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02 Jan 2022 10:41:28
The Alvarez rumours seem to be really picking up pace. Really don't understand this one - another striker/ inside forward type.

Cavani, Ronaldo, Rashford, Sancho, Greenwood, Martial, Elanga, Diallo, Shoretire, Pellistri.

I know he's had an injury but I'm already disappointed by the lack of game time given to Amad Diallo - a far better prospect than Elanga IMO.

The only reason I can see for Alvarez is if Martial (thank goodness), Cavani (gutted) and Diallo/ Elanga (loan) exit in January.

EDs - is Alvarez likely? If so, how about the above mentioned exits? (HNY to you all, too and thanks for all your continued hard work) .

Downsie53

{Ed002's Note - He would be a Martial replacement. I have explained about potential departures.}


1.) 02 Jan 2022 12:41:11
Only based on ropey YouTube footage (sorry, not a frequent visitor to the River Plate stadium) he looks an exciting player, with lots of goals from outside the box so he's not afraid to have a pop. Whether there is any substance to the rumours I have no idea but it looks like the front-line is up for a little fine-tuning.


2.) 02 Jan 2022 14:55:22
I don't know much about him, supposedly highly rated and has a better record in Argentina than Lautaro Martinez had before his move to Inter Milan.

If we are going to persist with a front 2 formation then we will need to find a younger striker.

Martial will be leaving, possibly in January While Cavani will be off in the summer.

That leaves a by then 37 year old Ronaldo, as well as Rashford and Greenwood as our options in the striker positions.

At a reported 17m and on fairly low wages I think he could be a excellent replacement on Martial.


3.) 02 Jan 2022 16:41:46
Lets just hope there is some kind of clear thinking behind it. Diallo, Pellistri, VDB seem to have been bought in with no clear plan what to do with them.


4.) 02 Jan 2022 23:29:32
Pellestri and amad are clearly for a couple of years time. both would have been out on loan but amad got injured. I'd be interested to see if we send pellestri somewhere else in January because he's not getting much game time this season and he seems a bit behind . i have a feeling donny will go to Newcastle on loan this month they need to sign decent players and he could help dig them out if the hole their in.


 

 

04 Jun 2021 09:08:25
Morning all.
Wondering if any of the EDs can shed any light on Martial leaving this summer please?
For me, he seems the obvious saleable asset to bring in some much needed funds for the essential minimum of four purchases we require this summer.
Thanks.

Downsie53

{Ed002's Note - There are no plans to sell him.}


1.) 04 Jun 2021 09:30:52
I'd imagine players like Pogba and even DDG would be ahead of Avram's favourite player in line for the exit door.


2.) 04 Jun 2021 10:16:11
If the plan is to keep him, I just don’t understand where he fits in. OGS is obsessed with either Rashford or Pogba on the left, it seems almost certain that Sancho will come in on the right, where Greenwood and the ever-impressive when given the chance Diallo are also good options. Cavani certain to start the big games up top, with Greenwood and Rashford other options through the middle. That’s without mentioning James, Elanga, Shoretire.
Where does Martial play?


3.) 04 Jun 2021 11:43:43
i expect pogba to leave this summer unless Ole wants to shoe-horn him into midfield of play alongside bruno with a CDM like rice / saul in midfield. so we will have martial, rashford, cavani, greenwood, sancho and james as our forward line options - pretty decent if you ask me.


4.) 04 Jun 2021 13:49:48
He is only obsessed with Pogba/ Rash on the left as Martial is unfit a lot. When fit he starts there regularly.


5.) 04 Jun 2021 14:17:56
While I don't think Martial is going to prove good enough to be a long term first choice option. He is still far above any of our other sub options.

If we sign someone like Sancho then our front four will be Bruno, Rashford, Sancho and Cavani.

Greenwood will be the first choice as an attacking sub either wide right or up top.

That leaves Martial, James, Diallo, Pellistri, and Hannibal as other options assuming Mata, Lingard and Andreas Pereira leave this summer.

