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08 May 2020 15:40:34
Hi ed002, I don't know if this has an answer. Let's say the season starts back and 3 or 4 games are played before the virus makes a comeback. Would the line be drawn across the season from the current point or would the line be drawn from the pre-restart league positions?


{Ed002's Note - There have been no discussions about the options but the proposal from the RFEF is contraversial in that it proposes to reset to the pre-start positions if it subsequently stops.}

1.) 08 May 2020 16:15:23
It's a pretty big call to make considering permutations of the table that could change after a handful of games. Liverpool could be champions only for the table to be reset. Us or Sheffield United could therectically in the top 4.

Just goes to show that it will be impossible to please everyone.



17 Nov 2019 12:52:43
Hi ed002, how's things?

Do we still hold interest in Bruno Fernandes? Seemed like a weird turn of events in the summer regarding him. We put in an insulting offer for the player and then never went back?

We obviously targeted a player for the number 10 role since we spent time chasing Dybala and Eriksson. It's very peculiar that we never revisted Bruno as he would definitely improve our starting 11.

Here's hoping that ship hasn't sailed.


{Ed002's Note - I would doubt Manchester United will be looking at the player again after screwing around in the summer. There is interest from elsewhere and Sporting have financial difficulties - and they may reluctantly sell.}

1.) 17 Nov 2019 15:21:12
Ed any interest in Bale from United?

{Ed002's Note - The situation remains unchanged aside from the loan option that has likely gone. RM will try to include Bale in a deal for Pogba - and if his price fits what MU value him at then something can be done.}

2.) 17 Nov 2019 16:11:41
That's a shame. He's exactly what we need and he is available.

Thanks ed. Enjoy your Sunday night.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 12:07:24
Bale? You'd have thought we would have learned our lesson after Sanchez.

4.) 18 Nov 2019 11:20:27
Okay thanks ed.



29 Aug 2019 10:34:45
Hi ed002. Hope all is well. Are there any of our fringe players attracting any interest from any European teams at the minute?



{Ed002's Note - Smalling is of interest to Roma who are fast running out of options. Pogba is of interest to Real Madrid but they are looking to someone else now. Rojo remains of interest to Fenerbahce and Matteo Darmian to Inter but both look unlikely.}

1.) 29 Aug 2019 13:03:24
Very kind Ed, thank you.

2.) 29 Aug 2019 20:18:42
Inter taking all of our unwanted players.



06 Aug 2019 07:24:03
Dybala deal back on after he finally had a meeting with Sarri? They should bin the transfer window altogether. This year has been the most tedious in memory.


1.) 06 Aug 2019 08:17:10
Where have you heard this, Mumbles?

2.) 06 Aug 2019 08:21:05
Mumbles, I think due to the many platforms accessible today, the transfer windows have become incredibly more tedious.

I'm sure that all of this went on years ago but news was only made available in the form of paper.

Now its everywhere. More rubbish than ever too. I'd imagine years ago, 'journalists' actually work hard to confirm and corroborate stories. So called journalists today are just regurgitating any news for clicks sake.

Man united are a big story and more is written about the club because more people will click on the story and the clicks mean revenue for the site.

Twitter is the devil during the transfer window lol.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 08:23:37
Apparently, Alfredo Pedulla (reliable in Italy, I hope) mentioned something is back on the table. Not too sure, though. I think it's just lousy paper/ journo talk.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 08:43:37
Some Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who's close to Sarri said he's willing to accept our offer. How true it is I don't know. It may be Juventus' last attempt to force the lad out the door.

We'll know how true it is in the coming days.

5.) 06 Aug 2019 10:37:24
I quite enjoy the chaos of the transfer window. Providing we end up with the right players once the window has shut, I’m happy to go along for the ride.

I’d still be happy with Dybala providing he cane for the right reasons and gave his all. I can’t blame the lad for looking for a big pay check, but am a little worried by how big the numbers we are hearing are.

