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17 Sep 2017 07:25:05
Now rumors say pogba could be out for upto 3 months.




01 Sep 2017 06:47:41
First of all, great work all the eds. And if i could bug you one more time ed002, did we even try to buy someone yesterday? Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - There was an enquiry about Perosoc but they had already screwed that up.}

1.) 01 Sep 2017 10:25:27
I believe we ended up going bare foot in the end, couldn't find a suitable perosoc's.



26 Aug 2016 15:47:44
Andreas perriera to granada on loan - confirmed

Hope he does well.


1.) 26 Aug 2016 16:14:09
Hope he shines over there but disappointed someone hasn't taken a chance on him in the premier league to give him some proper premier league experience.

2.) 26 Aug 2016 17:21:43
Yeah, but maybe PL were not guaranteeing him play time and Granada did. THey have a small squad and hopefully Andreas sets the La Liga alight.

3.) 26 Aug 2016 21:22:03
i was thinking exactly that! Jose obviously picked them out because they would guarantee playing time for Perriera.
Just as he tried to get him a move to Fulham, where he is friends with there manager, i assume Jose has also got a good relationship with Granada to.

I want him to do well, he's a cracking player and tbh i rate him as highly as Lingard even higher. he's a real star, he would be a big big loss if we was to let him go!

4.) 27 Aug 2016 08:10:34

He now has to show he can be the real star you think he is. Some develop late but if he doesn't shine there then time may be up for him as a United player.

5.) 27 Aug 2016 09:23:19
Great move for him. Needs gametime and at Granada he will get plenty and be able to showcase how good he actually is.

6.) 27 Aug 2016 22:45:00
Red Man Every time he's played for the 1st team, he's had a good game and even scored some. I've been watching our reserves and U18s for along time and he's up there with some of our best that have come through. He has a good attitude compared to Ravel and the same kindve of flair and skill Pogba had at that age. He sh*ts all over the reserves and literally cannot be touched, if he's played consistently at granada and against some of the lower teams in la liga, there is no reason he won't light it up.

7.) 28 Aug 2016 10:22:40
Cr92 completely agree I have been pushing his case for ages If he is good enough to captain a Brazil under 23 team he is good enough.

8.) 28 Aug 2016 22:58:41
Then why hasn't he played?



11 Jun 2016 07:49:12
Ok, its silly season again. I tried searching for that piece by ed002 about the various tyoes of clauses and how they work, but to no avail. Can someone please post it here? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws.

The "buy out" clause is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax. There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about three years ago. So "buy out" clauses are very rare.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another.}

1.) 11 Jun 2016 10:40:50
Thank you Ed, legend as always. But out of curiosity, does that mean that the Suarez 'Release Clause' that was reported when he was at Liverpool was misleading info (shock horror)?

Arsenal reportedly bid the 40million clause but it was turned down. As they're in the same country that would have been impossible by what you've said, so am I right in assuming that we were given misinformation by the news outlets over this?

{Ed002's Note - The situation with Arsenal was that with Suarez desperate to leave the previous summer Liverpool had agreed that if any offer over £40M was made then Suarez would be allowed to move if he wanted to. This was not a buy out or release clause but what is now becoming more popular – a termination clause. At the time, the expectation was that Real Madrid would step in (which was what Suarez then wanted) with an offer but it was far too low for Liverpool to accept. Arsenal made the offer of £40M plus £1 as Guardiola was unsure whether it was “£40M and above” or “over £40M” – there was nothing wrong with that. At the time, as this was seemingly the only way out of Liverpool, Suarez was willing to accept this as a stepping stone to one of the major Spanish clubs, but the Liverpool board blocked it. Suarez's agents took legal advice and were set to argue that Arsenal matched the clause that allowed to leave and that they should allow the player to discuss the transfer with Arsenal as soon as is possible. They would then look to leverage this legal position to stop Liverpool blocking the transfer and were willing to use the £2M then due the player as an incentive in order to facilitate the transfer. Suarez would have moved to Arsenal given the opportunity and this is when he started his campaign against the club regarding broken promises etc.. That summer, Liverpool agreed that he would be able to leave the following summer, regardless – this was done to avoid any potential legal battle. By the following summer Barcelona were interested and that suited Suarez – better than Madrid he tells the Catalan media when they ask. If the matter had of gone to court there would be no doubt the move could have been forced. An appeal would have perhaps been considered by Liverpool but that would have potentially dragged on long enough to stop Suarez playing for anyone until it was resolved – and that could have had disastrous consequences for Liverpool.}

