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05 May 2022 12:44:58
With the amount of players leaving and only so much money available for purchases is there a possibility that we try to utilise the loan market this summer.
A lot of top teams on the continent seem to utilise this option more than we do with options to buy if it works out.
Not sure what players are available on free's but these seem like to available options that could help the developnment for next year.

Brad76

{Ed002's Note - I very much doubt it. The staff will initially take a look at the players already out on loan and the younger players at the club to see if they can step up.}


1.) 05 May 2022 23:03:18
Do you rate any of the younger players that might have a chance Ed?


 

 

30 Jan 2022 18:59:04
Rumours doing the rounds that we are one of 3 teams working on a deal for Bissouma. Would be positive if true.

Brad76

1.) 30 Jan 2022 19:12:14
Surely with the news of Mason Greenwood breaking today going after a player still under investigation for similar crimes seems like a massive PR faux pas.


2.) 30 Jan 2022 19:15:32
For the summer I expect, too late to get a deal like that done now.


3.) 30 Jan 2022 19:23:22
I am with Shappy on this.


4.) 30 Jan 2022 20:40:03
The same Yves Bissouma who is currently under police investigation for an alleged sexual assault on a woman in a nightclub? Maybe very poor judgement to try for him, especially under the current circumstances?


5.) 30 Jan 2022 20:41:06
Oops, didn't see Shappy comment. Spot on.


6.) 30 Jan 2022 20:54:29
Shappy, Was not aware of any issues with him and agree if this is the case ourselves and other clubs should not be doing anything for him. Odd he has not been suspended.


 

 

01 Sep 2020 13:08:22
Rumours of Galatasary interested in Fred, not sure if true but i can see why he would be intersting in a move with Van De Beek coming in and constant rumours of Grealish. I like Fred and think he works well in a hard working role and we saw his best prior to lockdown, however I am not sure that Olly is sold on him so i can see this being a possible exit.
If this does happen I think it is one that could bring in a decent fee that could be used to bring in a replacement (maybe Grealish) that Olly does like and bridges the gap when Pogba/ Fernandes come off.

Brad76

1.) 01 Sep 2020 13:34:09
I think we can scratch Grealish off the list now. He is overrated.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 13:42:51
I think the offered 2m for a years loan. we won't get a decent fee for fred particularly in the current climate. If we got back a quartet if what we paid we would be doing well.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 13:53:05
I'd rather sell Perrieira, Mata and Lingard before fred.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 16:19:25
Agree with Mad Hatter here, I would rather see Pereira, Lingard and Mata out than Fred.


5.) 01 Sep 2020 17:14:47
I'd be surprised to see Grealish arrive too now although he adds something different to what we have, even with VdB. I do feel Fred is a useful if unspectacular player but one we'd hope to recoup a decent fee for.


6.) 01 Sep 2020 18:38:18
Fred was decent last year, he gives his all every game and covers every blades of grass. He is one of the last players I would want to see leave.


7.) 01 Sep 2020 20:04:49
I hope Fred doesn't end up turning into the next Ander Herrera. Losing another good squad player and keeping the likes of Perreira, Lingard etc.


8.) 01 Sep 2020 21:20:15
Kurtis I agree. I'd keep Fred and loan mcsauce. I like them both but mcsauce given a year on loan at a Newcastle or somewhere alike would come back a much better player. I don't see Fred going to Turkey improving him alot, he'd contribute more here. I'd like him to get more games time than Matic. I'm not saying anything bad about matic, but his legs have clearly gone, we don't want to get to November and him be burnt out with no decent cover.


9.) 02 Sep 2020 00:04:18
Fred is not a player we need to keep. He can't pass, shoot, tackle, control the ball or dribble. Not really sure what he brings to the side that McTominay doesn’t?

Likeable character for sure yes - Utd quality no.


10.) 02 Sep 2020 04:16:06
If we are letting Fred go and basically replacing him with Donny van de Beek we are looking to move forward. Fred and McTom are both squad players. We can have either one of them, and I expect James Garner to step up in a season or 2.


11.) 02 Sep 2020 09:36:45
Fred is better player than McTominay.

Loan out Mctominay over Fred all day long.


 

 

17 Jul 2017 11:03:42
So current rumour is that we will move for Kroos as part of the discussions withRM about DDG.
So, if available should we get him, does he offer the best style to complement Pogba/ harera or do we truly need a Matic HM.

