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10 Jun 2019 09:44:29
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
According to Van der Kraan, Van de Beek is keen on a move to us. His preferred destinations are either ourselves or Spurs.

I like the player, what are the thoughts of others?

Ed (s), is there interest from us?

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - The player has often said he would like to play for Spurs at some point and there is known interest from half a dozen or more sides - but not Manchester United. The plan is that he will stay in Ajax one more year.}


1.) 10 Jun 2019 10:35:10
I’ve never seen us linked to him. Looks a decent player tbf, tidy on the ball. As ed said, spurs looks a more likely destination. Think there are better options out there for us.


2.) 10 Jun 2019 10:50:14
Thanks, Ed!


 

 

18 Jun 2018 17:04:14
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Ed's do you any info on the Fred transfer? Did we end up signing him?

Enjoy the game tonight all.

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - Obviously he won't be joining before the end of the month.}


 

 

31 May 2018 18:16:46
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Interesting reports starting to appear, personally the Arnautovic rumours I find ridiculous but I hope Willian happens in terms of where experience can be added. Fred would also be an excellent signing IMO. At CB I wonder if we can expect to see someone coming in, what are people's thoughts on that position specifically?
Ed is there interest in Arnautovic from United or is this the media being thrown a bone?

Hope everyone has an excellent Summer (when it arrives) .

KingGiggsy

{Ed004's Note - There is interest in centre backs. Ed2 a few months ago mentioned Umtitti and Upamecano as targets and most recently Alderwerield is gaining a lot of attention. I disagree with William as I feel we need better quality. Would like Fred to sign and if there's any truth in thiago being available we should be all over that Lastly, I can't see Arnautovic happening at all}


1.) 31 May 2018 23:49:44
Rather take a punt on bringing Memphis back than sign Arnautovic.


2.) 01 Jun 2018 08:47:05
Thanks for the reply Ed - Toby is the best CB in the league IMO but we have barely seen him play this year. Would be a fantastic signing. We’ll have to agree to disagree with Willian mate, I’m a huge fan. Thiago would be an incredible signing, top top player.


 

 

20 Jan 2018 18:59:06
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Norwood has spoken, 48 hours time.

KingGiggsy

1.) 20 Jan 2018 21:01:03
Isn’t this the third 48hrs this week? :D.


2.) 20 Jan 2018 21:12:12
Spenno,

This one is right though, welcome Alexis.


 

 

20 Dec 2017 07:49:04
Merry Christmas to all, thanks to the Eds as always for the site.
Brilliant transfer rumour circulating this morning regarding Eden Hazard, Eds can you shed any further light on this one yet?

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach by Manchester United to Hazard's agent and I can confirm that there has been no approach to Chelsea about the player from Manchester United.}


1.) 20 Dec 2017 11:36:24
I think as the window opens it is good to always use this method before asking the Ed’s questions.

Does it sound too good to be true?

Yes - then it isn’t true, don’t bother asking.

No - it’s still probably not true, but there may be a small chance so worth asking.


2.) 20 Dec 2017 16:43:09
I thought Hazard and Señor José didn't get along?


3.) 21 Dec 2017 00:33:11
Let's be realistic why on earth would Chelsea sell their best player to an English rival its not like they need the money so it's not going to happen. Please think it through and don't waste Eds time and goodwill.


4.) 21 Dec 2017 12:38:06
People said Jose and Matic fell out. Doubt they'd make the mistake in selling to us again though.


5.) 21 Dec 2017 17:51:43
Selling Matic wasn't a mistake. Neither was Mata's sale. Selling Eden would be a mistake though. But there's no way in hell he's moving to Manchester. If he moves it'll be to Madrid.


6.) 21 Dec 2017 20:40:43
It seems like a mistake pal. You finished top last season. What position you going to finish this one?


7.) 22 Dec 2017 06:33:52
Probably top 4. At least we should get top 4. But not winning the league won't be because we sold Matic. It'll be because there's a certain team that's gone on an insane run of form. Matic isn't the one we miss.


