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24 Dec 2018 00:25:01
hearing a few grumblings United are interested in re-signing Memphis Depay. Any truth in this?


1.) 24 Dec 2018 08:02:13
I doubt it. Jose was supposedly the one interested. With him gone I doubt the club will go back for him unless the next manager specifically wants him.

2.) 24 Dec 2018 11:47:31
Just what the club needs to be honest. A left sided winger with a big social media personality!

3.) 24 Dec 2018 17:37:54
Haven't heard any rumblings from his collection of expensive cars arriving. He seems to have settled let's just be pleased for him. And leave him where he is.

4.) 26 Dec 2018 01:41:46
I can see both Ole and Poch wanting to try their hand at bringing the best out of 'Memphis', we do have a buy back clause don't we? Or is it just the first refusal nonsense that still means we'll probably have our pants pulled down?

5.) 28 Dec 2018 13:29:12
I’m sure I read the buy back clause was only for a season or two maybe ED can clear it up .

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}



30 Nov 2017 20:47:29
some of my work colleagues based in France believe PSG will not take up the offer to sign Kylian Mbappe but are confident in signing Alexis Sanchez instead. they think he's off to Manchester united or city and i think this must be why united or whoever leaked a comment that united need to sell before they buy as £160M will be a large pay out for a single player. sounds fantasy football but it was what we were waffling about this afternoon.


1.) 01 Dec 2017 12:46:45
As far as I'm aware, they don't have an option on the player, PSG have made a commitment to purchase Mbappe next summer.

{Ed001's Note - that was what held up the deal happening is that Monaco wanted a guarantee they would sign him for the agreed price at the end of the loan or they would not agree to loan him.}



20 Jan 2017 00:18:07
both manchester clubs are very keen on signing Eric Dier? i've heard this from a few people this week. any substance to this? would anyone know more?


1.) 20 Jan 2017 10:29:54
Have a word fella. Why would he leave? Very settled, paid well, part of the project and a regular starter not to mention his partner in crime is also at the club.

2.) 20 Jan 2017 10:53:19
He's not as regular a starter as he would like to be, plus his prefered position is at CB not midfield.

I suspect he would seriously consider a move if it ment playing every week at CB, especially if it comes with a nice big pay rise.

Thats not to say he will move or even if there is any interest in him. But I'm sure he would be prepared to entertain any offers.

3.) 20 Jan 2017 11:21:36
Ok well he's been playing centre back most of the season, played most of the games bar the ones he looked jaded in at the beginning of the season. And to be perfectly honest I don't think he would entertain any offers and I certainly don't believe the club will. He's certainly our next captain in the making

4.) 20 Jan 2017 12:08:28
Let's be serious Chiswick, if Utd were seriously after him, they would probably get him.

5.) 20 Jan 2017 12:41:30
Let's also be honest mate. It doesn't work like that at all. I'm sure ed1 will recall the famous Bale post on YouTube that was quickly removed where he claimed he'd never play for Liverpool or man utd and allegedly said some unpleasant things about both cities. And it's probably why he has allegedly turned down utd twice. And to be fair the way your gaffer is treating rashford I wouldn't be surprised if it's him that may change clubs?

{Ed001's Note - Bale has turned down Citeh a couple of times as well.}

6.) 20 Jan 2017 12:47:46
Is it me or the spurs fans have started speaking Liverpool language all of a sudden. You would notice the word "project" in most of their posts. Probably next year would be your year

7.) 20 Jan 2017 13:11:22
It's good that clubs have projects instead of throwing money for a quick fix?

8.) 20 Jan 2017 14:06:55
The spurs project has been going on for 50 years

9.) 20 Jan 2017 15:48:07
your project will last only until one of chelsea city or utd come with a big offer for kane and one of them will in future, your ceo then is going to dump your project and try and get as much cash as he can for his star player and then spend a little of it one some nobody just like he did with bale, not to mention you manager will jump ship without thinking twice if one of the big boys come calling, just like he did when he was at southampton. So much for the project chiswick.

10.) 20 Jan 2017 21:17:37

Do you search the rumour pages until someone mentions a Spurs player then pretend you know all about them and that they definitely won't leave. You take it so personally when someone is linked with your player. I wouldn't want Dier as not sure he would improve us, also don't want Danny Rose but both of them you have come on here to tell us we have no chance when actually you have no idea at all. Probably saying the same when we signed carrick or when modric, bale etc left.

11.) 21 Jan 2017 06:30:49
This chiswick fella's a bloody joke, really. Used to come on our site pretending to be a Liverpool fan.
Ed002 eventually called him out.

Frankly naive speaking about projects. Diet, like most footballers, will most certainly have his head turned by a) a massive pay rise and b) a step up. which any of City, United or Chelsea would be. regardless of the past seasons league positions and any "project".

It is a class issue and just the way football is, to be honest.



30 Dec 2016 16:31:33
heard Dimitar Berbatov could be offered a short term contract until end of the season.


{Ed025's Note - hmmmmm..

1.) 30 Dec 2016 18:53:32
Why would we / he do this?

