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23 Feb 2019 09:56:36
Question for the eds - I know its early days, ref the summer transfer window, but has there been any enquiries/ interest shown in Sanchez and/ or Lukaku? (personally think there may be more mileage in sanchez potentially leaving) Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - No and to move Sanchez on Manchester United will either need to cancel his contract, pay most of his wages to a buying club or find some halfway solution.}

1.) 23 Feb 2019 13:03:07
CHEERS Ed002 - enjoy the weekend.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks. And you.}

2.) 23 Feb 2019 20:00:52
Contract ends in 2022, pretty much in the same situation as we were with rooney in 2013-2017. Its amazing how much damage one bad contract can do to a club.

3.) 24 Feb 2019 10:24:20
Was thinking about yesterday. Personally if I had to move one of them on it would be lukako. Marcus is clearly our main cf and if he is injured then martial lingard sanchez can fill in all of them offering the sort of pace and movement that ole likes and rom doesn't have. I accept that rom has many other qualities and was our leading scorer last year but I simply cannot see where he fits in with ole's vision.
Also we would of course receive a substantial fee for rom which we wouldn't for sanchez.

4.) 24 Feb 2019 07:36:35
With Chelseas ongoing striker problem, could Lukaku go there?

{Ed002's Note - Of course not.}

5.) 24 Feb 2019 14:12:40
Lukaku though offers a plan b for when plan a isn't working or isn't available. Also lukaku can deliver an end product. Can score and is a good crosser. Sanchez couldn't finish his dinner.

6.) 24 Feb 2019 17:51:05
This is where Woody needs to be held accountable. He extended Jose’s contract and then had to pay it up when he sacked him, and we e given Sanchez an abhorrent amount of money which would easily unsettle other players, particularly as he continues his headless chicken routine. I swear he passes to opposition players more than his own teammates.

7.) 24 Feb 2019 20:24:55
No one holds him to account though. Hence why we won't appoint a DoF.

8.) 25 Feb 2019 14:28:50
At least he has been given a 60% pay rise.



08 Jan 2019 13:25:49
Ed002 if you could shed some light please- Martial's contract situation is still apparently unresolved but are there any serious european / EPL clubs circling that you are aware of with a serious interest? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Try the Sharkopods.}

1.) 08 Jan 2019 15:56:28
cheers will do.



03 Oct 2018 09:46:45
Sly sports report- (probably100% lies) that we turned down a bid for pp of 45m + mina and gomes from Barcelona in the summer. Also reported that player part ex was dismissed by the club from I think ed002- I think this might be the only solution or method of getting the underperforming/ big wages of the books whilst still bringing in new blood. PSG appaently interested with Rabiot wanting out, they also have the likes of Verrati, cavani . Might be time for ed to change the negotiation tactics.


{Ed002's Note - This is where there is a major stumbling block. The only way it would be financially possible for PSG would be if Neymar or Mbappe were to leave - and they needed a replacement for Marco Verratti - but Mino has other ideas in any case. Barcelona's problem is simple, wages. They can fund the purchase but they are maxed out on wages and that is one of the reasons they will look to include players in any major deals. Their problem does not go away easily unless they can move Suarez on and perhaps offload Messi to a retirement in Orlando. Juventus are looking to continue their "growth plan" and would take Pogba if they can assure themselves he will excel, and they can address the financial needs which will include moving a couple of high end players on. I would not discount them but he is not top of their list.}

1.) 03 Oct 2018 11:17:58
cheers ed002 for the rapid response. I always thought the wages a fees would end up being a major stumbling block with transfers and it obviously is. Thanks for the detailed answer, have a great day.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 03 Oct 2018 13:21:45
I would take Either of Rabiot or Pogba Plus cash for Pogba at this minute. However, tomorrow is a different day.

3.) 03 Oct 2018 13:37:32
Rabiot or veratti I meant lol.

{Ed002's Note - Rabiot will be out of contract in the summer and neither are of interest to the club right now.}

4.) 03 Oct 2018 16:35:10
Thanks for the heads up Ed.

5.) 03 Oct 2018 22:58:45
Do not rate Rabiot. He never dominates a match which is what we need.



04 Aug 2017 13:56:27
Just asking on peoples thoughts after reading Ed002 comment on euro pages regarding Martial potentially leaving if an acceptable offer comes in- which other player if they left would be a surprise? I reckon Mata could be shifted for the right money.