2.) 11 Jun 2016 10:48:02
Well that cleared up a question I've wondered for years now, so thank you Ed. Always appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Mike.}

3.) 11 Jun 2016 12:17:14
Thank you so much ed
Really appreciate it.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}

4.) 11 Jun 2016 20:28:15
I'm a big Suarez fan and was always gutted he wasn't allowed to join us.

Your reply has cleared up a lot of issue's.

Glad he didn't join us now.

Thank you Ed.



01 Sep 2015 21:55:38
I assume you wouldn't want to talk about this but can you please explain what happened in the pedro fiasco.


{Ed002's Note - Last summer Barcelona would have listened to significant offers for Pedro but nobody would bite. Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are known to have enquired with his agent earlier in 2014. PSG spoke with Barcelona about the player in the summer of 2013 and in January 2014. This summer he was always going to move. Arsenal's interest remained as did that of Inter, but neither were intersted at the asking price. An unsolicited approach was made to Manchester United to see if they were interested as well, but initially they are not. With Salah leaving this summer it was Chelsea who pushed for a deal once the elections were over. Barcelona did look to using him as part of a convoluted part exchange with Kovacic but no deal could be struck with Inter. Manchester United came in with an offer that was less than that of Chelsea - both of which were a long way short of the asking pice. Chelsea, aware of Manchester United interest, sent Marina Granovskaia to complete the deal with the authority to act as she thought best. And that was it. The package offered to Barcelona was accepted. The package offered to the player required little or no negotiation.}

1.) 01 Sep 2015 22:05:32
Thanks a lot ed.

2.) 01 Sep 2015 23:00:42
Seems a lot less of a 'fiasco' when you put it like that, shock horror the press make united look stupid again.

3.) 03 Sep 2015 07:33:32
so nothing to do with a 60 second phone call from the 'ordinary one' as he claimed

{Ed002's Note - Pedro had permission t o speak with Chelsea and both the coach and one of the players spoke with him, as did an ex-Barcelona player who is long retired.}




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31 Aug 2021 07:53:42
I think that's that for the incomings. Any chances of a surprise, Ed?




03 Jun 2019 09:45:42
Can anyone point me towards the (last) list of players ed002 gave (regarding united transfers) or the podcast?


{Ed033's Note - Podcasts Page

1.) 03 Jun 2019 10:49:18
Search ed002 then scroll down to 17 Apr 2019 10:43:57 Found it again last week.

Thanks to all the Ed's for all the hard work. Appreciated.

2.) 03 Jun 2019 18:46:56
{Ed002's Note - RB, CB, CM, CM/ AM, RW/ F needed plus possibly a GK

Ahmadou Dia (G) one for the future - there has been a meeting this week (Monday) but nothing came of it

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) MU are interested
Davide Calabria (RB) - has been watched by Manchester United, Lille, Everton and Samporia
Thomas Meunier (RB) has been watched

Kostas Manolas (CB) - expect his name to get some publicity soon but persuading him to leave Rome and move to the wastelands of northern England may not be easy
Nikola Milenkovic (CB) a very good option
William Saliba (CB) - one for the future, but I would not be surprised to see MU look to an offer this summer - but I suspect it will go nowhere given the interest of others
Raphael Varane (CB) prior interest of Mr Mourinho could very well return but a discussion has already been held with another side - plus Madrid will try and tempt him to stay, although he wants out - I suspect he could easily be priced out of a move by RM looking to block the transfer
Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) ironically a Mourinho favourite and very, very expensive, so unlikely right now
Toby Alderweireld (CB) would be no more than a short-term solution and Spurs want him to stay and sign a new deal as they will already be losing one CB
Harry Maguire (CB) Leicester want him to stay but MU could return with a good offer - and he has the advantage of being home grown
Milan Skriniar (CB) Financial demands of Inter are excessive (well over €100M) and will fend off interest with a new contract
Ruban Dias (CB) - heading elsewhere