8.) 22 Dec 2017 14:05:47
When utd played chelsea jose slapped hands with almost every chelsea player coming out of the tunnel except hazard.


 

 

 

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13 Aug 2019 19:15:09
Can anyone confirm when the season squad photo is taken?

Thanks as always.

KingGiggsy

1.) 14 Aug 2019 10:06:30
At the very moment the flash goes off I suspect.


2.) 14 Aug 2019 11:14:46
there’s a few pedicures booked in first, rojo has a pimple on his nose too, he’s holding things up, smalling is getting beads, should be good to go after that.


3.) 14 Aug 2019 13:04:50
It's been delayed to coincide with Jesse's winter range launch.


 

 

06 Aug 2019 13:01:41
Eds,
Firstly, congrats to Ed001 on the recent podcast - really enjoyed it.
Lastly, in his recent interview, Ole seems adamant Pogba won't be sold this Summer. Is this the case?

KingGiggsy

{Ed001's Note - cheers, funny I was just working on the next one and a question by you! Ole has not really been adamant, his comments were deliberately vague because he knows Pogba is very likely to move. Likely is not a definite though.}


1.) 06 Aug 2019 13:17:59
Thanks very much, Ed!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


2.) 06 Aug 2019 13:22:20
Hopefully we don't let him leave after the window closes for us. Wihtout a replacement. We will be very short in mid field then, may be we know he will most likely leave and that is why we are looking at Eriksen and Rakitic.


3.) 06 Aug 2019 13:28:13
The club surely won't be stupid enough to not buy a replacement then sell him after our window shuts.


4.) 06 Aug 2019 13:47:42
actually they probably would be that stupid.


5.) 06 Aug 2019 14:06:29
Ed surely the club will sign a replacement before allowing him to leave?

{Ed001's Note - they have been trying to do so all summer. So yes, I would expect a replacement to arrive.}


6.) 06 Aug 2019 13:56:57
With the price we’re asking for, it’s unlikely he’ll be sold before Thursday. But I can see Pogba causing trouble for the rest of the month. I think he was certain that he’d get his move this summer, and will be furious if the club blocks it.


7.) 06 Aug 2019 14:34:44
Thanks for the response Ed.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

03 Aug 2019 12:16:34
Hi all,
With 3 signings all but completed, and seemingly at least one more to get over the line before Thursday, I'm really interested to hear how optimistic you are for the season ahead.
My thoughts are:
1) Liverpool will go one better this season and win the league.
2) City's spine is now on the decline and the loss of Kompany both on and off the pitch is going to have some sort of negative impact. I still expect 2nd or 3rd from City but I'm not convinced by any of their CBs (except Laporte, but he was at his best next to Kompany) and so I think they will ship a lot more goals than last year.
3) We'll finish 3rd. I've been really impressed with Ole and the team during preseason. I like his approach, his love for the club and this is bound to be infectious for the majority of players who want to play for the club.
4) Spurs - several Spurs players were below par last season e. g. Deli A, and I think they'll be better this year. However, this could be another passive window for them.
5) Arsenal - if the front two stay fit they've got a chance. I like the manager and he'll improve Arsenal over the next couple of years.
6) Leicester - a great season for several youngsters last year and they'll kick on. Rodgers is a decent coach.

KingGiggsy

1.) 03 Aug 2019 12:32:32
As a rival fan I think your squad should be good enough to fight for the title really. Difference though with Pool and City is that your squad may lack some familiarity, so title may be hard this season, but 3rd spot for sure for you guys.

You've got both star power and strength in depth.


2.) 03 Aug 2019 12:35:23
I think City and Liverpool will still likely battle for top spot, with us and Spurs fighting for 3rd and 4th. Think Arsenal will be the biggest threat to us and Spurs. Can't see Chelsea doing too well without Hazard, they struggled a lot when he wasn't at his best last season, although Pulisic may be a revelation.

Leicester, Wolves and Everton will be tougher and I think West Ham will be improved too. Whether one of those will be able to break the top six will be interesting to see. If one those, I believe it will be Chelsea who do not make it.