1.) 04 Aug 2017 14:40:07
I've just read Mata's press release about Common Goal (if you haven't read it yet, do so, it's very good) .

He loves the club. He's a great little player who isn't throwing his toys out of the pram if he doesn't start every game. We need people like him in the squad, hebrings an extra level of intelligence to the pitch which we are sometimes missing.

2.) 04 Aug 2017 14:56:54
Hi Cookyman. I can't seem to find that post. Can you copy and paste for us?

3.) 04 Aug 2017 15:17:07
I think there are players we could potentially sign or currently have who are more consistent than Martial. However, I would not like to see him go.

For me he has more potential than Rashford but is more frustrating. He is someone who will either been seen as one of the best on the planet in a couple of years or he will be playing for a mid table side doing the odd brilliant thing followed by 6 weeks of underperformance. The left wing position is up for grabs and for me he should start against West Ham there.

Mata is a different case. Fantastic player but probably isn't first choice in any position regardless of what system we play. Great player to have in the squad who is likely to make a contribution but if we see a £20 m plus offer I can see him leaving.

4.) 04 Aug 2017 15:00:44
No worries cookyman. I found it, I didn't look at SERIE A page.

Must say I am extremely surprised because going back a little, I'm sure ed said they paid heavily for him and wanted to keep him. Is that correct ed002? I wonder what has happened that they'd be happy to sell him.

I think he is a good talent that can be very good, I think it would be a shame for him to be sold.

{Ed002's Note - MU over paid for Martial by a long, long way. Inter are interested and there may be mileage in using him in discussions about Perisic.}

5.) 04 Aug 2017 16:26:46
Sorry Angel just got back online (at work) atm or I wouldve but see youve managed.
Mata does seem to be a genuine good guy and team mates and fans alike, seem to adore the guy, I just think and it really is my opinion, that he could be sacrificed if a good offer comes in as he was let go by chelsea and although a cracking player, not sure he fits the JM profile, ie. not fast, not great at tracking back and not 6'4". lol.

6.) 04 Aug 2017 17:48:12
If mourinho sells martial to get perisic, i am done with mourinho, for once he needs to develop inconsistent talent and actually do some youth development rather than giving us a fictional list of players he gave debuts to. This will be a transfer akin to fellaini's, wherein the player will be treated for what he symbolises than what he actually brings to the table.

7.) 04 Aug 2017 18:24:29
Just out of curiosity CSM, would you be interested in Bale if we get a chance to sign him?

8.) 04 Aug 2017 18:48:49
look below shan, i am all for bale at the right price but not at martial's cost.

9.) 04 Aug 2017 18:04:38
thanks ed002. Jose must not be convinced. Yes we overpaid for sure, same old story.

{Ed002's Note - He was interested in him at Chelsea s padding for £20M.}

10.) 04 Aug 2017 19:25:00
Since taking over jm has sold depay, rooney and ibra and only purchased lukaku. He speaks about balance and i can see why he wants 1 more wide attacking player. Giving 1 away to accomodate that deal would still leave us short. That is why martial should stay and i think he will have a muxh better season this year too
The other issue we have is that due to long term injury and the euro suspensions of baily and jones we are unable/ relucant to shift a couple of players on.

11.) 04 Aug 2017 22:58:07
United overpaid for Martial by a long, long way in a world where Kyle Walker is worth 50m? Really?

{Ed002's Note - Yes they did and it is nothing to do with Kyle Walker at all. What a stupid comment.}

12.) 04 Aug 2017 23:19:15
Actually it's not a stupid comment, we paid the current going rate for one of the best young talents in Europe .

{Ed025's Note - it was not the current going rate at that time bilko, it was miles over the top mate..

13.) 04 Aug 2017 23:22:03
I think wee did over pay but i don't want him to leave but unfortunately i don't think we will see more of him this season than we did last season if he stays especially if we sign another wide player. Just a hunch.

14.) 05 Aug 2017 05:22:10
So you want Bale and then where do you play Martial? In all honesty, if we are going after a winger, I don't see where Martial fits in. You have Rashford and Lingard and Mkhitaryan above Martial in the playing order already. I think a loan to Inter would do him no harm at all.

15.) 05 Aug 2017 07:44:52
shan i would get rid of lingard, he is everything that is wrong with english football right now, 100k per week for a player who won't start for any of the top 6-7 teams in the league. Bale/ griezmann, lukaku, martial and rashford alternating, as the front 3 with mkhi/ mata behind them for most of our games, everyone would get enough games.

