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08 May 2020 15:40:34
Hi ed002, I don't know if this has an answer. Let's say the season starts back and 3 or 4 games are played before the virus makes a comeback. Would the line be drawn across the season from the current point or would the line be drawn from the pre-restart league positions?


{Ed002's Note - There have been no discussions about the options but the proposal from the RFEF is contraversial in that it proposes to reset to the pre-start positions if it subsequently stops.}

1.) 08 May 2020 16:15:23
It's a pretty big call to make considering permutations of the table that could change after a handful of games. Liverpool could be champions only for the table to be reset. Us or Sheffield United could therectically in the top 4.

Just goes to show that it will be impossible to please everyone.



17 Nov 2019 12:52:43
Hi ed002, how's things?

Do we still hold interest in Bruno Fernandes? Seemed like a weird turn of events in the summer regarding him. We put in an insulting offer for the player and then never went back?

We obviously targeted a player for the number 10 role since we spent time chasing Dybala and Eriksson. It's very peculiar that we never revisted Bruno as he would definitely improve our starting 11.

Here's hoping that ship hasn't sailed.


{Ed002's Note - I would doubt Manchester United will be looking at the player again after screwing around in the summer. There is interest from elsewhere and Sporting have financial difficulties - and they may reluctantly sell.}

1.) 17 Nov 2019 15:21:12
Ed any interest in Bale from United?

{Ed002's Note - The situation remains unchanged aside from the loan option that has likely gone. RM will try to include Bale in a deal for Pogba - and if his price fits what MU value him at then something can be done.}

2.) 17 Nov 2019 16:11:41
That's a shame. He's exactly what we need and he is available.

Thanks ed. Enjoy your Sunday night.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 12:07:24
Bale? You'd have thought we would have learned our lesson after Sanchez.

4.) 18 Nov 2019 11:20:27
Okay thanks ed.



29 Aug 2019 10:34:45
Hi ed002. Hope all is well. Are there any of our fringe players attracting any interest from any European teams at the minute?



{Ed002's Note - Smalling is of interest to Roma who are fast running out of options. Pogba is of interest to Real Madrid but they are looking to someone else now. Rojo remains of interest to Fenerbahce and Matteo Darmian to Inter but both look unlikely.}

1.) 29 Aug 2019 13:03:24
Very kind Ed, thank you.

2.) 29 Aug 2019 20:18:42
Inter taking all of our unwanted players.



06 Aug 2019 07:24:03
Dybala deal back on after he finally had a meeting with Sarri? They should bin the transfer window altogether. This year has been the most tedious in memory.


1.) 06 Aug 2019 08:17:10
Where have you heard this, Mumbles?

2.) 06 Aug 2019 08:21:05
Mumbles, I think due to the many platforms accessible today, the transfer windows have become incredibly more tedious.

I'm sure that all of this went on years ago but news was only made available in the form of paper.

Now its everywhere. More rubbish than ever too. I'd imagine years ago, 'journalists' actually work hard to confirm and corroborate stories. So called journalists today are just regurgitating any news for clicks sake.

Man united are a big story and more is written about the club because more people will click on the story and the clicks mean revenue for the site.

Twitter is the devil during the transfer window lol.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 08:23:37
Apparently, Alfredo Pedulla (reliable in Italy, I hope) mentioned something is back on the table. Not too sure, though. I think it's just lousy paper/ journo talk.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 08:43:37
Some Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who's close to Sarri said he's willing to accept our offer. How true it is I don't know. It may be Juventus' last attempt to force the lad out the door.

We'll know how true it is in the coming days.

5.) 06 Aug 2019 10:37:24
I quite enjoy the chaos of the transfer window. Providing we end up with the right players once the window has shut, I’m happy to go along for the ride.

I’d still be happy with Dybala providing he cane for the right reasons and gave his all. I can’t blame the lad for looking for a big pay check, but am a little worried by how big the numbers we are hearing are.

6.) 06 Aug 2019 11:04:28
A Juve fan friend of mine told me some behind the scenes stuff that triggered the proposed sale of Dybala.
Apparently in the latter part of the season, Dybala when to the training ground with a list of demands for an improved contract. Juventus felt his demands were not justified and decided to ship him out.
According to him he ll end up at Psg who already informed him they re ready to meet his demands.

