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Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry


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22 Feb 2021 13:22:12
Question for Ed002 if you're about.

I saw you say on the Liverpool page that Nikola Milenkovic's reps are keen for him to move to us. There seems to be a lot of links in Italy about it today, so do you think this is one we currently working on and should be able to complete?

Cheers.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - I know nothing more than what I explained - there would be others ahead of him for MU.}


1.) 22 Feb 2021 17:40:59
Cheers Ed.


2.) 22 Feb 2021 19:36:08
From what I've seen of him (which isn't loads) I would say he strikes me as a great "B" list defender. He is solid and dependable but not great at anything in particular. The guy you pair with a world class CB rather than a world class one himself.


3.) 22 Feb 2021 20:04:41
Saw the Milenkovic links but surely he's a 'second' CB signing only. Torres first choice? I can see us in for 2 CBs if the penny finally drops that between Jones / Bailly / Tuanzebe that's only actually one player though its costing us about £250k a week!


4.) 23 Feb 2021 11:17:33
I think Ed 001 and I discussed Milenkovic and Dias before Utd got Harry. I still rate Milenkovic quite high. Utd can probably get him at half what was paid for Maguire and significantly improve our defense. He is still young and can develop into a world class CB!


 

 

25 Jan 2021 19:35:45
Ed, with the club looking at defensive midfield options do you know if they are planning on moving matic on? Still feel he is a very good player and if his minutes are managed well he can be very effective for us.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - Matic will stay another year.}


1.) 26 Jan 2021 00:23:50
That’s good to know Ed. I think his experience could be very important to us.


2.) 26 Jan 2021 01:28:16
I think the club wants Magic to transition into a coaching role, ideally.


3.) 27 Jan 2021 12:53:22
Matic like Mata for me I am happy to keep for one year longer than is probably necessary. He still offers a decent amount when needed, good role model to either McTominy/ Fred, new addition or from the youth set up.


4.) 27 Jan 2021 21:11:08
Have you seen him tonight, don't think he will survive another year.


5.) 28 Jan 2021 20:04:56
I often think that ‘experience’ is misused. Just because he’s old and his legs have gone doesn’t mean he is any more experienced than Rashford whose player a couple of hundred matches in his early 20s. It’s certainly no reason to keep a player when their quality goes.


6.) 29 Jan 2021 10:32:05
Fresh, of course it does. How many UCL semi finals/ finals has Rashford appeared in, how many league titles has he won?

Players like Matic and Mata offer something without even being on the pitch due to there years of experience at the top level.

We have a severe lack of experience running through the team. DDG, Lindelof, Maguire, Bailly, Telles, Pogba, Fred, Matic, Mata and Cavani are the only players in our squad over the age of 26. Of those only Telles, Pogba, Matic, Mata and Cavani can say they have any experience of challenging and winning the top honours.

Of those 5 Pogba wants out, while Matic, Mata and Cavani are all 32 or older and only have a year or two left in them. So we can't afford to just cull the experienced players as we lack leadership and experience.


 

 

04 Oct 2020 16:00:15
Telles deal agreed- Ed spot on with the info on this one from the start. Thank you for sharing. Sancho next 😂 we can dream. No dan James today in the squad, wonder if something is going on there.

Caolan_2

1.) 04 Oct 2020 16:15:08
with a late season start, i would not be surprised if United are thinking of holding out until January transfer window for Sancho which is only under 3 months away.


2.) 04 Oct 2020 18:48:39
Hope we don't get Sancho. No better than rashford. Goes missing in big games like pogba. German League easy in comparison to prem.

He dosent want United. Wouldn't give more than 60mil for him. Much better available for a fraction. Look at Rodriguez at Everton. Class.


3.) 04 Oct 2020 19:22:25
Pogba goes missing in every game he plays. Why the club never sold him is baffling.


4.) 04 Oct 2020 20:00:25
I don't remember the last game I saw Pogba playing like a real player. He's been missing for 2-3 years now.


