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31 May 2020 17:31:11
Saul Niquez on his twitter posting he will announce new club in three days.


1.) 31 May 2020 19:37:18
If this is true and not a windup, then reckon he’ll either stay at Athletico, or go to Juventus or PSG (though maybe too similar to Verrati perhaps? ) : United do t seem to have Pogba sorted yet and not sure if he’ll take the risk of City getting a Euro ban.

If he goes to Juventus, could mean Pofba’s most likely escape route blocked and he has to stay with United.

2.) 31 May 2020 22:09:06
Not sure many clubs, if any are going to spending big cash in the current climate.

3.) 31 May 2020 23:06:04
Well he’s recently followed Bruno, Pogba and man it’s foundation on Instagram. Utd move confirmed :’)

4.) 01 Jun 2020 04:47:10
I m sure that " club" will not be football related. just a tease. some horse riding, golf, charity club will it be. don't expect such high profile move to be confirmed like this during this time.

5.) 01 Jun 2020 15:50:17
Saul's Nightclub!

6.) 02 Jun 2020 20:32:22
I’ve seen a few things say it’s to do with an esports club.
We will know soon enougj!



16 Jan 2020 11:24:01
I have a friend who worked with Shaw at Southampton. He says that Shaw is the thickest person he has ever met and that is the real problem with him. He says nothing ever clicks with him and he really doesn't get it.

Nice lad he says, but as thick as two short planks.


1.) 16 Jan 2020 11:41:30
He's a footballer! But to be at the bottom of the class in a class of idiots. >.

2.) 16 Jan 2020 21:43:30
Get fit - play better. Simple for him.

3.) 16 Jan 2020 22:11:50
i have heard exactly the same.

4.) 17 Jan 2020 21:44:54
so what? Rooney is as thick as they come and still had a pretty decent career with us.




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01 Oct 2020 16:11:05
BBC has an interesting article on Dennis Bergkamp, who seems to be looking to get back into coaching (not head coach job according to him). I wouldn't mind seeing Dennis coming and replacing any one of our coaching staff.


1.) 01 Oct 2020 17:15:28
We need a coach who knows how to organise the back 4.

2.) 01 Oct 2020 17:32:11
No coach could substitute for lack of pace.

3.) 01 Oct 2020 18:05:35
Lack of pace is easy to mitigate. Sadly it has a big impact in style and tactics though.

4.) 04 Oct 2020 01:22:39
Footballing brain and reading of the game is the most important.
Good positioning can compensate for the lack of pace.



10 Aug 2019 09:43:50
My take on the transfer window. We are rebuilding, we should only bring players in who we are confident will be part of a team that wins the league. In our three signings I see theee players who could be a part of this.

The rebuild was always going to take three or more seasons to be in a place to challenge for title.

A successful season for me isn't result based. It's about Ole implementing a style of play. It's about the coaching staff developing players to grow those who are going to be a part of that future into the players who are good enough to be in a title winning team.

Are players such as Greenwood and Garner good enough to develop then they need time and space and coaching to develop including game time.

Established first teamers such as Martial and Rashford need to continue to improve and if they are not good enough or not able to develop that's needs to be identified and they need to be moved on.

Players such as McTominey need to play and be developed to become the player that can be part of a title winning team.

We don't have a god give right to win titles. We have to earn that right which I accept means building a team which means developing our players and means identifying players who will be a part of that to bring in.

I am excited about this season not because I think we can win this year but because I hope to see the foundation being built for a team to challenge for a title in the future.

Even moving players out not good enough isn't going to happen in one window.

If we develop what we have, move on what will never be good enough and bring in 2-3 players a year then this team can in another two seasons be where we want it to be.

Success right now isn't about titles or champions league qualification it's about building blocks for the future and if we have achieved that this season it has been a success in my eyes.

I will reserve judgement on this until I have seen what transpires on the pitch this year.


1.) 10 Aug 2019 11:07:05
Rebuilding the defence is complete.
In the Next window we will fix the midfield by signing Bruno, Saul Niguez and Jadon Sancho.

2.) 10 Aug 2019 11:25:58
TRD, if we sign one of those player snext summer, well have done well and that's on the assumption we get champions league.

3.) 10 Aug 2019 11:26:19

Problem is that unless we make top four those players are very unlikely to come, so only fixing defence is short sighted.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 14:01:03
Arsenal fan? Liverpool fan?

5.) 11 Aug 2019 01:25:59
It might be a little premature to say the defence is fixed, those 5 players who look like a good unit on paper have not played a competitive game together yet 😊.



28 Jul 2019 23:00:23
Watching Athletico playing a while back with my son, my dad and my grandad because nothing much else was on. The womenfolk had all gone out to see a show.
My grandad says See that boy there, he reminds me of Big Dunc, he was on about Saul.

My hero was always Robson and my grandad swears he wasnt even fit to lace Edwards boots. I seem to remember rumours that we could have had him a few years ago, lucky escape there.