7.) 06 Aug 2019 11:37:39
I don't see we returning to Dybala, he has already acted like a mercenary and will only complicate things if he is to come and join.
Saying that we did look below average in midfield when Pogba is not playing and when Matic is there. So if we can add a solid midfielder to the fold then we will be set. I still feel we will get one more first team player in before the window shuts on thursday.

8.) 06 Aug 2019 11:58:08
dev1i. lol Seriously?
sounds total bs.

9.) 06 Aug 2019 13:05:12
My auntie is called Flo and she is an old lady and her bingo friend Doris said that her butchers window cleaner said that a bloke in the Eagle and Child told him that you can tell dev1i anything and he will believe it . and i mean anything 😄😄.

10.) 06 Aug 2019 13:23:55
BFRO I thought it was a song and tried to rap till I saw dev1i.

11.) 06 Aug 2019 13:41:15
@Truedevil when it s too good it probably isn't. Especially when it concerns Juventus.
I think Dybala will soon be gone, and most probably Costa too. However they ll manage to get good money for them even if they want them out.

12.) 06 Aug 2019 14:06:04
Pedulla is the best when it comes to Sarri coached teams. The best after our very Eds of course :)

13.) 06 Aug 2019 14:29:26
I find the eagle an child a bit cramped. I assume you mean the one in oxford.

14.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:25
No Mort Ramsbottom near Bury.

15.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:40
Romano tweets definitely off lol.



02 Jul 2019 08:22:16
Morning ed002. Today the lucky player to be joining us is Dani Olmo. Have we shown any interest in him?


{Ed002's Note - Lots of sides have looked but turned away at the ridiculous asking price. Not the answer for MU but perhaps thay don't care.}

1.) 02 Jul 2019 10:15:00
Thank's ed. Is he well thought of or is it clubs drinking the Croatian kool aid?

Seems like United are being used yet again in the media to try and drum up interest.

{Ed002's Note - They are talking to Bayer Leverkusen about him - or at least were last week. Milan, Genoa, Crystal Palace and West Ham balked at the asking price.}




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25 Aug 2020 15:36:25
Jred, you mentioned further down the page about fans attacking Woodwards house based on not being happy about the transfers at the club.

A week after we hire Neil Ashton (former sports editor of the S*n) as our PR guru, a S*n journalist who worked under Neil got a tip of that thugs were going to Woodwards house.

The journalist managed to turn up before the mob and their pitchforks got there. Managed to get some lovely high definition photos. Managed to break the story before anyone else.

Dozens of men turned up when neither Woodward or his family were home. You'd think hardcore fans that were pissed off with how their club was run, who decided to break multiple laws and risk years in prison would double check to see if the man was in the country? Easily google would tell you he was in France on his holidays, there was some nice pictures in the S*n a few days before of him on the train.

After spray painting his walls and throwing flares into the garden, not one arrest was made. Nine of 20 men, one of whom notified the news paper of their plan, were even identified let alone arrested. The journalist broke the law by not notifying the police a crime was going to take place, nothing happened to them.

This was all cooked up to garner sympathy for a man who home fans were going to protest about during our next next home game. Fans were to leave the stadium on th 68th minute in protest of how the club was run.

Poor eds intercom gets spray painted, everyone says those thugs went too far. Now if you cristise ed you're lumped in with the mob. We sign Bruno, no fans walk out.

Imagine staging this nonsense to improve yoir image, instead of you know, getting better at yoir job and doing what's best for the club.

I could do with some of your optimism that's for sure. But we're yet again at the pivotal crossroads and it looks like Ole could be left high and dry.


1.) 25 Aug 2020 16:57:08
Mumbles of course that 100% what happened there are no idiots doing stuff like that . OK
And what difference does it make that he was in France?
Idiots acting like idiots however you want to condone it .
Silly Billy's getting there nickers in a twist after believing what they had read in the media . We signed bruno a few days later which makes it even more pathetic.
But hey if its bern reported or on a cluckbait it must be true? Like the story above?

When do people worry and get so upset over a transfer market, look at the year we have all just, look at other clubs struggling to get by .
We will sign players? But that doesn't mean they are going to be any good .
Its all part of supporting a club through thick and thin.

2.) 25 Aug 2020 17:04:50
Also no i don't think idiots like these would check if he was in .
It was more about making a statement .
The SUN should be a dirty word for every football fan imo . The club reported them over the above .



24 Aug 2020 09:39:54
Perisic, Coutinho, Gnabry, Coman. All players deemed not good enough at elite clubs. Shappy named James as a short term option got pelters.

