feel the need to remind us that Young Lukaku Sanchez or etc is good because of some good performances or goals against lesser teams in a lesser league be ready for a reaction. I will always remind you what exactly Romelu was for us (because that's what count most) and that we are already far better without him. If you don't like that, that's a lack of class.

16.) 22 Aug 2020 15:56:59
He hates Rashford and it doesn’t matter if Rashford plays well he will ignore that and tell you when he wasn’t. Shan was busy while we were winning, couldn’t write it.

17.) 22 Aug 2020 17:23:45
Winning? What exactly did we win GDS? Ah you mean the top 4 trophy. Yeah my sincere apologies i was tied up drinking all night celebrating that.

How has he played since the restart GDS? I don't hate him alright GDS, although i do like you a lot less now.

Caolan buddy it was a straight comparison because Lukaku was dropped for Rashford when Ole came in. So just a straight comparison. And please stop saying he is young. He has been playing at the top level for more than 4 years now. He is a senior member of this squad now. The likes of Rooney, Ronaldo etc were miles ahead at this age. I don't see Rashford reaching that level and i would love it if i am proved wrong on this because that might mean Manchester United winning.

I bet if Lukaku was English, he would have been hyped like most other English "talents". But because he isn't people can berate him.

18.) 22 Aug 2020 17:23:36
Lukaku scores the 3rd goal in a 3-1 win. Rarely does he actually get the match winning goal. I'd take Lautaro Martinez all day, everyday and twice on Sunday before I get to Lukaku. Decent player but I have seen baby seals with a better first touch.

19.) 22 Aug 2020 18:00:16
The problem with most posters on this site is they have such high expectations of the club (nothing wrong with that) that when the club doesn't meet those lofty expectations they start to complain and belittle the club. Nothing wrong in wanting United to be the best again, but we have to accept the current situation and realise it's going to take time to become the force we once were. Comparing our club to other clubs or belittling our players ain't going to help. To those who can't wait, am sure the more progressive clubs wouldn't mind the extra support.

20.) 22 Aug 2020 18:06:28

He’s 22 for Christ sake, he’s definitely young. Ronaldo had 37 leagues goals at the same age, he was also still young.

I know you don’t like me, it definitely doesn’t bother me, I find it funny.

You didn’t post for months when we went on the winning run, we still haven’t lost a league game since Bruno signed by the way. We were winning games, nobody said anything about trophies, and you stopped posting. Fact.

21.) 22 Aug 2020 18:15:58
Shan, you conveniently go missing when we win a few games. I always know we've lost a game before I even see the result - I just pop on here and see you posting.

22.) 22 Aug 2020 18:43:26
Shan pretty clear you dislike the guy, and that’s good for you. Ronaldo didn’t score 20 goals to he was 23 but there you go. Before he broke his back (yes a career threatening injury) he was the one carrying this team. Rashford symbolises a hell of a lot of the traditions of this club, his goal scoring record in big games, his temperament in big moments. Consistency will come- but let’s write him off because he’s in the team 4 years. How many of those 4 seasons did he complete 90 mins on a regular basis. Again I’ll say it pre injury he was carrying this team and was well on course for over 25 goals.

Lukaku also said he made it clear he wanted to leave in March, so why play him? Even though he played plenty under ole.

And I really wanted lukaku at United, told my mates I’d move heaven and earth for him. I will admit I didn’t watch close enough but What quickly became apparent to me was he needs to be in a team solely built to play to him and whilst he’s good a good scoring record he’s not a great footballer. His link up and hold up play was average at best, and I think it’s a shame because with his physical attributes no one should be able to handle him.

23.) 22 Aug 2020 19:28:09
Thats fine GDS and Caolan. I have my opinion of Rashford and i ain't changing that. Rooney was judged for what he couldn't do, Rashford is judged for what he is yet to do.

Lukaku said in March he wants to leave so why play him. Funny. Pogba has been saying that he wants to leave for 2 years but yet Ole keeps playing him.

Stevie start watching the games then. They are a lot more interesting than the text on these pages. Watch them just for a change.
When we are winning there is already the happy gang telling us the messiah won us the game. I only come on here to vent out the frustration to keep things even.

