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24 Jun 2020 11:35:51
Just wandering is Henderson allowed play against us tonight.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 24 Jun 2020 17:03:04
Cheers ed.

2.) 24 Jun 2020 17:52:36
Don’t wander too far, you’ll miss the game 😉.

3.) 24 Jun 2020 20:04:35
Haha good one.




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04 Jul 2020 21:34:13
Var is here now one season. And it's here to stay. So how do they improve it cause it does my head in. If your toe or nose is offside surely the attacker has to get favoured here.
For other decisions if they can't call it within say 90 secs or 2 minutes then throw it out.
Something has to improve with var next season.


1.) 04 Jul 2020 21:49:31
Offside make the line thicker, if it was 6 inch that's how far off side you would need to be .

2.) 04 Jul 2020 22:03:33
Also, count ball playing body parts only. So if your elbow is offside, but your feet and head aren't, then you aren't offside.

3.) 04 Jul 2020 22:09:59
They have to look at the rules. Technology great, the rules, crap.

They brought most of these rules into to help linesmen and referees pre-VAR. Now we have VAR, we should revert back to some of the older laws of the game, particularly regarding offsides and handballs.

4.) 04 Jul 2020 22:23:30
The phrase is “clear and obvious error”. If it needs 15 replays and 5 minutes then it isn’t clear and obvious. It’s there for the bad decisions, not the 2mm of toe that it is currently picking up. And some of the decisions appear wrong, even after they’ve watched a bunch of replays.

5.) 04 Jul 2020 22:41:38
True angel this handball when the ball is blasted at a player from 1yard is a joke. Surely the referee should decide whether it's ball to hand or hand to ball.

6.) 04 Jul 2020 23:28:42
Change the law to read if any part of you is onside then your deemed onside. So there had to be clear daylight beteeen the players to be offside. Favours the attacking team and helps the lino. More goals for sure.

7.) 04 Jul 2020 23:46:03
Scrap VAR and replace with DRS as what's used in cricket.

8.) 05 Jul 2020 08:08:12
AJH exactly what I would say. "Clear and obvious error".

9.) 05 Jul 2020 10:43:46
Each VAR review should be 1minute max. If you can't pick it up after a minute it's not clear and obvious.

10.) 05 Jul 2020 11:09:01
RedD - that is the rule hence all the arguments about armpits being offside.

The technology is excellent, the EPL is absolutely butchering its introduction. As for 'clear and obvious', that only applies to subjective decisions. Offaide is a binary, objective decision - hence the mm perfect impression.

As for improving it two things -

Let referees look at the screen.

Set a time limit, no decision within x minutes (2?) = on-field decision stands.



03 Jul 2020 13:18:03
I see a lot of reports grealish deal is nearly done. I haven't watched him much but when I did I didn't see him been anything to suggest he is a top player.
Anyone that seen enough of him tell me where he fits in and what he brings to the party.


1.) 03 Jul 2020 16:32:59
He does tick quite a few important boxes as a potential signing. Young and English is a bonus. He can play on the left, as a No.10 or as a few 8. He is a dribbler rather than a passer which will be useful for pushing through deep defences, or bypassing a press. He scores and creates goals and is EPL proven.

On the face of it a good signing. My personal concerns are his attitude (he has had several off the field incidences, which bring into question his professionalism) . He is a prolific diver, which you tend to get punished for more at bigger club's. While I wonder if he has the ability to step up to a big club, be a part of something bigger than yourself, rather than being the big time Charlie at a smaller club.

He could do very well and step up and take his game to the next level, or he could through his toys out the pram struggle to adapt and wilt under the pressure. At 40m he's worth the gamble, anything above 60m and its no longer worth it in my opinion.

2.) 03 Jul 2020 16:49:18
He can find a pass can beat a man good engine and can score a goal. Got a bit of arrogance about him which you need imo .
I think he will be a good signing.

3.) 03 Jul 2020 17:01:55
He's the most fouled player in the EPL. He will either smash it or be a disaster. I think he has something special, but he needs to start to behave like a top player.