5.) 04 Oct 2020 21:24:46
and yet they keep telling us he is world class.


6.) 04 Oct 2020 21:30:32
France in WC?


7.) 04 Oct 2020 21:41:35
Had he had a good game in a red shirt? Let’s not single out Pogba though. Since the restart they’ve all been awful which signals a much wider malaise.


8.) 04 Oct 2020 21:48:33
does not matter what players we give ole eric he takes them backwards.


9.) 04 Oct 2020 22:51:07
what a result for us in typical fashion it will probs kick the board into gear now and get who we need wldnt be surprised if we got sancho now absolute morons.


10.) 04 Oct 2020 23:22:43
Pogba had a great run when ole joined- but that was it. He was hardly in the team last season- time for Donny to start for me.


11.) 05 Oct 2020 07:49:14
Let’s hope Telles knows how to defend.


 

 

03 Oct 2020 17:20:19
We have apparently paid Facundo Pellistri's buy out clause of €10 million. He plays for penarol, 18 years old and apparently Forlan who I believe is there coach recommended him.

Caolan_2

1.) 03 Oct 2020 17:33:22
He is one of three 18 year old wide forwards that we have been looking at, along with Filip Stevanovic and Amad Traore. I'm not sure if we are looking at signing more than one of them.


2.) 03 Oct 2020 17:42:02
Traore is moving to someone else in Italy, maybe Parma I think shappy (not sure if permanent or on loan)


3.) 03 Oct 2020 17:55:41
Correct ala traore caolan. However the Pellistri has some weight behind it, it’s said there’s a dispute that his club want to keep him for a loan despite the sale but we want him now.


4.) 03 Oct 2020 18:15:22
For LAN was sacked a month or so ago Caolan.

RedWhiskey
It was said that unlike Lyon we were willing to allow him to remain on loan for the rest of their season which meant a deal with us was favourable for Peñarol. I don't know if we've changed our stance on it.


5.) 03 Oct 2020 18:40:43
Yes Deependra he was sacked, but there’s also stories that he recommended him to us months ago.


6.) 03 Oct 2020 19:53:39
Forlan did recommend him to us Caolan.
Actually I wanted Forlan to be a success at Peñarol and one day lead us to a few titles. Right now that doesn't look that likely.


7.) 03 Oct 2020 19:59:04
Deependra any idea what Forlan is up to now? So gutted he never really worked out for us. Class player.


8.) 04 Oct 2020 05:40:04
He was sacked just a month ago Caolan so not much of note I would say.

You can give a listen to the latest Man Utd podcast mate. Forlan was the guest on it.


9.) 04 Oct 2020 08:23:34
The smart thimg to do now is sell james to leeds recoup some of our money and buy stevamovic I've not seem much of him but what i have he looks like he could be a steal he looks very technocally gifted unlike james and can play om the left so can cover rashford.


10.) 04 Oct 2020 12:53:43
I think cavarni deal is a no brainier, 2 year for our present front 3 to learn from a (past) world class striker.


 

 

27 Sep 2020 16:19:22
Some talk of Andreas going to Lazio on loan. Some places saying a loan with an obligation to buy and others saying an option to buy instead. Even seen 27 million euros quoted. Thought I'd share. Ed have you heard anything, I know you were saying we were looking to high a fee for him.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - Lazio and Benfica provide options.}


1.) 27 Sep 2020 18:20:53
Thanks Ed. Hopefully a busy week for the club with regards transfers.


 

 

 

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08 Mar 2021 14:04:14
Anyone else feel a lot more confident with Henderson in goal? The big difference between him and de gea for me is that you can hear him the whole game. He's got a very good presence too and what I've noticed the last few times he's played is his willingness to come off the line and get the ball.

I really hope we get to see a lot more of him now.

Caolan_2

1.) 08 Mar 2021 15:02:15
I think their pretty even atm. DDG is the better shot stopper, but Henderson commands his box better. Both could do with sharpening up their distribution.