GDS, if possible go through my posts and you will see why i wasnt here much. Was doing the same works that Rashford had been doing, although i didn't publicize that and the queen didn't give me a medal. But i made a mistake of posting on here once about it and i was told i shouldn't brag about public service, so i shut up.

24.) 22 Aug 2020 19:33:44
For Shan it was a "straight comparison". A left winger 22 years old in Premier League with a striker 27 years old in Serie a. Ofcourse he will not compare Rashford this year with Lukaku last year who played for us, which is more fair, because it doesn't help him to prove his point.

25.) 22 Aug 2020 19:34:31
That’s exactly what I said earlier Shan. so don’t sit there thinking people are ganging up when they don’t agree with you.

Personally I’d sell pogba but that’s not my call.

26.) 22 Aug 2020 20:35:04
My point Herrera is that Lukaku is a better out and out striker than Rashford. what's wrong in that. Rashford last year played 3300 minutes and scored 13 goals, Lukaku played 3000 and scored 15 goals. Fair comparison now? that's my opinion on the two strikers. Again note the word striker. Rashford may be a better overall player but a team needs a striker. All of SAFs team had one.

27.) 22 Aug 2020 21:14:44
Shan, what about Marsial then? You taking Rashford into debate only to prove that he is not good enough because you clearly don't rate him . You still continue to compare a striker with a winger forgetting that this team has a striker, he scored about 23 goals and his overall game is much much better than Lukakus, that's Marsial.
But even if Rashford was a striker i still think he is a much better out and out striker even of he scores 5 goals less. But he will score more in big games. All of this taking into account that the one player is at his peak and the other nowhere near.

28.) 22 Aug 2020 21:39:24
But to finish this, i understand that maybe you misunderstood the situation. You compare them because theoritically Lukaku didn't play and left because of Rashford and that's not true. Its not an eye on eye replacement, nobody is. Lukaku left because is an average footballer overall, you can't make the triangle of Liverpool with Lukakus, i am sure in a universe that Lukaku just left Liverpool (and you support them) you would make comparisons to prove that he is better than Firmino. Or better than Benzema if the example is Real. We have a very good triangle with much potential and no wonder how many goals Lukaku or Ciro or Caputo score it doesn't matter if they can't fit in this triangle. So, its much more than goals and the very top teams seems to stay clear of super goalscorer Lukaku. Top teams play with top wingers-inside forwards and a striker to help them with good movement to make space, hold up play, link up play etc and ofcourse some goals. But the numper of goals is not the first criteria, that's why Firmino is key for Liverpool and a top top player without scoring 30 goals a season, the same goes with Karim (Lewa is maybe the only example who has it all and that's why he is the best) . Lukaku don't belong at the top level. Its as simply as that, so good luck to him. Seems that he found happiness there and maybe his level.

29.) 23 Aug 2020 07:37:03
No shan, your original point was to bash rashford (which didn't really work) . It wasn't about the need for a better striker or comparing rashford against Lukaku as a striker because that's not Rashford is, never has and never will be.

Rashford played 31 games in PL and scored 17 goals with 7 assists. I'd say that's a pretty smart return for a LW. Even more so considering the terrible injury he came back from.

30.) 23 Aug 2020 08:50:02
Each to his own angelred. I am not here to convince you or anyone about how good or how bad a particular Mancunian is.

Enjoy the holidays.

31.) 23 Aug 2020 15:48:42
You don't have to convince me at all Shan. His overall performances and statistics do that.

What holidays are on anyway? I feel like I'm on a permanent one at the moment 😂.

32.) 23 Aug 2020 17:26:24
Rooney aged 22, 2007-2008, 43 appearances, 18 goals.

Rashford aged 22, 2019-2020, 44 appearances, 22 goals.

Not sure how you draw the conclusion Rooney was miles ahead of Rashford at this age Shan.

Every promising young player is hyped up by the press etc, especially English ones. Rashford is a lot closer to living up to the hype than most of them ever are.