4.) 03 Jul 2020 17:46:46
He's not good enough imo. I hope if we do sign him I'm proven wrong but given the choice I would stay away, there are much better players we could sign for 50/ 60million.

5.) 03 Jul 2020 18:07:54
I wouldn’t go for him personally, he has swagger but he’s making wrong steps outside of football. He plays a position that right now isn’t of concern unless pogba leaves and for the prices quoted it just doesn’t make sense. Good player but I don’t think he’d make the step up required for the price we’d pay. If pogba does leave there are many in the queue ahead of him in my opinion.

6.) 03 Jul 2020 18:25:54
Im hopeful but not expectant.
Could end up a cult hero.
He's the type of player opposing fans love to dislike and you can't have enough of them😂
If he produces his best stuff in a united jersey and does it consistently then he will do well.
Funnily i don't think he will go into his shell he has the personality to push his chest it and own it at old Trafford.

7.) 03 Jul 2020 19:53:21
Grealish has very good close control, good dribbler. It's difficult to disposes him.
He does show some real quality in a poor team.

8.) 04 Jul 2020 06:34:04
He’s a better option to have than Lingard, Pereira and Mata. If we want to be challenging for leagues and playing CL football then we should be going for squad depth with more quality. Whether Pogba stays or not we need better options.

9.) 04 Jul 2020 11:31:48
2toms but we're hardly going to spend decent money for a squad player. I agree he is better than some of the options we have currently but I don't think he's a championship winning player or champions league quality. If we signed him then benched him he won't be happy, he'd expect to be one of the 1st names on the team sheet.

10.) 04 Jul 2020 14:13:01
If we don’t add quality to this squad then we’ll keep scrapping 4th/ 5th. After our starting 11, we are lacking serious quality. Pereira and Lingard are not up to it. If Grealish is available for the reported £50m then we should be going for him. It’s up to him to perform and cement a place in the first 11.



02 Jul 2020 18:51:54
Moura getting the ball smashed at him from 1 yard while being fouled. Disallow that goal says var rules are rules.

Henderson's blushes were saved there.


{Ed047's Note - I did wonder what the keeper was up to, looked an easy save.



01 Jul 2020 23:08:05
There's a friend of mine in limerick . He reads these pages doesn't comment and he isn't a United fan. Loves football though.
Anyway he knows a player very well an x player who reads these pages regularly. He is very impressed the way these pages are ran. He said its hard to believe how good its ran on here compared to other forums. Where people abuse each other and no rubbish talk like twitter. Boys and girls I can confirm 100% that Denis irwin reads your posts.
And he was reading these pages a long time before my friend told him about these pages.
Makes you think who else is reading up here.


1.) 01 Jul 2020 23:37:32
Nice one Leahy, interesting. I also agree this site is brilliant, I’ve been coming on here for years, as soon as we all got logins and they could keep track of who says what it stopped a lot of the keyboard warrior muppets and became a little family. The ed’s (some more than others but just my personal opinion) are really good too and add a lot to this site.

Hi Denis!

2.) 01 Jul 2020 23:51:47
I think he used to post here under the name Sydney😁😁😁
Well at least Dennis never saw a bad word written about him.
Nice story leahy 👍
I would imagine the pages are read by plenty of players.

3.) 01 Jul 2020 23:56:03
Thank god, we have only ever had nice things to say about Denis lol.

{Ed001's Note - to be fair, what is there bad to say about Irwin? Even as a Liverpool fan it is impossible to find anything bad to say about him other than the team he played for! When you talk about underrated players, he has to be right up there as one of the most underrated of all time. For a right footed right back to play left back better than any left back of his time is almost unbelievable, but he did it.}

4.) 02 Jul 2020 01:21:07
Well Sydney was a regular on here years back, possibly when it was just the one page, football rumours, but I find it hard to believe he happened to be Dennis Irwin. That said, 2020 has been a funny year.