Brad76

1.) 17 Jul 2017 12:11:09
Kroos better player but Matic will suit our system better, plus Moo Moo knows him and will do what he's told. Prem proven.


2.) 17 Jul 2017 12:53:25
Toni Kroos won't come mate. Best chance we had was a few years ago before he moved to Mardid.


3.) 17 Jul 2017 13:23:41
gmartin,

That isn't what we have heard previously from Ed002.


4.) 17 Jul 2017 13:56:56
GDS2 - Sorry, what have I missed and where is it?


5.) 17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.


6.) 17 Jul 2017 18:01:24
I'd take Kroos all day long and there's no reason at all a midfield 3 of Kroos, Herrera and Pogba wouldn't work. I get what people are saying about what Matic would bring but there's no need for that if the opposition can't get the ball off us.


7.) 17 Jul 2017 19:28:39
Kroos is one of the best centre mids in the world and played really well under Mourinho. If there is any chance of getting him in the DDG transfer we should go all out for him. Kroos, Herrera and Pogba as a 3 would be scary.


8.) 17 Jul 2017 19:29:38
I said this at the beginning of the summer and got bashed by a few saying he can't play in a 3 man midfield.
For me he's the best in the business, I've watched him pick teams apart for Madrid. If it meant getting Matic too I'd do it. If a truley world class player becomes available to us we should get him in.g


9.) 17 Jul 2017 22:07:26
Kroos was playing in a 3 man midfield all last season with Modric and Casemiro and was brilliant.


10.) 17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.


 

 

25 May 2017 19:09:59
Rumours that the three options for CB Lindelof, Keane or Van Djilk. Who do you guys feel would better suite.
For me it would be Van Djilk as I think he is a leader and would be great alongside Bailly. I Like Keane but worry it would be too soon, not seen any of Lindelof to judge.

Brad76

1.) 25 May 2017 19:50:32
haven't seen lidlof either except on youtube since we have been linked with him. Vdijk looks good, fast, big and strong and seems to get his head on everything both ends of the pitch -out of those 3 he would be first choice. silly money of course.


2.) 25 May 2017 19:53:17
VVD is not worth the price, keane is not good enough to start for us, lindelof isn't much better but he has a high ceiling, would love a double swoop for semedo and lindelof.


3.) 25 May 2017 20:51:52
VVD out of the 3. He's one of the top 3 centre backs in the PL.

{Ed004's Note - It would be between Lindelof and Van Dijk for me. I'm edging towards Van Dijk because of his power in the air, physical attributes and being premiership proven. I think he could form a perfect partnership with Bailly. It would be nice to be a threat from set pieces again}


4.) 25 May 2017 21:58:58
None of the above.


5.) 25 May 2017 22:09:05
I think comes down to value for money. Keane should stay at Burnley for at another 18 months. He certainly has potential. Perhaps cut a deal with Burnley to buy him and then loan him back.
Lindelof is an unknown, just Like Bailly. I've see Youtube clips etc.
VVD looks very good and would compliment Bailly. He is as ED004 says prem proven. Keane isn't quite there yet. However if he plays well in the next two England games then his price will rise.


6.) 25 May 2017 22:02:38
Couldnt agree more ED004, over recent years we seem to have lost the threat of our CBs coming forward for corners ala Vidic, pally, bruce, rio, stam etc etc, fair play to smalling last night for his assist but we used to be a real threat in days gone by with our cbs.

{Ed004's Note - Maybe that's why by reports we seem to be looking at Dier ahead of Fabinho and the links with Van Dijk and Keane. Two of them along with Pogba and Bailly would give us good height}


7.) 25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.


8.) 26 May 2017 03:08:12
i would like to bring in alderweireld from spurs.


9.) 26 May 2017 05:37:25
Leahy12,

When Spurs signed for £7million I thought why the hell didn't we try and buy him. He'd cost £50 million now. Bargain buy for Spurs. Top class CB.


10.) 26 May 2017 09:36:58
Thing is with Spurs, they brought in players like Alder, Alli, Wanyama for little money - but they play them every week. We sign players for 3X-5X that and keep them on the bench or play them sporadically.

