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29 Jan 2018 16:27:46
Lots of talk of Zlatan to LA Galaxy.


1.) 29 Jan 2018 16:39:00
It makes sense, I think Sanchez is his replacement as such. One large wage coming onto the wage bill it makes sense to move one off. Sadly I don't think Zlatan will ever get back to his best after that injury. I think the MLS is the best move for him now. I wish him the best and will always remember what he did last season.

2.) 29 Jan 2018 18:12:47
Totally agree shappy.



09 Dec 2017 13:37:31
Lots of talk of Griezmann to Barcelona today. Fingers crossed.


1.) 09 Dec 2017 14:43:56
Glad to hear that, I don't rate him much and he cost too much. I prefer MU sign Paula Dybaya. He is class,

2.) 09 Dec 2017 16:11:15
So 89mn is now lot more than 150mn+.

3.) 09 Dec 2017 16:13:56
He had his chance last summer. Personally I would question his desire. Don't want him at United now. Ferguson wouldn't bother with him again. Hope Jose doesn't too. It shows we are weak if we do sign him.

4.) 09 Dec 2017 22:27:45
Dwelling on the past is a weakness. Comparing everyone to fergie is dwelling on the past. Believe in the current manager. I'm pretty sure he's in a better position than us to make a decision on who we sign.

5.) 10 Dec 2017 02:26:00
No he isn't redtash, that is heresy! People on here know much better. There are so many free top top top players available this summer. We need to sign them all and then Griezmann is the world class cherry on top. If they don't sign who we think they should then it is Woody or the Glazers who should go.

6.) 10 Dec 2017 03:47:14
Why is everyone against signing Griezmann. He's not a bad player is he?

7.) 10 Dec 2017 04:39:02
Griezmaann is a very good player but going by what Ed002 has been telling us about the positions Mr Mourinho would like to strength, I don't see the point of spending that money on him, as this will hinder other purchases and he will be played out of the position with less effective.

The CM we are interested will cost a lot, means Pogba will be moved foword as I don't see either mid we're interested sitting on the bench.

Better we spend the money on other positions we are weak, rather than on Griez and play him out of the position.

8.) 10 Dec 2017 06:48:16
Aren't we better off moving pogba to play as the attacking midfielder to free him up a little from the defensive duties and bringing in another box to box midfielder if mourinho is not happy with Herrera?

9.) 10 Dec 2017 08:22:45
I think that's what Mourinho intends to, has we have been told among of his priorities is a CM.

10.) 10 Dec 2017 08:25:55
I question his desire. He agreed to join United then cancelled it the last minute making the club look foolish. Saying he couldn't leave Atletico in the lurch. Move on from him.

11.) 10 Dec 2017 09:57:32
Yes he's a good player. But I question the mental side of his game. I question his attitude, his desire. His constant snipes at the English weather shows he's not committed to coming here. He messed us around for months saying he was coming only to drop it to show loyalty to a club who are now trying to force him out anyway because they need the big bucks. And the fans turned on him.

12.) 10 Dec 2017 11:07:28
Agree with Shane and Mort. We went out of the way to bid and yet got declined but from AM but the player himself. Time and ride waits for no man. Am sure better options around and not like we don’t have the money to pay.
On another note we could sign Ashley Young’s cousin for the wings - Ashley Younger 🤣🤣🤣.

13.) 10 Dec 2017 14:11:54
Nonsense he is class player and we should do our all the sign him as he would take us to the next level. Yes he opted against joining us once but that shouldn’t stop us going in for him again. Need to put this ego aside.



27 Nov 2017 13:33:27
There's still some rumours of Ozil and Willian floating around for January. Either or both would be an improvement.


1.) 27 Nov 2017 18:13:51
Really big fan of Willian. think he would be a fantastic signing. Ed002, I know you've mentioned he could be an option for us before. I can't remember if you said anything about him in the sharkopod so I am sorry to ask again, but is there any possibility Jose might turn to him again?

{Ed002's Note - There is a possibility but Chelsea would not sell until they have sufficient cover and have told one suitor that he is unavailable.}

2.) 28 Nov 2017 07:35:25
Many thanks for that ed.



