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14 May 2014 17:38:42
Hi Ed, just wondering if you knew anything about these offers Xavi has on the table and whether Manchester United are looking at him.

Thanks, appreciated as usual.


{Ed004's Note - I suspect he will have a few from mle sides and there has been none from Man Utd}



22 Jan 2014 14:07:57
Hi Ed, a question for when you have time.
Would you happen to know if the interest in Rooney from Madrid is substantial?



{Ed004's Note - It isn't}



21 Jan 2014 19:53:59
Was just watching Revista de la liga and Guillem Balague (as unreliable as he is) just said that Chelsea and United have been in talks over Mata.

Chelsea are supposedly listening to offers of 40m euros or Rooney as a part of the deal, United rejected both offers.

However, he believes a deal will be made as it benefits both parties.

Take of it what you will, I don't believe it at all but can only hope. As much as I hate Chelsea, I love Mata.


1.) Balague trying to look important again, thought I'd might happen til he opened his mouth

2.) Balague is as much an expert on Spanish football as we are on English football. For that matter; just because Mata is Spanish does not give Balague any real insight.

He believes that a deal will happen just as most of us believe that if Mata is available we will make a move.

3.) I don't understand all the pessimism, I reckon he'll sign.

4.) The deal makes sense and so I would not be overly surprised if we did sign him. My pessimism is down to Balague having any knowledge on the matter other than what he's read in the paper and pieced together himself.

5.) He works for sky, sky have a deadline day to promote.

6.) 21 Jan 2014 21:16:03
I have a good feeling about Mata.
In Moyes we trust.



07 Oct 2013 20:34:36
Hi Ed, how are you? A little question, not only to you but other posters too. Do you think Kagawa is wanting to leave or better yet, would you happen to know if Manchester United are looking to offload him?

I cannot help but think something may happen and we'll lose a great talent due to lack of playing time. I'm not one to believe papers but the stories told in them don't help either.

Thanks, appreciate it as usual. {Ed002's Note - I don't know what he wants but I would suspect there could be interest shown in him that could lead to him moving on.}





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18 Jan 2017 19:40:29
What do you guys think of Van Bastens radical ideas? I think they could be very very interesting and change football dramatically but seem highly unlikely to actually be implemented.

Ed002, you seem to know a lot on this stuff, if you have the time, it would be appreciated if you could perhaps add any input. What do you think, have there been any serious discussions or are these just being floated into the air?


{Ed002's Note - The idea of abolishing offside is not going to happen but the idea of making it from the edge of the penalty area instead of halfway has been discussed before and was tried in one of the English cup competotions some years ago. Dribbled penalties has also been discussed and tried in the past.}

1.) 18 Jan 2017 20:07:40
I think he's lost his mind. If either of those ideas came in, it would be a disgrace. They used dribble penalties in the USA and it was terrible.

2.) 18 Jan 2017 20:08:47
if its van basten's ideas will every goal scored have to be a volley from the right hand side of the box? lol.

3.) 18 Jan 2017 23:04:07
In the latter 1970s, the North American Soccer League used a 30/ 35 yard line for offside (basically halfway between the top of the penalty area and the centerline) . I think having that today wouldn't be a bad idea.
The shootout mentioned was also used in the NASL and a lot of European players liked it at the time (from a certain distance you had 5 seconds to dribble the ball and shoot) .

Speaking of newer odd rules, if someone can explain the reasoning on how you can be offside on a direct free kick.

4.) 18 Jan 2017 23:06:40
I thought a lot of the ideas were pretty good and would help the flow of the game. I know people don't like change but sometimes change is good. Interesting you said about the edge of the area thing Ed002 as that is what came to my mind when I heard the idea from van Basten, getting rid of it completely wouldn't work but just in the box would be something I could see working.

Sin bins instead of yellow cards is also something that could work, especially for dissent, if people knew they were letting the team down for 10 minutes if they moaned at the ref they might think twice.