Jose was lambasted for trying to sign Perisic 2/ 3 years ago. I wouldn't personally want Coutinho but it just goes to show that players that are surplus to requirements at top clubs can definitely serve a purpose.

Players have a stigma if they don't work out at a certain club. We should be looking to Juventus, Barcelona, Madrid and using their predicaments to improve our squad.

Our imagination in the transfer market is abysmal.


1.) 24 Aug 2020 10:24:54
These elite players don't fail at specific clubs due to ability. they are all outstanding players.

Managers have different tactics that don't suit them, prefer different players, they get injured and struggle to recapture form, or more often than not the physicality of certain leagues isn't for them.

But it doesn't mean they should be written off as surely there are cracking deals to be had.

Not suggesting any of these players but De Bruyn and Salah at Chelsea; Paulinho at Spurs; Falcao in the Prem with two clubs. All stellar after subsequent moves.

{Ed047's Note - Gnabry wasn’t deemed not good enough, at the time Wenger wanted him to stay but he wanted the move.

Don’t think anyone thought he wasn’t going to be class.

2.) 24 Aug 2020 10:30:50
Mumbles, it's always a tricky one. Most only want to sign players who are on a clear upward trajectory.

Yet often complain that we get held to ransom for the players we sign.

Ultimately as we have seen with many different signings with our club and at others is that there are more than one way to skin a cat. There is no single way to approach the transfer market.

Who got excited when we signed Schmeichel, Irwin, Vidic etc?

While I expect people got a little more excited when we signed Veron, Di Maria, Falcao and Sanchez.

Then you have signings like Carrick who many people question and it isn't until a years later that people realise just how important a player he was.

Sometimes the best signings are the ones who score goals, make Hollywood passes or last minute crunching tackles. Sometimes the best signings enable everyone else to play 10 or 15% better, sometimes they are the players who unite the group.

They don't have to be superstar names. Just because a player didn't work out at one club that doesn't make them bad players. There can be a multitude of reasons for a player to not "make it" at a club, not fitting the managers plans, not settling in a new country or city, picking up injuries, language barriers, adjusting to a new league, a change of manager or playing style etc.

Ultimately the key to successful transfers is solid research into a player, his skill set, his personality, his adaptability. While also having a very clear idea about what you need and how the new signing will fit into the group and how they fit into the team and style.

Signing older players isn't a problem if you have a need for experience.

Signing younger players isn't a problem as long as you have a development plan for them.

It doesn't matter whether you are signing them from Juventus, Sporting Lisbon or Spartak Moscow as long as you know how they fit what you need.

I think there is a lot of snobbery with football fans when it comes to transfers. Everyone wants their club to sign the biggest name, the most expensive, the young player with the most potential etc etc.

When a club makes a sensible signing for less than 20m they get accused of shopping in the bargain bin, of having no money. Clubs are derided for making sensible signings rather than blowing huge sums of money.

We are a terrible bunch when it comes to transfers. We complain that we get ripped off and club's hold us to ransom, then complain that we cannot sell "deadwood" players for big fees.

I'm not even sure if as a club we have ever been hugely successful in the transfer market. I don't remember too many summers where we have signed 3 or 4 players and all of them have gone on to be hugely successful first team players.

I'd say if we sign 4 players on average one fails, one succeeds and the other two are middle of the road solid players but nothing special.

Yet every summer we expect the club to sign 4 or 5 players who'll go straight into our first 11 and be huge successes. Which considering that has never happened in my 30+ years of supporting the club seems a little far fetched.

This summer most fans want us to sign a first choice RW and CB, while some would like to see Shaw and Martial replaced, while exciting young players are wanted at CDM and CAM to add competition.

Jadon Sancho (120m), Upamecano (50m), Alex Telles (40m) and Moussa Dembele (60m) . While Rice (60m) and Grealish (80m) seem to be players a lot of fans want to see signed. Just the 410m on up to 6 players, 4 of them as first 11 players and a 140m worth of players to sit on our bench.

Personally I prefer the signings that come out of left field have very little expectation and do very well.

I'd choose a Vidic, Evra or Carrick over a Pogba type signing every day of the week. That doesn't mean I don't think there is a place for big money big name signings. Just that every signing doesn't have to be one.