3.) 03 Aug 2019 12:39:10
Wash your mouth out. Go and have a lie down giggsy.


4.) 03 Aug 2019 12:40:02
I do a predictions thing with a few mates and I've gone Liverpool, City, United, Spurs if I had to choose 5th and 6th then I agree arsenal and Leicester look likely, could say wolves but with Europa and second season syndrome I'm not sure.


5.) 03 Aug 2019 12:57:53
We are going to win the league. As simple as that.


6.) 03 Aug 2019 12:58:15
I agree re City, think their defence might cause them some problems this season.


7.) 03 Aug 2019 13:11:59
Love it, ken.


8.) 03 Aug 2019 14:11:31
I wonder if City might struggle. Pep is so intense that the players may be exhausted by now. His standards are incredibly high and he drives everyone again and again and again but at some point it must all get too much. Possibly wishful thinking on my part. I fear this may be year the Scousers eventually win the league.


9.) 03 Aug 2019 16:35:58
Transfer window not closed, but if we complete McGuire and buy Fernandes, then we should be fighting for 3rd or 4th place. I think City will win it. Liverpool to just edge it into 2nd place.
Spurs, United and arsenal fighting for 3rd/ 4th.
Leicester and West Ham will be close to the top 6 too.


10.) 03 Aug 2019 18:22:38
City's defence will only cause them problems if other teams attempt to attack them. Also to do that they will need to win the ball back off them first.

Kompany has played on average 20-25 games a season over the last 2-3 years. While City have played 50-60 games a season. So at best he has only played 50% of the available games. His character will be a big miss, but his on field contributions have steadily declined.

Rodri will be a huge signing for them. City only ever look vulnerable when Fernandinho is out injured or suspended. Rodri will give them a top quality option to rotate and eventually replace Fernandinho.

City look just as strong this year, if not stronger.

Liverpool had a phenomenal season last year, but will they really be able to replicate that sort of form? They got lucky with injuries, they also got knocked out of both domestic cups early due to a lack of quality squad depth. They haven't added to their squad this year, so that is likely to effect them this season.

I still think City and Liverpool will be top two, with City winning by a bigger margin this season. Us and Spurs will fight it out for 3rd, possibly with Arsenal if they can sort their defence out over the next few days.


 

 

02 Aug 2019 18:23:08
Ed002, thanks for all the info/ updates thus far during the window.
Has anything changed re: Fernandes and Dybala?

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - No, both remain available.}


1.) 02 Aug 2019 20:43:32
Still amateur hour then ed?


2.) 02 Aug 2019 20:19:07
Cheers, Ed. Dybala is a player I’ve always liked. At one stage even felt he looked the closest player to Messi in terms of style.
I’ve not seen much of Fernandes at all but appears to look more of a forward thinking player. Will it be one of either do you think rather than both we look to sign?

{Ed002's Note - Or neither.}


3.) 02 Aug 2019 20:27:59
ED002, which do you believe is more likely at this point?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer “likely” questions.}


 

 

29 Jun 2019 08:47:19
Eds,
Are we in for Aubamayang?
Thanks as always.

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - RTP.}


1.) 29 Jun 2019 08:59:06
KG, please stop annoying the Ed's and search before posting.


2.) 29 Jun 2019 09:04:58
Kinggiggsy, i'm not being funny but there are 2 replies by ed002 just down the page, have a read of everything else while looking you might find other information of interest.


3.) 29 Jun 2019 15:35:29
WOAH! Completely unnecessary. Cheers up lads, life’s too short to spend your time on here picking holes at people.

{Ed001's Note - and life is too short for us to constantly keep repeating ourselves when you are too lazy to read the posts.}


4.) 29 Jun 2019 15:50:10
Handbags at dawn, boys.?


5.) 29 Jun 2019 16:06:17
Unbelievable, Ed001. Well, I certainly won’t be troubling you anymore.
Best of luck all for the future, I hope in the small amount of time I’ve given towards this fantastic site I’ve provided some thought provoking comments/ posts. It’s been a great source of info over the years.

