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24 May 2022 11:09:22

Are Utd still Interested in Max Aarons?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Max Aarons (RB) Bayern Munich decided against a move as the cost was seen as too high and Roma opted for another last summer although could yet return. Relegation will see him leave this summer. A scout from Borussia Dortmund attended a match in March to watch another player and recommended the club look specifically at Aarons. Manchester United want him as cover only and that may well price him out of a move at something like £30M. Spurs have other targets after the player they opted for failed to settle. Whilst Everton and Arsenal are looking elsewhere right now, both could return to focus on Aarons. Roma may provide a wildcard option.}

1.) 24 May 2022 17:34:29
Hi ed002 or ed001, what do you think will be the better/ smarter choice for RB cover spending 30M for Max Aarons or promoting Ethan Laird from the U23s? Whilst Laird is unproven in the Premier league I also haven't watched any Norwitch games this season so I have little knowledge about both players ability. Thanks in advanced.

{Ed001's Note - Laird as at least he has a chance of becoming good enough.}

2.) 24 May 2022 19:05:53
I know Norwich fans have been really disappointed with him this year especially since Smith has taken over.

3.) 25 May 2022 02:12:50
Thanks ED002,



17 Feb 2022 14:08:55

Are the club looking at Ramon Planes as an assistant DOF?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 17 Feb 2022 15:03:32
Thanks ED002.

2.) 18 Feb 2022 06:43:06
I heard the Glazers are looking to hire the fairly transparent Win Doh Panes as the new assistant DoF.

{Ed0666's Note - don’t give up your day job mate.

3.) 18 Feb 2022 06:43:16
I heard the Glazers are looking to hire the fairly transparent Win Doh Panes as the new assistant DoF.

4.) 18 Feb 2022 08:19:07
Heard Claudia Whether top of the agenda today.



25 Jan 2022 08:27:37
ED002, if possible, could you provide an update on Utds manager targets please?


Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Mauricio Pochettino (C) First choice
Ruben Amorim (C) Option to Pochettino for Manchester United but huge €30M release clause at Sporting as they know that he is likely to be a target for many leading clubs moving forward. The up and coming coach.
Julen Lopetegui (C) another option.}

1.) 25 Jan 2022 08:51:31
Editor 2 - happy new year.
Assume Poch would be a costly acquisition also or does he have a release mechanism?

{Ed002's Note - I would not worry about that.}

2.) 25 Jan 2022 08:56:51
Thanks ED002.

3.) 25 Jan 2022 09:15:39
Ten hag off the list then.

{Ed002's Note - I would not be concerned about ten Hag at this time.}

4.) 25 Jan 2022 09:18:47
Thanks for the info ED002.

In what order would you put the three managers in terms of ability?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what ability you are talking about.}

5.) 25 Jan 2022 09:36:54
surprised that amorim is on there, I know he won the title with sporting, he is only 36, would be a hugh risk considering his buyout clause aswell.

have we shown any interest in ten hag ed?

{Ed002's Note - His representative has made clear the only recent approach for ten Hag was from another side and Manchester United has not spoken with him.}

6.) 25 Jan 2022 10:02:19
Hi Ed002 or anyone else is it possible that someone can provide some more info on Ruben Amorim? I don't know anything about him. I like learning about up and coming managers and what new ideas they bring to the game in general.

I would definitely appreciate any info.

{Ed002's Note - Sporting were a mess when he arrived and he has fixed it. He is seen as a great talent going forward and will get plenty of interest from higher profile clubs.}

7.) 25 Jan 2022 10:09:33
thanks for the info ed

If I was to guess I would say city as a replacement for PEP when he eventually goes.

8.) 25 Jan 2022 10:09:43
I thought there might be some interest in Galtier, he seems to be doing great in France.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

9.) 25 Jan 2022 10:20:35
diego, best person to ask for info on his profile is ed001, he does some great read ups on players.