16.) 05 Aug 2017 08:40:21
Agree with the Eds. United overpaid for Martial 2 years back.
Although City have overpaid for Walker, but at least he is one of the best RBs in the Premier League.
Martial isn't even close to being in the top 25 players in the Premier League in any attacking position.
And City paying more for Walker doesn't justify us paying more for Martial.

{Ed025's Note - the thing with walker is that he is the finished article zaid whether you rate him or not, martial was bought as potential and has yet to live up to expectations so for me the price paid was well over the top mate..

17.) 05 Aug 2017 09:29:33
CSM I get your point but Martial still doesn't get the game time. He would still be behind Rashford and Mkhitaryan and the new winger.

18.) 05 Aug 2017 10:24:34
Shan for me martial should be ahead of rashford, but any which way I think he will get decent game time. We will play around 55-60 games should be enough to rotate the squad. Also mkhi will play no 10 in most games I think it will be a 2 man mf in many games so it will give rash and martial good game time.

19.) 05 Aug 2017 11:52:39
Martial won't start 20 games if we sign smother wide player csm imo. Better to loan him and get back a better player in a years time imo.

20.) 05 Aug 2017 14:40:25
Martial is a true world class player in the making I think we will see a different player to last season (he had off field problems with his woman happens to every man at some point) and looks a snip at the price compared to players of his quilitys in this inflated market I think a lot will be left with humble pie by him this season, loaning him out is not in Joses plans neither is selling him he had already stated he has a big part to play this season.

21.) 05 Aug 2017 14:40:25
Martial is a true world class player in the making I think we will see a different player to last season and looks a snip at the price compared to players of his quilitys in this inflated market I think a lot will be left with humble pie by him this season, loaning him out is not in Joses plans neither is selling him he had already stated he has a big part to play this season.

22.) 05 Aug 2017 15:43:58
Describing Lingard as everything that is wrong with English football right now is probably the stupidest comment I've ever read on the internet. Wow.

23.) 05 Aug 2017 16:55:41
hey genius please enlighten this fool as to why it is so stupid

24.) 06 Aug 2017 10:36:04
That comment there CSM sums ups everything that is wrong with the so called 'united' fans. Especially the ones on this site.

25.) 06 Aug 2017 17:55:01
why is that angel, lingard is an average player who isn't good enough to be at utd. He won't be starting for any of the top 7-8 teams, yet he earns 100k for doing it. Now i am not one of those guys who think footballers should not be paid big wages or anything but if someone like isco who if blindfolded and had a leg tied up will still have more footballing ability than lingard earns half of what lingard earns, there is something seriously wrong.



12 Aug 2016 11:53:34
Rumours of "boro being interested in a loan deal for Pereira. Think it could be a good move as he will get valuable minutes at that club and would come back stronger and much more refined for epl, hopefully.


1.) 12 Aug 2016 13:13:06
I think that would be a good move for Periera, I think Middlesbrough will try and play ''good'' football and he'll see a lot of the ball. I just hope if he does go out on loan, he gets game time unlike some other kids who have gone out and got no more time then they would have if they'd stayed with us!

2.) 12 Aug 2016 13:28:18
Totally agree. It is much better that he goes on loan if he is going to get the chance to play week in week out in the EPL. If he gets to play regular first team football he should only improve and hopefully come back ready to slot into our first team.

He is a little light weight, but has bags of technical ability. Reminds me a lot of Mata, except that he has more pace than mata. I hope he make the grade. Would love to see him in the first team after a season away earning his stripes.

3.) 12 Aug 2016 13:13:06
I think that would be a good move for Periera, I think Middlesbrough will try and play ''good'' football and he'll see a lot of the ball. I just hope if he does go out on loan, he gets game time unlike some other kids who have gone out and got no more time then they would have if they'd stayed with us!

4.) 12 Aug 2016 13:28:18
Totally agree. It is much better that he goes on loan if he is going to get the chance to play week in week out in the EPL. If he gets to play regular first team football he should only improve and hopefully come back ready to slot into our first team.

He is a little light weight, but has bags of technical ability. Reminds me a lot of Mata, except that he has more pace than mata. I hope he make the grade. Would love to see him in the first team after a season away earning his stripes.