Most of them are kids with little experience. Considering Cavani will likely pick up several injuries next season it makes little sense to sell Martial.

{Ed077's Note - Martial is on a lot of money to not even be the first choice attacking sub.}


6.) 04 Jun 2021 15:16:15
I can't see anyone stumping up the cash for Martial nor paying his wages. So I don't think he leaves sadly. I would much rather seeing his playing time given to one of the youngsters coming through.


7.) 04 Jun 2021 20:19:00
Martial has been bang average for 80% of his 5 seasons with us. He's not consistent enough. Clearly has talent but its nothing without consistent application.

One of the Eds noted on the City page that United were looking at Kane back in March. That may have cooled now that Cavani has signed but there is 1 or 2 years tops there and likely Edi plays what, 30 of our potential 60 games next season?

We do need another striker but it absolutely is not Martial.

I know it's a pipe dream but Martial + Lingard + cash for Kane would solve 3 problems in one hit!

Dear Baby Jesus .


8.) 04 Jun 2021 21:59:06
Unlike many, I like Martial, and if we didn’t also have Rashford, I’d want to see him kept as LW. However, we do have Rashford at LW, and sadly I don’t think Martial is going to learn the movement and positioning need as a CF, or at least not soon enough to take over from Cavani.

We can’t afford to wait another 2-3 years for him to learn, we need a CF good enough to take over from Cavani by next summer, and right now, Greenwood looks closer to being ready than Martial does.


 

 

25 Jan 2020 13:07:04
“Ighalo and Slimani are one of a number of forwards United have enquires about taking on last in the last few days.”

Question is, who are the others in the ‘number’?

Btw - Ighalo’s recent stats are good, wouldn’t be the worst option IMO. Slimani on the other hand 🙈

Downsie53

1.) 25 Jan 2020 22:47:19
He was always scoring for Watford and has a good record in china. He could be a surpringly successful short term goal getter. I don't like the idea of Slimani however.


 

 

20 Jan 2020 19:48:57
What are you actually EXPECTING to be the incomings over the next 11 days all?
Not hoping, but EXPECTING.

I still feel we’ll get Bruno, as the Rashford situation will further highlight our lack of goalscorers and force us to pay a little more, whilst I also have a horrid feeling we’ll get some kind of short term fix up front like Llorente.

Downsie53

1.) 20 Jan 2020 20:40:31
just seen on one site we are considering rooney till end of the season. I've heard it all now.


2.) 20 Jan 2020 20:38:40
I'm EXPECTING the club to make all the right noises, leak to the media that they are working hard, complain about players values being too high. And ultimately I'm EXPECTING us to sign No1 and therefore, ole be hung out to dry.


3.) 20 Jan 2020 21:05:43
NIR84 so you're not expecting Fernandes, Soumare and Dembele now followed by Koulibaly, Saul and Sancho in the summer with Poc and a DOF in tow

Oh boo that sucks.


4.) 20 Jan 2020 21:42:35
😂😂😂 Yip next season we will win the quadruple, go unbeaten and amass 100 points.


5.) 20 Jan 2020 21:51:16
Fernandes, bale, Josh king.


6.) 20 Jan 2020 22:33:37
I'm expecting none.


7.) 20 Jan 2020 23:22:37
I saw the suggested possible signings of Soumare, Fernandes and Dembele and would be well pleased with any. All would be incredible but unlikely. None of them top drawer yet but all walk into this team, in my opinion.


8.) 21 Jan 2020 00:47:08
Not a dam thing.


9.) 21 Jan 2020 04:13:37
Bruno will arrive.
I'm expecting the club to push for Cavani or Moussa Dembele, else the season may end in disaster considering we already lack goal scorers in the team.


10.) 21 Jan 2020 07:55:56
Expecting Woodward to finally address the problem in the canteen and upgrade the 4 slice toaster to a 6 slice toaster.


11.) 21 Jan 2020 08:05:36
we won't say anyone.


12.) 21 Jan 2020 09:54:08
Not sure anything will happen, nor should happen if the plan is to replace the manager.