{Ed001's Note - Ed077 is always useful on managers as well, he seems to keep a close eye on them. I always find his input very interesting.}

10.) 25 Jan 2022 10:44:40
Ten Haag to city perhaps after pep?

11.) 25 Jan 2022 10:28:47
Thank you Ed.

12.) 25 Jan 2022 12:05:23
It’s always been Poch all along. How do you think he will he work with Ragnick guys? Are you happy with him as the choice?

13.) 25 Jan 2022 13:13:45
eric, i think if we do get poch him and rr will work well, we look to have a better structure for going forward

united have shown they will back a manager, look at what ole got, poch was restricted at spurs, so there will be money for him to use

people say he failed because he didn't win the title, but to do what he did with virtually no money at spurs, he brought threw youngers, improved players and they did play good football.

they were just lacking a few players and they might have won something towards the end of his reign anyway, they needed to freshen up the squad.

he also did good things at southampton.

14.) 25 Jan 2022 13:47:45
Eric, they seem like they would work well together. Stylistically and philosophically they look to play offensive football, based on hard work, pressing and preferably with younger players who are more mouldable.

However, just because there are similarities between two people that doesn't mean they will get along. We probably all know people who in theory should get along well, but in practice they can't stand eachother.

Whether Pochettino is the right choice is a tougher one to answer. He has done well developing younger players, and he has got his teams playing well for the most part. Clearly he isn't suited to the PSG job in its current guise. He isn't the guy to bash big ego's into shape. Which could be a problem with us. I'm less concerned by his lack of medals as in context of the club's he has managed he always had the odds heavily stacked against him. More of a concern would be that his Spurs side seemed to deteriorate the longer he was there, certainly the quality of the first 11 did, they made many poor signings and the best players he had were those that were there from before he joined.

How much control he had over transfers, or what the budget constraints were we could only speculate at. At Southampton their excellent recruitment I think could be put down to Paul Mitchell, he moved to Spurs and unearthed a few good options before heading over to Red Bull. Certainly once he left Spurs the players they signed tended to flop more often than not. There seemed to be a perchant for signing players with the required physicality over the technical quality. Ultimately it's much easier to make a technically great player fitter and stronger than it is to take a physical player and improve their technical skills. So I'd want a calm experienced head involved in transfers if Pochettino was to get the job. Maybe that could be Ralf.

15.) 25 Jan 2022 15:27:41
Which youngsters did Poch bring through at Spurs?

16.) 25 Jan 2022 15:40:10
would say son. deli alli ( under poch) alderwiereld and dier were the ones that stood out as being good signings, i'm sure trippier was signed under poch and then you had the the likes of sanchez and sissoko.

sure i seen he made 27 signings while he was there but only 2 or 3 were for over 20 million ( might be wrong)

but like you say how much of that did poch have a say.

was kane on loan when poch arrived?

17.) 25 Jan 2022 16:02:35
I am surprised Potter is not under consideration. He is superb. Although i agree that with our style of play under Ralf Pochetino seems a better suit as he plays very aggressive high pressing style as we shaw at Spurs. Ideally my list would include Potter and he would be my first target.

18.) 25 Jan 2022 14:22:17

What are your thoughts on Rubin Amorin?


{Ed077's Note - sorry, I've not watched Sporting CP play under him much. But he took over a struggling Sporting side and won then the league for the first time in about 2 decades and has gotten them through to knockouts of the UCL.

He sure has a growing reputation in the football sphere and is a guy worth keeping an eye on.

19.) 25 Jan 2022 18:02:44
Herrera you love potter ?.

20.) 25 Jan 2022 14:57:36
Nice one Shappy. I really do have my reservations on Poch.

Something just doesn't feel right. I actually would be more comfortable with RR than Poch ngl.

21.) 25 Jan 2022 20:45:03
I wouldn’t want Potter near my Subbuteo team.

22.) 25 Jan 2022 20:48:46
I do bolger. For me he is excellent.

23.) 25 Jan 2022 21:29:23

I rate Potter very highly.

24.) 26 Jan 2022 00:32:02
Me too guys, he’s doing a wonderful job at Brighton, they are great to watch.