6.) 06 Aug 2019 11:04:28
A Juve fan friend of mine told me some behind the scenes stuff that triggered the proposed sale of Dybala.
Apparently in the latter part of the season, Dybala when to the training ground with a list of demands for an improved contract. Juventus felt his demands were not justified and decided to ship him out.
According to him he ll end up at Psg who already informed him they re ready to meet his demands.

7.) 06 Aug 2019 11:37:39
I don't see we returning to Dybala, he has already acted like a mercenary and will only complicate things if he is to come and join.
Saying that we did look below average in midfield when Pogba is not playing and when Matic is there. So if we can add a solid midfielder to the fold then we will be set. I still feel we will get one more first team player in before the window shuts on thursday.

8.) 06 Aug 2019 11:58:08
dev1i. lol Seriously?
sounds total bs.

9.) 06 Aug 2019 13:05:12
My auntie is called Flo and she is an old lady and her bingo friend Doris said that her butchers window cleaner said that a bloke in the Eagle and Child told him that you can tell dev1i anything and he will believe it . and i mean anything 😄😄.

10.) 06 Aug 2019 13:23:55
BFRO I thought it was a song and tried to rap till I saw dev1i.

11.) 06 Aug 2019 13:41:15
@Truedevil when it s too good it probably isn't. Especially when it concerns Juventus.
I think Dybala will soon be gone, and most probably Costa too. However they ll manage to get good money for them even if they want them out.

12.) 06 Aug 2019 14:06:04
Pedulla is the best when it comes to Sarri coached teams. The best after our very Eds of course :)

13.) 06 Aug 2019 14:29:26
I find the eagle an child a bit cramped. I assume you mean the one in oxford.

14.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:25
No Mort Ramsbottom near Bury.

15.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:40
Romano tweets definitely off lol.



02 Jul 2019 08:22:16
Morning ed002. Today the lucky player to be joining us is Dani Olmo. Have we shown any interest in him?


{Ed002's Note - Lots of sides have looked but turned away at the ridiculous asking price. Not the answer for MU but perhaps thay don't care.}

1.) 02 Jul 2019 10:15:00
Thank's ed. Is he well thought of or is it clubs drinking the Croatian kool aid?

Seems like United are being used yet again in the media to try and drum up interest.

{Ed002's Note - They are talking to Bayer Leverkusen about him - or at least were last week. Milan, Genoa, Crystal Palace and West Ham balked at the asking price.}




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06 May 2020 19:13:04
Grealish is an interesting target. Considering he plays predominantly in Brunos position and on the left, where we are pretty stacked. Hopefully he is a target replace Lingard in the squad. Could be a really good signing if we don't end up paying a fortune for him.


1.) 06 May 2020 19:38:34
i think the primary reason we are in for him is that it would be a relatively easy deal to do for the club.

Prem proven player at a relegation threatened club, would be an easy move for the player in terms of acclimatising and there probably won't be much competition at the price range speculated.

If we continue with 4-2-3-1 i think grealish could play in any of the three positions behind the striker.

2.) 06 May 2020 20:40:14
I like grealish, I think he looks like a united player.

3.) 06 May 2020 20:44:56
I don't see the hype in the guy really. Good player on his day but average a lot of the time. 50 mill for someone who repeatedly let's himself down with his off field behaviour, while captain of his club and when he knows other clubs were interested. Stupidity.

4.) 06 May 2020 21:40:50
The question for me is do we need a Grealish type or a Partey type midfield addition.
I am more swayed to the more HM role with Fred/ Mctominy playing the more box to box.

5.) 06 May 2020 21:55:05
I’m with Jred, he looks a united player to me.

6.) 07 May 2020 00:52:20
He is an awful player and should not be coming to our club.

He will be another flop.

7.) 07 May 2020 04:28:14
Singh if we sign him will he go on your list with maguire as a player you will never support?

8.) 07 May 2020 07:23:24
Agree singh, jred he does look like a player utd will sign post fergie, lots of flash little of substance, we already have a more talented version of grealish, who most on here hate.

9.) 07 May 2020 10:34:17
Is he a player City Liverpool Barcelona Madrid or Juve are likely to target. I would say definitely not good enough for them so no. Tjerefore he isn't good enough for us eitherm we need to sign top top players.

