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23 Feb 2018 01:03:38
Reports suggesting De Gea wants to stay and will sign a new contract, please be true lol🤞🏻.

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1.) 23 Feb 2018 18:03:55
This would make me unbelievably happy.


2.) 23 Feb 2018 23:12:54
Even as a Liverpool fan, that would be great news. I like having the best teams fighting in the top off the league, and without De Gea you guys would strugle to get Europe League :D.


3.) 24 Feb 2018 00:57:28
Same goes for you guys with Salah and all his goals😃.


4.) 24 Feb 2018 13:59:14
Good job we've got the best back up also.


5.) 24 Feb 2018 21:28:32
that name sounds about right do not tell me it is your year next year.


6.) 25 Feb 2018 11:20:00
If you lot are willing to pay him 350k a week lol
So basically your club will spend one million a week just to pay Sanchez and ddg their weekly wage.


7.) 25 Feb 2018 12:29:44
Oh look, a Liverpool fan moaning about money when they've just spent £75m on Van Dijk, they seem to be awfully obsessed with how much Sanchez gets paid, fickle.


8.) 25 Feb 2018 12:33:36
So sanchez who was earning 200k when signing for city has now gone from earning 300k-350k-400k-500k to atlast 650k to pay for utd. Is it a pre- existing requirement or are liverpool fans turned delusional after supporting liverpool?


9.) 25 Feb 2018 14:02:48
Lol with everyone getting so triggered over my comment. Calm down people, it was tongue in cheek. And i honestly don't care what your club pays your players.
Great news for guys though as DDG basically guarantees you top4. Without him, you belong with Arsenal, Burnley and Everton in a Europa place fight.


10.) 25 Feb 2018 19:20:52
remind me what as klipperty won with you lot as soon as a big club comes along he will be gone.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think thats actually true daz..


11.) 25 Feb 2018 19:39:49
Indian Buzzer, climb down, backtrack, stops digging hole, returns to box.


12.) 25 Feb 2018 19:46:52
and without Salah you boys would be struggling to make Europa league. Classic Liverpool fan piping up after winning a few games. Let me guess is next year your year?


13.) 25 Feb 2018 19:50:59
nothing wrong with winding them up a bit ed they said the same over that brazilian who could not wait to leave.

{Ed025's Note - fair play daz mate..


14.) 25 Feb 2018 20:14:22
ed what do you think of allerdice spelling since he took over good move or not.

{Ed025's Note - bad move for me daz, archaic manager who has no place in the modern game for me mate..


15.) 25 Feb 2018 20:28:52
have to agree ed it just looks like they were desperate ther are some good young managers not being given a chance.

{Ed025's Note - hopefully they will in may daz..


16.) 26 Feb 2018 12:39:35
I'm amazed you didn't get Sol 'the genius' Campbell in. Maybe in May.

{Ed025's Note - it would not surprise me mort..


 

 

04 Feb 2018 13:31:17
Any truth in United agreeing a deal with Ajax for Justin Kluivert Ed (s)?

scholes_18_18

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any agreement but there is an interest.}


1.) 04 Feb 2018 17:15:42
Thanks Ed.


2.) 04 Feb 2018 20:09:08
Looks like a very talented player who can shoot from distance. Would be great to tie him up and loan him back for a season or two.


3.) 04 Feb 2018 23:22:32
I'd welcome This, but would keep him around. Get used to playing with the like of angel and tahiti.


4.) 05 Feb 2018 00:08:44
Not good news for Rashford if this is true.


5.) 05 Feb 2018 04:06:12
Singh - I think the manager doesn't trust Rashford, and I suspect he will be sold (I don't think he trusts Martial either unfortunately) . I appreciate he has featured a lot, but that is more to do with the limited options Jose has had opposed to Rashford warranting it on account of his overall performance levels imo.

I think Rashford is doing his best, but that little magic you need to play at the very top (consistently, before anybody starts) isn't in his locker. He'll have a good career I'm sure, but we will find him slipping down the pecking order and he'll be plying his trade at a mid-table club before too long. Unfortunately the progress has been somewhat limited since he flew onto the scene - some are late developers and a lot are early bloomers ( I'm thinking Jack Rodwell or Joe Cole - rather than a Michael Owen or Wayne Rooney) .