That said, DDG has been declining for a good 2-3 years, whereas Henderson should improve.

So personally I'd pick Henderson over DDG and look to find a solution (move DDG on) in the summer. I also think Henderson's skill set is more useful with our current defenders who need clear instructions and a keeper who will command his area.


2.) 08 Mar 2021 15:13:07
I definitely feel more confident from set pieces, Henderson has made some pretty good catches which is always reassuring as De Gea is either rooted to his line or flaps at the ball which doesn't help anyone.

Still think henderson is poor on the ball and will be interested to see if we do player a higher line eventually whether he is able to sweep up effectively.


3.) 08 Mar 2021 15:14:28
Think you've hit the nail on the head there Shappy.

I'd put Henderson in now for the remainder of the season because we can't catch City and we have a good enough gap to 5th.

Give Henderson the last 10 or so games to play with Vic and Bob and let him get used to the players in front of him for the remainder of the season.

Play De Gea in Europe where his weakness won't be overly exposed.


4.) 08 Mar 2021 15:26:12
De Gea is on a decline and no longer first choice for Spain due to his lapses.

Henderson is probably not even at his peak yet and has a fantastic mentality to fight for his place.

{Ed077's Note - DDG isn't suited to possession style of play. He is a good shot stopper but not too great at playing out from the back. That is why he lost the number 1 spot for Spain, not because Spain had better GKs than DDG.


5.) 08 Mar 2021 15:48:04
That's true Ed077, But De Gea let in some shockers during last Euro and he has not been the same since.

{Ed077's Note - World Cup you mean. He has never looked great for Spain even when he was winning PoTY/PoTS awards with us. He just isn't good at passing around at the back. His long distance kicking is not bad but he seems really uncomfortable and awkward when he ball is played around, in and around the 18 yard box. He has struggled more and more as we have tried to play around the box more and more. That and the addition of Maguire, which again has meant playing at the back more


6.) 08 Mar 2021 16:02:09
Yes I was thinking this yesterday and even the CBS seem more solid and assured. It's his presence in the area which impresses me, he will come for a lot more than de gea which probably eases the defenders in not having to make a decision. De gea is happy to stay on his line which could be a reason for conceding a lot of set piece goals although there's no denying de geas shot stopping abilities.


7.) 08 Mar 2021 16:14:17
ED077,

I agree with about DDG. Since OGS took over and wanted the team to play out from the back, it just doesn't suit DDG.

Also we don't have CBs in Maguire and LIndelof who are good enough to play out from the back.

Do you see or know if there are any truth in the DDG to PSG rumours?

{Ed077's Note - I know nothing more than you do MH, sorry. The fact that DDG is reportedly the highest paid player in the league (basic salary) is always going to make it tough to move him on. Also dont forget that we are very likely going to lose 2 senior GKs already in the summer in the form of Romero and Grant.


8.) 08 Mar 2021 16:39:57
Ed077,

I was surprised he was made the highest paid GK given that his form was bad at the time.

It was a sign of weakness from the club to not cash in on him Instead of agreeing a new contract.

If imagine that he may be open to moving. His partner doesn't like living in the UK.


9.) 08 Mar 2021 19:41:06
Mad Hatter, with Woodward in charge anything is possible and it isn't really surprising however, it's not as bad as some of the other contracts dished out - Jones comes to mind.


 

 

19 Feb 2021 12:37:14
Tell you what was good to hear last night- a goalkeeper commanding his box.

Henderson didn't have much to do in terms of shots, but every ball he came for you could hear on the tv and he was very positive when he would come for the ball. His distribution is also excellent in comparison to de gea. Wouldn't mind him getting a good run now, but I can't see it.

Caolan_2

1.) 19 Feb 2021 13:46:45
Yup loved Deano organizing. He was also heard ordering the players to push forward.


