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07 Mar 2015 08:01:19
Ed002, if you are around, and have the time. Reports in Portugal that United are close to a deal for William Carvalho. Not sure I would believe a deal is "close", but do you know if the club still have an interest in him? I thought we had moved on from him.

PS, I do not read twitter!

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{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Carvalho from a number of clubs still and there have been fairly recent approaches by Arsenal and Manchester United. Monaco and Atletico Madrid may also still be interested. Juventus and Chelsea passed on previous interest because of the cost. Sporting would ideally like to keep him a year or two more. Everyone knows the price and it is significant and there seems little room for negotiation. Liverpool looked at the player at the start of last year but I am not aware of any interest right now.}

1.) 07 Mar 2015 11:39:05
Ah, right. So he is still on the radar then. Thanks for that, Ed.



25 Aug 2014 22:23:38
Press association reporting than fee has been agreed with Madrid for DiMaria. ยฃ59.7m. Looks like the deal is all but done.

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1.) 25 Aug 2014 22:50:58
we NEED vidal or de jong to finish this jigsaw

2.) Defence still needs addressing too in my opinion.

Vidal and blind and I'd be happy.

3.) We are close to having a good squad again, and I can see Vidal and Blind happening. God what a fantastic window that would be and a timely reminder to the rest of Europe that we are still an elite club.



15 Jul 2014 00:16:28
Just got in from the Elbow convert which was brilliant. Just logged on to see all the replies from earlier about Blue Nun. LOL.
AJH, with you being such a wind up merchant yourself I can't believe you took me seriously. You really think I drink Blue Nun? :)
Just for the record I am an Ale man. We have several excellent breweries down here, and I love Doombar, Tribute, Betty Stoggs etc
I do like a bottle of the old Vin Rouge too. I try to get McGuigans Black Label when I can.
Unless Blue Nun is on offer of course lmaof. :)

betty swollocks

{Ed002's Note - I am glad they dragged you out of the vat in time BS.}

1.) Doombar is brilliant. You need to come to Sheffield for real ales, some brilliant ones.

2.) Betty you are a man!

3.) 15 Jul 2014 10:38:22
Glad you enjoyed the concert man ;)

4.) Has to be Cornish Knocker for me!
Where abouts in cornwall are you from, anywhere near the great heights of Four Lanes?

5.) Doombar - 'tis lovely

6.) PeeB, how dare you. A man?
I'm a proper Cornish maid thankyou. And proper Cornish maids drink ale. Lots of ale :)
Wilcey, I'm just outside St.Austell, so not too far from FourLanes.

7.) I was there too, brilliant set. Where abouts in Kernow do you live? Just got my season tickets for next season, so if you ever need a lift up gimmie a shout!

8.) Dan, I live about a mile from the Eden Project in Par. How about you?
Cheers for the lift offer buddy.

9.) 15 Jul 2014 16:31:12
Nice part of the world all of it. I'm in weymouth now and we have badger ales a few miles from us. Not bad for getting wobbly. Was in Plymouth with the kids last week and went round the barbican area up to the hoe and down to a park my kids like to play in. With a few drinks along the way;). Ended up in a nice tapas restaurant near centre of Plymouth.

10.) . didn't expect to see a conversation between a few 'Janners' on here. proper. Tonguer10.

11.) Camborne is the place to be in Cornwall. I grew up there and Betty Stoggs is the greatest Ale on the planet, hands down.

12.) Im in summercourt so not too far. I was working in Par last week! You get up to OT much then? I usually get there once or twice a season but I have gone whole hog and bought a pair of season tickets this year. Long old drive but I have always wanted to do it!

13.) Dan, not been much recently. Me and the Mrs both work full time, and she has to travel quite a bit. Not so easy now we have a little one. Try to get there when I can, with my bro and a couple of mates. Its such a long return trip so when we go we usually stay over night. We've actually done a few CL matches and driven back right after the game due to work commitments, and that is a killer day!
There is no better way than to spend a few hours in the Bishops Blaze before making your way round the corner to OT.