13.) 21 Jan 2020 10:21:16
I expect bruno to come in but maybe we will sit tight and wait for a new coach.
I think if you have ole the Liverpool squad or city squad he would struggle to make top 4 either way.


14.) 21 Jan 2020 10:58:03
I’m not expecting anything.

A deal for Fernandes could be done, but I don’t see us making a sensible offer.
There is a shortage of available strikers, and too many clubs in the market.

I can see Ole making the, ‘we will only bring in the right players’ speech by the start of next month, and being sacked by the end of the season.

Rinse, repeat to another new dawn.


15.) 21 Jan 2020 11:00:40
they don't have a plan. they fly by the seat of their pants. Even if they do change manager do we think that the summer will be some well organised transfer strategy? the excuse then will be that the new manager needed time to assess the squad so we couldn't get players in. there's always a reason for our poor recruitment, not the fact that the people doing the deals are completely imcompetent.


16.) 21 Jan 2020 15:10:56
Ive heard the same thing about the toaster Boyfromburrenway, but apparently Argos want £40 and Ed won't pay more than £25, so the deal has fell through.


17.) 21 Jan 2020 18:26:14
nice one, inhope.


18.) 21 Jan 2020 19:43:05
Expecting at least one signing but also expecting a backlash from fans when we still don't prove to progress as fast as they want. I don't think many fans would be satisfied even if we bought Messi!


19.) 22 Jan 2020 00:23:16
@Salford - no idea what that's based on. The fans just want to see progression as has been promised. As I said at the start of the season we are missing one CAM and one striker / RW. The club has failed to fill those roles. Now those issues are coming to fruition.

I'm not the biggest fan of Solkjaer as a manager, but now is the opportunity for the club to show their intentions. We either purchase players to fill those roles and chase the very attainable fourth spot, or the manager gets held out to dry as there's "no value in the market". I know what my money is on.


 

 

 

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20 Jun 2022 18:49:09
29 days since we last played.
7 days until EtH's first training session.
174 players linked.

So come on, what do you genuinely believe will be our squad for the first game vs Brighton, injuries permitting?

I'll go:

De Gea
Dalot
Varane
Maguire
Shaw
De Jong
Fred
Eriksen
Bruno
Ronaldo
Sancho

Subs: Heaton, Lindelof, Malacia, McTominay, Hannibal, vdBeek, Rashford, Elanga, Moussa Dembele.

Downsie53

1.) 20 Jun 2022 19:41:01
To hard to guess atm downsie. I think Garnacho will surprise a few on pre season.


2.) 20 Jun 2022 20:20:36
I think Bruno may have a difficult season coming up. I just have a feeling he might find himself on the bench more often than not. Which makes the decision to give him a contract a peculiar one.


3.) 20 Jun 2022 21:01:12
Mumbles, I’d say he will be absolutely fine. One of the few players over the past number of years who’s shown he has something about him. I’m interested to see what role ten hag gives him.


 

 

07 May 2022 08:25:14
CB - Torres, Kounde or Timber
RB - worryingly quiet on the news front
DM - Tchuamendi, Neves, Phillips or Rice
CM - Milinkovic-Savic, De Jong or Haidara
AM/ W - Nkunku, Antony or Dembele
CF - Nunez or 'other'

Seems to be a fairly accurate summary of what we're being linked with. Whilst we desperately need one from each category, that'll surely prove too expensive, even with expected sales of Henderson, Bailly, Jones, Telles and Martial, plus the huge wage savings of those out of contract.

Surely we've got to prioritise some of the above positions for now and then add the others in Jan/ next year? Problem is, I come up with a different order of priority each time I try!

Downsie53

1.) 07 May 2022 08:58:00
downsie- good shout on the positional options mooted-
torres seems better fit and bailly could go other way?
rb - seem to think the middlesborough lad could be looked at as well as the kid on loan at forest? Portugese lad an option nunez? /
phillips if leeds go down
sms = been looked at a good while, other 2 to go elsewhere
anthony possible eth links?
would like nunez but a lot depends on the market dealings of rm, city and the big euro clubs as strikers are high demand with limited options.

