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Where from: Cheshire


Favourite player: Paul Scholes


Best team moment: Destroying Newcastle Utd in the 99 FA Cup final


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18 Sep 2019 14:57:47
Just read a report that we've struck adeal with sporting for bruno Fernandes for the January transfer window. Surely not?

Has anyone got any info to confirm or deny this?

{Ed002's Note - Someone is teasing you - Twitter was this?}


1.) 18 Sep 2019 16:55:44
Might as well have been. Caught Offside. From your wise words Ed, I shall choose to ignore it.


 

 

08 Feb 2019 08:12:36
Sorry to fire in random names but I was wondering if utd have shown any interest in Nicholas pepe. Thanks in advance.

{Ed025's Note - not as far as i am aware TB..


 

 

09 Jul 2018 20:50:18
Hirving Lozano anyone? I've been reading a lot of reports over the last few days that we've agreed €42 million deal with PSV. Anyone know if there's any truth or is it just more paper talk about random players?


1.) 09 Jul 2018 20:59:47
Im not sure. Let me ask my contacts and get back to you.


2.) 09 Jul 2018 21:29:18
If i'm not wrong isn't lozano another player whos right footed and likes to play left wing and cut inside.

If so we have plenty of those lol.


3.) 09 Jul 2018 23:36:31
He can play right wing. Plays there in Holland.


 

 

15 Jun 2017 18:01:33
Do any of the eds know if reports of utds interest in Andersen Tallisca are true. From what I've read it could be that he's trying to engineer a move for himself but I just can't tell with all the junk that's posted on't tinterweb nowadays.

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach by MU but he is a player Mourinho has been keen on before.}


 

 

28 Aug 2015 18:57:19
Appologies if this has already been asked but have United got any interest in Draxler as he seems to be pushing for a move?

{Ed004's Note - Thought he was pushing for Juve}


1.) 29 Aug 2015 02:52:36
Topbomin, apparently Manchester United have shown an interest in Julian Draxler recently who in my opinion would be a very good addition, although in my opinion plays a similar role to the number 10 role that mata,januzaj, Fellaini and Rooney play, we need an out and out striker in my opinion.


 

 

 

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11 Oct 2021 15:42:28
Genuine question. Not calling out our current manager but, what's everyone's opinion on how SAF would fare against the competition in the Premier league currently?

The teams around and above us have some truly world class leadership and I was just wondering if people think Sir Alex would be able to compete?


1.) 11 Oct 2021 15:54:08
Absolutely yes. He would not tolerate slackers he would also be more tactically aware than Ole and his motivational powers would still be high.


2.) 11 Oct 2021 16:09:42
I think so, with the money our managers have spent he would have kept us competing imo.


3.) 11 Oct 2021 16:11:12
I know it took him a few years to get the juggernaut rolling, do you think he would have been given the time in this day and age?


4.) 11 Oct 2021 16:35:49
Depends which version of Sir Alex were talking about, if its the one who came from Aberdeen with a huge point to prove or if its the Sir Alex post his 1st attempt at retirement when he revamped his tactics with Quieroz and muelensteen. Then i think he'd be right up there with the best in my opinion.

If its from his later years i think he'd struggle to compete with the likes of pep and klopp as i don't think he'd gel with the modern footballer and fall out with them like mourinho does.


5.) 11 Oct 2021 17:37:31
SAF was really not very successful in Europe and the game has become far more international as far as tactics are concerned from when he was at his peak. Even his two European Cup final successes were hardly stellar. Totally outplayed by Bayern and a lucky penalties win against Chelsea when Terry slipped. His later signings were not very good, for whatever reason. I know this is not a popular view but RVP was a one season wonder who bought him his last championship against the backdrop of an aging team. He kept insisting there was no value in the market.

A great manager in his day, no question. But no guarantee that he would have been able to cope with the current tactical realities and a transfer market dictated by agents.