Sometimes when people come up with these ideas I think they are nuts but these ones I thought had something.

5.) 18 Jan 2017 23:25:14
Why change it to be similar to a less popular sport like rugby?

6.) 18 Jan 2017 23:43:43
To assume that everything about football is better than everything about rugby would be very short sided. The time keeping for one is something that football should be taking sooner than later. I always bring this up but so much time wasting on Sunday and an injury for Milner and still only 4 minutes added on, they make it up and people just accept it, does my head in.

7.) 19 Jan 2017 01:12:15
GDS you're absolutely correct on the time keeping issue and it needs at least a tweak if not a complete overhaul (maybe not for leagues, at least for FIFA events) .
Why the clock runs during an injury baffles me. The safety and treatment of the injured player should be paramount. There is a built-in procedure for the ref to stop play/ call in the physio. Once the ref starts the procedure, the clock should be stopped and then started again when the ball is in play.

8.) 19 Jan 2017 08:41:09
Have always believed a sin bin for 10 mins would be more appropriate when someone one commits a deliberate foul knowing he will get booked. better to ' take one for the team' than allow the opposition to gain an advantage. Would agree also that a player should be sent off for 10 mins if he abuses the referee

9.) 19 Jan 2017 12:18:11
I'd like to see rolling subs introduced to shop the time wasting there, and also allow physios on while play continues. I think these to changes would stop most of the time wasting and feigning injury

10.) 19 Jan 2017 12:40:53
I wish they'd leave the game alone, i'm still not over this '1 man kick off' shite.



01 Sep 2014 18:17:57
Danny Welbeck said to be having a medical at Arsenal.

I personally think its a great buy for them imo, if he gets consistent games up top. I genuinely do rate the guy, he has great pace, strength, ability to hold up the ball, link up play will definitely improve at Arsenal and his finishing will get better if he plays in his favoured position. Could be a good move for his career. Not sure if its a loan or permanent deal though?


1.) I would not loan him to Arsenal given they refused to sell us Vermallen and Wenger publicly said it. Why strengthen a rival in a position they most need. Sunderland would be ideal :)

If welbeck goes then I would assume RVP is just not match fit and no truth to the knee rumours.

2.) Looks like a loan. It's a good move for Arsenal and Danny; but I'm not convinced it's good for us. Arsenal may well prove to be our main rival for fourth spot this season and Welbeck may help them achieve that. I suppose on the flip side he won't be able to play against us (meaning they won't have a striker for the first game) and will potentially help them to take points from Liverpool. Time will tell. If it's true they're paying a £6m loan fee then it makes the Falcao deal look even better.

3.) Hopefully he leaves for the better of his career seems like a Sturridge type player to me could florish when at a different club

4.) His agent on talk. rt has just said welbeck wants a permanent deal and he has has a few offers in today that he will talk to United about.

I don't rate him so completely indifferent to the idea but why even consider arsenal or spurs given the previous history with them on transfers. We have to remember he will never be good enough to lead the line for United and not much good on the wings, unless you want a defender.

If we do sell outright I do hope we charge them a full amount plus a big premium, just like they have done to us in the past. 20 million would do nicely :)



20 Aug 2014 02:49:34
On BT Sport the other day, they were all talking about how Tyler Blackett suddenly jumped the que and got himself a starting 11 place ahead of all the other young defenders at the club. They were saying how he wasn't rated as highly as some of the others but clearly LvG see's something in him.

Tbh, I think Tyler Blackett has only been playing because he's a left footer. What do you guys think?


1.) 20 Aug 2014 08:37:37
Thats harsh, he was always rated highly by the club. He went off the boil abit last season and struggled to start with when he stepped up to the under 21's. But he is a tall athletic lad with pace, who is vomfortable on the ball and has a good understanding of the game. Yes Micheal Keane was thought of as being a bit ahead of him in terms of development but LvG took both out on tour and Blackett out shone Keane infront of LvG so that's why he may have chosen him ahead of Keane.