The above is obviously opinion only, but think we will get 5/ 6 in add couple younguns from reserves and shift about 8.


2.) 07 May 2022 09:08:19
I think the focus this summer will be the spine of the team, CB, CDM, ST. I also wouldn't rule out a keeper as the 4th signing.

While I think our wide areas could do with an upgrade, I doubt that will happen this summer.

At LB we have Shaw, Williams and Fernandez who could all be improved with good coaching.

At RB I think Dalot has potential if coached and developed. While Laird is young and full of potential. The other issue at RB might be that AWB will be difficult to move on due to his high cost and wages.

In the forward areas we have Rashford, Sancho, Amad, Elanga, Garnacho and Shoretire. We could definitely do with a first team ready player to push Rashford and Sancho as the drop off from them is large (especially in terms of experience at this level) .

That said EtH has an excellent pedigree in developing young players, maybe he can make a star out of one of Amad, Elanga, Garnacho or Shoretire.


3.) 07 May 2022 09:16:24
Ten Hag likes one of his fullbacks to be very aggressive in attack.
Lamptey would be ideal in this case for RB.


4.) 07 May 2022 12:14:43
I got torn a new one here for suggesting Lamptey was a RB….


5.) 07 May 2022 12:55:16
GK: after one training session, ETH will pick Henderson for a season, then upgrade next year.

LB: Shaw, Williams and Fernandez

CB: Varane, Lindelof, Maguire, Mengi and Timber

RB: AWB, Dalot, Timber

DM: Phillips/ Sangare, Timber

CM: Fred, McTominay, Garner, Levitt

AM: Bruno, Hannibal, dVdBeek

Forwards: Ronaldo, Rashford, Shoretire, Elanga, Garnacho, Sancho, (Nunez) McNeill.


6.) 07 May 2022 13:24:01
Lamptey looks good as a wingback with a three man defence behind him.

He looks a little suspect in a flat back four though.

Great going forward, poor in defence. Kind of the polar opposite to AWB.

I'm not sure Lamptey is the kind of full back who naturally fits into an EtH system. EtH has almost exclusively played with a back four, something that Lamptey has looked suspect in. While he also likes his full backs to be comfortable tucking in and playing as inverted fullbacks.

We have seen both Blind and Mazraoui both play as inverted fullbacks at different times in the same game for Ajax under EtH.

Again this is a role I don't think is suited to Lamptey at all. I can't see him tucking into a midfield pivot alongside a CDM while the other midfielder pushes forward.

He's a winger by trade, he likes to be high and wide, stretching play. And that's where he plays best in my opinion.


7.) 07 May 2022 13:53:37
GK - Ralph clearly said that this is the only position that doesn't need attention. Whether EtH agrees, and equally whether Dean Henderson agrees, remains to be seen. I imagine Hendo will be off and we'll get a new back-up.
FULLBACKS - Clearly we need younger, more energetic fullbacks. None of our present options instill confidence. Tyrell Malacia looks a good shout at LB.
CB - With Jones/ Bailley on their merry ways it looks like a more mobile upgrade is of importance. Timber is the name on everyone's lips, not sure if this is lazy reporting or if there's any truth in it. He seems a little gung-ho. Maybe Fofana or a player closer to home is an option.
MID - So many players linked and the oft fuzzy lines of defensive/ central/ attacking midfield are even murkier in terms of who is what and what is needed. I'd like to see a defensive-minded player and a more of a playmaker. Rice looks like he'll blow the budget so surely isn't a realistic option. De Jong won't be cheap either, as much as I'd love to see either happen neither seem viable given the sheer scale of what is required. I have no idea why the Lazio guy would come to us. Or arguably half these players.
WINGERS - Only Sancho and Elanga are tried and tested options. Rashford has lost it. Elanga has been a surprise without tearing it up. Antony is mentioned a lot but again if he wasn't at Ajax would he be being talking about? Not so sure.
STR - This is an important one. In only a few weeks our only striker could well be CR7, and even that's up for debate. Again, Rashy should be in this list but can't be counted on at present. Hopefully after a pre-season he'll be at least a good option. Nunez is getting a lot of traction, Ed002 has suggested we aren't in the running without CL. I think the best we can hope for is a younger player to alternative with Ronaldo next season but the names being banded about are all approaching £100m, maybe aiming a little high when 5-6 players are needed. Richarlison isn't my favourite player but it will be interesting to see what becomes of him in the coming weeks. Again he'd cost a bomb.