{Ed047's Note - I’ve lost count of the big money/named signings you’ve craved after 🤦‍♂️

3.) 24 Aug 2020 10:31:47
I agree Mumbles, the whole I don't want x team's bench players doesn't always make sense. I'm not advocating that's where we should be looking for all of our players but of the teams mentioned above, there are plenty of players on their bench that would start or make a very good contribution for us. Take Juve for example, they have four CB's who are all probably better than ours, players like Ramsey or Rabiot in midfield who could also contribute here.

The main issues would be whether they fit with our squad and would settle relatively well in the city. You'd also hope the club have done their homework on that but with United it doesn't seem to be a guven. That's where we seem to have fallen down over the last few years by signing names rather than signing players who actually fit the side.

Imagine saying to a United fan after Fergie retired that within the next 7 years or so we would break the world transfer record, break the world transfer record for a defender, sign Ibrahimovic, Schweinsteiger, Sanchez, Di Maria, Depay, Falcao and the rest. On the face of it you'd assume we'd have won plenty of trophies and been very successful. In reality most of the above have been disasters financially and reputationally and even the moderate successes of Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Maguire etc still have plenty of questions around whether the signing was the right one. Signing the players deemed the best doesn't always work.

4.) 24 Aug 2020 11:27:52
Good posts mumbles and shappy.

I think there are many players at those clubs that are ripe for the taking and probably wouldn't cost us as much as the top targets.

It's imperative we improve the squad right now with what is available and not go OTT on big money/ name signings.

Sir Alex had the knack of signing players that for within the system and every so often he would plomp for that big name/ price tag and it seemed to work more often than not.

I would look at Chiesa, Rodriguez, Skriniar to improve the current crop and who might be attainable.

5.) 24 Aug 2020 11:29:22
I don't think Jose got stick for wanting Peresic, I believe when rumours of wanting martial to go the other way surfaced way what fans objected to.

6.) 24 Aug 2020 12:08:22
Agree Mumbles.
Our decision maker's shouldBut Jose targeted too many old pro's in addition to Perisic like Willian and Boateng.

The bench strength of PSG and Bayern were astonishing.

PSG had Veratti, Icardi, Gueye, Draxler on the bench.
Similarly Bayern had Perisic, Coutinho, Sule, Pavard, Hernandez etc, .
Amazing depth.

7.) 24 Aug 2020 13:01:17
Should we re sign lukaku or young.

I wouldn't go near James based solely on his football ability and suitability to both united and thd epl.

8.) 24 Aug 2020 11:18:12
Ed047, are you referring to me or United fans in general when you say craving big money/ named signings?

As on the whole I've been against most of them, I was sceltical of Di Maria, Lukaku and Pogba, I argued that Maguire was overrated and there were better options, I've said the same about Grealish this summer. I've also said that unless we can get the cost down that we should consider other options to Sancho especially if Greenwood keeps improving.

The big names I've backed are Falcao as it was a loan, Sanchez as I thought he still had a few more years at the top left and was EPL proven. While I said James Rodriguez at 25m is better value than Grealish at 80m.

{Ed047's Note - you

9.) 24 Aug 2020 13:37:03
Jred, stop trying to be the smartest man in the room. It doesn't suit you.

10.) 24 Aug 2020 13:49:56
It's easy to get carried away with big name signings. Who wouldn't enjoy Di Maria joining from European Champions. He was/ is a quality footballer. Like wise with the other high profile players joining. there's optimism every summer when you hope the right transfers are made to give us our best chance.

The problem is we get tunnel vision with who we should buy. And the marketing side plays a big part. We should have offloaded Pogba by now, even if we have to take a hit his price. Get a replacement in. Ed named some stellar players that could replace him but we're just delaying the inevitable of him leaving.

Some proper squad planning and picking up 2 or 3 players from tbose elite clubs whos time has come will help Ole achieve his goals because he certainly needs all the help he can get.

11.) 24 Aug 2020 14:17:32
Signing the likes of James Rodriguez and Douglas Costa is not the answer.

Awarding ageing, injury prone, out of form outcasts, lucrative long term contracts is not the correct transfer strategy.

There are plenty of more sensible alternatives like Federico Chiesa, David Neres, Ismaila Sarr or even David Brooks!

The window is open until 5th October.

The long term vision should not be sacrificed and let panic prevail over wisdom.

12.) 24 Aug 2020 14:47:25
We don't have a long term vision unfortunately DLIB. I'm not for one second saying we should load our squad with aging pros on high wages. But to make a point, we have Jones and Rojo on serious money doing nothing. Why not have someone who can actually effect a game of football instead of those two?