6.) 11 Oct 2021 17:54:30
Shaw, I'd suggest you watch the 08 final again. We should have been 3-0 up at half time. I wouldn't call it "lucky" that we won, we were the much better team over 120 minutes.


7.) 11 Oct 2021 18:33:59
Best Manager ever, lost his way with the ‘no value in the market’ nonsense but one of the best motivators of players we have seen. Would he be able to compete in the modern game? I don’t know but he was very clever at adapting and changing. My biggest issue was how poor we were in Europe, we should have dominated the Champions League but were often found wanting. I’m not talking about the 2 finals we lost, I’m thinking of Porto, Dortmund, Leverkusen, all games we should have won.


8.) 11 Oct 2021 19:29:37
I think it's obvious that Sir Alex would have this squad performing better, whether there is enough in this squad to truly challenge I'm not sure, but at the very least he'd be a lot closer.

Shaw I think your post is slightly disingenuous for two reasons. Firstly as Mumbles says in the 2008 final we completely outplayed Chelsea for nearly all the 120 minutes. I remember thinking it was going to be "one of those" games where you should and normally would run out easy winners but fate it seems has a different plan. We had a similar game in an FA cup final against Arsenal where we played them off the park then lost on penalties.


The second reason I feel your post slightly misses the mark is that one of Sir Alex's greatest strengths as a manager was knowing his own limitations. He knew he was an average tactician and his strength as a manager was getting the most out of the players he had. He used to circumvent this limitation by hiring tactically astute assistants and coaches, he would listen to them and heed their advice. If he was our manager today I would expect that he would have some young, talented, tactically astute assistant manager working alongside himself.

That was the genius of Sir Alex and what contributed to his longevity, the ability to know his own limitations and plan accordingly.


9.) 11 Oct 2021 20:08:10
SAF won the league with Cleverly, Welbeck, Anderson, Butner, Smalling, Jones, etc in his last season.
Imagine what he would do with players of much higher quality and squad depth.


10.) 11 Oct 2021 21:24:52
TRD, this is the second disingenuous post on this thread. Of those players you mentioned Cleverly made the most starts in the league that year with 18 or half of the games. None were real regulars, good squad players at best.

He had many better players at his disposal than those mentioned, DDG, Rio, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Giggs, Scholes, Rooney and RvP to name a few.

Also truth be told the competition back then was much lower. City hadn't become the juggernaut they have since Pep took over in 2016. Liverpool were not a shadow of the team they are now. Chelsea started that season with Di Matteo as manager and ended it with Benitez as manager in one of their typical transition season's.

The league back then was not as strong as the league is now. In City, Liverpool and Chelsea we have 3 of the top 5 teams currently in Europe (probably the world) competing in our league. With only Bayern Munich and possibly PSG close to matching them on current form.


11.) 11 Oct 2021 22:39:59
Yes, we did outplay Chelsea, however Chelsea being an English team it doesn't change my assessment about SAF's lack of success against Europe's best teams. He was a great motivator, no question. He was a demanding old fashioned British manager and he knew what was needed to win the Premier League. But he was not a modernist and his style did not translate into European success, especially given the number of times we were in the competition. In his later years he became more obstinate in his defiance at the evolving transfer system, and he left a team that had run its course with a new manager who was a poor version of himself. which kind of makes my point.


12.) 12 Oct 2021 08:15:26
Great motivator but very different approach to Guardiola and Klopp.

Very shrewd and knowledgeable manager but maybe a bit too abrasive for today’s player.


13.) 12 Oct 2021 09:55:02
Prime era Fergie would have this squad competing and winning.
And the psychological battles with Pep and Klopp would of been interesting/ entertaining.
Definitely agree about Europe. Could of and should of won more. Porto and Leverkusen results still rankle now.
The Magnier/ Rock of Gibralter shenanigans were a distraction and have impacted negatively on the club in hindsight.