10.) 07 May 2020 10:44:01
My worry with Grealish is that he is coming from a club where everything revolved around him and made his strengths shine and glossed over his weaknesses. He won't replace Bruno or a DM in the starting 11, so its a choice between him, McTtom and Fred. Grealish has not shown he can track back like McTom or Fred or put in the miles. His dribbling is not going to be as effective in a team looking to play quick counter attacking football. At best he is a player to rotate with Bruno. I would rather we went in for a proper box to box player with a bit of height to help in set pieces.

11.) 07 May 2020 11:36:52
Is he any better than Ashley Young was when we signed him from Villa?

Young, English, right footed left winger. Grealish however, has made some pretty questionable decisions off the pitch at times.

I have also questioned where does he fit in the side? He doesn't push Rashford out on the left or Bruno out of No.10. Good squad player and better option on the bench than Lingard.

If he was that great a player and is available for such a steal you have to wonder why City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs aren't showing any serious interest in him.

12.) 07 May 2020 12:30:39
Grealish is a 'moment's ' player. He can do some top class stuff but does he do it often enough.
He does have that edge and unpredictability about him like many a united greats and is still only 24
He doesn't do it often enough for me. Could he produce moments more often at United. Possibly.
Im very much on the fence. I need some convincing but open minded.
Regardless of the price if he joined, petsonally i'd have limited expectations and be delighted if he shone.
For me most signings and young players fall into 3 categories.
Some i expect to have huge influence, others i'm hopeful but not expectant and then a few i expect to fail at United.
Grealish would fall into the middle one.

13.) 07 May 2020 14:00:01
Not a bad little player, bit greedy at times and is a big fish in a small pond at the moment in Villa.

I don't think he is a bad shout and could compete but like a lot of United signings, there are better options available.

14.) 07 May 2020 16:51:39
@ Salford7. Gone are the days where we would compete with the likes of Juve, Real, Barcelona etc for players because according to Ed02 this current version of Man United is viewed as a step down by the top players currently. The only reason they would join is because of wages and after 2 seasons will be wanting to leave in search of a new challenge.

15.) 07 May 2020 17:30:20
Its not about me supporting him or not. I Just don't think he is a United player unless yout standards have gone down, Nor is Maguire United wuality but there aren't that many CBs around.

I don't think Fwegie wouldve signed either Maguire or Grealish.

They are two over hyped english players.

16.) 07 May 2020 17:45:18
Really? Grealish? , is that where we are now?

I can just see us battling Madrid and City for his signature. Jeez.

17.) 08 May 2020 08:29:56
Sing really? Fergy signed kleberson, bebe, djemba to name a few . You make some strange comments.



03 May 2020 14:35:50
We play devil's advocate. If the season had finished and we finished 5th, would you be happy with Ole keeping his job?


1.) 03 May 2020 15:33:25

2.) 03 May 2020 15:48:33
Yes. And If Man City's ban is upheld, we could possibly get CL qualification.

I feel Ole was not quite backed in the Summer window.
Selling our top scorer and not replacing him. Herrera was not replaced, resulting in team's reliance on Lingard, Pereira etc, as starters over a sustained period.
Long term injuries to Rashford, Pogba and McTominay exposed our lack of squad depth as well.

However, 2 crucial transfers in the winter market have helped us onto an unbeaten streak with a fantastic defensive record.

Just wondered if we had Bruno and Ighalo in the beginning of the season.
We could have had more spark in many of the drab draws and converted crucial missed penalties.

3.) 03 May 2020 15:48:36
A one word DLIB post. That's one of the signs of the apocalypse! A one word Shappy post and it's game over.

4.) 03 May 2020 16:03:35
TRD. We should have gotten Bruno over the line in the summer, that was a big mistake. But Ole played his hand with Lukaku from day one. He dropped him for Rashford who scored 3 goals in 14 games. Lukaku from the bench and the odd game was still getting consistent goals.

We also let Lukaku and Sanchez leave after the window had closed. We could not replace them. Ole talked about youth making up the rest of the squad.

Took over the club in 6th, finished 6th and then on course to finish 5th? Is that really good enough?