I won’t be posting again. I’m out.

{Ed001's Note - what is unbelievable about it? That a volunteer editor like Ed002 shouldn't have to spend all his time repeating what he says because you can't be arsed to read a couple of posts down the page to see your question has already been answered?}


6.) 29 Jun 2019 18:02:14
He seems like a spoilt kid.


7.) 29 Jun 2019 18:23:47
Ed 001.

Best not engage.

The rest of us appreciate your input, especially as it is your own time you all donate, for nothing.

Cheers, your work is stellar.

{Ed001's Note - not all of us do it for nothing. Myself and Ed033 do earn money from the sites, but none of the other editors get any money at all. Just to be clear.

Thank you though.}


8.) 29 Jun 2019 20:10:18
Sure this is about the 5th time King Giggsy has done this and said he’s not posting anymore so you’d think he would learn wouldn’t you.


9.) 29 Jun 2019 20:24:44
Ed001

Well in that case.

@#$% you, #$€¥.

{Ed001's Note - love you too mate *mwahs*}


10.) 29 Jun 2019 20:24:56
Just messing.

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't worry, it is the nicest thing said to me in years. It just beats out the million times me ma told me to play on the motorway.}


11.) 30 Jun 2019 00:07:00
is it ronnie.


12.) 30 Jun 2019 11:10:20
Ed001, surely Ed007 gets paid some fruit to fend off the scurvy?

{Ed001's Note - he is scurvy mate, plus he only eats fruit if it has been deep fried after being covered in batter and you tell him it is chocolate.}


 

 

 

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27 Jul 2019 01:20:18
Dybala is one of a few top talents in Europe that up until the signing of Ronaldo I couldn’t imagine leaving their existing club.

If and that’s is a big IF, he is an option as part of the sale of Lukaku, I sincerely hope we don’t the unique opportunity.

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25 Jul 2019 08:50:30
RJMAN link to hat post from Ed002 please?

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25 Jul 2019 08:49:20
Try RTP.

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26 Jun 2019 15:50:46
Exciting stuff!
I echo Rosie’s words, I’m bored of the toxic nonsense. Does it even have to be mentioned? Quite frankly I find it offensive being constantly branded as a ‘toxic fan’ so perhaps the Ed (s) can avoid being hypocrites and do us all a favour and just not reference the morons at all?

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - There is no hypocracy.}


 

 

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18 Jun 2019 12:07:49
DSG,
I would sell everyone of our players that aren’t facing in the same direction as the club, everyone of them.
Can any of the Eds confirm whether any ‘values’ based assessment is done prior to signing any players? It is a growing trend in other industries, it’s seriously something our club needs to start doing.

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - No, but some clubs only want intelligent players that won't cause any issues on or off the field.}


 

 

 

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06 Aug 2019 13:17:59
Thanks very much, Ed!

KingGiggsy

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

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05 Aug 2019 10:39:57
Personally I think there is a small chance Pogba could still leave but that depends on the arrival of another CM first and Madrid getting a suitable offer together.
This has been a fantastic window for us so far. We’ve improved in two key areas and promoted some very exciting youth.
I think one more CM will arrive, possibly a ST, and we’ll see Lukaku and one CB leave.

KingGiggsy

 

 

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03 Aug 2019 13:11:59
Love it, ken.

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02 Aug 2019 20:19:07
Cheers, Ed. Dybala is a player I’ve always liked. At one stage even felt he looked the closest player to Messi in terms of style.
I’ve not seen much of Fernandes at all but appears to look more of a forward thinking player. Will it be one of either do you think rather than both we look to sign?

KingGiggsy

{Ed002's Note - Or neither.}


 

 

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01 Aug 2019 13:54:54
Let’s hope so jred. I don’t think any of us either deserve or can take anymore of this saga. It’s even worse than the Wesley S nightmare that went on for almost 4 windows several years back. Ed002 said ‘it should go ahead’ a while back so I’m staying optimistic. Apparently, Leicester have until Monday to accept/ decline the £80 million bid.

KingGiggsy