17 Aug 2020 15:24:18
I feel really sorry for Lindelof. Always covers for 2 in our box , the same time Maguire is out of position and he just watch. Its a serie called "fringe" and there are some people from the future which appear only at important times, they have no feelings and they just record the event. They call them observers . That is exactly what Maguire is, observer.


1.) 17 Aug 2020 16:32:27
There is no point defending Lindelof.
He was clearly at fault.

2.) 17 Aug 2020 16:34:41
Fringe was a fantastic show.

3.) 17 Aug 2020 16:50:55
Maguire gets stick for his transfer fee but he's clearly a better defender than Lindelof. He's played nearly every minute of our season and has generally been a solid and commanding presence in our defence.

Lindelof continues to make basic defensive errors which have been a consistent occurrence since his howler at Huddersfield in one of his first games over three years ago. He's a decent defender but he hasn't been able to eradicate the simple errors from his game. Periods of improvement have been followed by spells of regression and his time at Utd as a first choice CB is coming to an end. He might get another season if the Club fail to move on the likes of Smalling, Jones and Rojo or decide priorities lie elsewhere.

People have conveniently ignored that Ole has a ruthless side. Lukaku, Sanchez, Fellaini, Smalling, Young and Rojo have all either been sold or sent out on loan. Since we signed Fernandes the likes of Pereria, Lingard and Mata have hardly featured.

He has shown loyalty to De Gea a proven world class performer and given him time to re discover his form. His patience won't last forever and Henderson might be brought back to the Club to compete with De Gea for the starting position next season. Any more basic mistakes and the axe will fall on De Gea as well.

Despite what you read on these pages Ole is no fool and he knows the standards that must be reached.

We need a new CB, DCM, ACM, RW, CF and possibly cover for Shaw at LB. We won't fill all those positions this summer so it will be a case of prioritising the positions that need strengthening first.

Ed 2 has told us we have interest in Koulibally, Saul (if Pogba leaves), Donny VdB (if Pogba leaves), Grealish and Sancho. There could be interest in Chiesa,
O Dembele or even Douglas Costa as Sancho alternatives. We have also held an interest in M Dembele for CF. I expect two possibly three of those players will arrive depending on what happens with Pogba.

It takes take time build a squad and Ole has done just enough to quell supporter unrest and keep his job. He'll need to make astute decisions concerning the futures of Pogba and De Gea and decide if there is value in the likes of Sancho, Grealish and Koulibally or move on to alternatives.

Consistency will be the key moving forward. There is cause for optimism but the success of this side hangs in the balance. Summer recruitment will be vital.

4.) 17 Aug 2020 17:01:48
I don't defend him for the goal . Also don't want to blame Harry for the goal. My comment is not only for yesterdays match, its general. And yes i feel sorry for him, he clearly was a better defender before Harry sat next to him.

5.) 17 Aug 2020 17:13:33
Herrera your talking nonsense mate! Lindelof has done nothing in his Utd career to suggest he's anything more than a decent defender susceptible to making regular individual mistakes.

He was making the same mistakes long before Maguire arrived! He's ok and if he can cut out the mistakes he might have a future but he's quickly running out of chances!

6.) 17 Aug 2020 17:45:11
You miss the point DLIB. He is not my favourite and ideally ofcourse i wouldn't want him in our starting 11. But with a better player next to him he is not so bad as you are making him to be, i feel sorry for him playing with an unhead chicken next to him. Whoever plays next to Van Dyke knows exactly what he has to do and where he has to be . Whoever plays next to him seems good or world class and that's the opposite with Harry. Ideally neither is good enough, but the biggest problem is the one who is untouchable because you have to stick with him because of price tag or etc. The problem always is your "best" defender, when he is really that good everyone above average seems good next to him. When he is not, opposite will happen as we see and in addiction to this we will everytime debating about his partner and a player to cover him etc when the reality is that he is the one you have ro replace.

7.) 17 Aug 2020 19:05:09
You're spot on, Herrera. His form dipped as soon as Maguire arrived.

8.) 17 Aug 2020 19:21:37
Is it just me who thinks Maguire is bang average and gets out of position too often at crucial times which will leave whoever partners him to cover the void and hopefully put in last ditch tackles, anyone think that smalling or Bailly be more suited to try and mop up his mess?