We'd pay £25m for Keane and use him in rotation. We need nailed down 100% starters for the money we are going to undoubtedly spend, otherwise it's a Depay/ Martial/ Schneiderlin type waste.

Godin for me.


11.) 26 May 2017 09:44:27
If this is the CB's that we are looking to strengthen with then I am slightly disappointed. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a world class CB come in, someone like Bonucci. I know VVD is being touted as the next big thing, I don't know anything about the Swedish guy, Keane, I am not convinced is good enough either. I was hoping that if there is a deal for DDG to go to Madrid, that they would have had some clout to be able to try and sort out a deal for someone like Varane.


12.) 26 May 2017 09:46:03
Agree with Beast here, a consistent line up breeds success.


13.) 26 May 2017 11:17:23
If Jose is the master at one thing it's picking out defenders. Whoever we buy will fit in well. Perhaps Rojo has convinced him and Blind has looked very able there
too? We need one more to replace Smalling.

Keane or VVD for me please Jose. It's the full back positions where we need the serious investment and another midfielder to replace Carrick. I'll be well chuffed with Greizeman though!

If Keane re-joins, we just need to go back for Welbeck now to show just how clueless LVG was!


14.) 26 May 2017 12:40:49
I'll keep my answer simple enough.

Has to be Van Dijk, he's the best of the three.


15.) 26 May 2017 16:28:43
Agree Harry, before his injury he was the best CB in the prem. Would be a decent partner for Bailly for the next 7-8 years.


 

 

 

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08 Aug 2022 11:33:43
I imagine the players were not looking forward to training today, we have seen how EtH has beeen with not following his methods in training let alone that shambles yesterday.
Hopefully it is the final straw that allows him to follow with his convictions and play the players that fit his style more rather than those established to allow his style to develop over time whilst picking up points.
For me we need to make changes for the Brentford game and I would start with Malacia rathern than Shaw (he offers nothing at the minute and like some others still seems devoid of confidence), start with Varane rather than Maguire (he was not awful but you can see that he is a liability when he is turned - none of the back 4 played great but we just need to remove the toxicity that comes with Maguire), Play Van De Beek and Erikson in the middle instead of McFred (I get that we may get over run occasionally but if we are trying to play posession based football we need players who can keep and pass the ball. McTominy goes hiding when the defence need to pass to someone), Hopefully Martial is fit and we can get back to what looked a promising front line with the 4 of Fernandes/ Sancho/ Martial/ Rashford (I might be tempted with givig Garnacho a go) linking up well on pre-season.

If the game taught the powers that be anything it is that we need to get new players in and that the evolution into what EtH wants to play will take time. maybe more time than we had initially thought.

Brad76

1.) 08 Aug 2022 12:16:58
I really was appreciating your post Brad but then you said Rashford and then i lost it. Rashford isn't good enough to play for Forest let alone be a starter for United.


2.) 08 Aug 2022 12:33:36
UA - I am trying to hold on for him to turn it round but I am starting to wonder if it has passed for him, certainly at our club. I know I can be a bit blinded by players that come through the youth system as want them to succeed and in the right set up I still think he could perform. Saturday and recent seasons have been awful though and you do wonder whether he has it in him. certainly in a posession based team that EtH wants to go with.


3.) 08 Aug 2022 23:31:58
Rather than play Maguire, VdB and Rashford just put a scattering of traffic cones on the park. And put the captains armband on one of them. Just as effective!


 

 

28 Jul 2022 09:34:39
If the rumours are true this morning that Ronaldo has re-iterated his desire to leave for a Champions League club then I think we need to act for the benefit of the current season.
His agent has been trying to get a deal done and the reality is that there is not one out there, this may change towards the end of August when clubs get panicky. However, this situation should be resolved now. We should release him, ensure in the agreement that we pay no loyalty bonuses and save the upwards of £26m from his salary next year. If we do not then the balance and team work that has built could be lost.
The club can then look to bring in someone whether that is just Antony or another Centre forward and then work with what we have.
We know this is a multi year rebuild, if he wants out do it quickly and we will benefit as a whole club.
Love Ronaldo for what he has done, we can't allow for that to blind us to the current issue.

Brad76

1.) 28 Jul 2022 10:37:53
Agree Brad76.


2.) 28 Jul 2022 11:22:19
I don’t see why they should realise him, Manchester United should get a transfer fee for him. Juventus got a nice amount from us.