5.) 02 Jul 2020 06:14:14
Denis Irwin, Patrice Evra, Arthur Albiston, Roger Byrne, Tony Dunne we have been blessed with some great left backs over the years.

6.) 02 Jul 2020 06:52:45
Privileged to have seen Irwin’s whole career at United, superb. I sat low in South stand so got a good view of his work close up. Don’t forget he could take a free kick as well. I am not sure he was underrated by United fans but possibly by other fans who didn’t see the work he did. He just beats Evra as my best left back and I go back to Tony Dunne (RIP)

7.) 02 Jul 2020 08:08:12
he was also a top penalty taker.

8.) 02 Jul 2020 08:09:28
Denis Irwin wasn't just our best LB, but our best RB, CB, CM, winger and probably goalkeeper if he ever had the urge to don the gloves.

9.) 02 Jul 2020 08:14:39
This is a brilliant site and i think too that many players read it. I was searching sites for my team before 12-15 years ago and i found this and i think the other was "footiehub", the only reason i mention it is that i think doesn't exist anymore . Every day i read your opinions, cheers.

10.) 02 Jul 2020 14:22:49
Great points ed001. He was incredible.

I recall fergie saying something in his book about a time where Denis played a bad pass that lead to a goal.

The other players were all braced for the usual fergie treatment at half time.

Fergie turned to someone (a coach I believe) who queried whether or not he was going to lay into Irwin for the mistake.

Fergie reminded him that he had only seen him make 1 mistake in X amount of years and would let him off this time 😂

He was of flawless. And to top it off, an absolute gentleman too.

{Ed001's Note - I simply can't remember him making a mistake, he was so good, no wonder Fergie let him off. One of those players that you can't help but admire, no matter who they play for and wish they played for your team. Players like him are few and far between, even at the highest level of the game, working with him and having him play for your team is a privilege few get to enjoy.}

11.) 02 Jul 2020 15:04:08
Hi Denis!

12.) 02 Jul 2020 16:47:06
Really well said tris. i'd but Robertson in the same category.

13.) 02 Jul 2020 19:56:09
Well said ed. Has he got any sons? 😂.

{Ed001's Note - just so long as they are not like George Best's son Callum, who clearly didn't inherit his talent at all!}

14.) 03 Jul 2020 20:16:37
Depends which talents you are talking about Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - good point! He obviously got George's talent in acting...}



21 Jun 2020 17:23:34
The league without fans is a joke. Football is nothing without fans. Tried to watch a few games but I can't watch. I just turned off Chelsea and villa and turned on the golf and I never did that before.
United was the only full game I've watched and all the excuses I've seen why united didn't win. And spurs with a half fit Harry kane and a negative approach. I've heard kane was more bothered about his golf swing than football. A mate of his has said this.
Anyway I hope they don't start next season without fans or else I'll be with hary kane working on my golf swing.


1.) 21 Jun 2020 18:53:51
Im with you leahy so far. I enjoyed the united game a little more than i thought but can't get into the other ones at all.
The golf is ok to watch without the fans but its different. Formula 1 will be fine tennis to am extent but team games are different to me anyway.
Perhaps i'm just slow to adjust. Hoping it will grow on me. i'm going to try and watch the Everton game now. It will be a tough watch either way i suspect.
Im looking forward to the cup games I fancy our chances in the EL and it may well be our best chance of a CL place.

2.) 21 Jun 2020 19:09:46
Honestly with the fake crowd noise I don't notice a difference.

3.) 21 Jun 2020 19:46:44
Ah now jred. Ti's like going out for a night on the lash and bringing home a mannequin.

4.) 21 Jun 2020 20:05:11

Fully agree, you don’t notice there is no crowd unless you’re trying to in my opinion, been some good games so far and glad it is back.

5.) 21 Jun 2020 20:31:13
But gds you regularly praise our away fans on here for the noise atmosphere and support they drum up so you do notice when they are there, which has to mean you notice when they are not there.

{Ed047's Note - 🤣

6.) 21 Jun 2020 20:38:54
Gds 100% its not as if you watch the crowd.