9.) 17 Aug 2020 20:18:56
Rjmanutd i agree it was a fantastic show, one of my favourite. And ofcourse Walter Bishop one of my favourite characters.

10.) 17 Aug 2020 21:08:18
Walter was a character alright. I may have to source a fringe box set as it has been a very long time!



03 Aug 2020 21:51:07
Hi ed002, i am sorry if you have answered this before (i can't find), you said that this is the last season we can take an u18 player from EE. I suppose its because of brexit , this will be forever or are they have discussions to change it ? Thank you


{Ed002's Note - For good.}

1.) 03 Aug 2020 23:25:56
Thanks as always Ed002. One last thing if you don't mind, we will not take any under 18 olayer from EU or between 16-18? And this law (not allowing under 18 players from EU to go to a non EU country) is to protect the players?

{Ed002's Note - There is an exception that 16 and 17 year old players may move between UE countries. That exception will no longer apply to the UK.}



29 Mar 2020 12:48:48
Ed002, i know maybe its a silly question but is it a possibility to play football through July and next season starts 2 months later ? I understand if you don't want to answer, thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Nobody knows.}

1.) 29 Mar 2020 15:30:25
Thanks ed002.




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16 Sep 2020 20:26:53
Sorry, its Mykolenko. I don't know him very well but i think him amd Telles were the two players the team wanted and scouted. Yet i don't know very well Reguilon too.
But you can see from videos, in his best highlights, that even there you see zero good crosses. I think Reguilon is good with the ball at his feet, he dribbles a lot, but he is not a good crosser. He has a problem with the final ball. And the asist stats are not so good for a top attacking left back. On the other hand Mykolenko is clearly better at crosses and he seems stronger too. I maybe be wrong but i think yesterday played center back against Alkmaar. He seems strong, good defensively with excellent left foot and room for improvement. His price tag and reputation won't mean he is automatically a starter so i think he is the best solution for our left back position if we want someone to compete with Shaw.




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15 Sep 2020 21:39:17
Telles was an option, Regulion wasnt but became. Ehen Madrid decided to cash the player he became an option.
But it was Telles who we scouted and we wanted in case we decided to buy a left back.




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15 Sep 2020 21:17:23
I am not sure TRD but i think crosses is not the strongest part of his game. I think that he is more of a dribller which with runs creates space for others rather a crosser of the ball. I think that Telles provide better crosses and i also think that Vitally Matyvenko is a great crosser, the closest i have seen to Robertson.




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15 Sep 2020 20:03:10
As Ed002 said Telles was first choice, in any case not Reguilon. In my opinion maybe he is a better choice too. I would prefer Telles or Mycolenko. I think the Ucranian is one of the best crossers in the game.




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13 Sep 2020 16:38:57
The excuse for Pogba is that always surrounded by sh. Never his fault. 4 years you are debating which players must Pogba have next to him to take most of him. Pogba at 10, starting from depper making late runs, with Herrera and Matic making the dirty work, then no Matic is too slow and old to run for two. Then we must have someone like Verrati or Tiago to pass him the ball. Then the fault is we have no runners in our team to make the most of him etc.
Thats right in some extend, but put me in a team with Pirlo Vidal Marchisio or in a team with Cante Matuindi and Griezman-Empampe at front, having only to provide some tricks and passes, and i would seem good myself.
The truth is Pogba must have world class players around him to take care of him, because he is not world class. At Juve and France that's exactly what he had, world class players who took care of him.
Bruno is what fans thought Pogba is, and his game is much more than goals and asists, he tries hard and tries to make his mates and the team better. In the other hand Pogba wants better mates and better team to take care of him, huge difference.





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18 Sep 2020 20:11:21
I borrowed what you are smoking Shan saying the second spenders in the world don't give money for transfers . So what is this, a normal cigarette?
Oh you heard the term "toxics"? that's how Ed002 refer to United fans. What does that tell?




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18 Sep 2020 19:59:58
I agree DSG, Dortmund don't give us a big room for negotations. But even with them we can win something at the end. If for example we pay them 30 millions next year that would be a big plus. With Bruno didn't seem room for negotations too i think.