5.) 03 May 2020 17:12:10

It is more than about finishing 5th, it is another season drifting, if indeed we can play next season. Ed002 has given his opinion about Ole as a coach, unless Ole has changed and morphed into a top coach then why just stagger on.

6.) 03 May 2020 17:20:33
I wouldn't have him. I'd prefer to get a proper coach in.

7.) 03 May 2020 17:52:55
Yep, we are finally going in the right direction.

8.) 03 May 2020 17:55:51
Mumbles and the following season rash had 14 goals in 21 league games but more than that is really starting to look a top talent .
I would 100% take rash over lukaku.

9.) 03 May 2020 19:19:14
I was saying that Jred because TRD said the he wasn't backed. He let 2 players leave knowing they were not going to be replaced.

Those numbers are decent (5 were penalties) and he has been slowly improving Rashford but will be ever be an elite striker?

From 6th to 6th is the right direction?

10.) 03 May 2020 19:31:06
Mumbles. Lukaku wasn't suited to the way we played.
His touch was poor which caused link up plays to fizzle out.
It was best that both parties had gone their separate ways.
That said, the club should have definitely bought a replacement which they failed to.

I believe Ole is growing into the role. 2-3 quality signings will bring the best out of this squad.
Lukaku, Darmian, Sanchez, Young, Smalling, Rojo being cleared.
Improvement from personnals such as Fred, Matic, Shaw etc are positive signs.

11.) 03 May 2020 20:15:23
Yes I would be happy with Ole keeping his job. I think he has developed and improved as a manager, as well as developing and improving quite a few of the players such as, Martial, Rashford, Fred, Shaw, plus others.

I've always treated work as a place to develop and improve your skills and football is no different. Carrick and McKenna have also improved as coaches and I think we have begun to look a decent team, first time since Fergie's retirement.

Whether this can be maintained, time will tell but at the moment (or just before the lock down) Ole seems to be getting more things right than wrong.

Let us all get behind him, the staff and the team and hope that the momentum continues and carries us forward.

12.) 03 May 2020 20:20:58
No get rid. Club legends should never become Managers i always thought he was a stop gap . Should of backed Jose😷😷.

13.) 03 May 2020 20:56:46
Mumbles I think so, I really think rashford has made a step up this season.
I though he was playing some great stuff before the injury.

14.) 03 May 2020 21:23:18

15.) 03 May 2020 21:46:50

16.) 03 May 2020 23:27:57
trd did edo2 not say ole has very little to do with ins and outs. so don't try and make him the great one. people above him are pulling the strings. untill that stops we will never be a top side again.

{Ed002's Note - He is one of a number of people with a voice - but identifying targets is not his job.}

17.) 03 May 2020 23:28:13
Keep. Deserves another season. Had our best players injured for most of the season and has brought the youth through.
Why sack a manager when we’re heading in the right direction?
I rather have a manager who understands the club and what we need with less on his CV than a successful manager who knows nothing about the club. Look what happened with Mourinho.
For the first time I am seeing direction and I’m enjoying it.
Remember. This terrible manager beat the so called ‘messiah’ 3 times this season.

18.) 04 May 2020 03:34:29
TRUMOURS. I would take Jose's 3 trophies in one year over Ole's city wins.

19.) 04 May 2020 11:30:17
Mumbles, seriously? Are we now counting the Charity shield as a genuine trophy?

At the start of this season I would have said that Ole would need to finish inside the top 4 to keep his job, as has been the standard before him.

Yet, on reflection I don't think it is as cut and dried as finishing in the top 4. As a club we have had a huge fall from grace, and it is a long road back. So in hindsight when considering the season we have had up until this point. We have seen progress, many players are developing and improving, many of the players fans didn't think were good enough have left either permanently or on loan. While others seem to be on borrowed time, with it looking like Jones, Rojo and Lingard not having long term futures under Ole. While the players we have signed have worked out well, that partially goes down to good scouting but also the managers ability to help those players settle and integrate into the squad. Of which Ole has a hand in both.