13 Jul 2014 21:11:03
Eds, lots of talk on here about Vidal, and I really hope it happens. But one name I've not heard mentioned for a long time is Lars Bender. Do you know if United still maintain an interest in him?

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{Ed002's Note - It will have moved on.}

1.) Good player but I imagine that 2 CM's in one window will be as much as we do so if vidal comes in I imagine we Will then wait for Strootman in Jan.



05 Jun 2014 13:35:01
Ed002, if you are around, do have any more recent info regarding Gundogan? I know he isn't being risked until next season so as to avoid any unnecessary risk of injury. But a few weeks back Klopp said that his back was "fine" and he has basically recovered from the actually spinal injury.
That is the last I have heard, or been able to find anywhere. Just wondered if you had heard any new info, and if you know whether or not he is still of interest to United.

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{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely Gundogan will move this summer, but if he does it amy well be to Barcelona if they rekindle previous interest.}




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01 Jan 2019 00:21:13
Happy New Year all, Eds and posters alike. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.

Take care ๐Ÿ˜€.

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02 Sep 2018 19:05:48
How strange - United play well, dominate and win a game of football and not a single new post since the game ended (other hand some replies to earlier posts) .

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1.) 02 Sep 2018 19:23:54
Agreed. Was great to see. Jose went with what he knows and hey presto, comfortable win.

Still cannot believe the morons went ahead and hired the plane and banner. If anybody on here was part of it, Iโ€™d love to hear your reasons and rationale behind it and why you thought it would help us in our current position?

2.) 02 Sep 2018 19:27:07
How very quiet the chat was too.

It was a very good performance against a team who have been historically difficult to beat especially away from home.

Fellaini typically justified joses decision to play him and show how good a player he actually is.

Onwards and upwards from here.

3.) 02 Sep 2018 19:48:19
Some of us have to work weekends, Betty!

4.) 02 Sep 2018 19:56:11
Played well today, players looked sharp and good in moments. That said I think people need to realise this isn't the Burnley of last season before thinking we have turned a corner. Burnley this season look like relegation material so far.

You have to beat the team in front of you and we did. Lukaku needs to sharpen his finishing for me, I didn't like seeing the land of the plodding giants in midfield, but it worked today. Plenty of times the managers tactics haven't worked so let's not forget that, Fellaini shouldn't be starting ahead of a new ยฃ60m signing for me, with the manager bitching about not being backed.

5.) 02 Sep 2018 20:07:03
Oh beast. It's a squad game. Fred has started he first 3 and fellaini played today. Should the manager not be able to do that, surely that's the reason we have a squad.

I'd imagine you said Burnley were relegation fodder when they came up too.

Reality is, tough team, well organised and an even tougher ask when they play at home.

We could have had a few more goals today. Last 2 games we have created a lot of chances, very positive.

Fellaini doesn't get the credit he deserves. Very capable player who on is day is an absolute nightmare.

6.) 02 Sep 2018 20:44:57
I'll get absolute pelters for this but I actually think Fellaini can be very effective as part of a midfield 3.

He's a tough physical presence and when he's allowed to get forward and make runs into the box he's very hard to handle. When he's allowed to make runs into the box he provides us with a an effective option in addition to Lukaku. If we can get good delivery he becomes a nightmare for defenders to handle especially when he pulls onto the back post and isolates the full back. He's also very effective against teams that like to press as we can hit the ball into midfield from goal kicks where he invariably wins flick ons or he's able to bring the ball down on his chest and we can start attacks higher up the pitch.

Fellaini is poor when he's asked to play a deep lying defensive role. He's not good enough on the ball or quick enough to cover the ground and the game often passes him by. Used correctly he's a very good player although I accept the purists will never accept this.

I've been impressed with Fred but I'm not quite sure what kind of player he is yet or his best role. It's a squad game and no doubt he'll be suited to other games and I expect him to make a impact this season.

7.) 02 Sep 2018 20:58:03
A good 3 points which it should be against Burnley.
Watford put 3 past them and Fulham 4 past them,
Now I'm happy with the 3 points but we still have a lot to prove
The next penalty we get should be given to Sanchez
And as for that banner that flew over today, what a joke.