I'm making the point that there are options at these clubs, maybe not the two you've mentioned but we should certainly be open to taking these players.

These players should not be discounted. Coman for example has gone from PSG to Juventus and onto Bayern. Won league titles with them all and now the champions league but some would turn their nose up at him as "Not good enough"

13.) 24 Aug 2020 14:52:44
DLIB, what's the long term vision?

14.) 24 Aug 2020 15:55:57
Mumbles - I completely agree that just because some players have struggled at other Clubs shouldn't preclude them being considered. I was referring principally to James and Costa who we have been heavily linked.

I remember Robben and Sneijder both going on to have excellent careers having failed to impress at Real. They both left the summer they signed Ronaldo. I've often thought we should have included them both as part of the deal!

I have no idea why Rojo and Jones were rewarded with long term contracts, it was a mistake but presumably to protect their transfer value. The fact both remain at the Club will probably mean we'll miss out on another CB this summer.

I don't think we have to panic. There are alternatives available to Sancho and Greenwood has been a revelation. Over the course of a full season he could possibly even match Sancho's stats, certainly from a goal scoring perspective anyway.

I still wouldn't rule out Grealish. He can play anywhere across the front three or in a deeper midfield role either as part of a midfield diamond or midfield three. He would give Ole plenty of options.

15.) 24 Aug 2020 16:15:13
Now there's a fact mumbles😂😂😂😂😂.

16.) 24 Aug 2020 16:29:46
Guys, don't assume others motivations. James and Costa simply aren't good enough, it is nothing to do with being unwanted at other big teams.

17.) 24 Aug 2020 16:31:25
So we should sell pogba and buy one of ghe Stella players that ed has mentioned?
But at the same time we don't need to sign Stella players?
Is sancho a stella player? Because people don't want us to sign him
Is grealish a good young hungry British player with epl experience? Because people font want us to sign that type of player .

Truth is people rate certain players and will make an argument why we should sign them over anyone else.

If we went and spent big money on saul certain people wouldn't bat an eye lid. If we spent the same money on someone else they would be up in arms .
And that's the way it is for everyone really .
But at thd end of the day the club will sign who they sign .
I don't know why people get so wound up no transfer is a sure thing.

18.) 24 Aug 2020 16:48:53
Shappy you clearly went to the same school as gary neville and have an opinion on everything either that or you have far too much time on your hands.

19.) 24 Aug 2020 17:58:15
Allan, everyone has an opinion on everything. And as a full time student I definitely have too much time on my hands😂.

20.) 24 Aug 2020 18:42:00
Shappy, don't stop Shappin man!

21.) 24 Aug 2020 22:00:15
Sancho is more of a Heineken man I believe.



16 Aug 2020 23:11:13
Season is over. What is your end of season review?


1.) 16 Aug 2020 23:15:47
B- to C.

2.) 16 Aug 2020 23:28:18
Better than I had expected at the start of the season, but I think our fist 11 is still 2 or 3 players short of being anywhere near the top teams and our squad is miles away. I think there are some huge question marks about whether the manager has what it takes to take us back to the top, but that said, I don’t think there’s a manager alive who could do that in the short term and think that Ole is taking us in the right direction for the moment. I think we’ll see another season of progress but will end up looking for a new manager once Ole has taken us as far as he’s able.

It’s a ‘B’ from me.

3.) 16 Aug 2020 23:50:51
Ole's done enough to keep his job! He'll get to continue the rebuild. Summer recruitment is now vital.

Finishing third and making 3 semi finals is a good platform to build from.

The big question for me is will the Club back him in the transfer market or rest on its laurels content with being back in the Champions League.

Big decision needed re Pogba. I'd look to move him on now. He's helped us get back into the top 4 time to shake hands and let him go. If Ole wants to persist with a midfield pivot there are players that can play that role better.

Upamecano, Saul, Donny VdB, Sancho!

4.) 16 Aug 2020 23:52:16
D minus
Just about a pass achieving the bare minimum acceptable.
There has been some improvement but not enough.

His 1st 11 as well as the squad in general have glaring deficiencies but i think there are any amount of coaches that could do better with what we have.

3 semis and 3rd is ok but we did only scrape 3rd on the final day and were closer points wise to relegation than 1st.

We can only hope for better next season and for a really good summer window.