5.) 12 Aug 2016 14:30:52
A great move for the lad to he has plenty of ability liked him since he arrived let's all hope progress he needs to gain can be made i think it will good luck to anyone who goes on loan and would live it if he can help chip points away from our rivals.

6.) 12 Aug 2016 21:24:03
Tbh, I'd like him to stay. We'll most likely play our youngsters in the other tournaments ie Fa cup, Europa, and league cup! I was wrong when I thought Jose may try n win the Europa, I now think he will go all out for the Prem and thus allowing players like Periera, Tunazebe and TFM to get serious competitive game time this season from the other competitions.
I wouldn't want him to go out on loan and have it not be successful or have him only play a handful of games when I'm sure he could be of real importance in our other competitive games!




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01 Oct 2019 09:16:36
So, after last nights game:
we really struggle to play a full game with the amount of skill, intensity and passion required to get a win! Rashford really is in need of a confidence boost/ kick up the proverbial, and several of the others on show last nite aren't up to it. Pogba never impressed, players who did ok - tuanzebe, fred when he came on mctominay ddg, but no real stand out player for me simply flashes now and again. Not the worst performance this season but we really are light years away from challenging for epl. Can never understand how in order to get something from a game you give a sub with form the last ten minutes . Greenwood should have had more minutes especially to replace lingard.


1.) 01 Oct 2019 10:55:56
We had our chances to win the game.
Rashford missed a great opportunity. McTominay missed a sitter from corner.



11 Jul 2019 10:18:52
Good morning, ed
don't know where to post this so trying here. If a club accepts cash and player (s) for a player : if there is a portion of any transfer fee to go back to the players former club is it based on the cash or cash plus value of exchanged player? Just wondering : none specific.


{Ed002's Note - The transfer value put on the TMS is the total value of the players plus any other money paid.}

1.) 11 Jul 2019 15:27:51
I was wondering this myself recently due to the Zaha/ Arsenal rumours. Thanks Ed.

2.) 11 Jul 2019 16:37:25
cheers ed - was thinking that was probably the way but not knowing thought i'd ask - some reasoning was that player plus cash deals seem to be getting mentioned this window more than I recollect.



23 Mar 2019 09:54:51
Paper talk-....


{Ed002's Note - Wrong page.}



01 Feb 2019 16:46:39
Would just like to thank Luke Shaw on his £15k donation to the fund on behalf of Luke Jobson, who was tragically killed and found in the river near Yarm recently. Sometimes the good that players do doesn't always get noticed but Well done Luke Shaw.


1.) 01 Feb 2019 18:22:49
Completely agree Cooky. Juan Mata did a good deed for Any Mitton’s younger brother after his father died, no press, no fuss, just a kind act by a decent man.

2.) 01 Feb 2019 19:24:18
Top marks. Paul scholes gave unbelievable support to a charity my father set up. Lots of players give a lot of donations to good causes.
Nice to see Shaw make such a gracious donation.

3.) 01 Feb 2019 20:29:25
Beckham is another one who does a lot under the radar and our very own jred has personal experience of Rooney being a good egg. For all the sh1t they get, there’s a lot of good we don’t see.



29 Jan 2019 15:30:07
Definately not a post based on the team of late or the kneejerk reaction after watching us play much more attractive football; but I really can't see what all the hype regarding Pochetino becoming or being a favourite by many to be our next manager. Whilst he is far from the worst I fail to see the justification as he has not built a team, he hasn't won anything and although he has his hands tied somewhat by Levy in the market, he hasn't bought anything out of the ordinary.


1.) 29 Jan 2019 15:57:42
I think he is a good candidate, is he the best? Who knows. He has built a very good Spurs side, however, I think he has taken them as far as he can. I don't think Levy has the balls to make the next step and invest in the size and depth of the squad needed to take the team over the line and win the league and truly challenge into the latter stages of the ECL.

Pochettino sets his side's up well and they play good entertaining football. He has also help develop many players and improved them during his time with them. He does give youth a chance. He doesn't make a fool of himself during interviews and he doesn't show up his club. So he does tick many boxes. The only one he doesn't is actually winning titles, now you could say he is at a side that lacks the ambition needed to make that serious push to win. Yet it is also far to say Spurs had an excellent opportunity to win the league a couple of seasons back but lost out to Leicester who on paper were an inferior side.
His side has also shown a mental fragility in numerous cup competitions, which is a concern. But like winning becoming a habit so does falling when the finish line is in sight.
Maybe that wouldn't happen at another club with players more acquainted with winning.