14.) 12 Oct 2021 14:26:11
While I agree to an extent that SAF could perhaps have done a little better in Europe than he did, I think it’s also worth pointing out that Barcelona only won four Champions League trophies during the eighteen years that Messi spent in the first team. Granted, that’s double what SAF won, but considering they had arguably the best player ever to play the game and one of the best teams ever assembled, I think it goes to show how difficult it is to dominate Europe consistently.


15.) 12 Oct 2021 16:00:27
I think fergie could have win 2 more to be honest. The year we were beaten by The Herman's in the semi 97 I think with Cantona hurt the most.


16.) 12 Oct 2021 16:01:34
What are we doing here, one of SAF biggest traits was getting the best coaches for the club and also not being afraid to adapt. Why do we think he would not be able to do that now.
Yes players are more prescious and the Mourinho approach is not so successful but I find it crazy to think the SAF would nor get so much more out of the players we have now and who would come in just to play under him.
Europe, I appreciate never materialised as much as it should have.


 

 

02 Feb 2021 19:27:27
Good, strong lineup for tonight's game. Nice to see round pegs going into round holes for a change, as in, Rashford in his preferred position.

It's amazing, the balanced look of the team when Ole's not trying to squeeze Pogba in.

Watch us get battered now I've said that.

Fingers crossed for a good performance.


1.) 02 Feb 2021 21:17:04
Well we are definitely not getting battered 😉.


2.) 02 Feb 2021 22:17:32
We played well. I think we can all draw the conclusion we are better against 10 men.
Horrible tackle for the 1st red i felt sorry for the kid and how that's a red card in martial i don't know. he was diving before he was touched.
2 good goals from Martial tonight should stand him in good stead for the remaining games.
9 nil is great for our goal diff.
Over to you City.


3.) 02 Feb 2021 22:31:38
Delighted with the win but I too feel bad for the kid on his premier league debut. He was just too wound up.


 

 

22 Jun 2020 04:22:17
Gotta wonder. With the fake crowd noises that are being added to matches at the moment. How long have the tv channels been adding them?

Many times I've been at a game and heard some of the dodgy songs but you very rarely hear them on the telly.

Food for thought.


1.) 22 Jun 2020 07:46:16
Fair post. It wouldn't surprise me if they did.


2.) 22 Jun 2020 12:33:52
That’s a good shout. I’ve still watched without the crowd noises as it feels like a game of Fifa 20 with the sounds.


3.) 22 Jun 2020 13:24:03
Caolan_2

Just need the random Alan Smith comments and it would be.


4.) 22 Jun 2020 14:19:05
It is from Fifa 20 I believe.


5.) 22 Jun 2020 17:34:25
Every time a header is made remarks about Alan smiths heading ability. think I’d throw the tv out Mad Hatter.


6.) 23 Jun 2020 06:45:35
Haha Coalan_2.


 

 

23 Jan 2020 16:52:08
Lots of sources reporting that the deal for Fernandes has collapsed. Shock, horror. I didn't see that coming.


1.) 23 Jan 2020 17:14:26
The report also states that it is Joel Glazer that refused to sign off the deal which we know is nonsense so another one to file under bullsh*t.


2.) 23 Jan 2020 17:24:09
It is likely nonsense GDS, but we know the truth that the club are not moving closer to Sporting’s valuation or looking toward alternatives.

The media narrative, if anything, is more optimistic, as it suggests the club are being proactive and decisive with a recruitment plan.


3.) 23 Jan 2020 17:31:25
I feel sorry for OLE he is getting no backing whatsoeve its disgraceful that squad of players is dead on its feet and he's expected to motivate them who is it who's motivating him he is being hung out to dry.


4.) 23 Jan 2020 17:44:38
Why it bs gds? He stopped Rojo moving to Everton, and Jose selling Martial.


5.) 23 Jan 2020 18:14:57
What did we all expect. We always make a lot of noise under this current so called board and who ever else is part of the committee.


Then we always fail to deliver.