07 Oct 2017 10:23:29
Linked today with signing Phil Neville's son. Anyone know anything about him?


1.) 07 Oct 2017 11:31:17
He's Gary Neville's nephew.

2.) 07 Oct 2017 12:41:42
Neville Nevilles grandson.

3.) 07 Oct 2017 12:56:13
He was originally in the man city academy and now plays for valencia youth team. He is highly thought of by all accounts.

4.) 09 Oct 2017 14:14:29
Tracey Neville's nephew as well.



31 Aug 2017 22:06:31
City have launched a late bid for the much needed Dutchman Phil de Seets.


1.) 01 Sep 2017 00:44:51
Good one mort.

2.) 01 Sep 2017 05:27:38
Nice one. I saw this on the Spurs site.

31 Aug 2017 22:13:12
BREAKING: Arsenal have had a £45m bid accepted for Chinese sensation Fu-Kin No-Wan.




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10 Mar 2018 14:28:08
I thought McTominay was excellent.




26 Feb 2018 22:08:37
I think a lot of our rubbish performances stem from that Jose doesn't trust most of our defenders. Bailly is good was rushed back and Lindelof is still settling. Beyond them Jones is good but struggles to manage a dozen games. Smalling is ok but always looks to have a mistake in him. Rojo is a combination of both Smalling and Jones. Full back is even worse. Young an Valencia are competent for 90% of games. Shaw I think Jose still isn't 100% sold on. This causes the midfield to have to play defensively. Look at Jose's Porto, Inter, Chelsea an Real teams an the fullbacks an centre backs he had. There's a lack of top quality centre backs and I'd like to see Bailly and Lindelof make a partnership. Move Smalling on this summer and either Rojo or Jones next year. Full backs though are definitely needed. A midfielder is a given seeing as Carrick, Fellaini an Blind will all be off.


1.) 27 Feb 2018 02:21:10

I posted a couple of weeks ago that if midfield are looking over their shoulders at a shaky central defence they naturally try to cover, limiting them, make them a little deeper than they should be. If you played central defence with a shaky keeper it unnerved you and same in central midfield. Trust the central defence and you look forward not back. SAF teams were built on a strong centre back pairing and he relied on them dealing with forwards whilst the team went forward.

I remain of the belief as I posted several weeks ago we need a top quality CD and CM in the next window. We also need to settle the full backs, Valencia is on the cusp and Young is a stop gap at best. Hopefully it can be TFM and Shaw but Jose treatment of Shaw is puzzling unless there is something we don’t know.

Sort and settle the defence and CM then we have the makings of a real challenging team next season.

2.) 27 Feb 2018 06:32:18
That’s spooky Red Man, I’ve just replied to Park up the page about Shaw’s treatment. It does seem very odd.

3.) 27 Feb 2018 06:43:58

Shaw is a natural left back and better than Young so I don’t get it, unless, as I said, there is something we don’t know that is affecting the player. There were rumours in the past about his lifestyle and they apparently improved but has something changed again. Hard to understand.

4.) 27 Feb 2018 10:12:03
Really? Mourinho has over the past 15 years in management proven himself to be a pragmatist, a manager who looks to stifle his opponents rather than blow them away. There is nothing wrong with that, after all it has brought him huge success.

However, I don’t think we should be blaming Mourinho’s pragmatic approach on our limited defence. After all that has been his approach for 15 years.

I have already said on here last week that I would look to play to a teams strengths rather than its weaknesses. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

Against Sevilla we sat back and invited pressure on what most people consider to be the weakest area of our team. That resulted in Sevilla increasing their average shots per game up from 13 to 29. It was only a combination of poor finishing and world class goalkeeping from DDG that kept the score at 0-0. Where as if we pressed Sevilla higher up the pitch, and played to our teams strengths then maybe we would have got a result much like Atletico Madrid did against them at the weekend (in case you missed it they beat them 5-2 in Seville) .

I think Mourinho plays this defend first, attack maybe approach because that is how he wants to play. We will probably sign a few defenders this summer, and it might make us better at defending (although we already have one of the best defensive records), but I highly doubt it will make Jose have an epiphany and suddenly make him start playing the buccaneering, cavalier football that we all crave.