Either way it's clear why he should be considered, yet until Ole loses a game then it's becoming harder and harder to see past him.

2.) 29 Jan 2019 16:02:23
He has built a team. In spite of the financial restrictions (and these are quite big in comparison to rivals) he has built a very good team that consistently finishes in the top 4. A few years back when they finished second, they were capable of pushing for a title with a bit of backing. Poch got nothing, but maintained top four when his competitors all spent pretty big.

His teams work hard, play good football, and he gets the best out of a significant amount of his players. His transfer record is a bit iffy, but with a director of football, this wouldn’t be a concern. Ole has started increadibly well, but is miles behind Poch in experience and success at this level.

3.) 29 Jan 2019 16:10:16
I hate to be one of those people but getting spurs consistently in the top 4 shows more managerial nouse that winning a cup. Their first 11 is fantastic and to improve that would take a lot of money the club just doesn't have in midst of a stadium move.

He's just a solid manager as Shappy said above. He has shown he can consistently make the step up to the next level. If Ole wasn't doing so well I have no doubt in my mind our number one target would have been Poch, but right now, Ole hasn't put a foot wrong so the waiting continues.

4.) 29 Jan 2019 16:47:46
You forgot he doesn't sign well shaps. Many a player he has bought are poor enough, even for the money they spent.

Whether levy has the balls to invest or not, surely he might also be reluctant to let poch spend money. His track record for that doesn't read well.

OGS has done everything right so far and might just be the correct fit for the club.

5.) 29 Jan 2019 16:57:32
Spurs have never finished second in the premier league era.

6.) 29 Jan 2019 17:22:12
Angel if your spending is an order of magnitude lower than the teams you're competing with you can't compare or judge him on it. They've been out invested by the likes of West Ham and Everton. The fact he has managed to keep them where they are is miraculous.

7.) 29 Jan 2019 17:49:00
Angel, Pochettino has had some poor signings, he has also had a few good ones. Its hard to judge a manager on their signings as whether a club can sign a player is dependant on far more factors than whether the manager wants them or not.

For example do you believe Spurs have the financial muscle to out bid and offer as high or higher wages than any of the top sides in Europe?
If the answer is no then they just can compete for the top players. Which is the case, Spurs can't sign the same level of players that we, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid can. So if there are at least 8 sides who can sign the best players ahead of you then you have to shop smart, you need to sign players from the next bracket down. Players who have a question mark over their head for one reason or another. Maybe they failed previously at a top club, maybe they have never had the chance, maybe they have potential but are yet to show it consistently or perhaps their mentality/ attitude has been questioned.

That means Spurs are always starting from a few paces behind in terms of transfers and that they are always more likely to have a flop than a hit in many ways.

Also we don't know exactly how much impact Pochettino has on Spurs signings. Clearly he is involved, but is he the man to put names forward or does he just ask for players who fit a certain criteria then the scouts and money men decide who comes in?

That's why I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to signings.

8.) 29 Jan 2019 17:49:06
Nathaniel, he has still bought badly despite how much the player cost. His recruitment skills are incredibly questionable.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think he has much say to be honest..

9.) 29 Jan 2019 18:08:48
What happened in 16/ 17 Damon? But too young to be getting forgetful p.

10.) 29 Jan 2019 18:16:34
You reckon ed025? So those players bought while he has been manager have had very little to do with him?

That's a tough job if that really is the case. I'm sure a read a great piece by ed001 recently speaking a lot about poch and his signings.

{Ed025's Note - levy and his cronies have the say on players coming in as far as i know angel..

11.) 29 Jan 2019 18:21:28
Shappy, I get all of that. Of course spurs don't have the same muscle as the top teams. And again, maybe poch doesn't have much say, but bad signings most definitely outweigh the good signings he has made during his tenure.

It's really tough to know whether or not he is a good fit for united anyway. Poch has 2 things that go against him, signings made and the consistency in which spurs always seem to fade away when at the end of a cup challenge.

You wrote a great post on ole and united the other day. It really might be a case of OGS being the right fit at the right time for this club.

12.) 29 Jan 2019 18:33:38
Maybe so ed0025. Then it's unfair to judge him on that.

Surely just makes his job harder. Why does he stay there then?

13.) 29 Jan 2019 19:43:17
I like Poch don't get me wrong but if you compare our record Vs his record over the last 3 years.