3.) 28 Jul 2022 12:03:56
I agree wallys flat tyre.
Either he buys his way out or a club buys him. That would be my position.


4.) 28 Jul 2022 13:00:51
Agreed Ken, and not let him anywhere near the playing squad. See what he thinks about the prospect of playing no football at all for a season. That should focus his mind.


5.) 28 Jul 2022 13:37:15
For me, I would let Ronaldo play in the first team no problem if he came out and said he changed his mind, why cut your nose off to spite your face. We know he scores goals and then you have 12 months to look for a replacement. Our budget this summer surely needs to go on some midfielders to replace Pogba and Matic.


 

 

04 Jul 2022 14:15:31
Interesting to see what EtH does with Fernandes next season. With Erikson coming in and Van De Beek coming back is it possible that Fernandes gets pushed up front as a false 9 (especially if Ronaldo does leave) .
EtH has history of doing this with Tadic and that was successful and I think that Fernandes has the ability to make the shift.

Brad76

1.) 04 Jul 2022 14:52:44
Brad I think we will see Fernandes in multiple positions next season. Like you say he could be a false 9, he has a great eye for a goal and times a run well. However, in games at home we could see FDJ (if and big if he comes) Eriksen and Bruno where we could dominate the ball.

You could even see Bruno come from a wider position like Tadic did at times as well. Really looking forward to see what EtH does. Some good quality coaching is the key to starting the rebuild (I detest that word) .


2.) 04 Jul 2022 16:21:30
not a bad shout, keep him as far away from our own goal as possible.


3.) 04 Jul 2022 16:40:29
I hope that he gets pushed to the bench. His passing ability - or rather lack of it - would not rest easy with the manager’s philosophy.


4.) 04 Jul 2022 17:27:14
People talk about Bruno Fernandes's passing like he's championship standard or something.

78% success rate for a poor United team last season is not the bench mark.

For Portugal last summer at the European championships he had a pass success rate of 88%.

It's horses for courses. Playing in a United side with more movement in front of him and a tendency to play on the counter is very different to playing in a side with good movement in a possession orientated team.


5.) 04 Jul 2022 17:40:38
What makes me laugh is how everybody thinks vdb is an automatic starter. Done nothing to suggest he should be.

Eriksen will play anywhere across midfield with the exception of holding I imagine. Still plenty of room for Bruno.


6.) 04 Jul 2022 17:56:45
Will Bruno and his 78% pass success be enough for EtH?

Well Tadic was a key player for him last season and had a pass success rate of 76%.

There is room in every team for a player or two who takes risks and tries the more dangerous passes.

Bruno will be a key player for EtH, I have no doubt.


7.) 04 Jul 2022 18:37:22
Didnt Bruno already play the false 9 a few times under Ole and it wasn't that great.


8.) 04 Jul 2022 19:12:42
Grim I think he did it more this season? Let’s be honest as much as I like ole as a bloke the coaching and tactics would not have been of an elite level. I imagine ten hag will give serious detail and instruction to every player on how the roles are to be played there way he wants.


9.) 04 Jul 2022 21:13:09
Shappy, if, as you may be implying, Bruno is playing alongside players of inferior ability, he should be mindful of this when he is pinging balls left, right and centre.

Surely a player of his calibre and technical know-how should instinctively know that his errant passing not only puts his team on the back foot but also frustrates the life out of his lesser team mates and indeed the supporters.


10.) 04 Jul 2022 22:09:09
Jodler, at United he is expected to be the sole creator, if Bruno doesn't make the pass that opens a team up then no one will.

That's the thing with high risk high reward passing.

While his total of completed passes are lower than others, he is in the top 3 for most key passes in the EPL last season and was top in his first 18 months.


11.) 04 Jul 2022 22:27:55
I cannot see him fitting in with Ten Hag’s high octane, pass and move style of play. For me, he will hopefully play second fiddle to Eriksen.


 

 

03 Jul 2022 14:52:34
Looks like the posturing stage has been entered into by Baracelona, all of there targets want to join them and none of the players want to leave them.
Reality as I understand it though is that players need to leave to bring in the ones they want (Bernardo/ Lewendowski/ Raphina) . This is all to extract more out of buying clubs and show that they are not desperate to sell.
Who knows what this week will bring but still feel the FDJ deal will complete and we will quickly bring our next target in. Following that EtH can review what he has and money available, what is happening with Ronaldo and then take our t is me with and more purchases before the window closes.
I still see Malacia, FDJ, Ericson and Martinez as a strong possibility and good window. Whether that leaves anything for extra who knows.