It's funny because a lot of us thought he would learn from Zlatan and it would bolster his game - he was meant to be much better by now in my mind but he has stalled for me since the arrival of Zlatan and especially Lukaku, not improved to anywhere near the level necessary. He may get another boost, but I don't see it now - seems to lack that spark to be the very best. Cheque book will be opened again in the Summer, not sure how he competes then.


6.) 05 Feb 2018 07:34:12
I agree with you, Beast. I don't think Rashford has really taken his chances very well. He still seems to make the wrong decisions more often than not. I'm not slating him, it's just an honest opinion about the guy. I know he's just 20 and he's young and probably still a kid, but that still doesn't excuse him from not improving as a player.

I don't know the kind of influence Zlatan and Lukaku have (had) on him, but I'm sure none of them were telling him to regress and not try and motivate the kid.


7.) 05 Feb 2018 07:55:58
If someone bid 50mil for rashford would you all accept it or not?


8.) 05 Feb 2018 08:41:17
Short sighted views on Rashford here.


9.) 05 Feb 2018 10:26:46
Angelred,

If you think I'm being short-sighted when it comes to Rashford, then let me clarify, that I'm not. I'm not saying this 'coz I've only seen 2 or 3 matches and seen him not perform, and hence I've made up my mind. It's my observation over the course of the season and not just in the Premier League, I have watched him play in the League Cup and even FA Cup.

I think his decision making is way off, sometimes he's way too selfish. I'm in no way saying that he's a bad player, but I feel these basic things need to be addressed so that his game can develop. And there is probably nothing wrong with the kind of people he's playing with, I don't think there is any other team in the League that will be able to help him mature as a player.

Also, 12daysofhermida, I don't know. Maybe I'll give him a season or two more and if he still fails to deliver, then maybe, it might be the time to sell.


10.) 05 Feb 2018 11:18:22
Would not like us to sell rashford think he is just going through a tough patch in his career which most youngsters go through. Mbappe isn’t tearing it up at PSG atm and martial had his struggles last year. When Zlatan goes I would move rashford centrally and would rotate him more with Lukaku than he has done so this season. We overplayed Lukaku during November and December so perhaps that shows Jose doesn’t fully trust rashford. I wouldn’t be opposed sending him loan to a lower premier league club next season so he can get a consistent run of games as a striker. He will come back together a much better player with more composure. If rashford was playing for another team we would be having to pay £50-70m because he’s English. I don’t think sterling is more talented but he’s played regularly and peps tactics have helped him develop. I wouldn’t give up on rashford just yet as I think we would regret it.


11.) 05 Feb 2018 11:32:53
It's difficult being a bit part player. If Rashford started every game as centre forward instead of Lukaku, I believe he'd have a higher goals tally than Lukaku right now.

I don't believe he'll be sold at all. Just being careful with him. He'll go far and get his chances.


12.) 05 Feb 2018 11:58:33
Rashford has everything in a player. At 20 he can play anywhere along the front of attack. He is big, strong, fast, skillful, can score free kicks, long shot screamers. Great heading ability. Most of all he's fearless. Decision making comes with age and experience. Nani never managed to figure it out. Rashford is just 20. Henry at 20 was nothing special. Drogba nothing special. Rashford is already doing great and he's got many years to improve. No chance MU would get rid of him even if Jose wanted that. He'd be overruled. Martial would go before Rashford.


13.) 05 Feb 2018 12:56:47
Syd, well said. The kid is 20 and people are discussing selling him, I despair.


14.) 05 Feb 2018 13:05:04
Rashford will most likely be off in the summer. Sell or loan is the manager's wish.

Park, i understand your sentiment but noway would you pay 50m for Rashford if he were playing for any other club. Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi, Richarlison, Solanke. Rashford is just one amongst these and i am sure you won't be paying anything to get any of them. Rashford's Manchester birth certificate is the only thing keeping him at the club right now.

Syd, Rashford hasn't been bit part at all. He has the most number of appearances for the club. He didn't uproot any trees when he started in the cups this season. And he has been woeful for 2 years straight.

People will again comment on my dislike for the player, but its not dislike. I like Manchester United and i don't care from where the player is as long as he does the job, which Rashford isn't doing.