1.) 28 Jul 2019 23:27:50
I’m 43 too! I remember Danny Wallace, Remi Moses and Russel Beardsmore, loved every minute. £2 entry into the stretford end, good times!
I’m also old enough to remember when you could (if your parents didn’t mind) watching when teams had 5 a side tournaments in the first division, ha.

Ed’s, and everyone else I love this site, entertainment, insight and especially the Ed’s quality information! How you put up with endless questions, more often than not the same question. It’s testament to the hard work, and I commend you.

{Ed0333's Note - Remi Moses was some player. Loved that guy.

2.) 29 Jul 2019 00:26:50
i am 55 older than both of you so ha.

3.) 29 Jul 2019 06:16:42
I’m of a similar vintage (as are many I’m sure) I have fond memories of watching United with Coppell one one side and Hill on the other. the good old days 😊.

4.) 29 Jul 2019 07:53:12
I grew up watching Coppell and Hill, I was Coppell my mate was Hill when we had a kick about. Gordon Hill is doing an evening with him at the Bishops Blaize round the corner from the ground in August.

5.) 29 Jul 2019 09:26:09
Cool, the good old days
Same for me I was Coppell when playing at school or at training and my mate (a United fan) on the left was Hill.

We were surrounded by Liverpool supporters though. Not good when they were at the top. We got there eventually though. I’d love to listen to Gordon won’t happen though as I’m in Australia 😞😁.

6.) 29 Jul 2019 16:27:20
I never thought Remi quite reached his full potential at United. I always thought he should of gone on to be a truly world class player. He was a beast in midfield though. A bit more suited to today's style of play, pressing and breaking up play maybe.
I'd always hoped we'd get Statham from WBA as well. Great player.
Still, we had Albiston, who was my hero back then. Always gave 100%.

{Ed0333's Note - if Moses’ career wasn’t blighted by serious injuries he would have been a club legend. He was a combatant yet silky midfielder the only thing that stopped his star shining was the injuries. I just remembered he was Manchester born also.

7.) 29 Jul 2019 18:00:32
Anyone remembers Cloughie quote when Moses signed for half a million. He said that for less he could have the original moses and the tablets :)




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12 Jun 2021 10:44:32
A shame Martial never developed in the way I hoped after that first season. I thought there was some potential to become a very good player back then.




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10 Jun 2021 19:37:15
Apologies I pressed send too early.

As I said my classless didn't refer too negotiations, that is part of it.

My reference was entirely to us yet again deciding to come out and post am unofficial message over the negotiations via Simon Stone of the BBC. I don't like this way of doing business I would prefer us to do our negotiations behind closed doors and not start speaking of it appease fans most likely. I just don't like this way of operating, in the past I don't remember us doing this. I don't see City or Chelsea operating in this manner.

As for the negotiations itself, Dortmund have clearly shown they set a price and we either pay it or walk away. We went through this last summer again briefing Mr Stone over the same issue. It makes us look unprofessional highlighting the exact same problem publicly again in my opinion.




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10 Jun 2021 18:10:36
BBC reporting that we have made a 67.5 million bid that has been rejected. Dortkund have refused saying they want 77 million and 4.25 million on top.

Two things stroke me about this, didn't we learn Dortmund last year set a valuation and you either meet it or forego the transfer and who is briefing the press about such details. Assuming it is us, I don't really like this way of operating strikes me as pretty classless.




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04 Jun 2021 15:16:15
I can't see anyone stumping up the cash for Martial nor paying his wages. So I don't think he leaves sadly. I would much rather seeing his playing time given to one of the youngsters coming through.




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03 Oct 2020 14:01:00
I think sending to work with Bielsa would be an excellent idea. In fact sending our entire squad to work with him would not be a bad choice.





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14 Jun 2021 12:57:52
I think Southgate picked a team to do a specific job against Croatia. Grealish wasn't the best fit for that plan. I think we will see Jack play a crucial role in certain games against certain teams either starting or off the bench.




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13 Jun 2021 22:55:28
The one where you say United highly profession setup has quickly concluded this deal for a bargain price and relatively cheap wages/ minimal agent fees and moved on to the next target whilst at the same time negotiating several departures from their playing staff for exorbitant fees perhaps?


{Ed007's Note - All the Eds are having a virtual manscaping party for Ed025's 70th birthday tonight mate, I really wouldn't expect much sense out of them.}



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13 Jun 2021 18:11:53
The performance was better than the result for me. I thought England asserted an element of control at all times even in the periods where Croatia had more of the ball.

The deployment of Rice Mount and Phillips who was the pick of Englands players nullified the threat of Crotia's Midfield.

As legs tired in the middle, he brought on the energy of Bellingham who every time I see him just impresses.




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13 Jun 2021 16:48:55
Do we have a page where we discuss England on here?

Tactically I thought Southgate and his team got it spot on.


{Ed033's Note - You can discuss England on this site.



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13 Jun 2021 14:28:04
Shaw will be thinking bloody hell we best not sign Trippier.