If we truly wanted him and was going to back the manager we would have signed him already.


6.) 23 Jan 2020 18:52:40
We are gonae regret not doing this fernandes deal I would love to know what we have In mind if its not him for the rest of the season.


7.) 23 Jan 2020 20:21:50
Scott we are signing no one mate.


8.) 23 Jan 2020 21:25:18
Ed 2 has repeatedly said the Glazers don't decide football matters. He seems pretty well informed to me. The media love to speculate let's wait and see what transpires.


9.) 23 Jan 2020 22:24:46
Dan,

You know they have taken gullible out of the dictionary? The Glazers don’t make football decisions, Joel Glazer has not watched videos on YouTube of Bruno Fernandes and decided he’s not worth it.


 

 

01 Oct 2019 20:35:32
I think we need to change formation and have two up top. Where those two come from is another question entirely but relying on a sole striker hasn't worked for us and doesn't look like working any time soon.

What are everyone's thoughts?


1.) 01 Oct 2019 20:50:14
Given we only have 3 players who can play upfront injuries could derail that. Also who takes the right hand spot? We lack a convincing option.


2.) 01 Oct 2019 21:01:20
442
Is tough unless dalot played rw.
Ddg
Awb lin harry shaw
Dalot mctom pogba james
Martial rash
I could live with that. Can't be any worse.


3.) 01 Oct 2019 21:19:11
Mortar, I'd like to see dalot given a run out there. James on the left.

In answer to who, rashford and Greenwood at the moment for a lack of any better options.


4.) 01 Oct 2019 21:20:17
Ken that would certainly give us a bit more up front and get rid of that pointless position that lingard plays.


5.) 01 Oct 2019 21:51:56
Still lacks depth. Dalot would be worth a go.


6.) 01 Oct 2019 22:44:30
The team posted above I'd certainly try, two strikers isn't used that often now as it can cause a three v two deficit in midfield but if yr central attacking midfielder rarely scores, rarely creates anything and duznt offer much defensively I think I'd rather play two up top and try to effect the opponents, in an ideal world we would have a good number 10 and a good right sided attacker option but unfortunately we are woeful there so I'd definitely consider 442.


7.) 02 Oct 2019 10:25:41
Funny how you want to give players a run there on the right wing like its some science experiment. Get real!


8.) 03 Oct 2019 06:58:10
4-4-2 will expose our already poor central midfield.
Our attack is predictable and lacks potency which is the main reason we are struggling.


 

 

 

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30 Sep 2020 14:02:21
I read earlier this morning that he had turned us down. Can't say I blame him really.


 

 

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27 Jan 2020 11:34:26
Same old, same old.


 

 

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17 Jan 2020 16:31:56
Where have you got that info from 2toms?


 

 

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08 Nov 2019 16:59:45
Would love Bruno Fernandes. I think he is that creativity we're lacking behind the front 3. Sadly I'm not convinced he wants to sign for us as it would probably have been done in the summer just gone.


 

 

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06 Oct 2019 11:08:08
Apparently it was too late in the transfer window for him to have time to think about the move but as he hasn't been part of Sarris squad for the season so far then he's open to it now.


 

 

 

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22 Sep 2021 21:42:54
Oh well. Maybe the fa Cup. Cue the posts of dissatisfaction.


 

 

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04 May 2021 17:47:11
At least if it was van der saar, he would have football knowledge.


 

 

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21 Feb 2021 21:03:42
No better than useless, again.


 

 

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24 Nov 2020 13:34:49
Sorry to burst any bubbles but it was done about 2 weeks ago. Aired on HBO. Just a reunion not a re-boot though. There was a whole extra show with some American psychologist about what went on with Will Smith and the original Aunt Viv. Can't tell you more than that as I didn't watch either of them although I'm led to believe that the reunion was a bit of a tear jerker.


 

 

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09 Oct 2020 19:17:00
May as well cancel my sly subscription if this is the way forward. Back to streaming I go.