2.) 30 Dec 2016 19:26:27
I heard that the royal family are actually space lizards and that Donald Trump is an alien.

3.) 30 Dec 2016 21:00:07
I think the Donald Trump rumour may well be true 😂.

4.) 30 Dec 2016 21:01:01
Same age as Ibra, familiar with the club/ league, same style of play, (which means the system/ style doesn't need to change), Jose doesn't seem to fancy our young strikers at the minute - if he is in tip-top shape, you never know as emergency cover!

5.) 30 Dec 2016 21:46:02
Thanks but no thanks beast.

6.) 31 Dec 2016 00:26:29
Think he spent some time training with squad to gain fitness, probably what fuelled the rumour.

7.) 03 Jan 2017 13:18:55
I always thought Berba was the diet coke version of zlatan. i'd take him for 6 months.




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24 Feb 2019 15:41:35
if OGS knew Lingard was no where near match fit why bring him on after 20 or so minutes. someone from the medical team has some explaining to do.


1.) 24 Feb 2019 16:04:27
Lack of other options. Might create chances for Chong an Gomes next few games.

2.) 24 Feb 2019 16:28:28

OGS took a big risk bringing on Lingard, especially so early in the game. He had seen one injury needing a substitution and it was his decision so don’t blame medics. It was for me a sign of his inexperience, he was trying to be positive but it wasn’t the right moment.

The team showed real guts to hang in there, especially Rashford and that was a real positive. I am more concerned about the quality back up, McTominay and Pereira in central midfield are concerning. I hope we see a couple of the youngsters.

Feels a better point than it would have been with a full team.

3.) 24 Feb 2019 16:49:47
He wouldn't have been in the squad if the medics thought he wasn't fit. You're passed fit to play, then you can play.

4.) 24 Feb 2019 17:48:56
Redman - Your always banging on about Ole being inexperienced but bringing on Lingard had nothing to do with that. The man isn't stupid he'll have spoken his medical staff, the player and he was passed fit. He probably didn't start because he was lacking match sharpness having not played for a couple of weeks. Lingard is fundamental to how we want to play and suggesting Ole is somehow naive or to question his judgement is not productive on an afternoon where he squeezed every ounce of effort out of a depleted squad.

You bang on about wanting to use the academy and giving youth a chance then moan about a lack of quality. Mctominay had a fine game. He was brilliant defensively. Worked hard, tracked runners, was positionally disciplined. Yes he lacks quality on the ball at times but that's not his job. He was brave, took the ball off the CB's and used it simply and intelligently.

I thought Ole learnt from the PSG game, he ensured that our full backs didn't get isolated and it was another disciplined and well organised defensive display. Liverpool's lauded attack didn't create a single opportunity today.

Lukaku deputised admirably on the right. He worked hard and defended well. He also kept Liverpool honest and posed a threat on the counter. Unfortunately his touch can be poor at times and his movement is questionable but our two best moments were created by him.

Under the circumstances it was an organised, disciplined and very hard working display. Ole has players wanting to run through brick walls for him. We're not the finished article, everybody knows that, but with the injuries, disruptions and missing some of our best players I'm not sure we could have expected much more. Personally I'm delighted with the effort and application of every player today on a difficult afternoon.

5.) 24 Feb 2019 19:31:49
Great post DLIB.

6.) 24 Feb 2019 20:42:55

I have to disagree on your point Re bringing on Lingard when he did. It was an obvious error and sending him on when we had already made one substitution plus Rashford was already struggling was illogical. It did show his lack of experience. Lingard was on the bench for a reason. Ole is very popular so saying he made a mistake is frowned upon but this was a mistake, luckily it didn’t cost us completely.

In terms of the team performance, huge plaudits for their resilience, we stayed compact and defensively didn’t lose concentration. I don’t think McTominay and Pereira, who both played well in the pattern we had to play, are good enough and we will be under extreme pressure at Palace with that combination.

7.) 24 Feb 2019 21:05:49
Agree with a lot of what has been said but want to add a mention to Pogba, who I thought showed a lot of graft today. He wasn't at his creative best, but with the injuries he played a little deeper and without Rashford's movement there was less for him to aim for - but despite this he got back and put in tackles and supported Shaw on the left side. It's something he's often criticised for not doing, but I thought he put a shift in today and deserves recognition.

8.) 24 Feb 2019 21:43:37
Mata signaled he wanted to come off. Who was he supposed to put on for him? Romero? Rashford was already limping and presumably he wanted to save Sanchez for if Rashford had to come off. Lingard was really the only option. It was a gamble but there wasn't much else.



10 Feb 2019 01:10:00
Something certainly looks wrong with Lukaku. he has regressed badly. He was never this bad, surely?


1.) 10 Feb 2019 09:05:02
We’re not playing to his strengths. Same reason he couldn’t get into that Chelsea team at the time.

Everton played off him and it worked well.

Our attacks have bypassed him before he’s even turned around.

But he has had some good moments under Ole, highlight being against Arsenal. He’s just not suited to fast attacking football, he needs to be the target man.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 09:36:35
He’s a good player but not sure he’s for us. We are starting to have an identity again and it is about pace and quickness, not 2 of his strengths.