Where would we be this season if we had a fully fit Pogba, while Rashford, Martial and McTominay have all missed a couple of months due to injury, in the case of both Rashford and McTominay this happened while they were arguably our most in form players.

Likewise where would we have been had the club pushed through the deal for Bruno Fernandes last summer rather than in January?

I think its fair to say injuries to key players and the club not signing Bruno last summer are just as key to where we finish this season as to what tactical decisions the manager makes.

I think it would be fair to give him another year and see where this goes, a couple more key signings in the summer, with continued progression of players like Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Shaw, Williams and Greenwood. If it falls apart next season then Ole will face the same fate as all other managers at United for whom it fell apart.

However, the team is starting to have an identity and is improving, now would be a silly time to sack the manager.

20.) 04 May 2020 11:55:32
Completely agree Shappy.

21.) 04 May 2020 12:18:59
Meanwhile, Poch doesn't have a club and it seems like potential DoFs are not falling over themselves to work with Solksjaer. How much no DoF and a rookie manager affects our recruitment is unknown, but I don't imagine top players are beating a path to our door because of the manager.

It just seems like the club are making do atm rather than seeking out the very best in managerial and coaching talent.

22.) 04 May 2020 14:00:53
Okay shappy, don't count it as a trophy, but can we count the others?

I think it's the perfect time to get in a proper coach. A couple of more transfers, tied in with the hiring of a very good coach would greatly benefit us going forward.

Sticking with Ole is not the right choice. Would love to be wrong but the poor guy is just so out of his depth.

23.) 04 May 2020 14:22:23
A proper coach like Jose?
Ole hasn't had a full season yet .
Each to there own i think we have taken a step in the right direction and ole has been a breath of fresh air . Looking above several seem to agree a few won't .
Time will tell, I think we will do well next season, even with amatures, all theses poor players and such a poor manager as people keep telling me.

24.) 04 May 2020 14:25:20
Should also say I think the europa and fa Cup ate still winnable if the season restarts.

25.) 04 May 2020 14:50:00
MancMan, our biggest transfer target is Jadon Sancho. From what is being said he would happily sign for our club if we can provide UCL football, not on who the manager is.

So who are manager is doesn't appear to be having a negative effect on our ability to sign players. As KDB said the other day, him extending his contact isn't dependent on Pep extending. He has said he has worked under multiple managers and he will continue to.

Angel, of course the others count. My point about the Charity shield is that come the end of the season if that is all you've won you don't chant about it. It's a glorified pre-season friendly. But the League cup and the Europa League do obviously.

If the club sacks a manager while things are going well then how will that look?

26.) 04 May 2020 19:49:44
Ah jerd, don't be silly now, sure that Jose was useless, never won us anything 😂

I'd love to be wrong, honestly, I loved him as a player and the romantic in me would love nothing more than to have him steer this club to greatness again.

But after watching us over the last year and a half, I think we have gotten worse tactically, void of answers when not playing counter attacking football and aside from the sheer brilliance of rashford and in the last few games, the new addition of Bruno, we have not been very good.

I mean, Oles record speaks for itself as full time manager, its pretty abysmal for Manchester United. Find ourselves lucky that others seem to be imploding around us.

All of this coupled with the knowledge of ed002, who, let's face it, has an incredible track record of calling things, really leaves me scratching my head as to why we have continued on this path with him?

But I suppose it all makes more sense when we have a bunch of amateurs running the club making amateur like decisions.

27.) 04 May 2020 20:46:52
No doubt in 12 months when Poch, Allegri and any other decent manager are doing well somewhere else, people will come on here and say there was no one available this summer, no one was interested in being our manager. The only option was of course OGS. We are drifting.

28.) 04 May 2020 21:50:24

Why are we lucky that others are imploding? If there all so great.
and well run why are they not doing better?

Has ole record really been abysmal? He took over a team really struggling under jose, awful to watch and going backwards. We have improved since then but its a big job sorting out the mess jose left, like he always does after his 3rd year implosing .