8.) 02 Sep 2018 21:11:41
Leahy, had the chances been taken and penalty scored we would have been a lot more than 2 up.

I envisage that that team are going to score a lot more in the coming weeks as players get sharper.

I hope Jose has turned a corner with tactics too. Seem to be a lot more attacking last 2 games.

9.) 02 Sep 2018 21:09:17
I appreciate that Noucamp, but it doesn't stop some when we lose does it?

10.) 02 Sep 2018 21:11:41
Leahy, had the chances been taken and penalty scored we would have been a lot more than 2 up.

I envisage that that team are going to score a lot more in the coming weeks as players get sharper.

I hope Jose has turned a corner with tactics too. Seem to be a lot more attacking last 2 games.

11.) 02 Sep 2018 21:28:31
Jose = Born winner ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†.

12.) 02 Sep 2018 21:33:59
Fair enough, Betty. I only managed to catch the first 20 odd minutes, and we looked totally in control. Don't like commenting on something I haven't seen, but by all accounts we continued in that vein.

13.) 02 Sep 2018 22:15:29
No probs Nou, it wasn't aimed at any individuals anyway - and certainly not you! Thought we played really well today, and the interesting thing for me is that we didn't really play too much differently to our previous games. There were changes in defence of course, and Fellini in for Fred, but for me taking our chances first behalf made a huge difference and confidence grew - even after going down to 10 men.
It's a shame we didn't take our early chances in the previous two games as I think things would have been very different and we could have avoided the circus that has been the last 2 weeks.

14.) 02 Sep 2018 22:24:04
Rumour has it The Sun was behind the plane, from all the utd forums I've been i haven't seen anyone part of it.

15.) 02 Sep 2018 22:31:47
Betty, i haven't seen the game. But Burnley have got 1 point in 4 matches. So let's not start beefing this victory as if we beat Barca. We are supposed to beat Burnley, just like we were supposed to beat Brighton, and we didn't.
Well done tp the team on winning, but let's not ho overboard.

16.) 02 Sep 2018 22:24:04
Rumour has it The Sun was behind the plane, from all the utd forums I've been i haven't seen anyone part of it.

17.) 02 Sep 2018 22:31:47
Betty, i haven't seen the game. But Burnley have got 1 point in 4 matches. So let's not start beefing this victory as if we beat Barca. We are supposed to beat Burnley, just like we were supposed to beat Brighton, and we didn't.
Well done tp the team on winning, but let's not ho overboard.

18.) 02 Sep 2018 23:06:07
AAA, who's getting carried away? A few of us have said we played well today. We did play well today. Would it really be too painful to acknowledge a good performance?

Haven't seen Barcelona mentioned anywhere. And after all, our season is already over, so no point celebrating anyway.

19.) 02 Sep 2018 23:36:50
Betty don't even bother with AAA. Three games in before today, the season was already over and top 4 was very close to being gone. 3 games gone! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

You can't try and argue with a person that comes out with the above logic, lol.

20.) 03 Sep 2018 00:36:29
One of the rare occasions I didn't see the game as I was at work.

Just watched MOTD 2 and Fellaini played just in front of the CB's in a deep midfield role and apparently played very well in complete contrast to my above post. Just goes to show I know absolutely nothing and I should watch before assuming anything.

Can only think Jose was expecting Burnley to play long and direct and deployed Fellaini as a shield in front of the CB's to help combat their aerial threat and physicality. Told you all Fellaini is a great defensive midfielder ๐Ÿ˜‚! (Having said I'm not convinced it would work against a team with great pace and movement) . Got the job done today though and I stand by what I said. He's certainly a useful squad player.

21.) 03 Sep 2018 17:28:49
Betty, it was the original post that mentioned that not a lot of people have come on to congratulate the team.
I always want us to win and will always congratulate the team. But this was Burnley, who have been playing absolute trash so far thos season. So maybe that's why people weren't rushing to congratulate the team on this victory.
Its 3 points and we move on to the next match. Watford away, if we get a result there, then I'll be the first to come on and congratulate the team.