FA Cup, Uefa cup, League Cup, 2nd place finish last year.

Spurs man for man have what many perceive as superior to our own, yet they've won nothing and seem happy based on recent comments finishing top 4.

Appreciate he is under financial constraints but they had a very good team recent signings have been poor though.

Ole for me 100%.

14.) 30 Jan 2019 05:43:16
Poch is not afraid to promote youth and handles young players well.
He gets the best out of most players.
The style of play is pleasing to the fans.
The way Spurs beat Real and Barcelona recently in champions league was impressive.
Wonder what kind of players he will target if he becomes the United manger.




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08 Nov 2019 14:51:34
Mandzucic has been mooted for quite a while but I cannot see how he would fit in: croatia he plays up front but we don't whip crosses in from the flanks and at juve he has played as a second striker and on the left! Surely that doesn't fit in with the players we have, rashford, martial and james to name 3.
No doubt the media will link us with 40+ targets but can only see us asking seriously about 4/ 5 and possibly getting 1/ 2.
Personal thought is a striker and midfielder as priorty positions with mid being top.




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13 Jul 2019 12:01:08
Ed 002 - not on twitter I'm afraid.
Been a long time admirer of Skriniar who "apparently " is not available; various reports and probably wrong, and was simply stating it would imo, be a good deal to involve a player that could be a more attractive option to us and go someway to easing defensive frailties. Wishful thinking ed002,


{Ed002's Note - There has been no attempt of MU to do that.}



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13 Jul 2019 09:37:15
Apparently inter wouldn't consider skriniar in a deal to any club but they want RL and at a lower fee than we want. Easy choice: make skriar a part of the deal if man utd are willing or pay the rate for RL. After all they stuck to their valuation on perisic .


{Ed002's Note - Nonsense I am afraid. Playing on Twitter again?}



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12 Jul 2019 13:19:06
Wazza - just hope the guys info was correct . Saying that there was a rumour Roma were looking at taking lascelles off the geordies so they could be in for a cb. Still a month to go yet so fingers crossed.




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12 Jul 2019 12:19:47
just heard from a customer (we are not far from sjp) that talks are ongoing for longstaff and that they will progress further after new manager is appointed by ashley and that newcastle valuation is reportedly high as they are interested in taking rojo as part of the deal.
I stress its just a rumour but how good would that be!





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10 Nov 2019 11:36:20
maybe because the clubs' infastructures are better?




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23 Oct 2019 22:57:45
Its suggested that SAF was behind a lot of signings and that recruitment has been a mixed bag since ; it must be remembered that we lost David Gill at the same time who I believe to be more instrumental than given credit for. Forget moyes, LVG and JM - they've gone, history.

What we need as a club is a definite recruitment plan with an input from, manager, scouts, financial specialists and others relevant to the succesful recruitment of future players. A Dof would be fine but studying sucessful models from other clubs and taking the best bits to fine tune our way forward is the way to go.




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22 Oct 2019 09:46:02
A point when many thought we wouldn't get a kick is positive. It wasnt the masterclass of football but yet again we showed we cannot "last" a full 90 mins in terms of pressing and intensity. The first half we had some positives, the goal, young actually had 1 of his best performances and the midfield pressed and harassed the opposition;second half completely different with liverpool dominating possession and scoring in thee 85th minute. Was really looking forward to tuanzebe playing in midfield but warm up injury put pay to that and we still have players out/ just coming back so it could be brighter with 1-2 quality additions in jan. One thing i did realise is just how cynical VVD can be in the tackle, cleverly sly.




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11 Oct 2019 09:48:38
Ole has "legendary" status for his exploits on the pitch, particularly 1999- but its obvious he is lacking in experience, ideas and tactical awareness as a manager in the epl. He WAS a breathe of fresh air post JM but whoever decided to give him the full time role has made a mistake but I guess they were cautious/ uncertain as look at his contract length?
He is the manager at this time, and like or loathe it we should as fans accept that fact and support the club as we have little or no say regarding replacement or retention of the manager/ players/ staff/ teamaker. Hopefully we will get players back and a result against liverpool and kick start our season with a hope of a winning run that will see us securing CL next year with a Europa win or 4th spot.




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08 Oct 2019 08:03:40
Would be our best forward line atm but martial has had a worrying amount of injuries that keep him out for several weeks at a time.
Really worrying times atm with our squad and the games coming up
Wouldn’t bet against a new face in the managers seat by xmas.