2.) 19 Feb 2021 14:23:51
Ole needs to start Henderson in games where the opposition is going to be physical and rely on their deliveries into the box and that's where Hendo's qualities would come good for us. DeGea can play the other games and this will ensure Henderson settles in quietly while gaining more experience and confidence along the way to becoming first choice.


3.) 19 Feb 2021 14:50:38
Think we are in danger of mythologising Henderson. The biggest issue at the back is not the goalkeeper, its the defensive line. Time and again they hold a line, then Maquire will step back 2 paces, the forwards push up and the other 3 are suddenly chasing back. I can only assume Maguire does this because he is terrified his lack of pace will see him struggle and he so he tries to get a metre head start.


4.) 19 Feb 2021 16:00:36
Grim it’s not a case of thinking Henderson is something he isn’t. I do think though that the lack of confidence in de gea could be a reason why we drop deep at set pieces and maybe why maguire is dropping back- because he feels like he needs to deal with it. I admit complete speculation. Each time Henderson has played, Sheffield United game aside he’s been good and I think he probably helps the back 4 a lot more than de gea because he’s vocal.


5.) 19 Feb 2021 18:28:31
Grim,

Ive said the same thing about Maguire for ages. He is a liability. He consistently plays the opposition onside. he's the main reason why we concede so many goals.


6.) 20 Feb 2021 10:32:59
MH, I wouldn't go so far as saying he is a liability, it is more a case of getting him a complementary playing partner. I think he is trying too much to cover his deficiencies, speed is not his strong point and he needs to leave the faster defenders to be the last man, whereas he should be the one to take the ball out of defence. For me Bailly is his perfect playing partner, unfortunately Eric never seems to be able to play more than 5 games without getting injured, so we have never got to see the relationship develop.
Henderson is a very good keeper and will be the first choice when DDG leaves in June 2023. He comes across as a very confident lad, but the pressure cooker of playing for United is something different. He will still only be 25 when he takes over the No.1 jersey and a few years of playing the cup games and a few premier league games will do him no harm.


7.) 20 Feb 2021 11:15:54
GrimisnotDead you are probably undermining the qualities of a GK who can command his box and how immensely it helps the defense. The defense will be at ease knowing they have a keeper who isn't hesitant to come off his line and is brave to handle any physical challenges from the opposition while also being vocal to organize his defense.

You have to remember the defense is not just the defenders it also includes the GK and having a commanding one is only going to help improve the quality of our defense.


8.) 21 Feb 2021 11:24:18
Ultimately defending is all about communication, if your fellow defenders and keeper aren't telling you where they are, where the danger is and whether to push up tuck in or drop off then group decisions are being made by individuals often without all the information or a view of the bigger picture.

Generally when you think about the best keepers they have always been very vocal, Schmeichel, VDS, Khan, Cech, Seaman, Buffon, Newer etc, great keepers who you will see bellowing at their fellow defenders throughout the match.

Ultimately no one has a better view of what is happening than the keeper, passing that information on is a vital part of defending as a team.

While the debate over which is the better option currently for us DDG or Henderson will rumble on, one thing has become crystal clear over the past season and the tail end of last season, and that is DDG would probably be drown out by a church mouse. Only ever really saying anything once he is fishing the ball out of the back of his net.


 

 

20 Jan 2021 12:29:21
Ed, have you heard anything about Elanga's contract? I believe it's up in the summer? He seems a very promising player from what I've seen, great pace.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - I am not really the one to ask about contracts as I generally have to enquire to get an answer.}


1.) 20 Jan 2021 13:07:04
I don't know much about his contract, but we have just signed Diallo and Pellistri who play on the flanks.


2.) 20 Jan 2021 13:58:04
We also signed a Spanish winger from Atletico Madrid (Alejandro Garnacha), so that makes three young wingers signed between the ages of 16-18. Is there space for Elanga as well?

It's a fine balance between signing all the best young talent and being able to give those players the game time and chances they need to progress their careers. Nothing is more important to a young player than game time. If you're not playing then you're not learning.