Brad76

1.) 03 Jul 2022 15:11:50
I think we've gone wrong about this window. If it was me, I'd have liked to bring in players to whom ManUnited is a step up.
For malacia and Martinez it is, they are hungry players looking to prove something.
Not sure about FDJ, if the player has a 10% chance he doesn't want to be here, you get rid.
We already have a XI of players that want to leave.
Bailly gets heat for saying he wants to go, but can you blame him? I think whenever he has played he has looked better of all our CBs. And the next game he's on the bench for 10 games.
Donny had one game I can't remember where he came on a sub and played really well and didn't play for weeks.
Ole was an awful selfish person and he's made the task difficult for anyone coming in.
Our strategy of chasing star players is still wrong and I'd rather get players like Malacia and hope 2-3 out of 5 work out.


 

 

03 Jul 2022 14:05:30
Looks like the posturing stage has been entered into by Baracelona, all of there targets want to join them and none of the players want to leave them.
Reality as I understand it though is that players need to leave to bring in the ones they want (Bernardo/ Lewendowski/ Raphina) . This is all to extract more out of buying clubs and show that they are not desperate to sell.
Who knows what this week will bring but still feel the FDJ deal will complete and we will quickly bring our next target in. Following that EtH can review what he has and money available, what is happening with Ronaldo and then take our t is me with and more purchases before the window closes.
I still see Malacia, FDJ, Ericson and Martinez as a strong possibility and good window. Whether that leaves anything for extra who knows.

Brad76

{Ed0666's Note - it’s a testament to the reality of the situation when players will go to Barcelona and play for Mars bars & free subscription to Netflix than play for Man United for £350k a week on a 5 year contract.


1.) 03 Jul 2022 22:12:02
66 I heard they’ve offered him a discounted rate for his wedding on the pitch.


2.) 04 Jul 2022 11:34:15
Barcelona look to be suggesting to De Jong his wages will need to reduce if he stays there. Not a great look for them especially as they've had their cash injection and no doubt will be looking to offer Lewandowski £350k+ pw to join. I appreciate the overall wage cap is a restriction on them but it will test how much Barcelona really is Frenkie's dream club.

FDJ is at the club he has always wanted to play for but playing out of position, not regarded as being one of their superstars, and Barca's shine has clearly gone a little with their financial problems leading to their greatest ever player Messi leaving.

United had a poor season and may not be the most attractive proposition if any other manager were in charge. But surely the chance to not just work with Ten Hag again, but for him to build a team around Frenkie must be appealing.

As I have said in related posts we may have a few seasons to rebuild but I firmly believe we will get there under Ten Hag. A manager with whom De Jong seemingly had a good relationship with. Players can pick clubs based on where they think they may be most successful but if you already know you have a great boss that's one of the unknowns elsewhere that is surely a massive plus for him if joining United.


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2022 09:29:21
It feels like we have entered the perfect storm for this to actually progress. The sale of Chelsea has set a bit of a benchmark and pulled investors out of the woodwork, the Glazers interest in the club has deteriorated since the death of Malcom who seemed to be the driving factor, the fact that fan groups seem to really be mobilising following the super league and finally the impending costs that is required to upgrade the ground, training ground and potentially a brand new team for EtH!
Not sure what valuation the club would have put on it but the Chelsea price would surely be the starting point.
Key for me is that any sale must clear the leveraged debt on the club, I understand that owners will look to make money on the investment but paying the debt plus dividends is just crippling the need to invest in the club.
Jim Radcliffe would be the ideal person but whether that is a reality or not who knows. just the right person/ consortium with the correct finances and ethics should be looked at. The Glazers will walk away with a large profit and we need to accep that, let's hope they at the very least want to leave the club in the right hands as there only legacy.

Brad76

{Ed001's Note - it was Avram who was the driving force behind the takeover. Malcolm had little to really do with it all other than to sign things.}


 

 

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17 Aug 2022 14:29:49
Personally I have always liked Pulisic and wanted us to bring him in when he initially went to Chelsea. On loan this one makes sense to me and I think he fits EtH style.
Only issue is injury record but hopefully he would get a run of games and share load with youngsters.