25.) 25 Jan 2022 20:18:27
Thanks ED077,

Who would be your pick for the next Man Utd manager?

{Ed077's Note - taking Nagelsmann out of the picture I would look at Christophe Galtier but he only joined OGC Nice last summer so that looks unlikely too. So I think it would be wise for Man Utd to try and lure Eric Ten Hag in from Ajax and rebuild the club with RR and ETH working together but that too doesn't look that likely an outcome as things stand. I would have shouted out Adi Hutter too but his Monchengladbach team haven't been brilliant this season and so can see a huge section of the fan base be massively underwhelmed with his appointment. I think if RR would be given a big enough say and a big enough role at the club to start rebuilding the club then Roger Schmidt would be a good option as the head coach too.

In short I would look at the unlikely to happen Christophe Galtier first.

But the club is in all probability trying to sell if they can bring in Poch.

26.) 26 Jan 2022 08:20:48
Thanks ED077.

27.) 26 Jan 2022 10:27:05
Just looked up Ruben Amorim, spitting image of Bruno, the two could be brothers.

28.) 26 Jan 2022 10:27:05
Just looked up Ruben Amorim, spitting image of Bruno, the two could be brothers.



20 Jan 2022 15:01:42

Have Newcastle tried to sign Lingard on loan?

There are a few reported Utd want a loan fee?


Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Jesse Lingard (AM) Needs to move on. Everton, Newcastle and West Ham may offer options. Out of contract in the summer which means it will be difficult to get much return if trying to sell him in January or a loan to the end of the season for a small fee might be an option. Player may look to a pre-contract agreement and a decent signing on fee instead. Spurs have enquired with his agent about potential interest.}

1.) 20 Jan 2022 15:31:46
Thanks ED002.

Surely letting Lingard go now, would allow the club to make a new signing?

{Ed002's Note - Of course, but it would have to be a target who is available.}

2.) 20 Jan 2022 17:15:14
Is Kamara still available in January?

3.) 20 Jan 2022 17:50:05
Kamara might be signed in the last few seconds of the window in what many would call a photo finish.

{Ed014's Note - do you think he’ll give up his job on Sky to move to United, I know he’s getting on but bit of a step down. ?‍♂️

4.) 20 Jan 2022 18:42:24
Ed014, yeah, but at least United won't score while his back is turned, mostly because we don't score ?.

{Ed014's Note - good point ??



08 Jan 2022 11:51:32

I've seen on the Eurpoena pages that Utds preferred CM target is Haidara.

Do you think the club will try and sign him during the current transfer window or are they waiting to do business in the summer?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - It is very difficult to answer questions about timing, but possibly. Much will depend on departures over the coming months and there will be an added complication of a new manager/coach arriving in the summer - and he or she may well have their own views.}

1.) 08 Jan 2022 14:56:45
Thanks ED002.

2.) 08 Jan 2022 16:50:39
He or she!

3.) 08 Jan 2022 23:58:25
If you were a betting man/ woman Ed2, who would you say will be appointed as next manager?

{Ed002's Note - There is no final agreement with anyone at this time but the preferred target will likely be unchanged.}

4.) 09 Jan 2022 08:39:00
Cool thanks Ed.

5.) 09 Jan 2022 10:48:18
Ed002, hope you are doing great.

If I may ask you. Hypothetically let's assume you're given Manchester United today and it's all yours.

With the knowledge you have of the system and all, can you kindly just give a brief look at what you'd do to get the club back to glory days? That includes your managerial choice.


{Ed002's Note - I am afraid I cannot answer that question Yaz. The problems are significant and relate to the structure and the individuals involved, and the way the business is rum.}

6.) 09 Jan 2022 10:48:18
Ed002, hope you are doing great.

If I may ask you. Hypothetically let's assume you're given Manchester United today and it's all yours.

With the knowledge you have of the system and all, can you kindly just give a brief look at what you'd do to get the club back to glory days? That includes your managerial choice.