3.) 20 Jan 2021 17:20:16
Thanks anyway Ed, appreciate the response.

As we know with this club there’s not the clearest pathways for these kids shappy.


4.) 20 Jan 2021 18:15:46
Garnacho is going to be a huge talent.


5.) 20 Jan 2021 18:06:05
Thanks for the info Ed_Shappy.


 

 

18 Jan 2021 09:23:12
Typical overreactions on here to yesterday's result. Were people expecting us to put 6 past Liverpool because of who was at centre back yesterday? These games are usually close and tight.

I thought the set up and performance was good. We defended very well, and a bit more quality up front with the final ball/ timing of the run could have seen us create quite a few chances. The two key men didn't perform (Bruno and Rashford) . We should have won that game, we had the two clearest chances by a mile.

Liverpool are still a superb team and if you go all out attack like many wanted, they would pick us off on the break.

Disappointed not to get the 3 points- that alone is a marker of progress if you ask me.

Caolán.

Caolan_2

1.) 18 Jan 2021 09:39:14
If someone said at the start of the season we’d be top of the league mid-January I’d have laughed in their face.

Most people on here said at the start of the season our aim should be CL qualification and to close the points gap to Liverpool. We are exceeding that, with a favourable run of fixtures to come.

Rashford, Bruno and Martial were poor yesterday. Ole once again dithered over his substitutes. I’m sure he thinks his attacking subs are going to recreate 1999 every week.

But it’s a point in a game we could easily have lost. We defended brilliantly, however our attackers couldn’t take advantage of that platform they were given.

A lot is said about Liverpool’s defence but seem to forget we won the league playing John O’Shea and Rafael in midfield. Henderson and Fabinho are very good players and their presence in defence doesn’t nullify the threat of their forwards.

Personally I’d have taken a draw before kick off so can’t be too disappointed.


2.) 18 Jan 2021 09:52:48
No one wanted “all out attack” but do you think it was right to set with fear of what might happen?


3.) 18 Jan 2021 10:31:33
Couldn't agree more Caolan. I think a draw was a fair result based on the pattern of play for most of the game but we definitely had the better chances to win.

I was one of those people saying if we see a 10-15 point improvement in the league then that is a good indicator of progress the team are making. Despite this, at the start of the season I didn't think we would actually get many more points than last season. However, we are on course to end in the high 70's / early 80's for points which is great.

In my opinion there were far fewer issues in the game yesterday and in the defeat against City than there were in games we won earlier in the season against the likes of West Ham, WBA and Southampton. We missed some chances and were playing a good team. A point away to Liverpool is never a bad result for United and considering the difference between the two sides across the last few years, it definitely isn't now.


4.) 18 Jan 2021 10:33:15
Whilst I wish we had taken our chances, had pressed a bit more for a winner and can see clear floors in the game. I can't help but think this was quite a Sir Alex performance for these games.
Ensure we do not give them anything early, slowly build momentum and hit on the break. We had some chances that if one were put away we would have been saying what a great result.
Like I say, wish we had gone for it a bit more. but maybe to be expected.


5.) 18 Jan 2021 10:34:16
Red Man, personally I thought the set up was fine, and it was what I expected. You have to credit Liverpool for the first 30 mins where they dominated the game- we hung in there and came out unscathed. You have to expect that away to Liverpool (with or without fans) . Apart from the 2-1 win there under LVG, I struggle to recall a game at Anfield where we dominated first half.

After that I felt like we were dangerous and grew into the game. Our most influential attacking players didn't turn up Red Man, that is what cost us. We had chances, but the finish and final ball just wasn't there. If we won that game 1-0 we would be saying that it was a brilliant performance.


6.) 18 Jan 2021 11:13:02
Usually a point against Liverpool is a good result.
But yesterday imo was an opportunity missed by us.
Liverpool don't have VVD, the best CB on the planet. They also don't have their 2nd and 3rd choice CB's.