13 Aug 2018 15:23:33
Only 20 add teams in the Manchester United Fans Fantasy Football league - nobody bothering this year? (obviously apart from the 25 that have! )

Liverpool got 420 entries.

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1.) 13 Aug 2018 17:46:09
The code up top was for Liverpool so all went in that I think.

2.) 13 Aug 2018 18:52:51
What's the code for this page?

3.) 13 Aug 2018 18:54:36
Ah ok WRD, maybe that explains it. Thanks for the reply.
Many from this page entered?

4.) 13 Aug 2018 19:15:38
I think the code I used for this page was 2705078-672891.

5.) 13 Aug 2018 19:24:59
That might explain it as I was going to say does anyone actually work in Liverpool or just sign on the giro and wear purple shell track suits with 80s music blasting from the boom box and playing football manager
Sorry Scousers ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
Or maybe betty should have reposted it a few times๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€.

6.) 13 Aug 2018 19:32:19
420? Light it up bruh!

7.) 13 Aug 2018 20:18:23
League, I do appreciate the irony of you repeatedly posting about a repost.
Sometimes it's better to let people assume you are stupid rather than opening your mouth and removing any doubt.
I don't know why you have suddenly shown such an interest in me - I don't ever remember offending you - but maybe we should just be grown ups and stop the silliness?

8.) 13 Aug 2018 20:29:10
League? Leahy obviously.

9.) 13 Aug 2018 21:33:26
Sorry for upsetting you betty, I was just having a laugh about it. Trying to make light of it only.

10.) 13 Aug 2018 21:55:53
No issue my end Leahy. Still don't know what prompted it in the first place.
Clean slate and all that.

11.) 13 Aug 2018 22:26:13
Clean forgot. Best start in years as well ๐Ÿ˜.

12.) 14 Aug 2018 14:12:49
I joined using the code on this page and left when i saw lg name.



10 Aug 2018 22:14:29
I think on tonight's performance we should all realise that we actually signed Alexei Sayle in January. Some of you younger ones may need to Google that!

I might be reading too much into it, but to me the reaction from the other players when Luke Shaw scored said a lot. They say a picture paints a thousand words.
That to me was more than just them being happy national getting the decisive second goal. More than congratulating Shaw on scoring his first goal.
It looked like more than that to me. That looked more like a huge vote of confidence from his colleagues, a show of support.
Whether that is to do with the way he has aledgedly been treated by Jose, I don't know.
I know Shaw has issued with fitness and attitude towards training etc, but I thought he looked in good shape tonight and did very well.

If he can continue this way, he could just save his United career and save the club whole heep of money. Let's hope he continues to get the opportunities, and takes them.

betty swollocks

1.) 10 Aug 2018 22:36:34
Betty (great to have you back) shaw said Jose has helped him a lot, as have Carrick and McKenna. This could finally be the making of shaw. Thereโ€™s a player there, letโ€™s hope he kicks on.

Did anyone notice Mourinhoโ€™s encouragement of him towards the end of the game? Pat on the back and everything.

2.) 10 Aug 2018 22:37:03
Really happy for the lad. He gave a great, honest interview in the papers a few weeks ago, which showed his determination to be a success at Utd. I hope he gets a run, and backs up his words with performances to match.

3.) 10 Aug 2018 22:50:42
Perera, Shaw and Baily were the bedt players today.

4.) 10 Aug 2018 23:03:52
He still looks porky but hopefully he's realised the only is down unless he pulls his socks up.

5.) 10 Aug 2018 23:40:28
I just think he's a big looking lad. As long as it's toned, and he can still accelerate, it shouldn't be an issue.