8.) 07 May 2022 14:29:37
Doesn't Timber prefer City? That's certainly what one of the Ed's had mentioned.


9.) 07 May 2022 15:11:36
I like Fofana, Spenno. Unlucky with that injury, but prior to that he looked a great prospect.


10.) 07 May 2022 15:42:53
What Ralf says about keepers and what EtH thinks might be very different things.

Ralf also said that in his vision of football you don't build out from the keeper and that you want your keeper to have as few touches with his feet as possible as keepers tend to be the weakest players on the pitch with the ball at their feet (that was before he managed Harry Maguire mind) .

EtH in that regard is almost polar opposite, he wants his keepers to come off their line and sweep up, he wants them to be a part of playing out from the back and involved in build up play.

It will be interesting to see what EtH does with the keepers at United.


 

 

15 Apr 2022 19:12:41
So, lots of names being banded about and I've tried to put the most likely ones of the positions we need to strengthen as a bare minimum in the list below. Ignoring Rice/ Kane etc as they are unrealistic especially in a year when so much movement will/ needs to take place.

Who are you having from each category and why?

CB - Timber / Torres / Akanji
CM - Neves / Phillips / Haidara
AM - Nkunku / Raphinha / Antony
CF - Nunez / David / Osimhen

For me: Timber (potential and pace which would allow us to play higher) ; Neves (ball-player in-line with ETH's philosophy) ; Raphinha (we need a proven RW desperately and he's already the best player at a fellow PL side) ; Nunez (no need to justify! )

Downsie53

1.) 15 Apr 2022 19:21:19
Raphinha isn't going to happen. I'm pretty sure he's Barcelona bound.


2.) 15 Apr 2022 19:36:21
Torres, Phillips, nkunku and Nunez for me.


3.) 15 Apr 2022 22:15:21
Timber, Phillips, Nkunku and Nunez would probably be my picks but pretty much every player there improves us quite significantly.


4.) 15 Apr 2022 22:27:37
why has Haidira dropped off the radar now, the press were saying he was a no brainer a few months ago.


5.) 15 Apr 2022 23:38:46
Sure many of those names would improve us. I don’t think any he’d move for Ajax players personally.
Would like to see Tchouameni in the midfield mix.


6.) 16 Apr 2022 03:47:20
Tchouameni is likely to move to the prem. But not to us.


7.) 16 Apr 2022 06:37:44
CB - Maguire contract extension and Tuanzebe feels like a new signing
CM - Pogba extension and Donny feels like a new signing
AM - mata extension
CF - martial feels like a new signing.


8.) 16 Apr 2022 10:00:34
Out of those options I'd probably go with Timber due to him knowing what EtH wants and how to play his system which is important to speed up how quickly the team adapts. Plus Timber looks like a future world beater.

Neves as I think he suits EtH's system and style much more than Haidara (plus Haidara looks more like a Fred upgrade than a holding midfielder), while I like Philips but his injuries concern me.

Controversially I'd go with Raphinha over Antony. I think Antony has the higher ceiling and obviously is used to EtH's style and system. Yet I think he might take 6-12 months to settle and adapt to the EPL. Whereas Raphinha offers a more immediate impact. Also Raphinha being a little older and more experienced, and given the young players like Sancho, Elanga, Amad, Pellistri, Garnacho and Shoretire all at the club and under 22, I think we need someone a bit more experienced rather than another club 21 year old. We have young talent to be developed in wide positions, we need someone with more experience to guide them and offer more consistency.