Unfortunately we didn't exploit their weakness.
Whenever we had a go at their defence, we created more clear cut chances.

Anyways it is a positive sign to see us aiming for higher standards .


 

 

09 Dec 2020 11:07:07
People may think I'm completely ole in blah blah blah. I've said many times I don't think he will deliver titles. Last night was on him. So my question is when he does get the road who is everyone's choice to replace him?

Personally I still think pochettino- he seems a good coach and a very likeable man. The lack of investment around his last couple of years meant it got a bit stale, we may not recruit well but we would give him some new players. I've seen people on here and on other platforms criticise his lack of trophies etc and say he's not that great. Personally I think he fits the principles of Manchester United.

The other option would be allegri imo but whether he would want to come after the previous shambles I don't know.

I think we have some cracking players who need taking to the next level. Looking at Bruno, Wan Bissaka, Rashford, Greenwood in particular with some good youth prospects to work with coming up. That needs to be a key for the next appointment.

Interested to hear everyone's thoughts- I doubt we will see w change before the end of the season but unless we get a couple of trophies this year then I feel the writing is on the wall- in reality it is stick or twist time.

Caolan_2

1.) 09 Dec 2020 11:20:10
I feel Poch will have this team play better football.
Only few of the individuals in our team press the opposition. There seems to be a lack of proper coaching to play at a higher tempo.


2.) 09 Dec 2020 11:40:11
Nagelsmann is the only one I want. Give him whatever resources he wants and let him work his magic. Amazing coach and plays football the right way.


3.) 09 Dec 2020 12:10:35
Big red I like JN. I just think we struggle to get him out of Leipzig during the season, perhaps in the summer? But he seems to have his head screwed on and would want a lot of assurances regarding the future plans. I hate the word project.


4.) 09 Dec 2020 12:11:15
Big red ed the club don't give any manager the resources they want


We are always going to fail and be this once grest club

We won't win anything untill the structure ofnthe club is run by people who know what they are doing.


5.) 09 Dec 2020 12:13:23
Pochettino has two issues as a manager, and neither of them are his lack of trophies. You win trophies by doing things the right way, so his lack of trophies are at best a symptom of his issues as a manager rather than an actual problem itself.

Firstly, the issue is his poor recruitment, he inherited a good Spurs side, but none of his signings actually improved Spurs as a team. There is a huge difference between being a manager and being able to spot talent. Nearly all of the good players both Southampton and Spurs signed during Pochettino's time at those clubs came about from Paul Mitchell's work. Once he left both clubs ability to spot and bring in a great player dropped. He has since joined th Red Bull group and leads their scouting. Pochettino was too focused on physicality in his signings rather than technical ability. Which is a mistake as its easier to improve a players physical condition tan it is to improve their technical abilities.

The second issue Pochettino has is actually his ability to develop players. Many people point out the successes he had at Spurs with several of their younger British players. However, the reality is that many of them had either hit a wall and stagnated or gone backwards by the time he left. All of these players were in their early 20's at the time, so still had significant potential for growth. Ultimately he gave them a chance and drilled them in how he wanted to play, but he didn't round off their skillset, ultimately limiting them as players. Anyone can throw a kid on the pitch, but working with them to improve them is another thing entirely. Does Pochettino do that? From my observations if he does he doesn't do it very well.

Ultimately what in my eyes would be serious issues with him as a potential Manchester United manager is his inability to develop young players effectively. While his poor track record when getting involved in transfers is another issue considering our own clubs poor record with transfers.


6.) 09 Dec 2020 12:58:33
What has nsgalsman won?


7.) 09 Dec 2020 13:13:17
What about Ralph Rangnick? Experienced, could move into a DOF in a couoke of years time aswell. He might be better at setting up a new overall structure at Utd, similar to Leipzig.

{Ed001's Note - I would agree with Shappy and go for him as DoF.}


8.) 09 Dec 2020 13:23:27
Naglesman is an outstanding young coach Ken. He’s got Leipzig competing with Bayern and took them to a European semi final. Don’t forget he’s only 33 as well. If we want someone with a great coaching pedigree then I’d say he would be a great appointment.