{Ed002's Note - I am afraid I cannot answer that Yaz. The problems remain as I have explained, the structure, the individuals and the way the business is run. It will make it difficult to attract players when folks know so many are unhappy with their lot at the club.}

7.) 09 Jan 2022 13:47:11
For me this is the reason i wouldn't rush to appoint a "top" manager i'd let ralf rangnick get proper coaching staff in place give him a year or 2 to get things in place and organise the club its what he's very good at. I feel like appointing a manager at this point they will most probably have the same issues as the last 4 have had.

{Ed002's Note - That is not the plan.}

8.) 09 Jan 2022 13:55:06
Thanks Ed002, I appreciate.

I just hope we find our way out of this mess.

9.) 09 Jan 2022 14:26:13
I assume the primary target is Pochettino, who has won even less than OGS.

10.) 09 Jan 2022 18:04:15
Ed can you see this changing when Ed Woodward leaves his position?

{Ed002's Note - I think it is a bigger deal than that.}

11.) 09 Jan 2022 19:25:33
Ed in your humble opinion, do you think it will need a change in ownership for it to change?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

12.) 09 Jan 2022 14:15:32
Hopefully rr js the man to change the way the footballing side of things is run.

13.) 09 Jan 2022 23:08:37
Thanks for the replies ED002 ?.




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14 Jun 2022 10:53:27
Looks like Spurs are getting a great deal with Bissouma.

Mad Hatter

1.) 14 Jun 2022 11:16:42
Good thing we are fully covered in central midfield and have no need whatsoever for someone of that quality in our mdifield.

2.) 14 Jun 2022 11:23:20
Good player for the price. I am assuming nothing came from the allegations made against him if clubs are happy to try and sign him.

3.) 14 Jun 2022 11:29:51
I would have stayed clear of him. We already have Greenwood with allegations against him, don't want to add more.

4.) 14 Jun 2022 11:33:13
As a player it's a great signing for Spurs. I think the outcome of the investigation still hangs over him, plus he only has one year left on his contact. Which means Spurs have been able to pick up a bargain.

5.) 14 Jun 2022 12:18:09
Indeed. Not a signing we should be pursuing in the current climate.

6.) 14 Jun 2022 13:34:27
Definitely not for us. However, what concerns me is how Spurs are quietly going about their business. Perisic, Forster and now Bissouma in already with one more likely this week. Whereas we’ve been linked with every Dutch player who’s got a pair of legs……. yet can’t get a deal over the line of our lives depended on it. It’s not like we need a big overhaul or owt…….

7.) 14 Jun 2022 14:48:35
Fireman its been like this since fergie and gill left,

Look at moyes we chased fabregas all summer and ended up with fellani

We have changed the structure but have the same issues which can only point to those above

Joel glazer. if he wants to be involved so much pay of the debt that you brought on the club and stop taking dividens for him and his family

Thought ten hag was brought in to re build? What are we re building exactly, don't give me the crap about the window just opening, we could have had players lined up ready

Levy isn't an idiot he wpuld have checked the situation with the player before making the signing

Meanwhile we are now in to another week of "talking" while teams around us pull further away.

{Ed077's Note - JG taking dividends isn't stopping us from completing the transfers, its the people he has employed that seem unable to negotiate transfer deals smoothly.

8.) 14 Jun 2022 15:32:59
I was just adding that point in ed, he's quick to take money from the club why are we not quick to sort deals out.

These people this summer are all recently new into there respected roles but its the same issues as previous windows.

Why do we take so long to get transfers done, if new people are in charge of that aspect why has nothing changed.

{Ed077's Note - the more things change the more they stay the same. Till now I've only seen the name and faces of the personnel change in the club's executive position, but not seen much difference in club operations. I am not that fussed about us not getting players in, I am just perplexed we always seem so waste time on pursuing players that always seem a bit cold on a move to OT and get into long drawn out negotiations that eventually lead to nowhere. Surely we would have learned some lessons by now but it seems we haven't

9.) 14 Jun 2022 19:04:51
It's early and I want to give them a chance, however you can't help feeling that promoting from within when the system they were part of was failing might not be the greatest idea ever.