If you can't see an improvement then that your opinion but we are a better team than when jose left .
This season imo won't get finished but we are still in the QF of both thd FA and Europe .
Jose was great ole abysmal? not average or below average but abysmal.
I disagree, but your never happy unless your being negative about someone. Looks like its oles turn.

29.) 04 May 2020 22:06:16
I should also add, fellini and lukaku, sanchez decent players but Jose type players. Players that suit jose and his brand needed moved and ole and the amatures have done that.
But it takes time to build.
Ddg Shaw (I no you can't stand him ) but i rate him, maguire awb, lindelof. Young Williams I like that .
Fred has come on mctom looks a player, I'm not a big fan of matic but to be fair he has done OK pogba and bruno . Again I'm happy add grealish who I like even better.

Rash martial ighalo James I like, we need another and sancho I think would be great. Again I'm happy
This season imo Injuries killed us, dropped daft points but I think would of still got 4th and had a really good chance in both cups.
Thats not abysmal in my book . And would of been better with a fully fit pogba martial mctom and rashford. They where big loses imo.

I like the direction we have taken since Jose was sacked. We looked a shambles before that, under lvg as well . But for me this looks like the first time we have had a clear plan since fergy left .

30.) 05 May 2020 09:16:47
Shappy, of course you can find one supposed example of a player who's just interested in the money (sancho won't be coming for the weather), but how many players don't we know about declining to sign for us because of Solkswho?

31.) 05 May 2020 10:11:40
MancMan, I don't think who the manager is plays a huge part in the decision to move your whole family half way round Europe or the world for most players.

Very few managers stay longer than 3 years most player contracts are for 4 or 5 years. Meaning that very few players sign for a club and only have that manager during their time at that club.

If a player is more interested in playing for a specific manager rather than playing for Manchester United then they aren't the right player for our club. We have seen over the past 6-7 years that signing players who come for money or because it's a certain manager hasn't been able to bring us sustained success.

As Keane has said many times playing for Manchester United should mean something, it should be your aim to play for our club and if it isn't then your not the right player for our club.

If a player won't sign because of Solskjaer then clearly they don't really want to play for our club and they would be unlikely to give 100% for our club. As we are seeing with Pogba.

32.) 05 May 2020 17:21:25
Shappy, answer me this. do you think Everton are more attractive to prospective players with Ancelotti managing them rather than Sam Allerdyce?

33.) 06 May 2020 08:12:04
Probably not. I rate Ancelotti, but him being manager of Everton isn't going to make them title contenders, him being manager isn't going to add an extra 100k a week to the contract offer to a player, and him being manager doesn't change the fact that you'll be living in Liverpool if you sign for Everton.

The only thing that will change whether a player would consider signing for Everton is if they qualified for the UCL. Players want to play on the biggest stage and win things. Unless Everton's managerial change lifts them to that level it is unlikely to alter who would be prepared to sign for them.

34.) 06 May 2020 10:02:20
Those are all good points Shappy and they all could be said about Solksjaer and Manchester.

35.) 06 May 2020 10:38:57
I expect to a small extent the manager does play some sort of role to a player when factoring where they move. I would imagine to a player it would be more important that the manager actually wants them and has some sort of plan as to how they fit into a side more than what the manager has won at other clubs in the past.

Ancelotti had a fantastic UCL record, yet no one will sign for Everton based on that as they aren't even in the UCL. They might not even be in the Europa League.

At this moment in time we need players who want to play for Manchester United, not players who want to play for a particular manager. To that end having Ole in charge shouldn't hurt our chances of signing players.

If players moved to United based on who the manager is then how do you explain the number of high profile players who snubbed us when we had the greatest modern era manager at our club?

Truth is players pick club's on three main factors for the most part. Wages, location and prestige/ chances to win trophies.

36.) 07 May 2020 14:38:22
Exactly Shappy. Putting aside wages and prestige (with which we can compete with anyone), it's about the chance to win trophies. This is something the calibre of manager directly affects.

So, any player with the choice of several prestigous clubs, all offering decent wages and most in 'better' locations, Utd needs to offer an equal if not better chance of winning trophies. And how many has Solksjaer won in his illustrious managerial career? More importantly, how close does he look to winning trophies?