6.) 10 Aug 2018 23:54:15
If shaw can build on this he will push young onto the other side to rb imo.
He has worked hard shown great determination listened to his manager and i hope he proves me wrong.
There was a few players who were below par but in avictory its best to look at the positives. But if those players play 3 or 4 consecutive games like that then they are .
Take into account the team that played tonight had effectively 2 new full backs and a new cb pairing.
A midfield with 2 epl debutants and rash starting a rare game as cf without any pre season like pogba.
If jose gets on a roll he can transmit his desire to win at all costs through the squad then together they could prove everybody wrong.
Fred looks like a player to me. He lloks the type of player who will adapt to the pace of the epl and thrive. He made errors and was caught out a couple of times but he never stopped working to rectify every error.
Captain pogba. Great 1st 60 mins and led by example. As neville said its not about jose getting the best out of pogba its about pogba knuckling down and pogba getting the best out of pogba.
We all at times overlook or perhaps take for granted our no1. 2 great saves i'd say 90% of keepers in the epl wouldn't save both of them. I understand why clubs are now paying top prices for keepers for me its the most important position in every club team.
Lots of ppsitives. ill only be looking at negatives this season if they become consistent and i'm going to raise my tollerence levels for all players unless they have consistently played below par.

7.) 11 Aug 2018 00:27:33
Well said Ken. Bring on some positivity. I love that the window is closed and we can now just get behind the the squad.



09 Aug 2018 15:24:13
I have it on good authority that Manchester United have finally reached an agreement with Toby.

They will be announced as our official Sunday Carvery partner before 5pm today.

betty swollocks

1.) 09 Aug 2018 15:28:46
Youโ€™re wrong, official jugs of the ManUtd team.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 15:45:51
Danny, I already have the contract for Official Juggs mate :)

3.) 10 Aug 2018 09:02:35
Wow another official Belgian partner in association with Aldi beans ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†.




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05 Dec 2018 18:02:40
I think we could see a much busier January window in general than previous years. With the summer window shutting early I think there were lots of potential deals not completed because the selling clubs were reluctant to lose players with little time to replace them.
I guess time will tell, eh.

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13 Nov 2018 06:59:04
Depends what the question is FZZ!

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12 Nov 2018 19:13:01
My thought entirely Red Man. Jose is not without fault, of course. He has made plenty of mistakes, and continues to do so. His whole demeanor is wrong, and the knock on effects from that are obvious for all to see.
But the managers issues are a great shield for all the others to hide behind, from the board all the way down to the players.

Mourinho won't be here long, but will things really change that much when he has been replaced? I am not sure it will, not until the whole club undergoes a massive and long overdue overhaul.

Changing the manager is, I fear, just scratching at the surface of our problems. But the fans, and the press especially need a target. A focal point, and for now at least, Jose fits the bill very well.

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{Ed025's Note - spot on betty..



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30 Sep 2018 09:00:57
Is Jose doing a good job?

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29 Sep 2018 22:38:05
Hendon, absolutely spot on mate. They are stealing a living and hiding behind the manager's obvious shortcomings. Jose's position now now untenable, and the axe will surely fall. But nobody will convince me that these players are free of any blame. Some people may be gullible enough to believe that some of these imposters of footballers are fighting for what's best for the team.
I say they need to show that they are warriors on the pitch before they try to be warriors off it. The whole lots stinks from top to bottom.

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19 Dec 2018 19:20:33
How does he have to put a team together? He has to pick a team from the squad that is already there. Two very different things.

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10 Dec 2018 18:37:19
Good read that Ed, but the last paragraph is so so true. Selfies should carry a custodial sentence. Even worse, bloody selfie sticks. Now they should result in severe corporal punishment by means of rectal insertion by said object.

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{Ed001's Note - the only thing a selfie stick is good for is beating the person attempting to use it.}



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08 Dec 2018 10:01:23
I do come up with one occasionally Ed :)
Unless you ask my missus who I am sure would disagree!

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{Ed001's Note - oh no, she says she often tells you what to say.}



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08 Dec 2018 09:44:47
Aside from opinion on whether Pogba had a good World Cup, there is, for me, also the bigger issue of comparing international football with the Premier League. It's like comparing apples and pears. Lots of very average EPL players look good at international level.

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05 Dec 2018 09:09:25
Why would anyone want to watch an old washed up football manager make a fool of themselves on television? Anything for publicity these days!

I agree with Ed, I'd much rather watch Harry Redknapp on I'm A Celebrity.

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