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11 Aug 2022 20:15:06
If there is a cohesive plan on this one then this could turn out best for all concerned. Rashford is a shadow of the player he was and although I would love for him to get back there it is not looking great, he also is not a great fit under EtH.
If we are able to reinvest and get a Gapko or back in for Anthony then this really could work.
I have a feeling we may see a few more rumours like this before the end of the money. AWB, Lindelof and maybe even Van De Beek if he feels it is not going to work.

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06 Aug 2022 15:12:00
Personally would like him to stay and see what part he can play in the midfield rotation. The high energy press from EtH will need more than just the first 11 to be successful. That being said if he does go out I have no problem with his next stage of development under Viera at Palace.

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24 Jul 2022 17:51:27
We should sell or loan AWB. just not good enough with the ball. Sell Williams as he is 3rd choice in both positions and get Dumfries from Inter. We would then have 2 full backs challenging each other at both left and right with a couple of the youngsters below them.
I think the way EtH wants to play we will need good rotation.

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16 Aug 2022 08:45:49
It feels like we are at a tipping point with the Glazers where they might walk away, None of the remaining are as wedded to football as Malcom was and with the ever growing need to spend, fan groups doing there bit as well as some high profile people looking at bids it may be that the time is coming. Whether that is this year or next.
We are a club that if you strip the debt back, not be silly with wages that can run itself based on its income without big investment. what is needed is investment in the infrastructure and this is the bit that could be problematic if you are having to spend 4/ 5 Billion on a purchase.
Lets hope whoever is next will be better, have better relations with the fans etc. but it is a fickle thing and even someone like Abramovic is getting criticism now he has gone!

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16 Aug 2022 08:40:45
Firstly, Nunez will be a good player although these sort of things may follow him through his career as he does appear to have a streak in him. then again look at the recent line of strikers from Uruguay and it is in them all.
Secondly, 2Toms. I love the optimisim but let's not kid ourselves. At the minute we are a mess, players are a joke not working hard or following tactics. Liverpool, just adapting to some new players. At best I see a batteling draw, at worst Liverpook click and we get a tonking!
The next few weeks with new additions, tactics becoming better imbedded and hopefully some of the dross dropped for other players (looking at Maguire, Shaw, McTominy, Rashford) and we can hopefully start an upward trend.

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10 Aug 2022 16:44:36
I think there is so many conflicting stories out there that none of us know what is going on with this transfer other than Barcelona are mugging FdJ off one way or another.

Latest story is that we have apparently agreed a deal with his agent for him to join however the oustanding wages is the problem which we know about. This goes against the morning story of Chelsea being close to signing him.

Whatever the truth this is obviously one we are in for and is EtH's number 1 target that could really speed up the process we are going through. Also, if we do end up getting him will all the fans chastising Murtagh/ Arnold for not walking away then praise them for sticking to what the manager wanted and getting him.

Obviously if we lose the race you were all right!

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08 Aug 2022 15:32:46
I am not worried about Martinez as I think he has the ability to improve his game to the higher league, we have seen plenty of players whose first few games have not gone to plan especially when the rest of the team especially those closest to him on the pitch are a shambles.
I think we need to see this for what it is going to be, a painful season that hopefully will improve the more the season goes on. As for recruits, I can only assume that FDJ has in private conversations said he will come if all is sorted otherwise I do not see why we would be holidng on him (this may turn out to be a misguided view) . Our delay in moving for the Ajax players has meant they are in a strong position to up the price due to other sales, Glazernomics then kick in and we can't throw the money around that the fans would like to see.
I hope that as a club we are moving along with EtH's methods so that if he does move on we continue on this path, with all the changes at the top it is not surprising that he has such a lead role in every thing the club are doing. At some point we will have to move in a different direction if current options remain closed. maybe we are close to that time.

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08 Aug 2022 12:33:36
UA - I am trying to hold on for him to turn it round but I am starting to wonder if it has passed for him, certainly at our club. I know I can be a bit blinded by players that come through the youth system as want them to succeed and in the right set up I still think he could perform. Saturday and recent seasons have been awful though and you do wonder whether he has it in him. certainly in a posession based team that EtH wants to go with.

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