Darwin Nunez is for me the obvious pick at CF. Strong, quick and deadly, he's potentially the complete package. Oshimen picks up too many injuries and will cost a fortune. David is an interesting one, not really a striker but more of a wide forward/ second striker. Could play the false 9 position. However, I think Rashford can play a similar role to David. Where as we could do with someone to lead the line.


9.) 16 Apr 2022 10:03:24
CB - Timber is a known quantity for EtH and sounds like he is ready to make the next step. Maguire will stay next season and potentially Bailly may think he will fit into EtH style.
CM -Tcechmeini would be ideal and looks like the next Kante. Feel he may be destined to move elsewhere but would be my choice and possibly we have good links with Mitchell before he departs Monaco. Neves may be the more likely alternative and definitely has the ball playing style EtH likes.
AM - question here is are looking at a RW like Antony or does EtH see us stacked with wing players (could do with a left footer) or as a number 8 box to box. If this it could be a player not on our radar using the European accounting network of RR. Tielmans looks getable and would be a step up. The lad at AC Milan wvo is a free this year looks a beast.
CF - Nunez all the way or the Napoli forward looks good also.
I think we will get a decent pot as wewill be out of the CL but sensible first season buys are Important and bringing the youth in to fill the back up slots.


 

 

04 Apr 2022 18:49:25
All this 'United should sign Rice for £150m' crazy talk today.

Surely we'd be better spending that sort of money on Timber, Neves, Antony and Nunez - sorting four positions instead of one?

What would you rather - one big name or four eager individuals wanting to come and make an impression?

Downsie53

1.) 04 Apr 2022 19:03:12
Who on earth is timber? Some new flavour of the month I've not heard of yet? Is he sturdy?


2.) 04 Apr 2022 19:56:57
RedWhiskey, he's a 20 year old CB who plays for Ajax and has been doing very well under EtH.

He's one of the more recent names we've been linked to mostly because of the EtH links.


3.) 04 Apr 2022 20:06:06
I prefer his partner Martinez right now and he's only 24 himself. Forming a good partnership though.


4.) 04 Apr 2022 20:45:36
Thanks shappy. Never heard of him until now.


5.) 04 Apr 2022 21:17:49
The reality is we aren't likely to sign a top class CB this summer for two reasons.
Firstly, not many top class CB's are going to be too keen to come to United while we are in a mess and out of the UCL. Maybe summer 2023 if the rebuild is going well under the new manager and we get UCL football we might be able to attract the top tier players.
Secondly, we probably can't afford to be dropping 60-70m on players this summer. We'll probably be looking at the 30-50m bracket at most. Due to the fact that we need to make 3-4 signings at least, maybe 5.

That said there are some very good players available much cheaper with potential. That is probably the market we need to look at.

If we want a left footed LCB option then we could do much worse than look at Josko Gvardiol or Nico Schlotterbeck of RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg respectively.

Ronald Arajuo is a solid option that we have been linked with as well.


6.) 04 Apr 2022 22:00:24
We’d be very lucky to get those 4 for £150m. I bet Nunez alone would be half of that. Like Antony, bit of a showboater but he’s an exciting player. Timber doesn’t strike me as being an upgrade at all, just a logical link that’s been made to ten Hag.


7.) 05 Apr 2022 17:34:54
Hopefully the new manager has an idea of the way he wants to play and will buy the players to fit that system. Not interested in a bunch of names, that policy has been woeful over the last 10 years.


 

 

15 Feb 2022 21:05:38
We've just been battered. For 45 mins. At home. Against Brighton. The same Brighton that I watched my beloved and now extinct Rushden and Diamonds play home and away against a mere 15 years ago.
And yet the only surprise is that I'm surprised! Same starting XI as last year with the exceptions of Dalot for AWB (downgrade - absolutely myth that Dalot crosses a good ball), Elanga for Greenwood (massive downgrade), Ronaldo for Cavani (controversial downgrade) and Sancho for Rashford (only upgrade) .
We have been absolutely pathetic in that first half. Our worst opening 45 under RR.