Declan Rice (DM) has been watched, but no declared interest

Ivan Rakitic (CM) some discussions with another side have resulted in a tentative agreement for him to move elsewere - but only if Barcelona make him available which will only happen if they can secure the replacement they want
Rodrigo Hernandez (CM) I suspect he will go to Manchester City instead of Saul who they consider too expensive
Saul Niguez (CM) - If Pogba is to be replaced, a potentially expensive option that Manchester City have stepped back from

Bruno Fernandes (AM) has been of interest to Everton, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool who have all looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. I am not aware of any interest at all from Inter. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA - and like priced him out of a move to all but a couple of the interested sides. Whilst Bayern Munich and another EPL side have looked as well, neither have a declared interest that I know of and both have other AM targets. Manchester United remain very keen and Milan have a creative solution in mind and it is certainly not out of the question that he will move to one of those sides this summer.
Joao Felix (AM) interest may have left with Mourinho and very expensive - in talks for a move elsewhere
Luciano Acosta (AM) has been watched by PSG, Manchester United, Genoa, and Newcastle but Fenerbahce have made an enquiry. A WP would be unlikely for England.

Jadon Sancho (RW) BD have no interest in selling
Samuel Kalu (RW) has been watched by MU but would be no more than cover
Douglas Costa (RW) price may well be an issue as asking price is €80M
Wilfried Zaha (RW) another option

Steven Bergwijn (LW/ RW/ F) has been watched by MU but discussions are in hand for a move elsewhere
Hirving Lozano (LW) a Sanchez replacement - else it is hard to see him getting any game time


David De Gea (G) wants out - but the club may block it
Antonio Valencia (RB)
Matteo Darmian (RB/ LB)
Marcos Rojo (LB/ CB) not wanted
Ander Herrera (CM) wants more game time but club wants him to stay - will likely go to PSG
Paul Pogba (CM) wants out - but the club may block it
Juan Mata (RM/ RW)
Alexis Sanchez (LW/ F) there is no clear route to end the relationship.



31 Mar 2018 18:18:02
From the Internet

Pep Guardiola inherited the midfield he is using right now.

Jose Mourinho inherited the midfield that Everton are using right now.


1.) 31 Mar 2018 18:26:25
Credit to pep then because he has that midfield playing out if it's skin . Is it the best midfield in Europe now?

2.) 31 Mar 2018 18:51:31
After Glenn Whelan and Charlie Adam jred.

{Ed001's Note - Glenn Whelan is at Villa. Probably explains why Stoke are struggling so badly breaking up a partnership of such quality.....}

3.) 31 Mar 2018 19:00:09
You tell me jred, you have all the answers.

4.) 31 Mar 2018 19:03:33
Cheers fzz . They are definitely up there . Kdb and Silva in a midfield 3 brave move that.

5.) 31 Mar 2018 19:05:21
Now i feel foolish ed.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure you well used to it mate ;-)

6.) 31 Mar 2018 19:18:13
Watch Bayern vs Dortmund jred, that's a midfield to go up against peps.

7.) 31 Mar 2018 19:22:43
Is it better tho?

8.) 31 Mar 2018 19:40:13
You tell me.

9.) 31 Mar 2018 19:43:43
All we can do now is ride the storm and hope to sign a few good players in the summer and get rid of some dead wood.
I backed Jesus to score today being easter and all that
But I backed him to score first,
What was the first mention of football in the bible?
When Jesus went up for the cross😀😀.

10.) 31 Mar 2018 19:47:37
I'm not sure fzz that's why I asked the question .