3.) 10 Feb 2019 12:42:38
He is actually best suited to the inside right forward role in this team. He has done some of his best work running wide right and stretching the defense. His crossing from there is pretty good.

The only redeeming feature he has as a target man is that even the defenders don't know which way the ball will bounce off him. For his size, he is awful with his back to goal.

I think his role is an impact sub now.

4.) 10 Feb 2019 10:02:46
He has had a dip in form and is low on confidence . it happens its not the end of the world.

5.) 10 Feb 2019 13:05:19
Tony is spot on.
Lukaku does score goals and in the right set up he can be very effective.
So can he adapt his game? Can ole and the coaches find a way to fit him in using his strengths?
Does he want to adapt?
He is prepared to move to be a no1 in a more suitable set up?
Its one of the big issues ole will have to address in the summer if he gets the job.

6.) 10 Feb 2019 14:06:11
He's not and never has been a target man. He's awful with his back to the goal but better running onto things.

7.) 10 Feb 2019 16:25:27
I think ole has shown us the way he intends to play.

Lukaku will not be a starter anymore IMO. Either he's happy to be an alternative option or moves on. I'd imagine we will concentrate on getting fast forwards who can interchange between positions in the next transfer window, allowing us to be much more fluid in transition from defence to attack.

Lukaku does not suit that style of play. But he is a good alternative when we need to change tact.

I don't think he will want to be that at this stage of his career.



04 Aug 2018 13:22:25
what are peoples opinions on Joel Pereira? find it slightly odd someone highly rated at this stage in their career chooses to go to a club in the Portugese league?


1.) 04 Aug 2018 13:27:34
It's only a loan he will be back.

2.) 04 Aug 2018 14:31:44
I’m pretty sure Jose said he picked the loan and it’s also his hometown club.

3.) 04 Aug 2018 17:15:44
Im7 also he's only a baby in terms of a gk this spell away will do him the world of good. He's is highly rated and if ddg shall leave in the next few years we have quite possibly got the ready made replacement in him, but for that to happen he needs regular game time and not to just sit on a bench with the odd cup game his only real possibility of playing for us this season.

4.) 04 Aug 2018 17:41:50
You’ve seen Jose’s comments about him. He’s highly rated. However we have DDG, and Joel needs precious game time. Maybe he fancies going home for a year or two as well to play some football and be close to family.

5.) 04 Aug 2018 18:02:06
For me I think next year Pereira will be loaned again to either championship or lower end of Premier League with following year him coming in as number 2 dependent on what happens with DDG. Jose does rate him.



24 Jul 2018 17:14:20
are we showing any interest in Christian Pulisic?


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}



16 Jun 2017 00:03:33
few months ago Sergio Romero was house hunting in Milan. Gianluigi Donnarumma has now rejected a contract with AC Milan. Do I sense a swap on the cards?


{Ed018's Note - sounds a bit optimistic}

1.) 16 Jun 2017 09:20:46
Romero is much better. Milan should at least give us 20m on top to even it out.

2.) 16 Jun 2017 09:33:20
if there's one place donnaruma will end up, it'll be to replace gianluigi buffon at juventus.




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08 Aug 2019 16:59:10
Fellaini, Herrera, Lukaku replaced by Maguire, James and Wan Bissaka. I just don't get it, they needed a central midfielder yet did not address the issue this window. Quite surprised. They scouted Bruno Fernandes for so long yet no moves?




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06 Aug 2019 23:58:16
There's a bit of an Argentinian connection building up at Tottenham; Lamela, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Poch. add to that Lo Celso if they sign him and then there would be Dybala.




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17 Jun 2019 23:57:16
I wonder if Ed Woodward has shares in SkyBet? they seem to just work on one transfer at a time and literally drag out the whole process.




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17 Jun 2019 22:42:16
i find it odd how players linked with united aren't trying to force a transfer like monsieur Pogba is trying to do, are things really that bad at United that players such as AWB and Harry Maguire aren't looking for a challenge?




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24 May 2019 18:59:56
it would be hilarious if he has no takers.





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16 Jan 2020 19:22:06
Masala may have been a better word.




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03 Jan 2020 18:32:45
imagine being thirsty and you are quoted £5 for a bottle of water. Would you pay over the odds to quench your thirst or would you suffer so you can go to the supermarket and pay market price of £1?

Without me preparing, I'd have to pay the £5, had I planned well, I would have gone to the supermarket bought a bottle and carried it with me. United are so slow and it does not seem they do any form of planning and instead come up with this value in the market, right price guff. without planning, they have messed up and will need to pay over the odds.




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09 Aug 2019 18:22:04
11 is vacant now? January loan move for Gareth Bale?




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08 Aug 2019 21:07:39
7 central defenders and not signing a central midfielder just feel the squad lacks balance at the moment. The target is clearly to secure Champions League football for the following season. Hope Fred steps up this season. Fancy giving Rojo a central midfield role?




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07 Aug 2019 22:53:39
Bruno Fernandes.