18 May 2022 17:16:31
**** *****

EtH buys Ajax squad.

Joke aside, I wonder how many players from Ajax we will be linked with, come the end of the Transfer window.

Should we have a poll set up, for some light hearted fun?

Mad Hatter

1.) 19 May 2022 12:33:13
Timber and Antony are the obvious choices.
Both players knows his system. Even Van De Beek will feel like a new signing suiting the quick passing and high tempo style.

2.) 19 May 2022 13:44:54
Martinez could be the CB he goes for.
Think there will be an auction for Timber and in particular Anthony.
Looks like Bayern have dibs on Gravenberch and Mazraoui.

3.) 19 May 2022 13:49:27
If Donny can’t make it now he never will!

4.) 19 May 2022 13:52:08
Timber seems to be almost done with martinez being the next player united bid on. Antony could be another one united go for if ajax get his replacement.

5.) 19 May 2022 20:33:34
Timber 30m
Antony 30m + Martial

Is my bet.

6.) 20 May 2022 01:59:44
If donny can make it here he can make it, anywhere! It's up to you, New York New York!

I don't see Donny and Fernandes in the same team, so interesting to see what ETH makes of it.



08 May 2022 11:58:06

Which feasible players would you sign for utd, if you were in the incoming manager?

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - Saliba from Arsenal for the centre-back role, Cucurella as the left-back, I think midfield is the next most important and I don't see more than 3 or 4 coming in at most, so one or two of Ndidi, Neves, Aouar or Bissouma (but I would want to closely examine his background before I would consider Bissouma or he would be the first choice signing). You do need a right-back as well, but Wan-Bissaka was very capable at Palace and Dalot looked to have great potential when you signed him, so maybe some time under ten Hag could work for them.}

1.) 08 May 2022 13:58:04
Looks like someone didn't listen to this week's podcast?? (no one would blame you?) .

P. S Ed001 has a man crush on Saliba. ?.

{Ed014's Note - they can keep their bloody hands off him!

2.) 08 May 2022 14:43:46
Thanks ED001.

I did hear Bissouma had been upto no good.

Do you rate Demiral?

{Ed001's Note - Bissouma has been accused but I don't know if it is true or not which is why I would want to take a close look at him. Brilliant player but if he comes with baggage he is best avoided. It is hard to tell with Atalanta defenders (I know he is on loan there but I have only seen him play for them) as they play such open football they often look poor. When I have seen him he has looked ok, but I wouldn't want him as the cornerstone of the defence if it was me. Saliba on the other hand is one of the best prospects I have seen and the fact Arteta is too stupid to see it should be a sackable offence on its own.}

3.) 08 May 2022 16:14:43
Thanks ED001.

What do you rate Garner?

{Ed001's Note - good player, but not sure he is ready to be more than a squad player at best. Though he would certainly be worth using to fill a gap in the squad for the season if needed and maybe he can step up his game to the right level as he is not far off.}

4.) 08 May 2022 17:23:31
Cucurella is a great shout ed. I really like him.

{Ed001's Note - and me, he is improving by the game and can play left-side of a back 3 as well in times of need.}

5.) 08 May 2022 18:06:52

I think Garners deserves a chance, given how poor the midfield is, plus the need to sign at least 4 players.

Definitely going to take at least 3 transfer windows to sort this mess out. When will the club learn?

{Ed001's Note - a couple of youngsters working out would certainly speed up the process, but that's saying they get the rest of things right.}

6.) 08 May 2022 22:18:38
Murtagh working out would be number one on my list.

7.) 09 May 2022 09:14:51
Who would you for for up front Ed1? Or give the you g lads a chance?