15.) 05 Feb 2018 13:21:19
Disagree Shan I would have rashford over all of those youngsters you have mentioned. Pep would jump at the chance to sign rashford if he had the opportunity. He has the pace, work rate and power to be a success player for us. Where he lacks is in his decision making and composure in 1v1s. That is partly down to age but also consistent run of games. He hasn’t started a premier league game for god knows how long and I agree he has warranted it. But get him a loan where he plays week in week out and he will get 15 goals imo. If we sell him who do we buy? Richarlison? The guy has dropped off massively the last 3 months. Youngsters are inconsistent and they are always going to be up and down. You can’t just sell someone when they are playing badly. If we had done that martial would have been off in the summer. At least at united a youngster knows he has a chance of breaking into the first team squad. Look at city and the rubbish Guardiola dishes up by naming 6 subs. Yes they may play better football and will win the league but if I was a youth player I know where I would rather play and get a chance. Having a youth player in our squad is something we should be proud of and ingrained in the tradition of the club. Let’s back rashford as I am sure he will come good.


16.) 05 Feb 2018 13:22:12
Shan,

I would be willing to bet you any amount of money that your first line is not true, despite you saying it like it is fact.

AJH, madness isn't it, a few bad games and we want to sell the best youngster to come through our academy in almost a generation.


17.) 05 Feb 2018 14:17:14
GDS, i will take that bet. And its not a few games, 2 and a half seasons. That is more than just a few games. Where do you play him in this team? Ahead of Lukaku? Sanchez? Lingard? Mata? even Martial? Running around like a headless chicken isn't football.


18.) 05 Feb 2018 14:25:33
And yet AJH, you would have Pep over Jose every day of the week. Double standards is it?

And just to clarify, i am not saying sell him. Loan him out and see if he really has the hunger and the passion and commitment to come back a better player. Lingard is his best mate so he should learn something from him.

I make a very simple point - Rashford isn't performing at all so just treat him as he should be rather than dishing out excuses of his age and his hometown etc etc etc.

Trust me i was as happy as any other United fan when Rashford hit those goals on debut against Arsenal. I was elated to see a newbee turn up at Old Trafford and deliver. But i have been disappointed for 2 years and i refuse to take it anymore. You ask yourself this - Rashford has two teams, Manchester United and England. Is he good enough to replace the striker from any of those teams right now?

And just FYI, Pep won't touch Rashford, he has Gabriel Jesus who is consistent in front of goal. Someone who has the pedigree to keep out Aguero must have something special. Rashford can't even keep out Martial.


19.) 05 Feb 2018 15:32:49
Shan,

He’s just a kid, McTominay is just coming through now, Rashford is almost a year younger, he will still be 20 at the beginning of next season and already has 68 league appearances for United. He started like a house on fire so has proved what he can do, your hatred of the lad is there for all to see but it is incredibly blinkered and you have to be more patient.

When Henry moved to Arsenal he had scored 23 goals in 121 games and he was 2 years older than Rashford. The best part of this is the comparison to Calvert-Lewin, just wow.


20.) 05 Feb 2018 16:37:39
I don't hate the player GDS. I hate under performers. 20 or 30 or 100 is irrelevant to me. As long as the player is performing he has my 100% backing. But when there are excuses being thrown about, player has lost the respect. You compare Rashford to Henry, isn't that a bigger woooooowwww?


21.) 05 Feb 2018 16:40:33
Shan

Just shows you didn’t read my post properly, I said I wouldn’t swap Jose for any of them but that didn’t mean they weren’t great Managers.

Your disdain for Rashford is legendary, and your willingness to discard a 20 year old who, despite your view, is just having a rough patch is shameful. There’s no point debating it with you as your mind is closed.


22.) 05 Feb 2018 16:46:13
But is Rashford underperforming though. He's scored goals this season. Its clear you don't like him for some reason and your groping for things to justify your dislike.


23.) 05 Feb 2018 17:23:58
Shan you lost me when you said even martial 😂😂 he's been one of our best players so you rate Mata a better player then martial 😂.


24.) 05 Feb 2018 17:26:04
Ridiculous Shan to have a go at rashford for inconsistency. If this is your view on an underperforming and young player then i would have hated to see how you would have reacted during ronaldo's early years. To measure an underperforming player and not to take in account age and experience is ridiculous. all young players go through ups and downs in the early years but it is clear to see he has talent. Its that sort of short termism that has ruined modern day football. Have patience he will come good.