Downsie53

1.) 15 Feb 2022 21:51:32
Could not care less if elanga is a downgrade footballing wise. Greenwood is a prick and the sooner people stop mentioning his name the better. Crying over a rapist piece of rubbish.


2.) 15 Feb 2022 22:35:38
Won 2-0 downsie.


3.) 15 Feb 2022 23:05:26
No post since full time? I thought we played well 2nd half, first half wasn’t great from either team really, good save from De Gea aside.


4.) 15 Feb 2022 23:23:13
Elanga is a very good talent. I rate him highly.


5.) 15 Feb 2022 23:54:03
Also did we really get battered in the first half? I think they had 3 shots, they played well as they always do but was hardly a battering. Our change of tactics at half time worked well, enjoyed the 2nd half.


6.) 16 Feb 2022 06:20:27
First half apart from Sancho's chance, Brighton dominated us.
Fred loosing the ball constantly contributed to it.

Ronaldo's goal was well taken and settled our nerves. Once Pogba came on, we had better control.
The positive note was we grinded out the win.


7.) 16 Feb 2022 07:37:33
Battered? Hardly. We ground out a decent win with a clean sheet against a side who have and will continue to cause the top sides problems. I’ll take it. Onto the next one.


8.) 16 Feb 2022 08:53:25
Well I’ve seen it all now. The short term reactions have always been there from game to game, now we’ve moved to half to half. What next? Send in a moan when we’re not 2-0 up after 10 minutes in our next game. Absolutely ridiculous.


 

 

 

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23 Jun 2022 19:01:35
I think we’ll still purchase from Ajax, but may need to give them a player or two in exchange: Martial or Bailly perhaps.

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18 Jun 2022 20:09:50
I don’t understand the ‘he doesn’t want to move to just sit on the bench in a World Cup year’ line.

He’d play almost every week for us - either at RB or CB.

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12 Jun 2022 18:53:06
If only.

Would be a massive upgrade.

Not going to happen though.

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11 Jun 2022 19:01:50
Rashford is still a far better player with a higher ceiling than Elanga.

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05 Jun 2022 07:04:58
I’ve said all summer this signing would be a no brainier for me.

Outstanding quality on the ball, set piece delivery and a midfield three of (FDJ? ), Eriksen and Bruno against the bottom half sides where we struggle to break down deep defenses would be excellent. Plus he’s FREE. An absolutely essential signing in my opinion.

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19 Jun 2022 15:43:33
Refreshing.

Can’t remember the last time I saw/ heard anyone with any clout in the club speak with such sincerity, honesty and passion.

He cares. Which is far more than most who run the club, unfortunately.

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11 Jun 2022 09:37:12
Would easily become our best CM since Carrick, who was easily our best CM since Scholes, who was easily our best CM since Robson.

FDJ reminds me a lot of Carrick when he plays in the no.6 role for Holland, but with a little more ball carrying ability to compliment his outstanding distribution.

I still think we need an action-packed destroyer to play alongside him, though.

Frenkie/ Garner
NEW/ Fred
Bruno/ vdBeek

Should be the first choice and rotational options for this coming season, IMO.

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07 Jun 2022 17:29:20
Anyone criticising Carrick is insane. Scholes and Keane aside, our best CM since Robson.

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30 May 2022 13:20:17
Fully agree DLIB.

These players threw RR under the bus when he demanded they run and work hard (how dare he? )

Ken I can only assume you’re like one of these modern day parents who place blame with the teachers rather than the kids for their poor behaviour?

He was brave and strong enough to call out these embarrassing egotistical idiots.

Thank you, Ralf.

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28 May 2022 07:51:42
Whilst all four would be incredible, I think it’s looking more and more likely that Timber will be the only one of those four to actually join.

I think a summer of Timber, Mukiele, Neves and Dembele is more likely currently.

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