The alternative has been that we have to pay them way over the odds to join because they know they have sod all chance of winning anything.

Add to that an undefined way of playing with no clear style and I think Solkjaer is a hindrance rather than an asset when it comes to signing top players.

Your right that even Fergie wasn't enough to attract some players but you can't win them all and I would imagine there were some players who were persuaded to join because Fergie was the manager. I can't imagine there is anybody who wants to join because Solksjaer is the manager.



28 Apr 2020 15:50:52
Hi ed001. Just want to say your player profiles are fantastic, keep up the good work.

Do you think the art of journalism is dead? I don't know if 24 hour sports news or digital age has watered down content so much that it is just poor nowadays.

Especially over the last decade or so, jouranislts, pundits or anyone commenting on the game very rarely talks about what happens on the pitch. It's always a two page spread on the theatrics off it.

Which leads me onto another point about journalists. Just take the ones linking Mbappe to Liverpool for example. Now ed002 has said that's not going to happen. Can't read a paper or click on a football news site without it constantly being reported. Are journalists reporting on what they may hear or are they just spouting nonsense to get clicks?

This is why this site is wonderful. Your articles, ed002s insights, all the other eds saying it how they see it. It's a weird little family and I wouldn't change it for the world.


{Ed001's Note - first off thank you.

Secondly it is certainly in real trouble, as it is all clickbait for the most money these days, rather than the truth for the sake of telling the story. Journalists etc should simply be telling you true stories, in effect, but they now are fiction writers making stuff up to get maximum exposure.

Really glad you like what we do. It is doing what we believe in, rather than what will make us rich!}

1.) 28 Apr 2020 20:38:46
To all the Ed's thanks for all the time and effort you pit into this site.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks to you for hanging on as well.)

2.) 29 Apr 2020 11:16:24
Have to agree with the above - this site is great and really appreciate the effort you guys (ed's and all contributors) put into it.

I rarely read "news" (sport and general) any more - mainly because I really just want to know what happened and without having to read someones opinion, opinions taint the reality. The internet has allowed everyone to voice an opinion, whether people should hear it or not.

I think the major downfall of most current journalism is their writing skill level is that of a secondary/ high school student and more fitting to a blog post than a degree qualified journalist at a major (or any) publication.

3.) 29 Apr 2020 15:24:42
I echo the words of members above.
I bet Eds must get fed up on some days having to either confirm or mostly debunk rumors we read from tabloids.
Keep up the good work guys, we appreciate it.



14 Apr 2020 19:57:02
Looks like Newcastle are the next club to get a sugar daddy.


1.) 15 Apr 2020 11:39:13
Mumbles I think you mean they've stolen ours 😉.



08 Dec 2019 03:02:07
Wonderful performances from the players and the manager. I didn't think he could pull two results out of the bag, but credit where credits due. The Spurs game we played well, not outstanding but we done more than enough and deserved the 3 points.

The City game, the first half was incredible. We could and should have been out of sight. The only problem with that performance was Lingard. He simply isn't good enough to be playing top level football. A proper No.10 in his place and we might start creating more.
I thought we sat back a bit too much in the second half but we defended really well.

Ole was staring at two incredibly difficult games that could have cost him his job if results went South. The reaction from the players was great to see. Even though I don't think he's good enough for the job, those results have probably bought him a couple of months at least.

Lay down a marker over the next 10 games and show everyone of the doubters that we're wrong. There's nowhere to hide anymore. Performances like Spurs and City should be the benchmark. Hopefully the penny has dropped with Ole and the players.

Let's kick on and have a wonderful festive period!


1.) 08 Dec 2019 07:13:29
I thought Lingard was pretty decent last night. Agree that we need a proper No.10 though.

Also we were playing against City, can't keep playing at the first half tempo for 90 mins so we had to retreat in the 2nd half. We defended really well and were only undone by a set piece.

Can't find fault in the tactics.

2.) 08 Dec 2019 07:30:47
Why must we find fault always. Lingard was excellent last night - as was the whole team.

I think when AWB and Shaw empty their pockets today, they’ll find Sterling and Silva in there.