25.) 05 Feb 2018 18:00:35
I would just like to say that just because somebody doesn't rate a player or want to see him in the team doesn't mean that he hates the player. That is a totally stupid thing to say.
I was accused of the same myself with Rooney. I don't hate the guy at all I just thought he didn't warrant a place in our squad and wanted him to be sold.
I don't hate martial but i don't see what many of you here see in him. only time will tell
Hatred is a really strong word and its totally ignorant to accuse somebody of hatred when it's not true. Particularly after lecturing posters on being biased against other coaches and players.


26.) 05 Feb 2018 18:14:05
Well said Ken.

I don't hate Rashford, I just don't think he is up to snuff for a club like Utd that intends to win things regularly. I get the youth defence league will back him to the hilt for good reasons, but I can't help think that the kick on should be further from when he started with the first team. He has been treading water for me. We have all seen the kid at 16 that was amazing in the school yard but 5 years later they are playing in the pub leagues.

Comparing him to greats like Henry is premature to say the least and maybe so is my comparing him to Joe Cole. But I'd wager with anybody that in 10 years time the career of Rashford would be a lot closer to a Joe Cole than it would an Henry - that isn't a bad thing, but it isn't good enough for Man Utd.

How many games has Zlatan had this season? So, that hardly means much with rotation with Lukaku for his career and there are a great deal many strikers and wingers out there, especially if you have £100m+ to spend on attackers each summer. I don't even rate Lukaku as good enough for a team intending to win the league and CL to be honest, but I have very high standards.


27.) 05 Feb 2018 19:02:45
Well said Ken and i am surprised to say it but i agree with the beast.

Guys i don't hate Rashford. I would be very happy to see him succeed. But as Beast said, i am just not sure if that would be in Manchester.

I understand the sentiment of all of you with his age and him being local. But i am a modern day man and i live in the present. Its a cut throat world and this business is almost the spear. We want to compete with the best out there and yet we are willing to compromise with mediocre. Rashford MAY turn out to be great but is he good enough now? Can you compete with Real, PSG, Juve, Barca, Bayern, City, Chelsea with the quality of a Rashford? I just don't see it. Besides, how many of these top teams really have the patience to live in hope of developing players and still be at the top. You guys had the patience with moyes or lvg? No. More than half on here still don't have the patience to live with Jose but i guarantee you would kill to have jose as the manager if he were Mancunian.

I do not hate Rashford.


28.) 05 Feb 2018 19:14:10
Shan
Jose clearly rates him . You might find that surprising many won't.


29.) 05 Feb 2018 20:17:44
I just don't agree. Everything I've seen of Rashford points to me how he can be a very very good player. How good, I don't know but he seems to have all the hallmarks.

People judging him here on a bit of a lull in his play. He hasn't had the best of times and this happens, especially in their earlier days, he is 20 for God's sake 😂 This is the exact same stuff people said of lingard and much worse. And look how that seems to be turning out. And I believe rash has more about him than lingard did at 20.

All I say Is, a manager if Jose's calibre really seems to rate him and plays him an awful lot. For all of the opinions on here only 1 really matters and that's all that matters to me.


30.) 05 Feb 2018 21:33:35
I rate rashford myself. He is young and learning Kane was not in the sours team at his age. He has time on his side and he is still very early in his development. No way should he be sold nor will he be.
Martial is in the same boat. Slightly further in his development. Neither are consistent yet.


31.) 05 Feb 2018 22:13:20
Consistency comes with age and experience Ken. I know of no 20 year old that is week in week out consistent. None of us are footballing experts, all of our opinions differ but the lack of respect and knowledge that is shown towards rash on this site is of pure ignorance.


32.) 05 Feb 2018 23:12:52
Apologies for using the word hate, it is clear from the above that Shan absolutely loves Rashford. I’ll cjoose my words better in future.


33.) 06 Feb 2018 06:56:53
I'm against the sale of Rashford but think a loan could be the right move. It's hard to be consistent when you are in and out of the team. He needs game time as a striker week in week out and he won't get it at United.


34.) 06 Feb 2018 08:04:40
People wanted martial sold in the summer now it's Rasford .
As soon as a player has a dip people are obsessed in selling them .
Try supporting the players.