5.) 17 Aug 2020 01:13:30
Before lockdown probably a C-, post lockdown a B+, we’ve lost 2 games, remained unbeaten in the league and managed to achieve the challenge of getting into the top 4 whilst unfortunately not managing to get a trophy which would have been a great achievement.

I don’t think this window will be as good as people are hoping, maybe 2-3 players at the most and we will be left short again, but we will have Greenwood with more experience which should help as he’s clearly a huge talent.

Since lockdown has been enjoyable, Bruno has been a wonderful signing and could be a catalyst if we can get the players round him, I’m looking forward to next season.

6.) 17 Aug 2020 08:02:26
Several red tinted specs out here tonight.



04 Aug 2020 15:13:22
Just reading some reports of the wages Sancho will apparently be on. Even with a pinch of salt paying a 20 year old roughly £340k a week is absolutely ludacris.

This is an incredibly dangerous precedent to set considering the young squad we have.

Everything I've read about this deal rubs me up the wrong way.

Fantastic player he may be, this is not how you build a squad.


1.) 04 Aug 2020 15:36:06
Surely it’s exactly how you build a squad? Get rid of the players who aren’t good enough and replace with players who are and kids who are good enough.

2.) 04 Aug 2020 15:54:35
I've read that those figures are based on the assumption that all bonuses and performance based add ons are included, and that the basic would be closer to £200k-250k pw.

No idea of the truth though.

3.) 04 Aug 2020 16:12:06
There are contradicting reports about what he will earn. May be that quoted money are before tax.

4.) 04 Aug 2020 16:32:12
I have read the same thing as RedD. Overall wages will depend on bonuses, which is fine imo. If he isn't injured, if he scores and assists, he will get way more money, he should be trying hard to fulfill those bonuses.

5.) 04 Aug 2020 16:34:55
That’s what these guys earn now. £50k a week is ludicrous let alone any more. Is what it is and nothing to do with us what they’re paid.

6.) 04 Aug 2020 16:36:42
In most articles i have read it's been said between 200-220k a week which is around what Martial and Rashford earn.

7.) 04 Aug 2020 16:55:37
Eric, I'm not commenting on their wages like that. I'm saying that if he's one of the highest paid players at the club at 20 it will cause us issues down the road.

If he is on parity with Rashford and Martial that's fine but as we seen with Sanchez, someone on higher wages can cause problems with the rest of the squad.

8.) 04 Aug 2020 17:30:37

It can cause problems if they don't perform but we would have 3 of England's best young attacking players as well as Martial being fed by Bruno and probably Pogba, think about the squads we had in recent years and how much better the team will now look.

Williams came from nowhere and I would expect Mengi to do similar next season which will help at the back. We also have some other good kids coming through, Mejbri, Garner etc, so you'd think in the next few years we might only need to make the odd signing here and there rather than wholesale changes each window. Things seem to be going a bit too well at the moment!

9.) 04 Aug 2020 17:49:42
He won't be getting more than rash or martial is imagine.
340 is wide of the mark that's ahead of Pogba and alongside ddg.
Im not fussed how much we pay him to be honest as long as he delivers.
Not many would have moaned about his wages if sanchez had scored 35 goals a season.
If sancho does well and his team mates do well i don't care what they are paid. Its when they under perform that the wages get questioned and rightly so.
Its a very expensive transfer mumbles there is no doubt about it. let's see how he does. If he is tearing it up and the team are benefiting then the cost will be justified.
Im looking forward to seeing him settle in and i hope he does well i do believe he looks the real deal.
We were paying sanchez more than double whatever sancho is getting so its not all bad.

10.) 04 Aug 2020 18:21:03
Ken, when did you become the voice of reason? Suits ya!

GDS2, I'll be very happy with the signing if it gets over the line but all depends who else we get in over the next while too.

11.) 04 Aug 2020 18:33:09
Always the voice of reason mumbles😂.

12.) 04 Aug 2020 19:41:33
There were always about 3 or 4 different numbers thrown around for alexis when he signed. Unless the club or player reveals what they earn then it’s hard to know. I don’t care what he’s paid provided he performs.

13.) 04 Aug 2020 20:31:55
I don't care what he's paid or how much he costs. It's not my money the club is using. We can afford it and we will be shifting others off the wage bill soon. If you want the top players, you pay the top money. Quite simple.

14.) 04 Aug 2020 21:24:54
supposedly deal is way off these so called journalist who are supposed to be in the know do my head in with their bull. and why can't we just never get a transfer done simple like other teams we need a DOF woodward and judge are useless .