{Ed001's Note - someone like Dybala, Martinez or David would be good, but you can only buy so many at a time and you still have one more year of Ronaldo. If you can offload Ronaldo I would go for David or Darwin Nunez, but you then have to convince them to join United, which is the difficult part at the moment. Probably the one to target would be Isak, there is so much potential there if it can be brought out of him, so I would say him as the first choice target.}

8.) 09 May 2022 12:42:41
Noises been made about Pau Torres, but he’d be a car crash in my opinion. Too small and basically Lindelof Mk2. In a Eutopic world I’d love Ake from the others but I doubt they’d let him go.

9.) 09 May 2022 12:25:17
Hope we sign Saliba just to p**s off ED014??????????.

{Ed014's Note - good luck, you’re going to need it, he really doesn’t fancy the Europa dopa league! ??

It’s been a beautiful thing watching your transition into a genuine mid table club and you’ve done it on a shoestring budget too! ??

10.) 09 May 2022 14:21:27
Isn’t Isaak heading elsewhere according to Ed2?

{Ed001's Note - oh I don't know I am very out of the loop at the moment due to emigrating.}

11.) 09 May 2022 14:54:19
5 New signings:

1. David deGea
2. New RB
3. New Centre half
4. Harry Maguire
5. Luke Shaw
6. New defensive midfield
7. Bruno Fernandes
8. Donny Vandebeek
9. New forward
10. New left wing
11. Jadon Sancho.

12.) 09 May 2022 21:39:41
Was a while ago Ed1 I think. Can’t see show anything positive has changed at our club to make him want to join…. having said that think he was due to be off to Dortmund,
But they may now have other ideas. Who knows.

{Ed001's Note - ten Hag might be seen by some as a positive step.}

13.) 10 May 2022 00:07:12
Would move Sancho to left forward under Ten Hag and put in one of our younger players at RW. Would look for a LB instead to play the Ten Hag system, cause Shaw is going to drive ehim nuts. You would a coach devoted to telling him what to do the entire game.

Other than that Maguire Bruno and de Gea would need replacing the second year, this squad really has little in place for the new manager at all.

14.) 10 May 2022 08:19:48
I think Bruno will stay for the foreseeable future.

15.) 10 May 2022 08:21:01

I'd leave Maguire out and sell him. He is truly an awfull defender. It fact he is so bad he could even defend himself.



19 Apr 2022 11:24:15
Tonight motivation should be; let's win it for Ronaldo.

Mad Hatter

1.) 19 Apr 2022 13:53:04
This team doesn't have any motivation.

Also when ronaldo hasn't started we have not won a game.

Be a mircle if we keep it below 4.

2.) 19 Apr 2022 16:08:51
More chances of Liverpool saying let's gift it for Ronaldo. If not then we could be in for an onslaught.

3.) 19 Apr 2022 17:57:38
Salah vs Telles. Mane vs Maguire. The stuff of nightmares.



17 Mar 2022 19:51:08
I can't believe Maguire is in England squad. Another reason why Southgate shouldn't be a contender for the Utd job.

Mad Hatter

1.) 17 Mar 2022 20:09:02
And Sancho is not. I thought that Sancho was actually playing well.

{Ed014's Note - let’s be honest he wasn’t anything special just marginally better than he had been before, you can’t just do a couple of things and be awesome.

You guys have a bad habit of bigging up players depending almost on what day of the week it is.

2.) 17 Mar 2022 20:13:27
Are you sure it's Harry, maybe another Maguire, or his wife?

3.) 17 Mar 2022 20:18:25
Maybe they accepted his bribe.

4.) 17 Mar 2022 20:33:35
Sanchos been okay to good at times since Ralfs come in but England have an impressive set of attacking options so he has to do a lot more.

Where as the fridge has been so bad someone should check his bank account but England have a disappointing set of centre back options so he gets in by default.

5.) 17 Mar 2022 20:34:47
Ed 014 Sancho has been one of our best players for a while. So. Much so that in the last few games like against Athletico opponents are putting two or three men on him to limit the damage he can cause. They are able to do this because the rest of out team is too static and not really threatening from the right wing.