35.) 06 Feb 2018 09:06:43
If Rashford had a run of games he'd be deadly. Rojo, Martial, Jones, Smalling, Shaw have all shown how important stability is being picked to start game after game. Like I said I think if Rashford had started every game this season, he'd be just behind Salah and Kane in goals.

It's a world cup year and club will be worried about burn out.


36.) 06 Feb 2018 09:37:27
Guys,

I cannot reply to what every single poster has said and I respect what each one of you has said.

So here's the thing, what I said about Rashford does not mean that I want him sold, of course, I want him to be a success at United and play for us for many many years, but on the current form that he is in and the way I see him play week in and week out, I just don't think he's learning the right things. I'm all for giving the kid every chance that he rightfully deserves, but I'm thoughtful of the fact that if he doesn't learn or change, then the club should be smart about it and not emotional.


 

 

31 Jan 2018 14:38:53
Question for Ed002, if its possible, could you kindly tell us if the Jorginho negotiations are advanced? Not a whiff from the media of this move as of yet😂.

scholes_18_18

{Ed002's Note - I don't know what that means, sorry. I would say they are at state 14 right now. Just wait and see.}


1.) 31 Jan 2018 15:11:25
State 14? Nice riddle to solve by 11 pm lol, waiting game it is.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 16:15:54
We have a game tonight Scholes, enjoy it.


3.) 31 Jan 2018 16:40:09
Hard game GDS but 2-1 to us i reckon, no Alderweireld is a huge plus for us aswell.


4.) 31 Jan 2018 19:03:22
Hope I'm proved wrong but I can't see it happening tonight. No media outlet anywhere is reporting it may be on from what I've seen. Has anybody else seen anything other than what ed2 has mentioned. If it is on we are very hush hush about it.


5.) 31 Jan 2018 19:13:25
Klassen's move to Napoli is off according to Sly, replacement for Jorginho?


 

 

22 Jan 2018 13:12:36
Do United still maintain interest in Mesut Ozil Ed002?

scholes_18_18

{Ed002's Note - Nothing will happen with Oezil this month.}


1.) 22 Jan 2018 13:39:33
My mistake Ed, i meant for the summer.

{Ed002's Note - No, I would forget him.}


2.) 22 Jan 2018 19:17:44
Thanks anyway Ed, would put a wenger statue outside OT if we managed to get him from Arsenal aswell😂😂.


3.) 23 Jan 2018 10:09:34
You won't be getting him, he is about to sign a new contract.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 13:06:23
Di Marzio now saying Utd are close to reaching an agreement with Sanchez, just need to negotiate a fee with Arsenal. Hope its true, he's normally bang on!

scholes_18_18

1.) 12 Jan 2018 13:43:51
Guillem Balague says that City are still the front runners. So that must mean he's odds on to join united.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 13:49:08
He was right regarding Pogba so hopefully he gets it again here.


3.) 12 Jan 2018 13:59:12
He has been wrong 100's of times. And works for Sky :S.


4.) 12 Jan 2018 14:28:54
Dan balague also said ddg will join madrid, pogba will go to madrid, lukaku will be a Chelsea player. The man has no clue and knows little other than worshipping guardiola and praising Barcelona and madrid. He thinks only reason to choose utd ahead of city is money, i wonder what he thinks city will pay him in on weekly basis blessings from their brazilian striker?


5.) 12 Jan 2018 14:29:35
Guillem Balague is so deep in Pep's ass it's unbelievable.


6.) 12 Jan 2018 14:46:00
Guillem Balague lost all of the little respect I had for him when he constantly said Pogba would join Real as they're the 'bigger club'. Di Marzo and the Eds were the ones who I listened to and unsurprisingly they were right.


7.) 12 Jan 2018 15:59:54
Balague also said in his tweet it s either pep or money. Poor little city.


8.) 12 Jan 2018 19:14:00
Mick,

I know, because if he goes to city he won’t be getting paid 😂.


9.) 12 Jan 2018 21:44:59
Good to see Gary Neville has given him a piece for that stupid remark. What an irritant.