Let's stop pretending Jose is something he isn’t, it only sets us up for a fall. I’m not saying sack him, just accept we are unlikely to see the kind of football we want until after he leaves.

5.) 27 Feb 2018 11:10:59
Jose is just doing what Jose does .



09 Feb 2018 23:12:28
Just like to say RIP to Liam Miller. 36 is no age.


1.) 09 Feb 2018 23:49:44
So sad. Rip.

2.) 10 Feb 2018 01:11:55
Very sad. Rip.



04 Feb 2018 15:02:17
So what's peoples thoughts on McTominay? I've seen him. compared online both favourably and unfavorably to Fletcher.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 15:45:34
I like the look of him. He doesn't try to overplay, plays it easy, is positionally sound and seems to have good stamina. I actually think Fletcher was a great player, not exactly at Pogba or Scholes level but was crucial in his prime nonetheless. Comparing Scott to Fletch for me is a compliment to Scott, and he can only improve. Its really weird though, I've seen many prospects praised while they are still playing U18,U19. I don't think I ever heard of Scott until he was in the 1st team. If he can keep playing like this then we'll probably need just one midfield player to replace Fellaini and can focus on strengthening the full back areas.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 17:27:33
He’s tidy and unassuming, nothing flashy but breaks up lay and keeps it simple. I think if he wants t make it he probably needs to find a niche, some part of the game he can excel at.

Yesterday he was fouled and battered throughout but he bounced up and got on with it. Interesting that even though we used 3 subs he completed the full 90 minutes.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 18:29:15
I like the look of him - neat and tidy strong in the tackle looks for the ball in and out of possession. Not a showy player at all but could be a key squad player in the future.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 19:22:13
He's fearless. Not afraid to play his game. Plenty of prospects would have wilted under the pressure of replacing Pogba in an EPL game. I imagine he did exactly what was asked of him, was posituonally astute and is prepared to make plays either driving or passing the ball forward as well as the steady keep possession sideways stuff.

Players like him are priceless in a squad that wants to win things.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 23:35:45
If he has half the career that Darren had, then he’ll retire a very happy and successful man.



24 Jan 2018 13:00:43
Congratulations to Leeds for the biggest laugh of the week.


1.) 24 Jan 2018 18:38:37
Closely followed by Liverpool :-)




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19 Apr 2018 19:57:52
Speaking of birds what happened to Ngiak?




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18 Apr 2018 12:44:08
Personally I would be putting Gomes and Chong in the matchday squad, give them some starts. But I'm not manager.




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11 Apr 2018 14:54:41
If Ed 2s about can you clarify it was de Bruyne who wanted to leave Chelsea. Also same with Lukaku and Salah. Apologies I know you've this before but I think it just needs to be clarified.


{Ed002's Note - De Bruyne and Salah both wanted to leave for specific reasons and Chelsea did not stand in their way. Lukaku did something which meant he would never return to Chelsea from loan and would never play for the club again.}



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10 Apr 2018 20:50:03
Is it a case of the manager wants rid or the player wants to leave. Quite a lot quick to blame Jose an cite de bruyne but I think eds said that wasn't down to Jose.




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06 Apr 2018 20:56:46
Lovely timing to come out an say that. Another dirty trick by that dirty cheat.


{Ed025's Note - mind games mort, you had the best in the business with SAF and jose is not far dirty cheat may be a bit stones and glass houses mate..




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20 Apr 2018 12:40:32
Tuchel to arsenal. Jose to psg. Big sam to united. Told by a pigeon.




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18 Apr 2018 12:50:00
As has been previously explained Salah an de Bruyne were not down to Jose.




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18 Apr 2018 12:46:41
What is the obsession with Poch?
If we wanted an Argentinian spurs manager who plays attacking football but can't win anything Ardiles would be cheaper.




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17 Apr 2018 16:13:53
I imagine that Carrick would also be vocal next season in his coaching role.




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17 Apr 2018 16:15:34
He'd have been a great signing 5 years ago. Now it would be Bastian part 2. Great player coming to the end.