Shappy- how much of the recruitment at Spurs was down to Poch? They didn’t do any business after after getting to a champions league final or even any that season. Paul mitchell did great work which highlights the need for a proper Director of Football or someone in that role. I’ll ask you, who would you want to replace ole?


9.) 09 Dec 2020 13:56:42
Shappy, you’re finding reasons to not employ Poch. But these reasons are also the same reasons Ole is not qualified to be our manager. So you can defend Ole all you want, but you’re kidding yourself if you think Poch is a lesser coach or manager than Ole.


10.) 09 Dec 2020 14:08:13
Caolan, Nagelsman would be my first choice now. However, he might be a hard person to convince to join. He has a young family and is a Bavarian and ideally would like to bring his family up in Bavaria. I think Bayern Munich is his destination at some point. I think he will be happy to stay at Leipzig until that happens.

So, failing that I would look to Marco Rose or Erik Ten Hag. Rarely is a great and in demand manager free to join a club. Good managers are nearly always in work.


11.) 09 Dec 2020 14:27:21
Caolon_2 if we were guaranteed to get Nagelsmann in the summer I would go for that. You're probably right that it would be hard to get him during the season. Maybe ragnick as DOF too and we can actually start having a proper structure and style of play. Although on both it's more than likely wishful thinking.


12.) 09 Dec 2020 17:03:42
Wazza, clearly Pochettino is a better manager than Ole. I've never stated Ole as being a great manager. Just that he had done some good while he's been here, and I wasn't as quick to be ready to pull the trigger than most.

My argument is that I don't think Pochettino has the ability to dramatically change where we are and what we are doing.


13.) 09 Dec 2020 21:30:08
I know Ole’s days are numbered but how are we judging who’s a better manager? If Pochettino is a better manager than Ole then clearly that’s not evidenced on silverware. So how empirically are we making that assessment? Win ratio? Goals per game? Points v £ spent?
Curious to hear on what basis one manager is better than another if neither have silverware to prove their worth.


 

 

 

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22 Feb 2021 17:40:59
Cheers Ed.

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26 Jan 2021 00:23:50
That’s good to know Ed. I think his experience could be very important to us.

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10 Jan 2021 00:03:01
Does it bloody matter where he plays lol. Like two kids bickering 😂.

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03 Jan 2021 13:40:03
Red man I think it was an error as gasperini had said that Atalanta hoped to loan him back to the end of the season.

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22 Dec 2020 20:01:28
A lot of talk in Ecuador (social media so pinch of salt lads) that something has been agreed.

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03 Mar 2021 17:35:26
Tbh Ed I find about 90% of centre halves who are very good on the ball tend to be rubbish without it these days! I think there’s a real lack of top centre halves out there.

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{Ed077's Note - that's true Caolan.}


 

 

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03 Mar 2021 14:24:10
Martinez is the only player I’d take from that inter side. He looks real quality.

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{Ed077's Note - What about Bastoni? I don't know how good of a defender he is but he looks really good with the ball.}


 

 

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03 Mar 2021 14:21:27
He’s not taken his chance out there Ken. I’m sure he will only have himself to blame.

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03 Mar 2021 11:03:02
We will see Shappy. Off course there will be implications but it will be interesting to see. The club need to be creative and potentially more open to swap deals like Ed2 has told we haven’t been interested in. As mentioned above a pogba/ varane swap could suit both parties and really improve our side. Huge summer ahead where we need to show some ambition.

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03 Mar 2021 09:37:52
Not saying we will spend a fortune by any means- but I always take what a manager says in the press with a huge pinch of salt. Just a week ago he was talking about the backing he has in the market. I like the idea of some of the kids being promoted to the squad but IMO they’ll take the squad role of someone like mata, lingard and anyone else we can move on.

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