 

 

 

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20 Apr 2018 10:06:15
So there we have it, Le Professeur has finally stepped down, least he'll leave in a respectable manner (hopefully) after receving s**t loads of abuse in the past few years. Absolutely loved our games against Arsenal all them years ago, two icons of the PL went head to head and it couldn't have been any better. All the talk about Guardiola changing English football this season but it was Arsene in '96 who really brought in a new style, ideas, tactics etc, combining technical skills with pace, power and grit.

scholes_18_18

1.) 20 Apr 2018 10:20:08
Can’t believe it’s finally happening. He was amazing when he came and the rivalries with arsenal were so intense I miss them so much. I grew up on united v arsenal, Fergie v Wenger and Keano v vieira. No rivalry has come close to that. If arsenal can get a top manager in and sort out there defence they will be close to challenging imo. Got some very good attacking players. Apparently vieira is being talked about as the replacement. Would be a very interesting signing.


2.) 20 Apr 2018 10:41:37
Would hate it if they got someone like Allegri or Simeone.


3.) 20 Apr 2018 11:03:39
Agree Scholes. From the outside it seems they have been putting the ground work in the club with the appointment of mislentat for recruitment. Something which we seem to have failed to do. I think that if they get the appointment right they will be flying next season.


4.) 20 Apr 2018 11:05:47
Tuchel is their man.


5.) 20 Apr 2018 12:03:07
Psg bound tuchel i thought.


6.) 20 Apr 2018 12:40:32
Tuchel to arsenal. Jose to psg. Big sam to united. Told by a pigeon.


7.) 20 Apr 2018 12:48:17
Bang on Scholes. IF Wenger used the funds Guardiola got to use or spent the money he did. I reckon he wouldve got a similar type of season this year if not better.

I enjoyed Aresenals team over the years and the way they played rather then this Guardiola team.


8.) 20 Apr 2018 12:55:19
Singh
Are joking? Wenger went a full season undefeated he was a fantastic manger but them days have gone.
Arsenal have underperformed for a few seasons now and even with an extra 100 mill wouldn't be on city's level .
Been a fantastic manager but past his best now.


9.) 20 Apr 2018 13:12:26
For Wenger to keep them in champions league for the amount of consecutive years like he did, with the amount of top players leaving each other is a great achievement. Infact a very big achievement.

He took on Fergie with his teams and the way he played attacking football. I reckon the owners of Arsenal football club were just happy with the champions league footie each year hence why as soon as they are not achieveing that this year is the year Wenger has decided to quit.

His main aim was to qualify for champions league in the last 10 years which he did exceptionally with the type of player he had.

When you are a manager you are only mirroring what your owners expect of you and the expectations in the last 10 years at Arsenal was to qualify for champions league based on what we saw in terms of funds available, players moving away and players signed.


10.) 20 Apr 2018 13:13:28
Haha mort 😂. Agree jred Wenger was great but he should have gone 5 years ago. A legend but it’s said how his reputation has taken a hit the last few years. hope he gets the send off he deserves as it’s an end of an era of managers staying long term at clubs. If they get Tuchel they will be a force next year.


11.) 20 Apr 2018 13:30:08
I don't think Tuchel is all that tbh. His Dortmund team wasn't particularly great (Klopp's were better) and I cannot see him taking Arsenal from where they are now to title challengers.


12.) 20 Apr 2018 13:31:36
I think we'll see Unai Emery Or Leonardo Jardim move to Arsenal.

{Ed004's Note - Jardim would be a very good appointment}


13.) 20 Apr 2018 13:58:23
Money was there for arsenal last few years .33 points off city .

Been a great manager, but had his day.


14.) 20 Apr 2018 14:16:55
Maybe he's saved the money for the next manager just like Fergie did at United.


15.) 20 Apr 2018 14:42:59
Game of fine margins. Always had a lot of respect and admiration for Wenger, but probably stayed on too long. If SAF hadn't bought RVP, and won the title in his last year, I sometimes wonder if he would have been tempted to stay on to oversee another challenge. If so, and he failed, we might be talking about him, with the same open disdain that we've seen from Arsenal fans over the last few years. Sorry, just waffling.


16.) 20 Apr 2018 14:44:17
Singh
Either way I don't think Wenger would of had a better season than city.