Being left footed probably does help a little bit as it gives more balance to the back three, and when you consider that in this formation the LCB has to cover the LB space as well to some degree then being left footed will help. Only the very best full backs can play at the highest level on the opposite side to their stronger foot, so it will mean the same for the LCB position.

2.) I don't think LvG would selects player just because he is left footed. That's doing a huge disservice to the player.
I agree that being "correct" footed may well give more balance, but it does not always follow so.
In my opinion, United best left back that I have seen (and I am 41 next month) was Denis Irwin. Although he was excellent with both feet, he was naturally right footed.

3.) He was never going to make it at MU as a left-back and was heckled at by the Birmingham fans. It was a good move by LvG to put him in the LCB role, I guess he reminded him a little of Martins-Indi. He put him there and he has stepped up. I suspect another loan move beckons if we can bring in one more CB.

4.) " I guess he reminded him a little of Martins-Indi." Sydney

You mean they have the same colour skin?

5.) Both play LCB.

Both play LB.

Both left-footed.

Both similar in build and strength.

Both aggressive in their styles of play.

Skin colour is kind of irrelevant here mate.



14 Jul 2014 19:42:51
Hi Ed, regarding Cavani, I understand you said he was looking to play up front for PSG and PSG would like to get rid of Ibrahamovic to accommodate Cavani in his favoured position. However as you said, it's unlikely they would be able to do that due to his cost, age and wages. I assume Cavani has also realised this hence today's news of him informing his agent to look for a PL move?

I was wondering whether you had any updates on his stance and which clubs his agent may have approached or which clubs have approached him.



{Ed002's Note - It is the same as it was months ago as you alluded to.}

1.) 14 Jul 2014 21:04:39
I would imagine him at City, Ideal replacement for Augero when he goes to Madrid



04 Jun 2014 21:17:46
You guys watching the game? Smalling and Jones have been awful, so bad that the twitterverse has 'Smalling and Jones' trending worldwide, and such a mockery is being made. I must admit its painful reading it knowing you don't have much to defend them with! At least this season anyway, and I agree with some who are saying Stones would do a better job atm.

I rate Jones very highly and still believe he will go on to become one of, if not the best CB out there. Smalling I regard more of as a squad player, but this is just embarrassing. I know its a friendly, but it has importance, they are potentially fighting for starting XI places.


1.) Jones got better smalling was poor

2.) 04 Jun 2014 21:42:06
I disagree. Only Smalling has been awful, I don't think Jones has done much wrong and has made some good stops/interceptions.

I too really rate Jones and maybe I just see no wrong. But for me Smalling has been poor and dragging Jones down with him.

3.) I missed the first half thanks to the missus, but thought Jones and Smalling were quite shaky in the second half. Definitely struggling for confidence still. Definitely need someone like Hummels this summer. Shaw looked good. Hopefully we can get him wrapped up. Funny seeing TonyV get angry. Hardly surprising with the WC a week away and Sterling jumping in like that. It's a friendly for Christ sake.

4.) Jones had a good game imo.

When you have two attacking midfielders, one of them a 35 year old overweight under-performing midfielder and the other a young 22 year old who spends most of his time either rolling around n the pitch holding his ankles and crying like a little b1tch, just t stand up and act like a hard-man a second later, knowing full well he would get stuffed would it have been anywhere outside of a pitch

5.) Smalling was terrible, Jones did just fine considering. What Milner and Lampard are doing going to the WC I will never know. So what if Milner can play in lots of positions, he does so to a novice standard, so slow.

Rooney - hmmm was he playing? much prefer, Barkley, Ox, Sturridge running with Lambert as the target man. Like for us, he just doesn't seem to fit the system. I worry about him slowing everything down and roaming too much.

What was Sterling doing flying in like that, person?!