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18 Sep 2020 19:12:24
I gave you an example of how a smaller team can outspend you short term and how that is normal. And that you can't take this into conversation because means nothing. You don't seem to want to understand this.
But if you don't see the intention from the team that are second spenders the last 10 years, nobody can help you. Not even the facts. There are questions about how effective we are, how good our recruitment team is etc. But you can't question our intentions. The intention is to spend big on one more time as we did over and over again in our history.
One last thing for me. The team had clearly targets, an AM for squad depth and Sancho . One more player that would be plus. that's what the club trying to do.
You would only be satisfied if, the moment Sancho became difficult to take, the team instead went out and bought 2-3 other players which would be out of our plan with the danger of panic buying. The team think that Sancho ticks all boxes, he is the one to take us to the next level and we can't afford to lose him. They want to try all possibilities to buy him. To go out and buy 3 others players instead means that we give up on Sancho and that is exactly what the club don't want to do.
In the same time because except from him we already have bought Bruno for a good sum of money, because we have bought VDB, because we want a left back too and because of C.V. we are trying to reduse the price or (and) to agree some instalments. You seem to be affected too much with which others teams do. We have other targets, in other areas and a completely different plan to others. Because you say that we want a center back or a numper 6 doesn't mean that Ole thinks the same, some of this positions are "ticked" for next seasons . Yet if we will not buy a CB you will moan, even if this was not our plan for this year. So judge the team with certain criteria based on the real targets. Because as i see it you move the goal posts and if we take this path none will be satisfied. that's a big post and i am sorry. Personally taking into account that they wanted an AM and Sancho i will judge then based on that. Do i want to buy players in other positions too? Ofcourse, but i will not moan because with Bruno, DVB and if Sancho comes that means over 250 millions in 2020 and with the C.V. unsertainsy. But then if they lose our first two matches of the season where are the intentions?




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18 Sep 2020 17:00:04
Its as funny as saying Villa outspend us TRD. The point is simple, the intention is there and if (and when) we can take our primary targets then we will outspend almost everyone. Real Madrid when (rather than if) can buy her primary targets then they will outspend almost everyone.
Big teams have different plans, huge targets. Sometimes they must wait some months or a year to take them. Real can't get Empampe this year doent mean they instead give these money for other players, they will just wait and take who they want, the same goes with Sancho, at least that is what our intentions are. For such huge transfers there can't be a good plan b because none player ticks all boxes for them (with Empampe) and no player ticks all boxes for us (Sancho) . So unless we take our primary targets some teams will outspend us in short term. But as i said that's natural and means nothing. That's the point.




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18 Sep 2020 16:14:51
Red Man maybe we don't drop points and save 20 millions, who knows? . that's the reason its not working like that.
When you are negotiating such a big deal you see the bigger picture, not the 1-2 matches a player can miss in the start of the campaign.
Shan Villa outspend Liverpool too, maybe some others top teams too. Its not a good example saying they outspend us for a transfer window. Its like saying "oh look even Montpelier and Nice outspend Pari this year". I believe that you can understand that means nothing. For different reasons (its not for this topic) a smaller club can throw a lot of money and even outspend bigger clubs for a small amount of time (a transfer window or two) .
When we compare, we must compare teams with common characteristics. Liverpool for example have a fine roster and with less positions to strength than for example Everton or Villa. Or Pari, they have broken the bank the previous years, they have a top roster, you will say that they don't want to spend because for one year maybe Nice will outspend them? Be serious. What about Sevilla or Sosiedad overspending Real Madrid for ONE year? Yet Madrid next year will be able to buy Mpambe and will superpass Sosiedads last 5 years spend. Yet when we will be able to buy the big player (Sancho) we will superpass Aston Villas spending at once.
So we must compare same situations and for a certain amount of time in order to make a good and fair comparison.
Unless you believe that because yesterday i bought a car i outspended Bill Gates. Oh, in fact maybe i did it but it means nothing 😅 It only means that yesterday i bought a car and Bill will buy one at different time and much much more expensive. Sounds familiar with the Aston Villa case?