17.) 20 Apr 2018 15:08:22
He was an inspired and brave choice as manager by the Arsenal board at the time, after Rioch and Graham. No one had really heard of him. His ideas revolutionised the Premiership and his and Arsenal's rivalry with Ferguson's United was incredible. Some of the best games I have ever watched.
I agree, Jardim would be a good choice for them.


18.) 20 Apr 2018 13:46:00
Ed004 - I know mate, the kind of manager that some of us wanted to take over at Man United, but it is what it is. as SAF said we have to stand by the manager, regardless of who it is.


19.) 20 Apr 2018 18:33:03
Sad to see him go, at one point I hated everything about him. However, as I've aged I've realised it was born out of him being a great manager and him denying my club titles and adulation. He will be a loss to the EPL. However, in recent seasons he has shown signs of not aging well. He has become stuck in his ways, refusing to adapt to a new football landscape and has become redundant as a result. His team's had the same old failings every year. You knew how Arsenal's season was going to go, where they would drop points and why. So for the good of the competition a manager with a more modern approach who can get Arsenal challenging again would be good.

I wish him all the best, maybe a spell in international football might suit him before a deserved retirement.

I hope Arsenal don't get Jardim, he could be very good for them. I'd like to see Rodgers given the role. I think the Arsenal job would suit him better than the Liverpool one did. His weakness is he likes the spotlight too much and takes his eyes off the ball. At a club like Liverpool like ours there is a massive spotlight. The players at Arsenal suit how Rodger likes to try and play. Also I would like to see a British manager given a chance at a top club.


20.) 21 Apr 2018 02:08:50
I 8-2 See him go 😂.


21.) 21 Apr 2018 07:41:47
The end of a long era, there are similarities to our transition from SAF however there are differences. Wenger is not leaving with the team at the top so for the new manager they will likely there is only one way to go and have less pressure. It will be interesting to see how they see the next appointment. They are a big club that have accepted lower expectations to accommodate their manager, will that change overnight? Will they suddenly turn into that success driven cut throat club? I doubt it, what they are means they can appoint someone like Vieira and give him time.

They should learn from the debacle we went through twice after Busby and SAF, their appointment is tougher than any other they have done. I would go with Loew if I was them but I can’t see them going for Moyes though.


22.) 21 Apr 2018 15:46:26
They could do a lot worse than Benitez.


 

 

11 Apr 2018 22:03:11
Chiellini was fuming, said to the Madrid players "How much did you pay for the penalty. " Madrid do seem to get an awful amount of decision their way in the CL. UEFA better off putting them straight into the final😂😂.

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{Ed001's Note - was it just me or did Oliver look like he did a little skip of joy before pointing to the spot? He looked like all his xmases had come at once when he was giving it!}


1.) 11 Apr 2018 22:11:38
Pointed towards the penalty spot like he was about to fight with it😂😂😂. On a serious note Ed001, is there a 'reason👀' why Barcelona and Real get these huge refereeing decisions in big games or is it simply bad refeering coupled with luck?

{Ed001's Note - luck? I am not sure luck has anything to do with it...}


2.) 11 Apr 2018 22:18:40
It was like he was hand picked to red it, a bad ref that fella.
But was it a penalty? Pity button didn't stay a bit calmer, might have had a chance of saving it .
Now it was a good pen from Ronaldo under that pressure.

{Ed001's Note - I doubt any keeper would have saved it.}


3.) 11 Apr 2018 22:24:51
The refereeing seen today shows why no British referees will be at the World Cup.


4.) 11 Apr 2018 22:38:13
You think there is any fixing involved?


5.) 11 Apr 2018 23:19:31
It was a good decision by the ref. You can't put your hands on the back of your opponent and push thst player off balance to the floor. Benatia made a mistake. Definite penalty. Feel sorry for Buffon because it was his last chance to get a Champions League winners medal but had his forward been pushed he would have been screaming for a penalty. Secondly maybe the ref could have taken a more lenient approach to Buffon complaining but then again why should he tolerate being verbally harangued like that. Buffon should have realised his team had more chance of the penalty being saved or missed if he was in goal than if he was in the stands. one last point how much worse might it have been for Madrid if Dybala had been playing?


6.) 11 Apr 2018 23:53:16
There was absolutely no way the defender had any chance of getting that ball without going through the back. It was the only way to prevent the attacker from bringing the ball under control and having the easiest of chances. You personally might be able to sustain an argument for not giving a penalty, but one cannot fault the decision to do so either.