11.) 31 Mar 2018 19:48:34
If pushed I would say they probably are.

12.) 31 Mar 2018 19:49:20
City are better that is .
Need to stop pressing reply.

13.) 31 Mar 2018 20:15:38

They are in decent form jred, but are untested I think. Teams just let them play.

At the end of the season we can come back to this jred because if they are they will have a Champions League medal.

14.) 31 Mar 2018 20:13:49
Only once before Ed001, when i said to my mates 'im sure LVG will take us back to the top'😳😳😳.

{Ed001's Note - you obviously don't often read back what you wrote on here then....}

15.) 31 Mar 2018 20:31:07
CL is a cup comp not sure if you win it means your the best cm in Europe.
They could play out there skins and there striker miss chance after chance .
Or they could play against Messi and he scores 10 .
I'm struggling to think of 2 players playing in a midfield that have played to the level of kdb and Silva week after week backed up by someone like fernandinho through out this season .

16.) 31 Mar 2018 20:37:01
Didn't see the Munich game Muller Martinez Rodriguez in midfield?

17.) 31 Mar 2018 21:24:11
Any hints Ed001? Bit of constructive criticism wouldn't go amiss lol. May be the bias.

{Ed001's Note - I think it would be easiest to list the things you do get right, ..... there done that! ;-)

18.) 31 Mar 2018 21:55:16
💔💔💔 ed001, you've finished me😂 i thought you had bad memory Ed😮.

{Ed001's Note - I do but some things stand out....}

19.) 31 Mar 2018 22:12:21
This is getting worse for me isn't it😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - it is like a Scholes tackle now....}

20.) 31 Mar 2018 21:42:09
Bayern ripped them apart, hard not to fall in love with Heynckes, my tip for the CL this season.

21.) 31 Mar 2018 22:57:34
Or a Gerrard stamp eh Ed? 😮😂.

{Ed001's Note - you aren't that obvious mate.}

22.) 31 Mar 2018 21:42:09
Bayern ripped them apart, hard not to fall in love with Heynckes, my tip for the CL this season.



04 Oct 2017 17:20:18
Anything regardless the contracts of mata, hererra and fellaini?




28 Sep 2017 07:26:47
Does martial also get the assist for mikki's goal? Cause then he'll have 3 assists and a goal in that match.


1.) 28 Sep 2017 08:28:23
No. it was a shot on target not a pass. Mind you had the same row with my sat team last year. They wanted to count winning free kicks and penalties as assists! Wernt having any of it.

2.) 28 Sep 2017 08:42:06
ON fantasy premier league you get an assist for winning a scored penalty and free kick unless it’s the same player taking it that won it.

3.) 28 Sep 2017 13:38:40
He gets the assist in my rule book haha :)

Actually looking at the official UEFA web site and the match stats. They do not list assists boo for them.

4.) 28 Sep 2017 13:48:04
FPL would have had him down as a goal and 3 assists last night.

5.) 28 Sep 2017 15:41:22
Proper order. Imo a shat saved and tapped in should be an assist. So should a pen won.




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03 Sep 2020 12:53:15
Haw anything changed with us? Are we one of the clubs interested now?


{Ed002's Note - As I said. I am not aware of any offer from MU.}



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31 Aug 2020 13:36:32
And more knee injuries.




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17 Feb 2018 11:20:17
Yay. Thanks ed for that.




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17 Aug 2017 11:01:25
Think they just bought matuidi. So that should be that.




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03 May 2017 10:05:03
Then he should speak directly to the player. Not make sarcastic jibes on tv. That helps no one.





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05 Sep 2020 16:52:21

Because it seems like a sensible transfer.


{Ed0666's Note - aah ironic humor I like it



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28 Feb 2020 07:35:08
Cantona, Bergkamp.




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02 May 2018 12:42:37
Pov? Use incognito keyboard wallace :)




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18 Apr 2018 17:04:28
He doesn't smile so he can go for free as far as I'm concerned.




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15 Apr 2018 18:31:54
Should he be?