3.) 08 Dec 2019 08:00:42
AWB, My God, Nobody in the past 2 seasons have nullified Sterling as he did. Amazing defender.
The whole back line with blocks, interceptions, tackles and clearances. Top top performance.

4.) 08 Dec 2019 09:38:00
I thought Lingard had a great game, he’s picked his game right up.

5.) 08 Dec 2019 10:14:09
Really was a top performance and well done to Ole and the boys because I was not expecting to come out with 6 point from those two games. I actually thought Lingard was very good and his energy seems to work against the big sides. But yes we do need a bit more quality in that no 10 role. Let’s keep the momentum and the consistency and build a run.

6.) 08 Dec 2019 10:23:35
Yes 2 great games in a week for Jesse but some people have made their minds up so it doesn’t matter what he does.

7.) 08 Dec 2019 12:06:43
I just expect more from my number 10 than running. He offers very little on the ball. "Why must we focus on the negative" and then focuses on the one criticism in my post.

Anyways, really good week. Ole deserves a reprieve from the chopping block. The Everton game is now a huge one. We can't let our hard work over the last two games be for nothing. More of the same please.

8.) 08 Dec 2019 12:44:40
Fantastic performance in first half. And defended well without threatening in second half. I wish we can retain the ball better when we're in the lead to put less pressure on ourselves. Hopefully, that will come with more maturity.
On Lingard he had two good games GDS, but let's not forget that in the past 9 months, he's been shocking. So 2 good games is not sufficient, we need him to carry on performing 8 out of 10 in every match.

9.) 08 Dec 2019 13:35:50
gds he had a good half yesterday and 1.5 good games don't make up for being worse than a sunday league player for an entire year.




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28 May 2020 17:38:33
Must have been quite a productive meeting.




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28 May 2020 15:34:09
We could sign Bellingham and leave him at Birmingham for a season. It wouldn't be a loan, it would be agreeing a transfer date in the future.

Your hypothetical scenarios could work for any transfer. The fact is that we are losing out on a young English target to Dortmund.

As the biggest club in England, we should not be losing out on the most promising 16 year old in the country, who we are actively trying to buy.




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28 May 2020 13:58:12
He doesn't need to be loaned back Shappy, we could just arrange the transfer date to be next season.

This signing isn't about plugging a hole in the squad now. It is the "biggest" club in England signing the most talented kid in England. Spend 30 million now so you don't have to spend 100 million in 3 years.

Not many are batting an eyelid at spending £150 million on Sancho. This is more than just "where does the kid play". We have rolled out the red carpet for him and his family. Got Sir Alex to show him around Carrington. Activtely trying to sign an English kid and he will turn us down to play in Germany.

This is a signing that a proactive club makes. We have been offering low balling bids that will get us nowhere. We're the equalivant of a poser that goes to the gym just to take selfies and not do the hard work. Then to keep up we take some steroids (Sanchez), short term effects look great but it will kill us in the long run.




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24 May 2020 16:31:15
Which 2 or 3 signings would they be Shappy, that could see us win the league next year?




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19 May 2020 16:41:38
Seems like such an easy logical move to make. Get rid of Pogba for what we can. Get his high wages off the books. And then replace him with a fantastic midfielder in Saul.

If that's on the cards I would be very weary of the powers that be to not make it so.





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29 May 2020 15:54:34
My point being mbd, there's no excuses for not achieving our minimum goal of top 4 if the season is played out.




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29 May 2020 14:35:58
Full strength squad, well rested team. If Ole doesn't secure Champions League football for next season he has to be sacked surely?




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26 May 2020 13:46:41
Ed, is Champions League football still a necessity for Sancho? It's something I don't think we'll be able to offer next year.


{Ed002's Note - For now it has been made clear that he would not consider a move to a club without CL.}



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23 May 2020 13:20:10
We've spent on loan and interest repayments, roughly what Man City have spent on their entire project.




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20 May 2020 17:33:20
Shappy, would you not think UEFA would have looked at their case very carefully before banning City?

They must be confident as are City but I don't think it's as cut and dry as you think.