Ronaldo cool as a cucumber. Brilliant header to create the situation, and as good a penalty as you will ever see under intense pressure. It's a good job he wasn't that good at them when we played Chelsea in the final. We might not have had the opportunity to see JT slip and put the winner wide.


7.) 12 Apr 2018 00:24:41
Ramos was a big loss in that defence. He is the leader back there. Buffon got the red not a nice way for his last game in Europe .
Now the ref again, I like Ronaldo but the ref could have booked him at least 3 times for diving but he didn't.


8.) 12 Apr 2018 01:27:28
It was a clear penalty, good decision from Oliver and had to send off Buffon.

The refereeing in the city v Liverpool game on the other hand.


9.) 12 Apr 2018 06:13:12
Michael Oliver is probably delighted because he would not need to run for another 30 minutes.


10.) 12 Apr 2018 08:26:54
Thank God we didn't sign Kroos. The guy's a liability. It's all well and good picking a pass, but I lost count of the number of times he just let opposition midfielders run off of him.

Woeful defensively.


11.) 12 Apr 2018 07:12:34
So was it a penalty in your opinion ed001?

{Ed001's Note - it certainly wasn't a clear penalty, I don't know how anyone can so arrogantly dismiss the rules by saying so. It is a judgement call, the defender put his hands on him but he went down like he had been shot (perhaps Harry Kane's shoulder ghosted in and smashed him to the ground on his way back from scoring that beauty for Wolves last night?) so it is just as much simulation as a penalty. It then comes down to the ref and his officials to make a judgement call, was the shove enough to cause the player to go down or did he throw himself down in an attempt to win a penalty? So it could be either way. One of those calls that sucks if they go against you but you would be annoyed if it didn't go for you. 50-50 I would say.}


12.) 12 Apr 2018 09:24:15
I though he was waiting for a touch to go down, so much so he almost forgot to play the ball .

{Ed001's Note - which I fully agree with, but the defender also gave him the excuse so it will always be all about opinion.}


13.) 12 Apr 2018 13:08:33
We see so many terms thrown around, from tackle from behind to push in the back. Personally I believe if you make a challenge and don win the ball but get the player instead then it is a foul ergo a Penalty.
Pity a great game from Juve ended this way but sadly it did.
Would the player had scored if the defender hadn't tackled him, is another debate on its own.
If this was Utd instead of Juve I'd say we let ourselves down in the 1st leg and our defense didn't concentrate in the dying minute to let CR7 and Vasquez get into such positions, no matter how painful that admission would be.


 

 

11 Apr 2018 20:24:40
Juventus 2-0 up. Surely not? IF it does happen just wow.

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1.) 11 Apr 2018 20:45:52
I like the look of Costa on the rw. We could do with some of that. I am just not sure he offers enough going the other way to be a Jose player.


 

 

07 Apr 2018 19:57:19
And breathe! especially you Souness, smoke coming out his ears😂😂😂. Exhilarating and so satisfying, they cheered every pass in that first half, cocky *****.

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06 Apr 2018 21:15:30
So nice to see the British journalists all up in arms over Di Marzio 'breaking a transfer embargo'.

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30 Mar 2018 13:33:52
Player highlight of that season was when Welbeck tried to chip Manuel Bloody Neuer, my word!

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30 Mar 2018 12:36:18
Moyes era was a blur for me Mort😂😂, the 3-0 losses to L'pool and City at home were just awful awful awful.

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20 Apr 2018 10:41:37
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11 Apr 2018 22:11:38
Pointed towards the penalty spot like he was about to fight with it😂😂😂. On a serious note Ed001, is there a 'reason👀' why Barcelona and Real get these huge refereeing decisions in big games or is it simply bad refeering coupled with luck?

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11 Apr 2018 15:05:48
Did he leave City because of lack of playing time? Remember him scoring them important goals when City won the title in 2014.

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11 Apr 2018 14:38:26
Bayern for me, wouldn't be surprised if Roma won it either, a team of giants led Daniele De Rossi!

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11 Apr 2018 00:54:41
Messi playing deeper is the reason why they failed? Barcelona need a change of manager? 😂😂😂 Not such a strong XI compared to years gone by but under Valverde they are about to do an invincibles season Singh.

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