15.) 04 Aug 2020 21:48:10
I think a lot of it is calculated guess work. Dortmund supposedly put a deadline of the 10th of August and I think many journalist are basing where we are in sorting a deal in accordance to that date.

Ultimately it's a wait and see. If he joins then we can debate whether he is value for money or not.

16.) 04 Aug 2020 23:30:55

Because it’s a £100m deal, in your head did the VVD to Liverpool deal just go through really easy and it’s only United that take ages on these long deals?

The problem is the misinformation you read in the press where they can’t print the same thing every day so just change the story all the time, we ‘walked away’ from Bruno about 10 times in January, it’s best to just not let it bother you and enjoy the Europa league.

17.) 04 Aug 2020 23:31:43
Why get so het up about the wages. We can't influence things like that. We all know it's absurd for footballers especially the prima Donna ones to get obscene amounts but that's how life can be at times. absurd. Just chill be entertained by the idiot press making false claim to know after false claim by the end of the transfer we will see who ends up where and concentrate on the main thing. The football games.



26 Jul 2020 18:08:43
Well done Ole and the team. They didn't make it easy in the end but this is hopefully a huge moment in this teams progression. Back him in the market and go again in 6 weeks time.

Jred, we've been at the each the last while but it's only because we want the best for the club. Nothing personal mate, enjoy the next few weeks!

The hard work starts now!


1.) 26 Jul 2020 19:04:00
Cheers Mumbles.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 19:14:24
Well said Mumbles.




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25 Aug 2020 19:17:22
Realistically what clubs could afford him?

I think he's a year or two too young for the MLS.

Us, City, Chelsea, PSG, Juventus and Inter are probably the ones who may afford him but this year, who knows?

He obviously has somewhere lined up. My guess would be City.




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23 Aug 2020 18:43:04
That departure list is tough to read. So much wasted money on wages and pissing clubs off.

There were some posters when me, Shappy and others were exposing that Sancho and Grealish were too expensive, we were told "the club know what they're doing". Have a read of that and say that again.

Thanks for taking your time ed to do this, very much appreciated.




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22 Aug 2020 17:38:40
Definetely Shappy. He would be a very astute signing. Seems to a stigma on players who don't make it at the top clubs. He could be a very good addition to our squad.




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19 Aug 2020 23:57:21
The argument was always Sancho and Grealish would cost upwards of £200 million. With the manager showing he can't rotate a team very well and is leajs to the press that the squad is poor, spending that much money on two players is ludacris.

Considering we've been deferring our loans and the uncertainty of what's around the corner. For half that amount of money and some sales, we could bring in 3 or 4 players that would help the manager achieve his goals next year. Because playing the same 11 week in week out and making subs on the 88th minute will probably get us till November before we're in the famous Ole downward spiral.




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19 Aug 2020 20:11:41
Eric, iv used what's known as an analogy. Iv taken Chelsea and Man Citys transfer activity and used "wave" to show the momentum and the fact they seem to be constantly moving.

Anything else?





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30 Aug 2020 23:21:16
Good man Shappy. No wonder you're excited. Great signing at the price considered. More of the same going forward and we'll be moving in the right direction.




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30 Aug 2020 21:43:40
I havnt seen much of him. What type of player is he?




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28 Aug 2020 13:48:55
I'm not on Twitter but I'm not sure if it would be common practice for the club to email a host of radio show outlining our summer plans?

The tweet apparently says:
The club will continue to support the manager.
This summer is not "Business as usual" due to the financial uncertainty due to C.V.
The club must be cautious during these times.

There's still a lot of time left in the window but it's not ideal for Ole since we're back in training on Wednesday.




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28 Aug 2020 12:22:48
Has Pogba shown anything over the last few years that warrants his wages? That warrants the club begging a player to stay that doesn't want to play here?

There's a reason no one wants him. There are much better alternatives out there.

This isn't Pogba bashing. This is the club yet to make an important decision on a player that wishes to be elsewhere. A competent regime would have had him gone and replaces but yet again we're trying to save face and will probably make him our highest paid player.




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28 Aug 2020 11:01:30
I think he'll sign a new deal too. But if he doesn't, why would we keep a player that doesn't want to be here for an extra year, paying him 300k a week for someone who isn't arsed?

I get exercising our right to extend the contract but making him stay ever longer isn't good for anyone.