7.) 21 Jun 2020 20:44:39
Jred. I like to look at the mantlepiece when I'm poking the fire😂😂.

8.) 21 Jun 2020 21:04:31
Another terrible game without the fans. Water brakes . Broken goalline technology. can't make a decent tackle now and a yellow card. Var. And now referees with beards.
The game is ruined😂.

9.) 21 Jun 2020 21:38:55
Gds goes most games so it will make a big difference then, maybe not as much when watching it in thd telly .

Each to there own i don't get it it tho, surely its the football you watch.

10.) 21 Jun 2020 21:52:47
You honestly don't notice the difference? Like, honestly?

11.) 22 Jun 2020 01:35:31
Yes I am certainly missing being at the matches, Wednesday will be very strange not being in my seat at OT that’s for sure.

I certainly do praise our away fans, they are brilliant, it was a little odd on Friday that you could only hear spurs chants as normally all you can hear at United away games are united fans. My point was kind of on all the other games, I’ve not really noticed a huge difference, just enjoyed them being on.

Ed047, I know you have a problem with me so maybe just stop with the commenting and belittling my posts or anyone that says something against me, sure other people don’t notice but it’s embarrassing for you. If you want to have a proper chat and iron things out I’m happy with that, get me on my email, I enjoy posting on here but you clearly don’t like it or want me to stop, so rather get it sorted and we can move on.

{Ed047's Note - why on earth would you think it was embarrassing for me fella, you constantly embarrass yourself and it just makes me laugh.

No wish to stop you posting, don’t know you personally, have no wish too or get in any kind of conversation with you either to be fair.

But thanks for thinking of me and please continue to post, the page always needs a little humour, especially whilst your club is going through such a tough period.

12.) 22 Jun 2020 08:00:52
If you went to a rolling stones concert and are the only one there i'd say it would not be as enjoyable as in a full stadium.
Lack of atmosphere.

Gds you really are very touchy. 🤣🤣.

13.) 22 Jun 2020 08:02:01
Sepp some people just can't help themselves being stupid mate. No difference my ass.

14.) 22 Jun 2020 08:31:59
But if I watched it on the TV it wouldn't be that big a deal .
Do people watch the crowd?

15.) 22 Jun 2020 09:59:25

I watch a lot of games on mute anyway, certainly no difference if doing that, doesn’t affect my viewing experience.

16.) 22 Jun 2020 09:51:30

{Ed047's Note - you really, really need to grow up son, you are getting boring as well as embarrassing. 🤦‍♂️

“I watch most games on mute” Really, who does that 🤣🤣

17.) 22 Jun 2020 14:12:56
I think the atmosphere enhances the viewing experience.
I accept it doesn't for you. Can you accept it does for me and many others?
As a result of no crowd and a diminished atmosphere i don't enjoy watching the games. Can you accept that people feel like that? because plenty do.




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24 Jun 2020 20:04:35
Haha good one.




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24 Jun 2020 17:03:04
Cheers ed.




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17 Oct 2019 23:57:36
Agree mort.





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05 Jul 2020 14:08:17
We aren't there yet jred.




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05 Jul 2020 13:00:59
We look good every where else. It's just an area of weakness.
Let's talk about Bruno and greenwood.
Greenwood will make a top cf someday. Maybe someday soon. Bruno makes the team tick.
A few more signings in the window and we should improve again.




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05 Jul 2020 12:54:48
Anyway it's not all doom and gloom.
Greenwood is a breath of fresh air and Bruno is top class. Even pogba is getting in to it. And the player that's done very well for me is matic. Martial is doing what he is supposed to as well.




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05 Jul 2020 10:39:21
Why thank goodness the pubs are open
You can't watch a match properly in a pub.




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05 Jul 2020 10:03:44
Did you not read the post further down the page, it's done yo death.
He might be the best cb at United but that doesn't make him good enough.
There's a rubbish stat to come out with only 2 teams have conceded more than us. Look at the league table. Look at the points we are behind.
How many games we won and lost.
Maguire and lindelof or baily will never win you a league.