With regard to Maguire he had not let England down and until he does Southgate is right to show faith in him.

{Ed014's Note - mate he’s been ok but nothing more for me and you have to admit it’s not currently taking much to be your best player.

I really don’t get the hype over Sancho at all.

6.) 17 Mar 2022 22:14:51
I came on to post tbe same thing about Maguire. Southgate said "He’s one of our best centre-backs".

7.) 17 Mar 2022 22:36:21
Think that’s speaks volumes for the state of the English centre back pool rather than Maguire. And frankly, Maguire has been pretty decent for England and never let them down.

8.) 17 Mar 2022 22:49:27
Southgate is clearly a football idiot and will waste another generation of English takent without winning anything.

9.) 18 Mar 2022 06:23:35
Tomori and Sancho being ignored is laughable.

10.) 18 Mar 2022 09:19:13
Tbh, do any of our English pkayers deserve to be in the England squad? NO.

11.) 18 Mar 2022 09:29:18
Leaving out Tomori is a joke. Guy is in the first team for the leaders of Serie A, but hey let's call up the guy who plays for crystal Palace instead along with Maguire, Mings and Coady, none of which Milan would touch with your barge pole.

12.) 18 Mar 2022 10:57:13
MancMan, you should watch more Palace. Guehi's been one of the best CBs in the PL this season, and it's more than right he got called up.

As for Coady, Mings and Maguire, yeah. Tomori should get in ahead of all of them. Also ahead of Ben White to be honest.

13.) 18 Mar 2022 16:18:25
To be fair Guehi's call up has as much to do with the Ivory coast looking to call him up as anything else. That's not to say it isn't a deserved call up though, it is. He has easily been one of the best English CB's in the league those season.

For me the ones that should have changed in the England squad are Kilman and Tomori in for Maguire and Mings who have been poor/ average.

Sancho (3 goals and 3 assists in 2022) should have been in ahead of Grealish (1 goal and 0 assists in 2022).

The rest make sense given form and fitness. Glad to see Gallagher and Guehi get a chance.




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30 Jun 2022 16:19:49
He deserved to be the our number keeper. Ddg was abysmal whislt Romero was at the club.

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29 Jun 2022 14:49:12

It looks like the club will struggle lost their "amateur" badge.

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22 Jun 2022 13:24:49
Maybe the club need to put an advert out in the local rag:-

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Must haves:- played for Ajax.

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22 Jun 2022 08:48:23
The club need to either to offer an acceptable price or move on. It really is as simple as that.

There is no point in spending a transfer window trying to negotiate a deal for one player, when there is a requirement to reinforce different positions throughout the squad.

If it was a case of FdJ being the only player we needed, then fair enough. The club appear to be dilly dallying.

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19 Jun 2022 18:58:29
Probably Liverpool, if it was an illegal approach.

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01 Jul 2022 18:53:27

Surely as a player, you would say, I'm not moving, I'm not interested in playing there.

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{Ed014's Note - seems like that’s what he keeps saying and I know they maybe need money but surely they’ll have to spend similar to replace him, but then, Barca aren’t the sharpest tool in the box.



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28 Jun 2022 19:11:51

For us it is about making the correct signings. For along time, we've made some shocking signings.

Personally I'm not sure how EtH can get anything out of Maguire. He needs two top holding midfielders to help him out, like England do.

I was hoping those Barcelona rumours were true hahah. I don't think they ar even that stupid or desperate to sign him.

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{Ed004's Note - I do expect Maguires performances to improve in this coming season but he certainly is not a world class centre back. I’m hoping the intention is to pair Varane with Torres but the links have gone very quiet there}



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28 Jun 2022 15:34:22

It feels like it will be a long summer.

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{Ed004's Note - Looks like that Mad Hatter. I’d say it’ll be a very busy window with a lot of sides looking to improve}



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16 Jun 2022 22:19:53
I'd hire Del boy as the Negotiator haha.

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15 Jun 2022 08:13:51
Top post Mumbles. The bumbling FA are like the Utd board aswell.

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