6.) 05 Jun 2014 08:40:18
Townsend, having a go at Valencia, making light of the tackle because Toni was able to stay on his feet and run after Sterling. Sadly typical of the man.

Don't condone raising your hands, but Toni quite rightly, was probably thinking, 'what the feck are you doing, Sterling? 10 minutes to go, in a friendly, with the World Cup in a matter of days, and you lunge in over the ball like that'!

It wasn't the seriousness of the actual tackle he was angry about, though there was a heavy impact, it was what the tackle COULD have cost him.

That outcome seemed to be lost on Townsend, who I presume would have wanted Toni carried off on a stretcher and missing the World Cup, before considering the Sterling sending off more than, 'unlucky'.

7.) 05 Jun 2014 11:12:54
Andy Townsend is an awful commentator and pundit. One of many unfortunately.

8.) Townsend is always just terrible. I can't understand why he is on all the time. I might hate him more than anyone who ever lived, including fictional characters.

9.) The person that p*ssed me off most was the swan that is Ian Wright. Going on and on about it being a crazy thing to do to get angry about a tackle that could have badly injured AV and ended his World Cup before it started. Sorry, maybe I was watching the wrong person during his career but I remember him being a little chicklet who wasn't afraid to play the race card when he was in the utility room. Peter Schmeichels and his shins would probably back me up on that.

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08 Jul 2017 19:14:51
Doesn't work like that. The 25% sell on is given to us by Burnley, not Everton. Everton pay Burnley £30m and it costs Burnley £7.5m

Also, If Rooney is valued at £25m and we're giving them Rooney, it adds £25m more to the value and we can't make it look like a good thing by deducting it. making it become a £100m deal + £15m add ons.

As Ed said, its best us fans stay away from talking finances lol.




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01 Jun 2017 11:54:33
It didn't say he is no longer a target anywhere.

According to the reports, he is still a target, he just isn't the top priority anymore as Jose wanted a no. 10 but following Zlatan situation, will now prioritise a striker.




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01 Sep 2015 16:32:57
Would you agree the true winners are still Real Madrid?
Madrid seem to have placed the blame on United, I'm not sure if United will issue a response and are just waiting on time to free up or if they'll ignore it to avoid making a bigger mess. However, De Gea wanted the move and probably still will get it. Madrid are still in pole position IMO, they have a keeper in Navas who is highly regarded by the fans (as shown by the poll which claimed 87.7% or something of fans wanted Navas over De Gea), nor did they give in and pay €40m to United which will probably appease the board and fans.

Of course, it isn't the best situation as Navas will now have low morale as he was being pushed out, and apparently did not want to move to United before LvG spoke to him and he didn't really have a choice. However, as Ed002 said, they can get him on the cheap in January, although if he plays in CL, he will be cup tied (I think) so I'm not sure if that's the option they'll take, or they can get him on a free and give him the €12m signing on fee. It probably depends on what is being whispered into De Gea's ear atm but I'm sure he will probably still want the move. (Here's hoping he doesn't!)

Ultimately though, it's not the best situation and I don't know if all of this is just speculation on my part lol. United still lose out on £29m (including Navas). That said, if De Gea signs a new contract, this would be perfect.




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31 Aug 2015 17:21:13
I believe that was the release clause he had at Dortmund, was it not?




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They backtracked and said that Arsenal have said no medical has been done and there is no deal agreed. (as of yet I assume)





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07 Aug 2018 11:50:59
Wow I thought it was a half decent post lol. We really seem to be on the defensive here guys, I don't think his post meant any malice.




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16 Jul 2017 22:10:20
I think he means Renato Sanches, shawthing. He's off to AC Milan on loan (with view to buy) .




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08 Jul 2017 19:55:36
It was due to repetitive noise complaints, playing music too loud despite several verbal warnings. Not that bad in the large scheme of things.




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01 Jun 2017 11:57:43
According to those reports there is still interest, he just isn't number 1 target as we were all led to believe, as they want to prioritise a striker first following Zlatan situation.